Venting frustration with legislation

CONSERVATORY OUTLET‘S GREG KANE CALLS FOR CHANGE IN TRICKLE VENT LEGISLATION THAT COULD ESCALATE ENERGY PRICES FOR HOME OWNERS The boss of a major window and door fabricator has hit out at new Government legislation due to come into play in June that will see trickle vents become mandatory on all refurbishment/replacement projects. Conservatory More...

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By winactive On Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Helping homeowners make the right choice

Victoria Brocklesby, COO and Co-Founder at Origin, explores sliding doors and their increasing popularity amongst homeowners In recent years, there has been a noticeable change in consumer behaviour, More...

By winactive On Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Investing in youth is this industry’s saviour

Dr Sachin Saigal, Avocet Hardware Group’s Managing Director, discusses how Avocet are developing the next generation of workers through apprenticeship schemes Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, COVID19 and now simply More...

By winactive On Friday, September 24th, 2021

Home improvement race not run yet

With the Government’s determination to ensure its road map out of the coronavirus pandemic on July 19 is irreversible, Andrew Scott, MD of full-service marketing agency Purplex, discusses the state of the More...

By winactive On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Construction worker retirement ‘black hole’

Research from trade union Unite shows construction workers face retirement ‘black hole’ as pension take-up limited The majority of construction workers are not saving towards their retirement, research More...

By winactive On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

‘Supply chains and price increases’ by Mike Parczuk, Managing Director of Sternfenster

I speak to our installers every day. ‘Exhausted’, ‘stretched’, ‘frazzled’, probably describe how they feel best.  We’re in a boom but that’s come with a unique set of challenges, so to be More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

The rise of the machines

Johnny Dobbyn of Facta discusses whether automation and robotshave an increased role to play in the future shape of the building industry At the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, construction was stuck between More...

By winactive On Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Steps construction firms can take to mitigate materials shortages

The UK construction industry manufactures and uses an incredible amount of materials each year, producing around 2bn bricks, over 70 million sq m of concrete blocks and 30 million sq m of roof tiles per annum. More...

By winactive On Friday, January 15th, 2021

Huge opportunities for construction in 2021

Against a backdrop of continued uncertainty due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and as the UK continues its journey as the first ever nation to exit the European Union, collaboration will More...

By winactive On Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Can high levels of demand continue into 2021?

Owen Thorogood, Sales and Marketing Director for Kestrel, looks back the turbulent months of 2020 and asks whether 2021 will see continued growth for construction. Looking back to the start of 2020, feels More...