Apply For One Of Five Free Virtual Showroom Tours Courtesy Of The NFAs, Fenestration Digital And Morley Glass

In an effort to help installers adapt to the new normal as the industry begins it’s toughest ever fight, Morley Glass has teamed up with the National Fenestration Awards and Fenestration Digital to give away five free virtual showrooms! In an age where social distancing is going to change how we all do business, [...]

By |2020-05-06T11:46:19+01:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

New ‘Wonder’ Technology Makes It Easy For Installers To Sell And Homeowners To Buy

This is a press release by Tommy Trinder Ltd has launched its new Framepoint Technology® so installers can sell with a ‘Wow’. Designed by installers for installers, it makes it easy to sell all types of windows and doors – regardless of manufacturer and material – via an interface that’s as simple as [...]

By |2020-03-05T22:53:11+00:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: technology|

Business Micros Acquires The Consultancy And The Glazing Vault

Its not often the world of tech and fenestration come together in the mergers and acquisitions arena but today is that day, with the announcement that Business Micros have acquired Echo Digital Media (EDM), better known as The Consultancy and The Glazing Vault. "Exciting Acquisition" This was the announcement made on the Glazing Vault [...]

By |2020-02-06T22:01:59+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Is Smart Window And Door Tech Genuinely Breaking Through?

Smart tech is almost fully embedded in much of our daily lives now. You can ask Alexa to turn the radio on, switch the lights off and unlock the door. Your fridge can play TV shows and tell you what meals to have. Cars are becoming self-driving. What a world. Our industry is playing [...]

By |2020-01-12T21:01:39+00:00January 12th, 2020|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Ultion’s SMART Lock Tops Esquire’s Tech List

Products from the window and door industry rarely make their way into the mainstream. We're just not one of those industries where our products really reach the daily lives of people. However, on the odd occasion they do. Composite doors are perhaps the most obvious one to point out. Most home owners who walk [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:14:57+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Glazerite Is At The Forefront Of The Smart Home Movement

This is a sponsored article by Brisant Secure The Ultion lock has been fitted as standard for many years by The Glazerite UK Group Ltd, offering homeowners safe, secure doors that stop burglars entering their homes. The pressure for door manufacturers to enter the smart home market has been vast, with homeowners wanting the [...]

By |2019-09-20T15:37:24+01:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Brisant Secure, technology|

Apple’s iOS13 Will Crash Yale’s Conexis® Lock App

I have a long held belief that when it comes to smart door tech, no matter the product, there should always be some kind of manual override. Usually a key operated version. Most smart door locks come with such an override. Because, with the best will in the world, electronics can fail at times, [...]

By |2019-09-19T21:29:16+01:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Smart Window & Door Tech Will Only Be A Success If Its Easy To Use

This year has seen a lot of smart window and door tech launched, most of it at the FIT Show. Whilst there have been products out there in the market for a while now, its been sporadic and with mixed results. Now, we are spoiled for choice. We have Kubu by Avantis, Brisant Secure's [...]

By |2019-09-10T13:53:43+01:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

DGB Joins Instagram!

I've done it. I've finally given in and decided to create a DGB Instagram account. There is much I don't like about social media, and the insane vanity it has brought to the world. But, I have been told that there is a rather large glazing industry community on there, so it seems foolish [...]

By |2019-06-18T23:17:55+01:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

43% Believe The Fenestration Industry Is Ready For Smart Tech

Another week and another DGB poll has ended, this time with results that I would say are less than conclusive. At the start of last week I asked the industry whether it thought it was ready for smart window and door technology. After the FIT Show this was one of my big themes that [...]

By |2019-06-10T22:35:01+01:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

NSG Group And Ubiquitous Energy To Jointly Develop Transparent Solar Windows

This article was originally published on the Ubiquitous Energy website Redwood City, CA – NSG Group (Nippon Sheet Glass, Co. Ltd. ), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the architectural, automotive and technical glass sectors, has announced a joint development agreement between its subsidiary and Ubiquitous Energy, a leader in transparent [...]

By |2019-06-05T22:44:26+01:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Is The Fenestration Industry Ready For Smart Window And Door Tech?

One of the big takeaways from the FIT Show this year was that smart window and door tech is really starting to take root in the sector now. Brisant Secure launched their Ultion SMART door cylinder. Smart Ready had their product displayed across a number of stands and products, as well as their own. [...]

By |2019-06-03T22:29:15+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Yale Had Smart Lock Problems At The Weekend

Technology is a great thing is it not? It's allowing you to read this via your phone, tablet or laptop. You can order groceries to your door at a specific time and day. You can purchase almost any product online. You can chat to people around the world in real-time. It has made our [...]

By |2018-10-15T23:31:15+01:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: 700, double glazing industry, technology|

SageGlass Connects It’s Dynamic Glass To Amazon’s Echo

"Alexa, dim the glass". Some of you will know who SageGlass is. For those who don't, they are a US-based arm of Saint-Gobain whose marquee product is their electrochromic dynamic glass that can tint on command. Here it is in action: It is widely used in medical facilities and office buildings in [...]

By |2018-05-03T22:14:05+01:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

How Software Is Changing The Window Industry

As an industry we're in the midst of massive change and overhaul. Products of old are slowly being phased out. Better, more advanced products are taking their place. You only need to look to the rise of aluminium, the transformation of PVCu profiles, the endless ranges of architectural hardware. The industry has gone through [...]

By |2018-04-17T22:02:41+01:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Would You Stop Using Facebook?

There has been much in the news these past couple of weeks about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and their misuse of personal data affecting at least 87m people around the world. Around one million Brits have been affected. The majority of others were in the US. To many, this probably won't have come as a [...]

By |2018-04-12T20:53:43+01:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|
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