A CLEAR WINNER
Create a calm and peaceful home environment with the new range of windows from Everest
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.
PEACE & HARMONY
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.
SAFE & SECURE
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.