5. February 2012 09:59 by Polar Bear
More and more home owners throughout the UK are realising the extenuating importance of our environment and because of this we are all now turning to recycling and conserving energy in an attempt to help our society. These circumstances combined with our economy have transformed our overall focus towards saving money through conserving electricity and energy consumption.
One of the main attributes for helping improve your properties energy consumption is by installing double glazing windows and doors throughout your home. Believe it or not, installing double glazing will in turn drastically reduce your energy consumption. Your heating bill will be almost immediately reduced, even by half depending on your previous windows and doors.
Double glazing consists of two panes of glass each sealed tightly within a frame, with a gap between each pane. This gap is then filled with either gas or air making the window totally insulated against the elements on the exterior. Inside the home, the interior pain acts as a barrier and stops any loss of heat through the window.
The overall cost for installing double glazing may appear to be costly, but if you work out the amount of money it will save you over the years in which it is in place you will soon realise the benefit is immense.
20. January 2012 09:16 by Polar Bear
Double glazing windows are formed by using two panes of glass such that they have a buffer between them. The middle buffer is several millimetres thick, and acts as an insulating material. Usually, the middle buffer is air, but often a gas like argon is used instead. The important factor in the creation of middle buffer is to make it airtight, so that it can act as an effective insulator.
Depending on the types of panes used, the following are some of the types of double glazing windows:
• Clear Glass This type of glass is used when you wish to receive as much sunlight into your room as possible. Even as it increases interior lighting, double glazed windows made of clear glass can still prove better insulators than other types of single glazed windows.
• Gray-Tinted Glass these types of panes have a gray or bronze tint, which results in less loss of heat from your room. They also reduce the transmission of visible light when compared to clear glass.
• High-Performance Tinted Glass This type of glass is a midpoint between clear glass and gray-tint glass as far as its attributes with respect to transmission of visible light and insulation are concerned.
• Gas Fills when the space between the two panes is filled with gases such as Argon or Krypton to reduce heat loss, it is called gas filled double glazing.
Other types of double glazed windows include panes with low- remittance coatings, which are metal coatings done to increase insulation.
6. January 2012 17:14 by Polar Bear
For your house to stay magnificent and the value of your home to increase, it is imperative that you use the best door type. Patio doors Bristol are the best example. They are known for their unique design to ensure that the adverse effects of weather do not affect them. They exist as aluminium, wood and vinyl. Patio doors Bristol will give you the best in terms of craftsmanship.
Another advantage of using the Bristol product is its inexpensiveness. You do not have to worry about cost that might run you down. The product is handled by special dealers that will guarantee you satisfaction of lifetime.
With patio door Bristol you are also assured of protection from criminals since it burglar proof. Your family feels safe and secure since lives and valuable possessions are protected. You are not also affected by the extremes of weather. You also have the option of choosing from a variety of hardware finishes, bevelled glass grids and grid pattern to give your door a more beautiful look. These combinations of factors will ensure that not only are you and your family safe but your property also enjoys longer life. Therefore, you should consider buying the product to greatly enhance security and beauty of your house door.
10. December 2011 11:09 by Polar Bear
The benefits of UPVC windows are well known. They are long lasting, easy to maintain, and stylish. Most importantly, however, they provide much more insulation than conventional wooden framed windows. In the current economic climate, with energy prices rising, this is ever more important for hard pressed consumers.
There are several suppliers of UPVC windows Bath. By far the best way to choose a supplier is by word of mouth. Failing this, ask for references from existing customers. All suppliers should be able to provide, at the very least, high quality photographs of recent installations.
Before appointing a supplier, make sure that planning permission is not required. In certain locations, for example, conservation areas, or if your property is a listed building, permission may be required. In most cases, however, there will be no need for special permission.
Remember that during installation there may be draughts, or rooms may even become temporarily unusable. There will also be plenty of dust and debris to deal with. Your installer should keep this to a minimum, but there will still be plenty of cleaning work to be done.
Once your UPVC windows Bath are installed, you'll be able to relax and enjoy them. Hopefully, you will also begin to notice your house heating up much more quickly, and a significant drop in electricity bills.
20. September 2011 09:00 by Polar Bear
The history of the development of the window as a building feature stretches back to the earliest times when man wanted to let more light into shelters and also provide an escape route for smoke. Essentially they were practical features, however the classical world formed them into a design feature by shaping them. The Mesopotamians are thought to have invented glass, but it wasn’t until thousands of years later that panes were created of a sufficient size to be able to put in windows.
The word itself has roots back in Viking times. The Old Norse word ‘vindauga’ is derived from two elements: ‘vindr’ (wind) and ‘auga’ (eye). These wind-eyes allowed the inhabitants of buildings see outside – giving them forewarning of bad weather or intruders. The English version of the word was first recorded in the thirteenth century in texts referring to the hole in the roof, designed to provide an exit for smoke. There was also a parallel use of the word ‘fenester’ until the mid-eighteenth century. This word comes from the Latin, and is still used in Welsh as ‘ffenestr’ and Cornish as ‘fenester’.
The design originated as gaps in walls or roofs but coverings were later added – made out of cloth or animal skins. A little later, some cultures invented shutters made out of wood. These are still found on many listed buildings in Britain, and are more of a heritage feature in French and Austrian architecture.
The first glass windows are thought to have originated in Egypt in Roman times. The cost was outside most people’s pockets in southern Britain until the seventeenth. It is thought that it was used as early as the fourteenth century in the north.
19. April 2011 20:24 by Polar Bear
Here are just a phew before and after pictures of upvc double glazing verticle sliding sash double glazed windows that we install in and around bristol and bath, weston-super-mare for more info please visit http://www.polarbearwindows.co.uk/SashWindows.aspx or contact us and we will call you write back
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11. April 2011 14:58 by Polar Bear
Traditional, elegant and practical, Polar Bear sliding sash windows perfectly suit many different types of older homes.
Our sliding sash windows combine authentic style with precision engineering. They are an ideal replacement for traditional wooden sash windows, if you want to retain your home’s historic charm without windows that jam or rattle.
Polar Bear Windows provide Upvc sash windows that are custom-built for a perfect fit and offer superior thermal insulation properties to wooden sash products and of course are maintenance free. We offer sliding sash windows made to measure, along with a spiral balance operation. However you may be very surprised at the affordable cost of our quality Upvc sash windows. Contact us today for a free no obligation quote.
24. March 2011 19:59 by Polar Bear
Polar Bear Windows Limited is a manufacturer and installer which has earned a reputation for quality and reliability among its customers. With over 20 years experience the company manufacturing plant is housed in a modern 20,000 sq. ft purpose built factory on its own 3 acre freehold site located in Gloucestershire.
All Polar Bear Windows Are custom made and we have a comprehensive range of PVC-U and Aluminium Windows, Doors and Conservatories in an extensive choice of colours and finishes. Products are supplied exclusively to domestic general public and also offer all our products to the trade as well.
All windows are checked cleaned and shrink rapped for transportation so they get to your home first class ready for our installation team to install
18. March 2011 09:47 by Polar Bear
Mr And Mrs Summers of shirehampton Bristol said. The new Irish oak windows we have just installed were 100 times better than she expected and really do look like wood, and cant believe they are UPVC. Thanks Mrs. Summers we will look forward to installing your new windows later in the year and thank you for the order..
16. March 2011 12:36 by Polar Bear
Polar Bear Windows are experts in vertical sliding sash windows and have vast experience in replacing traditional wooden sash windows with upvc sliding sash windows in and around Bristol bath and surrounding areas. If you would like a quotation then please click the link and fill out you details and on of our staff will contact you http://www.polarbearwindows.co.uk/ContactUs.aspx if you would like to view our gallery please do so here. http://www.polarbearwindows.co.uk/SashWindows.aspx