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 industry poll confirmed something I’d suspected for a long time – that even with Brexit just around the corner, it’s the skills More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

By winactive On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

No excuses – fire safety now has to be construction’s highest priority

Last summer, after decades on the side-lines, fire safety was finally centre-stage – for the worst possible reasons. Grenfell was a national catastrophe – one of those traumatic moments that scar a generation, More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Is foil base surface stability a ticking time bomb?

According to Palmer foils have seen growth of 45% in volume since 2013. They’re a key driver of higher margin sales in PVC-U.  So all good then? Well for the most part ‘yes’ but there have been a number of More...

By winactive On Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Looking after customers’ core needs

David Leng recently took over the mantle as group chief executive at Customade Group and is spearheading the next era of growth for the £100 million manufacturing business. He speaks to Windows Active about his More...

By winactive On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Looking after customers’ core PVC-U needs

Windows Active talks to Synseal Group’s Andy Jones about how they continue to meet customer needs for PVC-U products With the rise of aluminium products and a shift in advertising focus to value-added products More...