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  • 11 / June

    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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  • 4 / June

    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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  • 28 / May

    How To Prevent Window Condensation

    No matter what type of building you live in, whether it be a period property or new-build apartment, you may experience an issue with condensation. While it may appear to be a minor problem, if you don’t deal with it quickly it could cause long-lasting problems that can be costly to fix including mould and damp. Here, we take a…

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  • 21 / May

    How To Increase Light In Your Home

    If your home always feels dark and gloomy inside, you’re probably looking for ways to increase its natural light – after all, living in a light environment has been shown to have positive benefits for your health and well-being. Fortunately, there are several ways you can achieve this goal and here are just a few. Add Mirrors Most people are…

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  • 14 / May

    Where To Use Internal Glass Walls

    Over the last 20 years, the term “open plan” has been a key buzzword amongst interior designers and builders. As the focus has increasingly been placed on collaborative working, increased family connections inside the home, and creating an illusion of extra space in crowded urban developments, it’s easy to see why internal glass walls have become so popular. Glass partitions…

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  • 6 / May

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

    We work hard to maintain a reputation for innovative glass solutions, a question we are often asked is what is switchable glass? 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…

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  • 30 / April

    How To Use Frameless Glazing In Design

    Frameless glazing is a glass and aluminium product that 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,…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

    Posted by tina
  • 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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  • 22 / February

    Timber Sash Windows – A Video Guide

    Video Transcription: Hi everybody, it’s Rob from Thames Valley Windows here again. This time we are talking about timber sash windows. A more classic and elegant British window you will ever see. Here we have a classic example of a box sash window (also known as a double-hung sliding sash) with a single Georgian bar in the middle and the…

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  • 19 / February

    Solarlux Woodline Timber Clad Bi-Folding Doors – A Video Guide

    Video Transcription: Hi, I’m Marcus from Thames Valley Windows, and today we will be talking about the “Woodline” timber-clad bi-folding doors from Solarlux. The Woodline from Solarlux is essentially an aluminium structure that is entirely timber-clad with solid-wood sections, inside and out. To give it more agility and much better adjustability. All the timber is sustainably sourced and comes in…

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  • 12 / February

    Vision20 Frameless Sliding Glass Doors – A Video Guide

    Video Transcription: Hi, I’m Liam from Thames Valley Windows. I specialise in aluminium and architectural glazing solutions. Here we have Vision20 sliding glass doors, a very in-demand style on the market. You can see you’ve got the 20-millimetre interlock. The sliding glass door comes in a double-track option as well as a triple track option. We do have some particularly…

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  • 2 / February

    Best Alu Clad Windows – Buyers Guide

    Alu Clad Windows is also known as Aluminium Clad windows, or Composite windows have been growing steadily in popularity in the last few years for energy-efficient, new builds, eco-build or PassivHaus certified projects. Windows and doors play a significant role in the thermal building envelope, letting in light and controlling sound and temperature. They provide the aesthetics and feel of…

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  • 30 / January

    Solarlux SL25 Frameless Slide and Turn Glass Door System – A Video Guide

    Video Transcription: Hi, I’m Marcus from Thames Valley Windows, and today we will be looking at the SL25 frameless slide and turn glass door system from Solarlux. The SL25 is a single glazed frame system that is used for sliding patio doors, balcony glazing, internal partitioning and also for atriums as we have here. Similar to bifold doors, the system…

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  • 20 / January

    Timber Windows and Doors – A video walk through

    Video Transcription: Morning everybody, my name’s Rob from Thames Valley Windows, and I’m here to talk to you about timber windows and doors. There’s a couple of things that we need to cover with the timber world at Thames Valley Timber which is the underlying principles. You might call this the design and engineering principles that underpin our range of…

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  • 30 / December

    Local Window Companies Near Me

    With a vast choice of local window companies to choose from in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire and South East, why choose Thames Valley Window Company? Whether you’re dreaming of replacement double glazed windows and doors, building a home extension or installing a conservatory or Orangery, you are going to need a window company to design and install your windows…

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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…

    Posted by tina

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