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5 Popular Window Opening Types [Window Basics] – 15/01/2018

Before wandering into the world of obtaining quotes for your windows, you should probably have an idea about how you want them to work. Material used and glass type are important, but window companies will need a little more information than “they need to open”.

To avoid a lengthy telephone explanation, keep on reading for the most popular opening types of windows.

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Top 3 Reasons to Choose Composite Windows – 19/12/2017

The term “composite windows” almost always refers to a timber framed window, with a relatively thin aluminium plate on the outside. However, there are many variations on this.

Aluminium-clad timber composite windows are a speciality of ours and, contrary to popular belief, they can be very low maintenance. If you are careful to buy good quality, with dense engineered timber and a multi-coat, fully breathable paint finish, the only maintenance they will need is a good clean. In contrast, timber windows fail in exposed situations: where extreme weather prevails and a more rigorous maintenance schedule is required.

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6 Key Elements You Should Know About Windows
[Window Basics] – 07/11/2017

Whether you’re building your new house, or replacing windows in your current home, you may be entering the window market severely under-informed. Why not just replace them with exactly the same as you had before? Surely windows aren’t that complicated? Below are the things you should know about windows, before you buy.

Questions like this open you up to being overcharged for an inferior product. Coming up are the absolute basics that you MUST know before signing off from any window supplier.

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The Beauty of Scandinavian Windows – 31/08/2017

Scandinavian windows are becoming more and more common in the UK. This is no surprise when we consider their benefits. The modern-day worry of energy conservation and environmental impact, without compromising on quality, perfectly suit these premium options. By also factoring in the appearance of such products, there is a clear class leader.
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Why Rationel Windows are a good choice – 13/07/2017

Are looking at purchasing some new windows? Need some independent guidance from a company that are not tied to one manufacturer?

In this blog, we look at why Rationel windows are a good choice of product for replacement windows or new build.

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What is a U Value? Guide for Tilt and Turn Windows – 27/06/2017

Window performance is measured by its U value.

So what is a u value of a window? In simple terms, if its colder outside than inside, the U value is a measurement of how quickly the heat from the inside leaks through the window. This is where German engineering comes in and why, for good U Values, tilt and turn windows make so much sense.

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Guide to Buying PVC Windows – 30/05/2017

You are likely reading this article because you find yourself in a situation where you need new windows.

This might be for a new build property you are self building, replacement of tired or even rotten existing windows, or you could be a builder who has a client who would like some help.

In this series of articles, we take a step by step approach to determine the options and where to start. In each blog, we will look at a product group, the relative price point and merits of each.

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Guide to Buying Wooden Windows – 16/05/2017

You are likely reading this article because you find yourself in a situation where you need new windows.

This might be for a new build property you are self building, replacement of tired or even rotten existing windows, or you could be a builder who has a client who would like some help.

In this series of articles, we take a step by step approach to determine the options and where to start. In each blog, we will look at a product group, the relative price point and merits of each. This time, we will discuss buying wooden windows.
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Why Tilt And Turn Windows? – 21/11/2016

The vast majority of windows used in Germany are tilt and turn, which is not the norm in the UK. This style accounts for a majority of windows made and sold in Germany now and with good reason. In the UK German Composite tilt and turn windows are catching on.

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The design of the tilt and turn mechanism allows both the most efficient ventilation (directing air upwards in the room) and still allows a means of fire escape with its turn mechanism. You also don’t need to prop the window open when in the tilt position, as the window mechanism allows a fixed tilt inward, and an anti-slam mechanism locks the window from slamming shut if the wind catches the window. Rain is also less likely to get into the building in the tilt position as the water is directed down the window into designed drainage channels.

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Quality Triple Glazed German Composite Windows – 04/10/2016

German composite windows are the next generation of window product. They feature a highly durable surface on the outside and an attractive, more decorative surface on the inside. Composite often refers the product being made of two distinct materials: aluminium on the outside and wood on the inside.

Windows of this construction now represent over a quarter of all windows sold in the UK. Each year, this share is growing as the popularity of UPVC and wooden windows dwindle – in favour of this next generation of products.
Why are German Windows worth a look? They are not the cheapest option. But, if you are looking for quality, performance, function and durability they are quite exceptional.

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