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There are many ways you can improve the security of your home – and your starting point should be ensuring the strength of your windows and doors.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in incidents of domestic burglary where the intruder entered a dwelling, they gained entry through a door around 70% of the time and through a window around 30% of the time.

Therefore, double glazing, especially on ground floor windows, should be a priority.

Energy efficient glass is used in double glazing and triple glazing to help you reduce your heating bills – and improve your carbon footprint.

Most new builds will be fitted with energy efficient windows. And owners of older properties are advised to replace any single or old-style double-glazing with new, more efficient glass.

The principal difference between an orangery and conservatory is their construction.

Whereas a conservatory will typically have over 75% of its roof glazed, an orangery generally has less than 75%. Plus, over 50% of the wall area of a conservatory would also be glazed.

Both are popular with homeowners, but which you choose depends on the style of construction most suited to your requirements.

At Excellent Windows, all our windows, doors and conservatories are designed to British Security Standards and meet the criteria of the Official Police Security Initiative.

We only choose suppliers who provide first-class products and that includes the frames we use for our conservatories. Ultraframe offers the best, BSI approved, quality frames on the market, exceeding the latest industry standards.

That’s why we supply Ultraframe in a selection of colours and finishes, plus different options for configuration, frame style and glass.