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KITSON WINDOWS STANDARDS RE-TESTED AND ACCREDITED

THE MOST ADVANCED AND ENERGY EFFICIENT RANGE OF WINDOWS AND DOORS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE IN THE UK

 

    

QUINTESSENTIAL FLUSH SASH RANGE                                                    OPTIMA HIGH PERFORMANCE RANGE

BROCHURE                                                                                                         BROCHURE

ALL CASEMENT FRAMES MANUFACTURED BY KITSON WINDOWS FROM JANUARY 2017 IN OUR NEW PROFILE 22 OPTIMA SUITE WILL BE RATED 'A+' AS STANDARD WITH A TRIPLE GLAZED OPTION STANDARD AS 'A++'

(Tilt & Turn Frames and Sash Windows will be rated 'A' as standard)

   

 

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NEW Anthracite Grey Suited Furniture

NOW AVAILABLE ON ALL DOOR AND WINDOW TYPES

DOWNLOAD OUR FRAME COLOUR AND FURNITURE LEAFLET

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UltraRoof380 Tiled Replacement Roof

UltraRoof380’s lightweight tiled roofing system gives you the most advanced replacement roof available on the market today.

UltraRoof380 overcomes the twin issues of your conservatory being too hot in summer and too cold in winter. Moreover, it creates a beautiful vaulted plastered ceiling inside - and on the outside a stunning lightweight tiled finish.

For those who want a solid roof but still want to retain an element of light within the room, the clever configurable technology in the UltraRoof380 allows the installation of multiple glass panels or Velux Windows – this can help project light into the adjacent room and give you a truly bespoke design.


Extremely thermally efficient due to its advanced design, UltraRoof380 is fully compliant with Building Regulations and has jhai system approval, giving you peace of mind from the outset of your replacement roof project.


At the ridge and hips of your roof you can choose between a modern aluminium capping or a more traditional tile roof capping, once again giving you a choice of design for your roof.

The external fascia boards are available in different colour choices to match or contrast your existing window frames: White, Black, Rosewood, Oak.

Depending on your preference, full glazed panels or Velux windows can be inserted into the roof to enable natural light to flood into the room. High performance glazing can be used to further enhance the experience of your new room. This glass can help reduce glare from the sun and control the amount of heat that you allow into the space.

         

Internally the UltraRoof380 is second to none. Around the perimeter of the ceiling sits an internal pelmet which can be used to insert spotlights or speakers and at the apex of the roof you can choose to add a fl at panel enabling you to insert down lights or hang pendant lights for main or mood lighting.

UltraRoof380 has a proven pedigree and will provide comfort and peace of mind for many years to come. The complete roof is pre manufactured to ensure consistent quality on site and speedy installation with minimal waste and minimal disruption to your home compared to other tiled roof solutions.

 

 

 

 

          

The Glass and Glazing Federation recently launced a new consumer site full of invaluable information for anyone planning to have new windows, doors or glass extensions fitted to their property.

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Kitson Windows have been appointed as the Regional Approved Manufacturer and Approved Commercial Window Contractor by the UK's leading PVCu systems extruder Profile 22

 

 

 

 

 

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Job Vacancies at Kitson Windows

Due to our ever-increasing product offering, we require additional, experienced fitters to work full time in the Northumberland and/or Borders Regions.

Applicants must be fully qualified and experienced within the industry.

Contact Peter Garven on 01665604770 or peter.garven@kitson.co.uk for more information.

 

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Kitson Windows has recently launched SMARTGLASS® Ultra 83, which is claimed to be the industry’s most advanced solar control, true self-cleaning glass for conservatory roofs and rooflights.

The market for specialist conservatory roof glass is really only twelve years old, yet the developments in products over the last two years have been significant and the SMARTGLASS® range has very much led the way.

SMARTGLASS® Ultra 83 is now the benchmark for all round performance with warm edge technology, a u-value of 1.0 W/m2K, g-value (solar control) of just 17% and combined with a good level of light transmittance at 25%.

The key to choosing high performance roof glass is about ‘selectivity’, in this case by reducing the solar energy able to enter the structure, yet allowing sufficient light transmission to ensure an open and airy feel, the very fundamental proposition of a glazed extension.

Kitson Windows can now specify this remarkable glass in all it's roof-glazed products including conservatories, 'LivinRoof' extensions and orangeries or extensions featuring the stunning new 'Ultrasky' rooflight.

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2015 RANGE COMPOSITE DOORS

The new Kitson Composite Door range featuring new styles, colours and hardware is now available.

more details

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Installed on a new build extension, Orangery, or inserted into an existing flat roof, a new Kitson Windows UltraSky rooflight will help you add the feeling of space and natural light to your home.

 

Whether it’s for a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom or bathroom the UltraSky rooflight will be the perfect stylish solution for you.

The UltraSky rooflight is stunning, enhancing any style of property, traditional or modern alike. It reduces the need for a chunky roof ridge and maximises the amount of glass that allows light to flood into your room. 

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Kitson Windows was awarded with the certificate of accreditation as an approved contractor by Safety Management & Monitoring Services for health and safety standards to contractor plus standard.

Certificate no. 10865

 

Health & Safety in services to windows, doors & conservatories.

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June 2014

All FENSA registered installations completed by Kitson Windows will now be provided with an insurance-backed guarantee which is FREE OF CHARGE to our clients.

This is provided, in addition to our standard guarantee, through the guarantee protection scheme of the GGF (Glass and Glazing Federation).

It replaces the previous scheme which 'Offered' an insurance-backed guarantee to the customer for a premium charge.

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Contemporary in design and functional in use, helping you to enjoy the outdoors. The Pergola is engineering excellence blended with contemporary design

Pergola is part of Ultraframes breathtaking new outdoor living range. It can be used to create a stunning, contemporary patio area, allowing you to enjoy the outdoor whilst protecting you from the elements. The Pergola can also be used as a carport and its innovative curved beam functions as an ingenious guttering system, whilst delivering beautiful aesthetics in a structurally superior design.


This fusion of engineering excellence with contemporary design is reinforced by the aluminium posts being part of the immensely robust structure, whilst also fulfilling the function of a rainwater downpipe to drain water away from the building. The Ultraframe Pergola is glazed with 6mm or 10mm glass which delivers the outdoor feel of the classic pergola style, whilst protecting from the rain.

 

The Pergola is available in 9 sizes and two distinctive colours: White or Textured Grey

More Information

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35th birthday celebrations at Kitson Windows

1979    2014

All the staff at Kitson Windows would like to thank our customers for their loyalty and support.

We look forward to the next 35 years of service, as the longest established, most accredited PVCu window and conservatory manufacturer in Northumberland and the Borders.

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VISIT YOUR KITSON WINDOWS SHOWROOM TO SEE WHAT'S NEW IN GLAZING

Electrically switched clear/opaque glazing

Traditionally jointed Sash Frames or Triple Glazed Options

 

 


loggia A revolution in conservatory design is here !

click LOGGIA for more!

 


ALNWICK TOWN F.C.  SPONSORSHIP

 

Another great season for Alnwick Town Football club was rounded up at the Annual football dinner with the awards being presented by

main sponsors Kitson Windows.

Many  thanks to Tommy McKie (Alnwick F.C. Chairman) for his huge efforts this season.

www.alnwicktownfc.co

 



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.

www.glazingombudsman.com


 

 

New Year - NEW COLOURS

A complete new range of coloured 'wood - feel' foiled profiles is now available and on display at our showrooms together with our standard Rosewood and Antique Oak.


    

 

 

 

WINDOW WHITE        CREAM               DARK RED          CHARTWELL

 

 

 

 

 

ANTIQUE OAK       IRISH OAK         ROSEWOOD            SIENA PR           DARK GREEN

 

   

 

 

 

ANTHRACITE          AGATE GREY      SLATE GREY      BLACK BROWN      STEEL BLUE

 

DOWNLOAD COLOURFOIL LEAFLET

 


 

Oct.2011

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


 

Sept.2011

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.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR GARAGE DOOR BROCHURE


 

Rennington Village Scarecrows

Aug.2011

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 !

Apr.2011

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-TARIFF 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

 


 

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


 

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!)

visit www.alnwicktownfc.co


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 CONSERVATORIES 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!!

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Pilkington Activ

SELF-CLEANING GLASS

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.

Overview

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.

Benefits

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

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

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