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Why is there condensation inside my windows?

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The autumn and winter seasons mean dark mornings, cold weather and rainy days. However, it is indoors where the real challenge lies. Condensation on windows and sliding doors becomes annoyingly common during the cooler months. In addition to blocking the view outside, condensation can drip onto the floor or even freeze onto the glass if […]

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Is secondary glazing really worth it

Glass condensation

Around 10% of heat is lost through the windows in the average UK home, and a further 15% is lost due to draughts. For properties where window replacement isn’t an option, secondary glazing provides an excellent route to a more cost effective, comfortable home. Secondary glazing is no new thing, systems have been used within […]

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Your guide to aluminium windows

Daisies in front of window

When it comes to upgrading the curb appeal, improving the energy efficiency and even increasing the value of your home, your windows have a huge part to play. But with countless window types, materials and finishes, selecting windows that complement the look and feel of your property and best suit your budget isn’t easy. As […]

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How much energy do old windows lose?

window energy loss

The chilly temperatures of winter throw up the difficult challenges for homeowners, particularly those with properties installed with single glazed windows. The average home loses around 10% of heat through its windows. As PVC-U systems improve, upgrading is more economical, accessible and beneficial than ever. Here we delve deeper into the energy loss problems affecting […]

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The benefits of natural light in the home

Natural light

Natural light makes a home more aesthetically pleasing and unlocks a variety of health benefits. According to new research gathered for Homewise, a campaign run by the Royal Institute of British architects, natural light is more important than we first thought. The same survey revealed that 63% of homeowners saw natural light as the most […]

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The evolution of PVC-U windows

windows evolution

PVC-U systems have come a long, long way since their invention in the late 1970s. Units are no longer restricted to the smooth, white finish synonymous with double glazing. Textured and coloured finishes have made PVC-U a top choice for both modern and traditional properties alike. The range of styles, finishes and colours has never […]

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Why upgrading your timber windows makes sense

Timber window frame

Historically, timber-framed windows were the go-to choice for homes of all periods. As recently as four decades ago, the now popular PVC-U windows we regularly supply weren’t available. Since wooden windows need care and attention through the seasons, that meant more maintenance and greater expense. The advent of PVC-U changed all of that. Here we […]

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Should I opt for sash windows?

Cottage with sash windows

Sash windows offer a beautiful architectural feature with plenty of period charm and character, making them a popular choice for older homes. Many properties throughout the UK maintain their single glazed, timber sash units, but could upgrading to PVC-U sash windows be a step in the right direction for your home? As a leading supplier […]

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I have a period home, can I really choose new windows?

Period house windows

With period properties, emphasis is usually put on repairing your old windows rather than replacing them with new ones. However, there are several scenarios in which window replacement is the best possible option. The trick is in choosing a new window that maintains the charm and character of a period property. There are many issues […]

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How long do PVC-U windows last?

How long will windows last

There are many benefits of choosing U-PVC over other window materials. From the increased energy efficiency and greater security to the low maintenance and easy cleaning, PVC-U windows offer a number of advantages that many window types don’t. When replacing your windows there are numerous factors to consider before making your choice of material. You […]

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