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February 2009

The merits of choosing uPVC Patio Doors from West Yorkshire Windows in Leeds & Wakefield

Interest in home improvements and interior design is growing rapidly and with the changes in the housing market have led more people to follow the advice of property experts in the media for ways in which to improve their property. One issue that is mentioned time and time again is the issue of open plan rooms. One way to overcome this issue is to install the very latest energy efficient sliding patio doors.

As standard, Patio doors are comprised of two large glass panels encased in a uPVC frame that function using a sliding mechanism. uPVC Patio doors are gradually replacing traditional wooden doors and are available in a variety of different colours, with more advanced safety features. Due to the hard wearing and durable uPVC material, patio doors do not require polishing or painting so are easier to maintain than wooden doors.

The range of sliding patio doors available from West Yorkshire Windows is an impressive collection of high quality stylish doors that come in a variety of colours. There are also many advanced safety features incorporated into West Yorkshire’s collection of uPVC Patio doors. All uPVC patio doors are custom made and due to a special assembly process implemented by West Yorkshire, each door is fitted with high security hook bolts that lock in to a one-piece steel plate. The stainless steel slide mechanism on all our uPVC patio doors makes opening and closing the doors effortless even for small children, and like our range of uPVC French doors, our uPVC Patio doors are also fitted with an anti-slam device.

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The decision to install or replace existing patio doors has improved the visual aesthetics of many properties and choosing the right company for your home improvement project is very important. There are hundreds of styles and designs of uPVC Patio doors available from numerous manufacturers worldwide.  However, it should not just be about the quality and value for money of the products themselves. You should also consider how experienced a supplier is, and how forthcoming they are with ideas and advice.

West Yorkshire Windows is a leading uPVC window and door specialist manufacturing doors, windows, conservatories throughout Yorkshire including Bradford, Barnsley, Castleford, Doncaster, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Pontefract, Sheffield and Wakefield.

By keeping in mind the needs of different individuals West Yorkshire Windows have developed their range of uPVC Patio doors, uPVC windows, and uPVC French doors to meet a wide range of styles, budget and personal taste.

For more about West Yorkshire Windows as a company or to browse our selection of uPVC Patio doors please visit our website www.westyorkshirewindows.co.uk.

Extensive range of uPVC French Door designs & colours with extra safety features

West Yorkshire Windows French doors and patio doors are tailor made to suit your home. Double glazed and fully sealed to make your home wonderfully warm and draught free for years to come and available in a choice of colours and finishes.

At West Yorkshire Windows we have a team of architects, interior designers and technical staff who are devoted to creating and developing a project with the customers, from start to finish, blending different materials to come out with unique and sophisticated designs based on the customers requirements.

There are a wide range of uPVC doors available in the market, such as French doors, patio doors, sliding doors, double doors, composite doors and others. These doors have high safety hooks, the locking system has anti pick device and the frame is reinforced for added security. These doors meet every kind of need; be it aesthetically pleasing or for security reasons.

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West Yorkshire Windows provide ever expanding selection of quality doors ranging from decorative patio doors, to bespoke conservatory styles. Available at affordable prices, these doors don’t require any special care or maintenance.

French Doors are great if you need to either increase the light or space of a room, or to add additional access, uPVC French doors are a maintenance free, well insulated option, which could even save you money on your utility bills.

West Yorkshire Windows are committed to achieving high quality standards in the products that they produce. The uPVC option is durable, withstanding weathering for many years. West Yorkshire Windows are well known manufactures in the home improvement industry. This long experience of manufacturing and producing uPVC home improvements has gained them lot of popularity throughout Yorkshire and you are safe in the knowledge they are a reputable company.

You’ll find that our high quality French doors & patio doors will enhance your home in a supremely attractive and practical way for years to come.

Live in Bradford, Barnsley, Castleford, Doncaster, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Pontefract, Sheffield and Wakefield, why not give us a call on 0800 464 0444 or visit www.WestYorkshireWindows.co.uk today!

Attractive Double Glazed Windows for Home Improvement

One of the most challenging decisions you will need to make after buying a home or when embarking on a home improvement strategy is deciding on the style of your replacement windows and doors. Everybody wants an attractive and aesthetically pleasing home and the right double glazing windows and doors can go a long way to achieving this. Before undertaking any interior or exterior design project, you must first outline the major products that you require. You should look around and decide which styles you like and what materials you think will be best suited for you, as well as considering issues related to cost and maintenance.

A variety of attractive double glazing windows and doors are available on the market for relatively inexpensive prices. Traditionally windows and doors for residential properties have been manufactured using wood but recent trends have indicated a shift towards PVC windows. These PVC windows, doors and conservatories provide a great finish and have many advantages over the traditional wooden frames. You can also choose between casement or sash windows depending in the style of your home.

Features of double glazed windows

  • Double glazing windows are internally beaded windows where the glass is held from the inside and are considered more secure than traditional wooden framed windows.
  • Most PVC windows and PVC doors are multi-walled with internal reinforcements made from either aluminum or galvanized steel.
  • Frames are available in a variety of different colours. The standard colour for PVC windows and doors is white although there are various colour options and wood effect windows available.
  • PVC windows are much better for insulation purposes and have proven to be much more energy efficient.
  • Double glazing windows are also much stronger and have many additional security features to protect your home from intruders.

West Yorkshire Windows based in Leeds and Wakefield manufactures high quality PVC windows and doors with all these added features and many are available with special discounts and promotional offers. West Yorkshire Windows specialise in the design and installation of the latest energy efficient ‘A’ Rated double glazing PVC windows, doors, bespoke conservatories and orangeries. Providing helpful and expert advice for free and without any obligation to buy.

Why not give us a call on 0800 464 0444 or visit our fabulous showrooms in Leeds or Wakefield – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

How modern uPVC Windows and uPVC Doors can improve home security

It would be an obvious point to make that having new uPVC doors and uPVC windows fitted would provide several benefits to your house as a whole. The addition of these new features would undoubtedly increase the value of your home and the good news is that they do not have to detract from the external styling of the property either. In fact, by adding something like a porch, conservatory or orangery you not only compliment the building but also add more room and in many cases a touch of elegance to your house.

Energy efficiency is also another good reason for having new uPVC windows or uPVC doors fitted.  This measure helps to save the environment by reducing your carbon footprint but it can also save money in your pocket by reducing energy bills.

The one overriding feature that I believe is the most significant point to take into consideration, though, is the added security features that modern uPVC doors or uPVC windows have to offer.  Not only do you benefit from the most modern and sturdy of materials but the equipment is likely to be fitted with good locks and bolts and even something as seemingly insignificant as internal beading can prove to be a useful addition to security.

Here we will look at some of the more significant features that modern uPVC doors and uPVC windows have to offer.

Internal Beading
At the end of the day a double glazed window is not designed to survive a sustained attack. After all, the emergency services need to gain quick access into your home if need be, but the idea of having modern windows fitted would be to deter the opportunist thief.  Older double glazed windows had the beading fitted on the outside of the glass, meaning that a potential burglar could pop out the plastic seal around the frame with a screwdriver and literally remove the entire unit.

Nowadays internal beading is fitted pretty much as standard which takes away this option.  If somebody wanted to break into your house with modern uPVC windows fitted they would literally have to smash the glass thus creating a lot of noise and bringing the attention of the neighbours to the fact that something was wrong.

Fire Safety
Having new uPVC windows fitted opens up the opportunity to make the house safer in the incidence of fire as well as improving the security of the property.  If you use a company that offers a bespoke design service you can make sure that they run through all the features and benefits of fitting windows within certain areas of the property that would allow for a quick escape during the rare instance of a fire in the home.  By having new windows fitted you are not only benefiting from all the points above, but it could also be the difference between life and death for you and your family.

Modern Locks and Bolts
Older doors in particular only have one lock that clicks into the frame at the middle of the door, making it easier for an intruder to force his way into the property.  The newest doors however have things such as multiple locking points, barrel locks with an anti drill design and anti-lift pins and hinge protectors, literally designed to prevent a would be burglar from lifting doors (especially in the case of an older conservatory or sliding patio door) right off their hinges.  These many added security features of modern uPVC windows and uPVC doors have evolved over the last 20-30 years of trial and error.

A process of developing technologies that would beat the ever increasing ingenuity of the burglar has led to the development of ever more secure locks and bolts to be added.  A burglar tends to be opportunistic and will deliberately seek out a soft target.  The best way to send out a message to them is to have new windows and doors fitted so they do not even give your property a second glance after noticing how the fittings look rock solid from the outside.

To explore your options the best step forward would be to book a session with a company that offers a bespoke design service.  There are a few good companies out there that offer this and not only will you be able be able to come up with a plan that suites the style of your building, takes into such external factors like a risk assessment of your property to determine the weak points but will also take into consideration your budget.

Save 20% on your fuel bills with the latest uPVC Double Glazing

The double glazing in our uPVC windows has one of the highest energy saving ratings in the industry.

To enable customers to make the best choice the British Fenestration Rating Council (BRFC) have introduced a rating scheme where A is the most energy efficient and G is the least, similar to the ratings seen on white goods like washing machines.

• A rating – The highest industry rating available from West Yorkshire Windows.
• B rating – Available from West Yorkshire Windows.
• C rating – The recommended threshold for energy saving windows.
• D rating – Building Regulations requirement for replacement windows in Scotland.
• E rating – Building regulations requirement for replacement windows in England and Wales.

Insulating your home is one of the best ways to make your home energy efficient – and one of the key ways to save energy is through double glazing. Double glazing acts as second layer of protection for your home from losing heat. And when around half of heat used to keep your home warm is lost through the walls, windows or loft, you could cut this significantly by installing double glazed windows.

Single glazed windows alone can lose around 20% of your home’s heat. Double glazing can make a wise long term investment for your home, and be good for the environment. Double glazed windows can save £80 to £100 and 680kg of CO2 every year – not to mention adding real value to your property if you later choose to sell.

How Double Glazing Works
Double glazing works by trapping air between two panes of glass. This creates an insulating barrier that will stop heat being lost, stop condensation appearing at your windows, and will also help stop noise from outside.

You should look for energy saving recommended double glazing, to ensure that you are installing the most energy efficient frames and glass. This will be particularly important when Energy Performance Certificates give an energy efficiency rating to homes in the new Home Information Packs that you’ll need, if you choose to sell your property after June 2007.

The Costs
The cost of installing double glazing greatly depends on the size of your house, and how many windows you wish to fit double glazed panes. If your budget is tight, you may choose simply to double glaze the windows in individual rooms rather than your entire property. Pick the rooms you use most often and tend to heat most.

Conservatories don’t have to cost the earth.

It’s no longer a theory that the earth is warming up, we can see it for ourselves. Fast melting ice caps, warmer winters and hot summers; year round hose pipe bans; and a bumper crop of grapes in the UK have all hit the headlines recently.

With diminishing natural resources and increasing concerns over global warming, it’s important to choose products that are environmentally friendly.

Choosing a uPVC conservatory doesn’t have to cost the earth, in fact because it can be thermally enhanced, low maintenance, and long lasting, you’ll be surprised to know:

By using higher thermally efficient Double Glazing and polycarbonate, heat loss can be reduced so you produce lower carbon emissions and benefit by lower fuel bills. You can save trees by using a rot-free alternative to wood. And, unlike wood that needs constant maintenance, uPVC just needs soapy water.

By using special low emissivity (low-E) glass in your conservatory you can use your conservatory without additional heating for more days in the year. Low-E Double glazing is designed to reflect heat back into your conservatory, maximising the use of available heat from the sun. Compared to standard glass, low-E glass installed in your conservatory enables you to save on your heating bills by using less power to keep your conservatory warm. This keeps your conservatory warmer, meaning you can run your heating system for a shorter period and still remain as comfortable.

Low-E glass prevents more heat escaping through the window than standard glass. It’s energy saving coating allows the sun’s rays through, but also reflects warmth from fires and radiators back into the home. The greater insulation offered by Low-E makes the inner pane of a window much warmer. This eliminates cold spots and increases the amount of usable floor area.

For more information please call into our Wakefield or Leeds Conservatory Showroom.

15 Years Fitting Quality in Wakefield, Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Windows are celebrating our 15th Birthday this month.

We have been fitting quality conservatories, windows and doors since the early nineties. The company was started by brother’s Matthew and Andrew glover in 1994, working from a small shop in Middlestown.

We are now one of the largest installers of uPVC Conservatories, uPVC Double Glazing, uPVC French Doors and https://www.westyorkshirewindows.co.uk/upvc_compositedoors.php in Yorkshire and have recently added uPVC Orangeries to our portfolio.

We would like to thank all of our very valued customers for there support over the years and promise to continue the good work for years to come.

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