The ultimate live showroom for innovation

With the dust settling from the FIT Show extravaganza, exhibitors and visitors are starting to assess the value of attending the event. In all the years I have covered trade shows, I believe the events that are being put on for the industry today are delivered with intense enthusiasm and focus. Entering the NEC was like walking into a fenestration More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

Is a four-day working week such a pipe dream?

Changing the way we work has been a hot topic over the last few months. It fires up debate and often splits opinion into three distinct camps: no change; hybrid change and full change. The recent release of More...

By winactive On Monday, March 13th, 2023

Blocked from going green

Escalating energy costs and a focus on cutting emissions to achieve the Government’s net zero target both play to the advantage of those involved in the insulation of homes. Added to this is a peer-reviewed More...

By winactive On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Ensuring homes are a safe place to live in

The relationship between homes and the safety of residents has been brought into the spotlight again. As the Grenfell Tower inquiry closed, Richard Millett KC, counsel to the inquiry, made a chilling closing More...

By winactive On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

An all-encompassing sustainable strategy

Attitudes to sustainability in the fenestration industry are changing. However, are we doing enough to clear a pathway to facilitate a sustainable future?  A trip to Belguim provided some insight for Windows More...

By winactive On Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Time for a long lasting insulation plan

With headlines like ‘Insulate homes or energy crisis will get worse, ministers told’ dominating the national media, those working in the home insulation sector should be staring down a pipeline of healthy More...

By winactive On Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Smart homes are smart for business

There is a plethora of reasons why homeowners change their windows and doors. The desire to improve the aesthetics of a home remains top of the list for large numbers of property owners. Then we have distress More...

By winactive On Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Our products deserve a proper price

The impulsive and fluctuating state of the fenestration market is causing many in the trade to suggest we are in for a prolonged period of indifference. With rising raw material prices along with soaring energy More...

By winactive On Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Taking the heat off net-zero housing plans

We are on the cusp of a housing refurbishment revolution in the UK as the government looks to overhaul the country’s energy-inefficient housing stock with a host of net-zero plans. Much focus and most headlines More...

By winactive On Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Many pieces of the sustainability mosaic

Two recent significant conferences may appear miles apart in their targeted audience, however on closer inspection they are very aligned on the subject of the environment and sustainability. Our industry’s More...