Advice Centre

Hedgehog Aluminium Systems have compiled 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.

Advice Centre

Hedgehog Aluminium Systems have compiled 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.

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.

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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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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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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Schuco Window Handle Options

Hedgehog Aluminium Systems can provide you with a range of window options as well as providing you with the perfect choice of window handle options.

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Schuco Door Handle Options

Hedgehog Aluminium Systems can provide a range of door systems including bifold and patio sliding glass doors as well as providing a range of door handle options.

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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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What Does FENSA Certified Mean?

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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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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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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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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How to Create an Energy Efficient Window Installation

Energy efficient aluminium windows make your home more comfortable, dramatically reduce your energy costs and help to create a brighter, cleaner and healthier environment.

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What is a Dummy Vent?

Essentially, a Dummy Vent is an additional element of framing added to a fixed aluminium window to create the same framing thickness as an opening window.

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How Long Will My Aluminium Windows Last?

A very common question from our costumers is "How long will my aluminium windows last? Normally, aluminium framing for windows and doors is considered the most durable and long

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How Can I Improve The Thermal Efficiency Of My Windows?

If the windows and glass doors in your home are inefficient you could be losing large amounts of heat and energy from your home through these openings.

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Why do I Get Frost and Condensation Inside My Windows?

Frost or condensation on the inner face of window framing indicates that the frames of the window are acting as a cold bridge from the outside to inside, making the internal

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Why Should I Replace my Windows?

Windows and glass doors, just like other working elements of your home, wear and loose performance over time. They may start to require more general maintenance or stop working

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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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Aluminium Windows vs Timber

When replacing or installing new windows, doors, bi-fold doors or sliding doors on a building project, home owners normally have the choice as to what frame material is best for

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Weather Resistance Testing Jargon 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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Understanding Thermal Performance

The thermal insulation of your new windows and doors is an important factor to take into account when choosing your preferred system. But how is this tested? And what does a ‘U

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What is a 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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Aluminium in a Marine Environment

Aluminium within a ‘marine environment’ require specialised coating, protection and maintenance. Properties deemed to be within a ‘marine environment’ require specialised coating,

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How to Install Bifold Doors Without A Step

Bifolding doors are a very popular choice when helping to create an indoor-outdoor living space as they can open entire walls of the home. These living spaces are preferred

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