AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - April 2011 - (Page 349)

The right fit ‘The state of your windows can hugely influence your home’s overall look and feel so it’s worth spending time getting it right’ and if you’re renovating your house, you may well need to replace every single window. So, how do you go about finding a qualified, experienced fitter, who will carry out work to the highest of standards? Perfect glazing If your wIndows have been poorly fItted, you need to know who to go to for qualIty replacements As the sAying goes, ‘your home is your castle’, and, when you think about it, that castle of yours contains lots of glass – in the form of windows and doors. The state of this glass can hugely influence your home’s overall look and character, so it's worth spending time getting it right. A badly fitted window, one with a crack in it, or even a window frame that’s looking tired and worn, will all mean you need to replace the glass, Thankfully, there are organisations within the glazing industry who can help you find such a guaranteed service – so you can rest assured a quality job will be done for the price originally quoted and in the time stated. The Glass and Glazing Federation (www.ggf.org.uk) has a list of approved members nationwide, whose qualifications and skills are regularly vetted to ensure they’re up to the Federation’s exacting standards. Similarly, Certass (www.certass.co.uk) runs its own Competent Person Scheme, ensuring all members have met current UK building regulations with regard to installing replacement windows and doors on domestic properties. Certass assesses its members, both financially and technically, so that they can self-certify a glazing installation. When the job is complete, Certass notifies the local authority and the Building Regulations Compliance Certificate is issued to the homeowner. What’s more, Certass has a Thermal Rating Register, to ensure that your replacement windows meet current energy efficiency ratings. peace of mInd When it comes to getting any work done on your house – window and door glass replacement included – it’s always reassuring to get a personal recommendation. That’s not always possible, but the next best thing is real reviews from real people in your area. New site www.doubleglazingcompanies.com offers you just that. Glazing companies throughout the UK are listed, and customers are invited to report their experiences – so you can get a genuine recommendation for your area. With all this help at hand, your new windows should be the ideal fit and look. Now all you need to do is find time to clean them! St yliSh living revIewed and rated 65 words: Jo willacy | photograph: getty Images http://www.ggf.org.uk http://www.certass.co.uk http://www.doubleglazingcompanies.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - April 2011

EDITOR’S LETTER
HELLO FROM LORRAINE
NOTEBOOK NEWS
ONE FOR THE DIARY
LITTLE BLACK BOOK
GOING STRONG
WIN BIG!
LORRAINE UNCUT
TOP HONOURS
FIT FOR A QUEEN
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
SEX LIVES
CAREER CORNER
MOTOR SKILLS
DRIVING MISS DAISY
RETIRE HAPPY
CURTAIN CALL
ON TREND TRAPPINGS
IT'S A WRAP
BAGS OF STYLE
STEP AHEAD
WEDDING BELLES
FROCK FRENZY
WHAT YOUR CLOTHES SAY
JEWELLERY BOX BOUNTY
WOMANLY WOES
A BUMP IN THE ROAD
LOVELY BONES
FANCY FOOTWORK
PROTECT YOUR PEEPERS
VITAMIN VITALS
LOOK TO THE STARS
BE WELL
A RACE AGAINST TIME
MANAGE YOUR MAN’S HEALTH
EXPERT OPINION
MEZZE MADE EASY
DIG IN!
METABOLISM EXPLAINED
HEALTHY HYDRATION
READY, STEADY, RUN
THE GYM-FREE WORKOUT
MIRACLE WORKERS
NAKED AMBITION
WHEN LESS IS MORE
HAIR HEROES
FOXY LOCKS FOR OVER 40S
ASK THE ADULTS
TRAVELLING TOTS
KIDS ON THE CATWALK
A HELPING HAND
WHY I BECAME A FOSTER PARENT
FUN HOUSE
PAMPER TIME
LIFE AT THE RSPCA
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
MINI MENAGERIE
ANIMAL INSURANCE
MUM'S THE WORD
EASY ON THE EYE
WEDDING BLISS
CREATE YOUR OWN
ONE MORE THING
COMING SOON
STOCKISTS
STYLISH LIVING SUPPLEMENT
SPRING HOME STYLE
GOT TO HAVE IT
HEART OF THE HOME
BEDROOM BLISS
LIVING IT UP
BOLD BATHROOM
SMALL CHANGE
DON'T SLIP UP
IMPROVE, DON'T MOVE
LET ME IN
WINDOW DRESSING
AL FRESCO DINING
DECK IT OUT
CLEVER CONSERVATORIES
GLAZE OVER
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT
HELLO FROM LORRAINE
TRAVEL NEWS AND VIEWS
WILD AND FREE
BRILLIANT BLIGHTY
ONE FINE DAY
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
ISLAND HOPPING
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
PARK LIFE
BEFORE YOU JET OFF
GLOBE TROTTER
JUST THE JOB SUPPLEMENT
LORRAINE'S WELCOME
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
GO GIRL
FIRST-CLASS EMPLOYER
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT
A RIGHT BALANCE
A WOMAN'S WORLD
BUILDING BEAUTIES
GET SWOTTING
BACK TO WORK
COUNT ON BANKING
BRIGHT SPARK
PLAYING HOUSE
PLACE YOUR BETS
SHOP AROUND

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