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If you’ve spent time on our website, it’s likely you’ll have come across a term that isn’t always well-known in the world of home improvements: curtain walling. Let us take you through the ins and outs of curtain wall systems, how they are made, which applications are best suited to them and the practical benefits...
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Skylights remain very popular with our customers.  It’s not hard to see why: they look great, can improve the value of the home and even help cut down energy bills once they’re installed. Because of this, we’ve been asked a couple of times about the limits: just how many skylights can be installed on a...
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One of the leading aluminium systems suppliers we work with at Urban & Grey is continuing to put its faith in the UK market by investing heavily in a brand-new warehouse facility in Birmingham. The Belgian brand, Reynaers, who specialise in developing innovative and sustainable solutions in aluminium for windows, doors and curtain walling for...
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There are a number of different reasons why you might want to lower the amount of energy your home uses, but the two most popular are usually: It’s good for the environment; everyone likes being more ‘green’ It can save you a substantial amount of money on your bills Here, then, we’re going to take...
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Getting the installation of your property’s new bifold doors wrong can be extremely costly. It might sound like a relatively straightforward task, but we’ve previously experienced cases where clients have come to us to save their bi-folding door installation as a previous installer miscalculated the opening of the property. In fact, bifold doors have come...
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What is a Juliet balcony? Commonplace in the Mediterranean, Juliet balconies got their name from the famous scene in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. Sometimes referred to as a balconette, it’s an architectural term to describe a ‘false’ balcony or railing at the outer pane of a window-opening reaching to the floor, which has the...
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It’s no surprise that aluminium doors and windows continue to be as popular as they are. They’re tough, durable and seriously stylish. However, many people still only associate aluminium frames with contemporary design.  Because of this, we’ve put together this guide on what makes this metal more suitable for traditional homes than you might think....
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Aluminium doors are both stylish and durable; it’s no surprise they remain as popular as ever with our customers. But are they secure? The quick answer is yes, very.  However, for anyone seeking more information, we’re going to take a look at what makes aluminium doors and windows such a great choice for your home....
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Whether you’re thinking of adding an extra dimension to your existing property or you’re in the process of planning that exciting new-build development that could transform your lives, there are many ways that glass can help you push the boundaries of design conventions, way beyond the basic structure of the building. You might immediately think...
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It’s no secret that skylights are one of the most visually pleasing upgrades you can make to a home, capable of giving any living space a real feel of prestige. But what about the financial investment? Do skylights represent a positive ROI when it comes to money in your pocket? We’re going to take a...
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