What does COVID-19 mean for UK industry?

With the Coronavirus pandemic escalating day by day and businesses being forced to suspend operations a new industrial revolution may be upon us. David Leng, group chief executive at Customade Group, gives his thoughts on how the industry can react. No one could have predicted the speed and intensity with which Covid-19 would spread. The pandemic More...

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By winactive On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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VEKA UK Temporarily Close Operations due to COVID-19

VEKA UK has taken the decision to temporarily close operations at their Burnley site from Sunday 29th March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Government guidance. Dave Jones, Managing Director of More...

By winactive On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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These are extraordinary times, not just for the industry, but nationally and internationally too

For this column, I wanted to take a different approach, given the unprecedented situation  brought about by COVID-19. These are extraordinary times, not just for the industry, but nationally and internationally More...

By winactive On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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Fresh optimism and new opportunities

Ben Brocklesby, Director at Origin, says the start of a new year brings with it fresh optimism and the promise of new opportunities The start of a new year brings with it fresh optimism and the promise of More...

By winactive On Friday, November 29th, 2019
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A radical rethink?

A new poll suggests we see the skills shortage as the biggest issue facing the industry. Edgetech MD Chris Alderson gives his perspective on the skills gap – and one way we can help to overcome it An online More...

By winactive On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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Benefits of a pre-fabricated approach

While modular builds won’t mean new housing estates springing up in a matter of hours, it will considerably reduce the wait says Nick Cowley Whether you love or loath IKEA, there is no denying the thrill More...

By winactive On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Is a white window a wasted opportunity?

Tom Swallow, Sales & Marketing Director at VS specialist, Quickslide, says that demand for coloured products will naturally continue to rise, but that installers should still make the most of the opportunity More...

By winactive On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Come on board with confidence

Changing systems supplier can be a strangely exciting process. You’ve done all the research and made the decision to move to a company that you believe will bring bigger and better things to your business. Months More...

By winactive On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Dr Lane’s report adds strength to DHF’s campaign for compartmentation

The DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has welcomed a series of findings into the Grenfell Tower blaze by Chartered Fire Safety Engineer, Dr Barbara Lane.  Dr Lane, who has presented her conclusions in a comprehensive More...

By winactive On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Unique position of being able to supply R9 on a frame-only basis

There’s been a lot of discussion (and I suspect that there’s probably a lot more to come!) about our decision to offer Residence 9 unglazed – in addition to glass bonded options – which puts us in More...