How to cool your home – heat-beating tips for Londoners

As we begin to edge ever closer into the summer, most people might want to consider how to best cool their London home on the rare chance that the sun does make itself known. Becoming too hot can lead to frustration, headaches, and even serious health problems. For these reasons and many others, it’s just as important to cool your home in summer as it is staying warm in winter.

Thankfully we’ve put together some of the best humidity-beating methods Londoners can take to stay cool and healthy. Even better, all these can be achieved without the use of artificial air-conditioning.

Open up windows and doors

First and foremost, the outside breeze should be your best friend when the sun starts scorching. Don’t be afraid to ever so slightly open your windows to let it roll in. This is particularly easy if you have tilt & turn windows… More

What are composite doors – The comprehensive guide

Whether you’re a homeowner residing in a contemporary housing development or a classical rural cottage, you may have found yourself asking the question ‘What are composite doors?’ when seeking a new front entrance replacement. This style of door is one that’s making itself known more and more in today’s market, holding a lot of benefits that vastly improve upon old timber doors and some current uPVC doors.

Because of this, we at Albion Windows thought we’d take the time to set the record straight for those still not in the know about composite doors. Separating the fact from the fiction, here’s our comprehensive guide to what to expect from composite doors in the 21st century!

What are composite doors?

Composite doors take their name from the fact that they aren’t engineered using uPVC or timber, but rather a mixture or ‘composite’ of different materials. This allows them to benefit… More

5 Reasons Why You Need Origin Aluminium Over uPVC

Origin aluminium windows and doors are fast becoming the go-to option for many of our customers when renovating their home. But, for many, there remains some doubt over whether such a product can justify its price in comparison to uPVC.

Here are our top 5 reasons why Origin aluminium products are well worth the money:


When it comes down to the design of your home, it’s the subtleties that can make all the difference. A well-designed door, in a quality material, can bring everything together in ways you never realised they could and there really is no better material than aluminium for doing so.

Sleek, modern, low maintenance, highly customisable and available in a huge number of colours and wood-style finishes. If you can envisage it, it can probably be created, and doesn’t your home deserve that?


Low-quality windows and doors can make your home a prime… More