Windows act as the 'eyes of the home', with their style and material capable of having a dramatic impact on the look and feel of your home - they can even affect its value.
Crittall, the pioneers of steel frame window manufacture for nearly 170 years, fills us in on its advanced, steel framed window, the Homelight®Plus, which ticks all the boxes for the 21st Century window technology, style, energy savings, performance and security...
How often have you seen a house irrevocably spoiled by an inappropriate window design, material or colour? It's important to choose windows that match the style of your home and equally key to have them appropriately installed - that's where quality steel windows come in. However, it's not worth ruining the overall look of your property simply for the sake of a cheap installation.
Factors including energy savings and security will be important considerations when you're deciding on the windows which are best for your home. You can save significant amounts on costly energy bills by opting for high quality, well designed, stylish steel windows.
As the nights get longer, colder and darker, thoughts will normally turn to thinking about home comforts, energy efficiency, security, and ways to keep our energy bills down. Looking to the newest in window frame efficiency can be a great way of achieving all four of these.
For instance, Critall's HomelightPlus - it's the 21st century enhanced version of the company's successful Homelight steel window which was first made during the 1920s. Bringing some new-look styling and window profiling, it also offers higher energy-savings, performance, and enhanced security.
Whether it's for a 'two-up/two-down', minimalist luxury apartment, self-build project, restoration, renovation, extension or replacement, it can be an authentic 'like for like' steel window.
With a double weather seal to eliminate draughts and high performance low E glass, the windows provide significant energy savings.
It's also been thermally improved to meet Part L of Building Regulations by achieving either a window energy rating Band B or a centre pane U-value of 1.2w/m2k.
Peace-of-mind is also provided through a new, robust, security multi-point locking option, which ensures the window is especially secure.
For year-round comfort, the modern steel window features high performance double glazing to retain the heat during cold winters and controls heat during the summer, whilst generally reducing noise levels.
Its slim 'timeless' frame and sight-lines, coupled with the graceful elegance, create a light delicate feeling both inside and out, giving off a welcome sense of airiness and space.
The window’s design also incorporates larger areas of glass than any other window of a similar size, helping to maximise daylight.
Quality-made, galvanised steel windows like this will last for over 60 years and are also competitively priced.
They're also Polyester powder coated to ensure a consistent, even coating so there will be no need to redecorate them for 25-30 years.
The window can be purchased through Crittall's network of local Crittall Window Specialists in a choice of styles, including true divided glazing bar options. Coming in 46 colours, along with a dual colour option, the steel window frames can match or contrast with your interior décor too.
Importantly, you should also ensure you install the window brand it says it is - only the genuine make.
You can find out more about Crittall Windows/HomelightPlus/local Crittall Window Specialists by visiting their website (www.crittall-windows.co.uk), calling them on 01376 530800 or emailing email@example.com
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