Onsite 7 Job Management Software Proving Its Worth With Installers

This is a sponsored article by Onsite 7: Onsite 7, the job management software designed for the trade by the trade has been gaining plaudits with installers due to the numerous benefits it can deliver to businesses. Justin Grafton-Holt, Managing Director of B&P Windows in Wakefield recently signed up to Onsite 7 and says: [...]

By |2021-05-20T16:45:51+01:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: Onsite 7, technology|

There Is A Tech Race In UK Fenestration

Whether you have realised it or not, technology is now running the fenestration sector. Social media plays a central role in almost every company. Email, chat apps and Teams/Zoom are the main ways we communicate with each other and with the public. Video is a rapidly growing part of the marketing landscape in this [...]

By |2021-05-08T12:13:01+01:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Compusoft To Aquire First Degree Systems

This is a statement from First Degree Systems: Compusoft Group, a leading global visual CPQ provider, today announced an agreement to acquire First Degree Systems (FDS). The acquisition of First Degree Systems, the leading UK provider of software solutions for the window and door industry, will add to the previous acquisition of Soft Tech [...]

By |2021-04-21T15:44:26+01:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: business, technology|

Guest Post: Times, They Are A Changing!

This is a guest post from Alan Burgess, Chairman of Masterframe: Someone once said the world has changed more in the last 400yrs than the previous 4,000yrs, more in the last 40yr than the previous 400yrs, they would surely agree that its changed more in the last 4 months than the past 4 yrs [...]

By |2020-07-23T22:17:57+01:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Three Quarters Of Our Business Is Now Done Digitally

During lockdown, many businesses in our sector, including ours, made rapid changes to digitally transform their businesses to allow them to function whilst most of us worked from home. Especially in the installer part of our market. Five weeks since reopening I am happy to say that many of the changes we have made [...]

By |2020-06-25T23:55:52+01:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Brisant Launch Trade Facebook Page

This is a sponsored article by Brisant Secure: Brisant-Secure is all about making it easy for locksmiths to sell locks and door installers to sell doors. Each and every one of these businesses has a story to tell or expertise to share, and that’s why the company has launched their trade Facebook page. We’re [...]

By |2020-06-15T16:14:36+01:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Brisant Secure, technology|

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|
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