The accelerator pedal has been firmly put to the metal

The accelerator pedal on 2017 has been firmly put to the metal as in the blink of an eye we near the mid-way point of the year. With a number of political hurdles closing in, it has been a relief to see that their impact on consumer confidence is looking less disruptive than we previously anticipated. Home improvement activity is acknowledged to be More...

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By winactive On Monday, February 6th, 2017

The importance of windows and doors in the protection of people’s homes

The sensational headlines created from the recent comments by an Assistant Chief Constable highlight again the important role windows and doors play in communities’ safety and security. Phil Kay, the Assistant More...

By winactive On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Homeowners are catching the home improvement bug again

UK homeowners are in the process of catching the home improvement bug again. With dramatic falls in mortgage approvals, an 8.3 per cent drop in property transactions and rises in stamp duty, all the signs are that More...

By winactive On Monday, August 1st, 2016

Post-referendum is also the time to rebuild our economy

It was not the result many had wished for; the EU referendum delivered a result that split the electorate and caused much discussion. One thing for sure is that we must move on together and put our trust in the More...

By winactive On Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Are we better off in or out of Europe?

In the coming months many column inches will be dedicated to the big debate over the UK’s in/out referendum on membership of the EU. It would be wrong to ignore its implications for the window industry. It’s More...

By winactive On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Exhibitionists take centre stage

For exhibition-loving readers, 2016 is going to be one hell of a year! Kicking off in China in February at Windoor Expo, the exhibition calendar has a truly global feel with events stretching from as far as Las More...

By winactive On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The changing of the guard

If an Englishman’s home is indeed his castle, it looks as if 2015 has been the year when he has been pampering his most prized possession. The latest data from the various trade bodies and market research organisations More...

By winactive On Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The British public has fallen out of love with DIY

It’s official. The British public has fallen out of love with DIY. What more evidence do you need other than the fact that both B&Q and Homebase have recently announced their closure programme of multiple More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Young workers offer solution to the construction skills shortage

You may have read the headlines about a shortage of ‘brickies’ in the UK which was becoming a cause for concern among house builders. It appears this was only the tip of the iceberg as the UK faces an acute More...

By winactive On Thursday, March 26th, 2015

A case of choosing the correct products for the application

This month I have been inundated with reports and data on the state of the (fenestration) market. Reports from two respected market research organisations stood out from the others, both confirming that the industry More...