Door & Windows

Modern Solutions for Elegant Windows and Doors

The construction industry, lie any other, has seen massive changes, with composite materials that allow for a style transformation, and designs that continue to amaze. The family home is a place for rest, relaxation and, after all, is the place you spend a majority of your time, so it makes sense to do what you can to make it more comfortable. If you live in the UK, you will already be aware of the need for double glazed windows, thanks to the inclement climate, and for many years, the units were bulky, yet effective, and it is only in the past decade, that progress has been made with design.

Tailored Units

All double glazed windows are basically made up of similar components, with a hermetically sealed double glazed unit that is encased in either timber, aluminium or a composite material. The industry works solely with tailored solutions, which are fabricated to millimetre accuracy, ensuring a perfect fit, and as far as design in concerned, you have many options, which ensures that the windows and doors will be perfectly in keeping with the property. If, for example, you are looking for some elegant bi folding doors in London, an online search will bring up a list of potential contractors, then the process of elimination comes into play.

Sourcing the Right Supplier

While they are many double glazing companies, avoid any that are not focused on design, as sadly, there are firms that simply want to sell windows and doors, and this type of outfit is usually at the bottom end of the price range. They employ high pressure salespeople who do what they can to get a signature on the night, and in order to avoid such companies, look for someone who has been in the business for at least 10 years, and one that considers every project as a design challenge. Replacing your windows and doors might bring you many advantages like reduced heating bills and improved security, but it also offers the chance to really transform the property, and with a customer focused supplier, you can explore the design possibilities.

Range of Opening Styles

Just because the house was built using the traditional side opening windows, doesn’t mean it is set in stone, and with tilt and turn or sliding units, functionality can be greatly improved. You have likely a nice terraced area at the rear of the property, and by removing the dining room window and knocking out some brickwork, you can replace with an elegant pair of bi folding French doors, or if your home is more the modern style, tinted glass with aluminium frames would be the ideal solution.

Material Selection

This is not as straightforward as you might think, as there are a few possibilities, with timber being a choice for many, and a selection of hardwoods give you the durability you need, yet for many UK homeowners, the maintenance is off putting, and with aluminium frames that come in a faux timber finish, a balance can be achieved. Extruded aluminium is a very popular material and the condensation problem is solved by adding a resin based thermal break, and with many powder coated colours, you can really make a transformation.

An online search will locate the right contractor, and together you can explore the design possibilities, before selecting a combination that will make your home the envy of all who visit.

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Hi, this is Hugh Hook. I’m here to share my insights on a wide variety of home improvement topics. I hope that my site becomes a platform for your inspiration on green living and DIY projects.
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