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    Homeowners must prepare for price rises as workloads and material shortages bite – FMB

    Enquiries to local building firms increased at the fastest rate for a decade in the last three months with retrofit and repair outstripping other sectors, according to the latest State of the Trade report...

    We’re back with a bang, say industry big four – and charity pedallers are...

    The G-Awards, the Glazing Summit, Glass Times Race Day and the FIT Show have come together to shout out that they are back with a bang and ready to lead the industry back towards...

    Stay alert on Covid, GGF urges as lockdown eases

    Retailers and installers have been warned not to drop their guard on Covid safety as lockdown restrictions are eased around the UK. Showrooms in England, Scotland and Wales can now open again, with Northern Ireland,...

    Customade says farewell to a friend as David Leng ‘takes a well-earned break’

    Customade Group has added to the news of the departure of David Leng, saying he ‘has decided he needs to take a well-earned break’ but remains a friend of the group and leaves the...

    Euramax buyer MGI acquires Rapid PVC-U Systems

    Modular Group Investments, which earlier this year bought Barnsley-based Euramax, has now acquired Rapid PVCU Systems, a 1,500 frames/week Eurocell fabricator based in nearby Doncaster. The move, along with the Euramax purchase (read story) creates a group...

    STOP PRESS: Thursday April 15: David Leng departs Customade

    It has been announced that David Leng has left the Customade Group after four years as head of the controversial manufacturer and trade counter group. Further statements my be expected soon from the company or...

    Supply problems ‘set to get worse through 2021’

    There was little comfort for companies already suffering supply problems and long lead times this week after a forecast from industry leaders that things are very likely to get worse before they improve. Amid reports...

    Smooth colour leads the way in foiled frame poll

    The choice of smooth coloured foils has beaten woodgrain and coloured grain by a wide margin in a YouGov survey of homeowners’ favourites, while all foils together now score more than half against white...

    CO’s Kane hits out at Scottish Govt for keeping £millions of work in lockdown...

    Conservatory Outlet CEO Greg Kane has called on the Scottish Government to end the lockdown disparity that is keeping millions of pounds of installations on hold. Different Covid regulations around Britain mean that, unlike in...

    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...