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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.