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With the year coming to an end, we look back on 7 of our most popular advice articles in 2019.

Although double glazing existed earlier, UK households didn’t start to install double glazed windows until the 1970s and 1980s.

Are you looking to replace the timber windows and doors in your property?

Windows and doors can often be quite an expensive investment and can make a big difference to the value of your home. It is therefore important to research the company prior to deciding who to hire to replace your windows and doors.

There are several incorrect timber window myths that you may have heard over the years. But, as long as you choose a high-quality replacement timber window, they will be a good long-term investment. In this article we dispel some of the most common timber window myths.

When deciding on your new windows or doors, you will need to consider the different glazing options. In addition to selecting either double glazing, heritage glazing or single glazing, there are various types of glass which can help solve a variety of different problems.

With the recent protests and discussions on how we need to be more environmentally friendly, you may be looking to reduce your own impact on the environment.

Are your timber windows rattling in the wind? Did you know that you may not have to replace your windows to stop them rattling?

With a landlord recently receiving a fine of over £82,000 for not obtaining the permission to modify their listed building (source), it is important to remember to obtain the appropriate permission before proceeding with any work.

When looking to replace your timber sash windows or casement windows, it is important to consider what type of glass best suits your requirements. Different types of glass can offer different benefits to your home.

To increase the lifespan of your timber windows and doors is important to carry out regular maintenance. With the correct maintenance, timber windows and doors can last up to 100 years.

It is important to regularly check the condition of your external timber doors. External doors, like windows, are exposed to the elements and can affect security of the property if damaged or rotten.

When looking to replace windows in a period property it is important to ensure that the windows will not comprise the heritage of your home.

With improvements in modern living conditions, condensation is becoming a more common problem. Condensation occurs when saturated air, which is holding a lot of moisture, comes into contact with a surface that has a lower temperature. With windows this occurs when the outside temperature is a lot lower than the room temperature.

When looking to replace your timber windows and doors it is important to consider security.  Although replacement windows and doors in period homes do not need to comply with Part Q, it is still important to ensure that they are as secure as possible.

Like electrical items, which are rated on how little energy they use, windows are also rated on energy efficiency. When looking to replace your windows, it is important to check the energy ratings of the replacement windows.

When looking to replace your windows in a Conservation Area, the first thing that you need to establish is whether your home is in an Article 4 Conservation Area.

If your window needs replacing it is worth considering whether you can just replace the moving parts of the window (the sashes) or whether the whole window will require replacement.

When looking to replace your timber windows it is important to check whether the windows will comply with building regulations.

When designing the perfect study room or office for your home it is important to consider your personal requirements and what works best for you when working or studying.

When installing a replacement window or door, or looking to upgrade existing ironmongery, it is important to consider the style that would suit your property, in addition to the quality of the furniture.

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