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    Changes confirmed to Building Regs in England

    From: Nick Cooper, technical director, AluK On 15 December, the government confirmed interim changes to Part L of the Building Regs for England, ready for the implementation of the Future Homes and Buildings Standard in...

    And so, this is Christmas?

    From: Rob McGlennon, manging director, Deceuninck Every year it strikes me that it’s a slightly depressing sight. Once vibrant green living things, now brown, dropping their needles and stripped of the tinsel and fairly lights,...

    Environment: Who will drive a programme of change?

    From: Stephen Nadin, managing director, Endurance Doors Over recent weeks climate change has climbed to the top of the social, economic and political agenda through COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference that was held in...

    A year like no other

    From: Huw Williams, commercial director, Tyman UK, parent company of ERA It’s safe to say that this year has created some extremely difficult challenges for the entire window and door industry. Every area of the...

    Prices and margins – get used to the balancing act

    From: Ryan Johnson, managing director, Emplas ‘Omicron’. It’s the latest addition to our vocabulary.  We came out of the high of G-Awards at the end of November, into a return of face masks and growing concern...

    Is the UK window and door industry set for a major slowdown in 2022?

    From : Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior Analyst, Business Pilot: The reaction of markets (and the UK national media) to emergence of Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19, echoes what we’ve seen every time cases of Covid-19...

    “We need to keep our eyes open”

    From: Sam Nuckey, MD, Window Ware Sam was among speakers debating the issues facing the industry at the 2021 Glazing Summit. Here she gives her view on taking part. In our industry, we build relationships as...

    Automation – the only long-term solution to the ongoing skills crisis?

    From Chris Alderson, managing director, Edgetech It’s been looming for decades – but it looks like it’s the painful combination of Brexit and coronavirus that will finally tip Britain’s skills shortage into a full-blown crisis. Back...

    ‘A resilient industry’

    From John Crittenden, managing director, Carl F Groupco I felt compelled to write to you after reading the United Front open letter from nineteen fenestration companies. I’d like to congratulate them on their approach to...

    A radical shift in the supply chain dynamic

    From: David Thornton, Chairman, The Window Company (Contracts) Over the past year, we all know there’s been a fairly radical shift in the supply chain dynamic – and not just when it comes to demand,...