FAQ

We thought it would be handy to answer some of the most commonly asked questions. If we haven’t answered the question you’re looking for it might be worthwhile getting in touch with our team.

What is condensation?

Condensation is water which collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air comes into contact with it.

Why is there condensation on my windows?

Condensation on windows occurs when water vapour in the air deposits itself on surfaces that are at lower temperatures. When moist air comes into contact with the cold surface of your window it releases its moisture onto the glass as water droplets.

When will I need scaffolding?

If the work is above first floor level scaffolding will be needed to ensure health and safety is met. It is often the case that a dormer window is set back from the property roof so can only be safely reached via scaffolding.

Do your windows and doors come with a guarantee?

All of our products come with a 10-year guarantee.

At Unique Windows we take great care to only supply product with a high energy rating. For example, as well as Energy certificates, most of our windows and door products come with an “A” rating.

What style of replacement windows and doors do we offer?

Here at Unique Windows, we work with trusted suppliers such as: Your Price Windows, Tradelink, Origin, Victorian Sliders, Solidor, Roseview, Residence Collection and so on.

What is the difference between patio doors and French doors? What is a bifold?

Traditionally French Doors will open outwards exposing the full width of the opening whereas Patio Doors will slide sideways. Many styles have become known simply as patio doors which can be misleading.

Bi-Fold Doors smartly fold on themselves, with each section folding in a concertina effect. They will be fitted on a runner which allows them to seamlessly fold and slide at the same time, leaving you with much more space than the traditional Patio Door.

Bi-folds allow maximum light into your home.

Will my new windows and conservatory be permitted by building regulations and will I need planning permission?

We are FENSA registered which means we comply with all Building Regulations; your install will be registered with FENSA and a compliance certificate will be sent from them after install.