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Tips, Advice and Musings from Bergson & Eaton

With 46 years of experience in building beautiful solutions for our customers' homes, we thought it was time to share.

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What are the material options for my new doors?

Exterior doors are widely available in four different types of material: wood, uPVC, aluminium and composite or wood alternative. Traditionally, doors were constructed out of wood, usually oak or pine. They were first made from boards joined together, then in the 18th century, elegant panelled ...

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Is triple glazing really worth it?

For centuries, windows were glazed with a single pane of glass. While this let in the light and kept out the wind, it also meant that houses were cold, draughty and often had problems with condensation and mould. Double glazing - with two panes of glass set within a single frame - originated in ...

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Wooden Windows Care

Wood is one of the most luxurious materials for windows, bringing style, warmth and charm to any property. While wood windows are not the cheapest option to install, they are actually very good value for money because when properly cared for, they can easily last for 60 years. Wood is a natural ...

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Do you really get 30% off for your conservatory?

Installing a bright, spacious and stylish conservatory or orangery is an excellent way of gaining more space, giving you room for entertaining, for a children’s playroom, for a home office or even for a gym. A well-designed conservatory not only opens up your home to the outside, creating a ...

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Looking after my uPVC windows

uPVC continues to hold its position as one of the most popular materials for windows and it’s not difficult to see why. Replacement windows made from uPVC are the most cost-effective option and offer excellent insulation and security. They are also very durable and weatherproof as water cannot ...

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3 Tips on going green with your house

With global warming, species extinction and deforestation high on the agenda, it’s now more urgent than ever that we all try to ensure that our homes are as ecologically friendly and sustainable as possible. While action at national and international level is essential, as individuals we can also ...

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The Rise of Wood-Alternative Windows and Doors

There’s no denying that wood doors and windows bring an authentic warmth and charm to your home and they are one of the most favoured options for properties with traditional architecture. However, they are also the most costly. Whether you’re replacing the existing windows and doors in your house ...

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Broken Door - Repair or Replace?

Entrance doors have to withstand a lot: they are not only in constant use as we go in and out, but they also have to protect us from unwanted intruders. So how do you decide when it’s better to repair a broken door or whether it’s time to replace it? Both front and back doors can become damaged by ...

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Door security - all you need to know

Your front door is not only the first thing visitors see when they arrive at your home, but it’s also your protection from unwelcome intruders, keeping you safe and secure. More than 70% of burglars gain access through the front door so when choosing the type of lock for your door, it’s important ...

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What are the material options for my new windows?

If you’re considering installing new windows, you’re probably thinking about the style of window or the best type of glass to choose. However, the material used to construct the window frames is equally important, both for their performance and the way they look. Until the introduction of metal ...

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