Surge in long-term mortgage deals should be music to your ears

Headlines declaring the surge in long-term mortgage deals should be music to the ears of those involved in the home improvement sector. Recent reports have indicated that stamp duty rises, heightened concerns about future base rate rises and widespread uncertainty, have all fuelled the growth in the market for decade-long fixed rate mortgages. Just More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Frenemies join hands to tackle the future

Editor John Cowie investigates how alliances and partnerships could offer the opportunity to economically bring to market futuristic products that will enhance the longevity of the sector The recent announcement More...

By winactive On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Fenestration sector is motoring ahead to safeguard its future

Gauging the state of the market can be a painstaking exercise. But more so than ever, interpreting the barometer reading for the outlook of the market is essential when making plans for the next 12 months. You can More...

By winactive On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Don’t hide away in your Brexit bunker

It’s a subject matter I have tried to avoid as it is being discussed ad nauseam in the national press. More importantly, it is an area to which nobody knows the definitive answer. I am talking about Brexit. The More...

By winactive On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Coming to terms with the changing landscape of marketing

Marketing for companies operating in the fenestration sector has always been extremely competitive in both the retail and trade environments. However, there has been a recent sea-change as organisations come to More...

By winactive On Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Investigating what issues can be addressed to ensure this never happens again

As we pass the first-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy it will ever remain an extremely sensitive issue; an event that should never be forgotten and one that should never be able to happen again. The More...

By winactive On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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Opening the doors to the full potential of colour

Colouring and doors are two of the major areas for growth in 2018. When combined, you really cannot help but feel enthused by the opportunities that lie ahead. All the talk in the home improvement market at the More...

By winactive On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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Innovations drives and steers the market

Windows Active Editor John Cowie believes the power and importance of innovation will continue to drive the fenestration sector forward Understanding the marketplace and how it is evolving and changing is a fundamental More...

By winactive On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Heads start to turn towards new build (again)

Since the 1970s, there have been on average 160,000 new homes built in England each year. In more recent years, at the height of the last construction boom, annual figures were sitting around the 200,000 mark on More...

By winactive On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
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Heavyweight market reports make for encouraging reading

Two heavyweight market reports have come out this month and both make for encouraging reading. The much anticipated Insight Data Fabricator and Installer Market Report offers an intriguing analysis of the numbers More...