Steel Tube Bender

Record High Steel Prices

Steel prices currently stand at record highs, even dwarfing the previous peak recorded during the boom of 2008. In the past twelve months the hot rolled coil price has seen constant increases. A tentative sense of optimism was noted at the start of 2020, with low inventories and earlier steel production cuts exerting upward pressure… Continue reading

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House Construction in the UK Hits Ten-Year High

Despite difficult economic times and negotiations still being carried out for the UK’s departure from the European Union, the UK saw an increase in housing construction when compared to 2016’s results. A recent report from the National House Building Council (NHBC) reported that there were 160,606 plan registrations for new homes in 2017, this is… Continue reading

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Improving Sustainability – Energy Efficient Glazing

Architects are increasingly incorporating glass into their designs, offering the opportunity to connect indoor and outdoor spaces; helping to transform rooms into brighter, open spaces. However, substantial glass use in building design can be problematic when it comes to energy efficiency, with 10% of energy being lost through windows and doors. This means that large… Continue reading

Kawneer Windows

Protect Your Home With Secure Windows

Before spending large amounts of money on advanced technology security systems, it is important to ensure your windows are completely burglar proof to help keep your property protected. A recent survey found that 35% of break-ins occurred through windows, highlighting the importance of making sure windows are secured at all times, even when you are… Continue reading

Window Hardware

The Smartest Glass of the 21 Century

Smart glass is often called switchable glass. Smart glass used as a window is called smart windows or switchable windows. So, what is so smart about this glass? The light transmission properties in the glass are altered when voltage, light or heat is applied. The most common use for smart glass is to switch glass… Continue reading

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The Offsite Construction Revolution

There is currently a housing crisis in the UK and inventors and politicians alike are looking for ways to streamline housebuilding and, importantly, to bring down costs and build time. In the next 20 years, London alone will need at least 50,000 new homes annually - a figure which the city is struggling to even… Continue reading

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The Aluminium Window and Door Market Set to Soar Globally

The future for the aluminium door and window market is looking bright, with opportunities in both the residential and commercial construction industry. Aluminium is become an increasingly favourable choice for windows and doors as it’s a very stable metal that minimises expansion and contraction with changes to ambient temperature. Aluminium’s counterpart uPVC contracts 3mm per… Continue reading