Design & Trends

  • 17 / January

    Wooden Front Doors – Top 6 Trending Styles

    Wooden front doors are making a comeback! With one of the biggest home trends for 2020 being natural wood, Here’s what the year ahead holds for buying a new eco-friendly timber front door. Many homeowners are making greener choices for home improvements within their properties, energy-efficient exterior doors are a natural choice to help reduce their carbon footprint. So whether…

    Posted by tina
  • 10 / January

    Glass Extensions: A Buyer’s Guide

    Glass extensions for modern and traditional properties. Are you thinking about a stylish and modern home extension that maximises light for your property? Looking at glass conservatory or orangery options, but are unsure where to start? Don’t worry. In this quick glass extensions buyers guide, we have selected some of our favourite glass extensions that we have designed and installed…

    Posted by tina
  • 10 / December

    New Year – New Front Door? 10 Reasons to Replace Your Entrance Door in 2020

    New front door for 2020? New Year means new changes for a lot of people. But what about your home? One of the many things homeowners change about their homes is their entrance door. Your front door is the first thing your family and friends will see when visiting you! You could upgrade to a modern composite door or the…

    Posted by tina
  • 15 / November

    Brown Windows? – What’s the Best Front Door Colour to Choose

    Do you have brown wooden windows or rosewood uPVC windows and looking for a new front door for your property in Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire? Brown doubled glazed windows are both classic and timeless they create an impression of grandeur on the exterior of a property while adding warmth on the inside. It is also important to remember some colours…

    Posted by tina
  • 25 / October

    Window and Door Trends for 2020

    From large windows and less frame to the return of sliding glass doors, here are some of the biggest double glazed window and door trends for 2020 defining the glazing industry in Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 and what is on the property market horizon for next year. Whether you’re looking to replacing your windows and doors, renovating a new extension or building…

    Posted by tina
  • 8 / October

    Grey Windows to Enhance Traditional and Modern Homes

    Grey Windows is the New White! – White windows have always been a part of the UK home design landscape. For many people, white offers a clean, neutral look which is easy to keep up to, and it’s never too harsh on the eyes. However, it seems that the days of traditional white windows being the norm for properties across…

    Posted by tina
  • 24 / September

    Architectural 3D Visualisation Service for Home Improvements

    Our in-house architectural  3D visualisation service is a unique, one-of-a-kind visualisation software within the double-glazing window industry. Thames Valley Window company identified a need to provide a quality visualisation design service to residential customers for home improvements. We have been creating and offering this architectural 3D visualisation service for over 20 years, and it has evolved from traditional paper, pens…

    Posted by tina
  • 7 / September

    Black Metal Windows and Doors V Aluminium

    Black metal windows are renowned for their pencil-thin sightlines and industrial vibe they emit. Metal windows and doors made of durable steel has been a popular choice of art deco windows for many homeowners as they are maintenance-free steel-framed windows compared to wooden windows. Many famous iconic UK buildings feature these style of black metal windows include Tower of London…

    Posted by tina
  • 12 / August

    New Build Homes – Building New Builds

    Building the Dream Home! Building your dream new build can be one of the most exciting and rewarding projects you can undertake. Whether you are first time buyers or not getting the opportunity to plan out each step of the process and make the decisions about your new builds property developments is a big responsibility. And it can be overwhelming…

    Posted by tina
  • 6 / June

    BLOG: Aluminium Flush Casement Windows – emerging technologies to look out for

    Aluminium Flush Casement Windows – emerging technologies to look out for. There comes a time when we want more from a window than just looking through it! We want style, high security and thermal efficiency, and of course, long life durability. There has been much revolution in the window industry over the last few years with a big increase in…

    Posted by Leanne
  • 21 / March

    BLOG: How to choose your new windows this Spring

    Whether you’re planning a brand-new self-build, undertaking a conversion or renovating a property, how to choose your new windows is too important to be an afterthought. We all know that windows are crucial to the look and character of any home – from contemporary feature windows that make a bold statement to discreet styles that blend sympathetically with a period…

    Posted by Leanne
  • 31 / October

    Blog: 3 Window Trends for 2018

    What are some of the things people are looking for when they decide to replace their windows? We take a look at the trends we’re seeing on people’s wish lists; the top 3 window trends for 2018. Trend #1: Maximising Light The primary reason for installing windows in our homes is to let in light. It’s the very reason windows…

    Posted by Carly
  • 28 / February

    Blog: The Emergence of the Mechanical Joint in uPVC Windows and Doors

    If you’re looking for new windows, either in a new build project or to replace your existing windows, you may not consider a seemingly insignificant part of the window. You’ll deliberate over uPVC windows versus timber windows versus aluminium windows, colour options, grains, opening configurations, glazing, but the joint? What difference does the joint make? It’s all in the detail….

    Posted by Carly
  • 3 / February

    Blog: uPVC Window Design

    The double glazing industry has earned itself a bit of a mixed reputation – and rightly so! Many homes have been visually destroyed in the name of better thermal performance – and a salesman’s commission! Due to the nature of double glazing sales, and the fact that most homeowners didn’t appreciate the potential return on investment, we’ve ended up with…

    Posted by Carly
  • 20 / January

    Blog: The Importance of a Showroom Visit

    It’s highly unlikely you’d buy a car without first visiting the dealer’s showroom. The same should be said for your new windows and doors too. They are likely to be one of the largest investments you make, and arguably the most important when it comes to the look and value of your home. Even if you have a very good…

    Posted by Carly
  • 9 / December

    Blog: The Re-Birth of the Sliding Door

    Sliding patio doors have taken a bit of a backseat since the early 1990s. Considered old fashioned and passé, the market turned to the French Door for well over a decade. Then came the emergence of the bi-fold door in the UK, pushing its predecessor even further in to the shadows. However, the desire to integrate bi-folding doors in to…

    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
  • 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

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