Clearview Midlands April 2014 - Issue 149 - Page 4

FROMTHEEDITOR There is so much going on in the industry right now – 2014 is turning out to be a very eventful year in many ways. The Triple Glazing debate gathers momentum this month: it is clear that this important issue is only going to rise up the agenda, given everyone’s continuing concern about energy prices – and availability. The debate continues so watch this space for further developments. By acquiring its competitor GEALAN – a company that has been established and well-known on the market for many years and that has recently been relying more heavily on a differentiation strategy – the VEKA Group says it is strengthening its competitive position in Germany, Europe, and the rest of the world. Although it is “business as usual” for VEKA UK, the acquisition does demonstrate to all its customers the Group’s stability and commitment to more investment. Also back on the agenda, the pros and cons of PVCU-v-Timber – particularly when it comes to Listed properties and those in some conservation areas. The new Consumer Rights Bill has rightly attracted the attention of the GGF, whose members have expressed some concern about how the Act will impact on this sector. As with other legislation, its wider implications have not, perhaps, been thought through thoroughly. We congratulate Mark Warren who has succee