Eco friendly windows, fact or fiction?

In 2007 Hazlemere Windows, Doors and Conservatories became the first company in the UK to design, manufacture and supply a dual frame aluminium window system that achieved an ‘A’ Window Energy Rating. OK, but what does this mean for the environment, and more importantly, homeowners?

Nowadays we are all encouraged to do “our bit” for the environment and are accustomed to the energy efficiency labels that should be on all white appliances, as these indicate if we are purchasing an energy efficient environmentally friendly product, or not!. Energy efficient models not only reduce carbon emissions but also save money on electricity and gas bills!

The Government have now set higher standards for the thermal efficiency of windows and doors, so make sure the windows and doors you choose should carry the highly recognisable energy efficiency labels called Window Energy Rating (WER).

Hazlemere Windows, Doors and Conservatories have always promoted the energy efficiency of their new generation aluminium windows and doors, and tested these to ascertain what level on the familiar A-G scale they could achieve. Quite simply, the higher the rating, the more thermally efficient the window system is. Using the latest state-of-the-art materials Hazlemere manufacture an aluminium window system which provides homeowners with the highest possible ‘A’ rating. Endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust, Hazlemere’s range of Eco-windows offers homeowners a real choice of energy efficient, environmentally-friendly products.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, nearly a fifth of heat lost from un-insulated homes is through the windows.  Investing in Hazlemere’s Eco-friendly window systems makes a significant contribution to reducing this which in turn helps to keep homes warmer. Using less energy to keep you warm not only reduces your carbon emissions but saves you money as well!

However, achieving energy efficiency as a window is only part of the story for homeowners concerned with the overall environmental impact of what they buy as well as saving money. Hazlemere’s Eco-friendly windows are made from aluminium which has a very positive environmental story all of its own. Apart from having a long life in use, once it reaches the end of its life it can be infinitely recycled. Recycling aluminium uses just 5% of the energy needed to produce the original material, plus the finished product has all of the same qualities as the original, which means it can be recycled time and time again.

Wherever we look we are being encouraged to recycle; plus asked to consider what happens to the products that we own once they have reached the end of their life, as well as making environmentally friendly choices in terms of energy use.  The same scrutiny can now be applied to the replacement double glazing we buy, and with Hazlemere’s Eco-friendly windows and doors, homeowners can rest assured they are doing their ‘bit’.


Our showrooms are our shop windows and we have invested heavily to create extensive displays that best showcase our large range of windows, doors and living spaces. You will receive a warm welcome, plus a proper coffee, and the choice to browse at your leisure without interruption.


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