What is the difference between stormproof and flush windows?

We manufacture both flush joinery casement windows and stormproof windows. The flush joinery window is a more traditional style that you would almost most certainly be required to use in listed buildings. The opening sash itself sits within the outer frame, hence the term flush. The stormproof window envelops the outer frame and is probably better suited in more exposed areas. In most cases, it is mainly a matter of personal preference and aesthetics. There are examples of both styles in our gallery section.

How long should my wood windows and doors be expected to last?

The timber we use is classified as a durable hardwood by TRADA (Timber Research And Development Association) which essentially means that if the timber were left without any treatment whatsoever, for example, no paint, it would take approximately 20 years before it would begin to decay. How long they really can last, depends on how well they are cared for.

Is the painted wood difficult to maintain? How often will it need painting?=

No, in fact the painted wood is very easy to maintain and carries a 5 year warranty from the paint manufacturers. When it comes to repainting, as our paint is a micro-porous water based paint, it is as easy to apply as using a standard emulsion style paint. How often is more difficult to be precise as this can vary depending on your location, and your properties exposure to the elements; we think every 7-8 years is a reasonable guide.

Will I be able to use my conservatory all year round?

We use solar control double glazed sealed units with soft coat glass and warm edge space bar to the roof glass which reflects a large percentage of the sun’s heat from your conservatory/orangery and at the same time the internal pane will ensure expensive heat can be retained during the winter months. There are a variety of ways to further heat your glass extension including traditional radiators, electric underfloor matting or hot water underfloor piping. So yes, there is no reason your conservatory can’t be used to full effect for 12 months of the year!

Will I need planning permission for my glass extension?

Each conservatory, orangery or glass extension is individual and whether planning permission is required or not depends on various criteria, for example, has your property been previously extended? Are you in a conservation area? Is your building listed? And of course, how big is your glass extension?

With our years of experience in dealing with planners, we will be able to give a strong guide as to whether planning permission is a likely requirement for your proposed extension in initial discussions.

Do you have experience working on listed buildings and in conservation areas?

Yes. We have many years’ experience working on both listed buildings and in conservation areas. We have worked both independently and with architects and surveyors on these types of projects. We can even assist you in obtaining listed building planning permission or consents from national parks if required. There are many examples of this work in our image gallery.

Is there a range of colour options available?

The colour options are almost limitless as we use a spray finish micro-porous paint manufactured by Teknos Ltd. The paint finish carries a 5 year warranty.

How does an Orangery differ from a conservatory?

Possibly our most asked question! Put simply, an Orangery has a perimeter flat roof and plastered ceiling with a glass lantern in the centre. The size of the lantern roof and the size of the ceiling is determined by each individual client’s preferences. A Conservatory has a full glass roof

What guarantees do you offer?

We offer our own 10 year warranty to each contract which covers a wide spectrum of items from failure of double glazed sealed units, paintwork and remedial works; itemised on the warranty document. Furthermore, this is reinforced by the insurance backed warranty we provide which also protects client’s payments until completion of their project.

What are Gable & Glass's payment terms?

Gable & Glass request 20% deposit on confirmation of order, 60% on delivery of the product, and the final 20% upon practical completion of work to the client’s satisfaction.