How to incorporate stained glass into your home’s design

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Can you add coloured - stained glass to your home?

Can you add stained glass to your home?

For many people, the words ‘stained glass’ probably conjure up images of bright, dazzling church windows – with magnificent, intricately designed images casting their kaleidoscopic colours onto the floor below. But stained glass also has a rich history in terms of domestic architecture, and can be found in many different periods and styles of home. It can be an ideal option for enhancing your property’s privacy, letting in natural light and brightening up the home with a splash of colour.

If you want to incorporate stained glass into your home’s design, there are plenty of options available – finding the right one is just about knowing what effect you’d like to achieve and which period or style you’d like to emulate, if any. Read More

Should you choose security locks for your windows?

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Window locks are just as important as the styling

Window locks are just as important as the styling

Safety is (and always has been) a huge priority for homeowners and commercial property owners. That’s why home and business security is constantly evolving. We are surrounded by no end of high-tech security solutions, such as fingerprint recognition entry systems, CCTV cameras that can be live streamed straight to your smartphone, and all-in-one devices that combine cameras, alarms and heat detectors to ensure you are alerted immediately if anything unusual or suspicious is detected at the property. Yet, such systems are largely ineffective if your building’s main entry points (i.e. windows and doors) are not adequately protected in the first place.

Recently, most windows come with some type of security lock, but there are also additional features you can purchase. Here’s what you need to know. Read More

Are floor-to-ceiling windows the right option for your property?

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Floor to ceiling windows add impact to any home

Floor to ceiling windows add impact to any home

Believe it or not, there are trends in the world of windows. Just as fashionistas will keep their eyes peeled for the next big thing to hit the catwalk, those who work with glass know that some window designs are more popular than others.

If you have been paying attention to the window industry as of late, you may have noticed that floor-to-ceiling windows are having a bit of a moment in newer builds. If you like the look of them but aren’t sure if they’re right for your property, here’s what you should consider. Read More

What type of conservatory would suit your home?

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Choose the right conservatory for your home

Choose the right conservatory for your home

The benefits of adding a conservatory to your home are almost endless – they fill your home with natural light, add value to your property, give you an additional place to entertain guests and offer the most perfect sun spots for lazy Sunday afternoon naps.

However, if you’re new to the world of conservatories, you might not know what options are available to you. Just like with windows and doors, there isn’t a ‘one fits all’ option – to help you decide what type of conservatory would be best for you and your home, we’ve put together this handy guide, outlining some of the main styles. Read More

Choosing new windows for an Edwardian-style property

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Choosing new windows for an Edwardian-style propertyThe Edwardian period is characterised by a style of architecture that is simplistic and symmetrical, yet still beautifully grand. Indeed, Edwardian-style buildings are both classical and modern, with pillars and arches set alongside tall windows and clean lines. Following the excess and ornamentation of the Victorian period, Edwardian homes are notably less ‘showy’ on the inside – with softer colours, more delicate patterns and lighter window dressings (Victorian windows were typically dressed with heavy curtains in dark colours, such as purple, green and gold, which highlighted the homeowner’s wealth). Edwardian homes are all about bringing in light and creating a cheerful, bright living space.

If you live in an Edwardian-style property (or, indeed, an original period home) and you need to install, replace or upgrade your windows, here are some tips to help you do so. Read More

Can frosted glass boost your home’s privacy?

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Can frosted glass boost your home’s privacy?Frosted glass is a feature of the home that we usually associate with the bathroom, as it is commonly used to obscure the bathroom windows to stop people from being able to see in. But, as more and more properties are being built in close proximity to others (in London, for example, you might live in a flat that is overlooked by an apartment block), or with windows at street level (e.g. ground-floor flats), many homeowners are turning to frosted glass as a way of boosting their privacy within their homes. Here are just some of the ways you can use frosted glass to make your home more private, without compromising on style. Read More

is a roof lantern the right option for your property?

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We can design & fit custom roof lanterns in Surrey

We can design & fit custom roof lanterns26

As the name suggests, roof lanterns help to flood the room below with natural light, in a similar way to skylights. However, while everyday skylights are a purely functional way to increase light, roof lanterns, with their attractive pitched structure, create an architectural feature that is beautiful as well as functional. But how can you tell if a roof lantern is the right fit for your property? These key points will help you decide. Read More

Why keeping trickle vents open can reduce condensation on your windows

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Reduce condensation with trickle vents in Surrey

Reduce condensation with trickle vents

Proper ventilation is very important for our health, and current building regulations state new buildings must supply adequate ventilation for occupants. This means trickle vents must be included in any windows that are being installed into a new extension or new-build home, or when replacing windows that previously had trickle vents built in. Trickle vents are very small openings installed in window frames that allow air to flow into a property, thereby helping to reduce condensation. Read More

Replacing windows for commercial premises

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Fitting windows and doors for commercial premises in SurreyWhether they are in an office, shop or any other kind of commercial property, the quality and design of the windows can have a huge impact on a space and its users. Old, draughty glazing, for example, can make the space feel uncomfortable for staff and customers alike, and fogged-up glazing creates a terrible first impression for visitors. If you’re thinking of replacing the windows in your commercial property, here are some pointers to help you find the right window system – and the right glazing provider – for you. Read More

What are the warning signs that your patio door needs replacing?

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Make sure your patio doors are in good conditionA patio door makes an attractive and useful addition to any home, helping to connect the indoors and outdoors in a seamless way that suits modern family life. However, while a good-quality, well-maintained patio door should last many years, there will inevitably come a time when it needs to be replaced with a new door. How do you know when that time comes? The following warning signs indicate that a patio door needs attention and may be nearing the end of its lifecycle.  Read More