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  • 23 / February

    FAQ: What does uPVC stand for?

    Un-Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. Well, you did ask 🙂 Poly Vinyl Chloride, which we know as PVC is modified, i.e. softened, to be used in the manufacture of products such as handbags, shoes and sports bags. The basic material properties make it ideal for window and door applications because it: Does not rot or biologically decompose Is resistant to weathering with…

    Posted by Carly
    • 23 / February

      FAQ: What’s the difference between Patio and French Doors?

      The main difference between patio doors and French doors is how each opens. French doors open outwards on a hinge whereas patio doors slide along a track and open to the side. Patio doors are more modern in appearance and therefore best suited to a modern, contemporary property. French doors lend themselves to period and heritage properties. You can view…

      Posted by Carly
      • 23 / February

        FAQ: What is condensation and how do I prevent it?

        Condensation is water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it, much like when you remove a canned drink from the fridge, you may notice that it has droplets of water on the outside. The temperature on the surface of the can is reduced as air passes over it. As the air…

        Posted by Carly
        • 23 / February

          FAQ: Are trickle vents necessary?

          There is a common misconception that trickle vents are required in all new openings for windows and doors but this is not technically true. Please read our blog post ‘Do I Need Tricke Vents In My New Windows?’ to find out more.

          Posted by Carly
          • 23 / February

            FAQ: Can I see any recent work?

            Of course. Our salesmen have access to an entire library of photographs. Our most recent work can be seen on our website and can be filtered by product or location. We also have more than 130 customer reviews and 5 stars on Trustpilot. If you’d like to find out more about us, please visit our ABOUT page. Recent Projects Solarlux…

            Posted by Carly
            • 23 / February

              FAQ: What is a fanlight?

              A fanlight is a small window over a door or another window. Its primary purpose is to provide ventilation however, they can look fussy. Without them, or with an alternative design considered, cleaner lines can create a tidier and more balanced look to your property. A great example of this can be seen in the before and after photos here.

              Posted by Carly
              • 9 / February

                Blog: Why Choose Evolution Windows & Doors?

                Hand finished excellence At we are proud to say that we work with Evolution. They only employ hand-skilled craftsmen, not technicians. You will find more people than machines in their factory and these people have learned their trade, not simply read a manual. Evolution is, quite literally, a hands-on company. It’s what sets them apart from other manufacturers and it’s how…

                Posted by Reuben
                • 3 / February

                  Blog: Do I Need Trickle Vents in My New Windows?

                  Do I need trickle vents? There is a common misconception that trickle vents are required in all new openings for windows and doors but this is not technically true. If you have trickle vents in your existing windows or shown on your new plans then you will need to cater for a form of background/passive ventilation. All new builds since…

                  Posted by Carly
                  • 2 / February

                    Blog: How To Choose Sliding Sash Windows

                    One of the most gracious window designs ever produced is the sliding sash window. Common to all early Georgian and Victorian properties and also enjoying a resurgence in modern architecture with many new properties being built in a Georgian or Victorian Style. There are two main material options available for Sliding Sash Windows; Timber and uPVC. Timber is available with…

                    Posted by Carly
                    • 25 / January

                      FAQ: What is a Composite Window?

                      With the ever developing market for better aesthetics and increased performance, a new breed of window and door product is emerging. Commonly referred to as ‘composite windows and doors’ these products offer a refreshing alternative to conventional uPVC. What are composite windows made of? ‘Composite’ is a descriptive term referring to something made up of a combination of materials but…

                      Posted by Carly
                      • 9 / January

                        Blog: What Makes Solarlux Bi-Fold Doors Different?

                        The desire to create a larger, lighter, living space is at the top of most people’s home improvement wish list and as such, the popularity of bi-fold doors has massively increased over the last few years. The bi-fold door has come a long way since the patio door of the 1990s. Today’s version of the glass sliding door is both…

                        Posted by Carly
                        • 23 / November

                          Blog: How to Choose a Conservatory

                          You get what you pay for Do not think that buying a budget conservatory is like buying a budget kitchen. You can purchase a kitchen from a DIY store, top it with granite and fit quality appliances and you will have a kitchen that looks and performs like a kitchen twice its price. This is not the case for a…

                          Posted by David
                          • 10 / November

                            Blog: Timber Alternative Windows for Conservation Areas

                            What is a Conservation Area ? Conservation areas exist throughout the whole of the United Kingdom and are considered to be places of great interest to the architectural history of this country. Most Conservation areas are home to dozens of buildings some dating back to before the 16th Century. Since 1967 around 10,000 conservation areas have been designated across England…

                            Posted by David

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