Acoustic glass is specifically designed to prevent more outside noise from entering the home than standard glass options. It’s made by laminating two layers of annealed glass together with a layer of Polyvinyl Butyral, a special type of plastic that absorbs sound, sitting between them.
Aluminium window frames help to improve the insulation of your home as they come fitted with a thermal break that reduces or prevents thermal energy flowing from one conductive material to another. Aluminium is also very strong so can hold large panes of glass withing slim frames.
A bay window is an angled shape that extends outwards from a property. Commonly, a bay window features 3 windows with a larger picture window facing front and 2 slightly smaller side windows. Not to be mistaken for bow windows which usually are 4 or 5 panes of glass.
Bottom Hung Window
A bottom hung window is connected at the bottom of the window frame and opens from the top. Bottom hung windows commonly open inwards, allowing natural ventilation. Examples of these windows are a sliding sash or a bathroom window.
The bottom rail is the larger horizontal bar across the bottom of a casement window. It sits above the window cill.
Bespoke windows are made to order for customers. These windows can vary in size and shape and generally are not the typical rectangular shape. They are made to fit a unique aperture or opening in a building.
Double Hung Window
A double-hung window has two sliding sashes a top and bottom sash, allowing both panes of the window to open and shut. Both panes can be opened to allow for ventilation.
A bow window is recognised by a curved shape and extends outward from a property. Typically, bow windows have 4 or 5 panes of glass fitted at an angle of around 10 degrees giving their arched appearance.
Usually fitted singly or in pairs, casement windows are typically hinged at the side an open by swinging outwards. They’re one of the most popular and recognised window styled in the UK.
A window cill is the lowest horizontal bar or ledge that forms the base of the windows frame. The window cill offers structural support and holds the window in place, and sheds rainwater away from the wall at the window opening.
Custom shape windows
Engineered in uPVC or aluminium, these windows feature frames that can be engineered specifically to your needs. Some of the most popular uPVC custom-shaped window styles include arched, round and gable-end, but we can accommodate almost any bespoke shape required.
Double glazing consists of two glass window panes separated by a viscous gas-filled space to reduce heat transfer from your home to the outside.
Fixed Light Window
Fixed light windows cannot be opened. Commonly used to increase natural light in a home and due to the lack of stiles and rails, they significantly allow in more daylight.
Flush sash windows
Flush windows are characterised by frames, or sashes, that finish flush with the external face of the window. When closed, the window sash is level with the outer frame creating smooth and even external contours.
French windows are also known as French doors, are two glass panes, side hung and open either inwards or outwards, giving an uninterrupted view.
A GRAF welder welds the frame ‘inwards’ meaning that no excess plastic needs cleaning away and touching up with paint. This gives an almost invisible finish to the corners of the frame.
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) represents companies that manufacture, supply or install glass and glazing products in the UK and internationally.
A G-value tells us how well glass transmits heat from the sun. It is commonly conveyed as a percentage or decimal—for example, A G-value of 1.0 or 100%.
Infinity flush sash windows
Available in uPVC, GRAF welding technology is used to achieve smooth corner welds that emulate the timeless visual appeal of traditional timber windows, yet they’re constructed from uPVC.
Leaded bars are thin strips of metal or wood that initially held small glass panes to create a larger window. Nowadays, they are used for a traditional or heritage look for decorative effect. The most popular designs are square or diamond-set bars.
Residence 9 windows
Residence 9 is a new uPVC window system designed to replicate the 19th Century Flush Sash Timber Window. It can even be considered for use in Conservation Areas due to its authentic appearance.
A single pane of glass fitted over existing single glazed windows, ideal for windows that cannot be altered due to planning restrictions, e.g. listed buildings and conservation areas.
Thanks to slimmer frames than other types of window, they feature a larger glass area so more light can seep inside. These stylish aluminium windows can also be customised in a number of ways; from the window size to the colour and furniture.
Tilt and turn windows
Tilt & turn uPVC windows are known as such for their unique opening mechanism; tilt them inwards and ventilate your home in total safety, or fully open internally and clean them in the comfort of your own home.
Designed to reduce heat loss, noise and UV rays even further, triple glazing consists of 3 panes of glass with two gas-filled spaces in-between.
U-values measure how easily heat can pass through a material; the lower the U-value, the more efficient the material. By law, window manufacturers in England and Wales must demonstrate that their windows comply with the latest energy efficiency requirements, which is usually done by declaring the windows' U-value. U-values for windows and doors must meet a minimum criteria, as stated by the latest building regulations.
Vertical sliding sash window
A window that consists of one or two movable panels that vertically slide open and closed via a traditional counterweight system or a modern spring balance arrangement.
Window Energy Rating (WER)
Based on a scale of G to A+ (A+ being the most efficient), the Window Energy Rating (WER) indicates how energy efficient your windows are.
Bifold doors feature a concertina style fold that stack the door panels neatly to one side. Available in contemporary aluminium, these cutting-edge doors are perfect for entertaining and bringing the outside in.
The term 'composite' refers to the way the door is made up of several elements to offer superior strength. Our composite doors combine durable & lightweight glass reinforced plastic (GRP), a robust polyurethane foam core and resilient frames.
A chamber that is fitted into the door frame and a strong hook that is attached to the door sash. When the door is closed, the hook enters into the routed chamber and when unauthorised force is applied to the door, the hook engages, securing the sash and frame together.
DSER stands for Door Set Energy Rating. The rating is based on a scale of E to A++ and indicates how energy efficient a door is.
Glass clamps firmly hold any glass in place, making it considerably more difficult to remove. For this reason, they provide a good layer of defence for doors with sizable areas of glass.
French doors feature a set of two glass panels, that can be opened inward or outward. Maximising the space in your home and garden, this continental door style is a popular addition to patio and conservatory entrances.
Flush sash doors
Our uPVC flush sash doors seamlessly emulate authentic timber sightlines with their clean, flush frames and ultra-smooth corner welds.
Heritage doors are traditional styled doors with modern benefits. These doors suit all home styles and are made from modern techniques and materials whilst maintaining classic character.
Kubu Smart Lock
An advanced locking system operated via a smartphone application. When using it, you can check if your door is unlocked, get notifications whenever someone uses your door, and check its history.
We use the market leading Ultion Inside the lock there are pins of different lengths, when the key is turned the pins align into the correct position so the door can open.
The threshold is the step at the bottom of a doorway, separating the outside from the inside. Low thresholds come in various sizes and can reduce the step height for a smoother transition. Low thresholds are ideal for occupants with mobility considerations or families with young children.
Laminated glass is made up of two or more layers of glass that are held together by an interlayer. It is much stronger than standard glass and when it is broken, the individual glass pieces are held together.
A mortice deadlock is a key-operated lock and the most common lock type that you will find placed in a doorframe. When the key is turned, a deadbolt inserts from the door sash into the frame.
Multi point locking system
Multi-point locking systems dramatically heighten door security, by bolting the door into the frame and locking at multiple points with the simple turn of a key.
PAS24 accreditation is a minimum industry standard for enhanced security performance. Any doors with this accreditation have had their security credentials tested by an independent regulator.
Sliding patio doors feature large expanses of glass that slide sideways to provide easy access to the building.
Premium composite doors
Built by Rockdoor, our premium composite doors are some of the leading entrance doors on the market; they’re renowned for their unparalleled quality in every aspect as well as their bespoke designs.
Rockdoor composite doors
Market leading Rockdoor entrance doors are known for their superior performances. They’re manufactured using a hardwearing yet stylish uPVC skin that will continue to perform and look like new for their lifespan which exceeds 30 years.
Also known as sidelites, they are narrow window panes set in conjunction with a door or larger window. Sidelights allow in more natural light and can make your room feel bigger.
Sliding Patio Doors
Sliding patio doors feature large glass panes that slide sideways to give a large doorway and provide easy access to a property. These doors are perfect for panoramic views and come in materials such as uPVC, timber, and aluminium.
Secured by Design
Secured by Design (SBD) is a scheme run by the UK Police. It’s worth looking out for because any doors that have this accreditation have been tested to and passed the high-security standards demanded from this scheme.
A room that's mainly made of glass with uPVC frames, attached to one side of a house. Conservatories must be separated from the rest of the property by external doors and windows and fitted with their own independent heating system that's controlled separately from the rest of the house.
A room that's mainly made of glass with aluminium frames, attached to one side of a house. Conservatories must be separated from the rest of the property by external doors and windows and fitted with their own independent heating system that's controlled separately from the rest of the house.
Added to homes in need of more space, light and character, orangeries feature brick and solid sections; ideally bridging the gap between conservatories and extensions.
Roof lanterns are made up of angled glazed panels that allow the light to flow in, which creates a stunning architectural glazed focal point. Lantern roofs can be added to conservatories, orangeries, extensions and any flat roofed structure.
A tiled roof is completely tiled, much like the rest of your home. Tiled conservatory roofs feature a plastered ceiling internally, which can be fitted with lighting and speakers, increasing the homely feel.
The Guardian Warm Roof is a lightweight solid alternative to the traditional glass and polycarbonate roofs that conservatories are usually built with. Guardian roofs are made with Metrotiles or Guardian Slates that boast incredible strength, resistance, and energy efficiency
Market-leading thermal performance and hardwearing tiles that keep out external noise make a Supalite conservatory roof is perfect for the creation of quiet and comfortable living environments. With an internal pelmet ceiling that can be fitted with the lighting of your choosing, not only do they feel like a traditional extension but they look like one too.
Also known as Georgian conservatories, Edwardian conservatories have a square or rectangular floor, a sloping ridged roof and symmetrical flat sides.
Gable conservatories have a rectangular floor with a triangular front and a high vaulted roof that meets in the middle.
Lean-to conservatories have a variable sloped roof that leans onto the main property.
P-shape conservatories combine the long and rectangular Lean to style with the Victorian or Gable conservatory style.
Victorian conservatories have elegant pitched roofs, with three or five facets (sides) that create a beautiful curved appearance.
Bargeboards are another name for the fascia boards that run along the gable end (the triangular upper part of a wall at the end of the roof) of a property, concealing the rafters in that location from weather exposure.
A garden canopy provides a sheltered outdoor space that you can use as you wish. You could have one over the patio area or perhaps sheltering a hot tub.
Built using strong aluminium frames which have an anti-corrosive layer, no matter how much wind or rain our carports endure, they’ll remain completely rust-free protecting your vehicle for years to come.
Fascias are the long boards that are fitted below the bottom edge of a roof’s tiles, providing them with support as well as shielding your roof from the elements.
By steering excess water away from your roof, uPVC guttering prevents a host of issues, including structural damage, occurring to your home.
A porch is a covered shelter projecting in front of the entrance of a house or building in general. It can provide extra storage space and an added layer of security to the front of your home.
The roofline is the elements that work together at the point where the roof meets the walls.
Bridging the gap between the wall and the protruding edge of the roofline, soffits provide your roof eaves with an effective barrier against the weather.
Glass verandas are an excellent way to create a bridge between your inside and outside spaces, with a sheltered and protected area that also feels fresh and adds stylish extra space to your home.
Argon gas filled cavity
Gas filling is a method where a low-conductivity inert gas, such as Argon, is used instead of air in window cavities in order to reduce heat transmission through the window.
An area of special architectural or historic interest, the character of which is considered worthy of preservation or enhancement.
Dual colour applies to frames of windows and doors where they feature different colours on the internal and external finishes. It is a popular request and is commonly seen in new home improvements.
Window or door furniture refers to the additional aesthetic elements that can be added to enhance its appearance, e.g. decorative window and door handles.
Window or door hardware refers to the elements that make them function properly, e.g. window fasteners that are used to ensure that windows are securely closed.
Listed buildings are considered nationally important and therefore have extra legal protection within the planning system which can sometimes affect planning permission and/or Building Regulations.
Powder coatings are added to aluminium home improvement products to add colour and resilience to give products longevity. A popular reason powder coating is used is for aluminium windows near coastal areas.
RAL is a colour matching system that defines colours for paint, coatings, and plastics across the design industry.
Solar control glazing
A special coating applied to glass that lets the right amount of the sun’s energy in; keeping the space warm in winter and cool in summer.
Glass covered with an ultra-thin coating that reacts with daylight to break down dirt.
Tinted glass adds colour to glass commonly to give privacy, solar protection, and UV control.Tinted glass adds colour to glass commonly to give privacy, solar protection, and UV control.
Thermal break barriers
Glass covered with an ultra-thin coating that reacts with daylight to break down dirt.
Woodgrain / Wood Stain Effects
Woodgrain and wood stain effects are applied to uPVC and aluminium products to give a natural-looking finish to replicate the look of wooden products.
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