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Our Informed Advice On Buying New Replacement Windows


Your guide to getting the perfect replacement windows

Are you about to take the plunge and invest in new windows for your home? It’s a big responsibility because windows are so vital, in so many different ways. 

The aesthetics of a house are largely determined by the condition and style of its windows. Windows also offer a shield against the weather, and contribute to the overall energy efficiency rating of the building. And what about security? They’re meant to keep us, and our belongings, safe.

A lot to think about then when on the lookout for the right replacement windows. 

To make it easier for you, we can give you some information on some of the key elements to consider:

Window style

While you want to improve your home’s appearance, what you don’t want to do is lose any of its traditional character. So the window style you pick is important. 

There is a large number of possible window styles, but some are particularly popular, and they include – casement windows (the epitome of a classic window style), bay and bow windows (brilliant for a Heritage home) and tilt and turn windows (fancy functionality offers simple cleaning and ventilation).

Look around your neighbourhood to see what window styles other homes have as a source of inspiration.

A kitchen window

Window material

Not only can you get UPVC windows and aluminium windows at Mitchell Glass, but we also specialise in timber windows, and not the kind of wooden windows that quickly age. 

UPVC windows can be bought at a great price point and couldn’t be more low-maintenance. Aluminium windows also need minimal upkeep and are identifiable by their sleek sightlines. 

As for our timber windows, they have a natural effect with contemporary benefits.

An oak coloured window

Window installer

You could easily lose count of the number of window installers there are locally, but none of them have been around for as long as Mitchell Glass. 

To find an installer, just go onto Google and search for them. Narrow is down to a handful by reading any reviews you can find to see whether they’re rated, or not, by customers. 

For your own peace of mind, choose an installer with an industry accreditation, who ranks amongst the elite. Mitchell Glass is a GGF and FENSA member.

A window fitter

Make a Private Appointment at our showroom if you’d like to take the opportunity to view our replacement window range.


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