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  • 6 / May

    Switchable Glass – What Is It And How Does It Work?

    There are several ways in which glass may be turned to opaque from transparent (and vice versa) and each method has its own application. However, when it comes to construction and design, the term “switchable glass” is usually given to electrochromic glass. So, switchable glass – what is it and how does it work? Read on to find out more….

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    • 30 / April

      How To Use Frameless Glazing In Design

      Frameless glazing is a glass and aluminium product which is designed to create a stylish and contemporary aesthetic to a property thanks to minimum visible frame and maximum visible glass. Modern and slimline, these products can be purchased as opening or fixed windows or sliding windows, or even as a combination of windows and a frameless glass door system. So,…

      Posted by Reuben
      • 25 / April

        Flat Roof Lights and Lanterns

        These days, there are roof lights available in a wide variety of configurations and styles, and that means that you’re sure to find the perfect roof light to suit your roof and home’s style, whatever it may be. However, when you’re looking for the right roof light solution for your flat roof, you have two option – a flat roof…

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        • 12 / April

          Internorm Triple Glazed Windows for the Price of Double Glazing

          To celebrate the easing of lockdown and the reopening of retail shops and our Bracknell showroom, we are delighted to be offering Internorm Triple Glazed Windows for the price of Double. Whether you are looking for an architectural glazing solution for a passive house or home renovation, Internorm offers high performing triple glazed windows in a range of materials, colours…

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          • 8 / April

            New Conservatory Roof – Costs and Options

            We are delighted that two of our uPVC and timber-framed Conservatories that we designed and installed featured in the Homebuilding online article “Conservatory Roof Replacement: The Options”. 2020 saw a huge trend in demand for extensions with a glazed roof compared to a tiled conservatory roof, homeowners wanted to remove brick walls and replace them with transparent glass panels creating…

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            • 8 / April

              Sustainable Home – Advice from RIBA architects

              Sustainable home ideas and inspiration! We’re delighted! to see the triple glazed timber windows we installed in an oak timber-framed new build in Streatley has been featured in the Living etc., online article “How to make your home sustainable – RIBA architects share their advice”. A spectacular on-trend article about reducing your carbon footprint within your property: it highlights a…

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              • 7 / April

                Triple Glazed Windows: What are the Benefits?

                Triple glazed windows are the latest innovation in the glazing industry for exceptional thermal insulation and a preferred choice in building regulations for new build properties or certified passive house. Determining whether triple glazed windows are a better investment when purchasing double glazed windows or secondary glazing will depend on property location or type of home renovation. Of course, double…

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                • 6 / April

                  Our Bracknell Double Glazing Showroom Reopens Monday 12th April 2021

                  Following the latest Government announcement that as of Monday 12th April 2021, England will move to step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown We are delighted to announce that from this date, our Bracknell Double Glazing showroom will re-open by appointment only. To ensure that we keep our team and customers safe and adhere to social distancing measure we…

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                  • 6 / April

                    Building an Extension – From Cost to Glazing Options

                    Home extension design ideas to transform your home? Homebuilding online has put together this great article, “Building an Extension”, and we are thrilled to see two of our contemporary glass extensions have been included in this feature.   The article is filled with exciting information on the thermally efficient floor to ceiling glazing options for both side and rear extension…

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                    • 6 / April

                      Exterior Doors that Make a Statement to Extensions

                      Great article on exterior doors in the April edition of Real Homes. We were thrilled to see that the slimline aluminium sliding doors that we installed to a home extension in Warfield featured on page 147. The article is filled with interesting facts and information on the different types of quality external doors that make a visual impact for the…

                      Posted by tina
                      • 6 / April

                        Timber Doors and Windows

                        Environmentally sustainable timber doors and windows are becoming a popular sustainable choice for UK homeowners. It is great to see the Timber front door we installed in Winkfield featured in the Build It April edition. The article “Timber Doors and Windows” is filled with interesting facts and expert advice on the key things to consider when choosing sustainably sourced wooden…

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                        • 1 / April

                          Architectural Glazing Solutions for Sustainable New Build Homes

                          Press Release: April 2021 Modern glazing is an essential design element of low energy and sustainable new build homes thermal envelope. The latest innovation and advancement in glass technologies and low-emissivity coatings in double and triple glazed windows have improved the thermal insulation performance of windows and doors. This combination reduces the need for additional heating, air conditioning or artificial…

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                          • 31 / March

                            House Extension Ideas

                            Are you building an extension and looking for house extension ideas? Here at Thames Valley Windows, we are a renowned and reputable double-glazing company with over 37 years of experience. We have been designing and installing modern glass extensions and architectural glazing solutions for loft conversions in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey properties. In this blog article, we have selected a…

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                            • 25 / March

                              External Timber Doors – A Video Guide

                              Video Transcription: Hi everybody, my name’s Rob from Thames Valley Windows and today we’re going to look at a selection of external timber doors. So, in another video, I’ve talked about the underlying principles of our timber windows and doors which are that they are very good at managing maintenance and very good at being flexible in terms of colour…

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                              • 24 / March

                                Lands End to John’O’Grouts (LEJOG) Charity Walk

                                We are excited to share that one of our former Managing Directors of Thames Valley Windows, Mark Schofield, has decided to raise funds for two charities. He will be taking on the challenge to hike from Lands End to John’O’Grouts (LEJOG) in memory of his two best friends David Simpson and Phil Mastris. Thames Valley Windows will be sponsoring Mark…

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                                • 22 / March

                                  Infinite Views with Slimline Aluminium Sliding Patio Doors

                                  The beauty of glass is its transparency and it’s the new luxury building material for modern and traditional properties to fill living spaces with natural light. There’s no better way to create an illuminated living space than with an abundance of glass in the form of slimline aluminium sliding patio doors that dramatically opens up solid walls in kitchens, or…

                                  Posted by tina
                                  • 15 / March

                                    Modern Lean-to Conservatory Ideas

                                    The last 12 months, has seen a considerable increase in Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire homeowners looking to extend modern and traditional properties and create contemporary living spaces. With the new normal of meeting friends and family in outside spaces and working from home. Here at Thames Valley Windows, we have also had an increase in brochure downloads and quotation requests…

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                                    • 9 / March

                                      How to Add Value to Your Home with Bifold Doors

                                      Bifold doors are a popular choice of patio doors for Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey homeowners. If you are looking at selling your home or making some home renovations installing aluminium bifold doors are a worthwhile investment that can add value, space and garden appeal to your home. Incorporating external bifold doors into the rear of your property is one factor…

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                                      • 4 / March

                                        On Trend Glass Walls to Garden Rooms

                                        Want 6 On-trend Ways to Incorporate Glass into your Home? from minimalist glass walls to garden rooms, Liv for Interiors have put together this tremendous online article; read more here. We are thrilled that the garden room we designed and installed in Cold Ash, Berkshire, is included in this inspiring line-up of the biggest trends of 2021. A fantastic article…

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                                        • 4 / March

                                          How To Clean Windows

                                          Need some top fab tips on how to clean windows? Real homes online have some great advice in their latest article, ‘How to clean windows – the best way for streak-free results, with vinegar or not’, including some tips from Thames Valley Windows Managing Director Ryan Schofield. Read what he recommends here. Now that Spring has sprung, its time to…

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