2020 has been an unprecedented year for the entire world. The global pandemic has transformed the way we live our lives both on a personal and professional level. In the glazing industry, a complete closure of manufacturing followed by a cautious reopening of factories and a resumption of installations, has led industry leaders to readdress the way glazing companies work. With a national Covid vaccine currently being rolled out, we are now beginning to look towards 2021 with a more positive perspective. So, what does 2021 hold for the glazing industry?
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how much we rely on digital technology in the modern world. From virtual showroom tours to Zoom consultations and remote quotations, digital technology has enabled many businesses to continue offering their services in this dramatically changed business landscape.
At Techniglaze, we are open for business and using our digital resources to offer our customers a safe way to access all our glazing services. Our online contact system is quick and simple to use, providing our customers with all the information they require about our full range of products and services. Our website, although almost something we all take for granted in the 21st century has become our virtual identity. Like so many other businesses, both in the glazing industry and elsewhere, our website has helped connect our customers with the services they require.
As we leave 2020 behind, many homeowners, having spent so much time at home will be desperate to begin the home improvement projects they’ve delayed due to the virus. Many glazing industry leaders are predicting a massive boost in demand in 2021 as we adjust to a less restricted way of life.
The psychological impact of Covid-19 should not be underestimated. Many homeowners will be planning to transform their homes into a better living environment as they take on more home working in the long term. The demand for glazed extensions is predicted to skyrocket as people seek to adapt their homes to home working.
Replacement window and door projects also look set to be popular in 2021. With so much time spent at home, many people will have noticed the defects in their home, whether purely aesthetic or having an impact on their home’s performance. In 2021, they will look to rectify these issues. New energy efficient glazing looks set to be popular and people are also looking to improve their homes ready to sell on the property market in their search for a better home.
In the commercial sector, large scale construction projects across the country are planned to boost the national economy. The government has pledged to spend billions of pounds on a wide range of building projects, from new house building to commercial developments and regeneration projects.
This renewed investment in construction will have a huge impact on the glazing industry. Demand for commercial glazing is predicted to soar, helping the entire supply chain to increase their output. Glazing fabricators and manufacturers will see increased product demand while glazing installation companies will enjoy a wide variety of opportunities where their services will be required.
The UK government has pledged to dramatically reduce the country’s carbon emissions and go carbon neutral by 2050. This is a huge undertaking and will have a massive impact on the glazing industry. As legislation is tightened around manufacturing processes and product performance, it looks likely that we will see a new generation of glazing products entering the market.
At Techniglaze, we are perfectly placed to adapt to any regulation changes in the glazing industry. Our products already lead the field in terms of thermal performance and can achieve some of the highest energy efficiency levels in the glazing sector. With our on-site training facility and focus on sustainability, we are embracing the use of recyclable materials and investing in the development of our future glazing specialists.
Whether you’re a homeowner looking to improve your home in 2021 or you’re involved in a new commercial building project, at Techniglaze, we can offer you a high-performing range of glazing products, bespoke designed and professionally installed for you. From the latest windows, doors, and glazed extensions to our premium curtain walling, shopfronts, and automatic doors, our insistence on quality and professionalism remains first-class.
If you’d like to find out more about working with Techniglaze in the new year, you can take advantage of our user-friendly website and contact system. Have a browse of our product pages to find the best glazing systems for your project plans. If you’d like more information about any of our products or services simply call 01761 417 654 or send us a message using our online form.