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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.

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How long will windows last?

Most professional window installers will agree that a newly installed, good quality window should last at least 20 years before it needs repairing or replacing.

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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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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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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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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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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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Maintaining doors and windows

Modern replacement door and window products need a minimal amount of care but we offer a few tips on how to keep yours looking like new.

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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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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. 

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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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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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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.

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Pros and cons of wood doors

If you are on the lookout for a new or replacement wood door one of the first considerations is the type of door to choose.

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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.

Types of interior doors

With such a wide choice of interior doors available on the market today, people can easily get confused about the different door types.

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Aluminium 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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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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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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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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How sliding doors work

Sliding doors are increasingly popular with homeowners, especially those who are short on space. A sliding door has one or more panels that hang on rollers.

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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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 a sliding fold door.

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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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Window styles

There are many types of windows on the market, so it pays to check your options before settling on the best type for your requirements.

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Lifespan of a uPVC window

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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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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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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Door and window security

We explain what a PAS 24 certificate means and why The Publicly Available Specification (PAS) is an industry standard.

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Flush frame windows

A flush frame window is where the window panels fit flush with the outer frame to give a seamless and elegant enhancement to any property.

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