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Welcome to the ideas and inspiration section of the Doors & Windows website.

The ideas stage is often the most fun and here we've brought together the best ideas and inspiration to help you. Because there's so much to think through, we've provided a range of guides to help you understand everything from the materials and finishes available, through to the latest manufacturing technology.

Style Ideas

The first decision to make is the style of doors and windows you are looking for. There are many different styles, finishes, materials and colours available on the market today and at Doors & Windows Compare, we try and help explain all the differences and help you make the right decision for your home.

House Models Explained

The comparisons we make and the prices we show on Doors & are based on four model homes. A two bedroom terrace, a three bedroom semi-detached, a four bedroom detached home and a detached bungalow. We find this is the best way to simply and quickly provide an indication of the cost of purchasing fully installed replacement doors and windows for your home.

Latest Trends

Doors and windows don’t tend to change quickly with the fashion, unlike the inside of your home, but you might be surprised about the broad range of different styles, types, colours and the technology that is now available.

Latest Technology

Technology has always had a significant impact on our homes from the launch of the first dishwasher and washing machine through to fridges and gas and electric ovens. These days, digital technology has the opportunity to have an even greater impact on our living spaces and provides the opportunity for us to transform our homes in any direction we wish.

Whether we want energy efficient glass or glass that sound proofs our homes from outside road and rail noise, through to opening our front doors with our mobile phones or keeping our home safe whilst we’re away, there are so many exciting options available.

Understanding Doors

There are an increasing number of PVCu and aluminium doors on the market today and it’s not just all about front doors. The ranges of bi-fold doors are just stunning and are now the essential addition to almost any kitchen extension. That said, the very latest patio and French doors can completely transform the rear of your property, adding value to your home at the same time.

Understanding Windows

There are an increasing number of PVCu and aluminium windows on the market today, in all sorts of shapes and sizes. As probably the largest feature on your property, the choice of windows will have a huge impact on the look of your home and it’s therefore important to understand the various types and styles available before making a decision. Here’s an overview of the types

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If you're still looking for ideas and inspiration then why not download one of the retailers brochures. As well as providing inspirational images of their doors & window ranges, they contain really useful information on other services and product guarantees.