Why you should never compromise on quality when it comes to new windows

  • By T Lambe
  • 27 Feb, 2017

Why you should never compromise on quality when it comes to new windows

Installing new windows is one of the best ways to dramatically improve the look of your home, as well as reduce your energy bills. If your windows are reaching the end of their life, and you are thinking about replacing them, there are a few key points you should consider. Scrimping on quality and cost can lead to higher costs and greater inconvenience in the long run, particularly when it comes to energy efficiency and home security.

Energy efficiency

Choosing energy rated PVCu or aluminium windows can help you save energy and reduce CO2 emissions from your home and can cut heat loss by more than 20 per cent. Just as you look at the energy rating sticker when you buy a new fridge or freezer, you should ask your glazing provider what ratings their windows have been awarded. A-rated windows could reduce your heating bill by more than £250, and that’s just in the first year. Assuming energy costs continue to rise at five per cent or more a year that could add up to more than £3,000 in savings over 10 years. Windows with a lower energy rating may appear more cost effective at first glance, but you will pay more in energy bills in the long run.

Security

Here at Dalziel our Inliten products keep your home safe & secure, meeting the requirements of ‘Secure By design’

Secured by Design works with the industry & test houses to create high level security standards, responding to trends in crime & has given input on a number of key standards. The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime & the fear of crime. Secured by Design developments (those using products & materials that meet Secured by Design Standards) are up to 75% less likely to be burgled & show a reduction in criminal damage.

Quality and style

Our PVCu windows are available in a wide range of designs, finishes & glazing options including fixed lites, multi-cruciform designs, vertical sliders, casement, tilt & turn & more. Combining innovative design with advanced manufacturing techniques, Inliten represents the next generation of PVCu windows. Inliten products meet the sustainability demands of the current climate without compromising on quality or performance.We are pleased to offer an exclusive 15 year performance guarantee on all Inliten products. Inliten products are thermally efficient by design therefore our windows achieve “A” ratings as standard.

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By T Lambe 18 Sep, 2017
We fitted these Origin 4 part Bi-folding doors &  Origin windows working with our client & their builders 'Kings Joiners  & Manufacturers ' in Buchany Sterling
By T Lambe 24 Aug, 2017
Just launching Dalziel's New Origin sliding aluminium doors in our newly refurbished showroom. Pop along and have a look
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By T Lambe 20 Jul, 2017
Our new showroom is now up & running . Why don't you give us a visit next time your near Motherwell.
We have 4 sets of bi-folding doors, An atlas roof & rooflights and Windows & doors in our display.
You will be able to see exactly how the bi-fold doors work & have a go yourself to see how easily they glide along & how light they are to operate.
By T Lambe 23 May, 2017
We had another great weekend at the Home Building & Renovating show at the Secc Glasgow. We met loads of lovely people & picked up a heap of leads.We had two sets of Origin Bi-folding doors on display. A 3 door set of Bi-folds & a four door set.You will be able to see us again next week at the Secc Glasgow at the Ideal Home Show stand no 539. Pop along & see our Bi-fold doors in action.
By T Lambe 03 Apr, 2017
WE are displaying our Origin Bi-fold Doors in the new showroom at Carnoustie.
Visit us at the
Kompact Trade Centre,
Unit 2 Barry Business Centre,
Main Street,
Barry,
Carnoustie
DD7 7RP.
Telephone 01241851331
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By T Lambe 27 Feb, 2017

Why you should never compromise on quality when it comes to new windows

Installing new windows is one of the best ways to dramatically improve the look of your home, as well as reduce your energy bills. If your windows are reaching the end of their life, and you are thinking about replacing them, there are a few key points you should consider. Scrimping on quality and cost can lead to higher costs and greater inconvenience in the long run, particularly when it comes to energy efficiency and home security.

Energy efficiency

Choosing energy rated PVCu or aluminium windows can help you save energy and reduce CO2 emissions from your home and can cut heat loss by more than 20 per cent. Just as you look at the energy rating sticker when you buy a new fridge or freezer, you should ask your glazing provider what ratings their windows have been awarded. A-rated windows could reduce your heating bill by more than £250, and that’s just in the first year. Assuming energy costs continue to rise at five per cent or more a year that could add up to more than £3,000 in savings over 10 years. Windows with a lower energy rating may appear more cost effective at first glance, but you will pay more in energy bills in the long run.

Security

Here at Dalziel our Inliten products keep your home safe & secure, meeting the requirements of ‘Secure By design’

Secured by Design works with the industry & test houses to create high level security standards, responding to trends in crime & has given input on a number of key standards. The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime & the fear of crime. Secured by Design developments (those using products & materials that meet Secured by Design Standards) are up to 75% less likely to be burgled & show a reduction in criminal damage.

Quality and style

Our PVCu windows are available in a wide range of designs, finishes & glazing options including fixed lites, multi-cruciform designs, vertical sliders, casement, tilt & turn & more. Combining innovative design with advanced manufacturing techniques, Inliten represents the next generation of PVCu windows. Inliten products meet the sustainability demands of the current climate without compromising on quality or performance.We are pleased to offer an exclusive 15 year performance guarantee on all Inliten products. Inliten products are thermally efficient by design therefore our windows achieve “A” ratings as standard.

https://www.dalzielonline.co.uk/windows

https://www.dalzielonline.co.uk/contact


By T Lambe 27 Jan, 2017

The architect or designer’s product of choice, the bi-fold door is in its heyday. Bi-fold doors
allow the maximum amount of natural light into a building, and as natural light is something we
all want in a property, you can understand their popularity. Practical, solid in construction, and
easy to slide open and close, these sliding doors are suitable in both domestic homes and
commercial buildings.
Bi-fold doors can be installed anywhere. They can open out onto a balcony, they can be installed
in a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or the main living area. Bi-fold doors provide the most stylish
way to make the most of your garden or outdoor space, and they will revolutionise the way you
live.
If you want to install bi-fold doors in your property then look to Dalziel. The Origin Easifold bifold
doors we supply and install meets the highest industry standards and will enhance your
building. The door itself is simple and streamlined in design and is precision-engineered. These
sliding doors will enhance the appearance of your property.
By T Lambe 20 Jan, 2017

How you reduce the condensation in your property

As the evenings get darker, we are reminded that winter is here. During the winter months, we start to feel the cold more and this brings our attention to the condensation issues that we may have in our homes.

Condensation is one of the most common forms of dampness that can appear in your property and can cause wallpaper to peel off, damp patches to appear on walls and excess moisture on your windows. When left untreated the condensation can create mould growth which can be potentially harmful and lead to serious health issues and breathing difficulties.

The reason condensation appears in your property is due to a lack of ventilation. As we spend more time indoors and make our property more energy efficient the build up of moisture and humidity levels increase.

If you constantly have to wipe condensation off your windows and have a dehumidifier running for lengthy periods of time then you may want to think about whole house ventilation as a permanent solution to condensation and to improve the air quality indoors for your tenants or family.

If you are looking for a short term fix then we have some suggestions to reduce the condensation levels in your property:

  1. If you have a washing machine or tumble dryer in your property, ensure that it is vented correctly. Did you know that from just one load of washing two litres of water is emitted into the air?
     
  2. Where possible, try to dry clothes outdoors to prevent excess moisture escaping into your home. If you have no choice but to dry clothes inside we would advise you to open your doors or windows in these rooms.
     
  3. When cooking, boiling a kettle, taking a bath or shower, make sure that your kitchen or bathroom door are kept closed to prevent steam going into colder rooms which will cause condensation to form.
     
  4. When cooking remember to cover your pans with a lid to reduce moisture. Make sure that you have opened a window or you are using an extractor fan if you have one fitted. Don’t turn off the extractor fan or close the window as soon as you finish cooking , leave it open for 15-20 minutes afterwards to clear the air.
     
  5. Similar to when cooking in the kitchen, when you are taking a shower or a bath ensure that you turn on an extractor fan or open a window to get rid of the steam that is created when running warm water in a cold environment. This will reduce the amount of condensation that appears on your bathroom windows & mirrors but won’t completely stop the problem.
     
  6. Many people have house plants which produce moisture. If you are suffering from excess condensation look to move your plants outdoors.
     
  7. If you don’t have an extractor fan in your bathroom or kitchen always wipe down the surfaces when you have been cooking or taking a shower or bath to remove any moisture that has settled on surfaces. Excess moisture that sits on the surface will quickly turn to mould which becomes difficult to remove.
     
  8. Do not overfill your bedroom wardrobes and kitchen cupboards. With lack of ventilation and trapped warm air your overfilled wardrobes and cupboards can become a breeding ground for mould as the air is not able to circulate freely.
     
  9. Also make sure that your furniture is at least 50mm away from the walls so that air can move around more freely. If you can put wardrobes against internal walls in your bedroom there will be less chance of damp & mould forming than putting them against external walls.
  10. Try to make sure you have an adequate amount of heating in your property this will improve the internal temperature of surfaces in the house and reduce the likelihood of condensation


       11.If you use a particular room more regularly, such as a living room, open a window slightly to improve the ventilation in the room.       Breathing is a major cause of condensation so this will help to improve the ventilation in your home.  

    12.Double glazing, loft insulation and draft proofing will help to reduce the amount of heat that is lost from a property. Installing insulation will help to keep the temperature of the surfaces inside your property higher.
     

      13.Adequate ventilation is essential to allow the moisture to escape from a property before it turns into condensation. Installing an extractor fan in your kitchen and bathroom can make a big difference to improving humidity levels and helping to prevent condensation.
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