The future is ‘now’ for sustainability

The increasing focus on our environment and how we protect it for future generations is imbedded in so many aspects of our lives. The problem is that many people just don’t believe the ‘end is nigh’ for our planet, and that the future is just too far away to warrant any urgent attention. However, younger generations disagree, and these are the More...

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By winactive On Friday, July 26th, 2019
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High-end retailer enters the fray

Hardly a day goes by without one of the UK’s major retailers being in the news about their struggles as they tackle the sector’s seismic challenges. House of Fraser, Arcadia and Debenhams have all been put More...

By winactive On Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Doing our bit to fight climate change

Climate change has really been hitting the headlines lately. On the back of Extinction Rebellion’s protests in major cities in the UK, comes a call from the Committee on Climate Change that the Government More...

By winactive On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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Protecting our sector is imperative

‘Derbyshire company saved after buyout’ – Derbyshire Times, ‘Thousand jobs saved at Ashfield company’ – Mansfield Chad, ‘Thousands of jobs saved after Synseal Group sold out of administration’ More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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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 More...

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...