K Parker Joinery appointed preferred installer for PG Smart Glass

K Parker Joinery is proud to announce that we have been appointed preferred installer for PG Smart Glass. Here's why...

Energy Efficient Windows

If you look around your home , see how much glass there is – quite a lot? Those windows are avenues where energy escapes and while many of us have installed ceiling insulation ,closed up the cracks and gaps in doors and walls, how many of us have considered the windows?

The New Quad Seal Aluminium Sliding Door

SANS 613 Certified A3 | Strong | Energy Efficient | Air Tight | Unique Design

 Windows: Understanding Energy Efficient Performance

I recently asked a few clients what the most important factor is when they choose new windows and doors for their homes. Unsurprisingly most of them answered that appearance and cost for the main factors. Almost none of them even thought about the energy efficiency of their new windows. So what is energy efficient windows and why is it so important when choosing new windows and doors for your home? This article I found recently on the Building and Construction Technology website will explain exactly why you should consider energy efficient windows from K Parker Joinery over other cheap, mass produced alternatives.

Less Noise, More Safety and Zero Maintenance with uPVC Windows

The benefits of uPVC Windows are endless and beyond compare.

Many of our customers who contact us require windows and doors with sound reducing characteristics as they live close to railway lines, universities or highways. The double glazing capabilities as well as the density of our uPVC products ensure that you get the best in noise reducing technology.

The Benefits of Low-e Glass

Low-e Coatings (e stands for emissivity)

Available in both Single and Double Glazed units.

How Can You Become More Energy Efficient?

NB! The overall energy efficiency takes into the account the framing material used together with the glazing. Choose wood for the best result.

How to clean Low 'E' Glass

Hand Cleaning Low ’E’ Glass

Low ‘E’ Glass has a thin coating to the inner face of the glass. It is this hard and durable coating which gives the glass its thermal insulation and solar control performance compared to ordinary clear glass. The coated surface of Low ‘E’ glass DOES need to be cleaned differently too ordinary glass and the following guidelines are recommended for the best hand cleaning results.

How to install Wooden Architraves

Architraves, or door surrounds, are decorative mouldings used primarily to frame doorways and windows. They are extremely versatile and can also be fitted around loft traps, box sash windows, on stair strings, as a wall batten to support or tidy up the front edge of shelves or any other area that need enhancing or hiding! In period homes they can be found sat on top of plinth blocks instead of straight down onto the floor and the skirting board butts into those instead of the architrave. Kelly Parker Mouldings manufactures a wide range of quality wooden architraves that can be tailored to suit your personal taste. We can deliver and install your wooden architraves or you can choose to do it yourself. For the DIY enthusiasts, I have included a quick guide on installing this on your own...