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Orangery vs Conservatory: Which Is Right For You?

2nd February 2018

We don’t envy anyone currently in the process of trying to decide which home extension will best suit their needs – an orangery or a conservatory. Customers regularly ask us for our opinion of these two incredibly popular types of home extension and it would be impossible for us to say that one is better...

What is UPVC?

25th January 2018

When purchasing new or replacement doors and windows, it is important you make the right decision on style, frame and material. UPVC, also known as Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, is a low-maintenance building material used as a substitute for painted wood, mostly for window frames and sills when installing double glazing in new buildings, or to...

How Do You Request A FENSA Certificate Online?

16th January 2018

When scouting out home improvement companies for the latest replacement windows and doors, property owners want to find a firm that they can trust implicitly to provide quality products and installation. You know that you’re guaranteed this when selecting Hazlemere as we are well-established members of FENSA (Fenestration Self Assessment Scheme) and have been since...

3 Benefits Of Our Energy Efficient Double And Triple Glazed Windows

9th January 2018

Windows play an important role in any house. They’re there to give you a window to the world, to protect your home and to keep it shielded from the weather. Age can take its toll on traditional windows, especially those that are only single glazed, and cause them to offer depleted thermal performance, depleted aesthetics...

When is an external fire door NOT an actual fire door?

1st January 2018

For a fire door to be an actual fire door it has be be a fire rated fire door, with a proven a fire rating that is at least as high as the rest of the building’s structure. Many external fire doors are not actual fire doors, but instead fire exit doors with push bar handles....

A Recap Of 2017 Home Improvement Trends & What’s Coming In 2018

15th December 2017

To say 2017 has been an eventful year would be an understatement and it’s been a very lively 12 months in the world of home improvements. A number of new trends have become evident and we can confidently predict that further fashionable trends will develop over the next year. Here’s a reminder of some of...

GGF Membership And Code Of Practice

14th December 2017

At Hazlemere, we are proud members of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF). This requires us to follow a strict set of rules and code of practice. Who is GGF? GGF is a trade association which “represents companies who install over 60%, by turnover, of all Glazing work in the UK.” Its sole responsibility is...

What Is The Optimum Position For A Letterbox?

7th December 2017

You may not see the initial importance of the ‘optimum’ letterbox placement, but there is always huge debate about this topic (especially if you are the postman). It can have a big impact on how secure your property is. Here is our theory on letterbox placement… If you’re a postman, the last thing you want...

Make sure you are in the know as it's your dough

1st December 2017

Do you ever come across media adverts from double glazing companies which implies that their prices will be cheaper allegedly because they do not have a showroom? The products may well be cheaper, but ask yourself why? It could be that they do not employ their own fitters, or may be using a cheaper product. For...

Why We Are Aluminium Specialists

16th November 2017

Hazlemere has been involved in the home improvement field for more than 30 years. During that time we have become particularly renowned for our expertise in manufacturing and installing aluminium products. We are one of the largest suppliers of aluminium products in the South East and they’re all created to the highest of standards. Our...

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