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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

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

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

Professional and certfied double glazing installation in Merton

What certifications should your glazing installer have?

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Having new windows installed is a big project, and one that you want to make sure is done right. So, it is important to choose a glazing installer that you can trust to carry out the work on time, on budget, and in line with your specific requirements. With this in mind, we have put together some of the certifications you can look for when choosing a glazing installer. Read More

Large windows installed in Merton

Beat the winter blues with large windows

By | Double Glazing, uPVC Windows, Windows | No Comments

Some of us can find the winter a little dreary, with the dull weather affecting our mood. We may end up longing for just a bit of sun to cheer ourselves up. If a home is dark and feels cramped due to small windows, then this can make us feel even worse – especially if we have to rely on artificial lighting. Installing large double-glazed windows in your home is an ideal way to light up those dark winter months and beat the winter blues once and for all! Read More

Regular maintenance of uPVC doors and windows us important

Window maintenance guide – how to retain quality of your uPVC windows

By | Patio Doors, uPVC Windows | No Comments

Window frames used to require regular maintenance. Before modern materials were available, windows were made from timber, which needed to be regularly treated to stop it swelling, cracking or rotting. Window technology started to develop, and the materials used to make frames grew in quality, with aluminium now also on the market. Then, in the 1980s, uPVC came along and changed everything. This affordable, versatile and widely available material became the ‘go to’ for window frames, and this popularity lives on today. Here’s everything you need to know about maintaining your uPVC windows. Read More

Home accessibility made easier with new doors in Surrey

Home accessibility guide – how to easily modify your windows & doors

By | Bi-folding doors, Patio Doors | No Comments

When you need to modify your home so that it accessible for wheelchairs and walking aids, there is a lot to think about. For wheelchair users or people with physical disabilities, even the simplest everyday activities – like boiling the kettle, opening a window or going out into the garden – can seem like great challenges if the property they are staying in hasn’t been modified appropriately. So, with this in mind, here are just some factors you could consider when thinking about enhancing your home’s accessibility with modified windows and doors. Read More