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Easy Guide to Smart Systems Colour Choices

Easy Guide to Smart Systems Colour Choices

By Bi-folding doors, Sliding Doors

Whether you’re having a new window survey or replacing old fittings with aluminium products such as bifolds or sliding doors, the Smart Systems collection is a popular choice. It’s always a bonus for property owners when they can customise the look and function of the products they select, and when it comes to colour choices, Smarts offers a wide range. These offerings come with a paint guarantee against issues such as peeling, blistering, corrosion and fading thanks to the high quality nature of aluminium coatings.

Here’s our easy guide to navigating your way through Smarts colour palettes. Read More

Best Places to Install Skylights or a Roof Lantern in Your Home

Best Places to Install Skylights or a Roof Lantern in Your Home

By Roof Lanterns

We often get questions about skylights vs roof lanterns for properties and the multiple benefits available whichever you choose. Skylights are ideal for installing in sloped roofs or where a smaller glass window is preferred, whereas a roof lantern is a larger feature which can be implemented into a flat roof. If you’d like a better insight into where these glazing products work well, here are some of the best places to install skylights or a roof lantern in your home. Read More

What are the best ways to create attractive & functional spaces to entertain your guests? Bifolds create enhanced flow between indoors & out. Choose sliding doors for expansive views. Take a look at some great ideas.

Top Ideas for Creating Entertaining Spaces in Your Home

By Bi-folding doors, Conservatories

While it’s important for many homeowners that their property looks good, the functionality of each space is essential to your enjoyment. One of the most popular home improvement ideas is creating great areas in which you can entertain guests and loved ones, from large kitchen diners to beautiful gardens. When choosing new windows and doors for this reason, here are some ideas to consider. Read More

Here are some of the best ways to assess the energy efficiency of windows. Includes looking at your energy bills, comparing energy rating labels & finding out more about the u-values. Speak to a window installer for advice.

How Energy Efficient Are Your Windows?

By Double Glazing, Energy Efficiency

We all know how important it is to have energy efficient windows and doors. Not only is our comfort at stake if our homes suddenly become a lot colder in the Winter, but our heating bills will rise as we try to rectify the issue. We also have a responsibility to look after our planet, so new products must now help homes conserve energy and reduce heat losses through the glazing. Here are some of the top ways to assess the energy efficiency of your existing windows, as well as any new windows you’re considering. Read More

What's required to ensure windows & doors are PAS 24 security certified? Expert insight into laboratory testing, manual attacks, impacts tests & mechanical load assessments on the locks. Find secure windows & doors now.

What Happens During PAS 24 Testing?

By Uncategorised

You should have seen new windows and doors with a ‘PAS 24’ certified rating for their security in order to comply with building regulations Document Q. This is the enhanced security performance which is required for new windows and door sets installed into UK dwellings and other buildings exposed to the same type of risks such as commercial properties. PAS 24 testing involves a rigorous set of assessments which need to be passed in order to confirm the products are secure enough for use. But what does this testing involve? Read More

We take a look at Schuco vs Smart Systems. Which is the right sliding door brand for your requirements? Includes expert advice for affordability, configurations, energy efficiency, security, colours, maintenance & more.

Schuco vs Smart Systems – Which Sliding Doors Are the Best?

By Sliding Doors

One of the hardest parts when deciding to replace your back doors or patio doors with modern, attractive sliding door systems is choosing the right manufacturer for your requirements. Two of the best brands in the industry are UK manufacturer Smart Systems and Schuco, who provide premium, German-engineered designs. A good way to decide is to think about the look and functionality you want, selecting the features which are most important to you. Here are a few of the factors to consider. Read More

What do you need to consider when installing new windows & doors? Expert guide covers side windows, bay windows, roof lanterns, skylights & conservation areas. Get expert advice from the Surrey & London specialist now.

The Complete Guide to Planning Permission for New Windows & Doors

By Aluminium Windows, Double Glazing, Residence 9

There’s so much to consider when installing new windows and doors, including their design, what colour frames you’ll choose and the type of glazing that’s right for your property. However, many forget to consider any planning permission implications. That’s why we’ve put together this easy guide to the rules and regulations you need to be aware of. Read More