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We’d like to tell you about our complete window and door product range, our PVC-U and aluminium fabrication, our practical approach, our skills, our high standards and awards. We’d like to tell you why we choose the best systems, how we help you to select and sell composites and the partnerships we have with the […]

Supply, demand and a sense of value

A perfect storm? As an industry, fenestration isn’t alone in currently experiencing supply problems. We’re not alone in having issues meeting demand either. The question is, could we have done more to manage the situation? The disruption wreaked on both national and international supply chains by COVID-19 wasn’t something anyone was prepared for. Even those […]

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 […]