Doors & Windows
If you are searching for replacement PVC-u windows and doors, a great place to start would be the Tricept or Ultimate range of products. Both are high quality, well established brands offering a versatile range of styles and finish options, each with their own unique features and benefits.
Your local CIN installer will guide you through the options so you can make an informed choice as to which style and finish is right for your home.
Three Main Factors to Consider
Finding the perfect windows and doors to meet your needs can be a daunting task. No doubt you’ll have a budget in mind so it’s important that you focus on three attributes:
- Aesthetics – are you looking to stick with the same or something that will change the overall look of your property? Have a browse through our case studies section and style guide for further inspiration.
- Security – the security of your new windows and doors is paramount and security should form a key component of your buying decision when it comes to choosing a retailer to carry our your installation. Ask them about the effectiveness of the locking hardware. CIN products include the very latest high security multi-point locking hardware such as Tricept and Ultimate multi-point security systems, meeting all British Standard requirements.
- Thermal performance – technology in glazing has really moved on in recent years so by replacing your windows and doors you’ll be significantly contributing to the thermal performance of your property – and of course you should notice a reduction in your heating bills.
There is virtually an unlimited number of window styles available today and your CIN installer will be able to guide you through it.
In many instances your choice will be governed by the style of your property i.e. whether you have bay windows, a period property, require the need to have a ‘tilt and turn’ for easy self-cleaning or inward opening. One of the major considerations is the colour of your windows and the frame shape.
Your CIN installer will be able to show you a broad range of samples from traditional white and light oak right through to the chartwell green, black and the increasingly popular grey colour spectrum.
You will also need to choose a frame style which is either available in a bevelled frame or an ovolo frame. Both your colour choice and your frame choice will be governed largely by the style and character of your home.
Door & Window Security Explained
Window and door security is paramount. Apart from contributing to a beautiful façade to your property, your new windows and doors will ultimately prevent a break-in.
Your CIN retailer will talk you through the security features and benefits of your windows and explain to you how the CIN backed guarantee works.
Whichever windows you decide for your property be sure that there is as many locking features as possible, without hindering either the convenience of opening and closing your windows, or indeed spoiling the aesthetics.
CIN approved windows and doors incorporate numerous security features, many of which are unique to CIN.
CIN Windows & Doors have been verified and designed to protect you and your home and provide you with total reassurance and peace of mind.
Understanding the energy performance of one window over another is an important part in helping you make an informed choice about your new windows. Every window manufacturer in the UK supplies the British Fenestration Rating Council with accurate drawings of the window sections, together with the type of glazed sealed unit, this information is used to assess the energy rating of a window unit.
Testing assess three things:
1. solar heat gain
2. thermal losses
3. air leakage
Combined, these three tests provide a rating from an ‘A rating’ to a ‘G rating’ – A, of course being the best. It’s important when you meet your retailer that they explain the energy performance of your chosen windows. It’s worth bearing in mind that to meet the Government’s thermal performance targets and current Building Regulations, all replacement PVC-u windows are to achieve an energy rating of ‘C’ or better.
A CIN retailer will be able to provide a range of windows from ‘C’ all the way through to ‘A’. CIN partners will demonstrate a range of frames that together with an energy saving, sealed unit will provide you with one of the most energy-efficient windows available – this will help to reduce heat loss from your home and save you money by reducing your energy bills.
Entrance doors: by virtue of its name this will be door to your property that really is at the heart of your home. It’s the door that gets the most daily use and it’s the feature of your home that greets your visitors. With all those things in mind think about your privacy and whether you want a highly glazed door or completely solid. Think about whether your door needs to swing inwards or outwards, hung left or right. It’s also worth considering your door hardware such as your letter plate and door knocker – do you want traditional or modern or something in between? Your CIN installer will be able to talk to you about security features and guide your though a wide range of choices.
Sliding patio doors: a sliding patio door is a versatile option if you still want to maximise the view to your outside space but might have restrictions on how the door is opened – hence its fuss-free sliding mechanism. Patio doors are ideal if you have a large span opening.
French doors: occasionally you might have an opening that is too wide for a typical entrance door but too narrow for a sliding patio door or bi-folding door. The French door is the perfect solution and can be used in a variety of situations – perhaps even providing an internal partition between a glazed extension and your existing property.
Bi-fold doors: bi-fold doors are an incredible solution if you really want to maximsie your outside view. They allow you to effortlessly open up your property to the garden and provide the ultimate access and light intake into your property. Your CIN installer will be able to guide you through the huge array of opening and folding options available.