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VELFAC is featured in Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine

Published: September 25, 2019

VELFAC Direct sales manager Donna Muir is featured in the October 2019 issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, in an article on ‘how to replace existing windows’.
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Replacing existing windows - what to consider

Published: 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.

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Sliding, bi-fold or hinged? How to choose the ideal glazed patio door for your home

Published: 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.

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VELFAC on TV

Published: 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 clean lines, contemporary design, and composite frame construction. They also appreciate the system’s eco-friendly performance, and the VELFAC commitment to sustainable manufacture. Here are just a few of TV’s ‘grand designs’ which feature VELFAC:

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Composite, wood, PVCu or metal windows? Choose the right window

Published: March 16, 2018

Choosing the right type of window for your project can make a big difference to the comfort of your home, your energy bills and your ongoing maintenance costs.

Here’s a quick guide to the different window materials currently available, to help you start the decision making process.

Wood

Advantages:

Warm, natural wood has always been a popular choice of window frame. It adds character and style, inside and out, and has great design flexibility as wood can be painted, stained or varnished, and can be used in both traditional and contemporary projects. In terms of window performance, wood is a good insulator, and is also an environmentally friendly, renewable building material.

Disadvantages:

Wood has a naturally short lifecycle, and wooden window frames need regular repainting or repairs, especially in exposed locations, such as on the coast. Timber frames often feature thicker sightlines (frame width) which reduce the amount of natural light entering a room, and also reduce acoustic insulation.

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