Once a site for war and politics, Cardiff Castle now hosts more peaceful events. It is the home of the City Hall and law courts. It also hosts musical performances and festivals.
South Wales Police says opportunist offenders are more likely to smash car windows to see what is inside rather than to steal visible items. It urges residents to keep their cars secured.
Double Glazed Windows
Double glazed windows use two panes of glass and a space between them that is filled with an insulating gas such as argon. This increases the thermal efficiency of your home by reducing heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.
They are also effective at limiting the amount of sunlight that enters the home, which can cause damage to furnishings such as furniture and carpets. The reduced UV rays can also protect paintings and other valuables.
While they do tend to cost more than single glazed uPVC windows the energy savings that you can make in the long term will often offset this initial investment. They are also modern looking and may not be suitable for older homes as they can clash with the style of the property.
Sash windows are the classic choice for those seeking a traditional look. These beautiful units are the perfect fit for heritage or conservation areas, and give buildings an air of longevity and sophistication.
There are many different types of sash window, including double-hung, which have two movable sashes that can be opened from either the top or bottom. They are often cranked open or closed by a cord running through the frame on a pulley system that balances the weight of the sash.
The frames of sash windows can be made from uPVC, which is a painted plastic that mimics wood. There are also stronger aluminium frames that offer a high level of security and durability. Alternatively, Accoya timber – which is grown from sustainable sources and treated to be resistant to changes in humidity – offers a long service life and good energy efficiency.
Unlike sash windows, casement windows open outward from a hinge at the side, often held by a casement stay. They are also known as awning windows and provide excellent ventilation for upper floors of your home.
They are easy to clean as you can simply turn them around with the hand crank. They are an excellent choice for areas that are hard to reach or where a sash window would pose a risk of letting in debris from outside such as above kitchen sinks.
Made with uPVC, these high-performance windows are easy to maintain and can improve your Rumney property’s energy performance. They boast a modern appearance that easily matches traditional timber profiles and can add to your property’s market value. Choose from a wide range of colours, glazing and hardware options.
Bay windows are a style of window that protrudes from the home. They’re typically made up of a center picture window with angled operable windows on either side. The angled windows can be casement or double-hung windows.
They’re a great way to add light and space to a room and can be used as a focal point. They’re also a popular choice for living rooms and breakfast nooks.
Bay and bow windows let light stream into the home from multiple angles, creating a bright and airy ambiance. They can also help reduce energy bills, allowing natural light to warm the house in winter and keep it cool in summer. Falcon’s uPVC bay windows are available in a range of styles and configurations. Our experts can create custom new or replacement bay windows that are a perfect fit for your home in Cardiff. windows cardiff