Orangeries were originally places where orange trees would be grown. Nowadays, theyâre the most glamorous alternative to the conservatory, offering the perfect blend between a traditional home extension and a conservatory. In contrast to the conservatory, which uses a higher proportion of glass, the orangery includes a large amount of brickwork, perfect for when you want an extension that looks and feels like it has always been a part of your home.
Thereâs no doubt about it â colour matters. Itâs as much part of your windows and doors as the glass and the frame. Colour can change everything: it can be bold and forceful, or subtle and elegant. It can shout or whisper. It can blend in or stand out. Colourâs an expression of you and what you want your home to be.
Our range includes finishes that are timeless or traditional, beautiful woodgrain effects, accent colours and on-trend shades. Pick something to enhance your homeâs building materials or to suit the countryside where you live. Choose a different finish for indoors and outdoors. Communicate with colour and show off the real beauty of your home.
Itâs important that locks, handles and hinges â even frames and glazing â do their job and protect you and your family. All Swish windows and doors conform to PAS 24: 2012 which covers enhanced security performance requirements for doors and windows in the UK. Look out for features like multi-point locking and egress hinges which allow a window to open to 90° for emergency escape.
You may want to consider products that have Secured By Design accreditation â this is an Association of Chief Police Officersâ initiative that aims to design out opportunities for crime. These products have extra security features built in and are available from some of our Excellence as Standard installers.
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All of our window and door profiles are covered by a ten year guarantee against manufacturing defects. Your installer will offer a guarantee on the installation. Make sure that this guarantee is âinsurance-backedâ and offered by a DTI approved insurer. This means that if the installer goes out of business â for any reason â you are still covered.
Most guarantees will cover defects in materials and workmanship, but always check the small print. If there is anything youâre not happy with, check it out before you sign on any dotted lines.