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    No jab, no job?

    From: David Thornton, Chairman, The Window Company (Contracts) Charlie Mullins from Pimlico Plumbers might just have been chasing publicity again when he announced that he would be imposing a ‘No jab no job’ rule on...

    Avoid ‘feast or famine’ with looser lead times

    Giovanni Laporta, Inventor and Innovator at Smart Ready The fenestration industry has seen an enormous increase in sales over the last 9 months and I believe this places the industry in a strong position to...

    The end of the one-stop shop

    Andy Jones, Group Managing Director, Victorian Sliders Even when everyone in Britain has been vaccinated, and the worst of the coronavirus crisis is behind us, I suspect we’ll still find that some things have changed...

    Open, but at what cost?

    From David Thornton, Chair, The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd In the simplest terms, our business is measuring an aperture, ordering a window or door and fitting it. Add on selling it and getting paid to the beginning...

    Clarification on in-home sales

    Jon Vanstone, Chair, Certass Trade Association Following numerous discussions with Government departments, we have had confirmation on an amendment to the position around selling in the home. This amendment confirms that sales appointments may take place...

    Anthony C Jones FIAM FInstSMM, Chairman, National Federation of Glaziers

    I share with you in these challenging times the following advice given to our members which will be useful for the glazing industry generally: As manufacturing times extend this is becoming an important issue. Covid 19...

    Dear Father Christmas

    From: David Thornton, Chair, The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd Everyone at The Window Company (Contracts) has been very good this year. We’ve looked after each other and our neighbours, even in the toughest of times....

    ‘The government has listened on Infrastructure Strategy’

    From: Professor Noble Francis, economics director, Construction Products Association, in response to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of the Spending Review 2020 As expected, the focus of this Spending Review has primarily been on aiding the...

    ‘A perfect storm brewing’

    From: Richard Gyde, Managing Director, Mila Even without the Coronavirus pandemic, this is peak season when it comes to importing freight from Asia. Black Friday, Thanksgiving and Christmas combine to drive huge spikes in demand,...

    The sincerest form of flattery?

    From: Guy Hubble, RegaLead Ltd They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but what value does copycatting bring to the glazing market? I ask because we’ve recently noticed an increase in the number...