As construction sites across the UK reopen and contractors return to work, we are presented with an extraordinary opportunity for change. Beyond flexible working, employee health and wellbeing, and green business practices, lies a chance for self-improvement – advances that can lead to higher profit margins and business efficiency.
By developing your rooflight installation technique and broadening your product knowledge, you can look to step away from ‘off-the-shelf’ rooflights and vents and explore bespoke products with a higher value.
A professional installation makes good business sense. Fitted poorly, and even the very best rooflight can end up costing valuable time and money. Call-backs are a financial drain, and at the very least, a waste of everyone’s time.
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In these trying times we could all take a leaf out of the Queens book of stamina. She has successfully reigned over us for 68 years and during that time as seen 14 UK prime ministers through her doors. She … Continue reading
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COVID – 19 Update
In light of the recent developments surrounding the government’s response to COVID-19 we have put into place a number of measures to ensure we are able to maintain a normal service to our customers and to ensure business continuity, the safety of our staff and customers.
We already have crisis management plans in place to ensure the continuation of our business regarding COVID-19 such as social distancing and the use of temporary labour via agencies if required. Further measures include home working of staff where possible, cancellation of internal and non-essential external meetings or site visits, and stringent PPE requirements when visiting our premises.
Our business remains open and trading as normal via our main site and delivered orders. We maintain good stock levels of our main products and have contingency stock at an alternative premises, so, unless the situation becomes prolonged, we are confident in our ability to supply.
We believe our plans will protect the safety of both our people and our operations and we will continue to follow guidance from Public Health England to ensure the safety of all parties involved in our business operations.
We will continue to take calls, emails and make collections / deliveries as normal. We are all in this together and will support our customer base as best we can.
Whilst the situation continues to develop and the scale of disruption remains uncertain, we hope the measures we have put in place will allow us to continue to trade normally during this difficult period. Should the situation change we will update as soon as possible. This page is monitored, any queries can be directed via messaging, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01384 820060
Hands up for easy to clean windows! For rooflights most people want self-cleaning glass, Pilkington’s patented material. However, this glass needs a minimum pitch of 30 degrees to work optimally. It can work beautifully on windows or a rooflight with a steeper pitch. Make sure to find out more about Pilkington’s glass options here Pilkingtons glass types.
A great alternative on a flat rooflight is Ritec – a solution applied to the surface of ordinary glass to make it extra slippery. It’s something I would recommend on low pitched rooflights. If you want to find out more click here https://www.ritec.co.uk/.
Talk to a member of our sales team for expert advice on the best glass type for your project or check out our website https://www.howellsglazing.co.uk/domestic-glazing-options.php.
Members of the Howells Patent Glazing management team have successfully completed a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) development training programme, achieving the highest professional status within management.
Business development manager, Tracey Jackson and HR and finance manager, Deborah Willetts have been awarded Fellowship of Chartered Management status.
During the summer months it’s easy to throw the windows open and let fresh air flood into your home. But once the outdoor temperatures start to drop, how do you weigh up the importance of ventilation versus heating costs?
Firstly, why is ventilation important? According to Allergy UK, there are around 9,000 deaths a year in the UK attributed to indoor air pollution which can be 2-10 times higher than outdoor air. Dust mites, cleaning products, building and furniture materials in the home can aggravate certain conditions so it is important to minimise the risks posed by poor indoor air quality.
Howells Patent Glazing is pleased to announce the launch of its new glass rafter roof light, Ultraline.
Designed to maximise daylight, Ultraline offers architects and specifiers the freedom to use larger expanses of glass. Each joint is supported by a glass rafter, or fin, which reinforces the structure without breaking the sightline.
The low-pitch aluminium roof light is non-intrusive and typically measures 2.4 metres long and 1.2 metres wide. However, as each roof light is designed and made to order, specifiers can increase the width and depth to suit the application. Loadings are calculated by an independent glass consultant.
Howells Patent Glazing is pleased to announce the launch of its new glass rafter rooflight, Ultraline which was unveiled at FIT Show 2019. Designed to maximise daylight, Ultraline allows for larger expanses of glass. Each joint is supported by a glass rafter, or fin, which reinforces the structure without breaking the sightline.
The low-pitch aluminium rooflight is non-intrusive and typically measures 2.4 metres long and 1.2 metres wide, ideal for the average house extension, at around three to four metres. However, as each rooflight is designed and made to order, customers can increase the width and depth to suit the application. Loadings are calculated by an independent glass consultant.