Category: Guides

Why should I use fire rated glass

You may have noticed that some windows and doors have special glass inside or you may be looking into the need for fire rated glass in your building project or business. There are a number of different things to look for when choosing the right glass and a fire rated glass supplier. Here we take… Read more »

What you should know before installing skylights

Roof glazing and skylights can be used to add more natural light to a room. This can provide many benefits to your home making it brighter and more pleasant. When choosing a skylight for an extension or for an existing room there are a number of things to consider. A professional skylight installer is essential… Read more »

How to make older homes more energy efficient

An older house or period property can exude a charm that can’t be found in a new build. While these older houses have lots of unique features that make them stand out they are not usually very energy efficient. Old style windows, doors and building materials used in older houses can cause the property to… Read more »

Aluminium doors for Drivers Foods Leicester

Aluminium doors

As one of the longest running family-owned companies in Leicester, Norman & Underwood is recognised for skilled craftsmanship and excellence. Drivers Foods Leicester also has a long established presence in the region and when it came to choosing the right commercial glazing in Leicester, they naturally called us. Drivers Pickles Leicester The Driver family has… Read more »

How to stop condensation on windows

Condensation on windows can appear for many reasons, it can sometimes lead you to think there is an issue or fault with your windows. This is not always the case and there are some things you can do in your daily routines that can help. Moisture and condensation can appear on glass and windows because… Read more »

Broken windows – what to do next

You come home or head to your business premises and find a smashed window, what do you do? Finding damage to your property can be distressing. Whether due to vandalism, burglary or another incident a broken window can feel like a big inconvenience. Here we detail the steps of what you will need to do…. Read more »

Energy efficient windows / glass

The windows and doors in your home can account for up to 10% heat loss. Windows with energy efficient glass can reduce this heat loss. Replacing old glazing with energy efficient windows can reduce your utility bills, keep your house warmer and reduce noise. Double and triple glazing Windows with double glazed panels use two… Read more »

Choosing the best design for replacement windows

If your home needs new windows or is under renovation, then you are about to be spoilt for choice. There is an extensive range of styles for you to choose from. You might be looking for a style that blends in with other homes nearby or maybe you are looking to make your home standout…. Read more »

Double glazing vs triple glazing

With up to 20 percent of the heat in your home being lost through your windows, it is no wonder that so many people are debating the pros and cons of triple glazing. Traditionally, triple glazing has been used in colder countries but many people in the UK are now also turning to triple glazing…. Read more »

How to measure a double glazed window

Note: This is only for a basic general guideline, Norman & Underwood Glazing would send out one of our fitters to fully measure and estimate prior to fitting. There are a number of reasons that you may be looking for a replacement double glazed window. The glass may be damaged or you may wish to… Read more »