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October 2015

Trustier Than Timber, Check Out Heritage Windows

Replacing the existing windows at your home is never a simple task. The styling and aesthetics of the substitute design have to be exactly right in order to maintain the traditional character of the property, complicated even further if you’re replacing old timber windows.

There is nothing like real timber, or is there? We know that there is.

Our Heritage window range is a contemporary imitation of the original 19th Century Flush Sash Timber Window crafted from UPVC, though when you see it you’d scarcely believe it isn’t manufactured from wood.

A timber effect runs through the entire frame and it even features period hardware such as monkeytail handles for further authenticity. It’s so alike to timber in appearance that it’s often stipulated and approved in conservation areas, partly also due to the fabulous finishes on offer which are similarly associated with the 19th Century design e.g. Cotswold Biscuit, Painswick, Irish Oak.

However, whilst Heritage windows look exactly like wood, they don’t perform like it, on the contrary.

The thermal efficiency they provide far exceeds timber so it will cost considerably less to insulate your living space and they don’t need any upkeep as they’re completely maintenance-free. The occasional wipe with a wet cloth will be enough to leave them back looking their best again.

They can accommodate double glazing or triple glazing, or if you want to obscure the inside of home away from passing prying eyes you can always choose to integrate privacy glazing.

Enhanced security is another reason they triumph over timber as the frame is incredibly durable and the locking mechanism attached to each window keeps it securely fastened.

You can see examples from our Heritage range at your local West Yorkshire Windows showroom where we also showcase a raft of other high-quality home improvements.

West Yorkshire Windows Brew Up Over 500 Pounds For Macmillan

We like to do what we can for charity, so we decided to participate in the recent World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

In total, we managed to contribute a fantastic £550.50 with a cheque being sent straight off to Macmillan.

The Coffee Morning has been an annual event in the UK since 1990 and has raised more than £138million over the past 25 years.

So that we could raise as much money as possible we hosted our coffee morning a day earlier than the official date of Friday 25th September.

Just as the name suggests, much coffee was consumed, along with numerous delicious cakes and cups of tea, with plenty people turning up and making kind donations for the privilege.

Some of the homemade cakes were definite showstoppers!

Our fund-raising continued in the days that followed too through the selling of chocolate (who could resist that?) and we held a raffle offering a giant Toblerone. It proved a very popular prize, raising £100 alone.

The lucky winner was Michelle who posed with her XXXL chocolate bar in front of one of our gorgeous orangeries.

WYW Toblerone

This year’s event has already raised in excess of £9million. We thank everyone for their support.

The Horbury Show Is A Hit For West Yorkshire Windows

This past weekend several members of the West Yorkshire Windows team headed for the annual Horbury Show where we had a stall at the long-running local event.

Held on the Sunday between 11am-4.30pm, the Horbury show has been a major event in the Wakefield District calendar for over 30 years and is regularly attended by thousands of people.

With FREE entry available, it features 70 fairground attractions, classic cars and even hosts a dog show amongst many other things. It makes for a real fun day for all the family.

We used our appearance at the show to offer visitors an exclusive £250 off flyer applicable to our entire stunning range and gratefully received it was too with those seeking quality home improvements at a specially discounted rate.

Those who were unable to make it to the show will soon have an extra opportunity to come see us as work is progressing well at our new Penistone showroom which as you can see is beginning to take shape.

Penistone showroom 2

Upon its opening, visitors will be able to view an extensive choice of products including aluminium and Heritage windows and bi-folding doors.

To celebrate the launch of what will be our fifth showroom, we intend to host an Open Day.

Full details of it will be announced in due course so please keep revisiting the site for further information.

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