Homeowners’ Eco-Focus requires energy-efficient solutions

With a new survey revealing that UK homeowners wish to make their homes eco-friendlier; window professionals should look to offer more energy-efficient frames to meet the trend, says an industry expert. According to online marketplace Rated People’s Home Improvement Trends Report, 57% of UK residents wanted to be more environmentally More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, August 24th, 2021
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What will the top window colours be in 2022?

Deceuninck has created a free to download White Paper, summarising the findings of detailed consumer research on colour preference, and creating a series of forecasts for top colour trends in 2022.  The More...

By winactive On Monday, August 16th, 2021
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Consumer demand still high but cooling of the housing market

In the latest Business Pilot Barometer Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior Analyst, reports that “year-on-year house prices were 10.5% higher this July than the same time last year – they were, however, slightly More...

By winactive On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
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Sector adapts to new sales formats

280,000 new cars were registered last month, compared with 254,000 in March 2020 – that puts registrations of the new 21 plate up 10% on the same time last year. It’s significant because, the motor More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
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Positive five year outlook for UK residential entrance door market

A new report into the UK residential entrance door market has forecast a positive outlook for the sector over the next five years, despite a significant decline in 2020 due to the impact of Covid 19 and lockdown More...

By winactive On Friday, March 12th, 2021
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Residential sector drives recovery in construction project-starts

The value of underlying construction projects (under £100 million) commencing on-site during the three months to February was 3% higher than the previous year and 4% higher than the preceding three months More...

By winactive On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Self-build market estimated to have fallen by 10% due to Covid-19 pandemic

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Self Build market is estimated to have fallen in value by some 10% in 2020. It is estimated there were 13,900 completions, with a market value of around More...

By winactive On Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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November sales surge for builders merchants despite ‘Lockdown 2’

Year-on-Year Total Builders Merchants November 2020 value sales surged 9.0% ahead of November 2019. This was the largest year-on-year increase since March 2019, despite the second Covid-19 lockdown taking More...

By winactive On Monday, January 18th, 2021
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NHBC Foundation reveals new report on the history and future of MMC

An in-depth new NHBC Foundation report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has evolved within the house-building industry has just been released. Prefabricated homes have been long-heralded More...

By winactive On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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The ‘roaring twenties’?

The latest Business Pilot Barometer shows that window and door sales fell by 27% in November compared to October, reversing the 4% increase seen in October on September. November also saw a drop in new enquiries, More...