This guide has been created to help you choose the right uPVC Windows for your property. Choose a window style which will enhance both the look and value of your property.
Think carefully about window proportions, the colour you select, the configuration of any opening lights and even the addition of coloured or leaded glass.
Check that you have selected the level of security for your uPVC Windows and Doors which meets your needs.
What type of glass do you need? It is well known that double glazing can significantly reduce heat loss from your home. In areas where safety is paramount toughened or laminate glass can be chosen, whilst asking for a wider gap between the panes of glass can help improve sound insulation.
Consider adding authentic touches to your new windows, either to match the existing windows which are being replaced or to ensure they are in keeping with your property. Additional features available include Georgian Bars, arched head inserts and sash horns.
REHAU profile systems hold BS7412 for weather performance and air leakage, in fact REHAU systems are one of the few to be tested for severe weather conditions. REHAU systems are also kitemarked to BS EN12608 for extrusion standards which incorporates BS EN ISO 9001 for company procedures ensuring that the profile for your new windows have been manufactured in the UK to the highest possible standards.
Before any work starts check whether planning permission is required. If you live in a Conservation Area, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or in a List Building you are likely to require planning permission to change your windows and doors, or to add a conservatory. Check the regulations with the Planning Department of your Local Authority. Your installer will also be able to provide advice on this issue.
Replacement windows are now covered by Building Regulations, in particular Part L relating to their thermal efficiency. This means that the installer you choose to install your double glazed windows should either be registered under the self-assessment FENSA scheme
Why Choose REHAU uPVC Windows?
For our UPVC windows we use the REHAU Profile 70mm. We offer a range of stylish double glazed and energy efficient window systems to compliment your home. All offer a high gloss finish, slim sight lines and the highest possible thermal and acoustic performance.
Replacement windows manufactured from REHAU profile contain a unique compound that guarantees a smooth, high gloss finish meaning that your new windows retain their pristine appearance for years to come. This also means that they will never warp or rot and, of course, will never need painting.
Energy Efficient Windows
Choosing the right replacement windows can help make your home more energy efficient and reduce heating costs. All REHAU window systems can achieve an ‘A’ rating (A rated windows) – the highest energy rating and when installed with the appropriate glazing unit, double glazed windows manufactured from REHAU profile comply with the latest building regulations.
REHAU window systems can also accommodate acoustic glass sealed units which can help towards improved noise reduction.
Security for you and your home is paramount, so all of our window systems are made from only the highest quality uPVC and have been designed to provide rigidity and strength. This allows the highest performance Egress hinges and Shootbolt locking mechanisms to be fitted to your double glazed windows –. All REHAU window and door systems comply with BS7950 and PAS 23/24 Standards governing security and are able to achieve Secured by Design certification.
Our uPVC window systems include; casement windows, bay windows and heritage style sliding sash windows. All of these styles no longer have to be just white, you can now choose all standard colours.