Welcome to ‘Visit Glass’

Glass Times editor Nathan Bushell revisits the issue of heritage glass units, and welcomes the news of another industry exhibition.

Last week’s article, written by The Saveheat Group’s Colin Torley, about the issue of non-compliant heritage glass units has created something of a stir, with responses this week from both CENSolutions and the GGF.

Both should be read because they cover the issue of who polices the industry, something that is the bugbear of companies that refuse to manufacture products they know will not comply with building regulations.

This weeks also brings us news that the FIT Show has launched a sister event, to run alongside the main event in May 2019. It will be dedicated to glass, and is in response to visitor feedback that suggested that such an exhibition would be successful.

Former Glassex director (and current Bohle UK managing director) David Broxton said the market was ready for such a crossover event.

“Sliding glass doors, balustrades, shower enclosures and wet rooms have become as much a part of home improvement as ‘double glazing’ and there are clear diversification opportunities for every part of the glass and glazing trade,” he said.

The glass industry hasn’t had a decent supporting exhibition for many many years, so let’s hope the organisers behind the FIT Show can work their magic once again.