REPLACEMENT HARDWARE: YOUR GO TO GUIDE

From replacement door and window handles to new hinges and locks – we sell a range of replacement hardware. Here’s everything you need to know to ensure you buy the right thing from us. 

WINDOW HANDLE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

Our guide below will help you choose exactly the correct window handle for your window:

DOOR HANDLE MEASURING & IDENTIFYING GUIDE

The following guide can be used to help identify or correctly measure your UPVC/Composite Door Handle.

To ensure you buy the correct size door handle, it is vital that you know the correct measurements. There are two critical dimensions when measuring your door handle – the PZ Dimension and the Screw to Screw Dimension.

a. THE PZ DIMENSION
Measured from the centre of the spindle (follower) hole to the centre of the euro cyclinder hole.

b. SCREW TO SCREW (FIXING CENTRES)
Measured from the centre of the top fixing screw hole to the centre of the bottom fixing screw.

c. TOP SCREW TO SPINDLE
Measured from the centre of the top screw hole to the centre of the spindle (follower) hole.

d. OVERALL BACK PLATE
The length of the back plate.

UPVC DOOR LOCK MEASURING GUIDE

When trying to identify any multi-point lock, there are 2 main critical dimensions required (always measured in millimeters)

What are the 2 critical dimensions?

  1. THE PZ DIMENSION

    Measured from the centre of the spindle (follower) hole to the centre of the euro cylinder hole.

  2. THE ‘BACK SET’ DIMENSION

    Measured from the front of the lock face plate to the centre of the spindle (follower) hole.

EURO CYLINDER MEASURING & IDENTIFYING GUIDE

The following guide can be used to help identify or correctly measure your Euro Cylinder.

In order to correctly measure a Euro Cylinder there a two sizes that you require, the internal size and the external size.

a. THE INTERNAL SIZE
Measured from the internal side to your door facing inwards to your home, to the centre of the black rotating clip (cam).

b. THE EXTERNAL SIZE
Measured from the external side of your door facing outwards to your property, to the centre of the black rotating clip (cam).

FRICTION HINGE MEASURING GUIDE

Our 3 step guide below will help you choose exactly the correct hinge for your window…

  1. HANG TYPE

    Is your window Top Hung or Side Hung?

  2. HINGE LENGTH

    Measured to the closest inch e.g. 12″

  3. STACK HEIGHT

    13mm or 17mm (Not able to measure your stack height? Read below…)

NOT ABLE TO MEASURE YOUR STACK HEIGHT?

If you are unable to measure the stack height of the hinge then you can purchase some stack packer caps. The caps simply clip on the hinge and convert the hinge from a 13mm stack to a 17mm stack. We recommend fitting 3 packers per hinge (so a pair of hinges would require 6 packer caps).

HARDWARE HANDING

The following guide can be used to help identify which hand product you require:

TREAT YOUR HOME AS WELL AS YOUR LOVED ONE THIS VALENTINES DAY

 

TREAT YOUR HOME, AS WELL AS YOUR LOVED ONE THIS VALENTINES DAY

Security, warmth, longevity – the key components to any successful relationship as well as the qualities you require from your windows and doors. That’s why at Select Windows, we believe you should treat your home, as well as your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.
SECURITY
Feeling safe in your home is the most important thing, that’s why we fit all of our products with the most secure lock on the market. The British Standard 3 Star Maximum Cyclinder Security from ERA offers you the highest protection for your home, giving you piece of mind that you and your loved one aren’t at risk in your home. All of our products are also accredited by the Secured by Design police backed initiative for extra reassurance in the security of our windows and doors.
WARMTH
A cosy night in with your partner isn’t quite the same if you are experiencing problems with draught, leaks or the cold. So why not invest in an upgrade for your home to ensure you stay warm? Our windows and doors are made to achieve the highest levels of weather-tightness and resistance to draughts. Retaining the heat in the winter and resisting condensation, our energy efficient windows will also reduce your energy bills – so you can spend more on flowers and chocolate than on your bills!
LONGEVITY
Just like you want a relationship that’s built to last, you want your home to survive the long haul. That’s why investing in new windows and doors will add value and security to your home for years to come.  With strong and weather proof material, our windows and doors can revamp your home with a new look whilst providing a low maintenance and energy efficient result.  You can choose from a variety of different styles and colours, recreating the look of your home with your partner together.

BUY NOW, PAY 2019




OUR BUY NOW, PAY 2019 SCHEME

At Select Windows we know that all of our customers have different budgets. That’s why we offer a variety of different payment options, so no matter what your budget you can get the dream look for your home. 
We offer a ‘Buy Now, Pay 2019’ scheme in conjunction with Barclays Bank on all of our products. With a series of monthly payments you don’t have to worry about having the money straight away.  Our expert team will talk you through the options so that you can find the most convenient option for you. 
Why not visit our showroom and speak to one of our team about what will work best for you? 

CONDENSATION: WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN I REDUCE IT?

 

condensation

If you are constantly having to wipe condensation off your windows then it’s time to take action.
Condensation on windows and in conservatories can damage paintwork, wall coverings and window fittings.  If left, it can lead to mould growth, potentially causing serious health issues.
But what is it? And what can you do to reduce condensation within your property?

WHAT IS CONDENSATION?

Condensation forms when there is a difference in temperature between inside and outside the property.
There are a variety of places that water vapour comes from within your home.
The most common is from breathing – two sleeping adults produce approximately 1 litre of moisture in 8 hours.
Water vapour is also created from cooking, wet clothes and heaters. This water vapour enters the atomsphere and then condenses into water droplets on the surface of your windows.

how can I reduce it?

DOUBLE OR TRIPLE GLAZING

Double or Triple glazing is designed to reduce the loss of heat by conduction from the inside to the outside of the building – acting as an insulator.
By installing double or triple glazed windows the temperature of the surfaces inside the property are at a higher level and therefore reduces the risk of condensation.
 Double or triple glazed units contain energy efficient low-emission glass that have enhanced thermal insulation properties thanks to a high performance transparent coating that reflects heat from radiators or fires back into the room. As a result, the outer pane of glass does not get warmed by heat escaping from inside and remains cooler than less thermally efficient windows.
If you find that there is condensation within the cavity of the double glazed window then there is most likely a failure in the seal. We offer a Service Call if you want to get this checked. 

VENTILATION

When it comes to reducing condensation, it’s about more than just glazing.
Ensuring you have adequate ventilation in your property is the easiest way to keep humidity low. Areas such as the bathroom and kitchen are the key rooms to ensure ventilation. When cooking, boiling the kettle or taking a hot shower  the humidity of the room rises, creating condensation. Try opening a window or using an extractor fan.
Leaving a gap between furniture and your walls also allows for air to circulate the room better. You should also take care to not overfill cupboards and wardrobes which also allows air to move freely and prevents clothes from feeling damp.
Your washing machine and tumble dryer are also major contributions to condensation if not vented properly. Two litres of water is emitted into the air from just one load of washing.

TYPES OF GLASS: YOUR GO TO GUIDE

TYPES OF GLASS: YOUR GO TO GUIDE

Whether you want better noise protection, a tougher glass window or a patterned glass, then we have a whole range of options to find the perfect match for your needs.  

STAINED GLASS

There is a wide variety of designs you can choose from when it comes to Stained Glass used in both windows and doors. 
From traditional motifs to contemporary styles, you can add a personal touch to your windows and doors,  retaining the vibrancy and classic beauty of traditional Stained Glass.  

TOUGHENED GLASS

Toughened glass is available in 4mm-10mm and is processed by controlled thermal treatments to increase its strength compared to normal glass. 
When broken, Toughened glass breaks into small, relatively harmless pieces of glass which minimise the risk of injury. 

SOLAR CONTROLLED GLASS

Solar Controlled glass reflects or absorbs more solar radiation than ordinary glass, often the best solution for sun-lit rooms. 
They reflect invisible rays but allow a maximum amount of visible solar rays which brightly light your room without the extreme heat of the summer. 

OBSCURE GLASS

Obscure glass is the perfect solution if you want privacy for your room. 
With a whole range of attractive options from classic designs to contemporary patterns. 
Obscure glass can also be used to bring more light into internal rooms. 

DOUBLE GLAZED

A+13 RATED UNITS
Featuring Linear’s unique six chamber frames to put the most thermally efficient windows within reach of Select customers.
Argon gas filled sealed unit with an Energyplus outer frame internally insulated within the multi chambers. 
OPTIWHITE LOW IRON GLASS OUTER PANE
This gives very high light transmission and increases solar gain, bringing free energy from the sun into the home. 
WARM EDGE SPACE BAR
Between the 2 glass sheets which is 22 times more efficient at preventing heat transfer around the edges of the sealed glass unit than Aluminium. 
PILKINGTON K GLASS S INNER PANE
The original hard coated, pyrolytic low-emissivity coated thermal glass which became the most well-known and trusted brand by householders. The coating reflects heat back into the room whilst letting in free heat from the sun, known as passive solar gain

TRIPLE GLAZED

A++21 PREMIER PLUS
36mm sealed unit
Argon gas filled sealed unit with an Energyplus outer frame internally insulated within the multi chambers. 
OUTER PANE
Optiwhite glass gives very high light transmission and increases solar gain bringing free energy from the sun into the home.
MIDDLE PANE
The original hard coated, pyrolytic low-emissivity coated thermal glass which became the most well-known and trusted brand by householders. The coating reflects heat back into the room whilst letting in free heat from the sun, known as passive solar gain.
INSIDE PANE
Low E high performance glass. This reflects the heat inside the home back into the home.