Your questions answered…
QIs it expensive to install patio doors? This depends on the type of doors you want, and whether they are a new addition or a replacement. You can buy reasonably priced patio doors with all the fittings (including double glazing) from shops such as B&Q and Wickes, but installing them professionally will add to the cost, especially if the doors are being fitted for the first time, which may involve some building work. Make sure you shop around and get a range of quotes in order to find the best deal for your budget.
QWhat types of doors are available? There are various different designs, such as bifold, sliding and folding, which will all suit different types and sizes of space. Make sure to measure the area and existing doors before shopping around, as this will affect the style and price available.
QIf I live in a period property, can I get ones to match the style of house? Traditionally, French windows have been used to update period properties. These
help to maintain the look and feel of the house and, if budget allows, can be made to order from companies such as The Sash Window Workshop (sashwindow.com). Recently, bifold doors have become popular in older homes as they allow more light in. For complementary designs, try Origin’s Heritage range (origin-global.com). Just avoid white PVC if possible, as this will stand out against an old building.
QWhen should I replace my windows? Firstly you need to think about how easy your windows are to use and whether they need to be repaired frequently. Is there often a build-up of condensation, or are there signs of rot? If these are factors,