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This is the third installation by Hallmark, I would have no problem recommending them to anyone.

Mr R Jewitt

Harrogate

Extremely pleased with all fittings and work efficiency of fitters who carried out the work

Mrs J James

East Hunsbury

From the start, all personnel, both office administration and onsite were attentive, courteous and efficient. I am pleased with the product and the workmanship, and very satisfied with the standard of home improvement brought to my property.

Mrs Chugg

Newport

KJN Home Improvements did a very good job, from start to finish, timeously and going the extra mile to ensure that we were made aware of how work was progressing. They also completed the work before time. Highly recommended!

Mrs C Robinson

Fareham

The installation team were cheerful, helpful and polite and cleared up after themselves. I am pleased with the quality of my new windows and my sitting room is now noticeably warmer than it used to be.

Ms V Daybell

Sawston

It was a very good installation and the company, fitters and quality of product was excellent

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Hastings, East Sussex

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What are the benefits of uPVC doors?

There are a number of benefits of uPVC doors, such as being more safe and secure, the uPVC is resistant to rotting and rusting, there is a huge range of designs, uPVC doors are particularly effective at insulating interiors from noise and heat loss and uPVC is a relatively inexpensive material which makes it a safer option for your home.

What are casement windows?

A casement is the opening part of a window that is attached to its frame by one or more hinges at the side. They are used singly or in pairs within a common frame. Casement windows are hinged various different ways. They are generally made for openings in which the height is greater than the width. Other styles of window are available that work in totally different ways such Tilt and Turn and Fully Reversible.

Can I fit a new door to an existing uPVC porch?

There is no reason why you could not fit a UPVC door into an existing frame, but it will depend on the frame thickness and as it will need to be compatible with the design that you choose. Speak to your local installer for further advice.

What are sash windows?

A FlushSash casement window fits true to its frame to give a beautiful flush appearance. The sash closes level into the outer frame, so it sits in line, rather than protruding from the exterior brickwork of your home like traditional Sash Windows.  The result is a clean, modern and stylish appearance.

What are the Benefits of uPVC Windows?

There are a number of ways in which uPVC windows can benefit you and your home. Firstly, uPVC windows are low maintenance. The window frames don’t need painting or sealing which significantly reduces the maintenance required over their lifetime, uPVC windows are easily cleaned with soapy water. A key benefit of uPVC windows is that they don’t rot and are resistant to corrosion, this makes uPVC windows extremely long lasting. Unlike metals, uPVC is non-conductive, so your window frames will not transfer heat and contribute to a more consistent internal temperature for your home. Combining uPVC window frames and double glazing makes for highly energy efficient windows. uPVC windows provide excellent acoustic insulation. Double glazed uPVC windows can cut down noise by as much as 70%. Thanks to their integrated locking systems, uPVC windows provide a high level of security for your home. Most uPVC window locking systems lock at multiple points all around the sash and frame. Compared to aluminium and timber alternatives, uPVC windows are low cost. Prices can vary depending on the quality and features of the windows, but you can expect a much more affordable price by choosing a uPVC window.

Can I use a conservatory all year round?

Yes, a modern conservatory with a UPVC frame offers excellent insulation against cold winter days, meaning that you can use it as a complement to your living space all year round.

Older conservatories had a reputation for being cold and draughty in the winter and getting too hot to use in the summer without the doors adn windows being open, but this no longer needs to be the case. 

Modern UPVC framed conservatories offer excellent thermal efficiency without the ability for draughts to get in through any gaps, and with double glazed windows, heat loss is minimal meaning that you can enjoy the view from your conservatory on the coldest days.

Controlling heat during the hot summer months is also possible in a modern conservatory.  Your installer will be able to advise about different types of glass that can be more heat reflective and prevent the space from overheating.  Good ventilation through a variety of window options in the conservatory also help to manage heat properly on warmer days and make your conservatory an enjoyable place to be during the summer.

How secure is a conservatory?

Even without any added security measures, a quality modern conservatory, is already quite secure. With tough double-glazed windows, window locks and secure external doors with multi-point locking systems, the conservatory should be as secure as the rest of your home. Door, window and movement sensors can be fitted to a conservatory as part of your wider alarm system to provide extra protection for your property.