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An exciting project for Manchester’s veterans

We were recently involved in a very exciting project with the TV show DIY SOS Big Build – Veterans’ Special, in collaboration with Haig Housing and the organisation Walking with the Wounded, which works to support injured veterans and help them readjust to life outside the military. The aim of the show was to completely renovate an entire road in Manchester in order to provide affordable homes for veterans in the city, including a support centre where residents can access the help they need. Read more

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Catching up on double glazing

Double glazed windows use simple yet highly effective technology to improve insulation in homes. Each one features an insulation glass unit, or IGU for short. The IGU has two panes of glass with a spacer bar around the edge to leave a gap between each of them. This gap is either a vacuum or filled with inert gas, both of which act as an insulator, and all moisture is removed. The edge is then sealed to prevent moisture and air from entering the unit. The unit is finally fitted to a frame to be installed on a property. Read more

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French doors offer flexibility whatever the weather

One of the major benefits of French Doors is that they open up rooms and extend the interior living spaces. If a property has small rooms, the installation of French doors can transform them into open and airy environments. This is due to the fact that they are constructed with one or more transparent panels, creating the illusion of extra space. Read more

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Modern windows with authentic traditional styling

Replacing the windows in conservation areas can be a real challenge. The difficulty comes with the fact that property owners want to benefit from modern, energy efficient windows without losing the character and charm of traditional ones. Conservation status can limit the number of options there are to choose from. The end result is that property owners need to think carefully what they want and choose windows that are complementary to their property whilst also being energy efficient. Read more