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    “Why does the market need to be re-educated to accept longer lead times”

    From: Martin Nettleton, Managing Director, Euroglaze I may be a lone voice, but, having spent so many years building Euroglaze into one of the most efficient fabricators in the UK, I’m struggling to understand why...

    From: Giovanni Laporta, inventor and innovator of Smart Ready®

    It’s fantastic to see more and more fabricators and installers beginning to promote their Smart offering as they realise its potential as our industry’s next big opportunity. But in light of some recent trademark...

    From: Gary Morton, Boing Boing Group

    Once, there was a real stigma attached to going bankrupt – and as a society, it’s good we’ve become a little more compassionate. Sometimes, businesses fail through no direct fault of the people that own...

    A different kind of crisis

    From: Andrew Scott, MD, Purplex Demand is what we all crave when it comes to running a business in any industry. So, it appears strange to be talking of rising demand as a crisis in...

    Garnalex welcomes EC proposal on anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminium

    A statement from Roger Hartshorn, CEO, Garnalex On Tuesday 22nd September the European Commission announced plans to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on aluminium extrusions from China. This includes imports of aluminium bars, rods, profiles, tubes and...

    The end of the one-stop shop

    Andy Jones, Group Managing Director, Victorian Sliders Even when everyone in Britain has been vaccinated, and the worst of the coronavirus crisis is behind us, I suspect we’ll still find that some things have changed...

    Open letter from Ryan Johnson, Managing Director, Emplas

    Covid-19 has changed the way we live and work on many levels. This includes highlighting and reinforcing, something which has long underpinned our own working culture - the importance of transparency.  We have written to...

    More gender equality in the workplace

    “A diverse workforce allows the best talent to rise to the top, regardless of gender - and that’s the way it should be” Kurt Greatrex - Sales director - Dekko Window Systems The construction industry is...

    From: Dan Sullivan, MD, Doorco

    There’s been a lot of talk in the press over the last week about lead times and the supply chain and I have to agree that we are all creaking at the seams in...

    Dear Father Christmas

    From: David Thornton, Chair, The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd Everyone at The Window Company (Contracts) has been very good this year. We’ve looked after each other and our neighbours, even in the toughest of times....