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Blog Posts: December 2011

Monday December 19, 2011 at 12:42pm
When you are young and I mean young as an 18 year old boy,UPVC windows hold very little interest,actually none.My first introduction to UPVC windows was by Sid who was the showroom manager at a firm that sold UPVC windows.That was back in the year 1986 so over 25 years ago. I met Knew Sid from selling his firm advertising space in the newspaper I worked for.Every week I'd go and visit and Sid who would by that time on a Friday afternoon be very merry and red faced.I'd sit his in his office, g....
Thursday December 15, 2011 at 2:06pm
DIY Double Glazing has probably been around as long as Double glazing has.I can remember my first Double Glazing boss complaining to me back in 1990. 'We need to try and get more DIY Double glazing business the margins are great' This resulted in me towing a caravan that had been converted into a mobile DIY double glazing showroom.Behind a V6 Granada.It was great we'd drive around housing estates with two other guys,one with a loud hailer shouting out DIY door prices etc.It ended late on....
Wednesday December 7, 2011 at 1:52pm
Coventry Doors was an idea I had 16 years ago.I had just moved to Coventry and had this idea of just fabricating Doors only.The reason was using my logic was that it was a lot easier to fabricate Coventry Doors than fabricating windows as well. So I named my company Door express, the idea was simple I used my limited start up capital to invest in the machinery to manufacture doors only.We used to install a Coventry Door for £299.We even had a catchy freephone number, 0500 000 299.I wished I'd....
Thursday December 1, 2011 at 2:30pm
I did discuss the subject of cheap UPVC windows last month,but that was more to do with prices and perception.And nothing to do with cheap.The irony is that once upon a time you could buy cheap UPVC windows.In this definition of cheap I mean not very good windows ie they were a bit crappy let me give you an example. About 25 years a go my then boss came up to with a press cutting from the Daily Mail newspaper waving at me he said... 'Just look at these cheap UPVC windows, how can they sel....