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Carera Windows on BBC DIY SOS

Carera Windows was involved in a major project where they put themselves forward to help drastically improve the home of a family that truly deserved the support and help from the BBC DIY SOS team and all the volunteers.

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The Big Build, West Bromwich

Due to a devastating change in the Chambers family, the children and grandmother were left with a semi-detached 2 bedroom home to reside in, meaning they had to share rooms.

For series 29, the BBC DIY SOS team stepped in, along with volunteered support from local tradespeople and residents of West Bromwich. This included Carera Windows and their team of double glazing installers and home improvement experts.

Our team at Carera Windows worked with other local businesses to create a new and improved West Bromwich property. Specialising in double glazing, we worked on the house by fitting brand new casement windows, bi-fold doors and a composite door.

In just 9 days, a house was built.

uPVC Windows

Using a white uPVC Window profile from Swish, we installed brand new window systems into the West Bromwich property.

We fitted the front of the house with a beautiful bow window with two opening sashes to provide the family with panoramic views into the outdoors. This window also helped to increase the amount of light that was being let through into the main living area.

The build was designed with uPVC casement windows throughout the home. This included the bathroom, bedroom, living area and kitchen.

uPVC Windows West Bromwich

Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors Installation

No home is complete without their own set of slimline bi-fold doors. Bi-Fold doors offer low threshold options and safety features such as anti-finger trapping hardware. Bi-fold doors are perfect for families, and we knew that this would be the chosen style for the Chambers family.

The folding door we used for The Big Build in West Bromwich was a 3 leaf aluminium WarmCore Bi-Fold Door.

WarmCore Bi-folds offer enhanced thermal efficiency compared to traditional aluminium systems. By using a profile that is 25% more thermally efficient, we have helped to lower the energy bills of this property as well as enhance the performance of their room all year round.

Not only this but the aluminium bi-fold door with offer the Chambers family a large opening and a seamless entrance into their newly landscaped garden.

The aluminium door was coloured with a white powder coating to match the uPVC window profiles.

WarmCore bi-fold doors West Bromwich

A New Composite Entrance

The existing entrance to the 2 bedroom semi-detached house was built up and sealed with brickwork as the new extension has been built to host the new entrance. Once the extension was complete, it was down to our team to create the perfect entrance.

To create an exciting entrance for the family of BBC DIY SOS in West Bromwich, our team used uPVC profiles and durable double glazing to build a frame and panel around the new door.

We used a modern composite door with a red exterior and a white interior. This allowed us to provide the family with a highly secure composite front door which has proven to be more durable and hardwearing than uPVC panel doors.

By keeping the interior of the door white, we knew that the interior décor would be able to match no matter what colour was used.

Red Composite Doors Fitted, West Bromwich

The Big Build Completion

In just 9 days, the property was transformed, and the Chambers home was extended with a new two-storey side extension, a newly landscaped garden and energy efficient double glazing.

It was a pleasure to be able to partake in this event and to help a family in need with our expertise and double glazing installations. Not only do they have extra rooms, a larger kitchen, garden and living area, they also are well equipped with double glazing to last a lifetime.

The West Bromwich community and BBC came together and changed a families life for the better.

BBC DIY SOS West Bromwich Video

Additional Features

Double Glazing Handles

With a variety of double glazing furniture and hardware available, we opted for handles and hinges that would complement the profiles perfectly. A silver handle compliments the WarmCore bi-fold doors and white uPVC handles were well matched to the uPVC windows profile.

Durable Profiles

All of the windows and doors used throughout this project offer high energy efficiency values. Not only this, but they are so well built that they will protect the family from any intruders, as well as the natural elements. They will be able to enjoy a temperature controlled room, condensation-free windows, and slim sightlines.

Trickle Vents

Trickle Vents were installed with the bi-fold doors and uPVC windows to allow for natural ventilation whilst the windows and doors stay closed. We would recommend adding trickle vents to almost all windows and doors that we install to help control natural ventilation.

Double Glazing with Carera Windows

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