Digging deep into data tells us what we want to hear

With the cobwebs firmly dusted off and 2024 starting to get into full swing, it’s been a positive start to the year for many businesses in the sector. The signs are also encouraging if you dig deep into the latest set of data relevant to the construction sector and focus on areas of positivity. An example is the latest S&P Global UK Construction More...

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By winactive On Wednesday, February 14th, 2024
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A pivotal moment in building regs and industry response

In the ever-evolving landscape of building regulations and environmental standards, the UK’s Future Homes Standard has emerged as a pivotal topic of discussion among industry experts, component suppliers, system More...

By winactive On Tuesday, November 28th, 2023
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A final farewell to the juggernaut of direct sales

The news that national window retailer Safestyle has ceased trading, resulting in the loss of nearly 700 jobs, was a shock to the industry. Some will say they saw it coming, while others will criticise the way the More...

By winactive On Tuesday, November 21st, 2023
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Conference season helps improve our understanding

The UK has entered conference season, headlined by the major political parties hitting the stages as they roll out their plans and ideas for the future. Conferences offer unique opportunities to share ideas More...

By winactive On Tuesday, October 17th, 2023
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Astute market targeting critical for installers

Astute market targeting will be critical for installers in 2023/24, as concluded by the latest report from Mintel on the UK residential window and door market. Mintel presents several interesting observations More...

By winactive On Thursday, September 14th, 2023
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The ultimate live showroom for innovation

With the dust settling from the FIT Show extravaganza, exhibitors and visitors are starting to assess the value of attending the event. In all the years I have covered trade shows, I believe the events that More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 25th, 2023
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Is a four-day working week such a pipe dream?

Changing the way we work has been a hot topic over the last few months. It fires up debate and often splits opinion into three distinct camps: no change; hybrid change and full change. The recent release of More...

By winactive On Monday, March 13th, 2023
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Blocked from going green

Escalating energy costs and a focus on cutting emissions to achieve the Government’s net zero target both play to the advantage of those involved in the insulation of homes. Added to this is a peer-reviewed More...

By winactive On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
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Ensuring homes are a safe place to live in

The relationship between homes and the safety of residents has been brought into the spotlight again. As the Grenfell Tower inquiry closed, Richard Millett KC, counsel to the inquiry, made a chilling closing More...

By winactive On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022
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An all-encompassing sustainable strategy

Attitudes to sustainability in the fenestration industry are changing. However, are we doing enough to clear a pathway to facilitate a sustainable future?  A trip to Belguim provided some insight for Windows More...