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The future's bright, the future's 12!
Monday, April 28th , 2014
The Bygone installer network met at Cranfield University on Friday for the launch of the 2014 Bygone Collection sash windows, top of the list was the new super slim meeting rail.
Lucky winners get to see semi finals
Tuesday, April 08th , 2014
We drew winners on Friday 4 April 2014, for this weekends semi finals at Wembley!
The Sales department here at Masterframe Windows Limited congregated to make this draw at 10:15 a.m. in the morning.
Cream Windows transform this Victorian Home
Tuesday, March 25th , 2014
Michael Hagan, Director of Aztec Windows (Coventry) Ltd, knows a thing or two about windows.
When his company was asked to find a nice sash window that could be mixed with some flush casements in cream, he knew the first call would be to Masterframe. A detached Victorian house, with earlier plain softwood sash windows, the property needed to look the part..........
India Exhibition, a huge success
Thursday, March 20th , 2014
The show was a big success but it was even more hectic after the show because we made such an impact.
Strong January Sales
Saturday, February 08th , 2014
It appears that January isn’t necessarily just about austerity and getting a bargain on the cheap.
With sales of Masterframe sash windows up 40% on this time last year, it seems that our customers not only see but appreciate the extra quality we build in to our windows, as excellent value for money. Even at this time of year.
CE marking and how it affects planners
Monday, January 27th , 2014
From 1st July 2013, European Union regulations make it mandatory for most construction products, including replacement double glazed windows, to carry the ‘CE’ mark.
In this, our third feature from consultant town planning expert, he looks at the impact of ‘CE’ marking has for double glazed windows and how it could affect good window design and town planning.
Single Glazing, Double Glazing or Triple Glazing?
Saturday, January 25th , 2014
As the debate continues, we offer some explaination of the challenges that face manufacturers and homeowmers alike.
Are planners right to expect identical reflections of imperfect glass, is the extra weight and layer of glass in triple glazing adding anything other than costs over double glazing?
Having trouble getting approval from your council?
Thursday, January 23rd , 2014
The National Planning Policy Framework explained. We are often asked for advice on how to get the local planning authority to approve new windows for a customer in a conservation area or similar, so here's some guidance for NPPF to help you secure approval for replacement sash windows......
DIY planning application, failed to secure new windows
Tuesday, September 24th , 2013
In this second feature, our consultant town planning expert looks a typical situation, an example of a what happened when a DIY application was refused and considers ways it may have been avoided.
Jim Hegarty Retires
Wednesday, March 26th , 2014
One of Masterframe Windows Limited’s Drivers retires on Friday 28 March 2014, after 11 long years of service.....
Monday, June 02nd , 2014
The Directors are very sad to announce that Pawel Kwiecinski passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Wednesday, April 09th , 2014
It is with regret that I must announce the passing of a former director and company chairman, Sidney Shaw, who sadly passed away on Friday 28th March, he was 87.
Tuesday, September 24th , 2013
It is with much sadness that we must announce that Kevin Terry passed away at 1pm today; Tuesday 24th September 2013.
The future of PVC-u sash windows
Saturday, September 21st , 2013
Being dedicated to just one product, Masterframe are often asked to write articles about PVC-u sash windows.
In previous articles we've explored the materials used and the change in perceptions of products, since the early days of the 1970’s. This time we refelect on the history and future of sash windows.
Planners are amazed with the new London Sash
Friday, September 13th , 2013
Masterframe windows have introduced a new and exclusive design called the London sash. Designed to replicate original sash windows where they are fitted behind arched, external brickwork.
New A+ and A* Window Energy Ratings
Friday, September 13th , 2013
Masterframe were the first company to gain a window energy rating of any kind, and certainly the first window to get a C rated back in 2005, that’s why we twice won the energy efficiency initiative of the year, at the G05 and G07 awards.
Now Certass and BFRC have different "A" ratings, which will cause serious confusion with retail customers. We explain whats going on here.
Good Sash Windows Go Unnoticed
Tuesday, September 10th , 2013
Masterframe recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Starting in 1988, the company has focused solely on the manufacture of high-end PVC box sash windows, ever since. In fact, Masterframe was the first company to achieve WERs on its products, with the first 5 licenses issued by the BFRC being awarded to Masterframe. In addition, the companywas also the first to achieve Secured By Design (SBD) on a sash window. What’s more, Masterframe has won the title of fabricator of the year, not once, but twice
Monday, July 01st , 2013
How better to celebrate the month we became 25 years old, than to have our best ever order intake. With more and more companies starting to make sash windows, maintaining our volumes is sometimes difficult, thankfully our clients apprecate value, and demand exceptional quality, something thats not on offer eslewhere.
Permitted Development Rights changes to Town Planning
Friday, June 14th , 2013
In this the first of a regular monthly feature, our consultant town planning expert explains the effect of new changes to the planning regulations and considers some of the implications for your business and your customers seeking to improve their homes.
In future features he’ll look at how the local planning authorities react to these and other changes being made to ‘cut red tape’ and ‘streamline’ the planning process, and offer tips and advice on the planning and conservation issues that are important to you and your customer.
Kevin Terry gets to Wembley
Friday, May 31st , 2013
Many customers have asked how Kevin Terry our driver has been since being told of his long term illness. Well we are pleased to say the long standing Tottenham fan was able to take his daughter and two sons to the England friendly against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley this week.