Archives for December 2015
Cheam Windows are expert installers of BiFold Doors and know there are a number of key issues to consider when choosing the right Bi-folding Glass Door.
Not only do Cheam Windows use glass of the highest quality and construction but your bi-folding doors are available and standard double glazed doors and even with the latest generation triple glazing.
Better home security is a built in feature of all of our Doors and Windows including bi-folding doors.
All our bi-folding glass doors come as standard with toughened glass. Toughened glass in itself is very hard to break and toughened glass will meet all the current British Standards.
BiFold Doors with Laminated Glass – Ever higher Security
Laminated glass is also an option should you wish to have extra security. Very much like a car windscreen laminated glass is hard to break but when broken it holds together.
A door is only as good as the lock. Cheam Windows Bifold Doors come with an eight point multi-point locking systems and Kite marked Magnum Security Cylinders that are proven to resist snapping, picking, drilling and bumping – just some of the methods used by thieves.
This will provide a high level of security and still keep style. And with all this very good security, the doors remain slim, strong and secure.
Visit our showrooms in Worcester Park, Hampton Court and Banstead High Street and let us show you other special features of our Bifold Doors such as as ‘finger safe’ gaskets between individual door leaves which provide safe cushioning to avoid a child’s or adult’s fingers being trapped.
We will also show you the free glide running gear, the top quality hardware available and a wide variety of colour options. Cheam Windows bifolding doors are different.
It is a given today that home improvement products will come with a guarantee. However our Guarantee on bifolding doors is unique at 20 years. You don’t have to have white. Cheam Windows offer a big variety of colours not just on bifolding doors but on all our aluminium window and doors.
Whether you need bring pastels, primary shades, deep tones or even wood effects we can provide a product to suit. Today modern homes often come in more than one colour, and our Bi-folding doors available in different colours inside and out.
Your doors can match the outside and inside equally. Cheam Windows bi-folding doors start as a single swing door right up to large eight door assemblies.
We can even offer fully opening corner sets of doors that allow the whole corner of a home to be opened up offering unrestricted vision and maximizing access in and out of the property.
Why not add to your brand new doors with a range of custom electric blinds that will add the perfect finishing touch. Available in a wide selection of colours they provide shade from the sun and privacy at night, as well as that popular designer look.
Evolution of the Species?
Well, it’s not really worthy of that Charles Darwin-esque title but the illustration does indeed show how windows have evolved – or more specifically their profiles.
Look how much slimmer a modern PVCu window has become in just 20 years! In addition to this, some of the modern aluminium profiles clearly demonstrate the even slimmer profiles that are achievable by utilising the inherent strength of aluminium.
The Cheam PVCu Energy window has a basic 4-chamber design which achieves an A-energy rating. The Cheam Energy A+ window uses the 6-chamber profile which, as it’s name implies, achieves an A+ rating and represents the pinnacle of energy-saving windows available in the UK. The three aluminium profiles in the illustration show our Modern, Traditional and Heritage designs.
Our aluminium windows should never be confused with the aluminium windows of the 1970’s/80’s which had very poor insulation qualities that inherently lead to problems with mould and condensation.
Although not as energy-efficient as Cheam PVCu Energy, our aluminium range still far exceeds current building regulations and with the correct glazing, can still achieve an ‘A’-rating.
PVCu Energy Efficient Windows
So, to summarise, Cheam PVCu windows far out-perform a PVCu window of the 1990’s in terms of energy saving.
They’re also a lot slimmer and allow more light in and a less obstructed view out. Our aluminium range being even slimmer, allow even more light in and an even less obstructive view out whilst still achieving a very good energy rating.
Whichever you choose, you can’t actually go wrong with a Cheam window…pop down and see us today for a friendly chat and see our windows for yourself.
We have been Local Window Fitters in Surrey for over 25 Years. We know the benefits we offer to our customers. What we didn’t realise was that even Which? Magazine agrees!
Here is a piece from their article about Local Window Fitters:
Need new double glazing? Who would you trust to install it?
“Only 7% of Which? members trust double glazing companies. Not that surprising when they’re renowned for dubious selling techniques, and steep price drops are a familiar part of the sales patter. But building regulations mean we don’t really have a choice but to install double glazing when windows need replacing.
So when you’re shopping for new windows, should you trust the big names like Anglian and Everest, or should you go for a smaller, less well-known local firm? Independent double glazers do better Our latest satisfaction survey of double glazing companies found that that independent traders perform better and might even be cheaper.
The four big national companies (Anglian, Everest, Safestyle and Zenith Staybrite) are apparently leaving customers less satisfied than those who went with an independent double glazing company. As one Which? member said: ‘Local firms rely on word of mouth for their reputation and in a small town they cannot afford to let this slip.’
Local firms could be cheaper too And, while you might assume you could get a better deal using a large firm, that’s not necessarily the case. We sent a price questionnaire to Which? Local recommended double glazing traders to get the average prices you should expect to pay for different double glazing jobs. We also sent the same questionnaire to Anglian, Everest, Safestyle and Zenith Staybrite.
Both Everest and Safestyle declined to share their prices, with Everest telling us, ‘It’s no secret that we charge a premium price for our products’. Anglian and Zenith both provided their prices, but we found that these were typically higher than those quoted by the independent traders who responded.
Problems getting double glazing What’s more, those using local independents are also less likely to experience problems. Of those members who used local firms, around two thirds didn’t have a problem. But this figure fell to just over half for those who went with one of the big four companies.
The most common problems were: delivering the wrong parts, scratched glass, windows not fitting properly, installation taking longer than planned and installers causing damage to a property’s interior. Each of these problems were nearly always more common with the big four.”
Local Window Fitters – Trusted and Value for money
So in short, your best option is to do your research and trust your Local Window Fitters. That way you’re bound to get the best deal. Not only in terms of price and value for money, but also reliabiltly and quality workmanship. You can contact Cheam Windows today for a no obligation quote or just a chat about your home improvement options.
Why not pop into one of our three Window Showrooms in Surrey? We will be very pleased to see you!
Thank you for your interest in Cheam Windows