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Choosing new windows and doors

Choosing the right new windows and doors

Choosing the right windows, doors or a conservatory for your home can be a challenge.  You need to consider style, comfort, security, performance and durability, and importantly cost.  Making the right decision will enhance the appearance of your home and increase the value of your property for years to come.  The Carera Windows range of new windows doors conservatories and orangeries will make a tough choice seem much easier.   

Carera Windows specialise in high quality replacement doors, windows, conservatories, orangeries, porches and other home improvements.  All at prices you can afford!

We’ve never wavered from that commitment and continue to grow from strength to strength. More than half a million windows and doors already have been successfully installed; thousands of customers full of praise for jobs well done.

We have an enviable reputation, all thanks to our customers and their kind recommendations.  A whopping 70% of all our home and commercial enquiries come via personal testimonials from happy customers.  To read our customer testimonials click here.

Our service in a nutshell

  • Free quotation
  • Free site survey services
  • No deposit
  • Payment upon successful completion of the installation
  • Employ our own expert sales people and installers
  • All products are manufactured to the highest of standards
  • All products are thoroughly tested to ensure compliance to all industry standards
  • Energy efficient rated windows, doors and skylights
  • 10-year guarantee
  • FENSA registered double glazing company

Take advantage of the information provided on our website to help you choose the right new replacement windows and doors.

Choosing the right replacement windows

New windows represent a significant investment.  There are many different materials you can choose from and a number of different opening styles, all making a big difference to the visual appearance of your windows.  You must make your choice with utmost care, making sure it suits your individual requirements

Aluminium frames are long lasting and tough, but they are often expensive and better suited to homes that are built in an ultra modern architectural style. UPVC windows are a popular alternative material to aluminium.  

UPVC windows come in a variety of different styles to include:

  • Sash windows – classic design, great look for period properties with timeless charm.
  • Casement windows – probably the most popular type, they let the most light into your home
  • Tilt Turn windows – the window has a flexible dual hinge system, great choice for homes with young children as the windows tilt to be opened and fixed at a safe, small amount.  Easy to close too.
  • Fully reversible window – the window rotates through 180 degrees to allow internal cleaning of the external pane area.
  • Open-out window – the window may be opened outwards with its friction hinges holding it in a desired position.  
  • Bay windows or bow windows – bay windows or bow windows are a number of casement windows connected together in an arc to form a bay or bow.  A bay or bow give you valuable extra space along with panoramic views, while making a strong style statement.  You can choose UPVC, wood or aluminium frames in a variety of sizes and different colours.

In terms of glazing, for energy efficient glazing choose double or triple glazing.

Carera - with you all along the way

Endless options can equal endless confusion. Not to worry – our experts will advise you on what to look out for, pointing out the pros and cons. They can design virtually any frame for virtually any installation, and always to your exact specification.

Spoiled for choice

We can offer you a wide choice of classic colours, styles and finishes to suit whatever style your home may be – traditional, country cottage, coastal retreat, city pad, contemporary or individual. You could, for example choose oak wood grain effects for traditional appeal, coloured for contemporary living or, for a touch of class, go for a lovely cream.

Check out all these outstanding benefits

Our PVC-U windows are:

  • Thermally energy- efficient
  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Low maintenance
  • Affordable  
  • Compliant to current building regulations and WER requirements.
  • Fully accredited to quality and industry standards
  • High security
  • Versatile – flexible in design so you get what you want, precisely


Choosing the right replacement doors

The external doors to your home need to be strong, sturdy, secure and most of all look good.  After all, the front door is the first thing that a visitor sees of your home.

Exterior doors will fit and insulate better than older style doors.  If you live in a modern house with existing UPVC double glazed windows, there are many different styles of exterior UPVC doors to choose from to match your individual taste and style of your property.

There are a lot of options to create your individual design, from white to different oak wood grain finished and colours to various decorative glazing options.  For replacement front doors UPVC, consider the amount of light you want let into your hallway or living room and also the level of privacy you require.  For a replacement UPVC back door or side door, this doesn’t require the same curb appeal as a front door.  Often these UPVC doors are secluded and out of sight so think about good security.

Double glazed UPVC front doors from panel doors, french doors, sliding doors and even stable doors, are all possibilities, as is the option to include glazed panels.


UPVC double glazed doors come in a variety of different styles to include:

  • Residential doors – doors may be fitted with lever/pad handles that limit outside opening by use of a key, or lever/lever handles allowing external opening by handle movement.  Typically, fitting high security locking systems with multipoint deadbolts of various types, and a latch lock.
  • In-Line sliding patio door –inline sliding patio doors are the most cost effective way of providing access to your patio or garden.  They slide open smoothly and effortlessly to one side, with no sticking or jamming.  They are also designed to be very low maintenance.   
  • French doors – French doors add charm and character to a home.  UPVC French doors are an attractive option.  Doors with Georgian bars give a cottage look.  Available in double or triple glazing for greater efficiency.
  • Bi-Fold door – bi-fold doors can transform an ordinary room into a spectacular and versatile space that becomes a feature of the home.  Bi-fold doors are great space savers and they are designed to be very low maintenance.
  • Composite doors – composite doors are hugely popular with home owners for their authentic style, thermally efficient properties and low maintenance benefits.

At Carera we have doors to suit every requirement

Whether it’s durability, security, appearance or longevity that’s important to you, we can match your needs.  There’s a wide range of options, including colour finishes, glass designs and hardware that allows for extensive design flexibility. 

The latest construction technology brings you an exceptional standard of soundproofing and thermal properties. Thick, high quality PVCU that will resist discolouration for years – not days and months.

One of the most important factors to you will be security, hence all our doors are equipped with high security Yale hardware as standard, the best you can buy.

The benefits are unstoppable

Every door (above) is made-to-measure to meet your exact requirements and comes with a range of options. These include a wide range of styles, colour choice, selection of hardware, security upgrades and a variety of glazing.

  • Variety of doors to choose from
  • Made-to-measure designs, customised to suit requirements
  • High-quality door furniture
  • First-class security features to keep you and your family safe and sound
  • Security upgrades on request
  • Durability, robust construction
  • Thermal efficiency
  • Weather resistance
  • Top quality

For help or a quote, call us TODAY on 0808 100 5007 or, come and visit our showroom Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm.

Window Energy Rating (WER)

Windows can account for up to 23% of heat loss from our homes, which is why it is important to ensure that your replacement windows are as energy efficient as possible.  The Government set up the Energy Saving Trust who are tasked with delivering reduction in carbon emissions.  

The A-G scale (where A is the most thermally efficient) is called the Window Energy Rating or WER.   Any windows tested under the WER scheme that achieve a ‘C’ rating or better are classified as energy efficient products and are eligible for the Blue Energy Saving Recommended label.

Energy efficient windows from Carera – save energy, quick pay back

Our range of windows UPVC offer many benefits to homeowners from reducing heat loss, noise and condensation.  We use high performance glass and fill every units cavity with Argon gas that acts to insulate the unit and further reduce heat loss.

Energy saving rated windows offer significant reductions in fuel cost for homeowners, the savings help to pay back the initial investment quickly.


Avoid rogue, DIY traders, find local FENSA registered double glazing specialists.

FENSA is a government authorised competent persons scheme for the replacement of windows, doors and roof lights in England and Wales.

FENSA works with the replacement windows, doors and roof lights trade. In choosing FENSA registered double glazing specialists, the consumer is offered greater protection when purchasing double glazing for their home.  FENSA offers homeowners peace of mind.  


Most installation companies will offer a guarantee, request a copy.  The industry standard is based on 10 years.  

Contact Carera Windows – The Double Glazing Specialists

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