School Holiday Conservatories ideas


With a few weeks still to go in the summer holidays, you may be getting worn out with the summer excursions, but are you making the most out of your conservatory?



With the kids off school for the holidays it can feel like you’re living amongst the mess. Giving your children a space to play and hang out with their friends can concentrate the noise and clutter into one space, leaving your living room free from chaos.


15 August 2017


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National Window Systems to donate £5 to Great North Air Ambulance Foundation with every quotation

This June and July, National Window Systems will donate £5 to the charity “Great North Air Ambulance” with every quotation given.


The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) operates three helicopters, 365 days a year, across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. GNAAS crews respond to around 1,000 call outs each year and on board our aircraft are specialist trauma doctors and paramedics, who bring accident and emergency expertise to the scene.



22 June 2017


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Bank Holiday Sale

As Spring Bank Holiday quickly approaches, we are happy to announce that we will be open all weekend including Monday.

We also will be holding a sale, with up to 30% off quotations on all our products, so if you are looking to revamp your property in time for Summer, this weekend might be the ideal time!


To claim your 30% off, just give us a call or pop in to our show room!



27 April 2017






Secured by Design – Maximise your Home Security with our Solidor Range

While the style and the look of your main door is important, we at National Window Systems know that keeping your home and family safe and secure is always at the forefront of your mind when improving your property.


Statistics show that 73% of burglaries are through the door, so to ensure that our doors are as safe and secure as possible, we supply Solidor doors, which come with an Ultion locking system as standard, making them arguably the most secure composite door on the market.



21 April 2017


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windowsSurprise free Easter Gift

With Easter Weekend quickly approaching, I am happy to announce that we will be offering a surprise free Easter Gift with every quotation received this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.



13 April 2017


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windowsCelebrating Our 30th Birthday!

This April will see a major milestone for us here at National Window Systems, as we are celebrating our 30th Birthday! That’s 30 years of trust across the North East, 30 years of transparent prices and 30 years of improving home with our fantastic range of products!



12 April 2017


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Christmas Competition

With Christmas just around the corner, we are looking for your festive door and window pictures!!


Upload them to your Twitter or Facebook page and tag us for the chance to win a bottle of Prosecco and a box of Chocolates.



13 December 2016


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t’s Launch Month!

We are really excited to be launching our new conservatory village and renovated showroom on Saturday 26th November from 10am.


Our new conservatory village compromises of six new builds on our showsite, including three Orangeries, a Lean To Conservatory, a WarmRoof Tiled Garden Room, and a LivinRoom Conservatory.



2 November 2016


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Energy Efficiency Explained

Energy efficiency has become an important factor when choosing windows and doors. However, the terminology can be confusing. From U Values to Windows Energy Ratings, here is our quick and easy guide to energy efficiency for windows and doors.



14 October 2016


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Upgrade your home in time for Christmas

You may think it is too early to talk about Christmas, but with the holiday season less than 80 days away, the opportunity to upgrade your home in time to welcome your loved ones for Mince Pies and Christmas Carols cannot be ignored.



06 October 2016


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The Residence Collection:

R9, R7 & R2 We are proud installers of the Residence Collection, R9, R7 and R2 and have been for many years.



03 October 2016


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Is it time to invest in new windows for your home?

The high enWindows are part of the essential framework of any property. However worn-out windows will not only look bad, but could mean that you are using more energy than necessary and that the value of your home is negatively affected.



03 October 2016


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Featured Product: Aluminium Windows

The high end look and feel of an aluminium window will add a touch of sophistication to any property and finish off your home beautifully due to its sleek looking design. As well as being popular with new and self builds, aluminium windows are perfectly designed to maintain the traditional features of art deco, traditional or character properties. The strength and durability of the 100% recyclable aluminium, and the distinctly thinner sight lines, make these windows desirable for any home.



27 September 2016


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Top 5 Solidors

One of the industry’s leading doors, the Solidor is available in a wide range of designs and colour options, and is well known to be one of the safest and most secure doors on the market. Selling 4-5 Solidor’s each week ensures that we know which designs are the most popular. Here are our top 5…



5 September 2016


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Ivory PVC Windows Now Available

As demand increases for non-white windows, we are now offering PVC windows in an Ivory through colour. We are one of the first retailers to offer the new colour, which was only launched late last month, and we are really excited by the opportunity it presents.



9 August 2016


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Kömmerling PremiLine PRO Patio Door 

Launched by Kömmerling, and carrying the Secured by Design tag, PremiLine PRO patio door takes your safety as its number one priority. PVCu patio doors in the past have failed to achieve the high standards of security, however Kömmerling’s PremiLine PRO has come to market with an enhanced security kit in order to match up to the strict security regulations.



9 June 2016


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The door to the future

Here at National Windows we are delighted to introduce you to WarmCore – an innovative new solution that we now proudly offer. Helping to redefine homeowners’ expectations of aluminium windows and doors, WarmCore has solved the problem traditionally attached to aluminium, forcing you to choose aesthetics and finish over thermal performance. Not so anymore; with its groundbreaking full-width thermal core and elegance of design, it is truly the defining product of 2015 for the fenestration industry and successfully outperforms the competition.



9 June 2016


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Case study: Mrs Simpson

Fed up of wiping the condensation off her cold and drafty windows every morning, it was no wonder that Mrs Simpson approached us to change them. Warped, not energy efficient, and difficult to maintain – needing regular sanding and painting - she decided that having lived in the property for over 30 years it was about time that she replaced the previously refurbished windows. Mrs Simpson said, “I was looking to make changes to both improve the property value, as well as ensure it gave me easy maintenance going forward.”



13 May 2016


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windowsCase study: Mr and Revd Ferguson

When Mr Andrew and Revd Caroline Ferguson approached us for new windows, we knew we had a big responsibility. As their house was cold and let in the draft there wasn’t really much choice, but being that the original windows were from 1934, Revd Ferguson found it difficult to think about changing them.



28 April 2016


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Doors that not only impress through their looks but their locks too

It’s often easy to get swept up in how something looks – especially where your home comes in – but with our new patio locking system you can rest assured that your doors will not only impress through their looks but their locks, too, which is vital when thinking about the level of security it will offer you and your family.



1 April 2016


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Through the looking glass: Come visit our new Trade Counter

We are delighted to invite you to come on down to the National Windows Systems premises and visit our brand new Trade Counter which will be opening this month. All of the products we sell to members of the public - including the most popular bi-folding and composite doors - will be available for locally-fitting builders, merchants, architects and tradesmen to purchase and we’d love to see you all there!



17 March 2016


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A window into our leading range

As proud suppliers of Kömmerling uPVC windows, there really is no better alternative. No longer considered the cheap option due to huge advances in uPVC technology, there have been many improvements to the design, production and overall quality of these windows. Slimmer than ever before and with a vast array of elegant designs, colours, finishes and glazing options to choose from it is clear that aesthetics are no longer a concern, and with a uPVC window now expected to last around 20 years it seems significant advances have been made in its durability, too – especially with their enhanced weather-proof status - meaning they will not only last longer but also retain their appearance for longer as well. Low maintenance, easy to clean and in line with new UK regulations which state that all windows and doors have to meet thermal efficiency standards, we are proud to inform you that our windows measure a low 1.6 Wm2k, meaning these internally glazed windows offer improved energy efficiency – keeping both you, your bank balance and the environment happy! Perhaps most importantly, they are no longer seen as a threat to home security, either.


16 March 2016


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ali-doorProving its metal: Aluminium Doors

Aluminium has always been the sensible choice for commercial buildings thanks to its inherent and long-lasting strength. Yet it has, in recent years, also become the popular choice for homeowners, down to advances in style. Here we look at three features of aluminium doors which – most importantly - make it the right choice:


15 February 2016


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Aluminium windows, the contemporary choice

ali-windowsAluminium has become a popular choice for homeowners due to its ability to create a distinctive style and longevity. Unlike other materials such as wood which needs extensive maintenance and is prone to swell and rot over time, aluminium’s robust properties mean that it will remain unaffected by nature’s elements. Aluminium is durable and will not bend, get discoloured or rot. Aluminium windows require very little maintenance and will withstand the pressure of adverse weather.


01 February 2016


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Now Recruiting: Sales Administrative Assistant

Due to company expansion we are creating a new position for a Sales Administrative Assistant for our busy showroom. We are a local double glazing company based in Darlington, covering installations in the North East and North Yorkshire area, who have been running for over 28 years. We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic team member with a strong front of house and administrative experience.


22 January 2016


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home improvemntHome improvement tips and trends

Personalising your home and making it unique to your individual tastes is fast becoming one of the most popular home improvement trends for 2016. So say goodbye to basic bathrooms and neutral colours and say hello to spa-like bathrooms and distinctive spaces.


18 January 2016


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conservatoryAll you need to know about obscure glass

Obscure glass is a textured, rolled glass that is designed to provide privacy and is typically found in homes and offices. It usually contains some form of embedded pattern and is normally used for decorative purposes.


13 January 2016


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Understanding and Preventing Condensation In Your Home

Condensation is arguably the most common form of dampness and can eventually lead to the growth of mould. It occurs in your home when high internal air moisture meets a cold internal surface, such as a glazed window when the temperature drops significantly below the temperature of moist air inside the property.


30 November 2015


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conservatoryStar Radio Toy Appeal 2015

National Window Systems are proudly sponsoring the Star Radio Toy Appeal 2015. As Christmas gets closer, and you’re out shopping for your loved ones, please could you pick up at least one extra gift to donate to this worthy cause?


30 November 2015


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conservatoryFive ways to update your conservatory

If you have ever sat in your conservatory on a cold, cloudy day and asked yourself, ‘why can’t it just be a lovely day with a blue sky?’ then Pilkington ActivTM Blue glass is the answer to that very question! Well, kind of.


30 November 2015


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National Window Systems has reported a huge increase in demand for its innovative bi-folding doors with integral solar powered blinds.


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Abbey Road is part of the West End Conservation Area in Darlington and it is here that a historic 1930s home has been upgraded with traditional-style windows by National Window Systems.


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Due to expansion we have experienced phenomenal growth here at National Window Systems and this has led to a requirement for us to expand our fitting teams. 


We are currently recruiting for experienced window installers to join our business. You should be skilled in fitting PVC-u and Aluminium Windows and Doors and ideally have experience in installing fascias, soffits, flat roof and conservatories.


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National Window Systems has invested in three new vans to enable it to enhance its service to customers.


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National Window Systems has invested in its showroom to offer homeowners the most comprehensive range of doors and windows available anywhere in the area.


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It’s no secret that adding a conservatory to your home can bring a whole host of benefits. Whether you want to enjoy your garden all-year round or perhaps add a little extra living space, a conservatory can help you do just that.


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Have you found yourself avoiding your conservatory during the cold winter months? Is it just too cold to spend any time in and too expensive to keep warm? If so, now is a great time to start planning for a new conservatory.


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Well it’s that time of year when many people have been making their New Year’s  Resolutions.  Some are planning to get fit in 2015, others have set their sights on securing a new career in the year ahead, whilst for many they are planning to finally get their house in order.  


Here, our  Managing Director Steve Bell gives five good reasons why your New Year’s Resolution for 2015 should be to upgrade your home:


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Here at National Window Systems, we’ve been busy getting our new showroom ready for launch in the New Year.


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Jack Frost may be nipping at your toes and Christmas may be just around the corner, but there’s still time to check your home for repairs, before the winter weather really does start to set in!


So, if you live in Darlington, Northallerton, Richmond or any of the surrounding areas why not call National Window Systems to see how we can help you prepare your home for winter?



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Steve Bell, Managing Director of National Window Systems, shares his top tips for choosing the perfect window for a property in the more rural areas of the North East.


When it comes to choosing new windows, you’ll want something that performs well, but also complements the aesthetics of the property and the surroundings. And with so many designs, materials and styles to choose from it can be difficult to know which window is best for your home.



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A Victorian Terrace in Middleton-in-Teesdale has been restored to its former glory thanks to UPVC box sash windows from Darlington-based National Windows Systems.


Mrs Walkden chose National Window Systems to provide a style of windows that was sympathetic to her period property located in the

small market town of Middleton-in-Teesdale.



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After a few bright and sunny days last month, autumn has now landed here in Darlington! The winter coats are out, people are lunching on soups rather than salads and we’re all facing the same old question – is it cold enough to put the heating on?


So, what better time than now to check that your house is in order before winter sets in? With figures suggesting that up to 30% of heat loss in the home is down to draughts, it’s worth checking that your doors are in good repair.


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Residence 9 windows, installed by Darlington-based National Window Systems, were the perfect finishing touch on a renovation of an old vicarage in the village of East Cowton, near Darlington.


Originally built in the 1950s, the old vicarage required a complete renovation when Mr and Mrs Dunn bought it just over a year ago. Not only have the couple extended the property, they have built it up by adding another storey creating a sizeable seven bedroom property.           

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You may have heard about the adverts from one of our window competitors that were banned recently because they were misleading customers.


It was because the company was advertising a whopping 55% discount, but the offer wasn’t actually based on a price that the products

are usually sold at...                   








Homeowners in Darlington can take advantage of an exciting new method of flat roof refurbishment, as local window installation company, National Window Systems, has become an approved installer of Firestone Rubbercover™.










On making the decision to have new windows installed in your home, you’ll need to decide which style, design and material will complement your home and work for you as a family. Get this bit right and you could significantly improve the look of your property and make it more efficient to heat in winter. Get it wrong, however, and the results could be disastrous.