Renovating, extending or building a new home?
This can be exciting, challenging and terrifying all at the same time. So when it comes to windows and doors it pays to educate yourself on what options are available and which ones suit your lifestyle. Unlike paint they aren’t an easy fix if you get it wrong.
Trend Thermal FAQ

Take some time to read some of the most frequently asked questions below and discover what to look out for.


Aluminium Windows and Doors

What Makes Trend Thermal Windows Low Maintenance?

The Aluminium used in the manufacture of Trend Thermal windows is virtually maintenance free. Our Aluminium windows remain the original colour for decades after they are fitted, so no need to paint faded windows or to stain wooden frames. The only maintenance Trend Thermal windows require is the occasional wash with detergent and a wipe down a damp cloth to clean off excess dirt.

What should I consider for Lock accessories?

This is some important considerations and suggestion

• The door can have a key both inside and out (key – key)
• Or a key on the outside and a knob on the inside (key – turn)
• Or no key outside and just a turn knob on the inside (no key)

Lock options include; single point, two point and four point locks.

Single point for low level security – Garages
Two point – Commonly used for front doors
Four point – These lock into the top and bottom of the window or door frame as well as the standard two point

A Four point lockset is ideal where wind and rain present issues. It ensures a more weather-tight seal against the prevailing elements.

Which doors are best, bifold or sliding?

The old adage ‘horses for courses’ comes to mind. They are both great options but some are more appropriate in certain scenarios. If the passage outdoors is narrow, then a sliding door may be a better solution than a bifold or French door, as the doors don’t open into the passage. Conversely, if you have a limited opening, then bifold doors will almost double the access from indoors to outdoors. It is about selecting the right door for your home.

How long does it take you to make and deliver the joinery?

Generally if you allowed five weeks it is highly likely your joinery will be ready. It does depend on how busy we are and how big the job is. That said some jobs can be done in as little as two weeks from acceptance of quote.

Is there an indicative pricelist for different window and door products?

In short, no. Every situation is different. The cost will depend on;

• How many windows and doors are required
• What size are the windows and doors
• What colour i.e. standard or premium powder coated or anodised joinery
• What performance requirements are needed i.e. high wind zone or heavy units
• What type of glass i.e. single glazed, doubled glazed, toughened, laminated, tinted, low-E or Argon Gas filled
• What type of hardware and locks are required
• Is installation required, if so how easy is site access and has the hole been prepped

Why Choose Aluminium Doors And Windows?

When undertaking a building project there are a number of considerations that need to be taken into account. Like, what material is best to use for the doors and windows of the building? Wood and unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (or uPVC) are all popular choices, but there are many reasons why aluminium should be your first choice.

  • Strength: aluminium doors and windows are resistant to warping, the weather, some denting, and brittleness. Aluminium window frames are also able to withstand larger glass arrangements than their wood counterparts, as are aluminium doors.
  • Colours: aluminium doors and windows don’t have to remain silver – they can be powdercoated or anodised in thousands of different colours.
  • Cost: aluminium windows and doors are much less expensive than wooden ones due to their low manufacturing costs.
  • Maintenance: compared with wood, aluminium windows and doors need very little maintenance. Once it has been powder-coated, the metal will never need to be repainted again, and it is resistant to rot and warping. Aluminium doors and windows are also corrosion resistant, which is especially important for external access points.
  • Operating Ability: as it is a durable substance, it will keep its shape better over time than other materials.
  • Noise Reduction: as aluminium windows and doors are around three times heavier than u PVC and many times stronger, noise from both inside and outside is prevented from seeping through.
  • Light Weight: materials, such as wood, can be fairly heavy, but having aluminium doors and windows makes them much easier to swing and slide open and shut.As with most things, the choice in which material to use for the doors and glass panes in your building project will be a matter of personal choice. But, with all the benefits and aesthetic bonuses that aluminium windows and doors can bring to your home or business.

Double Glazed Windows and Doors

How Does Our Double Glazing Help To Reduce Condensation?

  • Insulation
  • Heat
  • Ventilation

Increasing a rooms insulation by installing one of Trend Thermal’s ’A’ Rated windows is a great start to reducing the condensation on your windows. Trickle vents can also be fitted which will help to ensure that room benefits from the chosen amount of ventilation.

Why Will My Noise Pollution Be Reduced?

Double glazing is insulating which also contributes towards the reduction of outside noise being heard in your home. This is great if you live in the centre of a city or on a busy road.

How Will My New Windows Improve The Security Of My Home?

Modern double glazing like Trend Thermal’s is harder to break in to which is a deterrent for opportunist burglars as it also prevents them from quickly entering and exiting your home.

Trend Thermal goes one step further than most when it comes to window security. Our window frames have numerous additional security features such as multi-point locking mechanisms, friction hinges, dog bolts and security glazing clips. We also put glazing beads on the inside of the window, which makes it even more difficult for an intruder to gain entry into your home.

Why Is Double Glazing Good For The Environment?

Double glazed windows ensure the heat is trapped inside your home for longer meaning lower settings on your thermostat or reduced running times. This leads to your daily carbon emissions being reduced and a smaller carbon footprint.

The Energy Saving Trust claims that if all windows in an average family home (3 bedroom, semi-detached house) were to be replaced with ‘A‘ Rated windows then you would save more than 680kg of CO₂ throughout the year.

How Will My Heating Bills Be Reduced?

Upgrading your windows from single glazed units to modern ’A’ Rated Double Glazed will help to reduce the loss of heat through your windows by a staggering 70% compared to a single glazed unit or 50%.

Which Glass is the best glass for my house?

Glass plays a major role in the performance and comfort of your home.

• Low-E glass
• Argon fill
• Storm resistant glass
• Energy efficient glass
• Tinted glass
• Self cleaning glass
• Laminate glass
• Toughened glass

What are the benefits of double glazed windows?

Double glazing has an array of benefits; it can halve the heat loss through the window significantly improving the thermal comfort of your home. It can also reduce perceived external noise, and reduce condensation built up in cold weather.

Double glazed windows become a vital part in achieving a well insulated home. They keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. With energy costs rising rapidly, standard single glazing is a liability, losing nearly 50 per cent of heat in a fully insulated house in winter, while at times allowing almost 90 per cent of solar heat gain during summer.

Double Glazed Windows and Doors

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