Double Glazing Blog from Merton Windows

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

Window glazing guides - should you choose triple glazing? | Merton Windows

Should You Choose Triple Glazing?

By | Double Glazing, Triple Glazing

It’s often at this time of year (when windows are kept shut and the cold weather hits) that homeowners start to think about whether their glazing is adequate for their property. A question we often get asked here at Merton Windows is whether triple glazing is worth it and what the benefits are. While double glazing is the most suitable choice for many homes, triple glazing is a viable alternative if double glazing doesn’t meet all the functionality requirements you need. Here’s our guide to triple glazing and who should consider having it installed.   Read More

Conservatories & planning permission - The Easy Guide | Merton Windows

Easy Guide to Planning Permission for Conservatories

By | Conservatories

If you’re thinking about adding a conservatory to your home or upgrading an existing one, there are multiple factors to consider which is why it’s important to involve a professional early on in the process. Decisions such as choosing the right conservatory roof and incorporating your property’s style become easier once you speak to a conservatory specialist who can talk you through your options and assess your spaces.

One of the parts many homeowners worry about is planning permission, fearing their project may get stalled or won’t be permitted. Luckily, we’ve put together a simple guide to help you understand what’s required with planning permission for conservatories. Read More

Skylights vs roof lanterns: glazing & window design guides | Merton Windows

Skylights vs Roof Lanterns – Best Options for Your Home

By | Roof Lanterns, Sky Lights

As well as choosing new windows for your home, there are some other glazing options you may like to consider which have a variety of benefits for your property. Two of the most popular choices are skylights and roof lanterns, with both enhancing the amount light coming into your rooms from above. It’s useful to know some of the differences so that you can select the best option for your home. Read More

Front door design guides: how to customise your front door | Merton Windows

How to Customise Your Front Door

By | Composite Doors, Front Doors

When designing a new front door for your home, it’s usually for a variety of reasons which blend both enhancing the look and function of your property. From eliminating draughts and improving security to creating an attractive entrance at your home, there are plenty of benefits on offer. However, to produce the best design, there are a number of ways you can customise the look of your front door. As well as choosing the right front door material, here are some of the bespoke options available. Read More