BFRC Issue Warning Over “A Rated Glass”

You may have seen since WERs were introduced literature and adverts that say "A rated glass" somewhere on them. Well, the BFRC has issued a warning today to explain that this in fact is not allowed, and that companies found to be advertising glass as A rated could face a hefty fine. Window, not glass [...]

By |2015-03-17T23:17:45+00:00March 17th, 2015|Categories: BFRC, double glazing industry, Energy efficiency|

The Future Of The ‘A’ Rating

I have recently bought a fridge. You may wonder what that has to do with double glazing, but hear me out. Once the delivery men had dropped my new fridge freezer off, they left the usual bits of paperwork and what not, but they also left me a certificate which showed me the energy efficiency [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:12+01:00December 5th, 2013|Categories: Energy efficiency|

U Over WER

In a recent piece I wrote for Glass Times this month, I brought up the subject of U-Values. I do believe that in 2014 U-Values will become a more legitimate sales tool for the industry to the general public. U-Values are becoming more and more mentioned in general conversation within the industry and over the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:13+01:00November 26th, 2013|Categories: Energy efficiency|

1% Of The Sahara Could Power The World

I was told about this by my brother the other day. Have a read, definitely an eye brow raiser: Solar power is an exciting source of renewable energy, but has so far mostly been used to power little things like homes, cars and small villages. But what if solar energy was used on a scale that would power the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:14+01:00October 12th, 2013|Categories: Energy efficiency|

Do It Like The Polish

The UK has a large Polish community, and they are known for being hard workers and good at what they do. But what I didn't know until @ogle13 told was how much better their attitude is towards lowering U-Values! He explained that every two years the minimum U-Value for their equivalent of their Building Regulations [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:14+01:00October 7th, 2013|Categories: building regs, Energy efficiency|

Ed’s Energy Election

Who would have thought it? Ed Miliband actually created some headlines on Tuesday! Didn't think he had it in him, but there we go, we can all be wrong! He made headlines because he promised that if Labour won the next General Election he would freeze energy prices until the start of 2017. He also [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:14+01:00September 25th, 2013|Categories: Energy efficiency|

Another Letter From Ed Balls

Remember when I sent MP Ed Balls an email, campaigning to make sure windows were installed as part of the Green Deal, as well as trying to push for 5% VAT for energy efficient windows? Well if not, you can read his response to that first email here: https://www.doubleglazingblogger.com/2012/07/letter-from-ed-balls/ Today I received another letter from Mr [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:15+01:00August 27th, 2013|Categories: Energy efficiency, Government|

VEKA Announces Massive Carbon Saving

Off all the systems companies articles that get pushed out on a regular basis, I have highlighted this one as an important one. Important because the world and it's ever growing population has a very pressing need to become far more energy efficient than it is now, and more specifically our industry has to as [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:19+01:00April 27th, 2013|Categories: Energy efficiency, recycling|

The New Energy Bill. We’re Paying For It!

So, we all get hit by price hikes by all the energy companies last month, then the Government's new energy bill will add an extra £95 on top by 2020. That's about a 7% increase. So what exactly is this new Energy Bill? It's the Government's new flagship bill that has been two whole years [...]

By |2013-06-06T12:24:00+01:00December 7th, 2012|Categories: Energy efficiency|

The Winners During Recession

The last 5 years in this industry has been tough. Probably the toughest time the industry has ever had to face. Thousands of companies have closed their doors, thousands have lost their jobs and many tens of thousands of customers have been left with worthless guarantees...unless they have been underwritten of course! But despite this, [...]

By |2013-06-09T13:18:13+01:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: double glazing industry, Energy efficiency|

Rising Energy Bills. Time For New Windows

Experts have warned that the country’s already hard-hit homes will see their energy bills rise, and insulation such as double glazed units could be the only way to make a saving.  Energy bills will be hit with further charges as the Government pursues its clean energy agenda in a bid to slash carbon emissions and [...]

By |2012-06-25T21:21:12+01:00June 25th, 2012|Categories: Energy efficiency|

>Open Letter to FENSA

> Dear FENSA As you are probably aware, the discussion on Twitter and my blog today has been about the illegality of windows with uni-blinds/integral blinds as according to a FENSA inspector yesterday, they don't meet the correct energy requirements. The subject came up yesterday as the company I work for had one of our [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:37+01:00January 24th, 2012|Categories: Energy efficiency, energy rated windows, FENSA, open letter|
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