Are we turning a corner?

Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior Analyst, Business Pilot writes: “The headline figure this month is that at 47.4, sales are up 5.8% in August 2023 from July, which is 20.3% higher than the same period last year. If you needed a boost of confidence as we head into autumn, then this is probably it. This upward trend is reflected in the number of average More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Fenestration industry sees significant drop in demand, reveals Insight Data

Recent analysis carried out by the leading data specialists Insight Data shows that only 26% of businesses are recording higher levels of enquiries compared to before the pandemic, a figure that stood at 63% More...

By winactive On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Data released from Tommy Trinder reveals 14% rise in average quote value

The latest feature to launch on Tommy Trinder’s Framepoint® app allows installers to flex selling prices in a matter of seconds; a vital tool, says founder and CEO Chris Brunsdon, in a volatile market. “Installers More...

By winactive On Thursday, December 8th, 2022

The market held up in November. But how long will it last?

In the latest Business Pilot Barometer that analyses the retail window and door market, Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior Analyst, Business Pilot says ‘There’s a general sense that things have become tougher More...

By winactive On Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

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 More...

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...