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  • Dining Room Ideas with Bi-Folding Doors
    25th September 2022

    Dining Room Ideas with Bi-Folding Doors

    Natural light, space and brightness are among the most significant factors to consider when designing a home’s interior. Whenever a living space is bright and spacious, it creates a minimalist and warm ambience. A colourful room filled with objects became a trend known as “Clutter core.” during the pandemic, it is seldomly seen as a bright, comfortable space to relax…

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    Posted by: David
  • Spontaneous glass breakage
    18th September 2022

    Spontaneous Glass Breakage

    Units Shattering for No Reason Spontaneous glass breakage is a glazing term used when a tempered glass unit shatters without any impact, which is a rare phenomenon. Whilst there is no way to identify glass that can be affected by spontaneous glass breakage, it will only occur in toughened glass. Toughened glass, also known as safety or tempered glass, is…

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    Posted by: David
  • Triple Glazing U Values
    9th September 2022

    Triple Glazing U Values

    Triple Glazing U Values When the topic of windows or glass arises, you may often hear the term U value being used. The U value is often used when comparing the energy performance of double or triple-glazed windows or glass units. It is a standard industry term to describe the level of thermal transmittance that a window or piece of…

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    Posted by: David
  • What Double Glazed Door & Window Handles to Choose?
    22nd August 2022

    What Double Glazed Door & Window Handles to Choose?

    Read What Double Glazed Door & Window Handles you Should Choose? With so many different types of window styles, choosing handles that suit your double-glazed doors and windows can be difficult, especially with so many options to choose from! From colour to style and ease of use to price, there are many factors that you will need to consider. Rather…

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    Posted by: David
  • Best Windows for Noise Reduction and Insulation
    11th August 2022

    Best Windows for Noise Reduction and Insulation

    Read About the Best Windows for Noise Reduction and Insulation Draughts and noise entering your home through doors and windows can harm your health and wellbeing, especially if you live near a noisy motorway, railway or airport or experience cold weather. Unlike roofs and walls, which absorb and block sound waves, windows allow sounds to enter the home, so if…

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    Posted by: David
  • Double Glazing for Listed Buildings (Grade 1 & 2)
    3rd August 2022

    Double Glazing for Listed Buildings (Grade 1 & 2)

    Read Our Latest Guide on Double Glazing for Listed Buildings (Grade 1 & 2) Owning a listed building allows you to enjoy a piece of history and provides a unique living opportunity. Still, it also includes restrictions on replacing windows and home renovations, requiring you to follow specific guidelines. You will need to submit a planning application to the local…

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  • New Windows and Doors Reduce Energy Bills
    23rd June 2022

    How to Reduce Energy Bills by Installing New Windows and Doors

    How Might New Windows and Doors Lower Energy Bills? There is no denying that the cost of living is steadily going up, including the price of gas and electricity which are currently soaring. Cheap energy tariffs have disappeared over the last few months and very few if any energy suppliers are offering fixed tariffs. Based on Ofgem’s calculations in April…

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  • 31st January 2022

    Double Glazing Thickness – A Glossary

    With the demand for minimalism in windows and doors, one of the questions we get asked is about double-glazing thickness? Architectural and interior design has evolved over the last 18 months to meet the needs of homeowners and architects. It’s all about open living spaces with unobstructed views and seamless connection with indoors and outdoors. While glass continues to be…

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    Posted by: tina
  • 29th December 2021

    Types of Bathroom Windows – Glossary

    If you have a window in your bathroom, then you should definitely make the most of it. If you’re replacing bathroom windows, or renovating the bathroom and wondering if you should have a bathroom window then the answer is definitely yes. With that in mind, here are some ideas and tips on using unique bathroom window styles to create a…

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    Posted by: tina
  • 12th November 2021

    Two or Three Pane Sliding Patio Doors – Pros and Cons

    Two or three-pane sliding patio doors are visually stunning door systems that offer a sensation of openness and expansive space. The trend for transparency and minimalism within the design and architecture of properties continues to grow in 2021 with property developers and architects. The pandemic changed how we function within our homes. Making a minimalist home an increasingly popular lifestyle…

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  • 11th October 2021

    A Brief History of Victorian Windows?

    In our latest blog article, we will take a step back in time to the 19th century to understand the history of Victorian windows. Windows are often referred to as “eyes of the home” as they allow both natural light and fresh air into the home and offer panoramic views from the interior. There are various window styles, from elegant…

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    Posted by: tina
  • 15th September 2021

    Hello Autumn – Now is the time to order New Windows and Doors for 2022!

    As the temperate begins to drop and the new Autumn season looms, it’s time to tuck your garden furniture away and bring the warmth inside. Now is the ideal time to place your order for new windows and doors for your 2022 home renovation projects or new builds? It might seem odd to be thinking about a home improvement project…

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    Posted by: tina
  • 3rd September 2021

    Window Shapes – A Glossary

    There are many distinct types of window shapes to choose from. They offer more architectural interest than rectangular windows. Over the last eighteen months, they have become an increasingly popular design feature with homeowners, architects and interior designers within both modern and traditional properties. One of the big trends we see in the home interior is using large shaped windows…

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    Posted by: tina
  • 30th August 2021

    How To Get The Best Window Quote When Shopping Around for Windows

    When it comes to buying high-quality replacement windows and doors for your home, it is a major investment that can cost thousands of pounds for the quality and style that you’re looking for. With so many double glazing companies out there offering window and door installations, it can be hard to decipher exactly who to choose and trust, whether you…

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    Posted by: Reuben
  • 23rd August 2021

    How To Match Windows And Doors To Your Home

    If you’ve just bought a new home or are considering replacing the windows and doors in your existing home, you may find it a tricky feat to work out exactly what type of new doors and windows you should purchase to complement the look and feel of your home. Sometimes the installations already on your property seem like the best…

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    Posted by: Reuben
  • 18th August 2021

    Air500 Lift and Slide Patio Doors – A Video Guide

    Video Transcription: Hi, I’m Liam from Thames Valley Windows, I’m one of the design consultants. Here we have our Air 500LS lift and slide patio door system and in an anthracite grey outside with the white inside. The Air sliding doors operate on a lift-and-slide mechanism which allows for incredible ease of operation as you can see here being able…

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    Posted by: Reuben
  • 6th August 2021

    Solarlux Ecoline & Highline Bi-Folding Doors – A Video Guide

    Video Transcription: Hi, I’m Marcus from Thames Valley Windows, and today we will be talking about the Ecoline and Highline Bi-folding doors from Solarlux. Highline and Ecoline are our premium folding glass door systems from Solarlux. It’s a state of the art aluminium bi-fold system. The Ecoline and the Highline Bi-folding doors are primarily one system, the main difference being…

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    Posted by: Reuben
  • 1st July 2021

    Guest Post – What to Look for When Renting or Buying a House

    The prospect of buying a house in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxford is a massive decision for anybody- and small mistakes can be costly. The investment- both financially, mentally and physically can take a considerable toll, so the preparation stage is vital. In that, is the viewings of various properties. Often the excitement of moving into our first or a…

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    Posted by: tina
  • 11th June 2021

    What To Do About Chipped Paint On Aluminium Window Frames

    Aluminium window frames offer a host of benefits to homeowners, so it isn’t too surprising that many people opt for them over the alternatives. However, if the paint on the window frame becomes chipped, what can you do about it? Here, we offer you some top tips to point you in the right direction. The Benefits Of Aluminium Windows Some…

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    Posted by: Reuben
  • 4th June 2021

    How To Repair Scratches On Coloured Window Frames

    Coloured window frames are a great addition to any home, adding aesthetic appeal to your property. However, coloured frames are, unfortunately, no less susceptible to damage than plain white ones. Although uPVC is remarkably resilient and durable, it can still be scratched and pitted by mechanical means. For example, if you accidentally scrape a mortar trowel on the window frame…

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    Posted by: Reuben

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