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    MGI grows further with Barton acquisition

    Modular Group Investments has made a further inroad into fenestration with the purchase of the entire share capital of Barton Windows, a 35-year-old Lincolnshire-based aluminium fabricator. The move follows its acquisitions earlier this year of...

    Covid, shortages, prices and more – suppliers pen open letter to reassure over industry’s...

    Nineteen major fenestration suppliers have joined together to spell out to the impact of Covid and subsequent supply chain, energy and staffing issues in an open letter calling for a united front of solidarity...

    Yale and Mila come together with Assa Abloy/ Arran Isle acquisition

    Assa Abloy, best known in the UK for its Yale and Union brands, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arran Isle, owner of Mila and Carlisle Brass. A statement from Arran Isle says Mila...

    GGF acquisition hails return of Palmer Reports

    Palmer Market Research with its influential Palmer Reports is to make a return after five years’ absence following the acquisition of the brand and other assets by the Glass & Glazing Federation. The reports ceased...

    Victorian Sliders aims to double capacity with £14m BGF investment deal

    Growth capital investor BGF has announced a £14million investment in Victorian Sliders that will enable the manufacturer it to double its production capacity as well as develop its recycling facility. The move will give BGF a...

    Freight shortages add to cost and supply woes – Markit

    Transport and freight shortages are beginning to bite, putting further pressure on already stretched materials supply problems, according to the latest IHS Markit report. This resulted in input cost inflation accelerating to the second fastest...

    Strong H1 sales and profit for Eurocell

    Eurocell has posted half-year sales almost 25% up on pre-pandemic 2019, with profit up nearly 40% in the same period, with optimism of a growing market share. Using the two-year comparison to bypass the distortions...

    Survey reveals minimal impact of energy ratings on house prices

    Homebuyers can expect to pay as little as 1.7% more for a house with A or B Energy Performance Certificates against a D-rated property and might only pay 3.5% less for one that is...

    Govt allocates £8.6bn for affordable homes plan

    The government has today (Aug 31) announced an allocation of £8.6billion to create nearly 200,000 new affordable homes across England in an initiative it describes as ‘part of the largest single investment in affordable...

    Scots leaders meet to tackle supply chain issues

    The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum is calling on manufacturers to come together to find ways to ease the supply chain crisis. It is urging business leaders to join in an interactive webinar next week led...