KITSON windows What's New and News
A revolution in conservatory design
is here !
click LOGGIA for more!
Orangeries or Conservatories
it's all in the detail
Watch this space for another fabulous new product to be launched soon
Another great season for Alnwick Town Football club was rounded up at the Annual football dinner with the awards being presented by Kitson Windows' managing director Neil Finlay.
Many thanks to Tommy McKie (Alnwick F.C. Chairman) for his huge efforts this season.
Retirement at Kitson Windows
Our Manager at Kitson Windows Ashington branch, Val Reed, retired this month after 25 years of loyal service with the company.
Although her vast experience and 'always happy' personality will be sadly missed, staff enjoyed an afternoon of stories, reminiscing and the odd glass of bubbly at the Alnwick Head Office to wish her a long and happy retirement with husband Eddy.
More regional firsts in accreditations
Kitson Windows became the first Window & Conservatory company in the region to achieve both
Q-Mark and Competent Persons awards for the
Survey and Installation of windows and doors to
BS8213 Part 4 under registration certificates no. 007 and 023
Kitson Windows also became the first regional company to attain membership of The Glazing Ombudsman Scheme who recently announced their acceptance by the British and Irish Ombudsman Association (BIOA) to become the only BIOA member ombudsman scheme for settling domestic glazing installation complaints within the UK.
New Year - NEW COLOURS
A complete new range of SIXTEEN coloured 'wood - feel' foiled profiles is now available and on display at our showrooms together with our standard Rosewood and Antique Oak.
Included in the range are our three new unique colours -
'Willow Green', 'Barley Water' and 'Vanilla'
SIENA PN BARLEY WATER VANILLA WILLOW GREEN CHARTWELL
ANTIQUE OAK IRISH OAK ROSEWOOD SIENA PR DARK GREEN
GALE GREY HAZY GREY SLATE GREY BECK (BLACK) STEEL BLUE
WINDOW WHITE DARK RED ICE CREAM
Membership of the
Planitherm Installer Network
for Kitson Windows
'Planitherm' and 'Planitherm Total+' glass is now used as standard in Kitson Windows' frames to give all our customers the benefits of this amazing performance glazing!
Click here to find out more about Planitherm energy efficient glazing
ELECTRIC SECURITY GARAGE DOORS
THE NEW RANGE OF ELECTRIC ROLLER GARAGE DOORS IS NOW AVAILABLE AFTER EXTENSIVE TESTING AT KITSON WINDOWS
The range has been developed to offer the highest security, heat and sound insulation qualities together with smooth and quiet electric operation all in a choice of colours to compliment our window and door ranges.
All are individually manufactured to exact sizes to suit our clients' properties and offer low maintenence and safety features as standard.
An operating sample and available colours are on display at the Alnwick Factory Showroom.
Rennington Village Scarecrows
When Kitson Windows recently completed a conservatory and roofline installation at Rennington Village the client missed the Kitson staff so much that they decided to set up a reminder in their garden!
Of course it also doubled as a charitable entry in the
annual Rennington Village Scarecrow competition.
GOING EVEN GREENER !
Already recognised as leading the way in environmental issues with firsts in ISO14001 accreditation and energy 'A' rated manufacturing, Kitson windows became the first company in the area to install Solar PV cells to a commercial property.
The installation was carried out at the Kitson Windows Alnwick manufacturing plant and was designed so that the electrical installation remains on view in the factory showroom for Kitson clients to see and fully understand how the system works.
Having fully experienced and tested the installation, system and financial benefits in house, Kitson Windows has now negotiated preferential rates for it's customers wishing to install a system to their own property to take advantage of the amazing financial as well as environmental rewards.
UPDATE OCTOBER 2011
THE 4KW SYSTEM FITTED TO THE KITSON FACTORY ROOF IN APRIL HAS RETURNED £1246 IN FEED-IN-TARRIF IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS!
FIRST MANUFACTURER IN THE REGION TO MANUFACTURE
'A' Rated Tilt & Turn Windows
Having been the first manufacturer in the region to achieve 'A' ratings for PVCu Casement windows back in 2008, July 2010 saw further accreditation for Kitson Windows in the Window Energy Ratings (WER) scheme when it achieved an incredible 'A+3' rating for it's standard PVCu Tilt & Turn windows.
This currently Makes Kitson Windows one of only thirteen manufacturers in the UK able to offer it's customers BFRC 'A' ratings on all it's PVCu window products.
All replacement and new windows must have a rating of 'C' or better by October 2010 so potential customers should ensure that they check if a company holds valid product certificates.
To view current certificate holders visit the British Fenestration Ratings Council at www.bfrc.org
AVAILABLE NOW !
The fabulous new Bygone collection is available to view in our showrooms
The ultimate quality sash window in PVCu or TIMBER is re-assuringly expensive but has to be seen to be appreciated!
The Bygone Collection is in addition to the existing Kitson Rennaissance range
STOP PRESS (FEB 2010)
October 2010 Changes to building regulations for replacement windows
Following the announcement by the CLG (Communities and Local Government Department), October this year will see changes to the current building regulations requiring that
ALL REPLACEMENT WINDOWS MUST HAVE AN OFFICIAL BFRC RATING CERTIFICATE OF 'C', 'B' or 'A'
Kitson Windows were the first manufacturer in the region to be awarded 'A' and 'C' ratings on PVCu Casement windows.
Having windows installed without a valid certificate after October will be illegal and between now and October would be very unwise!
ONLY MANUFACTURERS LISTED ON THE OFFICIAL BFRC WEBSITE ARE ABLE TO ISSUE GENUINE RATING CERTIFICATES -
MAKE SURE YOU CHECK BEFORE YOU ORDER!
For more information visit www.bfrc.org or www.pilkington.co.uk/buildingregulations
30th birthday celebrations at Kitson Windows
All the staff at Kitson Windows would like to thank our customers for their loyalty and support during the past three decades. We look forward to the next 30 years of service, as the longest established and most accredited window and conservatory manufacturer in Northumberland and the Borders.
ALNWICK TOWN F.C. SPONSORSHIP
Good luck to newly-promoted Alnwick Town Football Club for the 2011/2012 season
Kitson Windows is proud to continue supporting our local club
(an ugly looking bunch but a great team!)
FIRST MANUFACTURER IN THE NORTH EAST TO MANUFACTURE
'A' Rated Casement Windows
After almost eighteen months in development with our partners Profile 22 and Clayton Glass, Kitson Windows has been granted certification by BFRC (British Fenestration Registration Council) for our new generation casement frames as 'A' rated under the Government backed scheme to assess the performance of windows.
These windows are officially recognised as the highest performance available making Kitson Windows the first (and currently the only) manufacturer in the region to produce PVCu frames to this standard.
So how good is a Kitson Energimax window?
The 'A 'rated Kitson Energimax casement window will not lose any heat whatsoever from your home (none, zero, zilch!) - it's a little more complex than that but the principal really is true!
So by specifying Kitson Energimax 'A' rated windows you can now save money and help the environment at the same time!
And of course under the EPC scheme for homes, by fitting Kitson Energimax 'A' rated windows you are well on the way to an 'A' rated home!
for more information visit www.bfrc.org
The newly updated range of Kitson PVCu vertical sliding sash frames
is now available in CREAM as well as WHITE
together with the addition of WHITE WOODGRAIN
to the existing ROSEWOOD and GOLDEN OAK woodgrain finishes.
Trust Mark Quality Standard
Kitson Windows recently added trust mark to it's already impressive list of officially recognised quality standards.TrustMark is an initiative between government, consumer groups and industry to help people find reputable firms to do repair, maintenance and improvement work inside and outside the home.
TrustMark is based around a set of government endorsed standards.
When a firm displays the TrustMark logo it signifies that the scheme operator has checked the firm's technical skills, trading record and financial position. The firm has signed up to a code of practice that includes insurance, good health and safety practices and customer care.The scheme operator has checked and will continue to monitor the firm's quality of work, trading practices and customer satisfaction.
The firm will tell customers about any building regulations they must meet and may also be able to give the certificates they need.
NEW Berwick Showroom Site for Kitson Windows
The Berwick showroom site was moved from it's previous location in Woolmarket to a brand new double unit in the Ramparts Business Park.
Whilest the town-centre showroom had served Kitson customers well for over ten years, the new site will facilitate easier free parking and adjoining storage for trade customer collections.
Customers will be able to view the latest in conservatory products and see the new generation of environmentally-friendly, energy efficient 'A' rated frames.
Berwick Branch staff look forward to welcoming all Kitson customers, past, present and future, to the new showroom.
1 Sea View Business Park (NEXT TO MKM)
Tel: 01289 303036
PVCu frames in ANY COLOUR or woodgrain colour you could dream of!!!
The new range of COLOURED PVCu frames is NOW AVAILABLE
Visit the Alnwick Showroom to view a selection of display frames in varying styles and colours.
We can now manufacture and install Doors, Windows and Conservatories in almost any colour!!
From KITSON WINDOWS
This new revolutionary glass can now be incorporated into Kitson double glazed units at a minimal charge to enable the action of sunlight and rain to keep the glass clean!
This saves time, money, inconvenience and the use of harmful detergents affecting the environment.
The unique dual-action of the Pilkington Activ™ coating uses the forces of nature to help keep the glass free from organic dirt, giving you not only the practical benefit of less cleaning, but also clearer, better-looking windows.
Saves you time and money and is safer than cleaning your own windows.
- Can be used in almost any external domestic application.
- Unique coating is not worn away or rubbed off - lasts the lifetime of the glazing itself.
- Easily cleaned during dry spells by hosing down or wiping with a soft cloth and warm soapy water.
- Can be used in conjunction with other Pilkington glass products to provide increased energy efficiency and save on heating bills.
For more information visit http://www.pilkington.com
Kitson Windows Goes Green
Having been awarded ISO 9001 back in 1998, this year sees our additional accreditation to ISO 14001 - which is good news for the environment, good news for our customers and good news for us. We are one of only a handful of businesses within our industry to reach this standard.
Our 'New Generation' frames have been designed to be 99% recyclable while still able to achieve an 'A' rating in the proposed new government energy rating legislation.
One of the most effective ways to minimise environmental risks, meet legislative requirements and demonstrate corporate governance, is through the implementation of an environmental management system (EMS).
Certification to the internationally recognised EMS standard, ISO 14001 is becoming a preferred choice for organisations looking to demonstrate their environmental credentials.
First generation PVC frames removed by Kitson Windows are stripped of all hardwear and glass for local recycling and the now safe frames, together with our production offcuts are sent to the specialist Dekura plant for recycling.
New Entrance for the Alnwick Showroom
The new customer showroom entrance was opened in January
Featuring the new Pilkington Activ glazing it will serve as a test bed for this revolutionary glass before offering it to our customers.
The 'curtain-Wall' system frames have been designed to utilise K argon filled low iron units which make the structure so energy efficient that it will require no heating during winter despite facing North and benefiting from only minimal solar gain.