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What’s The Cost of New Windows? [Double Glazing Facts & Figures]

What’s The Cost of New Windows? [Double Glazing Facts & Figures]

When it comes to budgeting for home improvements, the cost of new double glazed windows can be particularly tricky. In this guide, we break down the various factors which impact the price, and give some ballpark figures for what to expect. When purchasing new windows...

What Is PAS 24 Testing?

What Is PAS 24 Testing?

Publicly Available Specification - or PAS for short - is a benchmark in the double glazing industry to make sure that new products live up to a high quality. In this article, we'll look into the details and why it gives you peace of mind for your renovations.   When...

Tips for Keeping Your Conservatory Cool

Tips for Keeping Your Conservatory Cool

Looking to keep your conservatory cool this summer? Here's our guide to turning it from an oven into the ultimate chill out room... Owning a conservatory means connecting with nature from the comfort of your home. Summer is the optimum time to enjoy this...

Fascias and Soffits | Everything You Need To Know

Fascias and Soffits | Everything You Need To Know

An often-ignored feature of every house, fascias and soffits are not only essential and, but also provide you with some nice design options to improve the exterior look and feel of your house. In this guide, we'll take you through everything you need to know, how to...

Cotswold Glass | High Level Privacy For Your Windows

Cotswold Glass | High Level Privacy For Your Windows

The idea of fitting obscure glass in places like bathroom windows might seem simple, but in fact there's a huge amount of choice! In this article we'll take a look at one of the more heavy-duty options: Cotswold glass. Rated at an impressive level 5 in terms of...

Conservatory Roofs | Types, Options & Costs

Conservatory Roofs | Types, Options & Costs

Whether you're building a new addition to your house or looking to upgrade an existing room, the type of conservatory roof you choose can make a big impact on the overall style and feel. In this guide, we unpack the various options. Traditional conservatories were...

Reeded Glass | What Is It, Style Ideas & Key Benefits

Reeded Glass | What Is It, Style Ideas & Key Benefits

Once considered a traditional and possibly old-fashioned design, reeded glass (also known as fluted glass) has seen a re-emergence over recent years, thanks to designer trends.   This humble, well-established glass type is distinct in its ribbed pattern whilst...

Aluminium Doors | The Right Choice For Your Home?

Aluminium Doors | The Right Choice For Your Home?

Full of possibilities for new projects or when renovating your home, aluminium doors offer a whole range of sizes, durability and security, making them a much sought after option. The versatility of the aluminium door can pretty much cope with anything practically and...

6 Types of Glass | Styles & Security For Windows and Doors

6 Types of Glass | Styles & Security For Windows and Doors

With so many other choices to be made when deciding upon new windows and doors, the type of glass can often be overlooked.   However, this important aspect of the design requires careful consideration as glass type can essentially alter the effect and subsequently,...

Thinking About A Lean-To Conservatory? [Buyers Guide]

Thinking About A Lean-To Conservatory? [Buyers Guide]

Conservatories come in all shapes and sizes. While some may like the luxurious ambience of an Edwardian conservatory, others might want to for something which is aimed towards providing a large storage space.  As you continue to add on more features like an internal...

Stippolyte glass | What Is It, How Expensive & Key Benefits

Stippolyte glass | What Is It, How Expensive & Key Benefits

You might know it better as 'frosted' glass, but if you're looking to increase the privacy in certain rooms of your house, it's in fact highly-obscuring level-4 rated 'stippolyte glass' you need to be asking for. Join us for the lowdown on this effective type of...

Types of Conservatories | Which One Is Right For YOUR Home?

Types of Conservatories | Which One Is Right For YOUR Home?

Thinking about a conservatory as a great way to add a bunch more space and value to your home? Whilst it might be the fastest and most effective way to expand without moving house, it's not a simple decision. In this guide, we'll take a look at the different type of...

Argon Gas – Here’s why Is It Used In Double Glazing

Argon Gas – Here’s why Is It Used In Double Glazing

Whilst the gap in between double glazing panels was traditionally filled with air, the use of argon gas is becoming more popular nowadays, and it's clear to see why... If the goal of new windows and doors is energy efficiency and reduction of noise pollution, we'll...

Triple Glazing 101 | Pricing, Noise, Insulation & More

Triple Glazing 101 | Pricing, Noise, Insulation & More

Thinking about reducing that energy bill by improving the efficiency of your doors and windows? We all know that double glazing makes a significant difference to our homes but is it worth going the extra mile (and expense), to install triple glazing? Instead of two...

Double Glazing Ventilation (Ideas for 2022 and Beyond)

Double Glazing Ventilation (Ideas for 2022 and Beyond)

Aside from making them look nicer, installing double or triple glazing in our homes brings three main benefits: improved security noise reduction thermal efficiency  However there's another thing which, whilst less important, is an important consideration when buying...

Patio Door Alarms (+ Other Security Devices)

Patio Door Alarms (+ Other Security Devices)

Whilst a sliding glass door might look great, how does it measure up when it comes to home security? In this article we're diving into the topic of patio door alarms and how they can provide discreet peace-of-mind without ruining the look and feel of the area. Is my...

Cat Flaps In Double Glazing | Options For Your Pets

Cat Flaps In Double Glazing | Options For Your Pets

So you want to have a beautiful house AND take care of your beloved pets? In this article we're going to round up the best options when it comes to cat flaps in double glazing. And it's not just limited to cats; they are available for a whole range of animals, with...

Windows for Caravans | Double Glazing Guide

Windows for Caravans | Double Glazing Guide

Gone are the days of chilly holiday homes where you can hear every sound your neighbours make!  In this article we're diving into the topic of double glazing for caravans. Whether a static caravan or something more mobile, this type of accommodation today can afford...

Corner Windows | Unconventional Style For Your New Home

Corner Windows | Unconventional Style For Your New Home

Looking for something to set you apart from your neighbours, whilst letting maximum sunlight into your home? A corner window might be the answer! Today's varied choice of windows address most glazing challenges whether the need is to create a nod to the past, perfect...

Gable Windows | Not Just For Churches These Days!

Gable Windows | Not Just For Churches These Days!

Looking for a classic way to fill an otherwise blank area of brickwork and floor your room or attic with additional light? Look no further than the gable window. A gable window is a design that fits within a triangular gable of a building. A roof, of the same name,...

Bow Windows | A Stylish Choice For Your Home?

Bow Windows | A Stylish Choice For Your Home?

Looking for the perfect type of window for your home? In this guide, we take at the lesser-used but beautifully light bow window design. Unlike the bay design, the bow window has more curvature to it with softer angles allowing the formation of a gentle curve. Often...

Tilt & Turn Windows [Buyers Guide]

Tilt & Turn Windows [Buyers Guide]

Having been around on the continent for many years, it's no surprise that tilt and turn windows are often referred to as ‘Continental' windows.   The weather-proofing and security features of tilt and turn windows have earned them a good reputation and are now gaining...

Bay Windows – A Lighter Look For Your Home?

Bay Windows – A Lighter Look For Your Home?

Looking to change up the look and feel of your front room? Here's why a window made famous in the Victorian times might be the best choice for you... A configuration of windows consisting of three or more units which stands out from the building is known as a ‘bay’...

How to Clean uPVC Windows

How to Clean uPVC Windows

Brand new upvc doors, windows and conservatories look great, but what happens once they start to get dirty? We run through some of the most important dos a don'ts when it comes to cleaning frames, glass and window sills. uPVC windows are one of the most common forms...

Casement Windows (Complete Guide)

Casement Windows (Complete Guide)

Considered the most versatile, secure and airtight type of window configuration, casement windows are probably the UK’s favourite form of ventilation offering far-reaching views whilst flooding a room with light. Casement windows are usually constructed singly or as a...

What is FENSA? (Doors & Windows)

What is FENSA? (Doors & Windows)

FENSA is an acronym for Fenestration Self-Assessment scheme. The Glass and Glazing Federation, with the consent of government agencies, founded it. They are responsible for ensuring that all small-scale to large companies comply with the regulations set by the...

Modern Orangery [Beginners Guide]

Modern Orangery [Beginners Guide]

Have you ever passed by a house and been awestruck by its beauty? Well, what’s stopping you from elevating the look of yours! One of the most popular ways to do that is by adding an orangery to your place. Orangeries were used to grow citrus fruits about a century ago...

Bifold Doors – Everything You Need To Know

Bifold Doors – Everything You Need To Know

Looking for a stylish type of patio door? Often considered a luxurious option, the bifold door enables you to fully open up an exterior wall creating a complete space between home and garden. Bifold doors offer a most pleasing option with the panels folding neatly...

Sliding Patio Doors – Everything You Need To Know

Sliding Patio Doors – Everything You Need To Know

If you're looking to bring maximum light into your house whilst taking up minimum space - and all that on an affordable budget - sliding patio doors are returning to the top of many homeowners' lists. Let''s find out why... Sliding patio doors are usually two panes of...

French Patio Doors – The Best Choice For Your Home?

French Patio Doors – The Best Choice For Your Home?

French patio doors are an ideal way to add value to your home whilst enhancing the style of both the interior and exterior.  In this article we're going to be looking at the basics of French doors to help you decide if they could be a good fit for your house. What are...

Patio Doors – The Complete Guide To The Different Options

Patio Doors – The Complete Guide To The Different Options

Looking to transform a room in your house, without expensive building work? Patio doors are a significant way to open up a living space, bringing in natural light and fresh air... These flexible types of doors can provide a new vista or enhance a current view, provide...

Windows 101: What is Double Glazing?

Windows 101: What is Double Glazing?

There are many ways to improve, beautify, and make your home more environmentally friendly. One available option is double glazing, which is a process used on windows, doors, and conservatories to make sure the glass offers a high level of protection both in terms of...

Types of Windows – All The Options For Your House

Types of Windows – All The Options For Your House

When constructing a house, you need to know the different types of construction materials. Having the basic knowledge and understanding allows you to choose better materials that fit your style and taste. Windows are an essential part of a house. They light up the...

7 Types of Front Doors For Your House (Pros & Cons)

7 Types of Front Doors For Your House (Pros & Cons)

Doors not only provide security for your house, they also allow you to change the look and feel of it. They are available in different types based on the design’s materials and functionality. It would be best if you chose a door that suits the architectural design of...

What Are Composite Doors And Are They Right For Your House?

What Are Composite Doors And Are They Right For Your House?

Composite doors are some of the most commonly used doors installed in the front or the back of British houses and, in this short article we're going to take a look at what they are and why they might be right for you... What are composite doors? A composite door is...

uPVC Sash Windows – Benefits & Disadvantages

uPVC Sash Windows – Benefits & Disadvantages

Of course, there is a range of choice when it comes to choosing the types of windows for your house, with considerations stretching from style and design to cost and usage. In this article we'll take a quick look at the pros and cons of uPVC sash windows. uPVC Sash...