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    Double blow for industry calendar as both Glasstec and GM fundraiser knocked back again

    Two of the high-points in the glazing industry year have fallen victim to lockdown doldrums with the announcements this week that both Glasstec and the GM Fundraising Peak, Paddle, Pedal marathon will be postponed...

    BFRC and Fensa go to govt over planned Building Regs changes

    The BFRC and Fensa are to meet government officials to air the industry’s grievances over changes to energy efficiency and trickle vent specification in proposed changes to Building Regulations. The bodies together with the GGF...

    Endurance Doors owner Rocal Group acquired by MBO

    Rocal Group, which includes Endurance Doors as well as Rocal Extrusions, Rocal Foiling, Rocal Insulating Panels, Rocal Indoor and Rocal SIPs, has been acquired from previous owners James and Sandra Longley by its existing...

    Brisant and BGF agree ‘milestone’ capital investment

    Brisant-Secure and growth capital investor BGF have signed a ‘milestone’ investment agreement that it says will secure its long-term growth plans and enable it to develop further innovations and opportunities. Brisant partners Nick Dutton and...

    Budget and Stamp Duty holiday set to support further market buoyancy – Business Pilot...

    The market for windows and doors remained buoyant last month with sale activity up 10% on January, which itself recorded a 34% increase on December, according to the latest Business Pilot Barometer. This does show...

    GGF sets out ‘best case’ plan for five nations’ post-lockdown recovery

    The GGF has compiled a detailed ‘best case scenario’ for each of the four nations of the UK plus the Republic of Ireland, mapping out the advice at each stage of the gradual return...

    Chancellor urged to cut VAT on RMI for growth and jobs

    A five-year VAT cut on home improvement work from 20% to 5% would generate an economic stimulus worth £51 billion and create 345,000 new jobs, according to new research published this week by the Federation of...

    Colour and finish clinch it for 75% of homeowners – survey

    Colour and finish continue to grow in significance as drivers in consumers’ choice of windows, with a new independent survey showing 75% of homeowners see them as key factors in determining their purchasing decisions. Security,...

    Façades four merge to form £100m Clarison Group

    Four major players in the UK and Irish façade and architectural glazing sectors, Alucraft, Alucraft Systems Ltd, Williaam Cox and EAG, today announced they have come together to form the £100million Clarison Group. The Clarison...

    Ultrframe ready to unveil Garden Rooms

    Ultraframe is set to announce a major product diversification with the imminent release of a range of Garden Rooms in response to ‘an explosion in demand’. Proposed designs and variations are still under wraps but...