Bohle: "We know that when it comes to handling and manually positioning glass, comfort and usability are important, but having 100% trust in the equipment you are using is paramount." commented: Dave Broxton, managing director.
Window Widgets: "Window Widgets are a long-standing business partner for us, and their product design philosophy fully supports the way in which we work with our vertical sliding sash window range." Commented, Mike Bygrave, sales and marketing director of Roseview.
Abcell: "By having such a large variety of products on offer, we're simplifying supply and making life on site easier for installers, with windows, doors and glazed extension products available all in one place, as well as lots of marketing support to help installers sell Truedor composite doors." says Neville Gleed, operation director.
Aluplast: “ "Demand has been exceptionally high over the last two years and sales of coloured product in particular have been a major driver for growth. The scale of our manufacturing capacity has enabled us to maintain our lines of supply, despite shortages of raw materials in the marketplace, and although we have introduced extended lead times on bespoke colours, our standard foil options are still available off the shelf." said Ian Cocken, Director of Sales and Marketing.
Garnalex: "Aluminium is the ideal material for bi-fold doors as it's inherently strong and looks fantastic. Our technical experts injected innovation at every level, and because we started from a clean slate we avoided legacy design restrictions." CEO, says Roger Hartshorn.
Endurance Doors: "The Avantal product is a next generation platform for composite doors, using the latest door skin technologies, along with several other technical product advancements. It's got all the looks and feel of aluminium inside and out, with a far more accessible price point and importantly with a perfectly matching outer frame." enthused Stephen Nadin, managing director.
Open letter Could your business get through another 2021 in 2022
Rob McGlennon, Managing Director, Deceuninck
We knew the road back from COVID and Lockdown would be bumpy but the challenges we and the window and door industry have contended with in the past year, have far exceeded our expectations
It's been incredibly tough, everyone's expended a massive amount of energy, and people are tired, if not exhausted. Trying to manage suppliers, customers, and exponential growth in demand has been challenging in the extreme.
We're now in the tail-end of this year and are no doubt looking forward to a better year ahead. It is, however, worth noting that some of the challenges that we have seen in the last year are likely to be with us for some time to come.…»
Have homeowners fixed everything yet
Mike Parczuk, Managing Director, Sternfenster
I'm going to start by saying that things still look pretty good. Our customers are busy (probably if we're honest, still a little too busy), and the housing market remains strong, with house price growth, according to the Nationwide, up 2.1% and 11% annually.
That's important because we know confidence and activity in the housing market drives investment in home improvement.
There's a growing consensus that the Stamp Duty holiday, other than costing the taxpayer £4.7bn in lost tax revenues, didn’t artificially inflate the housing market after all.…»
Certass letter questioning the GGF s use of FENSA data to create the latest report
Jason Clemmit - Managing Director, Certass
The recent industry news that GGF Group has collated data from its knowledge hub into a 'Glazing Market Knowledge Report' and is charging for copies may well rightly raise some alarm bells with local SME Installers. When your data becomes a product, that is either distributed as a member benefit or sold for a profit, the key questions are - who benefits and who loses?
Obviously, the first beneficiary will be the party selling or sharing that information. Then there are the companies being given or purchasing the information, who can potentially use it to gain a commercial advantage.…»