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  • 20 / November

    How to hang a Christmas Wreath on Front Door

    Decorating your front door with a Christmas wreath is one of the many traditions for homeowners in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxford and South East. Whether you have a composite door, aluminium entrance door, a traditional timber door, or modern uPVC front door, a festive wreath adds Christmas cheer to the entrance of your home. If you haven’t decided between…

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    • 18 / November

      Inspire Design Virtual Home Show – 20th – 22nd November 2020

      Inspire Design is returning for a second year running and Thames Valley Windows is delighted to announce that we will be attending this year’s Virtual Home Show.   The show will feature several local businesses, each representing a different sector of the home design industry from Kitchen and Bathroom designs, Architecture and Planning, Home extensions, Renovation and New Builds, to…

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      • 17 / November

        CHAS Accredited Contractor

        Thames Valley Windows are now a CHAS Accredited Contractor (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) The purpose of CHAS is to help contractors (suppliers) and buyers in the construction industry with the assessment of health and safety competence. We were delighted to receive our certification in July 2020 to congratulate us on passing the assessment process for contractors. This health…

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        • 12 / November

          Floor to Ceiling Windows

          Floor to ceiling windows is one of the must-have contemporary glazing solutions for both residential properties and commercial buildings creating, light, space and views. Windows and doors are an important architectural design feature of both modern and traditional homes that add aesthetic value to properties. Not only do they connect the outside in, but provide an abundance of natural light…

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          • 11 / November

            GUEST POST: Denby share their Top 5 Design Tips for Creating a more Mindful Kitchen

            Your home is your sanctuary and the way you decorate it can greatly affect your mood. To help you create a more serene space, Hayley Baddiley from Denby gives us her top tips for putting together a mindful kitchen. Mindfulness is the practice of being grounded and free from distractions and, as the world becomes more fast-paced, people are turning…

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            • 6 / November

              National Second Lockdown Update: We are Open and Here to Help

              As we enter a national second lockdown in the UK, the COVID-19 trend for home improvements looks set to continue. Here are Thames Valley Windows the demand for double glazed windows and doors is also showing no signs of slowing down. Following the latest government announcement and guidelines, we can confirm we are still OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Throughout the second…

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              • 2 / November

                Dormer Windows for Loft Conversion in Listed Buildings

                Guess What? Our dormer window installation in Reading has been featured in the latest issue of Your home, a beautiful magazine filled with hundreds of ideas and inspiration on interior trends, home improvement, and delicious cooking recipes. The article is all about creating more space with a loft conversion; it is the perfect lockdown inspiration to homeowners looking to add…

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                • 2 / November

                  Choosing Front Doors

                  Amazing to see our Apeer composite front door appear in the article on ‘Choosing Front Doors’ in the November edition of Build It. The UK’s longest-running self build magazine on home building, DIY and renovation for self-builders and renovators. A super feature with key considerations and advice on door designs, choosing the right material from timber, aluminium, composite and uPVC,…

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                  • 2 / November

                    Roof Lights and Lanterns

                    In case you missed it, we were proud that two of our roof lanterns we installed into an Orangery in Wokingham and a glass roof extension in Crowthorne featured in an article on lanterns and roof lights in the November 2020 issue of Self Build & Design The ‘Light from Above’ article offers some guidance and advice on what to…

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                    • 2 / November

                      We Featured in Grand Designs Magazine

                      We are thrilled that one of our double glazing renovation projects is featured in the November 2020 edition of Grand Designs magazine the award-winning publication to accompany the television show hosted by presenter Kevin McCloud on Channel 4. The installation of Evolution Storm timber alternative windows, in a beautiful thatched roof cottage in Reading, is featured on 82. Register online…

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                      • 2 / November

                        Front Porch Ideas For Modern and Traditional Homes

                        Front Porch Ideas! Home and Gardens online article featured our Apeer cottage style pebble grey composite front door we installed into a porch of a beautiful detached property in Newbury. A fabulous article on how to create a strong first impression with timeless front porches. With designs and styles to enhance the front of any property from modern to traditional….

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                        • 27 / October

                          Slimline Double Glazing – Glossary

                          Are you considering slimline double glazing for your home? It is the latest innovation in double glazing and a preferred choice amongst planning authorities, architects and contractors nationwide, particularly when it comes to replacing windows in listed buildings, period property, heritage and homes in conservation areas. Whether you’re choosing windows for new build project or home improvement renovation? You’ll need…

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                          • 21 / October

                            Buyer’s Guide to Traditional Windows for Renovation Projects

                            The COVID lockdown has inspired homeowners into renovating their home. If you are upgrading to traditional windows as part of a renovation project, then our lastest blog article will be of interest to you. What do you need to consider from a Building Regs/FENSA perspective? What standards do your new traditional windows need to meet? From a Building Regulation/Fensa perspective…

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                            • 14 / October

                              How to Maintain and Clean uPVC Windows and Doors

                              If you are looking for advice on the best way to maintain and clean uPVC windows and doors, look no further than our latest blog article. One of the reasons uPVC windows are a preferred choice with homeowners in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire is they are energy-efficient, durable, low maintenance and easy to clean.   Regular maintenance and cleaning…

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                              • 12 / October

                                Replacing Timber Windows

                                There are many points to consider before replacing timber windows. In our latest blog article, we discuss the signs to tell when it might be time for replacing timber windows whether you are renovating your home, selling your property or moving in. Nothing gives character and elegance to a property like traditional timber windows; they are an all-time British architectural…

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                                • 5 / October

                                  Press Release – Enhance Your Home With Contemporary Glazing Solutions

                                  PRESS RELEASE – October 2020 Offering a vast range of energy-efficient contemporary glazing solutions, Thames Valley Window Company combines over 35 years of expertise with industry-leading products to provide the very best window and door choices for the modern home. The epitome of luxury design, glass provides a contemporary aesthetic and architectural elegance when added to building exteriors. From glass…

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                                  • 2 / October

                                    Listed Building Extension Ideas

                                    Are you are searching for some inspiration and design ideas for a listed building extension? Whether you want to alter or extend a Grade II listed barn or 17th-century cottage, that will affect its character or appearance, you will need to make sure you comply with the requirements and gain listed building consent from your local planning authority.   What…

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                                    • 1 / October

                                      Patio Doors Installation – Everything you Need to Know

                                      Top tips for patio doors installation, fantastic to see that our managing director Ryan Schofield featured in September edition of Homes and Gardens with professional advice on what you need to know and look for before buying patio doors. Whether you are looking to replace wooden French doors or aluminium sliding doors to open up your home, this is a…

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                                      • 29 / September

                                        Broken Plan Living with Internal Glass Screens and Partitions

                                        From internal glass screens to freestanding fireplaces, ‘Broken Plan Living’ is the latest interior design trend to replace open-plan living. The last couple of decades, modern architects and homeowners have been knocking down walls to create large sociable living rooms with a sense of open space, and an influx of light. However, the last few years there has seen a…

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                                        • 29 / September

                                          The Industrial Look – Steel Effect Doors and Room Dividers

                                          Introducing our latest architectural glazing solution of 2020 – Aluco Steel Effect Door Collection Steel effect doors and room dividers have been one of the most prominent interior design trends in recent years, for properties in Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire and its popularity continues to grow amongst homeowners in London, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Original steel-framed glass doors and windows first…

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