Latest News from CAB

When to Replace Windows?

Few homes today are still single glazed, most have double glazing installed, so why consider changing them? The Council for Aluminium (CAB) has drafted a handy homeowner guide on how to determine when windows need to be replaced. Windows are important for letting in natural light, keeping out the cold and enhancing the aesthetics of […]

New CEO for CAB

The CAB board are delighted to announce that Nigel Headford will take on the role of CAB CEO in May. Already a well respected member of the CAB board, Nigel brings a wealth of experience to strengthen the CAB team at Stonehouse. Having been involved in aluminium since 1995 when Nigel entered the rainscreen cladding […]

Where is the Future Homes Standard Taking Us?

The purpose of the Part L consultation in 2019 and 2020 was to gather feedback and opinions from stakeholders regarding the 2021 uplift to the Building Regulations for energy efficiency in domestic buildings in England. The document sought input on various aspects, including the U-values for glazed elements, seen as a first step towards the […]

CAB Reviews the Year Ahead

With construction output expected to decrease by 2.1% in 2024, according the latest report from the Construction Products Association, how will aluminium fenestration fare in the year ahead? It is fair to say that 2024 will be a challenge for some, but for many it will be business as usual and the companies who remain […]

Optimism Despite Slowing Construction

The recent Construction Products Association 2024 Winter forecast anticipates a further fall in construction output of 2.1% during the year ahead with a modest recovery of just 2% in 2025. Despite this forecast 40% of CAB members on net balance anticipate an increase in sales for the year ahead. Unsurprisingly, output slowed across the construction […]