News, tips and case studies from Glazedale

Energy efficient windows to keep your home warm

Energy efficient windows to keep your home warm

When you are looking for new double glazed windows it's not always easy to tell by looking at them just what the quality of the product is. UPVC windows might look similar but what is inside the frames is what makes the difference to how well the windows perform and how much energy they w…

Transform your old conservatory

Transform your old conservatory

You've bought a new home - but it has an old conservatory! You like the extra space and light it provides - it's one of the reasons the house appealed - but it's not in the best condition and it looks its age. What do you do? Refreshing your conservatory is the obvious choice. From repl…

Conservatory makeover in Heanor

Conservatory makeover in Heanor

This conservatory project in Heanor, Derbyshire is one that we are particularly proud of. The transformation from a dull conservatory with brickwork that didn't match the main building into one that is both more sympathetic to the style of the house and makes a stunning impact thrilled the …

Beyond the white UPVC door there’s a world of colour

Beyond the white UPVC door there’s a world of colour

When you think UPVC, you think white. It’s traditionally the colour of the door you choose for its secure and energy-saving qualities. But these days, you’re by no means restricted to white alone. Over the past year we’ve seen most interest in black, grey and Chartwell green doors…

New orangery and extensions in Ravenshead

New orangery and extensions in Ravenshead

This project in Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire saw us building a smart, contemporary orangery and three small extensions to increase the space in the property. The orangery has glazed walls and a roof light to give extra height and let in plenty of sunlight. The dark frames give the orangery a dis…

New orangery and replacement windows in Ripley

New orangery and replacement windows in Ripley

This new orangery in Ripley, Derbyshire has created a beautiful additional living space for the family. With brick and glazed walls, the orangery becomes part of the house with doors to the side giving access to the patio and garden. We also replaced the windows throughout the property with double g…

What is the difference between and orangery and a conservatory?

Historically a much older concept than the conservatory, the orangery is seeing a resurgence in popularity amongst home owners who want to some extra space to their property. Either can be a good choice, depending on your preferences, the style of your home, and the environment you are located in. …

Origin Aluminium Bi-folding doors for a Wilford home extension

Origin Aluminium Bi-folding doors for a Wilford home extension

This property in Wilford, Nottingham had an old and tired-looking conservatory and was very much in need of refreshing. We replaced this old conservatory with a modern extension using Origin aluminium bi-folding doors as a contemporary feature to open up the house to the outside. You can see how…

Orangery with grey framed windows and French doors

Orangery with grey framed windows and French doors

This new orangery in Ilkeston, Derbyshire is a project that added a modern extension to the rear of the house giving the family extra living space with plenty of light.  It was a straightforward build for us with Glazedale responsible for the brickwork and finishing touches as…

Bespoke grey framed windows for this Derbyshire home

Bespoke grey framed windows for this Derbyshire home

This home in Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire was originally a two bedroomed bungalow which the owners had converted into a three-storey house with an extension to make the property wider. We supplied and fitted windows and doors throughout to help the owner create the “wow” factor they desired. …

Operating your double glazed windows

Operating your double glazed windows

Restrictor hinges Restrictor window hinges provide safety for children and prevent falls from heights.  To open the window fully for cleaning, first open the window and then press the release clip on the hinge mechanism. Fire egress and easy clean hinges These windows open to 90 degrees…

Grey framed windows give a sophisticated finish to this new orangery in Shirebrook

Grey framed windows give a sophisticated finish to this new orangery in Shirebrook

This stylish orangery uses Origin Aluminium Bi-Folding Doors in anthracite grey and UPVC windows by Liniar, also in smart anthracite. The doors were assembled and windows manufactured by us before being installed on site. We ensured that the orangery’s brickwork matched the existing brickwo…

Cleaning and maintaining your new PVCu windows, doors and conservatory

Cleaning and maintaining your new PVCu windows, doors and conservatory

Keep your new double glazing in tip top condition with our simple and inexpensive tips. Cleaning glass and glazing panels There is no need to spend a fortune keeping your double glazing clean; any brand of domestic glass cleaner will do the job on your doors, windows and conservatory. Sometimes a …

Glazedale at the Family Business Awards

Glazedale at the Family Business Awards

Wednesday 17th November saw us heading over to Birmingham University for the Family Business Awards dinner. It was a great night out and we are delighted to have been finalists in the Manufacturing Excellence Award. The organisers’ feedback said, “We received a high number of excell…

A new orangery in Derbyshire

A new orangery in Derbyshire

We're just completing a new orangery for The Gate Hotel in Langwith, Derbyshire.  The landlady contacted Glazedale because she was looking for a reliable, local, family business who could give this project the personal touch - and have it completed in time for the pre-Christmas functio…

Open up your home with Origin bifold doors

Open up your home with Origin bifold doors

Bifold doors are a great way to bring a whole new look to your home and give you new ways to enjoy opening up a room to the summer sun. We’re particularly pleased with the effect that a stylish choice of aluminium bifold door had on this customer’s house, creating a contemporary look th…

Checkatrade now the approved trader scheme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Checkatrade now the approved trader scheme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

This year we joined the Checkatrade website. Why? Because the trading standards people at Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council have adopted Checkatrade as their approved trusted trader scheme. They have chosen to partner with Checkatrade because they offer real reassurance o…

Behind the scenes at Glazedale

Behind the scenes at Glazedale

All our double glazed windows, doors and conservatories are manufactured locally at our factory in Nottinghamshire. This means we have full control of the quality of the products and of the service we give you from start to finish. Because we know the manufacturing process inside out, we are we…

How to find a reputable double glazing company in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

How to find a reputable double glazing company in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Double glazing is an important investment in your home so you need to be happy that you have chosen the right company to work with. We recommend that you look for the following: FENSA registration FENSA is a competent person scheme, considered by the UK government to be the most successful across …

Are you losing heat through your windows and doors?

Are you losing heat through your windows and doors?

Thermal imaging can show some scary things about a home - the heat loss from the front of this typical house is easy to see. And so is the difference that double glazing can make. In fact, on average, a home can lose about 20% of its heat through your windows and doors - and that is reflected in yo…

Energy Efficiency Quiz

Energy Efficiency Quiz

How much of an energy expert are you?   1. Reducing your room temperature by 1C could cut your heating bills by A. 5% B. Up to 10%    C. Around 20% 2. How much does the average household waste each year by leaving appliances on stand-by A. £45 per year B. £65 per…

10 Tips to saving energy this Winter

10 Tips to saving energy this Winter

10 energy saving tips to keep you warm this winter. Whether it’s a few simple steps or a home investment, you’ll see lower energy bills. Draughts Old windows, gaps around doors, letterboxes, keyholes, chimneys and fire places. These are all good examples of how your home could be losin…

Glazedale & DIY SOS- the big build

Glazedale & DIY SOS- the big build

Glazedale does DIY SOS   In March 2015, the BBC made an appeal for local companies in the area to get in touch regarding a project to build an extension to a family home.  The DIY SOS team, led by Nick Knowles, were drafted in to help with the major construction project.  Our MD Da…

Why Glazedale windows and doors ?

Why Glazedale windows and doors ?

Why Glazedale windows and doors?   The Glazedale Liniar range is different to other systems in the market- being designed from scratch to take advantage of the very latest developments in window engineering technology. Here are reasons you should choose a Glazedale.    Strong and s…

Aluminium VS UPVC Bi-Folds

Aluminium VS UPVC Bi-Folds

  Aluminium VS UPVC Bi-Folds Bi-Fold aluminium and UPVC doors are becoming more and more popular in the UK. Bi-Fold doors can open up your house and transform your home to create no barrier from your home to your garden. At Glazedale our Bi-Fold doors are made to meas…

Why choose a conservatory?

Why choose a conservatory?

More and more people now use conservatories to add an extra room in their home. A main problem that families are having is the need for an extra reception room, and adding a conservatory to your home is a great and beautiful way to do that.                 &nb…

Are your windows steaming up?

Are your windows steaming up?

Many customers ask us about reasons why double glazed units are steaming up. They are three types of condensation. 1. Units are steaming up on the inside of your windows If the double glazed unit steams up on the inside of your windows, i.e. you can feel the moisture when you run your finger d…

Choosing the right double glazing company

Choosing the right double glazing company

Are you choosing the right double glazing company?? When it comes to improving your home it is very important to know that you are buying a great quality product from a double glazing company you can trust. You also want to make sure your replacement windows & doors are guaranteed against any…

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