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
Bifolding doors come in many attractive styles, but they’re also highly functional. One of the decisions you’ll face when designing your bifolds is their configuration. Find the right solutions while considering how this impacts on the practical elements of the space. Here are some ideas to think about. Read More
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
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
We often think of new windows as having shiny and new clear glass panes, but there are many different styles you can select. One of the ways you can customise your windows is through its glazing with many home and business owners opting for textured glass, often in a specific room. Here are the top 5 reasons for choosing these interesting designs. Read More
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
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
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
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
Here at Merton Windows, we understand how important quality and security are for property owners when selecting new windows and doors. We choose our industry leading products very carefully, ensuring they meet or surpass British Standards. One of the features we highly recommend is products that incorporate Pilkington Glass. Read More