How will replacement windows and doors look in your house?
Many modern replacement windows and doors, regardless of the construction material, can look great in catalogue photos, and even in the showrooms, but to imagine what they might look like when installed to your London, Hertfordshire or Essex property, is not always as easy as it might first appear. It’s very important then that you make the right choice before placing a firm order because you’ll want it to add value to your home and you’ll probably have to live with them for quite some time. Here’s four tips for choosing new windows and a guide on choosing new doors to get you started!
Where should you begin with home improvements?
It’s a good idea to first take a long look at your London, Hertfordshire or Essex property, and compare existing doors and windows with similar properties nearby. That doesn’t mean you have to follow any particular trend, but do you really want to make too much of a statement or stand out too much from the rest? There’s nothing wrong with being different as long as the differences are perhaps a little more subtle, and not alienating.
Think about how you can add a touch of personal aesthetics to your home, it might be adding decorative glass panels to your entrance door, or perhaps a letterbox that reflects your favourite colour. Is double glazing most appropriate for your property? Here’s more information on the benefits of installing double glazing.
It is probably more important to make the right choices for the front of a property, as the rear is often viewed less often, and therefore tends to be less of a consideration. Take a look at our entrance door buying guide!
You should also consider whether you’ll need to get any planning permissions before starting your project, especially if you’re looking at conservatories or orangery extensions. We can help you in this process and give advice on gaining planning permissions. Find out more information on planning permissions for orangeries in our guide here, or for conservatories here.
Which material best suits your London home? Timber, aluminium, uPVC…
There are no hard and fast rules about whether you select your new doors and windows to be made from timber, uPVC, or aluminium, as manufactured looks and styles can be very similar. However, if your London, Hertfordshire or Essex home is a period property then you might want to consider restoring some of those period features, for example timber sash windows for a property built during the Georgian or Victorian periods. This could actually make the property more valuable, and increase its desirability.
Each material has its own benefits, so there may be a standout choice depending on your needs. However, we ensure all of our products are extremely secure, energy efficient and durable so you won’t need to negotiate on its style.
Personalise your London, Hertfordshire or Essex home with our range of RAL colours and styles
Every homeowner has their own style and personal taste and that’s why at Chase Windows we offer our wide range of products in a variety of RAL colours and styles. We can help advise you on the finer details to make sure your replacement home installations suit your preferences. Whether it’s decorate glass panels for your entrance door, stylish window handles or a powder coated paint on your aluminium windows, we can personalise it to your preferences.
Security and energy efficiency – important factors to consider!
Some features are standard with all modern replacement doors and windows including energy efficient glass and security locking systems, so when looking for inspiration you should maybe consider these other factors:
- Type of construction material for doors and windows
- Age, type and style of property
- In keeping with neighbouring properties
- Finished colour of doors and window frames
- Maintenance factors
House extensions for your London home – are you prepared?
House extensions can be a massive project to undertake, with hidden costs and unwarranted stresses. That’s why at Chase Windows, we can help you design and choose new windows, doors, awnings, glass roofs, conservatories and more all at once.
Why go to individual companies when we can install it all to a high quality and meet your budget! Even better, at Chase Windows, we’ll ensure your home improvements compliment each other, ensuring you get the most stylish house extension!
Here’s a list of 5 important things to consider for a house extension.
Window, door and conservatory guides and information
We have some great guides to help you make the best decision for your home improvements. From information on the best material for French patio doors, uPVC vs wooden casement window guidance, or even what an awning is – we’ve got it covered! If you still have queries, our expert team will be more than happy to advise you on your home improvements.
For help and advice about selecting the right doors and windows for your property, visit our showroom and talk to one of our experienced advisers.