This article was published on November 13, 2022
As we all know the cost of living and energy price rises are going to affect everyone, so we have written this blog to try and help give you some ideas on how to reduce your bills. Here are some ways to help in short term and the long term:
External insulation is a good idea if you live in a semi detached house or a detached house because your walls have more exposure to the elements and you can lose more heat through your walls. Attaching a layer of insulating material to your exterior walls and covering it with plasterwork or cladding can help improve efficiency. Did you know a quarter of heat is lost through the roof of your home? Loft insulation can reduce your bills substantially and will end up paying for itself after a few years. A cavity wall insulation is 2 layers of brickwork with a gap of air between them and provides thermal efficiency. The gap is filled with beads or a type of wool, this could save you around £150 a year which isn’t including loft insulation and double glazing.
When your windows are beyond repair new windows means top quality performance and more thermal efficiency than your previous windows. Our windows are manufactured with energy efficient glazing and high performance seals using our own ERW draught seal for slashing energy bills. All windows are made from thick insulated timber to ensure security and thermal efficiency to preserve heat.
Did you know timber has an average lifespan of 60 years if looked after properly whereas uPVC is around 35 years? This means timber is more cost effective in the long run.
Secondary glazing is installed discreetly into the frames of your windows to provide an extra layer of insulation which keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Our bespoke secondary glazing can reduce heat loss up to 65%, this makes a significant impact on the lowering of your energy bills. Another benefit is that our secondary glazing reduces noise levels up to 80% and slashes a building’s CO2 emissions. Double glazing is the best option but for heritage properties and those in conservation areas it may not be an option which is why secondary glazing is a great alternative.
With a new door you want to make sure you are getting the very best, our front doors are manufactured from thick insulated timber which delivers natural low U-value for outstanding thermal efficiency and a reduction in energy bills.
Investing in a new timber front door is a long term improvement to lowering energy bills and with the right care they can last for over 60 years if looked after properly whilst uPVC only last around 30 years.
Optimal home temperature:
According to energy suppliers such as British Gas and Ovo Energy the optimal temperature is around 18-22 degrees celsius, bearing in mind that people respond to heat differently and what may seem warm for some could seem icy cold to others. According to uswitch, you could save £60 a year by turning the temperature down 1 degree.
If you’d like to speak to a member of our team about investing in energy efficient, custom crafted timber windows and doors, contact us on 01642 456167 or email@example.com
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We are delighted with the product supplied. The leaded windows look really good and very much in character with the house and with the previous windows. The installation team have been very helpful and informative throughout and are a credit to your company. An excellent job and done exactly as per your contract program (which makes a nice change from some of the builders we have used in the past!). Thank you.
Mr & Mrs D, Stockton on Tees
ERW has been a major contributor in improving the physical appearance and energy conservation in our property which sits in the middle of Stokesley’s conservation area. In four phases of design and installation since early 2018 you have helped transform our property with complete distinction.
From assistance given to lodging planning applications with Hambleton District Council through advice on window design and final installation, I can give no higher praise than commending ERW on every aspect of installation.
I first visited your showroom and workshop in the Autumn of 2017 and was impressed with the factory tour afforded me by Kirsty Semark (Customer Service Supervisor). I was convinced that ERW could provide the solution to upgrading our ageing timber windows and appreciate the help and courtesy extended from you and all your staff – many of whom I have met during our four phases of installation.
The very recent installation of a new ‘Eton’ front door enhances the front elevation with perfection.
Please convey our sincere thanks to everyone involved with the workmanship, installation and administration.
Mr U, Stokesley
We just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that we are very happy with both our secondary glazing and the new double glazing that has very recently been fitted by ERW Joinery Ltd in our home. Despite having some reservations about the aesthetics and impact it would have on the ‘period’ of the house, we both think the windows look great. In addition to this we have already noticed that the house feels much warmer and also retains the heat for longer. I thought that the advice you gave us was excellent & the attention to detail from yourself and your workforce was so important in helping us decide about the best products. Could you also please pass on our thanks to the workforce who were professional, hardworking and above all craftsmen. We will certainly be happy to recommend your company to any of our friends who may be considering similar work.
Ms R, Darlington
The standard of quality of the work done is so good that I can only use one word to crown it – PERFECT! My wife and I hope you will continue to provide such an exemplary piece of work which will no doubt earn you more customers. We are happy to recommend you to everyone we know.
Dr S, Darlington
We're not able to carry out installations in your postcode area, however, we can still design and create your door, and you can liaise with a local fitter in your area to install it.