The time has come ladies and gents for me to finally get my backside in gear and announce my second National Average Prices Survey for 2014. Snappy title I know. You can see the first set of results here: https://www.doubleglazingblogger.com/2013/08/national-average-prices-survey/ I did my first survey of this kind in 2013 in an attempt to ascertain what [...]
The poll on the right hand side of this site seems to have plateaued a little bit so this would seem like a good time to shut it down and take stock of the results: Getting To Know You Glass/PVC/Ali/Timber/Steel Systems company 14 17% Supplier 7 9% Installations Company 35 43% Industry bodies i.e. GGF, [...]
Thanks to all who took part in my National Average Prices Survey! Your input helped to establish the average prices of some of our most sold items in our industry and it really did make for some interesting reading! I think the average prices that come out of the data were probably there or thereabouts [...]
Back in May I started a survey which aimed to try and collate enough information to work out the national average price of some of the most popular work done within our industry. I didn't get quite as many responses as I wanted in the end, but I think I have enough now to paint [...]
Firstly thanks to everyone that has already taken a couple of minutes out of their day to answer the survey I launched the other day. There certainly have been some very interesting results in so far. For example, on the composite door price question, there is a gap of £915 between the cheapest composite price [...]
After a plateauing of votes on my Revised Planning Laws poll, I have decided to take it down now. Thanks to all that took part! In all I managed to get 223 votes and this is how they broke down: Question: Revised Planning Laws - Good Or Bad: Total votes cast: 223 Benefit the industry: [...]
So, as you can see on the right hand side, my little poll has drifted past the 200 clicks mark. So thanks to all those that took part! Though this is not a total industry representation and more of a quick snap poll, the clear majority thinks that the proposed changes to the Planning laws [...]
>Everyone is talking about it, so there may as well be a poll gauging whether we all think the introduction of Tesco into the home improvements sector will be a good or bad thing for the industry.Personally, I'm thinking it could potentially be bad for business. If a giant such as Tesco manages to make [...]
>My most recent poll: How Much Should An Average Door Be Sold For? has finished, and the clear winner, and what most people think is that the average door in this industry should be sold for between £800-£1000. The rest of the results are below:These are how the results were split:£400-£600: 12£600-£800: 3£800-£1000: 23£1000+: 5There [...]
>The issue of pricing has become a hot topic in recent weeks, with many saying that we sell our goods and services too cheaply. I've said in a previous post that a good quality 3x3 Victorian conservatory should be selling for around the £10K mark. But this is a big ticket item which isn't selling [...]
>Over the Christmas break my poll on who is the best profiler came to an end, and Synseal was picked as who you think was best. WHS Halo came in second and Spectus came third. It would be interesting to know who people voted for and why. Comments are welcome!
>Last time I did this I was getting systems companies and manufacturers all mixed up. So I'm doing it properly. The simple question I put to you is this: Based on product quality, service, reputation and price, who is the best profiles company?The choices (and there are more this time!):AluplastDeceuninckDuraflexEurocellHL Plastics (Liniar)KBEKommerlingLB PlasticsProfile 22RehauSAPA (aluminium [...]
>In the end, the poll, as the graph shows, was completely off the mark in terms of what the actual result of the election was:Can you imagine if this was the real result!
>At the minute my poll is showing that Labour and the Green Party have recieved the most of the few votes that have been cast. What did get me thinking though is how the double glazing industry would get along with a Green Government.Would they support investment into PVCu recyling? Would they be interested in [...]
>The poll 'Who Makes The Best Window' has finished and WHS Halo and Synseal got the most of the few votes that were cast:Because the poll didn't raise all that many votes, there are too many discrepancies to say that either Halo or Synseal is the industry's favourite. I was wondering to just keep the poll on [...]