half way round-up
They think its all over! The Druids take up their position, next week the days will be getting shorter an indication that 50% of the year gone.
A general air of confidence persists especially with those that do their own thing. They are up on predictions. Sales and profits are going hand in hand with expectations.
The real winners here are the innovators, those that read the market and then tap into it with the possible. Colour wins, the reinterpretation of the flush sash wins, and those that reminded us of aluminium have found a sweat spot.
Masco: We have determined that pursuing the sale of the UK Window Group is the most appropriate path forward to accomplish value creation. . Keith Allman, Mascos president and CEO. The UK Window Group manufactures and sells windows, composite doors, related products and components under several brand names, including Duraflex, Griffin, Premier, Phoenix Doors and Evolution. ... more »
HEGLA Bystronic Partnership: In a market that constantly fluctuates we want to ensure that customers can feel reassured. Currently we now run 2 sealed unit lines which allows us to manufacture in excess of 7000 domestic sealed units per week. Today, people invest is guaranteed quality and for me that can only come with HEGLA and Bystronic glass equipment. continues Eric Falisi, managing director Vetroseal.
Epwin Window Systems: The Stellar fully-flush window offers a true flush sash indoors and out with no stepped frame. And with its market-leading slim sightlines and thicker cill to replicate timber, it takes aluminium window aesthetics to a whole new level. Commented Gerald Allen, marketing manager.
Promat: With three decades behind it, SYSTEMGLAS® has proved itself in the market as a trusted solution for passive fire protection.says Ian Cowley, Regional Director (UK and Scandinavia)
Steel Windows Association: This was a detailed conversion project for a private client. As it involved a listed building, we not only wanted to keep faith with the steel windows in the main elevations, but also replaced the timber framed fenestration around the courtyard using W20 steel frames.commented Mr Jon Sayers the architect who led the project for GWH Architects,
Senior Architectural Services: The new Ali FOLD HD door is, like all other products within Seniors extensive range of aluminium fenestration solutions, available in a choice of colours and finishes thanks to the company’s state of the art in-house powder coating facility.
Sidey Ltd: Its the attention to detail that makes the garden room so special. Along with innovative SIPS panels that help to provide insulation, weather and fire resistance, the Wizard’s House includes wood that was reprocessed from trees that had fallen within the grounds in the 2012 storm. Marti McVey, who built the garden room
Timberweld: the main benefit of Timberweld is ease of manufacture and speed of installation. It eliminates production problems and is extremely cost effective when you scale up. Our manufacturing output has increased by approximately 30% using Timberweld.comments Robert Wallis, Managing Director of Window Tech Trade.
REHAU: We have already become established as a trustworthy firm and aim to provide the very highest quality of customer service. This project highlights how closely we work with our customers to provide just what they need.added Scott Jeffrey, Director at Re:Place Windows.
Missed the budget already?
A budget is a measure of a strategy
Setting annual sales objectives is a crucial part of any company's forecasting and hence the budgeting process but in our experience this sales forecasting process is often misunderstood as indeed is the whole budgeting exercise. A budget is a measure of a strategy - in other words the strategy comes first and the budget is a numerical expression of what we expect the results of executing that strategy to be. Often the process is less strategic and simply is a guess at "what happens if we carry on as before" - a starting point to be sure but when the answer from this 'do nothing different' budget does not meet the shareholders objectives then managers alter the numbers and don't alter the strategy or execution that results in those numbers.
Managers alter the numbers and don't alter the strategy that results in those numbers.