Thursday, 3 December 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
Integral blinds for bi fold doors are something to consider when you have openings of upto 6m wide by 2.1m tall, its nice to have the light but the privacy needs to be there to.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Replacement windows and doors used to be available in grey aluminium if you didn't want wood and the styles rarely improved the aesthetics of the buildings they adorned. Consequently, we are left with a legacy of spoiled period homes which in some cases constitute a fire hazard because windows were designed without large enough opening sashes to escape through.
And then they became available in white PVCu which were initially cheap and of poor quality and poor design but which went on to become the excellent quality they are today and designed to suit the house - not the pocket. As the old-fashioned designs become obsolete, home owners now have a plethora of window and door styles and materials to choose from. The majority of products' enhancements reach a plateau at some point when the essentially ideal has been achieved and what follows are simply tweaks. As with all home improvement products, doors are no exception.
For many years, there has been a very big market for patio doors, which offer convenience and allow light and air into a home whilst providing a highly effective thermal barrier when closed. This market is still buoyant and the products will continue to be installed successfully in homes where economics or taste insist, but fairly recent developments in this market looks to have found us at that plateau where doors are concerned. Patio doors have recently made way for the "Rolls Royce" in this market which is now the hugely flexible bifolding door. Anyone looking to buy patio doors now should first be considering whether they could increase their investment to a bifolding door.
Bi fold doors can be configured to span a very wide aperture or smaller spaces, behaving when closed as a glass wall to allow in increased light and to provide panoramic views over the outside vista or garden. They can very easily open up an entire wall to allow seamless integration of external and internal areas, for example, for parties or for children to play safely inside and outside on a lovely day. Alternatively, they can serve to expand available space in restricted areas, such as allowing inclusion of a balcony to form part of a small apartment on a clement day or lightening up an otherwise dark corner.
Fully opened, the doors concertina and store compactly to left, right or both sides to limit their intrusion. They can be configured to provide french style doors when full opening is not required and a single opening door for pedestrian access in the normal way.
Available in most modern materials, including timber, aluminium, PVCu and aluminium clad timber, this product is available in a wide range of colours and finishes from specialist window companies. It is particularly attractive in aluminium clad timber where the choice of colour on the maintenance-free aluminium outside can complement your home's exterior whilst the beauty and warmth of wood can enhance any interior.
A not insignificant investment, this product should last, trouble free, for very many years. It is essential to ensure that your supplier can offer all of the many security features available for bifold doors which make them a high security option, suitable for commercial use by garages displaying high worth cars and restaurants alike. The manufacturer should use only a top quality sliding mechanism for guaranteed trouble free use and should offer the widest range of materials and finishes to ensure you are happy with your investment for many years to come. As a new product, not all door manufacturers can offer these and consumers should be prepared to shop around and ensure that they buy the best quality from a reputable manufacturer.
Sunday, 26 April 2009
French doors and bi folding doors are best door for any home improvement projects. But everybody has confusion to choosing between French door and bi folding door which one is best door for them. Here we covered some topics which will be helping you to choose right doors for your home, office, resident, living place. Let's start with French doors...
If you want a better change and are looking to make exterior appearance of your home look more modern and with looks of modern architecture then French doors best option for that. You could also choose French door as a great partition which can divide your living and dining area into two different rooms with a very eye-catching looks.
French doors established for external right of entry doors. If you have a garden or your home is in front of some beautiful outside scenery or you would like to be connected with the outside world then French door is the right answer.
Bi Fold Doors make use of same as use of French doors approach, which is designed to bring the outdoors in. Bi folding doors could be used in any area (corner) of your resident, home & office can be made in such a way that it could suit your interiors of your living & working place, they are very delicately crafted.
Bi folding doors come with the additional features like any where fitted and better view with more light, but not thick like French door.
French doors can not offer exclusive capability in compare with bi folding doors. Bifolding doors have some marvelous benefit they can set the patio and dining area into one. It gives interior to exterior looks outstanding.
Most of the exterior, back, entrances look out in garden, home, living rooms. French doors creates usable space drop, swing inwards or outwards. For example, in the dining area, a set of French doors may hold back the position of a dining table and other furniture dining. When you open French door then you loose some spaces of living place but it's not happened with bi folding doors, you get maximum interior or exterior space.
Bifolding doors will convert your home in modern living place by given maximum space, natural light and environment. French doors are vital part of any home improvement project. Choice between French doors or bi folding doors remains on individual needs as both of them have their own merits and advantages.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Do you get worried about security in your home? Maybe you do worry, but don't want to have to resort to installing an ugly looking door at the front and back of your house. The most vunerable entry point of your home is either the windows or doors of your house. It is important to make sure that you have effective security measures in place to stop unwanted visitors gaining entry. One way in which you could benefit from security and style is to install a composite door. Composite doors can be a great help when making your home more secure. One great security benefits of a composite door is the ability to have a special locking system which is harder to break into compared to a standard door.
Composite doors can be much stronger than traditional wooden doors. The benefits and advantages of composite doors are much more desirable than those of their wooden cousins! The composite door, as well as being strong is also quite affordable, durable and can come in many varieties. The look of the door is better than that of a standard upvc patio door.
There are many different types of composite upvc doors, so you are not just stuck with one certain look. With a composite door, you can choose your own colour which will shine and add glamour to your house, office or business.
There are many different uses for composite doors, from front to back, garage to factory, the list goes on and on. There is no predefined type of door either, you can get a made to measure door which will suit your home of business.
Now pushing the vertical sliding sash window market will take even more market share in a competitive market. They have a formula that works and know how to satisfy consumers. Customers for a long time have been bored with the traditional sales techniques that go with double glazing and this company is giving customers new approach,. They have follows on all social media sites and recommends and customers buying daily.
Many double glazing companies want to come round and demonstrate their company and products and give a 3 hour build up as to why the retail price of their products are worth so much money. Then they will come out with an offer at the end of the presentation that has to be taken now and reduce the cost by a quick 50%. Then after a series of 3rd party phone calls to the boss you could get an extra 20% more of. Now your nearly at the price of how much your new double glazing cost.
Many consumers find this very 80’s style and hard work to try and get the real price. You have to look at what people have to get paid to perform this process. Normal a telephone operator will telephone for 14 to 20 hours calling time to get 1 appointment that leads to a sale s rep coming into your house. These appointments cost around £120 each. A rep would need d 5 of these on average to make 1 sale. Then he would lose with cancellations around 30% of his orders as the customer till checks out the prices from the competition. The sales man would earn around 7% commission on average for selling double glazing. Who pays for the cost of the telephone calls and the salesman? You the customer. Then the sales man has to have a manager so he can ring and telephone closes his orders which are an additional cost.
In the larger companies they could have as many as 100 managers who in turn would need managers to manage the managers, they call these regionals. Extra cost again. Then regional’s then in turn answer to a divisional or a director. This whole infra structure has to get paid and that mark up is put on the product. UPVC Extrusions vary in cost glass can be constant and so is installations and surveying. Customer service centres for poor quality products have to be larger.
Then on the other hand you can go online and buy direct from a shop like Double Glazing Shop that have managed to emit all the overheads and can get you the best double glazing prices online.
Double Glazing Shop sell the following products online, no hassle, no fuss, just straight forward service.
Reducing overheads in a downturn of the economy for businesses is an absolute must. More companies in UK and USA are using the internet to market and sell products to customers. Why? It cost less and gets the product into the customer’s hands. eCommerce for all market sectors is going to continue to grow, consumers can shop from home, do their own research and buy what they really want to buy.
You can do a lot more research and view more choice online than what you could with a traditional retailer. Retail for double glazing has been sold as above since the 70’s but the bigger companies are starting to struggle as more savvy customer are researching online and making their purchases from more streamlined companies. If you want to get your double glazing at the lowest possible cost start googling.
Double Glazing Shop is one of the First home improvement companies to enter into this field, offering service, value and more choice than any other uk based double glazing company. They bucking the trend and giving customers exactly what they want.
Double Glazing Shop
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
If you are looking for a conservatory in birmingham we would recommnend Vogue as a Quality supplier/installer of UltraFrame Conservatories. Also they install Climate Guard Pilkington Active anti sun glass. This is very energy effcient and reduces heat entering through the conservatory roof by as much as 74%. With the glare reduction properties this woul eleviate the need for conservatory blinds. Vist http://www.voguecosnervatories.co.uk if you are looking for a new upvc conservatory.