Double the colour with Door-Stop at Heronhurst
Now with even more colour choice, you can now choose any of our available colours outside, and either white, the same or a completely different colour inside!
With our stunning range of traditional and contemporary colours, door styles and glass designs to choose from now is a great time to improve the look of your home
Find out more at http://www.heronhurst.co.uk/doors/door-stop-door-styles/
Start designing and pricing your Door-Stop Composite Door at http://www.heronhurst.co.uk/page/twc-doorstop/
A fresh approach to door designs and bring the composite door range bang up to dateTake a look at our range here
The Raum Terassi Aluminium Sliding Patio Door comes in Super-Slide and Lift and Slide options for your choice of effortless glide, smooth functionality and minimal frame, maximum glass for when you really want to appreciate the outside [find out more]
There’s no better time than the new year to start planning those home improvement projects. One of the top jobs on the to-do list of many homeowners is to upgrade their windows, but how do you choose aluminium windows for your home?
Windows are an essential component of any building – they let in light, provide ventilation and define the character your home. Changing the windows in your home is an investment though, so we’re here to help you avoid any costly mistakes with our ultimate guide on what to consider.
It’s important to get the position and proportion of your windows right to complement the style and period of your home and to maximise natural light. Most homes will feature more than one style of window, but its best to avoid mixing too many different styles in your property, as it creates a disjointed look.
The most popular opening configuration is the casement window. This is an outward opening window that comes in a number of designs, styles and colours and suits most properties. Casements are usually side hung but can be hinged at the top or the bottom too.
There are a number of materials for windows such as PVCu, aluminium, timber or composite and your choice will depend on the style of your property and your personal taste.
For a unified look, it’s a good idea to match the materials your windows are made from. PVCu units are the cheapest option and they perform well but they do have chunkier sightlines than timber or metal windows so are not as elegant. Aluminium really suits heritage and contemporary properties and will produce a sleek look both inside and out. Inherently strong, this material can also support large expanses of glazing without a bulky frame.
Windows play a key role in determining how energy efficient your home is, so it’s definitely worth speaking to your supplier about thermal performance.
The Window Energy Rating (WER) tells you how energy efficient your windows are. Windows carry a ‘rainbow’ label similar to those found on fridges and the WER is based on a scale of A++ (the most efficient) to E (the least efficient).
The U-value is a measure of heat loss expressed in W/m2K. The lower the U-value, the better the insulation and Building Regulations require a minimum of 1.6 or WER Band C for new or replacement windows.
Most modern double-glazing achieves around 1.4-1.6 W/m2K as standard, but you can exceed this with triple glazed units if required.
Listed buildings and homes within conservation areas are exempt from the energy efficiency requirements of the regulations as preserving the original character of the building is considered to be more important.
Most burglars gain access through the doors and windows so you should take a moment to consider security.
For new builds, Part Q of the Building Regulations covers the minimum security standards for easily-accessible glazing (basement, ground floor and other easily accessible windows).
Make sure you ask your supplier to show that their windows meet British Standard PAS24:2016. The easiest way is to look for the Secured by Design (SBD) stamp. SBD is a police initiative which aims to reduce crime by enhancing physical and home security.
Most homeowners don’t want to spend ages looking after their windows and, whilst painted or stained timber requires some upkeep, PVCu and aluminium are virtually maintenance-free.
And don’t forget, you can also specify self-cleaning glass which has a coating that reacts with daylight to break down dirt that can be washed away by the rain – ideal for windows that can’t easily be reached for cleaning.
You do get what you pay for with windows, so it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons of every option.
PVCu units are more affordable, but they don’t suit every project. Aluminium is a more expensive material, but it can be customised in any colour and it has a very slim frame that creates a seamless effect.
It’s also worth factoring in the longevity of your windows. PVCu windows will typically last for 25 years and aluminium can provide a service life of 40 years or more.
Planning consent and Building Regulations
You can usually repair or replace windows in your existing home under permitted development (PD) rights but if you want to make significant changes like enlarging or moving windows, you may need planning consent. This will definitely be the case if you live in a listed building or in a conservation area.
To find out more on permitted development rights, visit the Planning Portal here.
If you’re replacing windows, the easiest route to Building Regulations compliance is to use an approved installer like Heronhurst Window and Door Studio Abergavenny who are registered with the FENSA Competent Person Scheme, otherwise you’ll need to obtain full local authority Building Control approval yourself
Changing your windows is a big decision, so why not take a look at the REAL Aluminium range for more inspiration before you make your mind up?
We give every customer the opportunity to submit their view and rating on us, so we can learn what we do right, and how to improve everything else
We really appreciate the time taken by our customers to provide this feedback, which is independently done by HomePro
You can view our reviews here http://www.heronhurst.co.uk/reviews/
Green Doors, now available in all colours on our Door-Stop Composite Door range
We’ve always been ahead when it comes to taking responsibility for the planet
Following their order, we manufactured and installed a beautiful Solidor in Anthracite Grey with matching frame - which is now working perfectly in their home
It goes to show taking a little time to choose the right style for your home, ensuring you get good advice and visuals before hand, is all worth the effort
Find out more about Solidor here http://www.heronhurst.co.uk/doors/solidor-solid-timber-core-composite-doors/
Working perfectly in this period property, and will full approval of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority the Caswells were initially surprised by how good Heronhurst's Heritage Window and Door Collection looked in the showroom
Now they are installed at their period home in Llanellen, we hope you agree they look stunning
The Caswells chose Woodgrain White for the Timeless Heritage Flush Casements and Chartwell Green for the solid timber core Solidor Composite Doors
What a choice!
- Find out more on the Timeless Flush Casements here http://www.heronhurst.co.uk/timeless
- Find out more on the Solidor Solidor Timber Core Composite Doors here http://www.heronhurst.co.uk/doors/solidor-solid-timber-core-composite-doors/
Exclusive to Solidor
New to our Solidor range from one of the world's most respected fused glass designers
Solidor is delighted to be able to give you exclusive access to the cutting edge, handmade contemporary glass designs of Jo Downs, the UK's leading designer and producer of fused glass.
Available in three stunning styles and four attractive colourways across our Stirling, Beeston, Ludlow, Flint door styles, these unique glass designs will completely set your Solidor apart
Sales Assistant - 5 Days per week
We are seeking a hardworking person to join our Sales Team working around 5 days per week out of our flagship Window and Door Studio offices in the heart of Abergavenny Town, within our small and friendly team
The role comes with generous hourly rate plus uncapped bonus earnings
Your role will involve
- Assisting customers in our Abergavenny Window and Door Studios
- Visiting customers in their homes and provide a quotation
- Recommending products, styles and colour combinations that work for our customers and their homes
- Following up enquiries and quotations to ensure our customers have received the best service
- Ensuring the showroom is always clean and presentable, working with other members of the team on a rota basis, and brochures are stocked
You will liaise with Andrew and Andy directly, understanding and generating digital paperwork and turning it into Quotations, Visuals and Order Confirmations for typically domestic clients
Accuracy is essential, a head for numbers, and the ability to learn quickly and think on your feet, so you can always offer our customers the information they need
You will be using your computer skills in Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat and Email, and liaising with suppliers and clients in person, over the phone and digitally to ensure you get the job done
Own vehicle during the trial period and full driving license is required
Hours and days are flexible, but will include working every two out of three Saturdays (until 2pm) and there is some scope to work from home
Rate of pay is £10 per hour plus Uncapped Bonus
Added 3rd January 2019 : Position Available
Position details: Self-employed with hourly rate, trial period up to 90 days, location Abergavenny. Permanent employed/self-employed position may be available following a successful trial period
Everyday we give money off our entire range to our local customers, through our Shop-Local Local Loyalty Rewards scheme
During this January we have an extraordinary extra deal for them, as we will be giving this saving not once, not twice, but three times against every item!
Check out how you qualify and the savings to be made at www.heronhurst.co.uk/local
A traditional looking, yet modern performing high quality bespoke Verandah system, offering customisable shapes, sizes and colours to perfects fit your homes style
Of course, this doesn't replace our dedicated at home, in-store or online quoting options, but its great for instant comparison so you know what pricing bracket you want to choose
Now for Sales or Aftersales Service you can instantly upload photos from your camera phone, tablet or desktop, add plans or sketches and add your message all at a click
For Aftersales Service click to www.heronhurst.co.uk/service
For Sales click towww.heronhurst.co.uk/upload
This is in addition to our What's App and SMS Text Message Service
What's App and SMS Messages 07723 455659
You also have online chat, email, voice-call on 01873 877670
And of course, we always love to see our customers face to face in our Abergavenny Window and Door Studio
Firstly, have you oiled locks and hinges, to get them functioning smoothly, then have you wiped down the door, cleared out the threshold and polished up the furniture - so your door, new or old, looks - and functions - at it's best
Then there is the choice of Christmas Wreath - traditional, modern or wacky - something maybe to reflect your personality or message
Remember, this is probably the first thing your friends and relatives will see when they pay you a visit this year, and it only takes a few minutes of your time and a few pounds to make it special
Here are a few of ours...
The Christmas Sprout Wreath on a Door-Stop Circle Door in Black with Contemporary furniture
Our Christmas Bauble Wreath on a Door-Stop Traditional Two Glass Two Panel Door in Royal Blue
A lovely and luscious green leaf wreath on a British Racing Green Door - beautiful
A traditional leaf and berry wreath on our Irish Oak PVCu Door
Our customers' favourite, the silver heart twig wreath on our beautiful Anthracite Grey Edinburgh Solidor
Christmas Availability 2018
We are now sold-out on our pre-Christmas 2018 installation availability (limited supply-only remains available on select product lines) - thank you! - and we are now pre-booking installations for January, February and March 2019
You can learn more at http://www.heronhurst.co.uk/doors/fire-doors/
Nearly all availability is now taken for 2018 (thank you!) so we are now pre-booking installations for January, February and March 2019
Look out for the Raindeer where availability on pre-Christmas installation remains available
You can see the availability for every product here http://www.heronhurst.co.uk/help/availability-time/
WIN a luxury Todhunter Christmas Hamper
The Cosy Christmas Hamper is this year’s family gift. Designed to create that perfect Christmas eve around the fire, this charming gift features decorate your own gingerbread biscuits, an adorable handmade Stas chocolate Polar Bear and sweet mallows to accompany the creamy hot chocolate from Baru. For festive dining, there is a range of drinks to suit all tastes as well as the must need Christmas crackers to ensure the festive season goes off with a bang! The extravagance continues as we have carefully selected luxury brands such as Williamson Tea, Cartwright & Butler and Monty Bojangle
Find out more at www.heronhurst.co.uk/hamper
A great way to spend less on the very best Windows and Doors this Christmas time, improving the look, warmth and security of your home
Find out more at http://www.heronhurst.co.uk/local/
Door-Stop Composite Doors now Any Colour Outside, Any Colour Inside
19 Feb, 2019
Solidor Contemporary Designer Doors Launch
12 Feb, 2019
Raum Aluminium Sliding Doors Launch at Heronhurst Abergavenny
12 Feb, 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Aluminium Windows for your Home
28 Jan, 2019
The Most Recommended Window and Door Company in South Wales
17 Jan, 2019
Green Doors, now available in all colours
14 Jan, 2019
What a Solidor!
11 Jan, 2019
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