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What is a sustainable window?

August 26, 2022
A guide to choosing windows and doors that are good for your home and for the planet. Climate change, the drive for ‘net zero’ carbon*, and the launch of the Future Homes Standard** - these are all reasons to specify building products designed to cause little or no damage to the environment throughout their entire...
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Create the perfect home office with high performance windows

January 25, 2022
A home office space has become a ‘must have’ for any dream home – a dedicated room which the whole family can use, whether to ‘work from home’, catch up on school work, or manage a busy household in peace. The ideal home office should be comfortable, practical and productive, which means it must have the perfect...
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Build It Awards 2019 - VELFAC composite glazing named ‘Best window’

December 5, 2019
VELFAC aluminium / wood glazing has been named ‘Best Window’ at the 2019 Build It Awards, presented by Build It magazine. The Awards recognise innovation and excellence in the custom and self-build home sector, and attracted entries from across the UK. Commenting on the Award, VELFAC Director Rachel Attwood said: ‘We...
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VELFAC wins two 2019 sustainable building awards

September 12, 2019
VELFAC – the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of composite glazing – has been named Best Sustainable Window Manufacturer in the BUILD Magazine 2019 Sustainable Building Awards, also scooping the UK & BUILD Excellence Award for After Sales Services. ‘We are delighted to have won the BUILD Awards for Best...
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Replacing existing windows - what to consider

August 8, 2019
New windows are a priority for many home renovators who want to improve insulation and acoustic control, while also adding contemporary style to an older property. If you’re planning to change your windows, here’s some helpful advice from our expert team. What should I think about when replacing windows, especially if...
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Ordering VELFAC windows? Read our top tips on how to keep costs low

August 8, 2019
With so many ways to go over budget, managing costs is a major concern for self-builders and renovators. Here’s some advice on how to keep costs down when specifying VELFAC windows: Double or triple glazing? Cut costs by mixing the two If you want to maximise energy efficiency then you are probably considering triple...
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Sliding, bi-fold or hinged? How to choose the ideal glazed patio door for your home

June 24, 2019
When choosing patio doors, many self-builders and renovators are confused by the range of designs and functions on offer, and not always sure if their ideal design will suit their home. Here’s some advice on how to make the right choice. Sliding doors - ideal for any location, especially where space is tight, such as...
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Condensation on windows

June 4, 2019
Condensation on glass window panes is a natural phenomenon that cannot be completely avoided, no matter how well insulated your house or how efficient your double-glazing is. This blog post explains how and why condensation occurs, and what you can do to control it. 1. Why is there condensation on my windows?...
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Double or triple glazing windows - What to choose?

May 8, 2019
You might have not noticed, but when you look out through your windows, you are very likely to see through several layers of glass. Unless your windows are very old, there will typically be two or three layers of glass, and if you are planning to install new windows, the choice will also be between double or triple...
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September 5, 2018
If you’re a fan of TV homebuilding shows then you’ve probably seen the VELFAC system being installed in some of the UK’s more interesting self-build projects. A firm favourite with architects across the country, VELFAC windows and doors are also a popular choice for self-builders and renovators, who like the system’s...
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