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  • 25 / November

    Blog: What is the Benefit of a Factory Finished Timber Window?

    An engineered timber window is only as good as the environment it is built in. As discussed in our earlier blog, ‘What is the Difference Between Solid Timber and Engineered Timber?‘, the latter is by far the stronger, more robust of the two materials. Engineered timber is 60% stronger than solid timber, making it perfect for windows and doors where…

    Posted by Carly
    • 4 / November

      FAQ: What is the Difference Between Solid Timber and Engineered Timber?

      Engineered timber is created by joining three sheets of timber together, where the middle sheet sits against the grain of the one above and below it. This is known as laminated timber. Alternating the grain of the wood like this prevents the timber from moving, swelling, shrinking and warping, creating a very strong and stable piece of timber. The timber…

      Posted by Carly
      • 27 / October

        FAQ: What is the new Part Q?

        Part Q is the latest industry buzz word, but what does it mean and will it affect your project plans? Building regulation Part Q applies to new builds only (or where a new build is formed by a material change of use such as a renovation or refurbishment) and took effect on 1st October 2015 in England. Part Q does…

        Posted by Carly
        • 5 / October

          Blog: When Was Your Property Built?

          Anyone can make a dramatic visual change to the appearance of their home, regardless of the age or style of property. When was your property built? If you have a property that was built before 1950, it is likely that any changes made by the previous owners over the years have detracted from the original character of the building. A…

          Posted by Carly
          • 5 / October

            Blog: Try Before You Buy Your New Windows – Yes, Really!

            There’s no doubt that investing in new windows, doors or glazed extension is a bit of a daunting prospect. It can be overwhelming – especially in this time of information-overload that we live in. The research stage is probably the most fun. Who doesn’t love watching the likes of Kevin McCloud and George Clarke. Their passion and enthusiasm is enough…

            Posted by Carly
            • 3 / October

              Blog: How To Choose The Right Doors

              Deciding on the right doors for your home improvement project is often given little, or no consideration. A door is a door, right? Wrong! From single doors, to French doors, to sliders to bi-folds, deciding on what’s right for your project is essential. Often the size of the opening will dictate the style of door that’s right for your property….

              Posted by Carly
              • 22 / September

                Blog: Timber-Look Joint – The Next Generation in Windows

                The latest innovation in timber-alternative windows is a timber-look joint on the exterior frame. Timber-alternative windows are the perfect solution to the ongoing maintenance required with timber windows. They look just like the real thing – so much so, they have been approved for use in conservation areas where the character or appearance of the area must be preserved or…

                Posted by Carly
                • 11 / July

                  Blog: A Beginner’s Guide to Bi-Fold Doors

                  Bi-fold doors are a popular choice when looking to maximise space and light. The concertina design can literally open up an entire wall of glass, connecting the inside to the outside with a level threshold. When closed, the expanse of glass offers much bigger views in comparison to a standard window or door. In smaller properties, bi-folds will give the illusion…

                  Posted by Carly
                  • 14 / June

                    Blog: Choosing A New Front Door

                    Your front door is an important aspect of your home, both visually and practically. It serves a number of purposes, most of which we take for granted. It endures the scuffs of daily use, the battering of wind and rain, but ultimately, it protects you and your loved ones from uninvited visitors. Most people inherit their front door through the…

                    Posted by Carly
                    • 10 / June

                      Blog: How to choose the right retailer to install your windows and doors

                      Finding the right retailer to install your windows and doors is essential. Not only do you need to find a retailer with a solid reputation, you also need to find a company that can guide you through the latest window and door systems. What you have installed today, needs to last at least ten years, if not longer. So how…

                      Posted by Carly
                      • 10 / May

                        Blog: Improving The Kerb Appeal Of Your Home

                        First impressions count. Whether it’s tackling an overgrown front garden, replacing a tatty front door or changing rotting windows, if you’re looking to improve the kerb appeal of your home, these quick wins will give your house instant impact. Try to look at the front of your house with a critical eye. It’s easy not to notice things you live with…

                        Posted by Carly
                        • 10 / May

                          Blog: 7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your New Windows

                          Updating your windows is a fantastic and immediate way of giving your home a makeover. New windows can jolt a tired, run down property out of the dark ages and bring it bang up to date. Getting new windows right can be a hard decision. Getting it wrong can be costly and of course you’ll need to live with your…

                          Posted by Carly
                          • 27 / April

                            Blog: Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

                            We love this short 90 second video created by Hans-Jörn Eich. We have included the transcript below. While most people wouldn’t build to a full Passive House certification level, it is good practice to implement many of the ideals. High energy glazing is a good place to start! Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds Does your house have a heater in the…

                            Posted by Carly
                            • 27 / April

                              FAQ: What is Secondary Glazing?

                              Secondary glazing is a fully independent internal window, fitted on the room side of an existing window. The frames are slim but strong. They are made from durable aluminium and require little maintenance. Replacing your current windows isn’t always an option, particularly if you live in a listed building or conservation area. Secondary glazing gives you many of the benefits offered by…

                              Posted by Carly
                              • 8 / April

                                FAQ: What are the benefits of triple glazing?

                                What is triple glazing? Put simply, triple glazing is three panes of glass instead of just one (single glazing) or two (double glazing). What are the benefits of triple glazing? The energy efficiency of a window is measured as a u-value. The lower the u-value the more efficient your window is. A single glazed window will have a u-value of…

                                Posted by Carly
                                • 21 / March

                                  Blog: The Changing Face of Composite and uPVC Front Doors

                                  If you’re looking to make a style statement with a new front door, be sure to check out how far composite and uPVC doors have come in recent years. Gone are the days of the old-fashioned ‘plastic door’ – with a woodgrain texture, the super stylish composite and uPVC options now available really do look like painted wooden doors, but…

                                  Posted by Carly
                                  • 11 / March

                                    Blog: How to maintain your uPVC windows

                                    Clean windows have a significant impact on the attractiveness of your home. With uPVC windows, very little maintenance is needed – re-painting and weather-proofing are not things you need to think about when you’ve opted for uPVC, but you will need to maintain the working parts and keep them clean. This post will tell you how to maintain your uPVC…

                                    Posted by Carly
                                    • 10 / March

                                      FAQ: What is a u-value?

                                      A u-value measures the effectiveness of a material as an insulator. It is measured as watts per square metre or W/m2k. The lower the number, the better the insulation. This is important when it comes to windows and can be seriously affected by the quality of not only the workmanship but the installation of your windows. We know that installation is…

                                      Posted by Carly
                                      • 4 / March

                                        Blog: Top tips for door security

                                        Window and door security is paramount. Apart from contributing to a beautiful façade to your property, your windows and doors will ultimately prevent a break-in. Here’s our top tips for door security. When looking to buy new doors and windows, make sure you’re clear on the security features and benefits. Whichever windows and doors you decide on for your property,…

                                        Posted by Carly
                                        • 25 / February

                                          Blog: Why choose Internorm windows and doors?

                                          Internorm combines high quality materials with perfect operation and provides a highlight of trendsetting designs. The beauty of this allows you to find ideal solutions for your windows and doors that will match your lifestyle and way of living perfectly. Learn more about Internorm Windows and Doors. THE MARK OF QUALITY IS IN THE DETAIL Internorm is not just another…

                                          Posted by Reuben

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