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Altus windows news update

This article was added on Monday 13 March 2017

Just a bit of an update on our whereabouts.

 

Conservatories are proving to be really popular at present with people extending and adding to their properties instead of moving house.

We are still fitting many front and back doors too, mainly Composite and Rockdoors.

Anthracite Grey is hugely popular at present as is Black and Chartwell Green however we do offer a wide choice of colours and even fitted a bright yellow front door and a rasberry pink cottage style last month that both looked really striking.

If you are unable to find the appropriate colour on the website then please do ask as we can normally manage to accomodate you.

Something we do offer which people seem to like is the number of your property etched into the glass.

It can either be at the side of the door or above the door if you have a panel. There are some examples of this on our facebook page too.

The majority of our work is still fitting lovely new windows.  There is much more variety now than there used to be with colours, glass patterns and fancy handles etc so people can be more creative with their properties and ideas.

There is a lot of positive feedback and reviews on our facebook page as customers seem to find it easier to comment there. So if you would like a bit more information about us then please check out our page.

 

 

By Gareth Oliver  |  Added on Monday 13 March 2017  |  Permalink

Altus windows news update

This article was added on Monday 13 March 2017

Just a bit of an update on our whereabouts.

 

Conservatories are proving to be really popular at present with people extending and adding to their properties instead of moving house.

We are still fitting many front and back doors too, mainly Composite and Rockdoors.

Anthracite Grey is hugely popular at present as is Black and Chartwell Green however we do offer a wide choice of colours and even fitted a bright yellow front door and a rasberry pink cottage style last month that both looked really striking.

If you are unable to find the appropriate colour on the website then please do ask as we can normally manage to accomodate you.

Something we do offer which people seem to like is the number of your property etched into the glass.

It can either be at the side of the door or above the door if you have a panel. There are some examples of this on our facebook page too.

The majority of our work is still fitting lovely new windows.  There is much more variety now than there used to be with colours, glass patterns and fancy handles etc so people can be more creative with their properties and ideas.

There is a lot of positive feedback and reviews on our facebook page as customers seem to find it easier to comment there. So if you would like a bit more information about us then please check out our page.

 

 

By Gareth Oliver  |  Added on Monday 13 March 2017  |  Permalink

Seal Service

This article was added on Wednesday 28 September 2016

Seal Service are the company we use to provide our  UPVC ansillary supplys.

We purchase all of our fascia, sofit, guttering and UPVC window trims from Seal Service.

They also provide us with our soudel silicone, windsor wall fittings and spax.

We only use top quality branded products at all times.

By Gareth Oliver  |  Added on Wednesday 28 September 2016  |  Permalink

Sapphire Glass

This article was added on Tuesday 20 September 2016

All of our glass units are manufactured locally by Sapphire Glass on the Harrowbrook Industrial Estate in Hinckley.

We use a variety of high specification glazing products to ensure a beautiful finish for years to come.

By Gareth Oliver  |  Added on Tuesday 20 September 2016  |  Permalink

Remember our job in Nuneaton? Well here is the finished house. What a transformation!!

This article was added on Saturday 31 October 2015

Photo: Remember our job in Nuneaton? Well here is the finished house. What a transformation!!


We completly changed the entire look of this house in Nuneaton. All windows, doors, soffits, fascias and guttering done by Altus.

The rendering was done by one of our trusted tradesmen who work on our projects with us.  Think you'll agree the work here has changed the look of the house totally.

 

By Gareth Oliver  |  Added on Saturday 31 October 2015  |  Permalink

This week we are doing some Fascias in Oakham

This article was added on Tuesday 01 September 2015

Photo: This week we are doing some Fascias in Oakham

This week we are replacing soffits and fascias on a property in Oakham. Thought we would take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about fascias and soffits.

Here at Altus we provide a full replacement service for soffits, fascias, bargeboards and guttering. if you are interested in this service please take a look at our fascias tab on the website or the fascias album on our facebook site.

We also have a guide to installation and product information relating to fsacis and soffits. Please contact us if you would like to receive a copy.

By Gareth Oliver  |  Added on Tuesday 01 September 2015  |  Permalink

How Altus can help you reduce your carbon footprint

This article was added on Tuesday 18 August 2015

Photo: How Altus can help you reduce your carbon footprint

Altus fit energy saving windows .. helping to reduce your carbon footprint

 

Altus supply and install windoes that acheive a Window Rating of 'C' and higher.  All windows in this catergory are recognised as energy efficient and can officially be endorsed with the Energy Saving Recommended logo. With carbon emissions high on the global agenda and the high cost of fuel we are all looking for ways to savw money.  Making our homes energy efficient is a great way to do this.

 

How do energy efficient windows save money?

 

Energy efficieny windows retail heat within the home so therefore reduce the amount of energy you use.  Windows have energy ratings similiar to those on household appliances.  If you choose an 'A' rated window it will be more energy efficent and should cut down on those heating bills!

By Gareth Oliver  |  Added on Tuesday 18 August 2015  |  Permalink

Best Quality @ lowest prices

This article was added on Wednesday 13 July 2011

Photo: Best Quality @ lowest prices

Over the last few months, it has been a very testing time for Double Glazing companies in Leicestershire. Due to the rising cost of living and uncertainty of the future, there has not been the same level of work available for companies to compete for.

Inevitably, this has caused some more casualties (companies failing and leaving customers with uncompleted work or without a decent guarantee).

To avoid being in a vulnerable position ourselves, we have gone back to the very basic business fundamentals that have always kept us on the straight and narrow.

Give the customer the best job at the best price!! Simple??

To achieve the best job, we have to instal the most up to date quality products available i.e. Duraflex A-rated high security windows.

They have to be fitted to the highest standards i.e. Fully employed, trained quality fitters.

We offer the best guarantee.. 10 years comprehensive (insurance backed).

And we have to be efficient in every way to keep our overheads low so that we can offer amazing prices.

Can you trust us to deliver our promise? No deposits required..Payment upon satisfaction..thousands of installations over 27 years!! Yes you can...

If you would like to talk to me directly, please feel free to call me directly on my mobile phone 07805 467708.

Thanks for reading... John

By Gareth Oliver  |  Added on Wednesday 13 July 2011  |  Permalink

Lead Flashing

This article was added on Tuesday 15 March 2011

Photo: Lead Flashing

The whole point of stepped lead flashing is for one step to overlap the other, thus completely reducing the risk of water ever creeping in through the cut angle.

To step lead like in the picture it takes several hours of careful skilled cutting and instalation, but it will give a waterproof guard that will last for years and years.

The typical window/conservatory installer will be trying to achieve a quick and easy installation so that they can get to the next job and keep the meter ticking! Spending the best part of a day to do leadwork like this will almost certainly not be on the agenda. I am sure that in 15 years time when the lead has failed and perhaps the internal wall will also be water damaged the customer would love the opportunity to have paid an extra few hours labour and had the job done like this in the first place.

When Altus take on an installation, every detail is looked at and done inline with best building practice. We do not allow commission based workmen to decide what level of quality is exceptable on that paticular day! In fact we do not have any commission based workmen, we only have "employed" installers who take pride in the company ethos.

I am writing this article as i am often asked, " why are you more expensive?" This is a hard question to answer without listing lots and lots of  relatively minor points one after another, but it is the sum total of these small details that adds up to the differance between a job that is Ok and a job that is Correct and will still be Ok in 20 years.

I will post a picture of some leadwork that was done in the "quicker" way tomorrow, to compare the difference.

Thanks for looking.

John

By Gareth Oliver  |  Added on Tuesday 15 March 2011  |  Permalink

The Benefits of Pay-As-You-Earn Window Fitters

This article was added on Tuesday 01 March 2011

Photo: The Benefits of Pay-As-You-Earn Window Fitters

The replacement window market has always been affected by the demand for "fine weather" installations during the summer months and lack of demand in the winter months. Since the downturn in the economy, this summer boom seems to have shortened and the winter famine has got longer and harder each year.

It is common industry knowledge that almost without exception window fitters are paid on a sub-contract basis, earning a set price for each window or door that they install. As the sales departments claim that they use "their own fitters", it is common practice for the firm to provide a van to make the visual suggestion that they are indeed employed by the firm.

The downside to this is huge, with both negatives for the company and the customer. Sub-contractors need to fit between five and seven windows per day to make the job pay a realistic wage that will cover the usual commitments that most of us with families have. Having been a window fitter for many years it is my considered opinion that an average of three windows per day is achievable on a permanent basis. This enables the fitters to remove the existing window more carefully and spend more time making sure that the new window is fitted to the very highest standards.

Fitting at this pace also means that the company has less work to find to keep the fitters busy, and that they will rarely be called back to correct work that is sub-standard. This has a positive effect on the company's sales effort, as customer satisfaction means that they will get more recommendations, meaning less expensive marketing.

In short, the cost savings mean that the premium that has to be charged for a company to employ its fitters is not as large as you would think, but the benefits are really positive for everybody. The customer gets a first rate job, happy employees work better are more loyal, and the company cements its local reputation for quality and longevity.

We have been practicing this for several years, and although we can tell that we are in difficult times, we are still in profit and paying our bills on time! That is quite a feather in our cap when taking a look at the industry in general.

By Gareth Oliver  |  Added on Tuesday 01 March 2011  |  Permalink

For an independent evaluation of the benefits of Warwickshire Quality Windows and Leicestershire Quality Windows, see the Wikipedia page on replacement windows.

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