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Front door replacement

The front door says a lot about you and your home. It is the first impression visitors get of your property so it pays to take time over a replacement.

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Case for casement windows

Casement windows are a highly versatile type of window, very popular with UK customers and prized for their practicality, convenience and low cost. 

Designing a sunroom

It pays to plan a sunroom carefully and make it as energy efficient as possible to ensure comfort, style and cost-efficiency in both summer and winter.

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Do uPVC windows last?

How long uPVC doors and windows last depends on the quality of manufacture, the weathering they endure and the level of maintenance they receive.

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Planning a conservatory

Conservatories not only extend the living space to your home but also add light and air but planning ahead is highly recommended.

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How double glazing works

Double-glazed windows are one of the most cost-efficient ways to keep homes warm. So it is one of the first things to consider for home improvements.

Types of folding doors

Choosing a type of folding door for the home or office can be a problem if you don't know the difference between a bifold and sliding fold door.

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Window styles

There are many types of window on the market so it pays to get check your options before settling on the type for you.

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Window glass types

There are many types of window glass on the market today. Choosing the right type of window glass for your project can be crucial. 

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Sliding or bifold doors?

It can be difficult to choose between sliding doors and bi-fold doors. Here is a short guide on the advantages and drawbacks of each.

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Pitfalls of window replacement

Windows don't last forever, and the time will come when every home could do with some new windows. But there are things to think about first.

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Door security in the home

Choosing the best security system for windows and doors is not as easy as it may look at first. There are many factors to consider.

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Energy-efficient windows

Energy-efficient windows can cut your household bills and reduce your carbon footprint, a warmer home and more peace.

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Benefits of composite doors

Composite doors have many advantages over single material doors and cover all the requirements for quality external doors.

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Taking care of PVCu

With a little regular care and attention, PVCu windows and doors installed in your home will stay looking good and give many years of service.

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Bifold door colours

Aluminium bi-fold doors can add huge aesthetic appeal to any property and never more so than when the chosen colour is the right one.

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Choosing new windows

Windows will often determine the character of a home and choosing a new or replacement window requires some thought.

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What are French doors?

French doors are a popular option for replacement doors and windows in modern or period homes, both attractive and providing lots of light.

Keys and locks

Get good door locks

The first step in protecting your home against a break-in or burglary is to make sure that external doors and windows have secure locks.

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Choosing bifold doors

Bifold doors are those where panels concertina together when they are opened. Bi-folding units have doors that open inwards or outwards.

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UPVC or aluminium?

When property owners decide to replace windows and patio doors they have a choice – aluminium or uPVC and it's not an easy decision.

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Types of sash window

The two most popular types of windows for the home are the casement and the sash. A sash window has sliding panels that overlap each other.

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PVCu or uPVC?

Many window suppliers offer uPVC or PVCu windows and customers can sometimes get confused over the difference between the two terms.

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