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Ilkley Windows to donate £5 to The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund with every quotation

 

This June and July, Ilkley Windows will donate £5 to the charity “The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund” with every quotation given.

 

The charity raises money to create a fund that will provide assistance to hundreds of community rugby clubs and junior teams across the country to purchase defibrillators..

 

 

 

Tour De Yorkshire

 

This weekend saw the Tour De Yorkshire racing through the streets of Ilkley.

Hundreds of people lined the streets in Ilkley to watch the 3rd Annual Tour De Yorkshire, which raced past our showroom on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Bank Holiday Sale

 

As Spring Bank Holiday quickly approaches, we are happy to announce that we will be open all weekend including Monday.

 

We also will be holding a sale, with up to 30% off quotations on all our products, so if you are looking to revamp your property in time for Summer, this weekend might be the ideal time!

 

 

To claim your 30% off, just give us a call or pop in to our show room!

 

 

 

 

Tour De Yorkshire

 

At Ilkley Windows, we are so excited for the race, and would love it if you were to join us to celebrate! The race, which will arrive at Ilkley at around 12:45 on Sunday 30th April, will speed straight past Ilkley Windows as it travels into North Yorkshire.

 

Joining us on the day will be Yorkshire Cancer Research, who will be pitched in front of our store, helping to cheer on the athletes as they race by.

We will also be open as usual from 10am until 4pm, as well as holding a sale, with up to 30% off each quotation.

 

 

 

 

Secured by Design – Maximise your Home Security with our Solidor Range

 

While the style and the look of your main door is important, we at Ilkley Windows know that keeping your home and family safe and secure is always at the forefront of your mind when improving your property.

 

Statistics show that 73% of burglaries are through the door, so to ensure that our doors are as safe and secure as possible, we supply Solidor doors, which come with an Ultion locking system as standard, making them arguably the most secure composite door on the market.

 

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Surprise free Easter Gift

 

With Easter Weekend quickly approaching, I am happy to announce that we will be offering a surprise free Easter Gift with every quotation received this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.

 

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Step In To Spring With Your Conservatory

 

With the days becoming longer and the evenings becoming brighter, it is finally safe to say that spring is on its way.

One of the best ways to enjoy the new season is in your conservatory, as it is often the best room in the house for soaking up the sunshine and admiring the good weather. There are a number of ways you could do this, no matter how you usually use your space.

 

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Christmas Competition

 

With Christmas just around the corner, we are looking for your festive door and window pictures!! Upload them to your Twitter or Facebook page and tag us for the chance to win a bottle of Prosecco and a box of Chocolates.

 

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Upgrade your home in time for Christmas

 

You may think it is too early to talk about Christmas, but with the holiday season less than 80 days away, the opportunity to upgrade your home in time to welcome your loved ones for Mince Pies and Christmas Carols cannot be ignored.

 

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Energy Efficiency Explained

 

Energy efficiency has become an important factor when choosing windows and doors. However, the terminology can be confusing. From U Values to Windows Energy Ratings, here is our quick and easy guide to energy efficiency for windows and doors.

 

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The Residence Collection: R9, R7 & R2

 

We are proud installers of the Residence Collection, R9, R7 and R2 and have been for many years.

 

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Is it time to invest in new windows for your home?

 

Windows are part of the essential framework of any property. However worn-out windows will not only look bad, but could mean that you are using more energy than necessary and that the value of your home is negatively affected..

 

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Featured Product: Aluminium Windows

 

The high end look and feel of an aluminium window will add a touch of sophistication to any property and finish off your home beautifully due to its sleek looking design.

As well as being popular with new and self builds, aluminium windows are perfectly designed to maintain the traditional features of art deco, traditional or character properties. The strength and durability of the 100% recyclable aluminium, and the distinctly thinner sight lines, make these windows desirable for any home.

 

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Top 5 Solidors!

 

One of the industry’s leading doors, the Solidor is available in a wide range of designs and colour options, and is well known to be one of the safest and most secure doors on the market. Selling 4-5 Solidor’s each week ensures that we know which designs are the most popular. Here are our top 5…

 

 

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Ivory PVC Windows Now Available

 

As demand increases for non-white windows, we are now offering PVC windows in an Ivory through colour. We are one of the first retailers to offer the new colour, which was only launched late last month, and we are really excited by the opportunity it presents.

 

 

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Kömmerling PremiLine PRO Patio Door

 

Launched by Kömmerling, and carrying the Secured by Design tag, PremiLine PRO patio door takes your safety as its number one priority. PVCu patio doors in the past have failed to achieve the high standards of security, however Kömmerling’s PremiLine PRO has come to market with an enhanced security kit in order to match up to the strict security regulations.

 

 

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Energy Efficient Windows with Style: why compromise?

 

There’s no need to sacrifice style when choosing energy efficient replacement windows; a consideration even more important in a Conservation Area.

 

 

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Windows - whatever the weather

 

Most systems try to overcome the conductive property of aluminium by replacing a section of it with a more heat-friendly material, but the new system which we now proudly use – WarmCore – uses a different approach to ensure that your aluminium windows and doors are both as thermally efficient and aesthetically pleasing as possible.

 

 

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See the world through rose-tinted glass: Invest in a ‘garden room’ this summer

 

It’s finally happened; the clocks have gone forward and British summertime is officially upon us.

 

With the days now longer and brighter and – with any luck - months of sunshine ahead of us, now is really the time to invest in a ‘garden room’, which extends the home while simultaneously bringing the outdoors in.

 

 

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Why choose Distinction doors?


Both aesthetically pleasing and practical, a Distinction composite door ticks every box. Distinction Doors was the first company to bring this style of door to the UK market and thanks to the quality of the product they supply, they remain a market leader today. So what exactly are the benefits? Read on!

 

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Make mine a Residence 9!


The most important thing to know about Residence 9 windows is that they have been designed to replicate the 19th Century Flush Sash timber windows traditionally found in historic properties. That means that despite not actually being made of timber, their range of authentic designs and colours will enable you to replace your windows without losing the character, appearance and feel of your home. Crucially, because of their specific design to uphold the traditional features of historic buildings and high-quality build, many planning authorities now approve the use of Residence 9 in conservation areas and listed buildings to preserve the architectural merit of the area.

 

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Vertically unchallenged


We are proud to launch our new range of vertical sliders which, according to Spectus, are “something really special”. Unlike the original timber sashes, which are troublesome and require regular maintenance, the Spectus Vertical Slider has been designed to overcome the challenges of the authentic period window without compromising the authentic look and feel of it.

 

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How to care for your windows and doors after installation


You’ve just spent thousands of pounds on new windows and doors so it’s probably a good idea to get to grips with the following to ensure your investment remains a good one

 

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Keep your property protected with our market leading locks

WHY CHOOSE A SOLIDOR COMPOSITE DOOR?

At Ilkley Windows, providing market leading products is at the heart of what we do. Our locking systems will give you added security and peace of mind that your loved ones and possessions are safe and well protected

 

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Renovating your period property

WHY CHOOSE A SOLIDOR COMPOSITE DOOR?

Renovating a property can be a very time consuming experience, so firstly make sure you can dedicate a considerable amount of time to ensuring that any renovation work you are having done remains within your set timescales. You will also need to keep in regular contact with any builders and workmen you have contracted to carry out work and make sure that they have the materials they need to complete their work on time.

 

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WHY CHOOSE A SOLIDOR COMPOSITE DOOR?

WHY CHOOSE A SOLIDOR COMPOSITE DOOR?

With a huge selection of doors available, a variety of colours, materials and choice of security features, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed when making the important decision of which door to choose. Here at Ilkley Windows we are specialists in windows and doors and are equipped with the experience and knowledge to help you make the right choice in choosing your new door.
Manufactured in Britain and bursting with a multitude of features, unique colours and styles, it’s easy to see why the Solidor composite door is one of our favourite solid timber doors.

 

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TIPS FOR RENOVATING A PERIOD PROPERTY
TIPS FOR RENOVATING A PERIOD PROPERTY

Consider your time and budget Renovating a period property is going to be a labour of love, and labours of love usually take a fair amount of your time. We recommend that you set a time limit on renovation work based around when you want the house to be finished, from here you can start planning. In our experience, people without a timescale usually never finish!

 

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HOMEOWNERS LET IN MORE LIGHT WITH PATIO DOORS FROM ILKLEY WINDOWS

Homeowners Mr and Mrs Pollard have transformed their house and created a light, airy living space, thanks to Ilkley Windows. The couple, who live in a stone built house in Ilkley, had seen Ilkley Windows’ showroom on Leeds Road and decided to take a look at its French-style patio doors.

 

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CONSERVATORY WITH A VIEW THANKS TO ILKLEY WINDOWS

Ilkley couple Mr and Mrs Runton now have one of the best possible views of the Ilkley Moors, thanks to their new conservatory from Ilkley Windows. "Our home is in an excellent location, but we felt that we weren't making the most of the great views," said Mr Runton.

 

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EXPERIENCED WINDOW FITTER WANTED!

We are currently recruiting for experienced window installers to join our business.  You should be skilled in fitting PVC-u, timber and aluminium windows and ideally have experience in installing fascias, soffits and conservatories too.

 

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KRIS HOPKINS MP CELEBRATES ILKLEY WINDOWS' SHOWROOM REFURBISHMENT

Kris Hopkins, MP for Keighley and Ilkley, joined Ilkley Windows’ showroom manager Janine Roberts and customers to officially open the brand new conservatories and refurbished showroom last weekend.  Mr Hopkins MP was happy to show his support for a successful local business which has exciting plans for its future.

 

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ILKLEY WINDOWS REVEALS NEW CONSERVATORIES AND REFURBISHED SHOWROOM
 

Ilkley Windows, one of West Yorkshire’s longest established window and conservatory installation businesses, will officially open its brand new conservatories and refurbished showroom on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March.

 

Kris Hopkins, MP for Keighley and Ilkley, will be joining Ilkley Windows on 28th March at 1pm to officially open the refurbished showroom.

 

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ILKLEY WINDOWS' NEW SHOWROOM IS A SHOW-STOPPER!
 

Ilkley Windows has unveiled its brand new showroom, as part of a major investment in bringing the latest window, door and conservatory designs to customers.

 

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GET BOOKED IN FOR A SPRING FITTING!

 

So you've shivered through January and we're all hoping the snow will stay away and we'll see the signs of spring before too long. Now is the time to start planning for your new conservatory.

 

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MEET OUR NEW SALES MANAGER

 

John Gillott has been appointed as our Sales Manager. John, who lives in Harrogate, has over 30 years’ experience in the window industry. 

 

He will be responsible for driving forward our customer care philosophy as part of enhancing customer satisfaction.  You will find him most days in the showroom at Ilkley Windows and he will also be carrying out customer surveys in peoples’ homes and ensuring the whole installation process runs smoothly. 

 

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WHAT'S YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION?

 

Well it's that time of year when many people are making their New Year's Resolutions. Some are planning to get fit in 2015, others have set their sights on securing a new career in the year ahead, whilst for many it's their plan to finally get their house in order. The Christmas and New Year period is a great time for homeowners in the Yorkshire area to reflect and plan for the year ahead.

 

So here are five good reasons why your New Year's Resolution for 2015 should be to upgrade your home with Ilkley Windows.

 

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TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT WINDOWS AND DOORS FOR YOUR VICTORIAN TERRACE

 

Originally built to house industrial workers, terrace houses were hugely popular during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), especially in the former manufacturing and textile areas of Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.

 

Here are our top tips for upgrading the windows and doors of your Victorian terrace.

 

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LOOK FORWARD TO A COSIER WINTER WITH ILKLEY WINDOWS!

 

As the nights are drawing in, the mornings are feeling quite frosty and winter is definitely on its way. So there's no time like the present to make sure your house is in good repair before the cold weather sets in!

 

Here's our handy checklist of things to look out for as you prepare your home for winter!

 

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WINDOWS ADVICE - LIVING IN A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY?

 

When it comes to choosing new windows, you’ll want something that performs well, but also fits in with the aesthetics of the property and the surroundings. And with so many designs, materials and styles to choose from it can be difficult to know which window is best for your home.

 

At Ilkley Windows, we have 40 years’ experience helping customers to choose the right windows to ensure they achieve the perfect look for their property. We are experts at providing bespoke window solutions for all types of homes, everything from self builders to people renovating Victorian terraces, Georgian townhouses, through to 1960s semis.

                   

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COMPOSITE DOORS - THE STYLISH WAY TO PROTECT YOUR HOME AGAINST THE COLD THIS WINTER!

With summer fading into a distant memory, it’s time to face facts and admit that winter will soon be upon us. And there’s no better time than to take a good look at your doors and make sure they are in good working order to see you through the winter, before the cold weather sets in.                     


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FLAT ROOF REFURBISHMENT SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE AT ILKLEY WINDOWS!

Homeowners can now take advantage of an exciting new service from Ilkley Windows, one of Yorkshire’s longest established window and door retailers. The company has become an approved installer of Firestone Rubbercover™, the latest solution for refurbishing small residential flat roofs.


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REPLACE YOUR WINDOWS NOW AND LOOK FORWARD TO WINTER!

There’s an Autumnal feel in the air at the moment - it’s a clear sign that our summer days are coming to an end and winter will soon be upon us. Your winter could be made much more pleasant and comfortable by replacing your windows – one of the major factors that cause heat loss in a property.


Our latest blog discusses the benefits of upgrading your windows now, before the winter sets in.

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TOP TIPS WHEN BUYING A CONSERVATORY

 

We know that buying a conservatory is a big deal, so we’ve come up with some top tips to make the process easier!

 

  1. 1. Ask yourself, what do I plan to use my new conservatory for? Deciding on this will help you to pick the right size to suit your needs, and don’t forget to consider what shape you want too! If you want to be able to use the space for dining or entertaining, you should be considering a room at least 4m x3m.

 

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ILKLEY WINDOWS EXTENDS ITS OFFER TO INCLUDE HIGH QUALITY TIMBER WINDOWS

 

Ilkley Windows has partnered with high quality timber manufacturer Carey & Fox Windows, in order to extend its choice to customers.

 

The agreement will give Ilkley Windows’ customers access to one of the most exclusive ranges of timber windows on the market through the renowned Carey & Fox brand.

 

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LATEST ADDITION TO OUR WEBSITE - DESIGN A DOOR, WINDOW OR BI-FOLD!

We are always looking to improve our service to customers and to make it even easier for you to choose your perfect set of windows and doors.  You may have noticed when you click onto our website, one of the first images that flashes onto your screen is ‘Design your own windows and doors’.  Click onto this and it will take you through to our  ‘design your own window/door software’.  

 

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