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Hazlemere Doors & Windows News & Articles

Find out what's new in the home improvement industry at Hazlemere Doors and Windows. Read about our latest energy efficient, energy rated door product ranges, as well as thermally efficient double and triple glazed windows, conservatories and orangeries. Plus get free professional advice on keeping your home improvements in tip-top condition for many years.

Our blog will keep you up to date with the very latest developments in double glazed aluminium doors, composite doors and PVCu doors (whether double glazed or triple glazed doors!).

Hazlemere Doors & Windows News & Articles
Oct1

Why it is worth having the Ultimate Composite Door

Author: Mark Austin  |  Leave a Comment >>

Hazlemere Doors offer two choices of composite front doors in two different price brackets, the standard but reliable 44mm sash Frontline Composite Door range and the wider 50mm sash Ultimate Composite Door range.

Ultimate Composite Doors are designed to be as secure as possible. They have multi-point locks, steel drill plates, cylinder protectors, outer and inner frame reinforcing, plus anti-bumping cylinders to provide that extra peace of mind. Each Ultimate Composite Door is made with a unique engineered door system ‘made to measure’ for strength, not ‘cut to size’ like most doors tend to be made, which obviously weakens the door. Each Ultimate Composite Door is designed with a bespoke reinforced inner and outer-frame, specially designed to hold all the components including locks, deadbolts & hinges. Each door has German engineered hook locks that are made …

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Sep1

The differences between fire doors and fire exit doors

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The bottom line is that a fire exit door does not have to be a fire rated door like a fire door does, as a fire rated fire door must have proven a fire rating that is at least as high as the rest of the building’s structure.

For example, if the walls and stairwell of a say a block of flats or a detached 2 storey house are designed to resist fire for 30 minutes, then it is OK to fit a 30 minute fire rated door. However if the walls and stairwell are designed to resist fire for 60 minutes, a 60 minute fire rated door must be fitted. Sometimes doors with a 30 minute integrity AND 30 minute insulation are specified, meaning …

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Aug1

Hazlemere Replacement Door Options

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Your investment in a bespoke external replacement door should enhance the aesthetics, thermal efficiency and security of a property, and in doing so will increase the property’s appeal and value, so it is sensible to choose the materials, door type, door design and colours with this in mind.

There is nothing worse than spending your hard earned money on a replacement door, if the end result detracts from the overall look and feel of the property, hence why it is important to choose the right door for each particular elevation on your property. Given Hazlemere Windows have been supplying and fitting bespoke windows and doors for over 30 years, their expert home improvement consultants have the necessary experience to be able to offer free professional …

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Jul1

Different bespoke patio door options

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Aluminium, timber and PVCu double glazed sliding patio doors have been a regular home improvement feature in many homes in the South of England for several decades and still they continue to retain their popularity amongst UK property owners. Why is this? There are a lot of reasons why, but one reason is because sliding patio doors have a unique practicality that no other door type is able to replicate.

A Replacement Double Glazed Four Pane Centrally Locking UPVC Sliding Patio Door Installation
Replacement Double Glazed 4 Pane Centrally Locking PVCu Sliding Patio Door Installation

Contemporary thermally broken high quality sliding patio doors are manufactured using the very finest aluminium or PVCu frames and the thermally efficient double glazed sealed units within them help keep you and your home warm at all times. Because of the thickness and …

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Jun1

Hazlemere To Open New Herts Showroom

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Hazlemere Doors are making a substantial investment in a Hertfordshire showroom on Little Mundells in Welwyn Garden City, which several years ago was the location of Housemaster’s showroom, a brand Hazlemere incorporated into the Hazlemere Group back in November 2013.

Hazlemere had previously completely redecorated and re-carpeted the Welwyn Garden City showroom at Unit 10 back in early 2014, adding many new UPVC and aluminium home improvement products to the display. However, since then there have been many technological advances  in door products, so Hazlemere Window Company took the decision to make a long term commitment to their many customers in Hertfordshire by investing in a new enlarged, ultra-modern showroom at the same premises, by converting virtually all of the office and storage space into more …

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May26

New Hazlemere Doors and Windows Showroom For Hertfordshire

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Hazlemere Window Company Ltd are hosting the official opening ceremony at their new Hertfordshire Home Improvement Showroom 9am to 5pm on Saturday 9th September 2017. To celebrate the new doors, conservatories and windows showroom there are many special door offers available on a range of door products. The new Hazlemere Doors showroom is located at Unit 10 Mundells Industrial Centre, Little Mundells in Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1EW.

Hazlemere Windows spent several months gutting and upgrading the existing premises, converting the upstairs offices to a dedicated doors and windows, showroom, whilst demolishing the internal storage area in order to offer customers a much larger showroom that contains a massive choice of bespoke door options, all utilising technologically advanced double glazing systems.

The new showroom enables customers in …

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May1

Benefits of aluminium bi-folding doors with right configuration

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If you are thinking about replacement bi-folding and sliding doors for an existing “opening” to replace French doors, sliding patio doors or casement windows, or indeed looking at fitting folding and sliding doors into an extension – getting the right configuration first time round is vital to ensure their long-term practical operation.

When it comes to “Bi-Fold” doors the clue is in the name, yet, despite this, many double glazing customers still get into hot water when having bi-folding doors fitted, as before ordering they did not take the time to think through the ramifications of certain configurations.

The key thing with bi-folding doors is to remember that each “pair” of bi-folds, opens and closes in tandem, so cannot operate as individual sections, they are …

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Apr1

Only buy from a door installer with good customer reviews

Author: Mark Austin  |  Leave a Comment >>

Replacement double glazed door companies can be quick to blow their own trumpet, so it is wise to be careful in an industry that has a history of all sorts of selling techniques, as what really counts is what customers say after they have had replacement doors from a particular company fitted. It is the overall customer experience that matters, as it is customers who decide if they have had good replacement door service or not, and if they are happy with the quality of the bespoke double glazed products and installation. You can buy the best replacement door products in the marketplace, but if they are badly installed, then they will not be as weather-tight as they should.

Conservatory Outlet Dealers, Hazlemere Doors, take …

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Mar1

Why it is wise to choose better quality replacement composite doors

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Why do so many property owners in England go for a replacement composite door over a timber, PVCu or even an aluminium front door? Whilst real timber doors can look fantastic, they are usually far more expensive than decent quality composite doors (which are not themselves inexpensive), they can warp and twist over time, plus they need maintaining to keep the natural beauty of the wood looking at its best year after year.

Standard PVCu double glazed doors are generally inexpensive and wipe clean, and whilst do a great job, are not necessarily the strongest material to keep out any would be intruders. Decent quality double glazed residential aluminium front doors are inherently much stronger, more durable and more secure than most PVCu doors, and offer …

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Feb3

Hazlemere Marketing Director Gets Major GGF Role

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Mark Austin - Hazlemere Window Company Ltd - Sales & Marketing Director

A new Chairman of the Windows & Doors Group at the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has recently been elected and it is someone we know very well.

Mark Austin, Hazlemere Window Company’s Marketing Director, was unanimously voted as Chairman last month at a GGF national meeting, a proud moment for both him and the company.

Established in 1977, the Windows & Doors Group is comprised of 225 of the UK’s finest manufacturers, suppliers and installers of conservatories, and is a hugely influential Group within the industry.

At the same meeting, Phil Goult of Anglian Home Improvements was also unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Conservatory Association.

Between them they will take turns to Chair the joint meetings of the GGF Windows & Doors …

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