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Think About Lead Times – Plan Ahead

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Think About Lead Times - Plan Ahead

A question that many of us fail to consider or ask early enough during the buying process is the product lead time.

When buying windows & doors it would be wise to plan ahead, as many of the top-rated and most reputable window & door companies in your area are likely to have lengthy lead times.  

Try your best to plan ahead to avoid letting your choice of windows and doors be dictated by the installation lead time.

As of October 5th 2020, a poll undertaken by the Double Glazing Blogger found that out of the installers that were surveyed, 80% had lead times of 8 weeks or more. Here’s a bar chart on their findings.

We are a generation that has become accustom to Amazon next day deliveries, therefore we can sometimes forget that tradespeople have lengthier lead times.

In the case of high-quality windows & doors, these aren’t off the shelf products. The best windows & doors are hand crafted, made to measure and bespoke for your homes, therefore there is a longer production process involved. Also, the most reputable companies are likely to be busier and will have a larger order book to fulfil.

Please remember that your windows & doors could be in your home for the next 30 years, therefore it is worth waiting a few extra weeks for your ideal choice of windows & doors.

TOP TIP: Let quality, price and service dictate your buying decision as opposed to quick lead times.  

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Choice Of Window Handles & Ironmongery

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Choice Of Window Handles & Ironmongery

Our Choice of Window Handles For Casement Windows

Affinity Window Handles

The affinity window handle is a classic design with a contemporary twist to create an elegant and stylish window. The handle perfectly compliments Traditional Sash, Heritage Flush Sash & Tilt & Turn Windows.

This key locking handle is available in the following colour options to complement your windows and doors: White, Black, Champagne Gold, chrome, Satin Chrome and Flint.

Teardrop Window Handles

The teardrop handle & dummy peg stay are unique and are traditionally designed to fit perfectly with our Traditional Sash & Heritage Flush Sash Window range. The handle & peg stay are available in the following colours: Antique Black, Chrome, Graphite or Gold. 

Monkey Tail Window Handles

Inspired by 19th century ironmongery, the elegant design of a monkey tail handle can give a classic finish to our traditional sash and Heritage Flush Sash windows. The handle and peg stay are available in the following colours: Antique black, Chrome, Graphite or Gold.

Our Choice of Window Handles For Vertical Sliding Sash Windows

Travel Restrictors

The travel restrictors limit the opening of the top and bottom sashes to approximately 100mm. They are primarily used as a safety feature in locations where opening restrictions are needed. The magnetic mechanism can be overridden from inside your home allowing for a larger opening.

Sash Pull

All our uPVC Sliding Sash Windows come with one or two sash pulls as standard depending on window size. The sash pulls are usually fitted on the inside of the bottom sash to allow easy opening.

Locking System

Our locking system holds the sash window shut by fastening the mid-rails together. 

Sash Knob

Used to open and tilt the sashes for easy cleaning of the outside frame and glass from inside your home.

The above hardware is available in eight different finishes. Please note that our travel restrictors are only available in the following colours: white, chrome, gold and satin chrome.

We hope this information helps you make an informed decision on the choice of window ironmongery available on our window styles. 

Find a window company that is willing to discuss and show you the options available to create the perfect windows & doors for your home.

You may also want to consider reading the following useful hints & tips: 

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Top Tip When Buying Windows & Doors – Consider Glazing Options

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Top Tip For Buying New Windows & Doors - Consider Your Glazing Options

Choose Your Glass Specification

When it comes to replacing your windows, the choice of glass really does make a difference. We use A+ Planitherm Energy Standard as standard on all of our windows.

The Energy Standard glazing will likely be far superior than your current glazing. It will offer improved energy efficiency and help lower energy bills.

We are also able to Comfort & Comfort Plus glazing, which have added benefits. These include: enhanced security, noise reduction, furniture fade protection & reduce overheating. 

There are five features to Planitherm glazing and three types of glazing to choose from to suit your requirements.

The three glazing types are: 

  • Energy Standard 
  • Comfort 
  • Comfort Plus

Please see table below which explains the features of each glazing type to decide what’s best for you and your home. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY - With Planitherm energy efficiency comes as standard

A special coating on the glass helps stop heat escaping, so you’ll use less energy to keep your home warm. Our Energy Standard and Comfort glazing captures and makes use of the warmth from natural daylight, while Comfort Plus helps limit and control it – ideal for very sunny rooms.

ENHANCED SECURITY - Help protect your family from break-ins and vandalism.

The high-security transparent layer on Comfort and Comfort Plus glass makes them much tougher to break through than standard, unlaminated glass. Used in an approved window frame, they’re designed to meet the official police security initiative ‘Secured by Design’ standard, so you’ll feel safer and more secure in your home.

NOISE REDUCTION - Make your home a peaceful respite from the world outside.

Perfect for bedrooms to ensure a good night’s sleep, a built-in acoustic layer keeps exterior noise exactly where it belongs – outside. If you live on a busy road or close to other disturbing sounds, noise control glazing should be on your list.

FURNITURE FADE PROTECTION - Keep your furniture looking newer for longer.

Prolonged exposure to ultra-violet light from the sun will contribute to your furniture and curtains fading over time. The hidden layer of protection on Comfort and Comfort Plus glass blocks out 99% of the sun’s UV rays. Think of it as sun cream for your sofa, curtains and carpets.

REDUCE OVERHEATING - Perfect balance of light and warmth.

Rooms with lots of glass will give you a great view, but the warmth from natural daylight can make it uncomfortably hot on sunny days. The Comfort Plus glass has a special coating designed to keep out heat from the sun’s rays for a comfortable, bright environment and greater control of your internal temperature. It’s particularly suited to south and west facing rooms with sunny aspects, or larger glazed areas such as bi-fold and patio doors.

Choose Your Obscure Glazing For Privacy

For privacy we offer a range of obscure glass options which have different designs and privacy levels. Level 1 is the least obscure, whilst level 5 is the most obscure.  

We also have our obscure glass on display in our showroom, and have samples available for home visits. 

Are Glass Decorations Your Thing?

Leaded Glass Designs can be seen in both modern and traditional properties alike. Leaded designs really can add elegance and grandeur to uPVC windows. 

The most popular lead designs are the classic diamond lead or traditional square lead as shown below. However, we are able to create bespoke leaded designs to suit your style. 

Georgian Bars are available as external Georgian bars, which sit on the face of the glazing. Or as internal Georgian bars, which sit in between both panes of the sealed unit. Internal Georgian bars are a more cost-effective option and low maintenance option. 

The design of the Georgian bars can be tailored to your window design; each pane can be split into as many sections as you choose. The panes on the example below have been split into eight.

Double Or Triple Glazing?

By upgrading your aging single or double glazed windows to new thermally efficient double glazed  windows, you are likely to see a significant impact in heat retention and noise reduction. 

You can go one step further by introducing another pane of glass. 

The decision to go triple glazed often depends on personal circumstance. If you do live in a particularly cold house, that has considerable road noise and you consider this property to be your home for life, then triple glazing may be the option for you. 

There is of course a cost implication to choose triple glazing. But the increased comfort and reductions in your energy bills may be worth it for you. 

Whichever window installer you choose to ask for quotes, ask their opinion on the benefits of triple glazing for your home.

 

 

We hope this information helps you make an informed decision on which glazing options are the best suited for your and your home. We would also suggest popping into our showroom to see the differences for yourself.

Find a window company that is willing to discuss and show you the options available to create the perfect windows & doors for your home.

You may also want to consider reading the following useful hints & tips: 

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View Our uPVC Window Colour Options

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uPVC Window Colour Options

Whilst white uPVC windows remain popular due their clean and sleek aesthetics, as well as lower price point, an increasing number of customers are now opting for a colour choice for their new windows. 

Our colour collection has been specially designed to help you put together the perfect colour palette for your home. Every home is different, and our beautiful range of colours takes its inspiration direct from nature to harmonise perfectly with your home and its surroundings, ensuring it stays looking good for years to come.

We offer beautiful authentic ‘wood like’ finishes to replicate a traditional timber window. Whilst we also offer smooth matt finishes, which offer true aluminium alternatives. Whilst looking good, all of our finishes are also extremely durable to our climate.

We offer three colour collections: Traditional, Heritage & Premium.

Our ‘Traditional colour’ collection prices slightly above white uPVC & is available as standard on our traditional sash casement, flush sash casement & tilt & turn windows.

Our ‘Heritage Collection’ is available as standard on heritage flush sash casement. There is a slight cost surcharge for the colour on traditional sash casement & tilt & turn windows.

Our ‘Premium collection’ is available for an added cost surcharge on traditional casement sash, heritage flush sash & tilt & turn windows.

Please see below table to find out what colours are available for each window system. 

Traditional Casement Sash

Heritage Flush Sash

Tilt & Turn

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