Insight Data reveals 9% drop in UK fenestration companies

Data specialists, Insight Data, has revealed a 9% drop in UK fenestration companies in the last six years. Analysis of the organisation’s fenestration database found almost one in ten (9%) companies have ceased trading between 2017 and 2022, with the total number of fabricators and installers reducing from 15,099 to 13,7491. Alex Tremlett, More...

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By winactive On Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Market bounce as energy bills bite – but will it last?

October was another month of political and economic change on an historic scale. Despite it (or perhaps because of it?) homeowners have continued to spend on home improvements, explains Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior More...

By winactive On Monday, July 18th, 2022

Sales down but order values up

We can now say with confidence that the market cooled significantly in the last quarter, with sales dropping by around 12% in the three months from April to June, writes Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior Analyst of More...

By winactive On Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Tradespeople become more eco-focused

handsome young man installing bay window in a new house construction site New research from the find-a-tradesperson platform, Rated People reveals how UK tradespeople are adapting their businesses this year More...

By winactive On Friday, May 6th, 2022

Slowest new order growth so far in 2022 as rising costs and economic uncertainty hit demand

UK construction companies reported another strong rise in business activity during April, but the speed of recovery lost momentum amid weaker new order gains. Survey respondents noted that higher costs and More...

By winactive On Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Improving energy efficiency of the fabric of home need to be the focus

The Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) upcoming 2022 UK Housing Review reveals that lack of clear government strategies and insufficient financial incentives are undermining progress on decarbonisation More...

By winactive On Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Business confidence amongst UK tradespeople bounces back

New industry insights from Screwfix, the omnichannel retailer, has revealed that business confidence amongst UK tradespeople has more than quadrupled in the last 12 months. Screwfix’s Business Confidence More...

By winactive On Friday, February 18th, 2022

9 in 10 tradespeople forced to delay projects due to ongoing supplies shortage

Nine in 10 (87%) tradespeople are being forced to delay projects due to the ongoing supplies shortage, a new report reveals. The study by small business insurance provider Simply Business unveils More...

By winactive On Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

58% of PVC-U windows are smooth white, reveals data from Framepoint®

Analysis of over 88,000 PVC-U casements quoted by installers via Tommy Trinder’s Framepoint® platform in 2021 underscores the decline of the ‘smooth white’ window; only 58% of PVC -U casements quoted More...

By winactive On Thursday, November 18th, 2021

GGF acquires the brand and other assets of Palmer Market Research

The Glass & Glazing Federation has acquired the brand and other assets of Palmer Market Research, which for almost 40 years provided research and reports on the window, door and related products sectors. More...