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Solar Powered W Smart Provides Hassle-Free Motorised Shading Solution For Low Energy Homes

Sponsored news from Morley Glass: The Uni-Blinds® W Smart integral blind system from Morley Glass is enabling homeowners to benefit from the convenience of a motorised shading and privacy solution for their windows and doors without adding to their electricity use. Using power generated from a small photovoltaic panel mounted on the exterior frame [...]

By |2022-09-20T11:40:29+01:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Glass, Morley Glass|

Glass Could Be About To Get Even More Expensive

Just as other parts of the fenestration supply chain begin to bed in some stability, we are still seeing volatile conditions in the glass part of our market, with multiple warnings that the cost of glass is going to rise further in the coming months. Inflation looks like it’s here to stay for a [...]

By |2022-09-07T22:28:39+01:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, Glass|

Black Is The New Black With New Uni-Blinds® Colour Option

Sponsored news from Morley Glass: Morley Glass has added a new black option for its Venetian Uni-Blinds® integral blinds range to provide the perfect solution in darker coloured frames, especially popular anthracite grey windows and doors. The new blind system, which as with all Uni-Blinds® is custom-made to fit precisely within the cavity of [...]

By |2022-08-18T13:49:52+01:00August 18th, 2022|Categories: Glass, Morley Glass|

Review: W Smart System Uni-Blinds® By Morley Glass

Around this time last year, I had a set of Decalu88 aluminium bi-folding doors installed at my home, with W Smart System Uni-Blinds kindly provided by Morley Glass. After a year of using the W Smart System, this is what I think of them. W Smart System: simple automation Whenever it comes to “smart” [...]

By |2022-06-08T21:13:27+01:00June 8th, 2022|Categories: Glass, Morley Glass|

‘Incredible Response’ To Latest Uni-Blinds® Systems At 2022 FIT Show

This is sponsored news from Morley Glass: The 2022 FIT Show proved to be a tremendous success for Uni-Blinds® integral blind systems manufacturer Morley Glass, with an incredible response from the industry to its range and, in particular, it's newly launched systems, according to managing director Ian Short. The company’s largest-ever FIT Show stand [...]

By |2022-05-20T13:58:23+01:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Glass, Morley Glass|

Saint-Gobain Achieves The First Zero-Carbon Production Of Flat Glass In The World

The race to produce glass with as little impact on the planet as possible continues to heat up, with the announcement that Saint-Gobain has become the first in the world to achieve zero-carbon production of flat glass. This follows in the wake of the news from Pilkington that they were the first to burn [...]

By |2022-05-18T17:07:12+01:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Clayton Glass Sign Deal To Purchase Two Insulating Glass Unit Facilities

Fenestration industry M&A activity gears up again in the glass sector as Clayton Glass announce they have done a deal with Saint-Gobain to purchase two manufacturing facilities. One in Scotland and one in England. This is the statement provided by the company: Clayton Glass can today announce the exchange of contracts in a deal [...]

By |2022-05-18T10:56:16+01:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Guardian Glass Seeking Ways To Exit Russian Facilities

The war in Ukraine continues to cause heartbreaking death and destruction across the country. It is also causing mayhem and disruption for businesses of all kinds across a variety of different sectors. Fenestration is not immune from that disruption. Since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, a number of companies in the fenestration space [...]

By |2022-04-27T21:10:48+01:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass, Ukraine Crisis|

Pilkington First To Fire Furnace On 100% Biofuel

This is quite a major moment for glass production in the UK. Pilkington has become the first glass company in the world to fire a furnace on 100% biofuel. Considering the vast amount of energy to keep these machines running at all times, to be able to now demonstrate that this process can now [...]

By |2022-04-25T21:56:42+01:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, Glass|

Glass Energy Surcharge Reduces In March

Finally, a slight reprieve in the relentless surge of price increases that have hit the UK fenestration sector for the best part of two years! glass energy surcharges are to reduce slightly in March. So although that is not a complete removal, it's the first time in a long time where we have seen [...]

By |2022-02-25T13:27:49+00:00February 24th, 2022|Categories: Glass|

Morley Glass Boosts Uni-Blinds Manufacturing Capacity As Integral Blind Demand Jumps 46%

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass: Morley Glass has invested more than £750,000 to increase its capacity for manufacturing its UK market-leading Uni-Blinds range of integrated window and door blinds by a further 50%. The investment comes in a year when Morley Glass has produced record volumes of Uni-Blinds, up 46% versus [...]

By |2022-02-09T11:27:47+00:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: Glass, Morley Glass|

Fenestration Leaders Interviews: Ian Short, MD Of Morley Glass

DGB is launching a special series of written interviews with some of the sector's key leaders and innovators. MD's and CEO's from all parts of the fenestration supply chain will be taking part in what I hope will be a series of insightful interviews. Each leader will be asked the same questions, where we [...]

By |2022-01-31T16:57:47+00:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Glass Shortages Could End This Year

Glass shortages were a major problem for the fenestration sector last year. Of course, much of the entire supply chain was under immense pressure and 2021 was littered with shortages of all sorts of products, from PVCu profile, hardware, decorative glass, spacer bars and more. Seemingly, nothing was spared. However, I feel like hope [...]

By |2022-01-23T23:02:00+00:00January 23rd, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Calls For Help As Pilkington Energy Bills Rise To £8m Per Month

As we sift through the conveyor belt of crazy news headlines, the major issue that is affecting all of us is the cost of living and the energy crisis. Whether you are a homeowner or a business, you cannot have escaped the fact that keeping your lights on, your rooms warm and the factories [...]

By |2022-01-13T23:08:53+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, Glass|

Saint-Gobain Completes Eggborough Float Line Upgrades

In positive news for UK fenestration, Saint-Gobain has announced that their project to upgrade their float line facility at Eggborough is now complete. They have released an article on their website in the last few weeks reporting on the completion of the float line upgrades, alongside a video. Here is what their statement says: [...]

By |2021-12-05T22:34:04+00:00December 5th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Latest Plimsoll Report Fires Warning On UK Glass Production

A worrying new report from Plimsoll, a global research and analysis business, has published a new report which says that there is significant trouble ahead for UK glass production. This warning comes on the back of sustained problems with glass supply in the UK, and a backdrop of supply chain problems that have affected [...]

By |2021-11-02T09:49:34+00:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|
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