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 theĀ building fabric … Read more