Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of frequently asked questions to help you specify the right window or door for your project. But remember you can always get in touch with the team at Hedgehog to answer any questions you may have, we're a friendly bunch and always happy to help.

FAQ's

Hedgehog Windows have complied their years of experience to create our extensive Advice Centre. Here we cover many subjects from helping you understand what weather testing results actually mean to whether you will need planning permissions for your home improvements. Didn’t find the answer to your question? Then chat with us live online or simply give us a call. Our expert advisors are on hand to answer your questions right now.

What is a Traffic Door and Do I need one?

Hedgehog Aluminium Systems design bespoke and modern bi folding doors with a range of traffic door configurations available.

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How to Create a Heritage Glazing Design to Your Home

As traditional architecture comes back into fashion the design and creation of windows and doors with a heritage glazing design also becomes more popular. There are various ways

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Steel Windows vs Aluminium Windows

As many homeowners keep their steel windows for the aesthetics it gives to the house, the idea of changing these windows to anything else is a daunting thought to most. However,

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#WindowDoctor. The Maintenance of my Windows is becoming a hassle. What Can I Do?

Window maintenance can be quite time-consuming and if it isn’t done well or often, especially on older metal or timber framed windows then the external appearance of your home may

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How Much Do Bifold Doors Cost?

Hedgehog Aluminium Systems can provide home owners with a perfect range of Schuco and Sieger bifolding doors. There are a few things that need considering when pricing your

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What is LPS 1175 and do I need it?

When investing in security windows and doors it is important to know the industry standards so that the products you purchase best suit the needs of your property. As well as

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Do I Need Trickle Vents?

The very nature and design of trickle vents mean that air will ventilate through them, something homeowners aren’t keen on. However, it is crucial for ventilation and required by

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Do I Need Planning Permission for Replacement Glazing or Extensions?

Do you need planning permission when installing new windows and doors or for an extension? The answer to this will depend on where your home is located and your individual project

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Weather Resistance Testing Explained

Windows and Doors can be tested to prove their effectiveness as a barrier against all forms of weather from wind to rain. The windows and doors are then given a ‘class’ to

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Aluminium vs. uPVC

Aluminium is fast overtaking outdated uPVC as home owners first choice for new windows and doors on their homes. But why? Why is aluminium more popular than uPVC and what

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A Focus on Air Tightness

When looking at the sustainability of a new design or the thermal efficiency of your new windows and doors, air tightness, or air permeability, is the second most important

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What is PassivHaus?

There are plenty of ways to save energy and money within your home. PassivHaus allow you to save more than 90% of your yearly costs. You can save energy as well as money by using

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What is an RAL Colour?

It can be hard to decide on the perfect colour for the framing of your aluminium windows and doors but with hundreds of RAL colours to choose from, you are sure to find the

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What Do Security Ratings Mean?

Each window and door from Hedgehog Aluminium Systems is tested to show its resistance to forced entry. But what do these different testing results actually mean? From Secured by

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FENSA Certified

The Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme (FENSA) is a government backed competent persons scheme ensuring your replacement windows comply with current Building Regulations.

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