15 08, 2013

The glass with elbow grease

A regular part of maintaining all window types is making sure the glass remains clean. But, despite the essential nature of this practice for the health of our windows, we all know it's not the most exciting of tasks. Many people only do it once in a blue moon, while others simply don't do it [...]

15 08, 2013

Ensuring the company a customer buys windows from is CE marked

From 1st July all construction products will be required to bear the CE mark. The point of it all is to make product information more accessible to consumers and to make the language used in the industry more uniform. But, how can you tell if a manufacturer or retailer is adhering to the new rules? [...]

14 08, 2013

What does CE Marking Mean for manufacturers, builders and architects?

The introduction of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) marks a big shift in how we do business in the construction industry. The changes for manufacturers will be the most drastic because CE marking is basically a regulation of their work. From 1st July they must now apply the CE mark and produce a Declaration of [...]

12 08, 2013

What does CE Marking Mean for Customers Part 1

Mandatory CE marking is undoubtedly a big change for those of us who work in the construction industry. But, how will it impact our customers? What are the benefits for consumers, and are there any limitations you should be aware of? Let's start with the benefits. CE marking makes it much easier for consumers to [...]

8 08, 2013

Top tips for maintaining timber windows

One of the best things about timber windows is their longevity. They can potentially last a lifetime with proper care. This article will outline some of the measures you can take to ensure your timber windows stay in good shape and stand the test of time. One of the biggest enemies of timber is excessive [...]

1 08, 2013

Why timber trumps PVCu

There's no denying that there has been a boom in the use of PVCu windows in recent times. People often see plastic as a cheap alternative to other materials, such as timber and aluminium. But there are some common misconceptions about plastic windows which we need to clear up. This article will explain what some [...]

18 07, 2013

Timber or aluminium – why not have both?

Choosing whether to have your windows made out of timber or aluminium can be a tricky one. Generally speaking, people see the two materials as having different benefits. For example, wood is often highly regarded because of its perennial aesthetic appeal, while aluminium is more famed for its ruggedness. But, this is misleading. In truth, [...]

13 06, 2013

Heritage windows – where new meets old

One of the first decisions you'll have to make when choosing new windows is what type of material you want. The obvious choice might be wood because it looks better than anything else out there (just my humble opinion!). Admittedly though, other materials such as aluminium have their advantages as well. Luckily, our heritage windows [...]

31 05, 2013

Why Origin Bifold doors are right for you

If you're looking for a way to transform your living space, look no further than Origin's bifold doors. These aluminium bi fold doors give you the ability to quite literally open up your living space to the outside world. With an opening that runs from wall to wall, you can truly connect your living room [...]

11 12, 2012

Stanbrook & Nicholson Guide to How to Clean Aluminium Windows

This blog is all about sharing advice around how to clean aluminium windows and the correct cleaning and maintenance methods recommended to keep new or existing aluminium windows in great condition, or to help you restore ageing powder coated aluminium windows. Aluminium window frames are a low maintenance product and are very durable and known [...]