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Welcome to the Doors And Windows Compare Blog. Here we introduce you to many of the key sections of the website, focused on saving you time and money in the search for your new Doors and Windows. Don't forget to check back regularly for new posts.

  • 22nd Mar 2021

    How to reduce home heat loss via your windows

    Draught-proofing your home is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy and money. It is important that homes are well ventilated to reduce condensation and damp and one of the most obvious ways to do this is to simply open a window. Letting fresh air in when required by opening a window is a form of controlled ventilation.

  • 20th Feb 2021

    How to combat door draughts to reduce your energy bills

    With such variable weather in the UK ensuring good draught proofing is important. Blocking any door draughts will help increase thermal efficiency which, in run, will help improve comfort throughout your home and hopefully lower energy bills.

  • 23rd Nov 2020

    Beauty of coloured window frames

    Years ago, the majority of PVCu windows were white, white, or white! Only aluminium window frames were available in a minimal range of colours. Whilst coloured PVCu frames existed, the technology was not particularly good, and the frames tended to crack, peel, or fade so white remained the default option. The industry has moved on a long way in recent years and has been continually innovating. As a result, there has been a significant increase in the purchase of coloured PVCu frames.

  • 28th Oct 2020

    The importance of your front door

    From the imposing black front door of number 10, Downing Street to a rose-fringed entrance to a country cottage, the door to your home says more about you than you realise. Curb appeal is important. Like people, first impressions really count.

  • 30th Sep 2020

    What the colour of your front door says about you

    A front door enhances the appearance of any home. It is one of the first things people see and is the focal point of your house’s kerb appeal. Whether you choose to replace the door or just give it a fresh lick of paint and a new doorbell, it’s a great way of updating your home without the need to spend thousands on modernising the exterior.

  • 12th Jun 2020

    Best ways to clean your windows

    During the last few months more of us have spent time at home than ever before. Many have made to-do lists to help while away the hours. Cupboards have been cleaned, paperwork filed away and wardrobes culled but how many of us have taken on the task of cleaning the windows?

  • 20th Apr 2020

    What type of window should I buy? (Part 2)

    Our aim at Doors & Windows Compare is to make the purchasing decision process easier by providing you with plenty of information along the way. Last month’s blog focussed specifically on three of the six main types of window – Tilt & Turn, Vertical Sliding Sash and Fully Reversible. This month we focus on the remaining windows - Sculptured, Chamfered and Aluminium.

  • 9th Mar 2020

    What type of window should I buy? (Part 1)

    Last month’s blog focussed on various window styles and materials including the benefits of PVC-U, standard hardwood and aluminium. As we all know, windows come in all different shapes and sizes and, as probably the largest feature on your property, your choice of window will have a huge impact on the overall look of your home.

    Our aim at Doors & Windows Compare is to make the purchasing decision process easier by providing you with plenty of information along the way – below is more detailed information regarding three of the six main types of window.

  • 29th Feb 2020

    What to take into account when choosing new windows?

    Buying new furniture and accessories for your home is an on-going process. Buying or refurbishing a bathroom or kitchen may only happen once every 5-10 years, however, buying new windows may be an experience that homeowners face only once or twice in a lifetime …. no wonder many dread it!

    At Doors & Windows Compare we aim to make the purchasing process easier by providing you with plenty of information to help you make that final decision. There’s plenty to think about, for example, style, material and colour, and then there’s the wide range of different types of window available to consider. But one step at a time.

  • 18th Jan 2020

    How SMART are your doors and windows?

    As technology continues to advance at a pace, we are becoming used to living with more and more SMART technological solutions in our homes, in particular, in our living spaces, our bedrooms and our kitchens which include application examples such as Hive, Amazon Alexa and Google Home. According to the latest connected home survey by professional services PWC, 30% of us will have bought a SMART device for our homes by the end of 2020.

  • 18th Dec 2019

    How thermally efficient is your home?

    Having a home that is thermally efficient makes a huge difference in terms of the cost of your bills and to feeling comfortable inside your own property.

  • 9th Dec 2019

    How to pay for your new PVC-U doors and windows?

    Installing new or replacing tired or damaged doors and windows can be one of the most expensive home improvement projects. However, like so many projects homeowners undertake, the cost can vary enormously.

  • 2nd Dec 2019

    3 things to consider when choosing exterior door furniture

    Exterior door furniture is an important part of the style and security of your home. The front door is often the door that is allocated the highest budget, so it is important that any door furniture you choose offers the right combination of aesthetic appeal and security you require.

  • 25th Nov 2019

    Door & window trends in the UK

    Following the latest trends can be tempting. Most of us end up following trends - whether that’s our clothes, accessories, home furnishings, or even travel destinations.

  • 18th Nov 2019

    What type of door should I buy? (Part 2)?

    Ultimately a door is there to both make an impression and protect you from the elements and any potential threats so the focus of any decision should centre around the aesthetics and a solid, durable build.

    Careful consideration needs to be given to materials as well as door type.

    Materials - three main ones to choose from when it comes to external doors – composite, wood or PVC-U - the benefits of each are outlined in more detail in Part 1

    Door Types: there are generally four main types of exterior door available on the market – residential, bi-fold, French and patio. Let’s look at each in turn:

  • 11th Nov 2019

    What type of door should I buy? (Part 1)

    Let’s be honest, choosing new doors for your house can all be a bit of a minefield!

    Firstly, buying a new door isn’t a regular occurrence - it may well be something homeowners experience only once or twice. No wonder, therefore, that buying a new exterior door, bi-fold doors or patio doors can be quite a daunting process. When researching the different types of door available, there’s a wide range, many with specific descriptors which aren’t always obvious.