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    Queen’s Speech – FMB responds on Net Zero, skills and planning

    From: Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders The Queen’s Speech outlined the building blocks for recovery in the construction sector, but these measures must be targeted at small companies if the Government is...

    The prefect storm: be patient

    From: Richard Gyde, Managing Director, Mila It was six months ago that I first wrote to the press to sound an early warning about the storm brewing in the freight market (http://www.the-glazine.com/?p=1445). Booming demand in the...

    ‘#ICommit – Inspiring The Future’

    From: Stephanie Tague, Head of Building Our Skills Two-weeks into the launch of the Building Our Skills #ICommit – Inspiring the Future campaign, I am overwhelmed with the response but still urge more Fenestration businesses and individuals...

    CAB working with members on Future Homes consultation

    From: Phil Slinger, Chief Executive, Council for Aluminium in Building Since the last change to our legislative window U-values for new homes in Part L in 2013, little has changed, but, that is all set...

    Will 2021 be the year climate takes centre stage?

    From: Carlos Negreira, Building Systems Global Director, exlabesa With the COP26 climate conference and the first stepping-stone on the road to the UK government’s Future Homes Standard, 2021 is likely to be a big year...

    Supply chain security, surcharges and end-user demand

    From: Rob McGlennon, Managing Director, Deceuninck  Supply chain security, surcharges and end-user demand. It’s a heady mix of opportunity and challenge.  COVID-19, Furlough, the Stamp Duty holiday and the plethora of bounce back loans and tax...

    Mandatory trickle vents – an unnecessary cost?

    From: Anthony C Jones, Chairman, National Federation of Glaziers The double glazing market has experienced a surge in demand during the pandemic. Consumers have been spending more time inside, considering how to make their homes more...

    The Shortfalls of the Green Homes Grant Scheme

    From: Victoria Brocklesby, COO, Origin When the UK Government introduced the Green Homes Grant Scheme last September, it was heralded as a revolutionary programme to help homeowners and landlords upgrade their properties with energy-saving features....

    ‘Choosing to Challenge’ for International Women’s Day

    Veka has marked International Women’s Day and its chosen theme for the year ‘Choose to Challenge’ by sharing the thoughts of these women leaders on their roles and the inspiration they have taken throughout their...

    ‘Much for fenestration in Budget’

    From: Martin Nettleton, Managing Director, Euroglaze A £100bn savings mountain and a three-month extension to the stamp duty holiday are the clearest signals yet that we can expect demand in the retail market to continue...