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A Window View Glass gives the light and stops the elements from spoiling your day! Most common is double glazing but triple glazing is available with up-to-date specifications that improve the glass thermal ability. More rooflights are being fitted onto flat roof extensions. These can be walk-on, flat onto kerb up-stands or raised double hip. Where you need a safety barier we have different types of balustrades and juliet balconies on offer.

We will give you an Insurance backed Guarantee for all replacement windows, doors, conservatories and roof-lights.

read more › Come in and view the just some of the work we have done and get an insight into our market. All photos are from installations by my company (exceptions are the folding door pictures supplied by Origin, I will replace the photos with my own when I have a pictures as good). All written content is my own. With nearly 30-years experience on all aspects of glass and glazing for the home and small commercial contracts I am available to give you considered and balanced advice. I can help you with: Windows, Doors, Folding Doors, Conservatories, Lantern roofs, Mirrors, Painted glass, Shower screens, Balustrades, Glass shelving etc.

read more › The early aluminium frames had no thermal barrier, these would condensate easily in the winter months and also required a timber subframe for strength. The second-generation aluminium showed a marked improvement in the insulation by the insertion of a 'resin' thermal break. Imagine a window cut in two down through itself so that half fell inside and half outside, now bring those halves back together and bond them with a resin that stops the outer aluminium touching the inner; that is how the thermal barrier works.

read more › It can be painted and incorporate draught excluder. Normally fitted with cockspur type handles the glass units are fitted from the outside; even so, the window is extremely secure. The purpose of a window is to provide light and ventilation into a building. Glass has to be fixed into a frame. Early frames were steel and timber and latterly aluminium and plastic. These frames have been developed to take double glazed units and sophisticated locking systems producing a finished product that is elegant, practical and efficient at keeping heat in and the cold and rain out.

read more › In years gone by the timber used for windows and doors would be dried the appropriate length of time and frame cills would be of oak. These would of course have the correct layers of paint and you would not be surprised to see those same frames in their original openings 100-years later! A lot of rubbish timber windows have been produced over the last 40-years, due mainly to the demand generated by the birth of the double glazing companies. However, that trend is receding and quality double glazed timber products are now being produced and designed for the British market.

read more › This is a European style opener. It is used in mainly commercial contracts where larger opening windows are required. Its main drawback is that it opens inwards, something we would prefer not to do as it scatters orniments and gets caught on the curtains! The mechanisum fits on all sides of the opener tucked away inside and hidden from view. The single handle has two opening positions. In the first, the window is hinged from the bottom and tilts-in about 5 inches aopens t the top; the second position allows the opener to hinge on the side and fully opens-in without restriction.

read more › For ventilation and cleaning from inside, windows open in different ways. The most common that are used in this country today are the side and top hung casements that are hinged from the side or top and open out. Also know as 'side openers' and 'top fanlights, ' these windows make up the majority of what you will see in Britain down most streets. Each frame material will have a standard push-out option. The most popular hinge for these openers is the friction hinge and fixed top and bottom to side casements and to the sides in top openers.

read more › Although remaining entirely traditional in appearance, our system is amongst the most technically advanced available in the UK. New Build: You can have specific page per window details of each design. We can order from your sizes or I am available to survey. The windows are delivered on pallets, on time. Depending on size, they just need to be lifted into place - site staff headed by a carpenter is all you need but I will supply and fit if required. They are fully finished to such a high standard you cannot fail to be impressed.

read more › By their very nature Doors are an important part of a building. They are large, and form a constant function within a home. They need to be secure when locked and look right for their situation and position. Depending on budgets I would prefer to see the front door costucted from Timber. The front door sets the statement you want to make, there is a good selection of colours and styles of timber doors. These styles have been copied for the plastic panel and composit door market. All modern door use a multi-point lock system with the best offering Hook bolts that either wind-out or shoot-out with the lift of a handle.

read more › High prices have stabilised to become competitive. Folding doors are availabe in Plastic, Aluminium and Timber. The aluminium product is so good I have never tried the cheaper plastic doors. The timber folding doors are of European design and for practical purposes work fantastically well but they have their hinges on the face of the door and use wider sections. The Aluminium Folding doors that I supply have all the major working parts within the body of the frame so that only the hinges can be seen.

read more › These can be made with wider panels than folding doors. You will see them in Two, Three and Four panels. As their name suggests they slide on their existing Cill line. The maximum opening available would be about 45% of the width with a Two and Four panel door. Patio Doors have been around over 40-years in the replacement market, prior to that they were made in timber and a special order. I see them from time to time, large wide timber sections where one door would not have been opened for 20-years and the other just being able to open with a little help on a summers day.

read more › If you have space on this outside of your property then why not look into building a Conservatory. The walls of Conservatories are made from window profile. Specialist companies have established themselves as roof only suppliers for the trade. The most common material for a Conservatory roof is Plastic followed by Aluminium, both of which can be coloured. The rafters of a more expensive timber roof use Aluminium capping's. These aluminium sections trap the glass unit from above. I have seen a couple of examples where a timber roof has been capped with timber - they don't last long!

read more › When glass was first discovered and used within windows a ball of molten glass was spun on the end of a pole until it resembled a huge dinner plate. The flat areas were cut into shapes and joined with lead to make larger areas. The centre 'bullion' wasn't wasted either! So the big houses and castles had wonderful leaded lights. Coloured stained glass was achieved with heating and pigments. We have all seen what wonderful designs can be achieved with Church stained glass panels. The replacement window industry has modified these effects so that they can be used on full sheet flat glass; because that is what a double glazed, sealed glass unit is made from.

read more › The Georgian bar 'mock-up' can be seen in nearly every street as an 'enhancement' to the average family home. It is up to the passer by to decide if each case has been a success? The most common you will see are the white bars that sit inside the cavity of the double glazed unit. The best you will find is called the 'Astrigal' Bar. Made up of three components, two to the outside and one inner. By outside I mean applied to the outside surface of the double glazed unit. The success of the astrigal is seen in Plastic frames but more so in Timber, where you would believe that the original Georgian appearance had returned with single glazing.

read more › To add further distinction, the double glazing market has tried to copy the art of 'stained' glass. Restricted by only being able to use full sheet glass, the industry has done a reasonable job. Each side of a double glazed unit can only be made from one piece of glass so that trapped air cannot escape. If you were to try and incorporate a piece of stained glass in it's classic form air would soon leak from around the lead joints. Any enhancement has to be laid onto flat glass and this restricts what is possible.

read more › Take one piece of flat glass and fit it floor to ceiling into your walk-in, wet room bathroom and you have a basic shower screen. It can be held into position with crystal clear silicone, glass fittings or 'U' channels depending on the situation. If you don't want the glass to go all the way to the ceiling then add a support bar that grips the top of the glass and returns back to the nearest wall - probably one of the simplest uses of glass in the home! Glass Door Screens can be luxury room dividers that enhance the home.

read more › Glass screens and doors can be purchased in kit form. However, if you have a need for non standard sizes or more complicated arrangements of glass and doors then you will need these designed for you. The glass thickness will usually be either 8mm, 10mm or 12mm Toughened depending on application. From sliding doors to hinged, shaped glass walls or floor to ceiling glass;all can be installed. Fittings can be from varnished brass through stainless steel to brushed Matt chrome. Hinges can be for glass to glass, glass to wall or pivot hinges with hold open options for larger doors.

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