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GGP JAN 2013

NEWS Optimism found in survey A survey from undertaken by a return to growth in 2013. far they would benefit from the predictions of growth on product major fabricator has found that Published this month, the study Green Deal. innovation and core market there is a degree of optimism about found that despite the continuing While home owners will be able development. the future. industry consolidation last year, to sign up to the government’s Kevin Johnson, managing Commissioned by trade installers remained upbeat with flagship energy efficiency scheme director, Emplas, stated: “There are fabricator, Emplas, it suggests that 67% of those surveyed predicting from the end of this month, less some positives here for all of us. while many installers remain growth this year 2013. than a third of installers polled said Installers are the industry’s unconvinced, or unsure of just how But while respondents were that they expected to see any frontline. That they are still much of a ‘benefit’ the Green Deal broadly positive about their future business on the back of it. showing huge resilience after such will deliver, there is a broader prospects, they remained far more Instead the survey revealed an exceptionally challenging few optimism that the industry will cautious as to their forecasts of how respondents were pinning their years, to the point of forecasting a return to growth this year, is Diary Dates they are basing this forecast not on“But it is also worthy of note thatencouraging in the extreme. some sort of Green Deal ‘panacea’ January 2013 but on growth in their core activity. BAU However, it appears to confirm a 14-19 January failing by the Green Deal to Munich communicate the opportunities of Germany the scheme to the window industry www.bau-muenchen.com and many other sections of the home improvement sector.” March 2013 This reliance on core markets Ecobuild and product development among 5-7 March installers was apparent in the ExCeL findings of the study. Composite London doors and colour products were www.ecobuild.co.uk tipped by 93% and 73% of respondents respectively, as a basis April 2013 for growth in 2013. FIT Show Conversely, respondents were far 16-18 April less optimistic about prospects for Telford International Centre PVC-U panel doors, tipped for www.fitshow.co.uk growth by fewer than a fifth of respondents. June 2013 Johnson continued: “The survey Glass Performance Days demonstrates the critical 11-15 June The latest Barnshaw’s plate bending project in London involves the expansion of the importance of product Tampere Barratt development pipeline in Osiers Gate. The project is one of the key urban development in supporting Finland redevelopment sites in the London borough of Wandsworth and sits between installers.” Enterprise Way and the River Wandle; a brownfield plot that has been occupied by www.gpd.fi 20 light industrial work sheds. Barnshaw Plate Benders have provided a number of For more information visit quality pressings for the development’s balconies. www.emplas.co.uk 8 January 2013 Glass & Glazing Products


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