local double glazing business cardiff

Why Local Businesses are Best for Double Glazing

When you’ve got a job that needs doing, your top priority should be hiring someone that you can rely on. We hear far too much about so-called ‘cowboys’ in the double glazing industry, and while it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be, it’s still far too easy to fall prey to shoddy workmanship. It seems like every industry has its share of charlatans – whether it’s windows, construction, plumbing, or something else again, a quick Google search never fails to return all kinds of cowboy horror stories.

This is why we believe that local businesses are best when it comes to home improvement. If you live in Newport, for example, a Newport double glazing company will be the most accountable option. Ideally, your chosen double glazing company will have an office nearby – this will make them far easier to get hold of if you discover a problem with the work they’ve done. One of the most common complaints about dodgy builders is their talent for disappearing off the face of the Earth, but if your window company is headquartered just around the corner, with contact details readily available on the web, then the chances of this happening are greatly reduced.

Also, it is believed that local businesses have a considerably higher approval rating than large, nationwide companies (83% versus 60%). Perhaps this is simply down to the quality of the work, but it’s also worth remembering that a small, independent company will generally be far easier to talk to than a big’un.

Of course, it can sometimes be difficult to spot the difference between a cowboy tradesman and a trustworthy local business, but the internet has made it far more difficult for poor workmanship to get by – Facebook pages have been set up to ‘name and shame’ the cowboy builders, while reputable double glazing companies tend to have contact details, customer reviews, and industry certification plastered all over their websites as reassurance. There are still plenty of pitfalls, but with a little bit of caution, more or less everybody can find someone who will do their job and do it well.

Double Glazing for Offices

The home isn’t the only place that might need replacement windows. If your office space feels a little dim and stuffy, some new double glazing could be just what you need! It might be that your current windows are blighted with condensation, or perhaps they just don’t look especially nice – whatever the reason, Inspire Windows are the people to call for your new office windows!

Shiny new windows can go a surprisingly long way towards brightening up a room. Once your new double glazing is installed, the whole office will feel brighter and breezier, putting everyone in a better mood and making them feel a little more productive. That might seem like a pretty big promise, given that all we’re doing is replacing your windows, but give it a try and then see what you think!

Of course, this doesn’t just apply to office buildings. If you work from home, then you could also benefit from a change of double glazing – working in the place where you’re used to relaxing can sometimes be even more stressful than a day in the office, and replacing your windows can have a seriously refreshing effect.

Whether you’re refurbishing your home or your office, get in touch with Inspire Windows today for top-quality double glazing in Newport. Our phone number is 02920 734573, or you can email us atenquiries@inspirewindows.co.uk.

Windows & Interior Design

Interior design is a funny old field. Windows might not be the first thing you think of when you’re redecorating a room, but as all good interior designers know, every element of a room counts, and that includes the double glazing. Of course, practicality is more important than style when it comes to your home’s windows, but why can’t they be both practical and stylish?

Well-chosen windows can do wonders for one’s living space. They have a subtler impact than, say, a bright red sofa, but it’s the subtle things that make all the difference. Windows are the primary source of light in most rooms (at least during the daytime), and different windows will have all kinds of different effects on a room. Obviously, you’ll want the glass itself to be as strong and as sturdy as possible, but beyond that, there are all kinds of design options that revolve around the windows. Vertical sliders, for example, are different from casement windows, and there’s a wide variety of curtains and blinds on the market that will help you to make your room exactly as you like it. You could even add some decorative glass detail to give your windows a bit of personality!

Windows are an essential aspect of any room, and it’s hugely important to consider their impact on your interior design. Do you want your room to feel light and breezy, or warm and cosy? Do you have any particular theme in mind? And where will you be sitting in relation to the incoming light? All of these questions are well worth thinking about, so don’t forget to factor in the windows next time you’re redecorating!

Replacement Windows: Let the Sunlight In!

It’s summertime, and in a twist that nobody saw coming, South Wales has actually seen a fair bit of sunshine recently. Goodness knows that this can’t last forever, so it’s important to make the most of the nice weather before the usual Welsh climate comes back from its summer holidays.

Obviously the best way to enjoy the sunshine is to go outside, but if work commitments and the like have you copped up indoors all day, replacement windows could be the key to a slightly more summery feeling.

Confused? Here are two ways in which replacement windows from Inspire can make it feel like summer:

  1. A Clearer View
    If your current windows are fogged with condensation, obscuring your view of the world outside, new double glazing is a great way of bringing things into sharper focus. You’ll be surprised at how much difference a set of replacement windows can make; with that unsightly moisture gone, your new windows will let far more light in, making you feel that much closer to being outdoors.
  2. Let Some Air In
    Windows come in many shapes, sizes, and designs. Many rooms are still stuck with small windows that make for a stuffy atmosphere, and if your windows don’t open far enough to let much air in, the summertime is when you’ll notice it the most. Inspire Windows can install a wide range of designs in the home, including tilt-and-turn windows that can be opened in two different ways. Fully opening your tilt-and-turn window will make you feel a lot more comfortable on those muggy summer afternoons!
Double Glazing For Your Home

Reinforce your Home with Double Glazing

Burglary will always be a big concern for people who live in the city. Statistics from police.uk suggest that, on average, Cardiff sees 60 burglaries a month; even the wealthiest parts of Cardiff are prone to the occasional break-in, and an important part of home ownership is ensuring that your property is as secure as it can be. There are many ways to do this, but most of the tips you’ll find online are related to reinforcing your doors. Chains, deadbolts, and stronger frames are all common suggestions for burglar-proofing a house.

But what of the windows? It doesn’t matter how many locks you’ve got on the door if the living room window is still a big weak point. Double glazing is essential if you want to keep your home burglar-free, and Inspire Windows are the people to call if you’re looking for double glazing in Cardiff. Our ‘A’ rated Planitherm glass is as strong as it gets, giving you maximum security against anyone who might want to break your windows and burgle your home.

Our window frames are fantastically secure too, reducing the possibilty of someone forcing them open. Cardiff is a wonderful place to live, but nowhere is completely crime-free and when it comes to your home’s security, you can never be too careful. Get in touch with Inspire Windows today for double glazing in Cardiff and the surrounding area.

uPVC Windows Cardiff

Why are Casement Windows so Popular?

The majority of our customers opt for UPVC casement windows when they need new double glazing, but what exactly makes our casement windows such a popular choice? It’s not like they’re especially superior to our other products; our vertical sliders and tilt and turn options come with the same ‘A’ rated glass and the same 10 year guarantee as the casement windows.

But while the aforementioned alternatives do have their charms (vertical sliders, for example, are great if you’re going for a more traditional look), it’s hard to deny that casement windows are the most versatile choice available. The casement design allows us to install your windows any which way you please, so whether you want your windows to open at the top, from the bottom, or sideways, casement windows can cater to your needs.

But the customisation doesn’t stop there. All of our windows are made to order, which means that we’ll work closely with you to create a window that’s perfectly suited to your requirements. Our bespoke windows can be built to accommodate many different sizes, and we can even include some coloured glass if you’d like – these custom windows are made especially for you!

Discover our Wide Range of UPVC Doors

Our name might suggest that double glazing is all we do, but Inspire Windows is no one-trick pony! Window installation is just one of the many services we provide, and our UPVC doors are just as sturdy, stylish and secure as our windows are.

We offer plenty of choice where UPVC doors are concerned. Panel doors are perhaps the most flexible option; they can be installed at the front and/or rear of your property, and they’re as secure as they come. You can also choose from a range of designs, customising the panels and the glass to create a UPVC door that’s perfect for your home.

But if you’re looking for something a little more exotic, we’ve got plenty of other options on the door front. Bothbi-fold doors and sliding patio doors are ideal for the back of the house, creating a smooth, sleek segue between home and garden, while our UPVC French doors are great for giving your space that continental feel. All of these products come with “A” rated Planitherm glass, giving your home a top energy rating and comprehensive security. And don’t forget that they’re also a fantastic way of letting more light into the home!

Inspire Windows is a doors company as well as a windows company. Our installers have been working with UPVC doors for a decade and a half, giving them plenty of experience and an unsurpassable knowledge of many different door types. We’re based in Cardiff, but we’ve carried out work throughout South Wales; if you’re interested in finding out more, give us a call today on 02920 734573

Conservatory Installation Cardiff

Conservatory Installation in Newport

As regular visitors to the Inspire Windows blog will already know, we install conservatories in Cardiff quite frequently. Here’s one we fitted in Whitchurch; here’s another in St. Mellons (note the magnificent mahogany finish). On both occasions, the customers were over the moon with both our work and, yes, our prices!

But what of the wider South Wales area? Well, you be pleased to hear that our conservatories aren’t exclusively for the capital, and if you live in Newport (or anywhere else in South Wales, for that matter) we’d be more than happy to quote you for a classy conservatory of your very own. A UPVC conservatory makes an exquisite addition to any home, and these gorgoeus glass rooms are a great middle ground between home garden, mixing the warmth and comfort of one with the beauty and natural light of the other.

Our conservatories are the best home extensions you could ask for, and we’d be thrilled to hear from anyone who’s interested in adding a UPVC conservatory to their property. If you live in Newport and you want the Inspire Windows team to handle your conservatory, get in touch today – our email address isenquiries@inspirewindows.co.uk, or you can call us on 02920 734573.

Sustainable Aluminium Windows

Sustainable Aluminium Windows

It’s important to have high-quality windows in your home, but it’s just as important to be eco-friendly. Here at Inspire Windows, we’re dedicated to being as green as possible, and that means using sustainable materials – whether we’re replacing your windows or doing you some new French doors, you can always rest assured that the products we’re giving you have come from the greenest sources available.

So what’s our environmentally sound material of choice? Aluminium, of course! Our aluminium products are sustainable, sturdy, and most importantly of all, they last for decades. Waste is public enemy number one if you’re keen on being green, so we want to ensure that the windows and doors we install will last for a long, long time. Replacing your double glazing every few years isn’t ideal anyway, but when you factor in the amount of material that’s going to waste when you give up on your windows, durable products seem absolutely imperative.

Our sustainable windows use cutting-edge technology, and the aluminium that goes into their construction is sustainably-sourced; they’re exceedingly eco-friendly in every aspect! Nobody wins with cheap, sub-par windows, so do yourself and the earth a favour today by opting for our strong, sleek and stylish aluminium windows. We guarantee that they won’t let you down!

Why Everyone Needs Double Glazed Windows

Double glazing isn’t a luxury any more; it’s an essential feature of any modern home. You can live without it, of course, but it’s hardly advisable, especially when you factor in how much energy your house loses through single glazed windows.

Let’s say you live in a home that’s entirely uninsulated. According to this BBC News article, close to 20% of the heat you lose will leave through the windows – this means that one-fifth of domestic heat loss occurs because the windows aren’t energy-efficient. You might think that your home is fine without double glazed windows, but if you haven’t invested in double glazing yet, your home’s heat is literally going right out the window!

Given our contemporary concern with climate change (not to mention the current economic climate), it’s never been more important to be eco-conscious. Installing double glazed windows in your home will do wonders for your energy efficiency, saving you money on your heating bills and easing the climatic burden as well. If you’re looking for high-quality, reasonably-priced double glazing in Cardiff, give Inspire Windows a call today on 02920 734573.