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What Are the Best Patio Door Designs?

What Are the Best Patio Door Designs?

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

A patio door doesn’t just provide an access point to your garden and outdoor spaces, but is a great feature for your home. From creating a beautiful look which defines the room to adding functionality for practical living, the style of door is pivotal for making the best use of the space. If you’re thinking about replacing your patio door, here are some of the best designs on offer. Read More

How to Choose the Right Roof for Your Conservatory

How to Choose the Right Roof for Your Conservatory

By | Conservatories, Double Glazing | No Comments

When planning the installation of a conservatory, it’s important to choose design features which suit the style of your property while providing the functionality and feel you want in your home. As well as secure windows and doors, one of the most important aspects to consider is the right style of roof for your new conservatory. From traditional to Victorian designs, there’s an array of options you can choose.

Here’s our guide to selecting the best conservatory roof for your property. Read More

Why Are Our Kömmerling Windows So Secure?

Why Are Our Kömmerling Windows So Secure?

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

When looking for the right windows for your home, it’s not just the way they look that’s important. Security is paramount when it comes to selecting the best products for your property, keeping out intruders who could put the safety of your family and possessions at risk.

That’s why we offer an extensive range of Kömmerling windows to homes across Surrey and London, known for their high security features. But why are these products considered some of the best on the market and what protection will they provide to your property? Read More

Which Materials Are Best for Front & Back Doors?

Which Materials Are Best for Front & Back Doors?

By | Composite Doors, Front Doors | No Comments

When considering replacing your front and back door, it can be challenging to find the design you want which also provides the functionality you require for your home. One of the main factors to consider is which material is best for your new doors with a variety of options available.

To simplify your decision, we’ve broken down some of the leading products on offer, exploring some of the benefits and drawbacks of each door material. Read More

What Happens When You Want a New Porch Installed?

What Happens When You Want a New Porch Installed?

By | Double Glazing, Porch | No Comments

While a porch can transform the look at the front of a home, they also come with an array of functionality, including draught protection, improved energy efficiency and an extra layer of security for your property. They can even provide additional storage space, meaning they’re not just an attractive feature for your home.

However, many wonder what’s involved when undertaking a home improvement project such as this, worrying it’s going to be a complex process. Luckily, we’ve detailed the simple steps it involves. Read More

How to Replace Period Property Windows While Retaining Its Charm

How to Replace Period Property Windows While Retaining Its Charm

By | Double Glazing, Residence 9, Windows | No Comments

New windows and doors can transform the look of a home, but those who live in or run period properties often worry that the aesthetics will lose their character and charm. With such misconceptions, it can be easy to overlook the signs that your period windows need replacing, keeping those energy bills high while risking the security of the property. Not only that, but a home can start to look run down without the proper maintenance.

Here’s our expert advice for replacing your period property windows. Read More

Why Are Sash Windows One of the Most Requested Glazing Styles?

Why Are Sash Windows One of the Most Requested Glazing Styles?

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Whether you’re looking to inject some character into a contemporary home or you’re updating the look of a Georgian or Victorian style property but want to maintain its traditional charm, sash windows are a great choice. Despite being a style which rose in popularity throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, sash windows remain one of the most requested glazing styles here at Merton Windows.

Let’s take a look at why sash windows have kept their place as one of our customers’ favourite choices when selecting new windows. Read More

How Easy Are Roof Lanterns to Install?

How Easy Are Roof Lanterns to Install?

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Thinking about installing a roof lantern?

While some choose skylights for their simplicity, roof lanterns are popular for providing a sophisticated alternative which lets maximum natural light into your rooms while acting as an attractive feature of your property. Usually installed in existing flat roofs such as extensions, home offices and conservatories, they brighten spaces and provide a cosy, welcoming feel with beautiful aerial views of the sky above both in the day and at night. They can also increase the energy efficiency of your home, boasting functionality as well as classic architectural style.

However, some homeowners worry that they’re complex to install, providing unwanted disruption and stress. Such misconceptions can stop home improvements in their tracks.

Here’s our guide to how much hassle roof lantern installations really are. Read More

What front door colour would suit your home?

What front door colour would suit your home?

By | Front Doors | No Comments

Choosing a front door for your home is probably one of the most fun elements of any new build or renovation project. It’s almost like the finishing stamp on the property – the part that really shows off your personality and sets off the rest of the design. Think about it: it’s the first thing that visitors see when they approach your home, and it’s the last thing you touch as you leave the house, so it has to be spot on. You might love the idea of being able to direct visitors by saying “We’re the house with the big red door”, for example, or you may prefer an understated design that blends subtly with the rest of your property. Whatever effect you’re looking for, here’s how to choose a front door colour that will suit your home. Read More

Is it time to review your window and door security?

Is it time to review your window and door security?

By | Front Doors, Security, Windows | No Comments

Windows and doors are there to keep you safe within your home. Yes, they’re also there to keep you warm and protect you from the elements, but security is a huge part of their function. As such, it’s important to check that they’re as secure as possible with a regular security review. Doing so will put your mind at ease that, in the event of an attempted break-in or other crime, your windows and doors will remain secure. Here’s a quick list of things you can check – if anything’s not quite right, you can always call a window expert and they will be able to help you with boosting the security of your windows and doors. Read More