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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…

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Who are Ultraframe?

Ultraframe are a Lancashire based conservatory roof manufacturer. They are the first company to design and produce a conservatory roof system which is manufactured completely off-site. They manufacture a range of replacement roof systems including fully glazed roofs and lightweight…

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What colour doors should you offer your customers?

Homeowners love to customise their home. When it comes to home improvements, offering your customers a wide choice of both products and product detail will help you to increase sales and boost your business. Entrance door replacement is one of…

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Who are Solidor?

Solidor supplier in North West England Solidor are one of the UK’s leading composite door manufacturers. Established in 2004, they now set the standard for composite door performance. Solidor is now a respected name across the glazing industry. Their composite…

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What is the Residence Collection?

The Residence Collection is a suite of uPVC windows designed to replicate the style of 19th century flush sash timber windows. They are available in a wide range of stylish colours and realistic woodgrain finishes with a choice of traditional…

A selection of Rockdoor composite doors

Who are Rockdoor?

Rockdoor composites across Cheshire & Greater Manchester Rockdoor are one of the UK’s leading composite door manufacturers. Part of multi-company PVCu specialists GAP, Rockdoor composite doors are industry renowned for their superior security standards and outstanding thermal efficiency capacity. Developed…

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Clash of the composite doors: Rockdoor vs Solidor

Composite doors are an essential part of any trade installer’s product portfolio. Their superb security standards, excellent energy efficiency capacity, and attractive customisable appearance have made them extremely popular with homeowners across the UK. To help you to choose the…

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Upcoming changes to the building regulations for extensions – be ready & plan ahead for your customers

Permitted development changes 2019 In a continued effort to aid the UK’s housing crisis, planning permission statutes covering extensions are once again set to be re-evaluated in May of next year. Simply put, space isn’t as available as it once…

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Residence Collection – 5 reasons why we choose to supply uPVC timber effect over the real thing

Those familiar with the supply service Alex Trade Frames regularly provide won’t be surprised by our commitment to help tradesmen put their best foot forward. Sometimes this means helping them secure those last-minute projects with our next day frame delivery…