Smart windows, façades and innovative materials

Swisspacer Symposium reveals that smart solutions are the future for window and façade industry. Windows Active takes a closer look Digitalisation and the ‘Internet of Things’ is rapidly gaining in importance, becoming the touchstone for the future viability of many companies in the window and façade building industry. What radical changes are More...

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By winactive On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Dazzle customers with the upgrade option

The conservatory remains an aspirational addition to any home, the market is now characterised by thriving segments of growth “We want a large kitchen and a conservatory,” is the aspirational desire expressed More...

By winactive On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Obituary – Jon Skinner

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague and dear friend Jon Skinner who died on Friday 29th December, 2017. Jon had worked in the glazing industry for more than 40 years and spent his More...

By winactive On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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87% fewer crimes with SBD standards

3,000 homes in Fife built to Secured by Design standards have 87% fewer crimes, say Police Scotland. Windows Active takes a closer look A Police Scotland study has found that 3,000 homes built to nationally recognised More...

By winactive On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Understanding long-term industry drivers

With the impact of Brexit now starting to bite, understanding long-term industry drivers is now more important than ever, according to Palmer The window and door industry is ‘not immune from the impact of Brexit More...

By winactive On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Virtu-Al composite door gives you the edge

As demand for aluminium gains momentum, Tony Craggs, Managing Director of Virtuoso reveals how the unique Virtu-AL aluminium alternative composite door will help installers keep pace Our industry is rapidly evolving More...

By winactive On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Bringing light into living with Kestrel

Two new innovative rooflight products from Kestrel Aluminium have been designed to focus on ‘bringing light into living’ Kestrel Aluminium Systems have been designing quality architectural products that enhance More...

By winactive On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Addressing aluminium sector skills shortage

Nick Cooper, AluK’s Technical Director, explains how AluK’s Academy is aiming to help address the skills shortage in the aluminium sector The industry is right to be concerned about the impact the ongoing skills More...

By winactive On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Expansion and innovation at Apeer

Apeer has invested heavily in its production facility to support growth in its composite doors and Lumi range of windows and doors Apeer has always been a company committed to investment and innovation. In the early More...

By winactive On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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The human touch

Mat Gibson, Managing Director of Chase Taylor Recruitment, is heading to the FIT Show with a number of exciting recruitment related initiatives   It is widely acknowledged that one of the main reasons the glazing More...