Double Glazing Blog from Merton Windows

Here are some of the best ways to assess the energy efficiency of windows. Includes looking at your energy bills, comparing energy rating labels & finding out more about the u-values. Speak to a window installer for advice.

How Energy Efficient Are Your Windows?

By | Double Glazing, Energy Efficiency

We all know how important it is to have energy efficient windows and doors. Not only is our comfort at stake if our homes suddenly become a lot colder in the Winter, but our heating bills will rise as we try to rectify the issue. We also have a responsibility to look after our planet, so new products must now help homes conserve energy and reduce heat losses through the glazing. Here are some of the top ways to assess the energy efficiency of your existing windows, as well as any new windows you’re considering. Read More

What's required to ensure windows & doors are PAS 24 security certified? Expert insight into laboratory testing, manual attacks, impacts tests & mechanical load assessments on the locks. Find secure windows & doors now.

What Happens During PAS 24 Testing?

By | Uncategorised

You should have seen new windows and doors with a ‘PAS 24’ certified rating for their security in order to comply with building regulations Document Q. This is the enhanced security performance which is required for new windows and door sets installed into UK dwellings and other buildings exposed to the same type of risks such as commercial properties. PAS 24 testing involves a rigorous set of assessments which need to be passed in order to confirm the products are secure enough for use. But what does this testing involve? Read More

We take a look at Schuco vs Smart Systems. Which is the right sliding door brand for your requirements? Includes expert advice for affordability, configurations, energy efficiency, security, colours, maintenance & more.

Schuco vs Smart Systems – Which Sliding Doors Are the Best?

By | Sliding Doors

One of the hardest parts when deciding to replace your back doors or patio doors with modern, attractive sliding door systems is choosing the right manufacturer for your requirements. Two of the best brands in the industry are UK manufacturer Smart Systems and Schuco, who provide premium, German-engineered designs. A good way to decide is to think about the look and functionality you want, selecting the features which are most important to you. Here are a few of the factors to consider. Read More

What do you need to consider when installing new windows & doors? Expert guide covers side windows, bay windows, roof lanterns, skylights & conservation areas. Get expert advice from the Surrey & London specialist now.

The Complete Guide to Planning Permission for New Windows & Doors

By | Aluminium Windows, Double Glazing, Residence 9

There’s so much to consider when installing new windows and doors, including their design, what colour frames you’ll choose and the type of glazing that’s right for your property. However, many forget to consider any planning permission implications. That’s why we’ve put together this easy guide to the rules and regulations you need to be aware of. Read More

Expert guide to help you choose your new back doors. We look at features such as views, natural light, access, space saving, attractive styles, low maintenance & security. Wide range of back doors & patio doors available.

The Most Desirable Back Door Features

By | Composite Doors, Exterior Doors

When searching for the right patio door designs, there are a variety of options for homeowners, including sliding doors, bifolds and French doors. If you’re considering new back doors, a great place to start is to think about the features you want, helping to narrow down the types of products suitable for your needs. Back doors are different from front doors because they often open up into a private area such as a garden, so views and natural light may take priority over privacy, for example.

Here are some of the most desirable back door features. Read More

Top tips for how to design a new porch for your home. Includes advice for choosing the right style, installing brickwork & glazing and ensuring your new porch is completely functional. Speak to a porch specialist now.

How to Design a New Porch

By | Porch

A new porch offers a range of benefits for your home, giving the front of your property an overhaul while providing functionality in bucketloads. However, when thinking about the design of your porch, it can be hard to know where to start.

If you’d like some top tips for how to design a new porch for your property, read on. Read More

What types of home do Residence 9 windows look best in? Includes advice for heritage homes, conservation areas, contemporary properties & more. If you live in Surrey or London, ask for a free consultation & quotation.

Which Homes Do Residence 9 Windows Look Best In?

By | Double Glazing, Residence 9

One of the most popular rising trends we’ve seen in the window industry is products which can emulate the look of their original counterparts while providing modern functionality for homes. That’s precisely what Residence 9 offer through their collection of beautiful, flush casement windows.

Not content with being energy efficient, secure, insulating and incredibly low maintenance, they also enhance the appearance of a variety of different homes. Wondering if they’ll look good in yours? Here’s everything you need to know about the types of property Residence 9 windows look best in. Read More