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Reduce external noise with double glazing in Merton

Reducing noise intrusions with double glazing

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There are a number of reasons that you might require a noise-reduction solution for your home. You may live in a flat that is located at street-level, and be able to hear every time somebody walks past having a conversation. Your home might be on a busy road, so that you are constantly disrupted by traffic noises. You may live on the same street as a lively bar, club or restaurant. Or perhaps a railway line runs parallel to the end of your garden. Whatever it is causing the noise outside your home, it is important to stop it getting into your living space, as you need to be able to unwind and have a bit of quiet in your house. That’s why, if you have single glazing, then you should consider upgrading to double glazing.

Here’s everything you need to know about reducing noise intrusions with double glazing. Read More

Keeping period Georgian property styles with new windows

Adding an authentic Georgian touch with glazing bars

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Windows are integral to the look and feel of a property. If you have an ultra-modern home with heavy, old-fashioned windows, then the building might seem disconnected – unless, of course, it is your intention to create a quirky home! The small details certainly matter, which is why it is important to fully understand the character of your home in order to choose the perfect windows for it. For Georgian properties, or houses that take influence from the Georgian period, glazing or astragal bars are essential for staying in line with the fashion and character of the era. Here’s all the information you need about Georgian glazing bars. Read More

Why windows always look dirtier in the summer (and how to avoid this!)

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Do your windows look dirty in the summer?

Do your windows look dirty in the summer?

All windows get dirty. It is something that cannot be avoided. Even if your windows are made with self-cleaning glass (which has a grime-resistant coating), they are still going to require the occasional wash to keep them sparkling. Thankfully, keeping the glass clean is quick and easy – as is cleaning the frames (uPVC is particularly low-maintenance). You may have noticed, though, that dirt and grime shows up more vividly when the sun is shining, and that it is more difficult to make the glass look clean in the summer, even after washing it. If you were wondering why this is the case, then here is all the information you need. Read More

Choosing windows for a Tudor property

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Windows for Tudor properties in Merton

Windows for Tudor properties in Merton

Tudor architecture is highly recognisable, with its statement black-and-white pinstripe walls, latticed windows, gable roofs and jutting-out upper storeys. Original Tudor properties, built between 1485 and 1603, tend to have a charmingly wonky appearance, which makes them look full of character and history. A lot of authentic Tudor properties are listed or within conservation areas, meaning they are either expensive to buy or cannot easily be renovated, but many modern homes have been influenced by the style – blending the stunning period appearance with high-performance, energy-efficient materials. If you are looking to invest in new windows for your Tudor home, here is everything you need to know before you do so. Read More

How to incorporate stained glass into your home’s design

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Can you add coloured - stained glass to your home?

Can you add stained glass to your home?

For many people, the words ‘stained glass’ probably conjure up images of bright, dazzling church windows – with magnificent, intricately designed images casting their kaleidoscopic colours onto the floor below. But stained glass also has a rich history in terms of domestic architecture, and can be found in many different periods and styles of home. It can be an ideal option for enhancing your property’s privacy, letting in natural light and brightening up the home with a splash of colour.

If you want to incorporate stained glass into your home’s design, there are plenty of options available – finding the right one is just about knowing what effect you’d like to achieve and which period or style you’d like to emulate, if any. Read More

Should you choose security locks for your windows?

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Window locks are just as important as the styling

Window locks are just as important as the styling

Safety is (and always has been) a huge priority for homeowners and commercial property owners. That’s why home and business security is constantly evolving. We are surrounded by no end of high-tech security solutions, such as fingerprint recognition entry systems, CCTV cameras that can be live streamed straight to your smartphone, and all-in-one devices that combine cameras, alarms and heat detectors to ensure you are alerted immediately if anything unusual or suspicious is detected at the property. Yet, such systems are largely ineffective if your building’s main entry points (i.e. windows and doors) are not adequately protected in the first place.

Recently, most windows come with some type of security lock, but there are also additional features you can purchase. Here’s what you need to know. Read More

Are floor-to-ceiling windows the right option for your property?

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Floor to ceiling windows add impact to any home

Floor to ceiling windows add impact to any home

Believe it or not, there are trends in the world of windows. Just as fashionistas will keep their eyes peeled for the next big thing to hit the catwalk, those who work with glass know that some window designs are more popular than others.

If you have been paying attention to the window industry as of late, you may have noticed that floor-to-ceiling windows are having a bit of a moment in newer builds. If you like the look of them but aren’t sure if they’re right for your property, here’s what you should consider. Read More

What type of conservatory would suit your home?

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Choose the right conservatory for your home

Choose the right conservatory for your home

The benefits of adding a conservatory to your home are almost endless – they fill your home with natural light, add value to your property, give you an additional place to entertain guests and offer the most perfect sun spots for lazy Sunday afternoon naps.

However, if you’re new to the world of conservatories, you might not know what options are available to you. Just like with windows and doors, there isn’t a ‘one fits all’ option – to help you decide what type of conservatory would be best for you and your home, we’ve put together this handy guide, outlining some of the main styles. Read More

Choosing new windows for an Edwardian-style property

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Choosing new windows for an Edwardian-style propertyThe Edwardian period is characterised by a style of architecture that is simplistic and symmetrical, yet still beautifully grand. Indeed, Edwardian-style buildings are both classical and modern, with pillars and arches set alongside tall windows and clean lines. Following the excess and ornamentation of the Victorian period, Edwardian homes are notably less ‘showy’ on the inside – with softer colours, more delicate patterns and lighter window dressings (Victorian windows were typically dressed with heavy curtains in dark colours, such as purple, green and gold, which highlighted the homeowner’s wealth). Edwardian homes are all about bringing in light and creating a cheerful, bright living space.

If you live in an Edwardian-style property (or, indeed, an original period home) and you need to install, replace or upgrade your windows, here are some tips to help you do so. Read More

Can frosted glass boost your home’s privacy?

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Can frosted glass boost your home’s privacy?Frosted glass is a feature of the home that we usually associate with the bathroom, as it is commonly used to obscure the bathroom windows to stop people from being able to see in. But, as more and more properties are being built in close proximity to others (in London, for example, you might live in a flat that is overlooked by an apartment block), or with windows at street level (e.g. ground-floor flats), many homeowners are turning to frosted glass as a way of boosting their privacy within their homes. Here are just some of the ways you can use frosted glass to make your home more private, without compromising on style. Read More