Windows through the ages: The design trends that have shaped the industry

Windows play an integral part in the way your house looks, both inside and out. Developments in window technology over the last 60 years have informed design, construction and aesthetics for both new-builds and the re-modelling of old windows. Advances in this arena ensure that windows are not just pleasing to the eye but practical and efficient too.

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Float Glass

The 1950s saw Alistair Pilkington get the idea for float glass whilst observing a dinner plate floating in his sink. He developed the method of floating glass over a bed of molten tin, which produces uniform thickness and flatter surfaces.

Insulating Glass

Double glazing, as it is more widely known, originated in the 1950s. Two or three panes are welded together with a gas-filled space in between. Insulating glass has played a huge role in energy-efficiency. The Energy Saving Trust recommends insulated glass to keep your home warm …

So Many Reasons to Play Netball

Netball is sure to enjoy a resurgence in popularity after the wonderful success of the England team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games a few days ago. Aside from that success, netball is a great sport to get involved and here are some of the many reasons you should get involved:

  1. You’ll have tons of fun and it’s a good way to improve your co-ordination skills. Enjoy a wide variety of warm up activities such as the ones seen in Netball Training drill videos at https://www.sportplan.net/drills/Netball/drills.jsp
  2. Increase your overall competitiveness whilst learning from qualified trainers and coaches.
  3. Make new friends who share the same interests and learn to work together as a team.
  4. Keep in shape, increase your fitness levels and help maintain a healthy weight.
  5. Benefit from learning lifelong skills and boost your self-esteem/confidence.
  6. Exercise helps to reduce stress and strengthens focus which you can apply in the workplace or