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Green Homes: Has the Government missed a trick?

I will admit to being disappointed that the Government’s Green Homes Grant offers very limited opportunities for the glazing industry. I’ll go on to explain why I think they’ve missed a trick, but I do understand that the scheme is designed to support the move to carbon-neutral homes and if there’s sufficient take-up, it will […]

A new meaning of home brings positivity for the industry

In the last six months the economy has taken a big hit. Uncertainty in business. Rules changing on a daily basis. Industries learning to adapt. As a large-scale fabricator, we’re no different. We’ve seen the impact of COVID-19 on our supply chain, with longer lead times and installers having to take extra precautions when fitting […]

A double dose of good news, just when we need it

The thing about the Coronavirus outbreak, is that nobody quite knows how bad it’ll get, or who’ll be affected worse by it. And not just the virus itself that’s damaging, but the knock-on effects it has on businesses. So it was reassuring to see yesterday’s two big financial announcements. First it was the Bank of […]

“The aluminium market won’t be rushed” Mark Rowland, MD

The title of this piece is something I said a few days ago, and I stand by it, despite many who have been quoting figures to me of the growth rates in aluminium glazing. This market is moving at its own steady pace. Don’t get me wrong, I accept those growth rates. I agree wholeheartedly […]

Let’s big up the best

We believe that installers don’t get enough credit for the work they do. You work in all weathers, swiftly and with skill. You’re qualified, diligent, responsible and brilliant at problem solving. You make people’s homes warmer, safer, more secure and weatherproof. You transform the look and feel of all sizes of property, from the humblest […]

The trouble with trends

I watched a documentary recently about the throwaway nature of the fashion industry. Cheap clothes, discarded long before they’re worn out, are costing the planet, but the market seems to be driven by unstoppable forces. To be in vogue is everything. It’s not just clothing, no industry is immune to constantly changing fashion. Remember the […]

Doing our best every day, not just for the award’s season

We’ve just heard that we’re a finalist in the G19 Fabricator of the Year Awards and, naturally, we’re delighted. We’re hoping to go one better and scoop the title at the end of November. It would be a high point on which to finish the year, a ringing endorsement of everything we’ve done, and a […]

True value: Reap the benefits of PVC-U panel doors

Long after composite doors arrived on the scene, PVC-U panel doors remain popular. Their advantages are still delivering. They’re affordable, they need barely any maintenance and they’re tough, energy-efficient, secure and durable. A great long-life product at a great price Ask any homeowner with a PVC-U door installed why they’ve not moved onto a composite […]