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Great Quality Windows

November 1st, 2014

Great Quality Windows

“I do not have a lot of extra money for things like home improvements, but the windows I had fitted were very cost effective and I didn’t have to cut back on quality.

I got everything I wanted from my new windows and at an affordable price.”

Miss Hester

Quoted – 5 uPVC windows 

Speedy Service

October 31st, 2014

Speedy Online Double Glazing Service

“The whole process from start to finish was so quick and easy. Right from calculating my online quote, to seeing the surveyor, to the installation.

I would definitely recommend Double Glazing on the Web to anyone.”

Mr Spencer

Quoted – 1 Victorian conservatory 

The Advantages of Casement Windows

September 22nd, 2014

The Benefits of Casement Windows

In spite of the fact that there are other styles of windows available in UPVC & aluminium (inward opening tilt ‘n turn, sliding sash, French double openers), casement windows dominate the replacement window market as the most popular choice of home owners.

The advantages of casement windows are many and varied and that’s what we’d like to explore in this blog.

Casement Windows

Casement Windows & Ventilation

The casement window is definitely the best choice for ventilation. The opening bit (known in the trade as the sash) can be fully opened to the elements giving the maximum in fresh air and natural light.

Casement WindowsCompare that to a traditional sliding box sash window where the arrangement of the opening parts will only allow half of the window area to be opened.

Most casement windows also have a secure night vent position. This is positioned by opening he window a small amount and clicking the window handle into the closed position.

This will engage the locking mechanism in the frame so that the window is securely opened just enough to allow the room to be ventilated. The handle can be key-locked in this position to give additional security.

Casement Window Trickle Vents

Another option is to have a trickle vet installed. This is required by building regulations is the window being replaced has a trickle vent or if the new window is being installed in a new building or extension.

A trickle vent can be fitted in the opening sash or in the top of the outer frame. It ensures that the air in the room is regularly changed and is especially useful in rooms that are prone to condensation, such as kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms.

Casement Window Side Opening Sash

Casement WindowsAnother advantage of casement windows where ventilation is concerned is the operation of a side opening sash.

When the sash is open it serves as a flap to catch breezes that blow along the side of the building, funnelling air into the room.

A great deal has been said about double glazing being most effective when it seals your home from the outside elements.

Don’t believe a word of it. You and your home need ventilation and convenient, efficient ventilation is one of the main advantages of casement windows

Casement Windows & Safety

Safety should be at the top of everyone’s list when considering replacement UPVC windows. And another one of the advantages of casement windows is that they incorporate the greatest range of security devices.

Casement WindowsModern UPVC casement windows are opened, closed and locked by actuating a single handle which turns through ninety degrees.

They are also equipped with strong stainless steel hinges that are made to resist levering by opportunist intruders.

All that said, its nice to know that those same hinges that hold the window so securely closed will also allow the window to open ninety degrees to provide an escape route in the event of fire.

Side Opening Casement Windows

Lets have a look at a side opening casement window. With the handle at the horizontal position, all of the locking mechanisms are disengaged and the window can be fully opened.

When the window is pulled towards the closed position there is a spot just before it is fully closed where the locking mechanism can be engaged, allowing secure ventilation. This is called the night vent position.

The window can be key locked in this position for additional safety. During normal operation, the window would be pulled to the fully closed position.

Easy To Operate

When the handle is turned ninety degrees the locking mechanism will pull the sash hard against the frame and you’ll hear the handle click into place.

Casement WindowsThis sound means that the locking devices have been engaged and the handle can only be moved back to the horizontal by depressing a button which is incorporated in the handle design.

This makes it impossible to actuate the handle from the outside. The handle also has a key lock which, when engaged, prevents the window being opened from the inside.

The locking mechanisms come in many designs and will include all or some of the following;

  1. Bolts that are fitted to the hinge side of the opening sash and engage with receptors in the outer frame.
  2. Shoot bolts that extend from the opening sash and secure the handle side to the outer frame.
  3. Dead bolts that operate in the same way as dead bolts on doors.
  4. Mushroom bolts that pull the opening sash hard against the frame and ensure the smooth operation of the locking mechanism as well as giving extra security. These complicated but effective locking mechanisms are your guarantee of security for you and your family and they are demanded by most home insurers.

You might also like to ask about child restrictors which allow the window to be opened a bit, but not enough for a curious child to escape.

Practicality

Casement WindowsOne of the advantages of casement windows is their sheer practicality. With a single handle, they are easy to open and close.

And the single lever handle engages and disengages all of the locking devices.

There is also the matter of curtains. An inward opening window such as a tilt and turn window requires that curtains are fully opened when the window is opened. Not so with a casement window.

The only limiting factor is the size of the opening and this has to do with the weight loading of the hinges. However, with all of the design options available, this is rarely a problem.

Low Maintenance

Casement windows require very little maintenance. The moving parts (hinges, locks, lock mechanisms and handles) should be regularly treated with a light lubricant to keep them in perfect working order and all that the frames and glass need is an occasional wipe with a non-abrasive cleaner.

Casement windows are also available as top hinged push out windows and double openers that open like French doors.

So, with all of these advantages it is easy to see why casement windows are the most popular replacement windows in the UK.

Energy Efficient Double Glazing

September 22nd, 2014

Energy Efficient Double Glazing

“I’m so pleased with how much warmer my home is now. I have also noticed that I haven’t needed to turn the heating on yet, which is going to save me lots on heating bills.”

Mr Edwards

Quoted – 5 uPVC windows

Why Choose Double Glazing on The Web Installers?

September 22nd, 2014

Why Choose a Double Glazing on the Web Installer?

Now that’s a good question; Why choose our double glazing installers? We’ve all heard stories from friends, relatives or neighbours about the great deal they got when they replaced their windows and doors. It goes something like this:

double glazing installers

Stay clear from ‘cowboy’ builders and instead choose one of our trusted installers.

“A friend of a friend told me about a local chap who does double at the weekend. He’s really handy and can turn his hand to almost anything.”

Or: ” He gets the windows from a mate of his and it costs a fraction of what you’d have to pay a double glazing company.”

OK, the weekend warrior is cheap. But, what do you do with the rubbish? What sort of guarantee do you get?

Cheap products will give a cheap performance. In the double glazing world,  its best to choose quality above all else.

Quality products provide a long lasting performance.

Choose Quality, Choose Double Glazing on The Web

At Double Glazing on The Web, all of our installers are fully vetted and approved. When you choose a Double Glazing on The Web installer your benefit from the following:

  • double glazing installersQuality products
  • High security socking systems recognised by leading insurers.
  • An installation which complies with all current Building Regulations
  • A reliable guarantee

For most of us, our homes represent our largest financial investment. It is also the haven of warmth and safety for our families. This is no place for short cuts.

Thats why so many customers choose a Double Glazing on The Web installer. Create an online quote today and benefit from BSI certified products.

The Benefits of Choosing Double Glazing on The Web

Double Glazing on the Web operates a network of Trusted Local Suppliers. This means that wherever you are in the UK, we can put you in touch with local companies.

These companies have all been vetted and are well established in their local areas.

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They are all trusted double glazing installers that you can rely on for expert advice. They only employ experienced and qualified surveyors and fitters.

They will make sure that the styles you’ve chosen comply with building regulations and offer safe egress in the event of fire.

When you use one of our trusted double glazing installers you can rest assured that the work will be carried out in a professional manner.

They will treat your home with the respect it deserves and after they remove the old frames they’ll tidy up, leaving you to admire your new windows and doors.

What Happens Next?

Your installer will either manufacturer or deal with a manufacturer that operates state of the art equipment. None of your “back of the garage cash merchants”.

You will be invited to view before you buy by visiting their showroom or having a designer call at your home.

This is your opportunity to see the quality of the products for yourself, ask questions and make your choices of style, colour and so on.

It is only by dealing with trusted double glazing installers that you can be absolutely sure that the quality of double glazing that goes into your home will meet the high standards demanded by insurers.

Secure Double Glazing

One area that insurers are very insistant about is locking mechanisms. You will be advised to opt for windows and doors that have locking systems which incorporate steel shoot bolts or claws that embed themselves into the framework, making it almost impossible for an opportunist burglar to gain entry. And five lever locks will come as standard.

Trusted Double Glazing Installers

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At the top of a long list of the benefits of using Double Glazing on the Web is the all important Peace of Mind. When you choose a Double Glazing on the Web Installer you are dealing with an established specialist double glazing company that is known in your area and is proud of it’s reputation.

They can be relied on to offer honest expert advice. After all, its not just your business they want. They rely on customers for recommendations and they’ll do everything they can to satisfy your needs.

When their surveyor and fitters arrive you can be comfortable in the knowledge that they are trained and highly experienced.

You’ll have an installation that complies with building regulation and is backed with an official certification (such as FENSA or CERTASS).

You’ll also benefit from a comprehensive guarantee that covers both products and workmanship.  And should you have a problem with your installation, prompt service is only a phone call away.

Double Glazing Prices

double glazing installersPrice. Price. Price. That is always the first word on peoples lips when they are shopping for double glazing.

At Double Glazing on the Web we know the importance of price and that is why we invite you to take advantage of our double glazing quoting engine.

This clever piece of software will enable you to get a price before you decide to look further.

All you have to do is make your choices of styles, colours and other options. You then run a tape measure over the inside of your windows and Hey Presto, you get a price. It really is as simple as that.

double glazing installers

Your guarantee of honesty and transparency when it comes to double glazing prices is the double glazing quoting engine.

Once you’ve completed your quote, Double Glazing on the Web can put you in touch with three local trusted double glazing installers.

They will be happy to do the work for the price quoted, but they are also in competition for your business, so you could well get the job done for even less.

Why choose a Double Glazing on The Web Installer? It’s a no brainer.

How Much Do Sliding Sash Windows Cost?

September 12th, 2014

How Much Do Sliding Sash Windows Cost?

We often wonder why it is that people begin a search for sliding sash windows by asking, “How much do sliding sash windows cost?”.

The reason it vexes us is that there are other questions to be considered before the matter of price arises.

Questions that deal with the type of building they are going into, planning considerations, type of installation required, materials (UPVC, Aluminium, wood) and additions such as Georgian bars.

Its certainly not that they are wrong. There should be a simple sash window prices guide available that will guide them through the process of getting to a final cost. More on that subject later.

How Much do UPVC Sash Windows Cost?

For the purpose of this section we’ll assume the sash window is made of UPVC. Lets start with a basic requirement.

Sash Windows CostWould you prefer to have your new sliding sash window measured by a professional surveyor and installed by an experienced, qualified fitter or do you want to take this on as a DIY project?

A small good quality made to measure sliding sash window can be purchased for around £300 plus VAT. That is a good starting point. The DIY enthusiast is well advised that old sash windows with old sash box sections can look sound when covered with several layers of paint.

But, if the wood yields horrible surprises such as worm or rot, it can be a real challenge to amateur carpentry skills. We always recommend using a Double Glazing on the Web Trusted Local Supplier.

They know exactly what to do when the going gets tough. They also deal only in quality products. Cheap sliding sash windows may look tempting, but these products contain lots of moving parts and its no easy matter removing a cheap window if things go wrong.

Dealing with professionals will give an entry price of about £400 plus VAT. The extra money you pay over DIY buys you a proper survey and an installation that is backed by a guarantee.

Box Sash Removal

When asking how much do UPVC sash windows cost, you also need to decide whether to have a “slip in” or a “box sash removal”. What does that mean, I hear you say.

Sash Window CostHave a good look at your window from the outside. The outer frame of the window has wood guide rails that hold the sash in place.

If you opt for a “slip in”, the rails and the sashes are removed leaving the outer frame in place (also left in place are the unseen boxes that enclose the counter weights and are located to the side between the walls.

The new UPVC sliding sash window is then slipped into the opening. Although that does leave you with a small amount of exposed timber, it is quite a bit cheaper to install.

The real advantage of “slip ins” can be seen if you view your window from the inside. If you have attractive woodwork around the window, that will be left unaffected.

The “box sash removal” is a more complicated installation, as all of the old wood, including the unseen boxes are removed.

The removal of the outer frame will give you a slightly larger window and mean that you’ll never have to pick up a paint brush in anger. But, it also means that you’ll probably end up damaging or perhaps losing the interior decorative woodwork.

Wooden Sash Window Prices VS UPVC Sash Window Prices

When it comes to straight forward full replacement costs you’ll most likely find that timber is between four and six times the cost of UPVC.

The UPVC sliding sash window that is quoted at £600 can easily cost £3,000 plus, depending on whether you opt for hard wood or soft wood.

Sash Windows CostThere are also costs to decorate and, more often than not, you’ll have to have scaffolding every time you have to repaint.

The plus side of wood is the infinite range of colours available and the fact that some people just prefer wood.

If you live in conservation area or if your home is listed, it is vital that you contact the planning department of your local authority to make sure that they will have no objections to UPVC.

Its worth talking to them even if you are set on having wood, as there may be restrictions on the colours that are allowed. Another way of looking at wooden sash window prices VS UPVC sash window prices  is to consider the cost of refurbishing wood  sash windows.

Costs here usually start at between £900 and £1,500. For that you get repairs to guide rails, draught excluders and rehanging of weights. Repairs to damaged wood, new weights, and glass replacements are extra. After that you’ll have to strip and repaint which will add another £750 to £1,000 to the bill.

So, if you want to know how much do sliding sash windows cost, the answer is dependent on several things, but UPVC sash window prices are definitely the best value.

Instant Sash Window Prices

OK, we’ve thrown lots of information at you, but the question of where to go for a sash window prices guide still remains. And here we have good news.

Sash Window PricesNow, we are assuming that you will want your new sash windows to be double glazed and that you have made the decision to ignore the bottom end of the market that deals in cheap sash windows.

Double Glazing on the Web’s web site incorporates a unique piece of software that will give you instant sash window prices. That’s right. No filling out forms and waiting for a quote.

All you have to do is follow the simple instructions and take rough measurements of your windows from the inside.

Sash Windows Cost

The quoting engine will do the rest and give you a price then and there. It couldn’t be simpler.

Once you have your price, Double Glazing on the Web will put you in touch with three Trusted Local Suppliers in your area who will be happy to compete for your business. They may even be able to beat your quote.

So, how much do sliding sash windows cost? Start you quote now and find out for yourself.

New Bi-Folding Doors

September 5th, 2014

New Bi-folding Doors

“These new Bi-folding doors I’ve just had installed are fantastic.

They let in so much light and are great to open straight out onto our garden.

Such a great idea!”

Mrs Roberts

Quoted – 4 pane bi-folding door

Great Double Glazing

September 3rd, 2014

Great Attention to Detail

What a great service! Their attention to detail was more than I expected.

The installer went above and beyond just fitting my windows, they kept everything clean and tidy as well.

Definitely recommend Double Glazing on the Web.

Mr Meadus

Quoted – 7 casement windows

Wonderful Prices For Double Glazing

August 29th, 2014

“The instant online quote was great and was also kept true to their word.

I’d highly recommend Double Glazing on the Web for good products at affordable prices.”

Mr Aberdeen

Quoted – 1 bay window

Excellent New Double Glazing

August 28th, 2014

“Myself and my husband are very pleased with our brand new front door.

It was fitted will minimal effort and the men made sure they cleaned up all their mess afterwards.

Very happy customer.”

Mrs Owsley

Quoted – 1 Front door

3 Reasons to choose Double Glazing On The Web

SPEED

In our world efficiency equals speed. Complete your quote in minutes and we will install within 7 working days.

QUALITY

We use only the best BSI approved and certificated products. Installed by trained and supervised fitting teams.

PRICE

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