News Category: Windows

Hot in the city

Urban Heat Island Effect You may have noticed that – like the Billy Idol song – it’s getting hot in the city. Just in case I am showing my age and this means nothing to you here it is! This increase in temperature is due to what is known as the Urban Heat Island Effect … Read more

Windows

Watch wasteful windows Windows are a source of heat gain in summer and heat loss during winter. The most effective solution? Install a ‘buffer’ against heat transfer; below are some of our favourites. Install thick curtains or blinds. Thick curtains and blinds act to trap a layer of insulating air between the window and the … Read more

Winter windows

Not just window dressing High-performance curtains, blinds and shutters Internal window coverings can protect privacy and dramatically improve the thermal function of a house, and if you choose with care, they can help keep you comfortable for years, writes Anna Cumming for ATA’s Sanctuary magazine. Windows are a complex and interesting part of the building fabric … Read more

Renters tips

Our friends at the ATA have run a feature in the latest edition of their ReNew magazine (Issue 142) about rental properties.  Below are some energy saving tips for renters. We also have many hints and tips to help renters and those living in apartments to save. Please note that some of the advise below is trickier in an apartment than a free standing … Read more