What bi-fold door configurations can I choose from?

Home → Doors → Doors FAQs → How do I keep my external doors secure? The flexibility of bi-fold door configurations is part of what makes them so desirable, but it can also give homeowners a headache. With so much flexibility, how can you make the right choice for your home? To make life easier for you, KLG Rutland has put together… Read more »

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How do I keep my external doors secure?

Home → Doors → Doors FAQs → How do I keep my external doors secure? If you want to keep your home safe, it’s important that you don’t compromise the security of your external doors. The materials that the doors are made from, the locking mechanism and your own habits all have a role to play in keeping your external doors secure…. Read more »

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Can you paint external doors?

Home → Doors → Doors FAQs → Can you paint external doors? You can paint some external doors, but the majority of newer installations shouldn’t be painted. This is because most modern external doors are made from uPVC or composite materials, which paint doesn’t stick to easily. If you’re not happy with the appearance of your external doors, we recommend replacing them… Read more »

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Bi-fold doors vs sliding doors

Home → Doors → Doors FAQs → Bi-fold doors vs sliding doors Bi-fold doors and sliding doors are popular options for homeowners who want to bridge the space between their houses and gardens. Both doors are similar in that they let in a lot of light and open in a space-saving, non-intrusive way. Why choose bi-fold doors? The main advantage to bi-fold… Read more »

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French doors vs sliding patio doors

Home → Doors → Doors FAQs → French doors vs sliding patio doors Patio doors make a big difference to the appearance of a house and the feel of a garden, but it can be tricky to choose the right type for your home. The decision can be made even more difficult by the apparent similarity between two of the most common… Read more »

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Composite doors vs wooden doors

Home → Doors → Doors FAQs → Composite doors vs wooden doors The choice between composite doors or wooden doors is really a choice between the new and the old. Wood is the traditional material used for doors of all kinds, including front doors, whilst composite materials are a much newer innovation. Many companies, including KLG Rutland, don’t offer any wooden exterior… Read more »

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Different types of patio doors

Home → Doors → Doors FAQs → Difference types of patio doors You can be forgiven for not knowing the difference between a standard patio door and a french door, or struggling to work out just how many folds a bi-fold door can have. Choosing the right type of patio door is tricky, so we’ve written this post to demystify the options…. Read more »

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Composite doors vs uPVC doors

Home → Doors → Doors FAQs → Composite doors vs uPVC doors Which are better, composite doors or uPVC doors? It’s the question that anyone researching new doors will want an answer to. When it comes to choosing the perfect door for your home, it’s important to evaluate what materials would be most suited to your new door’s intended function. When it… Read more »

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What are composite doors made from? Are they worth it?

Home → Doors → Doors FAQs → What are composite doors made from? Composite doors are unique and specially manufactured doors that look like natural hardwood doors. However, these popular doors are actually made from compression moulded Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP), polyurethane foam insulation and ABS reinforcement. Composite doors, therefore, are stronger, warmer and more energy efficient than other materials. These… Read more »

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Doors FAQs

Home → Doors → Doors FAQs 1. How do I keep my external doors secure? The key security feature of a modern external door is the locking mechanism. If you install doors with the latest locking systems at the front and back of your property you will significantly improve the security of your home.   All of KLG… Read more »

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How much do double-glazed windows cost?

Home → Windows → Windows FAQs → How much do double-glazed windows cost? How long is a piece of string? Your best place to start when trying to establish a ball-park cost for double-glazed replacement windows from KLG Rutland is with the basics: one white, double-glazed casement window with a single opener and chrome handles. Variations from this all add to the price as… Read more »

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Can you paint uPVC windows?

Home → Windows → Windows FAQs → Can you paint uPVC windows? uPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVCu) is a material commonly used for replacement windows and fixtures. It is lightweight, strong and easy to maintain, which makes it such a popular choice. However, although uPVC can be manufactured in different colours, you might fancy a change without installing new… Read more »

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What different types of windows are there?

Home → Windows → Windows FAQs → What different types of windows are there? There are many different types of windows, distinguished from one another by their functional design and the number of glass panes used in their glazing. Different types of windows suit different houses, with some working well in older, period properties, while others give homes a more modern… Read more »

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How do windows reduce noise?

Home → Windows → Windows FAQs → How do windows reduce noise? Noise is a constant annoyance for many people living in crowded locations, near a busy road or under a commercial flightpath. Whether you’re experiencing low-level background noise that’s disrupting your sleep or occasional bursts of loud noises, you’ll benefit from windows with good noise reduction capabilities. All windows reduce noise… Read more »

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How does double glazing work?

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Home → Windows → Windows FAQs → How does double glazing work? Double glazing is more energy-efficient than single glazing, it reduces noise more effectively and it’s more secure, but how does it actually work? Sealed unit, double-glazed windows are made up of two panes of glass separated by a spacer bar around the outside, creating a layer of air or,… Read more »

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Why do I have condensation on my windows?

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Home → Windows → Windows FAQs → Why do I have condensation on my windows? Many of us are familiar with condensation on the inside of our windows. It’s a common problem in Britain, even for those of us living with new windows or in new homes. Why does condensation form? Shouldn’t we have solved that particular issue by now, given all… Read more »

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How do I clean my uPVC windows?

Home → Windows → Windows FAQs → How do I clean my uPVC windows? Many of the new windows sold by KLG Rutland and other suppliers are made from uPVC (also known as PVCu or unplasticised polyvinyl chloride). This synthetic material comes with a smooth, shiny finish that should retain a clean, fresh look all year round. Unlike wood and other materials,… Read more »

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What are window energy ratings?

Home → Windows → Windows FAQs → What are window energy ratings? If you’ve been looking into new windows and comparing some different options, you’ve probably come across window energy ratings (sometimes abbreviated to WERs). Window energy ratings are an officially recognised system for directly comparing the energy efficiency of windows in Britain. They take into account both the heat gained from… Read more »

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Do I need planning permission for replacement windows

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Home → Windows → Windows FAQs → Do I need planning permission for replacement windows The majority of homeowners will be able to install replacement windows without planning permission, assuming they are similar in appearance to the windows that were previously installed. Exceptions can occur in cases where the windows – normally along with some other changes – will significantly alter… Read more »

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Windows FAQs

Home → Windows → Windows FAQs 1. What different types of windows are there? There are many different types of windows and they can be differentiated by both the glazing and the design. KLG Rutland offers both double glazing and triple glazing in our windows, with a number of different styles available: Casement windows Flush sash windows Sliding… Read more »

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