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Spectacular Double Glazing in Penarth

If you are looking for new double glazing in Penarth, then Inspire Windows have a wealth of choice to meet your every need.

We offer stunning uPVC windows and doors, amazing aluminium double glazing as well as stylish conservatories.

Our expert teams will guide you through every step of your installation, ensuring that you get windows and doors of the very highest quality.

You can count on Inspire Windows to take care of you and your home with our spectacular double glazing in Penarth.

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Double Glazing in Penarth – Unrivalled Style

When you choose Inspire Windows for your double glazing in Penarth, you will be provided with so much choice. We’ll talk more about our products below, but first, let’s look at the actual glazing on offer!

Our customers benefit from a number of glazing options, ensuring that they get the perfect style for their home. Whether you are looking for additional privacy, stunning aesthetics, or simple, traditional charm, we can meet your needs.

We offer colour designs, bevelled glass, fusion elements, Georgian bars and astragal bars. You can have the finished look for your home that completely blends in with the style of your property and reflects your personality.

uPVC Windows and Doors – Beautiful Double Glazing

Our double glazing collection includes a stunning range of uPVC windows and doors. Our selection has been specifically chosen to ensure that whether you have a modern property or a more traditional home, we have the perfect style for you.

We work with a number of manufacturers to ensure outstanding quality and performance, and our complete collection achieves the highest standards in efficiency and security.

Our uPVC windows and doors are all capable of A+ Windows Energy Ratings as standard, ensuring that your home is more efficient and more cost effective.

We also make sure that you and your family are fully protected, as our windows and doors comes with state of the art locking systems designed to offer exceptional security.

With double glazing from Inspire Windows, you can count on ultimate beauty too. Our uPVC Windows and doors come in a range of colour finishes and woodgrain foils to complement your home, as well as you being able to choose from a selection of hardware and accessories.

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Double Glazing in Penarth – Composite Front Doors

When it comes to protecting your home from the elements and from potential intruders, composite doors are the superior choice.

Our stunning composite front doors offer all the beauty and style of timber, yet they features the innovation and technology associated with modern materials.

These incredible double glazed doors excel in all areas and are simply exquisite, creating a luxury entrance to your property. Find out more on our composite doors page.

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Aluminium Windows and Doors – Modern Double Glazing in Penarth

Aluminium double glazing is fast becoming one of the most sought after options for Penarth home improvements. It is inherently strong, providing incredible security as well as streamlined style thanks to the ultra-slim profiles.

Aluminium windows and doors are thermally efficient too, featuring a thermally broken profile coupled with triple weather seals to create double glazing that performs to incredible standards.

Our aluminium double glazing is superbly stylish, coming in the most impressive range of colour finishes. Almost any shade that you can think of is available with our aluminium collection, and in addition to this, you can opt for dual colours, having different looks on the inside and outside of your windows and doors.

Aluminium double glazing is simply amazing, particularly a great choice for eco-friendly homes, as aluminium is endlessly recyclable. Your new windows and doors will be truly sustainable when you opt for aluminium double glazing.

Double Glazing to Create More Living Space

Our double glazing collection also features a range of stunning conservatories, ideal for adding more space to your home without the cost and hassle of a brick built extension.

We work with the Rehau system to create conservatories that will last year after year and can be used whatever the weather.

You will benefit from practical, yet beautiful additional space when you choose to enhance your home with our wonderful conservatories.

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Double Glazing Prices Penarth

Getting the most for your money is an important consideration when choosing double glazing.

Our double glazing prices in Penarth are fantastic, making sure your home improvements are a truly cost effective investment.

Get your tailored guide price online or contact us for more information. Our friendly team are here to help you every step of the way with your double glazing in Penarth.

Top 5 Home Improvements for Women- DIY or get the professionals in?

You only need to switch on the television to find an abundance of home improvement programs aimed at women. The trend of 2013 is to be more thrifty and make use of what we have available, rather than splashing out on unique designer pieces to improve our homes. Kirstie Allsopp of Location,Location,Location fame has found great success with sharing her tips on “up cycling” in her latest programme, “Kirstie’s homemade Britain”. A recent study by build it and home improvement magazine found that 1 in 5 women plan do to some form of home improvements themselves during the upcoming weekend.

With the tough economic climate it is no great surprise that we are all trying to save money. The key to successful home improvements is knowing when to do it yourself and when to get the professionals in. As women we tend to be more interested in how we can improve the look and feel of our home with decorative changes, rather than fixing problems around the house. A selection of the top 5 DIY activities for women includes;

Painting or wallpapering

Regrouting tiles

Hanging a picture or mirror

Cleaning up the garden

Assembling furniture

Women now feel much less daunted by tackling home improvement projects due to the wealth of knowledge available on the internet and the rebranding of many home improvements stores to put more of a focus on decorating as well as home repairs. Website “So Feminine” has a very useful article with basic tips on jobs around the house.

So what jobs should we leave to the professionals? Anything that involves a large financial outlay or specialist skills should be left to those in the know. Plumbing work, electrical upgrades and replacing windows and doorsshould be carried out by reputable companies who can provide knowledge, experience and above all a guaranteeof quality workmanship.

When choosing a company for your home improvements, be sure to check out online reviews, ask for customer references and obtain 3 separate quotes. Don’t be tempted to just plump for the cheapest quote, sometimes you really do get what you pay for! Here at Inspire Windows we can offer a wealth of knowledge and experience along with reviews from many of our happy customers. Give us a call on 02920 734573 or visit our website.

Leave the Double Glazing to the Specialists

If you’re having some work done on your house, you may find that your builders or contractors offer to provide the windows themselves. While this option might seem to convenient to pass up, it’s usually better to get your windows from a specialist double glazing company; after all, you wouldn’t hire a glazier to build your extension, so why let a builder handle your windows?

Here are a few reasons why double glazing should always be left to the specialists:

  • ‘A’ Rated Glass – It can be difficult to ensure that your contractors are using good-quality products when they’re installing your windows. Quality is everything when it comes to double glazing; you need the best glass you can get if you’re keen to save on your energy bills. A reliable double glazing specialist should offer the best glass available (‘A’ rated, ideally), ensuring maximum insulation and security for your home.
  • Superior Knowledge – We’re not denying that a builder might know a thing or two about working with windows, but if a company’s main focus is double glazing then they’re almost certain to know more. A bit of specialist knowledge can make all the difference, especially if your project requires something a little out of the ordinary. While builders will most likely provide a very basic double glazing service, window experts will be able to offer a variety of different styles and designs, ranging from casement windows to vertical sliders and even decorative glass features.
  • Affordability – Concerned that hiring a specialist will be too expensive? Tempted to stick with the builder because it will probably be cheaper? Think again! Specialist double glazing could be a lot more affordable than expected, and any reputable window company will be happy to give you a quote without pressuring you into saying yes. If you can get a no-obligation quote from a double glazing expert, then what have you got to lose?

Here at Inspire Windows, we firmly believe that we are capable of offering a superior service. We know that communication is of the utmost importance; we are based right here in Cardiff, and we are always easy to get hold of. If you’re looking for high-quality double glazing in Cardiff or the surrounding area, give us a call on 02920 734573 or email enquiries@inspirewindows.co.uk. We’ll give you a no-obligation quote in no time.

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.

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!

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.

Turning an unused conservatory into the heart of the home

Adding a conservatory is one of the top 10 home improvements carried out within the UK, adding space to the property and increasing its value. With 11 out of 13 regions currently experiencing falling house prices, increasing the value of our homes is becoming ever more important.

When choosing a new conservatory, many people opt for the supplier with the cheapest price or with the glossiest brochure. The most important factors to consider are the design of the conservatory, how it will be used as part of your home, the quality of the fitting and it’s year round suitability.

Badly fitted conservatories are prone to leaks and drafts, always choose a supplier who seems knowledgeable in how the conservatory will blend with your own home and is able to identify any potential problems. Ask to visit a conservatory that the company fitted recently and one that was fitted a couple of years before, this way you can be sure that your new conservatory will stand the test of time and be fitted by a company with consistent standards.

There are currently four million homes in the UK with conservatories, many of which are unused due to various problems. One of the main issues is conservatories fitted with polycarbonate roofs instead of glass. Glass roofs, although more expensive, are 3.5 times more effective in keeping the room cool in the summer and 58% more thermally efficient at keeping the space warm in the winter. Conservatories fitted with planitherm glass and warm edged spacers will make your new room as energy efficient as possible.

Other problems include drafts due to poorly fitted windows and doors, leaks caused by insufficient lead flashings and condensation from a lack of opening windows in the conservatory.

Replacing your current conservatory is obviously a large expense that many people wish to avoid. There are many companies who specialise in repairs, upgrades and replacing polycarbonate roofs for more energy efficient glass roofs, such as Inspire Windows Ltd, based in Cardiff. For less than half of the cost of your original conservatory, the space could be turned into a functional and welcoming room to be used all year round.

The cost of making a new house into a new home

Moving house is a major upheavel in our lives, as well as a major cost; solicitors fees, estate agents fees and moving costs can soon escalate into a large unwanted bill. Once we are settled into our new homes, the spending continues; purchasing new furniture, decorating and home improvements.

A recent survey by Planitherm discovered “There are many aspects that go into creating a new home and we all have a seemingly never-ending to do list for things we hope to improve”. The research found that it takes on average 17 months and 12 days and £5044 to turn our new house into a home. Of course we all feel more settled in our homes once we have enjoyed momentous occasions in them such as birthdays, anniversaries and having children.

The top 10 things which make a house feel a home;

1. Making it warm
2. Enjoying a first Christmas
3. Filling all rooms with furniture
4. Cleaned top to bottom
5. Experiencing all four seasons in the house
6. Planting your own things in the garden
7. Fitting your own toilet seat
8. Stripping the walls
9. Having a birthday
10. Being on first name terms with the neighbours

Making renovations to the home are also a large part of settling in. This includes making decorative improvements, upgrades to double glazing and extending the home to add an extra room such as a conservatory.

The top 10 to do list around the home is

 

1. Paint each room
2. Lay new carpets in each room
3. Do up the bathroom
4. Rip out the kitchen
5. Fit new double glazing
6. Add new front door (or paint existing one)
7. Re-landscape the garden
8. Lay a new driveway
9. Add a conservatory
10. Extend/add another room

Making a plan of which renovations need to be done first can save you money if you plan carefully. For example if you need to replace your windows and add a conservatory, many companies will charge you less for having all of the work done at one time. It also makes sense to have any structural work carried out before you decorate or lay new carpets. There is no point in painting the walls only to have them replastered in a few months time when new French doors are fitted.

Inspire Windows is a Cardiff windows company with over 15 years’ experience in the supply and installation of high quality double glazing windows, doors and conservatories. We are an authorised partner of REHAU Windows, Europe’s leading manufacturer of some of the most secure and energy-efficient double glazing windows available. Coupled with Planitherm “A” rated glass as standard, REHAU windows are by far and away the best choice for upvc double glazing. Please take a look at our website for more information www.inspirewindows.co.uk

Double Glazing Offers – Too Good to be True?

Many companies offer discounts and special offers on their products but will you really end up paying the prices they advertise?

The most common deals and their catches are;

Buy one get one free– More often than not there will be a very high initial purchase price and will only apply to windows of a similar size

Six windows and a door for £1200 – Likely to be the cheapest frames available and windows so small that they will not be suitable for the majority of properties, meaning that the final quote will be much higher

35% off windows– This only applies if you have not had a quote from the company before – implying that they actually inflate the price and then reduce it again

Window scrappage scheme– Companies will promise to give you £1000’s of pounds back through a scrappage scheme that is actually nothing to do with the government. You would have to spend a great deal of money to qualify for the “scrappage allowance” which is just a discount on already inflated prices.

10 year guarantee – All frames of reasonable quality should come with a 10 years manufacturer’s warranty as standard so this is not an added extra.

The showhome promotion – Has your street been specially selected as a “show home” street? This is just a ploy to get into your home and give you a quote with a special added discount if you will advertise the companies name outside your home. The best form of advertising for a reputable company is word of mouth, not obtrusive advertising campaigns.

The added extras  – What else is not included in your quote; window cills, locking mechanisms, additional openers, upgrades to better quality frames & glass, extortionate finance charges… the list could be endless so make sure the deal you are being offered really is as good as it first appeared.

With so many special offers that are not actually that “special” it is important that you choose a company who you trust. It can be tempting to purchase through one of the national companies with their promise of guarantees and discounts and appealing websites. However, sales staff from national companies are working on commission and may not be primarily concerned about repeat business from their customers, making the sale the priority.

Choosing a local company who can advise you on the best purchase for your property without pressurising you to make a sale may be the best choice. The chances are they will have much lower overheads, more personal service, and reliable aftercare. They may offer you a more realistic and affordable quote to ensure that your home’s value, security and energy efficiency is maximised.

Inspire Windows Ltd are a Certass registered company, based in Cardiff. We offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee as standard. We are also an authorised Rehau partner, fitting top quality windows, doors and conservatories. Take a look at our site www.inspirewindows.co.uk or give us a call on 02920 734573