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Bracknell Home Improvement: Upgrading Doors and Windows

This Bracknell home underwent a beautiful transformation with the installation of two stylish blue composite front doors, elegant white French doors, and eight modern uPVC casement windows. Let’s explore the design choices and the homeowner’s goals behind this project.

A detached house with new windows and doors. 2 composite front doors in blue and upvc casement windows. Installed by three counties

The Brief and the Client’s Goals

Our customer embarked on this project with two key goals in mind:

  1. Enhanced Security and Energy Efficiency:
    Their existing windows and doors, over 20 years old, lacked the security features and energy efficiency of modern alternatives. Upgrading to composite doors and uPVC windows offered significant improvements in both areas.
  2. A Fresh, Modern Look:
    The outdated style of the doors and windows no longer matched the customer’s vision for their home. They desired a fresh look that complemented the overall design.

Products Used

Blue Composite Front Doors

The property’s main entrance has a porch with an inner and an outer door, for which two stylish blue Doorstop composite front doors. The outer door boasts a large vertical window panel, allowing natural light to flow into the porch while maintaining privacy. The inner door features a solid design for additional security and insulation. These doors offer a winning combination of safety, durability, and aesthetics, making them a great choice for modern homes.

Here’s a breakdown of the key features of these composite front doors:

  • Enhanced Security:
    Made with a robust core and high-security locking mechanisms, these doors provide exceptional protection against forced entry, giving the homeowner peace of mind
  • Exceptional Durability:
    Our composite doors are known for their weather resistance and low maintenance requirements. These front doors will maintain their look for years to come
  • Stylish Appeal:
    The rich blue colour looks great and works well with the property’s brickwork, and it’s in keeping with the overall aesthetic look of the house

French Doors and uPVC Panel Door

To the back of the house, we installed French doors and a matching uPVC panel door, replacing the outdated ones. This upgrade significantly enhances the security and energy efficiency of the property.

The key benefits of the new Frech doors are:

  • Enhanced Security:
    Both the French doors and uPVC panel door are equipped with high-security locking mechanisms, providing excellent protection against intruders
  • Improved Energy Efficiency:
    With excellent thermal insulation properties, these doors help to retain heat in the winter and cool air in the summer, leading to reduced energy consumption and lower utility bills

uPVC Casement Windows

Completing the home’s transformation are eight modern Duraflex uPVC casement windows. These high-quality windows offer a significant upgrade in several key areas:

  • Enhanced Security:
    Duraflex casement windows comply with security standards, incorporating features like multi-point locking for improved protection against intruders
  • Energy Efficiency:
    They boast excellent thermal insulation properties, to help maintain the desired temperature indoors. This translates to lower energy bills and a more comfortable living environment
  • Good Ventilation:
    They include vents to help with ventilation and improve air circulation throughout the home
  • Low Maintenance:
    uPVC is known for its durability and low maintenance requirements. These windows will maintain their look and performance for years to come

Unique Challenges and Bespoke Solutions

Balancing Light and Privacy

This project presented a unique challenge, as the customer has a dedicated cinema and memorabilia room that requires a light-controlled environment. Due to this, they were looking to maximise the natural light in some rooms while maintaining darkness in others.

Bespoke Solution

To achieve the balance, we incorporated a unique solid blue side panel in the main entrance doors. This stylish element complements the overall design while preventing light from entering the cinema room. Additionally, large clear glass panels were used in the windows throughout the house to maximise natural light in other areas.

Streamlined Project Timeline

Our customer appointed Three Counties as their trusted installer in mid-July. To ensure a smooth process, we conducted a comprehensive survey of the property within the same week. This allowed us to plan the project efficiently and begin installation in September.

The End Result

A Home Transformed: Style, Security & Efficiency

The installation of the stunning blue composite front doors with a unique solid side panel, elegant French doors, and eight modern uPVC casement windows has achieved an impressive transformation for this Bracknell home. This project not only enhances the property’s aesthetics, it also fulfils the homeowner’s key goals. The result is:

  • Enhanced Security:
    High-security locking mechanisms and robust materials provide peace of mind and increased protection throughout the home
  • Improved Energy Efficiency:
    Superior thermal insulation properties in the doors and windows contribute to lower energy bills and a more comfortable living environment
  • Increased Natural Light:
    Large clear glass panels in the windows bathe the desired areas of the home in natural light, creating a brighter and more inviting atmosphere

Our meticulous attention to detail ensured a seamless integration of each element, complementing the overall design and adding both style and functionality to the property.

Watch the installation of the month in our video below for more images.

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David Bryant
David Bryant
Very happy with our new door . The support team kept us up to date on everything and the guys on the installation team were early , friendly and professional. Great value all round
Kate Hulbert
Kate Hulbert
Was looking for a new front door, to replace our tragically 80's monstrosity. The Three Counties website was great as i could see and design the door i wanted and then get a quote for it. The sales team was really quick to respond, and not at all pushy. A survey was easily arranged, to confirm sizes etc and the installer turned up precisely on time, was super friendly, efficient, neat and very tidy. Whole process took about 4 weeks, beginning to end, and I now have the door of my dreams! The only downside is my neighbors keep pestering me for details of who did the job. No hesitation in recommending Three Counties.
Nikki Wade
Nikki Wade
I'm very happy with my new conservatory - Mark and David did a brilliant job of the build and resolved any issues I had to make sure everything was finished to a really high standard.
Dominic Blood
Dominic Blood
This is the second time I have used Three Counties , a few years later and in a different house this time. It’s great to see the quality of the windows and workmanship have remained 5*. A stress free installation from start to finish, all windows installed have transformed how our 70s style house looks and now no worries of mould as a result of the old timber framed windows. The Installers who completed our job were amazing, and I mean amazing! Hard working, extremely skilful at their trade, polite and very tidy. Each day when they left they hovered up and left the place in the best condition they could. The whole process from the initial quote , measurements and dealing with the office team before and after the installation has been a true pleasure , if only all businesses were as efficient as this. Highly recommended for anyone considering new windows or any other products they provide and I won’t hesitate to use them again. Thank you Three counties!
Kim Stevens
Kim Stevens
I shopped around and three counties came in at the most reasonably priced, and I used the buy now pay later option. Really happy with my new door and window, which were both fitted in one afternoon. The customer service was very good throughout and everything went smoothly.
I had some windows fitted a few years ago and have recently had a problem with one of the locking mechanism failing. I called 3 Counties, who had a base call out charge, where a lovely lady took my details, refered to my file and we agreed a date when the fitter would come out and inspect the issue. Paul arrived bang on time and was very helpful. He checked the window, confirmsd the issue and promptly fixed it there and then with a replacement part he had on board his van. He was polite and knowledgable. Very efficient. Thank you 3 Counties.
samie dowling
samie dowling
I had new windows fitted and they look amazing, make such a difference. House is much warmer and soundproof! Staff were very professional, done the job so quickly and cleaned up after. Would definitely recommend.
Ywain Martin
Ywain Martin
Excellent service throughout the process. Very happy
Victoria Stone
Victoria Stone
Very happy with our new windows. Fitters were respectful and tidy. From start to finish. Thanks again.