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NEW BLOWTORCH BURGLARY TECHNIQUE

Police in the north of Eng­land have been alert­ed to a rel­a­tive­ly new bur­glary tech­nique which has seen a spate of break-ins across the region. A num­ber of homes have been bro­ken into via blow­torch — where the lock­ing mech­a­nism is burned out of the front door alto­geth­er. The thieves then...

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DEBUNKING THE MYSTERIES OF MISTED UP DOUBLE GLAZING

Double glazing is formed from two panes of glass sealed together, with a gap left between them, to form a double glazed unit. The air trapped inside the window (or gas depending on the rating of double glazing you have fitted), creates an insulating barrier that....

HOW MUCH DO ROLLER GARAGE DOORS REALLY COST?

If you’re considering a new garage door and you want to know more about how roller doors work, how much they cost, and the various benefits they can bring to your home, we welcome you to read on to find out more.

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CAN GARAGE DOORS BE BROKEN INTO? A GARAGE DOOR SECURITY GUIDE

Whether your garage is attached to your main home or not, it’s vital that your fundamental security needs are met. In order to protect the contents of your garage and to protect the rest of your property, the rudimentary structure of your garage should be sound but most importantly, your garage door should have...

EXPANDING UPVC WINDOWS AND DOORS

UPVC is used for many home improvement products as it is tough, maintenance free and has a long lifespan. All uPVC products respond to high temperature changes more dramatically than timber and aluminium products. At 40ºC your UPVC can expand by up to 2.4cm, which is...

expanding upvc casement windows
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SHOULD DOUBLE GLAZING EVER GET CONDENSATION?

Whether they were there when you moved in, or you’ve had new double glazing units installed yourself, it’s important to know what’s normal and what isn’t when it comes to condensation. You may assume that if your windows aren’t clear all the time, then there’s something wrong with them. This can sometimes be the case, but only when talking about condensation between the two panes.

PATIO DOORS - A COMPLETE BUYERS GUIDE

A new set of patio doors can not only improve the functionality of your home, but also the aesthetics, security, and ultimately, its value. Some households simply want to enhance their property with something a little more interesting than your usual single external door, while others want to raise the value of their home with up-to-date features.

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How to automate your existing garage door

HOW TO AUTOMATE EXISTING GARAGE DOORS

Automated garage doors are very common on the continent and in the US, but in the UK they’ve taken longer to come into the mainstream. Now, however, with better technology and availability, it’s become very easy to convert your garage door to electronic opening for a reasonable cost.

WHY DO MY WINDOWS AND DOORS HAVE CONDENSATION?

Different types of condensation have different effects on your property, but they all may have an adverse effect on your property over time. In this blog, we’ll look at the causes of condensation and discuss what you can do about each of them.

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burglar breaking into french doors

WHICH IS MORE SECURE – SLIDING PATIO OR FRENCH DOORS?

When the nights begin closing in and we come up to Mischief Week here in the UK (the week between Halloween and Bonfire Night in which the rate of burglaries rises), it’s understandable that our customers’ minds will turn towards how to keep their property – and their family – safe. With that in mind, one customer recently asked – which is more secure; sliding patio doors or French doors?

3 EXTERIOR PAINT IDEAS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME

In the last couple of years, we’ve seen a shift in colour trends when it comes to windows, external doors, and garage doors. Where the fashion was once to use understated shades for the for the exterior of homes, people are branching out and trying a wide variety of different colours, with both bright and dark styles taking front and centre stage.

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Do you need planning permission?

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?

A common question put to us by our customers, whether they’re having their front door repaired, a new patio door installed, or they’re changing the type of garage door they have, is do I need planning permission? Read on to find out more