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Windows

Choosing the right windows for your Derby home

So, the time has come for you to think about getting new windows for your home. Whether you’ve got issues with condensation or draughts, are looking for increased energy efficiency, or you just fancy a change, there are lots of considerations to take into account before you make your choice.

But a window is just a window, isn’t it? Well, no. There’s actually a lot more to choosing the right windows for your Derby home than you might think.

The main decision to make is what style of window will suit your needs the best. Here we talk about the main window styles available to choose from.

Casement windows

Casement windows are the most common window style in the UK and are a suitable choice for most properties. Attached to the frame by side hinges, casements are available in a selection of configurations, including side hung, top hung, bottom hung, or with a centre hinge, so they are ideal for a range of different uses.

Large casement windows usually cost the least because they’re manufactured in standard, modular sizes and because they can be opened wide, they are great for ventilation.

Tilt and Turn windows

With tilt and turn windows, the name says it all. This style of window can either be tilted open inwards, most commonly from the top down, or opened inwards from side hinges in similar fashion to casement windows. Tilting the window is an ideal method for ventilation.

A great option for contemporary homes, especially in smaller rooms where you need to prioritise space, tilt and turn windows tend to cost more than casement windows as they are usually made to order.

Sliding Sash windows

Just like tilt and turn windows, sliding sash windows do exactly what it says on the tin. Available with one or two sashes, split into a number of panes. These sashes typically slide vertically but are also available in a horizontal configuration.

If you have a traditional-style Derby home, then sliding sash windows could be ideally suited to your property.

Bay and Bow windows

Victorian terrace homes often have a bay front, which is a straight front and two angled sides, while Edwardian semis can benefit from a circular bow front, creating a recessed area within the front room.

Bay and bow windows are available in a variety of options to enhance the aesthetic of these architectural styles.

Double glazing from Trade Windows

If you’re thinking of upgrading your windows, at Trade Windows Derby, we can help you make the right choice for your home. To get a quote, click here and we will be in touch, or if you fancy a chat with our expert team for some more advice, please give us a call on 01332 755551.

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Doors, Windows

Upgrading your home with a suite of windows and doors – Derby

Upgrading your home can be an incredibly exciting experience, and you may be feeling a huge sense of anticipation as you look forward to seeing your property transformation. Whether you want to avoid moving or love the home you’re currently in, renovating your house can be just as rewarding as getting onto the property ladder.

Having a new suite of windows and doors can make a big difference to your property without having too much of an impact on your daily life. We’ve put together this helpful guide to make sure you’re well informed before you get started on your project.

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Windows

How long does uPVC double glazing last?

When people ask how long does uPVC double glazing last, the short answer is a minimum of 20 years. However, this depends on a series of factors so there really is no accurate response. It’s like estimating the lifespan of a timber fence, a gearbox or a pair of jeans.

Two people buying the same make and model of car won’t get exactly the same longevity out of the vehicle. If one person lives near the coast and drives 30 miles a day, doesn’t get it regularly serviced or wash it frequently, while the other only drives 5 miles a day, lives in an unexposed area, gets regular services and takes great pride in the appearance of their car, then the results will likely be vastly different.

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Doors

The different styles of doors – Derby

Not sure what style of door to choose for your home? Each door style has its own qualities and is best suited to different types of property. We have outlined the most popular doors for homeowners in and around Derby and their features to help you make the best choice for your home, based on the way you live and where they are being installed.

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Doors

Front doors Derby – Designs

None of us want our precious heat to escape through our windows and doors, now more than ever. It’s time to change your front door to an energy efficient composite front door, keeping in the heating and keeping out draughts!

As well as a door with superior performance, our composite doors offer style, security, and low maintenance. From contemporary to traditional, we will have a door which will suit your property.

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Bi-fold doors

Configuration options – bifold doors derby

Bifold doors are an ever growing, popular choice for Derby home improvements, as they offer modern style and can completely transform any living space. The huge range of design and configuration options offer you complete flexibility when it comes to choosing how you want your bifolds to suit the way you live. You can choose the number of panels, size and colour options for your door. No matter what project you’re working on, we have a bifold door option for your property.

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Doors

Finding the right composite doors in Derbyshire with Trade Windows

Here at Trade Windows we pride ourselves on supplying the very best composite doors for homeowners, giving them an entrance to be proud of, reflecting the rest of their home. We supply composite doors which boast a wide range of styles and designs to suit any property type. So whether you have a traditional home that you want upgrade or a new build that you want to add character too, we have got you covered.

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Bi-fold doors

How to choose bi-fold doors Derbyshire

Bi-fold doors come with lots of design and configuration options so you can choose those that suit your living space best. Taking into account how many sashes and which direction your bi-folds open will make sure that you have the perfect design for your home and lifestyle needs. This way, you can reap the benefits of your new doors, enjoying optimum functionality, making the most of your room.

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