“There are headwinds on the horizon”

In this difficult trading climate, differentiation is going to be more important, argues Deceuninck's MD

“Ventilation is key, but so is acoustics”

Updated regulations are vital to the health of buildings and their occupants, explains AW Louvers' MD. But there can be downsides

Skills shortage: “We have to do more”

It's time to get serious about promoting the bright future of fenestration, and in doing so, tackle the skills shortage. A joint commentary from leaders of the window systems business, Veka

Vents: Give homeowners the choice

Homeowners must decide what is best for their homes and situations, argues Conservatory Outlet's CEO

Trickle vents: Education is needed

There’s no use resisting the new rules about trickle vents, says David Thornton, chair of the Window Company (Contracts)

“Think carefully before sourcing reinforcement”

Epwin director urges fabricators to think carefully before outsourcing reinforcement

“Retail will slow”

Retail will slow down this year, says Emplas' managing director. It's time to refocus on service

“We’re putting our money where our mouth is”

"Every supplier should be doing their bit to address the skills shortage," argues Wayne Hunter, Emmegi's operations manager

Has innovation dried up in the UK?

"I can’t always supply the products my customers want from the UK," explains Ryan Breslin, of Cherwell Windows

Timber: Not so last century

Is it time for installers to open their doors more widely to timber? George Barnsdale's managing director sets out the case