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How to improve your kerb appeal

How many homes have you dismissed due to the way in which they look from the outside? When it comes to homes, first impressions really do matter. Many of us are guilty of letting the presentation of the front of our homes slide and focus solely on updating the insides. This month we explore the…

What is a flush casement window?

The flush casement window is an increasingly popular window design that offers many advantages in terms of looks, energy efficiency and security. Highly versatile, the flush casement window is in high demand for both traditional period homes and modern minimalist properties. What is a flush casement window? The simplest way to explain the flush casement…

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What makes a window secure?

Making your windows secure is an important, yet often overlooked, aspect of home security. After all, you don’t want any intruders entering your home through your windows. Installing secure windows will not only help prevent break-ins and burglaries, they can help you control the window opening to create a safe environment to prevent accidental falls.…

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Double Glazing Repairs – What Can be Fixed?

Are your double-glazed windows misty? Has the glass chipped or cracked? Is the seal loose? If so, it’s likely that your double-glazed windows need repair. Double-glazing is made from two panes of glass fitted with an airtight seal and filled with argon gas which creates a barrier to stop heat escaping. The frames holding the…

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Choosing the right glass for your sash windows

When it comes to sash windows many think that their options are limited, particularly if they live in a listed property or within a conservation area. This need not be the case though. Modern techniques have changed this and, as we have talked about many times before, sash windows on a period property don’t have…

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New year, new windows?

Out with the old, in with the new! When it comes to the start of a new year it is natural for us to turn our thinking towards all sorts of new things or anything related to repairing, replacing, and generally refreshing things in our life. It is a time for new year’s resolutions –…

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Does size really matter? Are bigger windows better?

Bigger isn’t always better, but when it comes to windows there are a lot of benefits to going large. If you are considering replacing your windows, or have moved into an old property and in the process of doing it up before you can move in, then we are sure that the question has come…

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Do I need planning permission for my new windows?

It is a question that all homeowners should ask when it comes to doing any work to their property. Why? Because the rules can vary depending on a number of criteria, although there are some simple rules of thumb that will apply to most cases. To help clear up the confusion, this month we focus…

Heritage Sash: the new product on the block

Heritage Sash: the new product on the block

If you have been toying with the idea of installing or replacing your sash windows, we are pleased to be able to offer a new product that has been taking the market by storm lately. Elegant, efficient, and versatile, this month we take a look at the key features of Flush Sash windows to help…

Replacing your windows what you need to know

Replacing your windows: what you need to know

With the recent intense cold spells we’ve already had this winter, not to mention the ones that may be yet to come, you may have realised that your windows are getting a little old and perhaps not keeping the heat in and the cold out as well as they used to. If you are thinking…