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Argon vs. Krypton vs. Xenon in Windows

When it comes to energy efficiency, windows are notoriously vulnerable.  Given a chance, they’ll drain the heat out of your home and into the great outdoors, far faster…

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How to Decorate Bay Windows

Window arrangements that protrude from the side of a building are, by and large, known as bay windows.  They offer several advantages: They look great. They’ll allow more…

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Pros and Cons of Bay Windows

The term ‘bay window’ has come to refer to any window construction that protrudes from the side of the surrounding building.  They come in many configurations, with the…

Types of Glazing

When you think of glazing you might just think “single”, “double”, and “triple” – but there’s much more to window technology than the number of panes. Here’s a…

What is Low-E Glass?

Ordinarily, glass will allow solar energy to pass from one side of the window to the other.  This includes the relatively narrow spectrum of visible wavelengths, as well…

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Replacing Windows in a Conservation Area

Double glazing is pretty much a modern essential, and few of us that live in a house which has it could imagine reverting to living in a home…

How Often Should You Paint Timber Windows?

When it comes to windows, timber is a practical choice that looks stunning, too – provided that it’s given the right finish.  This finish might consist either of…

How to Paint a Sash Window (without it sticking)

While sash windows offer a particular look and feel (to the point that they’re an almost indispensable feature of period properties), traditional wooden sash windows can be somewhat…

Sash Windows: uPVC or Timber?

Sash windows are a fantastic way of injecting a little Victorian-era charm into your period property, but they’re an attractive solution for more contemporary-style exteriors, too.  If you’re…

How to Clean Aluminium Windows

Larger windows mean more light entering our homes – this is a big reason many of us are opting to replace timber or uPVC window frames with aluminium…