Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows

How much money can I save with Triple Glazing?

Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows. New Double Glazed or Triple Glazed windows can 100% help you save money on energy bills. If you are replacing older windows with our A+ rated double glazing units or triple glazing units you can be pretty sure that you will save energy and therefore money on your bills. Due to the differences in heating used within homes in the UK, the savings can range from £100 to more than £600 per year.

Do I need Planning Permission for the Porch?  Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows

You don’t need planning permission if the ground floor area (measured externally) doesn’t exceed 3 square meters. No part of the porch should be more than 3 meters above tha ground level.

What is the Window Energy Rating?

Window energy rating are the assesments of how enery efficient your windows are. The ratings start from A+ to G, A+ is the best. We you buy windows from our company, we give you A+ rated windows.

How much do you charge for the Composite door?

The composite doors come in different colors. The price of a composite door depends a lot on the quality. A high-quality composite door will always be more expensive than the low-quality composite door. The price for the single composite door is between £900/- and £1500/- supply & Fitted, depending on the quality, color and glass design. Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows

Why do I get condensation in my windows? Condensation

If you are getting condensation in your windows, it means your windows need to be replaced. Condensation is perhaps the most common form of damp that can appear in your home and can cause structural damage to your property.  This included wallpaper to peel away, damp patches to appear on walls and a build up of moisture, which causes streaming windows.

How long will your windows guaranteed for?

Our windows and doors will be guaranteed for next 10 years and all the Terms & Conditions will be explained while placing the order. We will also provide you insurance backed guarantee that also protects you for the deposit that you pay.

What is Insurance backed Guarantee?

An insurance Backed Guarantee is a policy of insurance that protects the consumer against any defects.  If the original installer has ceased trading or is unable to honour their own guarantee. On top of all this, you do not have to pay any extra money for this insurance backed Guarantee.

Why should I choose triple glazing? Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows

My reply generally is that triple glazing isn’t necessarily the best choice if you are looking for noise reduction, but there are other major benefits which are vital to consider when choosing your windows.  Triple Glazing delivers a fantastic thermal performance for your home. It can help you save hundreds of pounds over the years by reducing energy bills and by keeping your home warm and cosy. Triple glazed units also provide increased home security than double glazed windows, which is always an added reassurance. Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows

How can I get the Quotation for the windows? How much do I need to pay for the quotation?

We can give You Free, No obligation quote for your windows and doors. You can ring us on 07384021806,  Monday to Saturday Between 09:00 and 19:00 to make an appointment to get Free quotation for your windows. I will simply come to your house to measure your windows and doors. I will show you the sample of the window, I will prepare a Free quotation for you and then it’s totally upto you. You can decide for yourself. This is Free, No obligation Service that I am providing you. Call me now for the quotation of your windows 07384021806. Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows

What are the Easy clean hinges? Easy clean hinges

Easy clean hinges are designed to make the cleaning of outside windows safer and easier. With no awkward catches or buttons the simple action of opening the window to 90 degrees releases both top and bottom mechanisms. While cleaning the window the hinge remains safe and stable due to a design feature that locks the two sliding mechanisms. It is manufactured from hard wearing stainless steel and has excellent load bearing characteristics.

What is Toughened Glass and where is it required?

Toughened Glass is upto five times stronger than the normal glass and it is not easy to break. When it breaks, it breaks into small pieces of glass that are harmless just like the glass of your car. It is a legal requirement that the toughened safety glass must be fitted in all the doors. This legal requirement also applies for the windows that are less than 800mm from the floor level in height. All the door side panels and windows next to the door should have toughened glass as well.

How many locking points your windows and doors have?Shootbolt locking system

Most of the UK’s homes are secured by 3-point locking system that comes as a standard in the upvc windows as shown in the second picture. But if you want some extra security and if you have slightly higher budget. Then you can buy Shootbolt locking syetem that has multi-points locking system as shown in the other pictures.

The cost of the shootbolts may vary between £300-£400 extra for 3 bedroom full house windows and doors. Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows

What are the integral blinds and how much do you charge?

Integral Blinds are installed in the two panes of the glass, double glazed unit. These blinds can be operated manually or electronically and these blinds can be installed in all type of windows and doors. The minimum size of the glass should be 500mm X 250mm. Mostly people buy Integral blinds for the Bi-folding doors or for French doors to control room temperature. The blinds help you to maintain privacy, and the best thing is you don’t need clean them because they are fitted in between the glass unit. These integral blinds are made of Low-E, high energy efficient glass that can help you save a lot money on energy bills.

The integral blinds are available in different colours to match the style of your room furniture. These blinds comes with 10 years full guarantee, and the price is around £300/- for each panel of bifolding glass. For example in 3 panel bi-folding door, the price of 3 integral blinds will cost you around £900/- supply & fit with 10 years of Guarantee.

What are the specifications, colour options & guarantee for the integral blinds that you offer?

In our company, we enjoy coming to work each day as we’re excited to offer you great quality products at an amazing value. All of our staff members have decades of industry experience. After seeing so many changes in the industry we know that blinds within the glass is the future and we want to be part of it. We give a lot of colour options and the guarantee is for 10 years.

The best quality has always been the forefront of our business and delivering value for your money is and essential component. Our products and services are specifically selected with this in mind. Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows

What is the difference between Fensa and Certass?

Certass and FENSA are both UKAS accredited, and both have partnerships with various other bodies. But if you’re a homeowner that is looking into getting into Green Deal work. Then the fact the Certass is a Green Deal Approved Certification body might boost your interest. This is exactly what you will find on GOOGLE when you type ” fensa or certass” .

Fensa and Certass are two of the biggest double glazing industry’s biggest self certification bodies. So both have been set up in response to Government legislation, no real differences at all for the customers. The current state of play at the moment is FENSA’s membership is on the decline, while Certass membership is on the way up.

You can visit the FENSA website here:

You can visit the Certass website here:

Do you know how to measure windows accurately according to the criteria set by Certass and Fensa?

My answer is YES! It is important to take the measurements 3 times. The first measurement from top, second from middle and the third from the bottom of the window. When measuring the width of the window and same principle applies while measuring the height of the window.

1) Upvc windows should be deducted 10mm from the height and width if the size is less than 1.5m.

2) Upvc coloured windows should be deducted 15mm from the height and width of the structural opening.

3) The same principle applies for the aluminium windows as well. Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows

Do I need the Planning Permission to build Conservatory?

The planning permission process can be very lengthy and complicated if you don’t take advice from a professional sales manager. Conservatory sizes can be different depending on the type of house you are living in. In most of the cases, you don’t need planning permission but you do need planning permission I can handle all on your behalf.

1) You don’t need planning permission if the size of the conservatory does not cover more than 50% of the size of your existing house.

2) The height of the conservatory should not be more than your existing house.

3) The maximum height of the conservatory should be up to 4meter.

4) The extended area should not be more than 3 meter if you are living in attached house and 4meter if detached

dummy windows

dummy windows

house. Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions Southall Windows

What are the dummies or “equal sight-line”? 

In a normal window with one top opening and side opening, it is normal that smaller glass will be fitted in the opening(vents) compare to the fixed where the glass area will be larger. This creates an unequal site line. 

Especially when you buy windows with Georgian or lead design I recommend you to buy dummy windows so that from outside, your windows will look symmetric.

Southall Windows ltd. is a West London based Double Glazing company in Southall with over many years of experience. Our aim is to give professional double glazing advice and execellent products in Southall London. We provide very best A-rated double glazed and Triple glazed windowsUpvc panel doorsComposite doorsBi-Folding DoorsConservatoriesIntegral Blinds & Porches.

Contact number :- 07384021806

38A The Broadway

Southall UB1 1PT

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