Category Archives: General News

THE NATURAL ARCHITECTURAL TOOL

Tracey Jackson, business development manager for Howells Patent Glazing looks at the importance of natural light in combating the ill-effects of the pandemic and how rooflights will be an important architectural tool in designing happy, healthy buildings.   Amidst the uncertainty … Continue reading

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HOWELLS COMPLETES BRIDLINGTON TOWN HALL REFURBISHMENT

As part of a £3 million remodelling and upgrading of Bridlington Town Hall for East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Howells Patent Glazing has supplied and installed two of its patent glazing systems and two pyramid rooflights.  Specified by main contractor, … Continue reading

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IS IT STILL OPEN ALL HOURS?

The ‘new norm’ means that small businesses can carry on and nothing stops, so does it this mean that no impact has been felt?   The short answer is no, and it’s true to say that every business has coped differently, … Continue reading

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TRIP ON THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

LIGHT FANTASTIC   Tracey Jackson, business development manager for Howells Patent Glazing explains why aluminium rooflights will be a feature in post-pandemic home design.   Over the past six months, most of our homes have changed beyond all recognition, becoming … Continue reading

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HOWELLS INTRODUCES NEW ONLINE ROOFLIGHT WORKSHOP

Following the success of its GQA approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop launched earlier this year, Howells Patent Glazing is pleased to introduce a new basic version, online. Divided into three sections the online workshop examines elements of the complete practical workshop … Continue reading

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ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

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 … Continue reading

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The importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing professional development might be a pain, but we all need to do it.  Adding to our growing pile of knowledge and skills, keeping our hand in the qualifications that we may have done years ago. You may not even … Continue reading

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MANAGING SOLAR GAINS

  It would be reasonable to assume that an increase in glazing in new dwellings and buildings would improve the amount of natural light entering the space.  The challenge arises when solar gains in the summer are factored in.   … Continue reading

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HOWELLS DUO AWARDED CHARTERED MANAGEMENT STATUS

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 … Continue reading

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Ventilating Your Home

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?   … Continue reading

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