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Conservatory roofing guides - expert advice for using blue glass in roofs

Should you use blue glass in your conservatory roof?

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It’s no secret that conservatories can get quite warm in the summer months. It’s part of their appeal, helping homeowners create a bright, cosy and snug living space where they can curl up with a book, enjoy a leisurely lunch, entertain guests or just look out onto the garden. But, if you’d rather keep the temperature in your conservatory down a little, then blue glass may be the solution for you. Blue glass can be used in your conservatory roof to regulate the temperature and make sure that your space is as comfortable as possible. Read More

How to plan a home extension - choosing the right doors | Merton Windows

Planning an extension? Don’t forget the bifold doors!

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There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning an extension for your home, but one thing that should be at the top of your to-do list is organising your bifold doors. Your extension will look so much more spacious, airy and bright with gorgeous bifold doors – both for the internal and external doors. Here’s what you need to know about beautiful bifold doors. Read More

Window replacement guides: preparing your home for window installations

How to prepare your home for replacement windows

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When you choose to invest in replacement windows for your home, it’s understandable that you want the process to be smooth and hassle-free. When you choose reputable glazing professionals to install your replacement windows, the work will be carried out as efficiently as possible. Of course, there are always preparations that you can make to ensure that your replacement window installation can get off the ground without delay. Here are just a few. Read More

What are awning windows?

What are awning windows?

By | Aluminium Windows, Commercial Glazing, Double Glazing | No Comments

When it comes to choosing windows for your home or business space, there is such a wide range of options and customisations that you really can find the perfect designs for your property. If you are looking to boost ventilation and natural light in a particular room, then one style you could opt for is awning windows. Here’s what you need to know about them. Read More

Why choose bow windows for your living space?

Why choose bow windows for your living space?

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If you’re looking to create a bright, open space in your lounge, kitchen–diner or a downstairs bedroom, bow windows are an ideal choice. As well as letting in lots of natural sunlight and making the room look cosy and welcoming, bow windows serve as a beautiful architectural feature that can be subtly dressed to blend with the style of the home or boldly accented to highlight them as a statement or focal point of the room’s design. Here’s a bit of information about bow windows to help you decide whether they’re a good option for your living space. Read More

Window safety guides - choosing child-friendly windows | Merton Windows

What types of window are best for homes with small children?

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When it comes to choosing windows for homes with small children, there are many things to consider. As well as having to look attractive and fit in with the style of your home, they also need to be designed so that a toddler or small child is as safe as possible around them. This means thinking about the way the windows open, what type of glass is used and where they are positioned in the room. Or, if you have a baby, you might want to think about how to reduce noise intrusions. With this in mind, here are some tips on choosing safe, beautiful and practical windows for properties with small children. Read More

High quality windows: Benefits of aluminium window frames | Merton Windows

The benefits of aluminium window frames

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Out of all the window frame materials available, aluminium is perhaps a bit of a dark horse. It tends to be timber or uPVC that first springs to mind when homeowners consider their next window designs – especially for more traditional or period properties. Aluminium is perhaps most commonly used in patio, French and bifolding doors for contemporary homes. But sleek, secure and versatile aluminium frames look amazing in all types of properties and offer incredible functional benefits for homeowners – whether you own a Victorian-style townhouse in London, or a rustic cottage or ultra-modern barn conversion in rural Surrey. Read More

Window maintenance guides: how to reduce condensation | Merton Windows

Keeping condensation at bay on your windows

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During the winter months, it’s common to wake up to condensation on your windows. As you sleep, the warm air that you breathe out turns to moisture when it hits the cold glass. Condensation can occur at any time of the day – particularly if there are a number of people in one room, you’re using the tumble dryer, or you’re cooking something that’s creating steam. Keeping condensation at bay doesn’t mean leaving the windows open all day (that would be freezing!). There are some simple things you can do every day to stop it forming. Read More

Dormer windows: everything you need to know about roof windows

What are dormers?

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A dormer window is a vertical window that sits within the slope of a pitched roof. It is distinguished by having a little pitched roof of its own, which juts out from the rest of the property. They are traditionally associated with cottages but can be tailored to look amazing on period and contemporary homes of all kinds. Here’s everything you might want to know. Read More

French doors guide: Installation essentials for upper floor windows & doors

Think you can’t have French doors on an upper floor? Think again!

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If you own an upper-floor flat or simply want to brighten the second or third floor of your home, you might wish that you could install French doors. The large glass doors are an excellent way to let natural light flood in and open up your room beautifully. But French doors on an upper floor would be dangerous or impractical, right? Well, no, actually. There are various ways that you can add a touch of European charm and elegance to your upstairs bedrooms or living spaces with gorgeous French doors. Here are just some tips for doing so. Read More