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 Active Editor John Cowie… Businesses are under all sorts of pressures at the moment. Whether it’s the escalating cost of energy, More...

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By winactive On Thursday, October 27th, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

By winactive On Friday, November 26th, 2021
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Is ‘just-in-time’ proving just enough?

Many manufacturing industries have become accustomed to just-in-time supply chain operations. Pioneered by Japanese firms over 60 years ago it now dominates global manufacturing. It became dominant in the plastics More...

By winactive On Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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Finding the immortal head of opportunity

The requirement for dynamism and adaptability continues as the everlasting Covid 19 pandemic is likened to the Greek mythical serpent Hydra Lernaia – when one challenge is overcome two more appear. However, More...

By winactive On Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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Positive action results in positive outcomes

We have been here before and will be here again…. There is no doubt that the ever playing record of restrictions on our lives from the Covid pandemic will remain for a good few months yet. However, the positive More...

By winactive On Monday, June 7th, 2021
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Helping the aged and our precious planet

An ageing population and climate change are two of the biggest challenges facing the world today. They both will have significant impacts on the way we all live in the not too distant future. The built environment More...