Cre­ate a calm and peace­ful home en­vi­ron­ment with the new range of win­dows from Ever­est

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our homes are im­por­tant to us, wher­ever we live, and, as we are more of­ten choos­ing to im­prove our prop­er­ties rather than move, they are usu­ally our most valu­able as­set, too. In­creas­ingly, we are in­vest­ing time and money in trans­form­ing them into re­lax­ing sanc­tu­ar­ies. To cre­ate a sense of calm, we need to feel se­cure and com­fort­able, be in an en­vi­ron­ment that suits us and re­flects our pre­ferred style, and be free from in­tru­sive noise – whether from traf­fic or neigh­bours.

An ef­fec­tive way of re­duc­ing noise dis­tur­bance, as well as im­prov­ing a prop­erty’s se­cu­rity and in­su­la­tion, is by re­plac­ing the win­dows. As well as cre­at­ing a peace­ful at­mos­phere, a new set of win­dows could up­date your home’s ap­pear­ance, with a fresh colour or style. Not only will this give a dif­fer­ent look, but it could also breathe new life in, by open­ing up rooms to let in more light, for in­stance. And if you are think­ing about mak­ing th­ese changes, it’s im­per­a­tive to choose the right com­pany to get the best re­sults.

When it comes to glaz­ing, the name that al­ways springs to mind is Ever­est. As the brand leader in mak­ing and fit­ting top-qual­ity win­dows and doors for more than 50 years, Ever­est knows what works in all kinds of prop­er­ties and rooms, from cot­tages and apart­ments to con­ser­va­to­ries and or­angeries. And you can choose from its wide se­lec­tion of UPVC, alu­minium and tim­ber prod­ucts, cus­tom made and fit­ted to the ex­act mil­lime­tre here in Bri­tain.


To en­sure your sur­round­ings are warm and quiet all year round – thereby low­er­ing stress lev­els and in­creas­ing feel­ings of well­be­ing – take a look at the range of glaz­ing so­lu­tions on of­fer from Ever­est. What­ever your re­quire­ments in the dif­fer­ent ar­eas of your home, there are plenty of op­tions to choose from. De­pend­ing on which side your prop­erty faces, one side might be cooler than the oth­ers, so triple-glazed win­dows would be ideal here to help re­tain heat. Dou­ble glaz­ing would work bet­ter on a sunny side to max­imise so­lar gain, keep en­ergy in and help to re­duce heat­ing bills. If your house looks out onto a busy road, but is south-fac­ing, ther­mal ef­fi­ciency may not be as es­sen­tial but you might re­quire su­pe­rior noise-re­duc­tion qual­i­ties.

Ever­est has launched a new Acous­tic win­dow range, which will keep noise where it be­longs – on the out­side. Us­ing lam­i­nated acous­tic glass, which has a spe­cial poly­mer layer be­tween two glass panes to pro­vide ex­cep­tional sound­proof­ing, this win­dow has been ap­proved by Quiet Mark, an award pro­gramme that en­cour­ages com­pa­nies to pri­ori­tise noise re­duc­tion in ev­ery­day ap­pli­ances. By in­clud­ing win­dows from this range in your home, noise could be re­duced by up to 40db, when com­pared to a stan­dard dou­ble-glazed win­dow – it is the equiv­a­lent of mov­ing a road that is 20 me­tres away to 80 me­tres away. If sleep dis­tur­bance is a reg­u­lar oc­cur­rence for you, this could be the so­lu­tion to help you en­joy a peace­ful night.

Once Ever­est win­dows are fit­ted, you can be as­sured that their per­for­mance is guar­an­teed, with a life­time prom­ise that you won’t see con­den­sa­tion be­tween the panes.

The muted tones of the new de­signs work well with nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als and will com­ple­ment your home beau­ti­fully


Along­side more tra­di­tional and bev­elled frame op­tions, Ever­est’s lat­est Flush Case­ment de­signs for win­dows and doors are ideal if you want a stream­lined look. Th­ese new win­dows, in a range of colours, suit tra­di­tional prop­er­ties or can give a her­itage feel to a more con­tem­po­rary home. New colours in the range in­clude Smooth An­thracite and Grey Cedar, in ad­di­tion to the soft Cream Wood­grain, Olive Grey and Chartwell Green, which suit a coun­try style per­fectly, as well as work­ing beau­ti­fully with nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als and blend­ing in with the sur­round­ings. All Flush Case­ment win­dows fea­ture Smooth-weld tech­nol­ogy, which pro­vides near-in­vis­i­ble cor­ner joints, thus giv­ing the win­dows a seam­less flat ap­pear­ance.

“This new range of win­dows can cre­ate a com­pletely dif­fer­ent feel for your home,” says Ever­est’s Jill Mclin­tock. “They will also match with mod­ern alu­minium bi­fold doors, so you won’t have to fit alu­minium win­dow frames, which are more ex­pen­sive.”

To make sure your home’s in­te­rior is as stylish as the out­side, for an au­then­tic pe­riod feel or if you live in a con­ser­va­tion area, Ge­or­gian bars (pic­tured right) can ei­ther sit be­tween the glass panes, for easy clean­ing, or ex­ter­nally – or you can cus­tomise win­dows with dec­o­ra­tive or leaded glass. You can also choose from three styles of han­dles – clas­sic, mon­key tail (top left) or teardrop.

Sash win­dows help to main­tain the el­e­gance of a pe­riod prop­erty. To­day’s UPVC ver­sions are easy to clean and main­tain, and, with stylish wood­grain fin­ishes avail­able, they look as good as tra­di­tional tim­ber sash win­dows.


It’s also well worth know­ing that Ever­est’s prod­ucts are con­tin­u­ously tested to the lat­est stan­dards, as well as be­ing put through a num­ber of par­tic­u­lar checks that high­light their ther­mal ef­fi­ciency, strength and safety. And when it comes to se­cu­rity, it’s even more vi­tal that we know we’re pro­tected with the very best there is on of­fer.

Ever­est’s lam­i­nated glaz­ing is the ideal so­lu­tion to en­sure com­plete peace of mind. It con­sists of two panes of 3mm glass that are sand­wiched to­gether with a thin in­ter­layer of Polyvinyl Bu­tyral (PVB), which acts like glue to hold the glass to­gether. This means that it would be in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult, if not im­pos­si­ble, to break, so you can be con­fi­dent that your home is fully safe­guarded.

Each win­dow is de­signed with safety in mind, fea­tur­ing the rev­o­lu­tion­ary Grablock mech­a­nism, avail­able on all Ever­est Ex­clu­sives win­dows. All win­dows are tested to PAS24 se­cu­rity stan­dards and both Grablock and Flush Case­ment win­dows are also Se­cured by De­sign Ap­proved, a po­lice ini­tia­tive to pre­vent crime with phys­i­cal se­cu­rity.

So for beau­ti­ful win­dows that bring a sense of style, se­cu­rity and seren­ity to your home, you can guar­an­tee that choos­ing Ever­est will be the right choice for a life­time.

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