Double Glazing Blog from Merton Windows

What are the best patio door designs? Take a look at the benefits of bifolds, sliding doors & French doors. Install new patio doors which are functional & attractive. Chat to an expert now about replacement patio doors.

What Are the Best Patio Door Designs?

By | Bi-folding doors, Sliding Doors

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 can you select the best conservatory roof for your home? If looking to update or install a new conservatory, read our expert guide. Consider the architecture of your property, the size of your home & the room's function.

How to Choose the Right Roof for Your Conservatory

By | Conservatories, Double Glazing

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

Kömmerling Windows - What are the most secure windows for your home?

Why Are Our Kömmerling Windows So Secure?

By | Double Glazing, Security, uPVC Windows

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

Front & back doors: what's the best material to choose? | Expert Door Guide

Which Materials Are Best for Front & Back Doors?

By | Composite Doors, Front Doors

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

Porch installation guides: the simple process from design to aftercare

What Happens When You Want a New Porch Installed?

By | Double Glazing, Porch

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

New period property windows: how to retain the character of the home

How to Replace Period Property Windows While Retaining Its Charm

By | Double Glazing, Residence 9, Windows

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

If you're considering sash windows, find out more about the benefits they provide to your home. Add period charm to any style of property while gaining modern features such as energy efficiency & low maintenance window frames

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

By | Sash Windows

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

Everything you need to know about the sophisticated alternative to skylights. Need building regulations? Are they complex to install? Make your home improvement project as easy as possible using professional window fitters.

How Easy Are Roof Lanterns to Install?

By | Roof Lanterns

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

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

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