Windows & Doors


Making your doors, windows and conservatory more energy efficient will reduce your energy bills and lower your carbon footprint. Find out how to reduce the amount of heat lost and how to find a reputable installer.

Energy efficient glazing covers both double and triple glazing. These are windows with two or more glass panes in a sealed unit. You can also improve the energy efficiency of your home by installing secondary glazing, or even by using heavy curtains. Having energy efficient windows could help to reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills.

Most people have double or triple glazing fitted by a professional. Competent DIYers can fit some secondary glazing systems, but a professional should carry out removing old windows and installing new ones.


Like any most parts of the home, doors can be insulated and draught proofed to prevent heat escaping. Building regulations state that to install  a new door requires the approval from the relevant buildings control body, and new external doors now generally come with insulation to reduce heat loss and comply with regulations.

A new external door fitted correctly should include an effective draught-proofing system.