How original sash windows can be energy efficient

Sash windows have timeless appeal and can be found on historic and period properties across the UK. Unfortunately, they are not known for their energy-efficiency despite being renowned for their visual appeal. Most sash windows are single glazed, with many having poor quality sealing around their frames and glazing. Nonetheless, there are steps that you can take to improve energy-efficiency if you are an owner of sash windows. Let’s explore how…

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Storm and Q-Cards

Continuous professional development is a key element of working in the glazing industry and over the past 12 months our team of surveyors and installers – Oliver, Warwick, Andy and Mitch – have been going through the process of studying for a HND in Secondary Glazing.

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Preparing your windows for secondary glazing

As well as working on well-known, historically important buildings we also do our fair share of domestic work and in this month’s blog we thought we would focus on what you need to do to prepare your windows for secondary glazing and why you should act now if you want them ready in time for winter.

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Storm at Lindisfarne Castle

Earlier this year, we were awarded a contract to install secondary glazing at the National Trust Lindisfarne Castle.

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Lindisfarne Castle

We have a new and exciting project at Lindisfarne Castle which we're thrilled about!

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Working with Listed Buildings

There are currently around half a million officially listed buildings in England and Wales and while they are always keenly sought after when they come onto the market, owning and living in a listed property is not always easy. All listed buildings come with a number of rules, regulations and restrictions which can severely limit the kind of work and alterations that you may wish to carry out.

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A Fond Farewell to Guy Griffiths

So, it’s with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to Guy Griffiths. Guy is leaving us for an exciting new venture that is close to his heart. He is going to be working with his Brother at their family business, Hi-Tech Motorsport and we couldn’t be more pleased for him (even though it leaves a sizable Guy-shaped hole in our company!).

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Brook House Refurbishment

We have recently worked on an interesting project involving a residential property called Brook House in a conservation area.

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Our work with Architects

At Storm Windows we know that the success of every restoration project relies not only on the expertise of each of the players involved, but also on the strength of their collaboration. This is why when it comes to projects of considerable scope- projects where teams of architects are involved- it's very important for us work closely with those architects.

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Soho House Restoration

Our recent collaboration with Soda Architects on the restoration of Soho House is a project we’re very proud of and a good example of how we work closely with Architects to achieve the best results for our clients.

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How to Care for Period Windows

At Storm, we specialise in manufacturing and installing bespoke secondary glazing for a wide range of historic, classic and listed properties around the UK. If you’re not entirely sure what installing secondary glazing means, it generally refers to adding an extra internal window behind an original window that cannot be seen from the outside. We are able to provide secondary glazing for many types of windows, such as sash, casement and York sliders, as well as Norman, Gothic and Ogee windows and arches.

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Our vision for 2018

We’re really looking forward to 2018 and are hitting the ground running when it comes to some brilliang projects under way.

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A storming 12 months – what 2017 has meant to us!

What a year it has been! We’ve been so thankful for all the brilliant opportunities that have come our way as we have covered the length and breadth of Britain on some fascinating projects.

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Our windows – which one is for you?

Do you know your sash from your casement window? Here’s a rundown of all the windows we can work on - with their uses and benefits.

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Meet The Team - James Parkes, Window Assembler and Glazer

Meet James Parkes, a window assembler and glazer! James has been with us for 4 years and here he explains what he likes best about his role.

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Meet The Team - Rav Thethy, Workshop Supervisor

Rav started work as part of our original engineering company back in 1978 and has been an integral part of our team for the past 39 years.

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Carver church brings out our divine craftsmanship

We’re privileged to work across the UK on some fascinating projects, often steeped in history. A latest commission has been particularly special. Because of the important historic element, we were called in by a conservation officer who knew and trusted us from previous work.

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New law focuses on landlords’ EPC ratings

Did you know that a new law requires all residential landlords to have a minimum EPC rating of E?

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Staying snug at home this winter

Is your home losing too much heat? Do you worry that an effective solution may not fit in with your treasured, period home? With mounting energy bills and the challenges of maintaining an historic property, keeping snug can seem a growing challenge --especially in the face of mounting pressures from building regulations. But it doesn’t have to be that way...

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Storm innovation brings secondary glazing solution for listed buildings with curved casement windows

Working with curved glass has always been a challenge. Now, we have pioneered a product that overcomes this obstacle and is suitable for projects that involve a more rounded approach!

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Homeowner - do you have secondary glazing?

Here are Storm we work widely to support historic public and commercial buildings, but our services are also increasingly popular among residential customers.

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George’s pedal power brings charity boost

Our Director George Parkes and his Son Jon Parkes took part in an epic charity bike ride and were among 30 avid fundraisers who recently cycled around 40 miles to different pubs to help Macmillan Cancer Support and The Mary Stevens Hospice. We'd like to say a massive well done to all involved!

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Did you know we've worked on dozens of National Trust properties?

One of which is Attingham Park, an English country house and estate in Shropshire. Situated near the village of Atcham, it is owned and maintained by the National Trust as a Grade I listed building.

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Meet The Team - Kerry Henderson, Sales and Health & Safety

Kerry is often the first point of contact and you will probably find yourself chatting on the phone to her when you call the office! Here she explains a little more about the role she does and why she enjoys it.

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Meet the Team - Shaun Tibbetts, Glass Cutter and Window Assembler

Having our own team of skilled craftsmen allows us to offer the professional, totally bespoke service that we do. And Shaun plays a big part in that!

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National Trust programme has been a real treasure!

Have you been watching the Channel Five series about the National Trust?

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It’s warmer down south – thanks to our glazing!

It’s always a pleasure to work in the Capital – there’s such a great mixture of architecture everywhere. Tower blocks sit cheek by jowl with Georgian terraces and post-war semis, but somehow, it all works visually!

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Meet The Team - Jayne Walford, Office and Accounts Manager

As our office and accounts manager, Jayne helps keep our business ticking, working away behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly! Here she explains a little more about the role she does and why she enjoys it.

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Meet the Team - Oliver Parkes, Surveyor/Fitter

Of all the team we will introduce you to in this feature, Oliver is the one our customers are most likely to meet, as he travels the country, advising on glazing, measuring up and then installing our products – he is very much the public face of what we do! Here he explains just what his role entails, and what he loves about it.

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Cutting draughts – and heating bills!

We all know how expensive London property is, so saving money on other expenditure, such as heating bills, must be especially welcome in the capital.

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Our Christmas opening hours

Just to let you know, we will be finishing for the festive break at noon on Wednesday, December 21 and returning on Tuesday, January 3 2017. We hope you all enjoy the holiday

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Meet The Team - Mitchell Reece, Technical Manager

Every month, we’d like to introduce you to a different member of our team. Some of them work directly with our customers, but many work behind the scenes, in our workshop or offices, so we’ll bring you a snapshot of what they get up to, and the part they play in bringing you our bespoke secondary glazing!

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Shining some light on our latest project

We are so privileged at Storm to be able to work on some truly historic buildings – and knowing that we are helping to bring them back to their former glory.

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Historic houses - and coping with their upkeep

The venue for the Historic Houses Association seminar this month was certainly fitting – what an impressive building!

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Our windows - at the heart of your home!

Home is Where the Heart Is – the title of the latest conference day we attended really struck a chord with us.

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Race offers some light relief for hospice

Congratulations to Jayne, from our management team, who completed the Neon Night Run recently to help raise more than £500 for local hospice, Mary Stevens.

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New wooden-finish look

At Storm Windows, we may deal with historic properties, but that doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the past!

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Storm chips in to help 'Ryder Cup'

We were delighted to sponsor this year’s ‘Ryder Cup’ event in Shropshire in July.

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