What’s The Best Wood for Wooden Window Frames?

What’s The Best Wood for Wooden Window Frames?

Wood is a great choice if you’re thinking of replacing your existing window frames. Indeed, if you live in a traditional style home or a conservation area wood may be the only possible choice.   With several different kinds of wood to choose from it’s hard to know what’s best for you, so here is our … Continue reading “What’s The Best Wood for Wooden Window Frames?”

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Draughty Sash Windows? Fix the Problem with Secondary Glazing

If your home is a period property or listed building, it’s likely you’re living with old-fashioned sash windows. These traditional windows certainly give your home an elegant and timeless appeal, but in cold weather their insulation properties are minimal. The obvious solution is to replace them with modern, energy-efficient double-glazing, but this may be impossible. … Continue reading “Draughty Sash Windows? Fix the Problem with Secondary Glazing”

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Is It Time for New Windows?

When it comes to home maintenance nothing lasts forever. Even quality windows need replacing at some point. The good news is that new windows improve your comfort and security, and help to reduce your energy bills. On average uPVC windows should be good for 15 – 20 years, aluminium ones for around 25 years, and … Continue reading “Is It Time for New Windows?”

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Are Your Windows Ready for Winter?

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to make sure your home is as warm and cosy as possible. Changes in the weather can cause panes and frames to warp, so it’s important to check each window carefully before the weather gets too cold. Holes and cracks let in cold air and condensation, even … Continue reading “Are Your Windows Ready for Winter?”

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Window Cleaning Tips – How to Keep Your Windows Clean This Summer

Before you light the barbecue and send out the summer party invites, there’s one incredibly important job you need to do first: window cleaning! When the sun is shining and guests are gathered in your garden, the last thing you need is big window smears stealing the show. In summer, dirty windows are more noticeable … Continue reading “Window Cleaning Tips – How to Keep Your Windows Clean This Summer”

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What Are Trickle Vents and Do I Need Them?

Are you thinking about replacing your windows or doors? Have you been told you’ll need trickle vents? Do you have any idea what they are, if you actually need them, and why? In this post, we look at what a trickle vent is and why you may need them on your new windows. We also … Continue reading “What Are Trickle Vents and Do I Need Them?”

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing New Windows

Are you building a new home or refurbishing an old one? This may be an ideal opportunity to do more than just replace the old window with a new one in precisely the same style. In this post, we look at some of the things you may want to consider when choosing new windows. 1. … Continue reading “Five Things to Consider When Choosing New Windows”

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Why You Need a FENSA Approved Window and Door Installer

When considering home improvements, it’s tempting to focus on design, functionality and cost. These are all important, but you must also make sure you use the right company for the job – one that complies with current building regulations and works to the highest standards. For windows, doors and conservatories it’s vital to use a … Continue reading “Why You Need a FENSA Approved Window and Door Installer”

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What’s the Best Material for Your New Window Frames?

Window frames come in three main types of material: wood, metal and uPVC. The one you choose for your new windows needs to be just right for your taste, budget and the style of your home. One size doesn’t fit all, so here’s our handy guide to help you make the right choice. uPVC Window … Continue reading “What’s the Best Material for Your New Window Frames?”

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Choosing the Right Glass for Your Windows and Doors

There are many things to consider when choosing new windows and doors for your home, such as styles, colours, materials, security, energy efficiency and locks. All of these are important but there is one other ingredient that we tend to overlook, and it’s an obvious one.                               What Type of Glass Is Best For You? … Continue reading “Choosing the Right Glass for Your Windows and Doors”

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A Guide to Double Glazed Windows

Double glazed windows consist of two panes of glass with a gap in between. An odourless and non-toxic insulating gas fills the gap. Cold air cools the outside pane and is transferred to the gap. As gas is heavier than air it slows the transfer of cold air to the inner pane. This also works … Continue reading “A Guide to Double Glazed Windows”

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Cleaning Windows – Top Tips to Keep Your Windows Sparkling Clean

You’ve just had a beautiful set of new windows installed in your home, and they look fantastic. But, like anything exposed to the natural elements, they don’t stay that way for long. Before you know it, the glass is starting to smear and the windowsills are getting dusty… Keeping your windows clean is a sure-fire … Continue reading “Cleaning Windows – Top Tips to Keep Your Windows Sparkling Clean”

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Bay and Bow Windows: Make Rooms Larger Without Knocking Down Walls

Have you ever wished your house felt more spacious? However, knocking down walls and building extensions can be costly, disruptive and may not even be possible for structural reasons.  Fortunately, there are many solutions far easier than major building work. Here are a few ideas to help you create a stylish, airy and comfortable home.   … Continue reading “Bay and Bow Windows: Make Rooms Larger Without Knocking Down Walls”

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A Handy Guide to Choosing the Right Windows

Windows have a big impact on the overall look of your home. The right windows will also save you money, but how do you work out what’s right for you? With a variety of styles, materials and colours to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to start. Here’s our handy guide to choosing the … Continue reading “A Handy Guide to Choosing the Right Windows”

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