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How to protect your home from intruders

The right door and lock can keep what matters to you safe

As the evenings get darker earlier, it’s only natural that securing your property and protecting it from break ins is more front of mind. How can you make your doors more secure and what lock should you look for when buying a new door?

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Why Colour is an Important Factor

How to pick a colour for your windows: There’s little doubt that the colours we choose in our home can affect our mood, state of mind, and overall disposition. Colour is extremely versatile. It can be used to make a statement or create an atmosphere.

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Glass balustrades: what are they and why do you need them?

Balustrades are panels that provide a barrier or fence, sometimes with supporting posts (balusters). They are typically used on balconies, staircases, terraces or decking areas.

They can be made from a number of materials, including wood, chrome and stainless steel, but it is the glass balustrade – frameless in particular – that the majority of homeowners are now opting for. While their primary purpose is usually as a safety barrier, glass balustrades are increasingly used to add sophistication and a contemporary style, both indoors and outdoors.

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Why the right windows can transform your home

Many of us will spend a lot of time choosing the colour of our front door or the colour of our house. But, having the right windows can drastically change the look of your home. Not only that, but replacement windows can mean a more energy efficient home too.

Our Residence Collection windows outperform many other systems in terms of finish, quality and safety. Here’s how choosing R7 or R9 windows can make a difference.

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Why choose double glazing?

In this month’s news piece we explain what double glazing is, how it works, the advantages of having it installed in your home and what types of double glazing are available.

What is double glazing? Double-glazed windows consist of two panes of glass with a layer of air or gas between them. In contrast, single-glazed windows have only one pane and no gap. How does it work? Double glazing works as an insulator in much the same way as a cavity wall. Having two panes of glass doubles the amount of glass that heat has to get through but the main insulating power is from the air gap. It is a poor conductor of heat and therefore keeps warm air trapped inside your home.

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