G&G Report is optimistic of continued growth in 2016

Glass & Glazing: State of the Market Report is optimistic of continued growth in 2016 Window supplier Emplas released its State of the Market report last month. The report’s findings indicate that the industry is quietly confident of growth in both commercial and retail sectors, with 64% of installers surveyed stating that they believed the […]

Sash Window Market Predicts Growth in 2015

Sash Window Market Predicts Growth in 2015 88% of installers expect more sash window sales in 2015, and 65% feel sash window installations are more profitable than casements, according to a study by Roseview Windows and Insight Data. Over 10,000 installers were asked for their opinions on sash windows and to gauge their confidence in […]

New report predicts continued growth for the Domestic Glazing Market until 2018

Growing consumer confidence, a burgeoning housing market and a low interest rate environment helped boost the domestic glazing market in 2013, and the latest research is predicting growth will continue through to 2018.  Robert Palmer, director of Palmer Market Research, said: “We’re entering the longest period of prolonged growth for this market since the nineties.” The […]

G14 Awards now open for submissions from Glass & Glazing Companies

If you’re an exceptional Glass & Glazing Company then why not shout about it and enter this year’s G14 Awards?  The G14 Awards celebrate and reward standards of excellence from across the UK industry.  It’s a great opportunity for your business too – entering, being short-listed and, of course, winning awards is always a fantastic PR opportunity. It’s […]

2014 FIT Show proves to be a huge success

Well done to the FIT Show organisers on the success of this year’s event. Over 5000 people piled through the doors of the International Centre in Telford and visited 170 stands displaying many new innovations and product designs.  Exhibitors reported record levels of high quality leads over the three days 10th-12th June. 2014 FIT Show Feedback Survey feedback has been excellent […]

Compulsory Insurance Backed Guarantees (IBGs) from 6th June

From the 6th June all double-glazing domestic installation guarantees must have financial backing. The change in the law has raised questions among many of our Glass & Glazing clients. Specifically, whether they need to provide a financial insurance-backed guarantee as customers already receive protection under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act.  Section 75 states […]

G&G installations are up 8.4%

FENSA have announced that replacement windows and doors have risen 8.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014. This is against the same period last year which showed a 5.4 percent decrease.  This is good news for the industry and marks the fourth consecutive quarter that has shown growth.

Demand for triple-glazing is predicted to grow

In Germany triple-glazing is rapidly becoming the norm,with around 40 percent of householders choosing it over standard double-glazing.   Typically the UK market always lags behind the Germans, but the industry is catching up with many businesses now experienced in promoting, manufacturing and installing triple-glazed windows. Triple-glazing is up to 40 percent more energy efficient than […]

Andy Wallace interviewed for “Voice of the Industry”

Consumer Credit Solutions’ Managing Partner Andy Wallace was interviewed for a “Voice of the Industry” feature by Chris Champion, editor of leading trade publication Glass News. With the economy improving and companies reporting an upturn in business during 2013, Chris asked for Andy’s response on the question: “Are margins being eroded by needless price-cutting?” Andy […]