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The essential tool & product list for an expert bifold installation

Bifold doors are an increasingly popular choice for homeowners who want an alternative to French doors and sliding patio doors. Their wide opening capacity and innovative side stacking door leaf system has proven a hit with households across the UK….

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Timber Alternative Windows for conservation areas

Are you a trade glazing installer based in the North West of England? Do you carry out lots of installations on heritage properties and in conservation areas? Do your customers often ask you for a timber alternative window which has…

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Supporting your business through testing times

When times are difficult, it’s important to react in the best way to protect your business assets. As a glazing supplier, we fully understand how difficult this last year has been. To ensure success, despite all the new difficulties and…



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Upcoming changes to building regulations 2020 at a glance

The UK Government is looking to increase the rate new homes are built. To ensure they meet local design standards, building and planning regulations are set to undergo some significant changes in 2020. We’ve created this informative summary to help…

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Doors: Timber vs composite vs uPVC

As a trade glazing installer, you probably get lots of customer requests for product recommendations. One of the most common questions you receive may well be, ‘what is the best material for an entrance door?’ The answer to this question…

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Everything you need to know about conservatory planning permission in Cheshire

If you’re a trade glazing installer who regularly installs conservatories, it’s important to be as knowledgeable as possible about the process. For the homeowner, an integral part of planning a glazed extension is knowing whether planning permission is required. The…

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Showroom Launch and Open Day Event

On the 31st October and the 1st November, we opened our doors to installers and glazing professionals across the north west of England. The Showroom Launch and Open Day was a complete success with hundreds of people attending the event…

How to adjust a dropped uPVC window

As a glazing installer, you’ve almost certainly come across some problems during your installations. One of the most common is perhaps a dropped uPVC window. If you’re an experienced installer then this should prove no problem for you to rectify….


What is Stippolyte glass?

Stippolyte glass is a type of obscure glazing. It is designed to provide privacy in rooms which are overlooked from outside or from neighbouring properties. Stippolyte glass has a textured surface which distorts light when entering the window. The interior…