Double Glazing Blog from Merton Windows

Are Aluminium Windows Only Suitable for Modern Homes?

By Residence 9, Timber Windows

Aluminium windows are highly popular thanks to the wide range of benefits they bring to both residential and commercial properties. This includes their profiles, which are slimmer than other materials such as uPVC, producing a stylish, sleek and modern look.

However, does this mean they’re only suitable if you’re creating a contemporary design? We take a look at how aluminium windows can enhance traditional properties too.

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Are woodgrain windows a good idea for your home? Consider this finish for your new double glazed windows. Find out more about the benefits of woodgrain frames. Aluminium & uPVC windows. Get a free quote on quality products.

Is Woodgrain a Good Idea for Your Windows?

By Residence 9, Timber Windows

There are many factors which affect the overall appearance of your glazing, from windows and door furniture to the frames. However, selecting a colour can be a tough choice to make, especially with so many types of window finishes available.

A popular choice for windows is woodgrain, creating some stunning looks in both traditional and contemporary properties. If you’re considering this option for your new glazing, here are some key points to know.

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Replacing your double glazing? Find out how window & door furniture can affect the look of your rooms. Consider adding character, different handle shapes and tones available. Top tips from the Surrey & London window supplier.

How Window & Door Furniture Can Affect the Look of a Room

By Aluminium Windows, Bi-folding doors

Are you choosing new window and door furniture?

Whether it’s new French doors in a kitchen extension or replacement windows, when selecting the furniture for the design of your double glazing, it’s important to understand how this can affect the look and feel within the room. The term ‘furniture’ can encompass several elements which control the operation of the window, from sash pulleys and handles to window stays and fasteners. While these features predominantly provide functional benefits, they can also be used aesthetically for extra kerb appeal and enhancing interiors.

Here are some of the elements to consider to help you make the right choice. Read More

Window design experts - Choose the best windows for your kitchen extension

Best Windows for a Kitchen Extension

By Extensions, Kitchen Windows

A home extension or conservatory is a great way to add more space to a property, often chosen when the property owner is happy with where they live. Kitchen extensions provide an excellent opportunity to design your dream space to cook, dine, socialise and entertain, with many people selecting the features they’ve always wanted. With all the decisions you’ll need to make, it’s important to identify the fixtures and fittings which are going to enhance the look and practicality of the enlarged space, and this includes your glazing. Here are a few of our top tips when identifying the best windows for a kitchen extension. Read More

Door supplier guides - Are bifolding doors secure? | Merton Windows

Are Bifolds Secure?

By Bi-folding doors, Security

Home security is one of the main concerns for any property owner replacing windows and doors, so it’s vital you know the products you choose are up to scratch. We know that many new fittings come with security features for windows, often including anti-drill capabilities and secure locking. But what about bifolding doors? Some property owners worry the multiple door panels provide intruders with more points to successfully break into their home. However, by selecting high-quality products, provisions will have been made for this, with more locking options available.

Here’s everything you need to know about whether your bifolds are secure. Read More

Window designs & frame colour experts - light vs dark shades for your home

Light vs Dark Shades for Your Window Frames

By Double Glazing, Sash Windows

Many people think about changing the colour of their front door, but what about opting for a whole new look when you replace your windows? Different window frame colours can affect the overall appearance of both the interiors and outside of your home. Even if there’s a particular colour you have your heart set on, choosing whether a light or dark shade is best can lead to more questions than answers. If you’re worried about finding a tone which suits your property, read our guide to light vs dark shades for your window frames. Read More

Door design experts - how to ensure your French doors look modern

How to Ensure Your French Doors Look Modern

By French Doors

French doors provide a classic look for your property, and it’s no surprise their appearance is often described as timeless. However, while many homeowners enjoy the beautiful aesthetics, they fear this traditional door design may not match their contemporary interiors. Even if you love more heritage style features such as Georgian bars, woodgrain paints or period colours, there are still a variety of ways you can ensure the doors don’t look out of place in your home. These tips and tricks also apply to any side and top panels you have installed alongside your doors.

Follow our guide to ensure your French doors look modern. Read More