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    Is our long-distance love affair over?

    From : Dave Broxton, Managing Director, Bohle It would be easy to dismiss the unfolding drama in the Red Sea as an unfortunate episode if it were not for the experiences we shared in the...

    An early warning

    From: Richard Gyde, MD, Mila Post COVID and post Ukraine invasion, the global hardware sector had just been getting used to a period of relative stability when it comes to logistics and freight costs.  However, that...

    Triple glazing – has its time come?

    From: Chris Alderson, managing director, Edgetech When it first appeared, triple glazing was presented as the future. Many thought its rise was inevitable.  But over the last twenty years, that hasn’t happened. The big shift from...

    Will house prices drag home improvement down with them?

    From: Rob McGlennon, managing director, Deceuninck House prices and home improvements have historically been closely linked. Many improvements to the home are made to increase the saleability of the property, and with house prices predicted...

    Cause for optimism amid Yo-Yo wage pattern?

    From: Charlie Carlton, digital director, IronmongeryDirect  It’s been a volatile few years for the construction industry, and while new earnings data released by the Office for National Statistics today (November 14) certainly reflects this, there...

    Safestyle Report should be a warning

    From: Andrew Scott, CEO, Insight Data On 27th September Safestyle PLC published its half-year results to 2nd July 2023. Despite an upbeat narrative the results highlighted a worrying position not only for Safestyle, but the...

    UK Windows and Doors Group: a statement from Veka plc

    From Neil Evans, managing director Last week, we were made aware that the current owners/backers of UK Windows and Doors Group (UKWDG) were not prepared to continue to provide funding and, as such, should a...

    Burglary stats make the case for 3-Star security

    From: Strafford Cooke, technical director, Mila The personal finance website NimbleFins has done some really interesting analysis of the domestic burglary statistics contained within the most recent annual Crime Survey for England and Wales. And...

    Need for more vigilance if fire door national classification goes

    From: Henry Rowden, technical manager, Vanquish hardware Protection. The proposal for the removal of the national classifications, including BS 476:22, for fire doors from Approved Document B, will have significant implications on fire door testing...

    Are seasons returning to sales?

    From: Mark Atkinson, Sales Director, Hurst Doors I saw a lot of colleagues from right across the industry at the start of this month .  Among those I spoke to, there was a general sense of...