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If you’re looking for a reliable window and door supplier and installer around Staffordshire, Shropshire & Cheshire, then please get in touch with Fab Systems today on 0800 066 5644 We offer a wide selection of products and bespoke double glazing to meet your needs
At Fab Systems we aim to give our customers the best possible service. This not only means great lead times, extensive after sales care. it also means the best quality products. That’s why we chose Eurocell Profile Systems for our range of windows, doors and Sky Pods.
Quality profiles mean quality products
Eurocell profile systems give us a wide range of double glazed products. Our range includes everything from standard casement windows to the latest in bi-fold door technology.
Using the latest specifications, our range are secure and energy efficient, saving you money and increasing your home security. Our range of windows and doors are made with the following Eurocell profiles…
By using Eurocell profiles for our range here at Fab Systems, we are able to produce the best possible double glazing solutions. Available in a multitude of styles. Our windows and doors are top of the range in style and quality. If you want to find out more about our range
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When it comes to design homeowners are paying more attention than ever to the exterior of their home. It is not just about picking the right style of window, door or conservatory, colour is now a playing factor. The popularity of colour continues to grow due to the advances in technology and materials changing the way windows look and how they are used.
Introducing colour to the exterior of your home can completely transform the look and feel of the building. As such, the demand for more than just the “white UPVC window” is increasing rapidly. UPVC products are now readily available in a wider palette of colour finishes that range from traditional wood styles like “Golden Oak” right through to the more contemporary colours such as “Anthracite Grey”.
Grey, in particular, is taking over beige and white, offering a timeless, sophisticated look to compliment your home. We have most certainly seen grey become progressively popular at Fab Systems, with a massive 74% increase in grey uPVC windows.
Falling into the “neutral” colour family (along with shades of white, cream, black, brown and stone), the former dull and lifeless shade, is fast becoming the colour of trend thanks to inspirational TV programmes, such as Grand Designs.
Dubbed as “the new white,” grey works well across numerous house styles, from super trendy modern spaces to more traditional, period properties. The neutral colour can create a calming and elegant effect, both inside and outside your home, making it the perfect shade of choice if you want a subtle break from conformity.
What about a grey front door?
Fab Systems grey distinction composite entrance doors
Grey is not only one of the most popular colours for uPVC windows, but for front doors too. Grey front doors are currently the best-selling door colour at Fab Systems, with 61% more home owners opting for this subtle, contemporary shade as a statement entrance to their homes.
However you choose to incorporate colour into your home, we believe grey is a great choice to get the best of both worlds, by adding style in a subtle way.
Winter is most definitely coming if it hasn’t already arrived that is! So, with the breeze settling in and the cold becoming ever more crisp by the day, it’s important to ensure that your home is sufficiently kept comfortable and energy efficient if you’re to enjoy a warm and inviting living space just in time for Christmas!
Throughout our 20 years+ improving homes all over the Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire we’ve treated many homes to our ‘A’ rated, thermally insulated products and so are well equipped to do the same for your home. Make light work of staying warm these winter months with a home improvement service from FAB Systems.
Inventive ways to keep out the cold this winter season
If you’re a homeowner who knows deep down that your home isn’t prepared for the upcoming festive period, you rest comfortably knowing that there are various ways of locking in the heat, reducing those annoying draughts and eradicating and pesky cold spots through the use of our selection of windows and doors. Thanks to the innovative multi-chambered internal structure of our windows internal any warmth naturally generated in your home can be trapped, providing an abundance of various thermal and acoustic improvements.
Likewise, a new high performance composite door correctly installed by one of our experienced team members expertly combined the stylistic appeal of timber with all of the insulation benefits of modern uPVC, resulting in a more comfortable home. Every composite doors that we provide features a unique 48mm solid core which helps enhance insulation.
Saving you money as well as warmth with our high quality products
Because each one of our windows and doors do a terrific job improving thermal insulation no matter what sized budget you find yourself working with, you’ll find yourself less inclined to switch on your central heating and so save money on energy bills. Although choosing to improve your home may have a high price barrier to entry relative to your budget, it’s often a worthwhile investment that will see the rewards return to you in the long term.
If safety acts as one of your main concerns this upcoming winter season, you can rest comfortably knowing that all of our windows and doors come internally glazed as standard for reinforcement. Especially when opting for an entrance door style, our high performance composite doors once again help maintain a secure front of the home as well as a thermally insulating one.
Enjoy an energy efficient and secure home 365 days a year!
Although swapping out your home’s existing windows and doors is an exciting prospect for those wishing to stamp out the cold during this upcoming festive season, with a service from FAB Systems it’s always assured that these insulating practices will always be effective throughout the year. Our products never demand vast amounts of time consuming maintenance either, remaining optimal at all times.
FAB Systems Windows can help you to Winter-proof your home
Whether it’s via a highly insulating tiled roof replacement for your existing conservatory, swapping out the front of your home’s existing series of casement windows or simply upgrading the entrance door to your home, we can help you on your journey to winter-proof your home just in time for the cold months ahead.
Contact a member of our team today on 0800 066 5644 or send us a message online!
Is your home fitted with uPVC windows? Do you know when these windows were installed? Over the last decade double glazing technology has made huge advancements. With a focus on energy efficiency and home security; modern uPVC windows are considerably better quality now than ever before.
A Brief History of Double Glazing
Double glazing originated in Scotland in the Victorian times as a way to insulate homes from the harsh weather conditions. The idea spread to the USA and became popular in the 1930s. It wasn’t until the 1970s that double glazing started to take off in the rest of the UK.
As a reaction to the Arab oil crisis, UK homeowners started to look for better ways to insulate their homes to reduce rising fuel costs and lower their dependence on foreign oil. In the 1970s double glazed windows were generally made with steel or timber frames. It wasn’t until the 1980s that uPVC became the material of choice for double glazing products.
20th Century uPVC
At the beginning of the 1980s, uPVC windows began to rise in popularity. uPVC provided a low maintenance, durable alternative to maintenance heavy timber windows and more expensive aluminium alternatives. During the 80s and 90s many double glazing companies emerged to meet the rising consumer demand for uPVC windows.
By the turn of the century, uPVC windows were installed in almost all new build homes and were also the most popular choice for window replacements.
Modern uPVC Windows
During the 21st century, strict energy efficiency and home insulation regulations have led to uPVC windows becoming greatly improved. Modern uPVC windows are now that much better than their predecessors to be almost unrecognisable with regard to quality, durability and improved aesthetic. Modern uPVC windows from Fab Systems can be:
The Future of uPVC Windows
uPVC windows are expected to continue to rise in popularity. With more energy efficiency incentives and an extensive range of products on the market; homeowners are now in a better position than ever before. As the 21st century progresses, we will continue to place importance on improving the insulation and heat retention of our homes thus reducing our carbon footprint.
If you would like further information on our range of modern uPVC windows or any of our product range; call Fab Systems on 0800 066 5644 or send us a message online. Our experienced team are always happy to give advice on all our range of products.
Small extensions and conservatories are ideal for ensuring you have a little extra breathing room inside your home.
Are you struggling to find space inside your home?
Do you find yourself filling every inch of your home with furniture?
With a stunning variety to choose from, your small extension is sure to provide a little extra comfort. Customise your new room to blend in with your home and create a seamless connection.
When installing a smaller house extension, there are several things to consider. From planning permission and building regulations to furnishing ideas and colour schemes, each structure is designed to be unique. Read below to find out more.
Small Extension ideasSmall extensions are ideal for those looking to create a bit more space inside their home. However, to stop it from becoming a storage cupboard (although, if done properly, this could be an excellent idea), take a look at our most popular ideas:
The Lean-To Conservatory
A popular style among many homeowners, our lean-to design is one of the best small house extension designs on the market. With sleek, clean lines and a wealth of natural light, your new lean-to can be used for a multitude of purposes.
The simple style and contemporary look mean it is perfect for modern homes. This conservatory comes with a pitched roof that can be steep or shallow, depending on the type of property you have.
Whether your property is traditional or new, our Victorian conservatory makes an excellent large or small extension. Being one of our most popular styles, this makes a stunning addition to any home, providing more room for added comfort.
Our Victorian conservatory is fitted with a bay window and steeply pitched roof, as standard, giving a traditional feel. Made from with uPVC or aluminium, your Victorian conservatory is manufactured to last for many years. Give your home a traditional feel.
Classic Roof Conservatory
With Classic Roof is perfect for those looking to install a glass conservatory roof on their new extension. Providing flexible results, your classic roof will heighten the amount of natural light entering, whilst protecting you from the outside elements.
Made from tough, double glazed glass panels, your Classic Roof will be able to protect you from the outside elements. This means you can watch the spectacular show from inside your home. Protect yourself with our beautiful Classic Roof.
Ultrasky and Flat Lantern Roof
Our stunning Ultrasky Flat Skylight and Lantern Roof options make exceptional additions to your new room.
Creating a beautiful exterior profile, installing a skylight or lantern roof into your home will provide elegance with a contemporary silhouette.
Each of these options will give your home heightened security. Made with tough, double glazed glass panels, the skylight or lantern roof you install will maximise your privacy whilst enhancing views of the sky above.
Expertly combining light and comfort, the LivinRoof is perfect for those looking to install a roof that will bring style and sophistication to their home. With a unique ratio of glass to solid panels, create focused areas of natural light in smaller extensions.
Increasing your privacy and heightening the security inside your home, the LivinRoof makes an excellent addition to any small-sized extension. Fitted with an internal pelmet around the perimeter, you can install spotlights to create a specific mood.
Ultraroof Tiled Conservatory Roof
Much like the Livinroof, the Ultraroof tiled conservatory roof offers exceptional levels of thermal insulation. However, they can also be customised to offer a unique ratio of glass to solid panels, creating concentrated areas of natural light inside your small extension.
For a more contemporary style inside your new room, opt for spotlights to be fitted in the internal pelmet.
Benefits of Small Extensions
Small extensions are ideal for those looking to increase space in their property, without it looking different to the rest of their home. You can customise your new room to feature the same or a complementary colour scheme.
Another benefit of installing a smaller extension is the multitude of purposes it can be used for. From a new or extended kitchen to an exercise and wellness room, your new room is a blank canvas for you to use.
The toughened glass used in all conservatories will protect you from the elements.
Planning Permission For Small Extensions
Whether you are installing a new small conservatory, orangery or home extension into your home, you are likely to need planning permission. Planning permission is usually concerned with the façade of a building, how it will impact the immediate environment and highway access.
Before building your new room, you will need to ensure you do not live on a designated piece of land – including national parks and areas of outstanding beauty. As well as this, you will need to make sure your structure is not built beyond the principal or side elevation.
Consent should be granted as long as the width of the proposed build is not greater than half the width of your original home and the structure is single storey. If it exceeds 4m in height, you may not be granted planning permission. Including this, the materials used in the new structure may need to match the materials used in your original home.
There are many types of conservatories, orangeries and extensions available on the market and each has their own advantages and disadvantages. If you live in the Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire or Cheshire areas and are thinking of a new conservatory for your property then why not speak to a member of our team for a free no obligation site survey and quote. We can then show you the different options available that will suit your needs and budget.
New uPVC windows and French doors that enhance this home
We recently completed a full window installation for a home in Stoke On Trent. The family were delighted with the result. They chose our classic white uPVC bay windows and French Doors to enhance their home. The attractive bay window style complements this older property. By projecting outwards, bay windows let in more light and also give the illusion of a larger room.
The Chamfered frames create slim sightlines to allow an unobstructed view. These replicate authentic timber windows and with a range of woodgrain finishes fit perfectly into traditional homes. They chose top openers for their windows which allows air flow control without comprising on security. Georgian bars were added to these to match with the traditional style of the home and add a decorative touch.
Efficient windows that tick all the boxes
Fab Windows: The perfect choice for your windows and doors
Take a look at our latest Conservatory Installation in Baldwin's Gate Newcastle-under-Lyme. The Conservatory comes complete with new Flexi Roof, UPVC Windows, Facias and Guttering.
Here at fab systems we take every step to make sure that your job is in safe hands from start to finish. Making sure you are completely satisfied in the end product. We must say this conservatory and windows look amazing, so thanks again for choosing fab systems. Well done to our fitting team for delivering this customer a top job as always.
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One thing we always get asked when replacing fascias and windows is if there will any scaffolding being erected around the home. We get it, it can be really worrying thinking about heavy duty scaffolding around the home and it can put people off.
However, here at Fab Systems we have the very latest in lightweight scaffolding to ensure that we are on site for minimal time saving you time and the undue stress that is not required.
Check out the images below of a recent fascia installation to a home in Stoke.