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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…

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A Guide to Victorian Windows

The Victorian era was one of enormous transformation for British industry and architecture. It was also during the Victorian era that window tax (a property tax based on…

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How to Winter-Proof Your Windows

If, like most of us, you want to reduce your heating bills, you’ll need to pay close attention to your windows – largely because they lose heat much…

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How to Find, Fix and Prevent Window Water Leaks

A leaking window can spell big trouble – from damp in the home to structural problems. However, by identifying and fixing leaks at the earliest opportunity, you can…

What Causes Foggy Windows and How to Prevent It

Do your windows have a foggy appearance? Fortunately, as unsightly as it may be, window-fogging is a common phenomenon, and there are several ways of counteracting it, if…