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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 functions that this pub and hotel had planned. With UPVC frames, the orangery will be as practical and hard-wearing as it is attractive, designed to fit the style of the building. The lantern roofs will let in plenty of daylight giving it a pleasing, airy, ambience. Take a look at the project as it progresses: Getting the foundations in place The walls go up Lantern roofs will let in the sunlight The inside view Almost done, just some tidying up to be finished

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 brickwork of the house – “a work of art” as our bricklayer described it – and you can see that the attention to detail has paid off in ensuring a seamless exterior transition from main building to orangery. The orangery is finished off beautifully with a glass roof with UPVC frames to make the very most of the natural light and to create a spacious feel to this additional area to the property. The customer wrote this for us on Checkatrade: “We chose Glazedale Limited after a number of other quotes, but from day one the customer service was first class from start to finish. Darren and his team of workers are first rate professionals, the workmanship is outstanding and they work hard to deliver what the customer wants with no nonsense. We ran into some building regulation foundations issues once the build had started, and some companies may well have walked away with what needed to be done to resolve it, but Darren offered that personal, calm service to see us through the problems. Top job Glazedale Limited, and thank you.”

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 well as the fabrication and installation of anthracite UPVC frames, glass lantern roof and French doors to the side.

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 glazed windows giving a consistent appearance. A roof light gives extra height to the space and brings in more daylight making the room light and airy. We’re really thrilled to see the orangery decorated and furnished – it’s clear the family will thoroughly enjoy using their new living space.

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 distinctive look and feel without clashing with the rest of the property and creates a lovely additional room from which the family can enjoy their garden.

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. An orangery tends to create a more private space than a conservatory. Whilst the extra glazing of a conservatory brings a lot of daylight into a home and allows expansive views of the garden, an orangery has a greater proportion of brickwork which allows it to blend with the existing structure and feel like a more integral part of the home. An orangery will have a plastered roof with a roof lantern which maintains an enclosed feel to the space whilst adding ceiling height and allowing in sunlight. A conservatory roof will be fully glazed and the walls will be primarily glazed too making this choice more popular where an enclosed garden offers good privacy.

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 client. The project even was even commended as the Installation of the Month in the National Fenestration Awards at the time. The cream profile on this project is supplied by Liniar (another local firm based in Denby, Derbyshire and with a great national reputation) and the frames, of course, were manufactured and installed by Team Glazedale We especially like the Liniar profiles because they achieve the highest energy ratings without expensive triple glazing – that’s got to be good. Without wanting to baffle you with technical detail, the UPVC profile – or frame – in a Liniar window contains symmetrical chambers to minimise the transfer of heat from the inside of your property to the outside. And, unlike other UPVC window systems, Liniar’s high thermal efficiency isn’t achieved at the expense of strength or security – the range is accredited with both PAS 24 Enhanced Security and Secured By Design status, assuring you of the highest standards. For the conservatory roof we used Pilkington Activ™ Blue, an attractive blue glass that combines self-cleaning properties with medium solar control performance helping to create a cooler internal environment which can be used all year round. To complete the project we looked after the finishing touches including the patio and slabbing taking the smart new look seamlessly into the garden. Take a look at the “before and after” pictures to see the stunning difference… With a boring brown frame the conservatory really lacked sparkle… With a smart cream frame the conservatory adds real style to the home… The old conservatory just sits on the edge of the garden… The new conservatory, patio and paving integrate home and garden… Impressed by the transformation? Take a look at the difference we’ve made on other conservatory projects of all sizes and styles…

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 replacing the old-fashioned glazing for something contemporary and more energy-efficient, to changing the roof style, to re-building to make better use of the area it covers, you can certainly take that scruffy old addition to your house to a desirable living space that makes your home complete. Whether your prefer a traditional style or a more modern take on a conservatory, a conventional white frame or a more adventurous colour choice, now is the time to stamp your style on your home. Even when we’re working with an existing structure, you’ll still get our personalised service to give you a bespoke design that gives you what you need and enhances the appearance of your home. Take a look at some projects we’ve carried out around Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to transform homes of all shapes and sizes. From an ancient eyesore to a lovely living space… New doors and windows bring more light into this conservatory… New doors and windows as well as orangery-style roofs transform this conservatory… More space and much smarter look for this conservatory… A true transformation! More attractive in every way… Impressed by these transformations? Why not take a look at our case study of a conservatory project in Heanor which was recognised by the National Fenestration Awards?

Open up your home with Origin bi-fold doors Bi-fold 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 bi-fold door had on this customer’s house, creating a contemporary look that, combined with new decking gives them a flexibility to enjoy their leisure time. A low threshold gives even floor level finishes inside and outside which helps to create an even better sense of space. Bifold doors are simple and seamless to use, opening smoothly on a free-glide roller system with just a gentle push. This house has five doors which accommodate the width of the extended area of the property but you can choose a configuration of between two and eight doors – whatever best suits your home. Bifold doors aren’t only for the summer, of course. In winter they let in precious daylight whilst keep the cold and wet firmly outside. Origin doors’ thermal efficiency significantly surpasses the British Building Regulation requirements keeping you cosy in the depths of winter whilst still allowing you to enjoy a view of your garden. They are highly secure too with a unique 8-point locking system with linear bolts, deep-throw security hooks and strong hinges which give maximum compression to ensure that the doors are both secure and weather resistant. Because Origin use only premium grade aluminium, you can rely on the frames to be strong and durable whilst still being narrow enough to create the largest glazed area possible to allow in plenty of natural light. At Glazedale we use Origin components because their quality standards match ours. They are durable, secure and energy-efficient and, of course, incredibly stylish as our pictures show. Read more about your options when choosing Origin aluminium bi-folding doors…

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 these doors create a more spacious feel to the property, giving easy access to a relaxed decked area and views of the garden. Compare this with the “before” photo to see what a difference bi-folding doors could make to your property.

Highly Secure Bi-fold Doors One reason we choose to work with Origin bi-fold doors is their high level of security which exceeds all the latest stringent security standards including Pas23/24. The unique 8-point locking system with linear bolts, deep-throw security hooks and strong hinges, gives maximum compression to ensure that the doors are both secure and weather resistant. Where some bi-fold doors can have a point of weakness in the locking cylinder or barrel, Origin’s design of cylinders is proven to protect against all types of attempted intrusion from snapping or picking to drilling or bumping. You couldn’t ask for a more secure design of lock. In addition, the strong aluminium profile means that Origin bi-fold doors are as secure as you could wish for.  

Cleaning and maintaining your new double glazing 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 mild detergent will also be a good idea. Cleaning handles, catches and letterboxes Your handles and door furniture simply need a damp cloth and mild detergent to keep them looking smart. But DO NOT use metal cleaners – they will remove the lacquered finish and spoil their appearance for good. Cleaning framework and sashes For general cleaning, simply use a warm damp cloth. But for road film and stubborn marks you need a specific cleaner for UPVC products (you can get a bottle from our showroom). DO NOT use abrasive or corrosive cleaners as these will damage your frames. Maintaining your double glazed windows, doors and conservatory To keep your windows and doors working smoothly, use a light machine oil hinges and all parts of the locking mechanism twice a year.

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 – but a new UPVC door can come in one of an extensive range of colours and with door furniture available in white, gold, silver, black, brushed chrome and polished chrome. There’s no excuse for not getting the ideal combination for your home. UPVC doors start at £800 for a coloured door with side panels at an extra cost if you require them.  We manufacture locally in West Hallam using Liniar profile & Hoppe door furniture and manufacture the glass to your specification. Composite doors range in price from £1,000 to £1,500 – talk to us about what you need from a door and we can advise on the best value. With styles from traditional to contemporary there will be one that suits your property perfectly. Composite doors come from the leading composite door manufacturer and are finished off in our factory with high quality door furniture. We also know our customers value security so we use only top of the range 5 point locking systems on all our doors. Take a look at some recent door installations to see the kind of colours and style choices available.

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. We used an Inox Composite Door and anthracite Grey UPVC windows manufactured & installed by us in Liniar Profile. We are particularly pleased with the shaped landing feature window which echoes the shape of the roof windows to create a very distinctive look for the property. It’s always a pleasure to use our skills in manufacturing bespoke elements such as this as we can make windows to most shapes and sizes in our Nottinghamshire factory.    

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 your fuel bills, year after year. That makes replacing your old windows and doors with new, double-glazed units a great investment, saving you money on your bills month in month out. And this is also be a great chance to enhance your beautiful home with the most suitable of the many different and unique window designs available for you to choose from. The benefits of energy efficient windows and doors for your home Without a doubt, energy efficient windows and doors have both immediate and ongoing benefits: Lower energy bills mean you have more money to spend on other things. Reduced heat loss mean fewer draughts which, in turn, means you have a more comfortable home. Reduced condensation on the inside of the windows makes your home more attractive and easier to care for. Improved sound insulation protects your home from the noises of the outside world. Better security from better constructed, more robust window and door units. Whether you choose double or even triple glazed windows and doors, you can be assured that our Liniar energy plus windows outperform most of the other leading windows in the UK. The innovative PVCu multi-chambered profile design makes them particularly high performing. The additional chambers designed into the PVCu profile when its manufactured prevent less cold air entering your home, and ensure that less warm air leaves it. Liniar windows and doors can achieve an ‘A+’ rating, better than most of its competitors, which means you’ll be able to enjoy warmer and quieter home as well as lower energy bill. Want to find out more? Give us a call on 01773 712001

Cleaning and maintaining your UPVC windows 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 mild detergent will also be a good idea. Cleaning handles, catches and letterboxes Your handles and door furniture simply need a damp cloth and mild detergent to keep them looking smart. But DO NOT use metal cleaners – they will remove the lacquered finish and spoil their appearance for good. Cleaning framework and sashes For general cleaning, simply use a warm damp cloth. But for road film and stubborn marks you need a specific cleaner for UPVC products (you can get a bottle from our showroom). DO NOT use abrasive or corrosive cleaners as these will damage your frames. Maintaining your double glazed windows To keep your windows working smoothly, use a light machine oil hinges and all parts of the locking mechanism twice a year.

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 standard for fire egress. Slide the black button and then slide the whole opener towards the centre in order to clean the glass from the inside. Then simply close the window in the normal manner. Keeping your windows secure Please keep all your keys in a safe place. Never force or exert leverage on any operation and ensure that all windows and doors are secure when leaving your premises.

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 will save – or waste! If energy saving is an important factor in your choice of new windows, – and when 20% of your home’s heat can be lost through your windows why wouldn’t it be – you need to look at the energy rating of the windows you plan to buy. Energy efficiency is certainly important to us and that’s why, as an approved fabricator of the Liniar window profile, we offer you the most technically advanced window range available in the UK With a unique multi-chambered UPVC profile from our windows can achieve the very latest A++ energy rating, helping to retain heat within your property. Our window frames are not only beautifully designed and available in a large choice of styles & colours they also contain a huge number of hidden features to make them the most energy efficient frames you can choose. And the great news is there is still plenty of time to have your new windows manufactured locally and installed in your home before the season changes – giving you a lovely warm home for the winter. Take a look at some of our recent window installations to get a flavour of the range of styles and colours you can choose from – there’s bound to be an option that suits your home perfectly.