Double Glazing Braintree

Would Your Braintree Property Benefit From Double Glazing?

Welcome to Oakland Home Improvements. Braintree’s local family ran double glazing company. We have over thirty years of experience in fitting the highest quality double glazing in Braintree and the surrounding areas. Throughout the years, the quality of our work has given us a respectable reputation as expert double glazing installers in, Essex. Why? Because Oakland Home Improvements fit double glazing to the very highest standard to both Residential and Commercial properties.


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Unlike a lot of other double glazing engineers, Oakland offer a full service. When needed, we give expert advice and a technical survey before installation. In short, Oakland offer double glazing in uPVC, Aluminium and Timber Windows. We also fit our double glazing to made to measure, bespoke conservatories.
Questions are. What are the benefits of double glazing? Can double glazing save you money? How does Double Glazing work?

Double Glazing; Benefits and Cash

Let’s tackle the first two questions now, as one. One of the major benefits of investing in double glazing is the money you will save on your energy bills. According to an in depth case study carried out by Energy Saving Trust, every type of property benefits from Double Glazing.
For this article, let’s take A rated Energy Efficient Windows. Again, going by the data available on the Energy Saving Trust’s website. Data taken from properties where all windows have been upgraded to double glazing.

Detached Property: £120 – £160
Semi Detached: £85 – £110
Mid Terrace: £65 – £90
Bungalow: £55 – £75
Flat: £40 – £60

These savings are based on typical gas-heated homes, taken from Energy Saving 

It goes without saying that all Windows, Double Glazing and single pane, will not retain 100% of their energy. However, these figures perfectly illustrate just how much money energy efficient double glazing can save you. As it stands, highest level of savings is £160, the price of your car insurance? And the lowest, £40, the price of a meal for two? But we can take this further, considering that we back the Eurocell ten year guarantee.

Now the picture starts to change. Highest level of savings is £1,600, the price of a very respectable all inclusive holiday. The lowest savings is still a massive £400, the cost of a brand new television.

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Further Benefits Of Double Glazing

Double glazing decreases the size of your carbon footprint, something we should all be pushing to do. For example, our uPVC double glazing is 100% recyclable. So, in many, many years time when your uPVC double glazing is removed and replaced. You can rest assure that the materials used to create your uPVC window can and will be melted down and be used again.

Fed up with the loud noise of the outside world? Double glazing insulates your house acoustically. Minimising unwanted noise that pollutes your home, keeping the disrupting noises of car horns and general clatter outside. Oakland Home Improvements only install the highest quality Double Glazing.

Now the big one, how does Double Glazing work?

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How Does Double Glazing Work?

In essence, the technology behind double glazing is fairly simplistic. Essentially, the two panes of glass trap a wall of air between them. The gap is too narrow for the air to circulate, so instead it forms a thermal barrier. The thermal barrier stops cold air from entering your home. It also heavily reduces warm air from leaving your property, hence the term thermal barrier.

Online Quote For Double Glazing

Is 2016 the year that invest in energy efficient double glazing? Oakland Home Improvements offer a free and easy to use online quote engine. Discover, with ease, how little it would cost you to upgrade to energy efficient double glazing that saves you money.

Or, if you’d prefer, why not call us directly? Our in house team of friendly professionals are more than happy to discuss the benefits of double glazing with you and, if you’d like, give you a quote over the phone.

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Why should you invest in Double Glazing this Winter? And, when there are so many Double Glazing installers, why should you pick Oakland Home Improvements to carry out the renovations? Investing in Double Glazing will reduce your expensive monthly energy bills, and give your home greater energy efficiency. Add value to your property this Winter by installing Double Glazing. Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Oakland Home Improvements, Essex’s local Double Glazing Installers. We pride ourselves in having over thirty years experience in the competitive Double Glazing industry. We are a family business, based in Ongar, near Chelmsford.

The team at Oakland offer expert advice and professional installation service on a diverse range of Double Glazing products. We install Double Glazing products to the highest standard, we offer a full service (when needed) including expert advice, surveying, and installation.


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Energy Efficient Double Glazing

Hypothetically, if you invest in Double Glazing this winter, your expensive energy bills will decrease. It’s that simple. But, how does Double Glazing save you money on your heating bills? And, how much can you look to save?

Did you know that you lose between 10% and 20% of your total energy loss per month through inefficient Windows and Doors? That can rack up to be a hefty sum of money over a long, cold, bitter winter.

Double Glazing works by trapping a layer of air between two panes of glass. The space between the glass isn’t big enough for the air to circulate, so it doesn’t. Instead it acts as a thermal barrier, preventing cold air from seeping through and stopping your expensive heating from leaving your Essex home.

Our Double Glazing products are installed by our in house team of professionals. With over thirty years of experience serving the local community we are certain that you will be totally  satisfied. We promise minimal disturbance whilst the work is carried out. We clean up after ourselves, leaving your Essex home exactly as we found it – Asides from brand spanking new, energy efficient Double Glazing!

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Double Glazing That’s Easily Maintained

Once installed, our Double Glazing units require little to no maintenance at all. To keep your Double Glazing in pristine condition, Oakland recommend washing the uPVC frame with hot soapy water once a month or so. That’s all you have to do.

Your brand new Double Glazing Windows will never need painting. What’s more, the uPVC frames are scratch resistant. All working mechanisms of the uPVC Window are cleverly built into the frame. This intelligent design benefits your new uPVC window in a couple of ways.

Firstly, encasing the hinges and locks within the frame keeps them out the way of harmful and corrosive weather conditions. The second reason, safety. Building the locks and hinges into the frame protects children from trapping their fingers within the mechanisms. It also makes it a lot harder for anybody to gain entry from the outside.

Working with Eurocell

When you choose Oakland Home Improvements to install your Double Glazing, you choose to work with one of the most trusted names in the industry, Eurocell. Eurocell are market leaders of uPVC products, based right here in the UK.

Since 1974, Eurocell have invested in developing uPVC frames that meet the strict demands of architects, specifiers, fabricators and installers. Our uPVC frames also benefit home owners, by boosting their properties energy efficiency.

Eurocell’s headquarters are based in Derbyshire. They boast a huge, purpose-built eighty thousand sq ft extrusion and tool-making facility. Just to give you an idea of the scale of Eurocell’s manufacturing demand, they have a 260,000 sq ft area, dedicated to stock holding.

By choosing Oakland, you choose to work with Eurocell. A company with other forty two years experience in building, designing and manufacturing the best uPVC frame available.

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Secure Double Glazing

As professional installation engineers, we have a responsibility in committing ourselves to your security. So, what measures do we take to ensure that your uPVC windows remain resilient when faced with a possible break in?

For starters, internal beading. All of our Double Glazing windows are internally beaded, making it near on impossible for would be intruders to remove the glass from the outside.

What’s more, our hook shaped locks are embedded within the frame. Placing our secure locking systems within the uPVC frame makes it a lot harder for people to tamper with them. So long as the window is shut, the lock cannot be reached.

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Free Online Quote

Considering Double Glazing for 2016? Or simply interested in how much upgrading to energy efficient Double Glazing will cost you? Here at Oakland, we have a free and easy to use online quote engine. Simply follow the link and fill out your details to  start your free no obligation quote.

Or, if you’d prefer, why not give one of our friendly team members a call? We are only too happy to talk Double Glazing with you. Our knowledgeable staff will discuss what’s best for you, then suggest products that may be of interest. What’s more we can talk you through our installation process and give you an estimated time of completion if you choose to have the work carried out.