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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...