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Reasons to be cheerful

Back in January, we were brimming with optimism about what 2020 would hold, but you know what they say: you make plans and people laugh. Even now, with vaccinations starting to come through, there are challenging times ahead. And while the impact on our sector hasn’t been as severe as it could have been, we […]

They say you can’t buy confidence. We disagree.

If you’ve done the right things, made smart choices, ticked all the boxes, you’ll have a feeling of assurance that’s hard to beat. You’ll have confidence in your decision, in the products you’re installing, and crucially, in your supplier. That’s why it’s worth knowing the guarantees that Lancashire Trade Frames offer for our products. We’re […]

Soft-close and Secure: a winning patio door collaboration

At Lancs Trade, we love a challenge, but we also know when to seek help. When the best minds collaborate on a project, results come quicker and original expectations can often be exceeded. That’s what we’ve found with our project: getting PAS23/24 Approval for our Kömmerling patio door. We’re delighted with the result. The door […]

Football’s goal-fest – a lesson or a warning for us all

If you follow football, you will have noticed some dramatic score lines in the Premier League as this new season has begun. Liverpool, last season’s champions conceded seven to Villa, a team that narrowly avoided relegation.  Leicester put five past Man City at the Etihad. A few days later, Spurs scored six at Old Trafford. […]

Finalist in two categories for the NFA’S

    We’re asking because the National Fenestration Awards are the ones where it’s up to you to decide. We’re guessing enough of you must have thought we deserved the recognition, otherwise, we wouldn’t be on the shortlist in the Bifold and Fabricator categories. Thanks to everyone whose nominations got us there. But, you know, a shortlist […]

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 […]