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PVCu or uPVC – What’s the Difference?

If you’ve been shopping for exterior doors or windows recently, you might have come across two similar terms: PVCu and uPVC, and wondered what the difference is between…

How to Whiten Yellowed uPVC Windows

Arguably the most popular material for modern windows is unplasticised Poly-Vinyl-Chloride, or uPVC. It’s robust, inexpensive, and lasts for years with minimal maintenance. To keep yours looking spotless,…

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How to Clean Sliding Windows

A sliding window is one that, rather than opening outward on a set of hinges like a casement window, is formed of glass panels which slide sideways (or…

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What Are Lipped and Flush Casement Windows?

The most popular variety of window in Britain is the casement window. Casement windows open outward on hinges, and offer several advantages when compared to sliding sash windows….

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What Are Sliding Windows (and Should You Choose Them?)

When windows first came into common use, they were mostly of the outward-opening casement variety. Barring a spell of popularity for the sash window in the 19th century,…

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How to Replace Sash Window Springs

A sash window is the second most popular type of window after casement windows. They consist of a fixed panel, and a mobile ‘sash’ panel, which is capable…

What U-Value Should Windows Have?

When you’re shopping for a new set of windows, there’s one metric that you’re almost certain to encounter, and that’s the ‘U’ value. This number is a way…

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The Pros and Cons of Sash Windows

Sash windows are the second most popular variety of window in modern Britain, being beaten only by outward-opening casement windows. They enjoyed massive popularity in Victorian England, which…

A Guide to uPVC Windows

In the UK, the majority of window frames are manufactured using uPVC. uPVC windows offer several distinct advantages over windows made from aluminium or timber, the most obvious…

How to Repair a Casement Window

The most popular style of window in the UK is the casement window. Unlike its closest rival, the sash window, the casement window opens by swinging outwards on…