Keeping you up to date with Clear View and the folding door industry

Clear View like to keep you up to date with things going on in our business, so we post regular news articles that provide information on such things as new product launches, special offers, staff changes and completed projects. We also like to provide you with information about things that are happening in the bi-folding door and aluminium window industry.

Adding aluminium doors and windows is a good choice for your home

The popularity of aluminium doors and windows has continued to grow this year with many homeowners choosing to install them in their homes. Here are some of the reasons why this type of door and window are a good choice for your home: Aesthetics Put simply, aluminium doors and windows look great. As aluminium frames are so strong, this means that more of the...

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Are you sure a bi-folding door is right for you?

Bi-folding doors can be a great investment for the home. They allow an increased amount of light into rooms, creating a brighter and warmer atmosphere, as well as helping to break down barriers between indoor and outdoor living areas. Before deciding if a bi-folding door if the right option for you, here are some things to consider: Installation space available If the door is...

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How to incorporate a bi-fold door into a new conservatory

Conservatories and extensions are becoming an increasingly popular option for homeowners who want to increase living space without moving house. Extending your property can be an extremely exciting time, with many different design options possible in the planning stage. Incorporating a bi-fold door into a new conservatory can be a great move if you are aiming to maximise space and break down barriers between...

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How can aluminium windows and doors transform your home

At Clear View we have helped hundreds of home owners transform their properties through the installation of aluminium window and doors. Reasons for choosing to fit new doors and windows include to enhance the appearance of the house as well as quality of life. Here are three of the most common reasons why people pick aluminium doors and windows: To allow more natural light...

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How to choose between sliding and bi-folding doors

Investing in a home renovation project of any kind requires careful planning to ensure you make the right decision for your lifestyle and requirements. Glazed doors are a great choice if you’re looking to let more light into your property with both sliding doors and bi-folding doors proving popular options. If your decision has come down to which type of door would suit you...

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A detailed look at sliding patio doors

Sliding patio doors can help transform properties, providing a seamless link from indoor living spaces to outdoor areas. If you are thinking about investing in a sliding patio door, here are some of the main benefits of this kind of door: Increased amount of light One of the main advantages of sliding doors is the amount of light they will let into the room,...

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Top ways to make most of your garden

With warm, sunny weather finally here, this is the time of year when the garden is used most. Whether you have a large lawn, or more intimate backyard space, there are several steps you can take to make sure you make the most of your garden this summer: Make sure you know the sunny spots No matter what size garden you have, make sure...

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How can you make a difference to the exterior of your home?

Whether you are looking to add value to you home, make it more attractive in order to sell it, or simply want to change the exterior appearance, there are many steps you can take. Here are some of the most common actions taken by homeowners wanting to alter the outside of their property: Tidy up the garden An easy win, which is guaranteed to...

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Ways to bring more light into your home

Light, airy rooms are welcoming spaces to be in and can help to lift moods as well as create a welcoming atmosphere. Unfortunately, rooms are not always as bright as they could be either due to poor lighting or limited daylight being able to enter. However, there are several steps you can take to bring more light into your home: Use mirrors Mirrors are...

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Should you choose a roof lantern or a skylight?

Roof lanterns and skylights can both make fantastic additions to your home. Whilst structurally there are differences between the two, they both enable more light to enter the room they are installed in. This increase in natural sunlight can be really beneficial – as well as making the space brighter and airier it can also help to lift moods and increase Vitamin D intake....

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Tips for the perfect bbq

With summer finally here, many of us are keen to make the most of the good weather and our outdoor space. There is nothing better than a BBQ with a group of friends at the weekend. Being in the garden means a more relaxed atmosphere as well as room for more people. Here are our top tips for hosting a perfect gathering: Create a...

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How to add value to your home

In today’s economic climate every square foot of your home is valuable and many people cannot afford to simply buy a bigger or better home. Instead, more and more people are improving their current home. As well as making their homes a nicer place to live, some home improvements can actually add value to your property and may help you take that next step...

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Sizes of bi-folding doors

There are many different sizes of bi-folding doors available. The exact measurements of your doors will ultimately depend on the space you have available, the amount of panels you decide to have and what kind of frame you choose as part of the design. When considering the size of your new aluminium bi-folding doors, it’s important to think about the following aspects. Internal bi-folding...

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What styles of bi-folding doors are available?

As many different styles of bi-folding doors are available it’s important to understand what each is so that you can choose the best possible design for your home or workspace. At Clearview we work with our customers to ensure they pick the most suitable products for their properties. Here are some of bi-folding doors available and the differences between them: Two pane bi-folding door...

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Aluminium helps overcome bi-folding door myths and boost property prices

Aluminium bi-folding doors are becoming an increasingly common edition to many homes in the UK. Owners choose to install these kinds of doors as they let more light into the property, are incredibly space efficient, can provide high levels of thermal efficiency and add value to house prices. However, there are still some myths circulating about whether these doors are suitable for all types...

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Top reasons to choose aluminium bi-folding doors

Bi-fold doors are becoming increasingly popular with customers throughout the country. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, they are also known to add value to a property. Here are some of the top reasons to choose bi-folding doors for your home: They can be tailor-made One of the great things about bi-folding doors is that they can be designed to suit your property. As...

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Top myths about sliding patio doors

Sliding patio doors offer a modern, sleek solution to the challenge of how to stay warm and dry inside while enjoying what the outdoors has to offer to the full. Uninterrupted views and increased daylight make sliding patios doors from Clear View a great option to connect your home with your garden. Some myths still surround patio doors, though, founded when patio doors were...

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Why would you pick aluminium windows?

Aluminium framed windows are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners seeking to refresh their property’s PVC window with something more sophisticated. Over the last few years we have installed thousands of aluminium windows at properties throughout the UK. Here are three reasons why people are picking this product: Durability Aluminium is a durable material and unlike wooden frames does require regular maintenance or treatment to...

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Clear View sponsors Huddersfield Rugby Union Match

Clear View is delighted to announce that we sponsored the Huddersfield Rugby Union match against Leicester Lions on Saturday 24th March. Clear View has been proud sponsors of games for the past few seasons and is pleased to continue this partnership with the rugby club. Huddersfield competes in the National 2 North Division and are currently in the middle of the table, just above...

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Spring cleaning tips for 2018

Despite the recent snow, it does appear that spring really is just around the corner now with the sun shining throughout Yorkshire this week. With this in mind it is time to give the house and garage a spring clean, ready for the year ahead. We recommend doing the following in your home: Work in sections from top to bottom It’s important to work...

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Top myths of patio doors

Sliding patio doors offer a modern, sleek solution to the challenge of how to stay warm and dry inside, while enjoying what the outdoors has to offer to the full. Uninterrupted views, and increased daylight make sliding patios doors from Clear View a great option to connect your home with your garden, or patio. Some myths still surround patio doors, though, founded when patio...

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The benefits of bi-folding doors

Bi-folding doors are becoming increasingly popular across the UK with more and more being fitted in houses and businesses. If you are thinking about installing bi-folding doors, here are some of the benefits of this type of door: Light and space Bi-fold doors ensure that maximum amounts of light are let in, creating a warm and welcoming feel to rooms where they are fitted....

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Clear View welcomes new staff member to team

Clear View is pleased to welcome Kimberley Law to our team as a Sales and Project Co-Ordinator. She joins the team as we continue to grow our department to allow us to provide outstanding levels of customer service to all our clients, domestic and commercial. Speaking about the appointment, Sales Director Graeme Bowen said: “Clear View is always looking to improve and Kimberley joining...

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3 things to think of before you replace windows

If you are thinking of replacing your windows, the choice can seem endless. There are many factors to bear in mind, so here are three of the most important things to think about before deciding which new window to choose. Thermal efficiency Choosing double or triple glazed windows might have an initial outlay attached to it, but in the long-term savings can be made...

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How to choose a front door for your home

A new front door can add character to your home as well as improve its appearance and even value in the long term. When deciding which design to opt for it is important to bear the following factors in mind to make sure you choose the perfect door for your property: Quality It may be tempting to think about the door in terms of...

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Six factors influencing the UK property market in 2018

Clear View manufactures high quality doors and windows for all types of UK properties,  and notes encouraging predictions for improvements in the property market in 2018. Factors affecting the UK property market for 2018 include: Low interest rates, expected to rise 0.25% to 0.75% in spring. With more than half of mortgage borrowers on fixed rate deals, though, many will not be immediately affected,...

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What makes the best bi-fold doors?

Once you have made the decision to invest in bi-fold doors, there are many choices available. Sometimes our customers tell us there are overwhelmed by the different styles available as well as the variety of brands to choose from. Here are some things to think about when deciding which ones to choose. First of all there is the manufacturing company themselves. There are many...

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How to choose sliding doors for your home

Deciding to invest in new doors for your home is a big decision. As such, it is important to research both the types and styles of doors available before buying. If you are thinking about transforming your living space, here are some of the things we recommend considering: Thermal efficiency Sliding doors can be extremely heat efficient which is great news for your home...

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What are the benefits of sunlight?

Bi-folding doors can not only enhance the look of a room and increase its functionality, they can also be a great source of natural light. Not only does this mean less money being spent on bulbs and bills, the additional amount of sunlight can also have a positive impact on general health and wellbeing. One of the most well-known benefits of sunlight is that...

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Home improvements to add value to your property

If you are considering selling your house either now, or at some point in the future there are several types of improvement which could prove to be a good return on investment. In particular, estate agents regard en-suite bathrooms, double glazing and bi-fold doors as means of adding value to property. En-suite bathrooms These days en-suites are considered a must, particularly when it comes...

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How to renovate your home for a profit

Whether your property renovation project is your home, or an investment, you will want to prioritise your budget to achieve a profit from your efforts. Beautiful new windows and doors from Clear View can really make a statement, and Clear View have a few other great tips to make sure your property renovation is profitable. Start with the essentials. Consider whether your property renovation...

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What Is An Orangery?

Often mistaken for a conservatory, an orangery is a room extension with a brick base, flat perimeter roof and a central roof lantern along with windows and doors. Getting its name from it’s original use, orangeries were originally used to shelter citrus trees in the 17th century; homes which had orangeries were considered extremely wealthy. Originating from Italy and modernised by architectural development in...

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How to Heat and Cool a Conservatory

10 years ago conservatories were completely useless for 6 months of the year. This was due to the lack of insulation and heating methods which caused them to match the freezing weather outside throughout the cold seasons, and overheat in the warmer periods of the year. Previous designs magnified sun rays and also let out heat too easily, meaning that it was difficult to...

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How To Use Sliding Doors In Barns

Barn conversions make for incredible homes, so much so that old derelict barns are hard sought and fought over. The genuine rustic exterior makes a welcome break from uniform new builds, and they end up being a home rather than a house, in the truest sense. However, barn conversions are very easy to do wrong, and without using reputed, experienced builders they can end...

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How to Clean Your Windows, Properly

Dirty windows are instantly noticeable. It is a sorry side effect of the transparency of glass that when this transparency is interrupted it is very easy to see. Not only does this look bad, it reflects poorly on the homeowner and can also cause premature wear to your windows and doors. Simply put, cleaning your windows is vital. But, what is the best way...

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Can You Use Furniture from Different Periods?

Most modern design ideals seem to have the idea that everything has to match. To be in keeping. This can lead to people sticking to a ‘theme’ throughout their home. Everything matches and takes from the same colour palette. While this can lead to a striking house, it often doesn’t lend itself to making a very good home. Often, people only adhere to this...

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Brilliant Feedback from Recent Project

At Clear View Bi-Folding Doors we like to, unofficially, operate a ‘no news is good news’ policy. Our thinking is that if we never hear from a client again, then their windows are doors were manufactured and installed properly. However, occasionally we very much like to hear back from them, especially if it is with feedback like this:   ‘We are very delighted with...

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Merry Christmas!

Wow, we can’t believe Christmas has come around this quickly. It seems like it was only 2 minutes ago when we wrote this post last year. So much has happened this year that we’ve hardly had chance to breathe and take stock. We have installed untold numbers of doors and windows in homes and businesses throughout Yorkshire. However, we have also installed our wares...

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4 Tips for Selecting The Right Aluminium Doors

With so many suppliers and door types out there, picking your new aluminium doors can be a real headache. Should you go for sliding or bi-folding? How many panels, which glass, what colour and do you want hardware? Thankfully, with over 10 year’s experience and an in-house design team, Clear View Bi-Folding Doors are in the ideal situation to help you decide. 1.       If...

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How to Use Your Orangery in Winter

We recently wrote an article about the differences between an orangery and a conservatory, if you haven’t read it then we believe it’s definitely worth a look. However, we wanted to produce this post for people who already have an orangery, or someone who is thinking about getting one, and wondering what to do with it in the winter. People often think of Orangery’s...

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How to Host a New Years Party

The festive season is fully upon us, which means that the year’s biggest party is just around the corner. It might feel like you have a while before it lands, but if you are hosting the party this year then take our word for it; blink and it’ll be here. Now is the time to make plans, send out invites and start to prep...

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How to Stop Condensation on Your Windows

As the frosty weather draws in, the increase of condensation on your windows could soon become damaging to your home, especially if you have old, wooden, windows. Interior condensation is caused by an excessive amount of warm moisture in the house and often occurs in winter as the warm air in the home condenses on the cold windows, causing them to fog up and...

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Antiques in the Kitchen

Antiques have long had a place in the family home. From entire houses decorated in a traditional fashion, to statement pieces dotted around. There are even collectors who do not display their wares, instead hording it for further transactions or simply for the pleasure of it. But one place you rarely see antiques is the kitchen. Like the bathroom, the archetype kitchen is crisp,...

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When to Use Sliding Doors

Clear View Bi-Folding doors supply a complete range of aluminium framed windows and doors. This means that we supply a wide range of products, from windows to roof lanterns. We also supply sliding doors, but when should you go with sliding doors, over their bi-folding cousins? As a quick run-down, sliding doors have been described as ‘a sliding glass wall’. Rather than folding up...

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Maps as Decoration?

Humans have long had an urge to travel. It is how we became one of the only species to spread to all parts of the earth. Every civilisation has at some point sought out new lands, whether this was for trade, or other less honourable reasons. Synonymous with travel is, of course, navigation. And with navigation comes maps. People have been as obsessed with...

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Aluminium Frames Perfect for Your Modern Property

Increasingly, architects are incorporating aluminium frames into their building designs for aesthetic purposes. The options of aluminium doors and windows available at Clear View can increase the appeal of a building from the inside or the outside; thus, improving the atmosphere of a home or workplace. One of the functional benefits of aluminium frames is that with a powder coat finish, they should never...

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Why choose Curtain Walling?

As well as being aesthetically pleasing to the eye, with a 4mm toughened outer edge, curtain walls can withstand extreme weather conditions. So although the wide-open view may look intimidating, we can assure you that your house will still be as protected as it would if a brick wall was there. One of our biggest projects ever entailed designing and installing a 4500 x...

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Creating the Perfect Garden This Autumn

Autumn usually conjures images of the warm fires and cosy blankets on the sofa. It can be a beautiful time of year, but it is not usually a time of year that we imagine spending in the garden. But this is shame. The colours associated with autumn are not to be found anywhere else. To ignore these would be a terrible loss. As much...

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Can Aluminium Work With Historic Builds?

When people discuss the aesthetics of aluminium framed doors and windows there are a few words which always seem to be used; modern, clean, contemporary and minimalist for example. These words conjure very specific images in our minds. And while this is not necessarily inaccurate, it is perhaps doing aluminium doors and windows a disservice. Upon hearing these words people with more traditional, rustic,...

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Clear View open new Bi-Folding Door showroom

Seven years ago Paul Oxley and Graeme Bowen set up Clear View Bi-Folding Doors Ltd with a simple mission: to become the leading provider of folding and sliding doors in Yorkshire. But their passion for the business and drive to succeed extended well beyond the beauty of Aluminium frames. It was about a desire to bring happiness to people’s lives, by transforming the spaces...

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The Benefits of In-House Manufacturing

If you have looked around our website you might have noticed frequent mentions of end-to-end services, or in-house manufacturing. To some these comments may not mean much, but they mean a lot to us, and we’d like to explain why. When we mention that we provide a complete end-to-end service we really mean that. Other suppliers of aluminium doors and windows we take measurements,...

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What Natural Light Can do for You

Clear View Bi-Folding Doors supply sliding doors, bi-folding doors and roofing lanterns, so it’s safe to say that we are fans of natural light. But, this goes far beyond simple aesthetics for us though. The benefits of increased natural light are numerous. Below, are just a few of them: Health – it has been proven through studies carried out in hospitals that patients with...

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How to Decorate Your Hallway

Too often hallways are neglected. Seen as the thoroughfare of the home they are often spaces that are practical, before they are beautiful. With piles of coats and shoe racks taking up the space, they are not a part of the home to spend time in. But this is a shame. After your front door, the hallway is the first part of your home...

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Choosing the Right Brick for Your Home

Nothing quite changes the appearance of the outside of your home like aluminium windows and doors. Instantly they lift and modernise a building. They are unique in the way that they work with a whole range of design styles. From modern and minimalist, to rustic and cosy, there is an aluminium window and door that will work with your home. However, beyond the windows...

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Important Features Of Slimline Sliding Doors

Slimline doors are becoming an increasingly popular option amongst our customers with us installing more and more in people’s homes. Here are some of the key features of this type of door: Appearance As their name suggests, slimline doors are extremely thin, with the minimal amount of frame required. This means that the amount of glass is maximised and that visually they are very...

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What is an Orangery?

When you start to look at any kind of extension or conversion you will undoubtedly come across the term ‘orangery’ more than a few times. No doubt this will lead to some confusion, as to most people an orangery looks just like conservatory, but there are a few differences, which are definitely worth taking note of. The roots or orangeries are kind of given...

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Which Kitchen Floor To Use

When remodelling your kitchen few parts of it require as much consideration as the flooring. Though it may not initially seem so, the floor will not only dictate the general feel of the room, but also how well it is suited to you as a person from a practical standpoint. Here, Clear View Bi-Folding Doors would like to run through a few of the...

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Some Pretty Good Feedback!

The Consumer Protection Association is a top UK consumer protection agency. A national organisation that has been helping consumers and installers for over twenty years, the CPA is recognised as the number one resource for connecting accredited home improvement installers with consumers. They are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and offer a range of products to protect the consumer when purchasing home...

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Am I Allowed to Install Aluminium Windows?

We often get this question asked of us at Clear View Bi-Folding Doors. It is understandable, when watching programmes like Grand Designs it seems the entire project is hinged around whether or not the family gets planning permission. This makes our potential clients wary about whether they are able to fit aluminium windows and doors to their property or not. So, we thought we...

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Why We Love Our Job

There is a reason why everybody at Clear View Bi-folding Doors are here. We genuinely enjoy what we do which is supplying some of the finest sliding and bi-folding doors in the country. Every member of staff takes immense pride in what they do. We take pride in building a relationship with every customer throughout the project but we don’t get offended if we...

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How to Create a City Garden

More so than a large landscape garden, city gardens should be approached as if they are another room of the house. Small and cosy, they are often intimate little spaces, and should be approached as such. Most garden spaces in a city are small, and trying to make them appear larger, for the illusion of grandeur, is futile. So you would be better served...

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Should You Use Sliding or Bi-Folding Doors on Your Garage Conversion?

The amount of people that actually use garages to store cars in is rapidly dwindling, and as the square footage of living space is coming at more and more of a premium it makes a lot of sense to convert your garage. Garage conversions are becoming more and more commonplace. Converting your garage is a fantastic way to add value and space to your...

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The Best Home Improvements to Add Value to Your Home

In today’s economic climate every square foot of your home is valuable and many people cannot afford to simply buy a bigger or better home. Instead, more and more people are improving their current home. As well as making their homes a nicer place to live, some home improvements can actually add value to your property, and may help you take that next step...

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This Seasons Best Patio Furniture

Brighten up your Patio. One of the main reasons people install bi-folding doors is to reduce the barrier between inside and out. During the warmer months of the year, and even on a cool autumn evening, there is nothing more pleasant than sitting out in your own garden, relaxing and enjoying what is yours. However, you can only do this if your patio furniture...

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Landscape Gardeners in Yorkshire

One of the biggest reasons people get bi-folding and sliding doors installed into their home is to try and lower the barrier between the indoors and out. In summer, when the doors are constantly open, the line between your home and garden gets blurred to the point of non-existence. This is perfect for a warm summers day, but, only if your garden is a...

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Caring for Your Aluminium Doors

We take a huge amount of pride in the aluminium doors and windows we produce. We understand the size of the investment they represent. This is why we work hard to ensure that our doors and windows are counted amongst the finest in the country. This care for our products extends beyond our facility though. We want to make sure that you get the...

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Summer Patio Design Ideas

Summer is the season we all re-discover our home’s outside space and strive to make the most of it whilst the sun lasts. Patios are a great extension to a home, one of the best aspects of them is that they can be tailored to suit any home. Whether you want to create a separate outdoor space for socialising, or create an area that...

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Why Choose Aluminium Over PVC

When they first emerged, it was thought that traditional PVC windows were far superior to aluminium windows. When they were first released aluminium windows only came in a silver finish and were viewed as being utilitarian when compared to ‘soft’ PVC which came in white, or a wood finish. However, a lot has changed. as well as design moving on, technology also has. This...

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French or Patio Doors?

Which door to choose? This can be daunting, but don't worry, we're here to help. There used to be quite a distinction between French and Patio doors. However, the term patio doors has started to be used as a blanket term to describe all doors that are large and open directly onto the garden, disregarding how the doors open and close. This means that...

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How to Get More Light Into Your Kitchen

It is easy to see why the kitchen is known as the heart of the home. It’s not only used to cook, but also a place to socialise, spend time with family and to relax. Of course, everyone’s kitchen layout is different, but it is more often than not the most used room in the home. Because of this, it is essential that the...

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Benefits Of Patio Doors

Yorkshire provides the perfect scenery to justify getting patio doors installed in your home. The views that Yorkshire offer are some of the best in the country, and it would be a shame to pass up the chance to view these through your patio door. Along with the breath-taking views, when they are opened, having patio doors installed can offer a breath of fresh...

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Summer Kitchen Trends

In a recent study 52% of respondents rated their kitchen to be the highest value room in their home. The second most valuable room in the survey was the lounge, followed by the bedroom/ bathroom. Keeping up with the latest kitchen trends can be difficult and expensive if your not careful. 39% of the people that took the survey spent over £1000 on revamping...

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What Are U Values?

When conducting research on any types of window or roofing lantern you will probably encounter the term U Values on a regular basis. Here at Clearview we use the term daily but we are conscious that some people may not have heard the term, or know exactly what it means. Therefore, we thought we would explain what the U Value is, and outline how...

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Doors This Summer

With Summer, just around the corner we can feel the temperature rising. It is around this time of year that people start to look out of their windows and crave the warmth, sunlight and fresh air of being outdoors. Bi-folding and sliding doors can provide similar emotions and experiences without the need to physically go outside. Sliding and bi-folding doors feature large panes of...

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Prolong the Life of Your Doors

Clearview have been designing, manufacturing, delivering and installing aluminium doors and windows for over 10 years. In this time we have installed a huge number of doors to homes and businesses all over the North of England. We recommend that all homeowners take time to care for their windows and doors. When the windows are properly cared for they will look better, and are...

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How to have the perfect BBQ

It’s now that perfect time of year; the time between Spring and Summer where the days are longer and warmer meaning we can open our doors to make the most of our outdoor spaces. It is also a great excuse to do everyone’s favourite thing; have a BBQ. Therefore, we thought we would put a few tips together to help you create the perfect...

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How to maximise space in small gardens

Having a small garden can sometimes feel frustrating. It can feel like you have a blank canvas with little potential. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. A small garden can be beautiful, through using little tricks and injecting personality into the space, a once small garden can be transformed into a great outdoor living space. The main thing to remember is that...

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In-House Manufacturing

At Clearview, we specialise in the design, manufacturing, and installation of a range of doors and windows including Bi-Folding, Sliding and shop fronts which we supply to homes and businesses throughout the UK. Clearview have been in operation for over 10 years. One reason for our continued success is that we always ensure our products are on the forefront of style and design. Another,...

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3 Ways To Uplift Your Home

Often people like to update their home every 5 to 10 years. These updates can consist of small changes to the interior or complete renovations, but the main point of these is to make us feel better about the space we spend so much time in. Improvements to the interior of our home are also a great way to enhance our mood and wellbeing....

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Spring Home Improvements

It is now officially Spring, which means it is that perfect time of year to start planning home improvements. Whether you are looking to do a simple Spring clean, modernize your home or make changes to increase the value of your home; Spring is the perfect time to make changes. Installing new windows and doors is one small change you could make to enhance...

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3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Outdoor Living Space

Now that the clocks have changed the days are longer and brighter. This means it is time to make the most out of your outdoor living space. Many people take their outside space for granted and forget that it is a great extension to their home. For this reason, we have listed 3 ways to help you get the most out of your patio...

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Spring Design Trends

While the equinox has already passed, it finally feels like spring is starting to arrive, and with it comes a whole host of interior trends. Clear View take a look at some of the predicted trends of spring for this year. Neutral colourways and warm pastels – neutral greys and warm pastel shades are working together this spring to bring a clean and simple...

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5 Reasons you should Invest in New Aluminium Doors for Your Home

Who needs a new door right? Wrong. Doors are an often understated part of our homes. We don’t seem to quite realise the impact they have on us on a day to day basis. Doors are the last thing to see us leave on a day, and the first to greet us when we get back. They even guard our homes and protect us...

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What to Look For in a Patio Door

There is a good amount to consider when choosing a new patio door. Thankfully, Clear View have been supplying, manufacturing and installing patio doors in the Yorkshire area for over 10 years. In this time we have learned a few things which can help you choose the perfect door for you. 1.      Consider material carefully. You’d be surprised how much the frame...

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Top ways to get more natural light into your home

There is nothing better on a lovely, warm summers day than natural light peering into your home. It makes us feel ten times better seeing the sunshine, keeping us healthy by supporting us with some extra vitamin D (most of us living in England through the winter need it!) However, getting natural light into a dark room can be difficult. At Clear View, our...

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Why energy efficient windows matter

Since the days of single glazing, windows have evolved dramatically and energy efficient windows are more important than ever. Whilst there was a large transition from single glazing to double glazing, even double glazing windows have advanced to provide improved security, weather protection and draught exclusion. However, today there is another key property to add to the list which many people seek when choosing...

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Sliding or bi-folding doors?

Whether you’re just replacing doors or going for a full renovation, you shouldn’t rush the decision of which doors to get. There are many variables and many pros and cons for both sliding doors and bi-folding doors. If you’re replacing doors make sure that it’s the right one. A recent survey showed that 85% of people thought that having a view of your garden...

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Difference between Bi-Fold and Sliding Doors

Clear View are door specialists, and can help design, manufacture, and install aluminium bi-folding doors and sliding doors, amongst many other high quality products. Both bi-folding and sliding doors are excellent options if you are looking to bring more light into your commercial or domestic property. Not only are these products exceptionally stylish, they also have a multi-point hook locking system, meaning they provide...

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Clear View Commercial Services

It is naïve to think that first impressions do not count, especially when it comes to a commercial business. When a potential customer or client walk into your premises they will be making a judgement on you based on its appearance. This is why it is vital to have a modern and well-presented premises, especially in Metropolitan cities like Leeds and Manchester. One of...

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New Year, New Doors

The new year is a fantastic time of the year to begin thinking about installing some new doors. There is an air of freshness and new starts. We clear out the old and bring in the new. We often get round to tackling those small jobs in our homes that have been bugging us for a while, in order to start the new year...

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What range of sizes can your sliding doors be?

Sliding doors are a popular choice on many homes across the UK, as they provide the opening to join your lounge or dining room onto the patio area. Sliding doors work via a track system and because of the width of the tracks, most sliding door configurations are limited, with the largest a 6 door configuration. This is because they must slide past each...

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Christmas Opening Hours

Clear View would like to make everyone aware of our Christmas opening hours. We will close on Thursday 22nd and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope you all have a lovely festive period and that 2017 is a great year for you all.

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Clear View receives 4 outstanding testimonials

In the spirit of giving and festive cheer, Clear View has just received four outstanding testimonials based on our quality of service, products and going that extra mile. Below you can see our four latest testimonials: “I just wanted to say a big thank you to Clearview in particular Joanne. The doors are wonderful but the quality of the product as you know is...

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How can you bring light into your extension?

Opening up your property with an extension has become a hugely popular way to improve your home. When done right an extension, particularly one into your garden, can bring the outdoors into your home as well as providing more room for you and your family. To effectively do this, during the design process make sure to carefully consider the placement, size and type of...

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Curtain Walling in Homes

Curtain walling has been taken from commercial properties and is now being included in many new build domestic properties to enhance the natural light offerings and provide stunning homes. What is curtain walling? According to standards, curtain walling is: “An external building facade produced with framing made mainly of metal, timber or PVC-U, usually consisting of vertical and horizontal structural members, connected together and...

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Preparing your windows and doors for winter

As winter is now well and truly upon us, many Yorkshire homeowners are looking to protect their property from adverse weather. Here at Huddersfield based Clear View, we have been providing specialist aluminium windows and doors to our customers for over ten years and know how properly installed and maintained fittings can help keep your home protected all year round, as well as saving...

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What windows should you choose?

Windows are an essential and underrated part of any home. Your windows are key to bringing the outdoors in and can completely transform the look of a property inside and out. At Clear View it is our job to provide our Yorkshire customers with this transformation, and there are many factors to consider when choosing the right windows for the right house. Purpose The...

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How to create the illusion of space through glazing

Natural light is an underrated yet crucial feature in any home. A lighter and brighter area can create the illusion of more space and make your Yorkshire home appear bigger. As experts in aluminium windows and doors, here at Clear View we know glazing can transform your home and have outlined just how below. Update your windows The simplest thing you can do to...

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5 ways to transform your homes exterior

In a competitive housing market the way you present your home’s exterior to maximise your ‘curb appeal’ has never been more important. Here at Yorkshire based Clear View we have come up with five ways to transform your home’s exterior and make it stand out of the crowd. Doors You front door is the focal point of your home and the first thing a...

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Home Improve or Move?

It is natural over time to become disillusioned with your home, whether it has outdated features you long to be rid of or you have simply outgrown it over time, there is a reason the average person moves 11.7 times in their lifetime. However in today’s economic climate, the decision to pack up and move cannot be taken lightly. The cost of moving is...

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Natural Light in the Workplace

We are all aware of the importance of natural light within a home. For some this can even be the deciding factor on whether or not to purchase a property. So why don’t we take the same care when deciding upon a perfect place to set up our workplace? Many offices around the UK are extremely dependent on artificial light, a lot with very...

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Customer Satisfaction Scores Remain High for Clear View

Clear View has continued to score highly in the recent CPA customer satisfaction survey with 96% of respondents rating the quality of service as excellent or very good. Three in every four respondents rated the company’s customer service as excellent and 96% of all those who answered the questionnaire in this quarter would recommended the company on to a friend, colleague or family member....

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Reasons to Choose Bi-Folding Doors for Your Home

Every door has different positives and negatives. That’s why it’s a good idea to really look into each design to find the one that benefits your home the most. Bi-Folding doors are just one of many when it comes to external doors, but what’s so great about them? Natural Light All external doors allow outside light to enter you home. Natural light really gives...

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Three Tips When Choosing a Patio Door

It can be hard to decide which patio door to get for your home, especially with the selection of either sliding, swinging, French or bi-folding. It all really comes down to the design and layout of your home so here are three things to consider. Space Swinging and French doors both need quite a bit of room to open. When you know the location...

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History of the metal-framed window

The metal-framed window has had a long process of technical refinement to get to the standard we expect today. At Clear View, as we provide modern aluminium windows to homes and business across Yorkshire and the North of England, we decided to take a look back at the 500 years that started with easily-moulded, easily stolen lead frames, and led to the highly efficient...

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Clear View sponsor local football team

Clear View have recently agreed to sponsor local junior football team Honley Juniors for two years and will feature on the playing shirts of one of their age group teams. Clear View has always been keen to give back to the local community - regularly taking part in local events like the annual duck race - and are pleased to be able to sponsor...

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How Secure Are Bi-Folding Doors?

Most bi-folding doors are usually fitted at either the side or the back of a home but even if out of sight, it is still important to make sure it is secure. Doors like these and patio doors may seem like an easy option for a thief but that isn’t the case. Aside from the obvious which would of course be the lock, bi-folding...

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Benefits of aluminium windows and doors for your business

Clear View have been providing commercial aluminium windows and doors in Yorkshire for over 10 years and have seen first-hand how they can benefit a business. That is why we have outlined the main reasons why you should be considering aluminium for your company: Efficiency Good quality aluminium windows and doors are extremely energy efficient. Offering excellent sound and thermal insulation, they can save...

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Get the perfect aluminium windows for your home

Here at Clear View, we have been installing aluminium windows to homes throughout Yorkshire and the North of England for over 10 years and know that they can bring a touch of class to any domestic property. However with so many factors like style, design and size to consider, it is important you know how to choose the right windows for your home. Consider...

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Benefits of internal sliding doors

Many of Clear View’s Yorkshire customers have reaped the benefits of having aluminium sliding doors installed in their home. The “sliding glass walls” excel at bringing the outdoors into your home, providing easy access to your outdoor living space in summer when open, and an unobstructed view of your garden when closed in winter. However what many people don’t consider is the benefits of...

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Are Bi-folding doors right for you?

During the summer months we all start to think about the different ways we can bring the outdoors into our homes. Bi-folding doors have seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years for this very reason. Their most advantageous feature being that they allow for a whole wall of glass in your home to be opened up completely, blurring the lines between inside...

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Benefits of an aluminium roof lantern

Roof lanterns are becoming an increasingly popular solution among homeowners as a clever injection of light in an otherwise dark space, but what other benefits does an aluminium roof lantern have for you and your home? At Clear View, we have been helping families all over the Yorkshire region flood their homes with natural light, so below, our team of experts have listed some of...

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When do you need planning permission?

Did you know that most houses have Permitted Development (PD) rights which means you could modify your home without the need of the lengthy process of Planning Permission? Permitted Development rights give most houses automatic planning consent for a range of modest alterations within a set of parameters. Here at Clear View we have come up with a brief summary of the main points,...

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What you need to know about aluminium windows

If you’re in the market for brand new windows for your home, you may already have come across aluminium windows. They are quickly rising in popularity, and provide a whole host of benefits to homes that utilise them. Here at Clear View in Huddersfield, we specialise in aluminium windows and we know exactly how beneficial they can be and how satisfied our customers have...

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Alternative uses for sliding doors

Here at Clear View in Huddersfield, we specialise in aluminium sliding doors that act as an entrance to a room or a property. However, the possibilities of sliding doors don’t just end there. In fact there are many uses for sliding doors that many people may not have thought of, so we thought we would take the opportunity to outline some of our favourites...

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Why should you choose sliding doors for your home?

As summer is well and truly upon us, here at Clear View we believe that choosing sliding doors for your home will allow you to make the most of the sunshine. Sliding doors do not require as much framework as bi-folding doors, which means larger glass panes that allow plenty of natural light into your room. As some Clear View customers have described the...

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What to consider when planning bi-folding doors

There are many benefits to installing bi-folding doors in your home. The multi-folding doors create a 90% clear opening giving you open access to your garden, bringing the outdoors in! But despite the clear benefits of the bi-fold, it always wise to do a little research and seek some advice before choosing and installing the right doors for you. Understand the choice of material...

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Clear View Employee receives glowing praise

Clear View employee Tana Wrigley has recently received glowing praise from clients as Clear View continue to offer outstanding levels of customer service. Tana, who has been with the company for about eight months, is one of the main points of call for all new customers, regularly exchanging emails and telephone conversations to ensure we manage their expectations the whole way through the buying...

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Clear View sponsor local rugby match

Clear View has always been committed to helping the local community and in April we sponsored a match at Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club in Lockwood. Clear View entertained some of our suppliers and customers at the game on April 9th, in which Huddersfield took on a side from Wirral. The game was a great affair with both teams playing well, but Huddersfield unfortunately...

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Clear View provides all windows and doors for brand new home in London

Clear View has recently provided all the aluminium doors and windows for a brand new house project in London. In total, we were required to provide a combination of 14 different sized doors and windows. This included a three pane aluminium sliding door, top opening windows and solid window panels, which would be used at different locations around the home. The sliding door is...

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How energy efficient windows and doors benefit you

Even in these Summer months, the cold is proving to be a problem for Yorkshire’s residents and energy efficiency in the home is very important to people. Heat loss is a big problem for residents, not just because it makes homes colder but also because it leads to increased energy bills. That’s why energy efficient windows and doors are so important. Here at Clear...

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Three great reasons to buy bi-folding doors

Clear View has been supplying residents across Huddersfield and Yorkshire with bi-folding doors for over 10 years now and, in that time, we have picked up on what our customers love about the products we provide. Our high quality bi-folding doors are what we specialise in – they offer a multitude of fantastic benefits that domestic and commercial clients can take advantage of. Here...

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Inward vs outward opening windows

Here in Yorkshire, and the UK in general, the most common type of windows are ones that open outwardly. However, inward opening windows have been popular abroad for a long time and are becoming more and more common in the UK. With that in mind, we thought we’d run through the advantages and disadvantages of both and determine whether most of us could learn...

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Clear View manufacture unusually large bi-folding door

The team at Clear View has recently manufactured an unusually large bi-folding door at our based in Meltham Mills. The door has a total length of 7400mm (24ft) and features eight panels. This is one of the largest (in length) doors we have ever manufactured at Clear View. To put this length into scale, the average sliding door opening is around 2000mm and bi-folding...

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Clear View involved in Annual Duck Race

Clear View will once again be heavily involved with the The Pendragon Holmfirth ’ Race & Gala’ to be held on the first weekend in July. The warehouse as always will be come a hub of activity as the race seeding and duck registration takes place in our large unit. If you would like to know more information about the event, please visit:  http://www.virtualhuddersfield.com/duck.htm

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The differences between types of doors

There are many types of doors, each type serving its own unique purpose. If you are in the market for a high quality door, it is vital to understand what the differences are between each type for you to make the most informed and fitting purchase decision to suit your needs. Doors come in all shapes and sizes, serving many different purposes – some...

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Advantages of aluminium windows over PVC

Designing, manufacturing, and installing aluminium windows from their headquarters in Holmfirth, Huddersfield, aluminium window specialists Clear View have seen huge improvements over the last 10 years in aluminium windows, which now offer many advantages over PVC. Early aluminium windows were thought to be utilitarian, being available only in a basic design, and in silver colour. The ‘new’ PVC was more popular for the domestic...

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Is triple glazing an option for you?

Triple glazing is becoming increasingly popular for residents across Yorkshire. As more and more homeowners make enquiries about triple glazing, it is important to ask if it’s an innovation that provides tangible benefits. If so, what are they? The weather during winters has been a challenge to deal with in recent years, with many homeowners and tenants having to fork out more money than...

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How can adding sliding doors to your home improve your health?

Here at Clear View, we specialise in the installation of sliding aluminium doors – these types of doors come with benefits too numerous to count. While it may not be the first thing that springs to mind, sliding aluminium doors are actually hugely beneficial to one’s health and wellbeing. We’ve all heard about how we need to expose ourselves to more natural light. Sliding...

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Bring the outside in with aluminium bifold doors

Despite the weather in the UK being very much up-and-down with only a few days of nice weather, when the weather is really nice many of us look for ways to bring the outside in when we are at home. With that in mind, it is little wonder that products like the sliding and bi-fold doors have increased in popularity year-on-year over the last...

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How new windows can add value to your home

Here at Clear View not only do we offer aluminium windows as an alternative to the windows already installed in a home but we recognise the other benefits of replacing your existing windows. One of the main reasons people look to having new windows implemented around their property is that it can provide a refreshing feel to the aesthetics of the property, but many...

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Why you should buy aluminium windows and doors

There are many benefits of having aluminium windows and doors such as aesthetics, strength and a host of other great features. Below the team at Clear View look at some of the many reasons why you would choose aluminium windows for your property and why we believe it is one of the best products out there for your windows and doors. All aluminium windows...

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How sliding doors and natural light can improve your health and bank balance

Here at Clear View we specialise in providing our customers with aluminium doors and windows. Although many would associate implementing aluminium into your home with increasing the value of your property, there are several health benefits that can be attributed to the installation of sliding aluminium doors. Sliding doors are perfect for allowing the outdoors to feel as if they belong within your property....

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How much can you save on your bills with energy-efficient windows?

As a consequence of homes losing heat through windows and doors, energy-efficiency is a vitally important factor when it comes to choosing exactly what windows and doors you want installed. High quality windows are designed to reduce the cost of your bills, but as well as the benefit of saving money, energy-efficient glazed aluminium windows also come with other fantastic benefits. Read on to...

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Bi-folding doors threshold options

When contrasting between a traditional French-styled patio door and a bi-folding door one of the main factors arguing for the latter is the threshold. Even though you will still find a threshold on a traditional patio door, the threshold included with a bi-folding door is truly unique. This is because the bi-folding door is the perfect choice for those looking to add a sense...

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Bi-folding vs sliding doors

Clear View offer customers the option of installing a bi-folding or a sliding door in their home. Using specially manufactured aluminium, Clear View is able to guarantee our customers a 10-year guarantee on any of our products due to the standard of metal which is sourced from Germany. Two popular choices amongst customers are the bi-folding and sliding doors. The bi-folding variant offers a...

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Top Reasons to choose bi-folding doors for your Yorkshire Home

Bi-fold doors are a popular addition to any home, giving the sense of luxury living, space and freedom that you do not get with other alternatives. There are many great reasons as to why you might consider adding them, but below are some of the most common ones we hear about: Freedom of Movement into the Garden Adding bi-fold doors is a super way...

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New affordable homes being built in the UK

Latest figures released by the government have shown 66,640 new affordable homes have been built in the last year as part of their initiative. At Clear View, we are very excited by this news as new homes will require new windows and doors, and we aim to provide the highest quality of windows possible. According to the Spending Review that was published recently, the...

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Clear View Receive Glowing Testimony

Clear View Bi-Folding Doors Ltd has recently received a glowing testimonial from one of our clients. Mr Burgin was extremely complimentary of the great service Clear View provided him with and highlighted the differences between ourselves and some of our competitors. His full testimonial is below: “I am delighted not only with the window but the efficient, professional and friendly service from Clear-View. The...

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The benefits of using aluminium as a building material

Based on the fact alone that modern skyscrapers cannot be built without aluminium it is pretty evident that this trending building material brings the full package with it. At Clear View we understand the strengths of aluminium and have been utilising this material for over 10 years in the Yorkshire area. Today aluminium is recognised as one of the most energy efficient building materials...

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Bi-fold market changes

Leading stats have shown that the search term bi-fold doors has grown significantly in the past 10 years and there are now thousands of searches for the products each month. This rises has been driven through a range of different themes and reasons. These include the greater exposure of these products on TV programmes as well as the increase in the numbers of companies...

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More houses being built in Leeds

Clear View, aluminium window and doors specialists in Yorkshire, are delighted to hear that a new £92 million project has been approved to build thousands of more homes in Leeds. Along with thousands already being built, this new regeneration project will provide a wide range of luxuries houses and apartments, which could well feature aluminium doors and windows. Clear View has been working with...

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Great reasons to change your windows

At Clear View, we regularly see a number of homeowners who are looking to change their windows on their home. Sometimes it is simply because their existing ones are not very nice and they want aluminium ones, however there are many other reasons to consider a new set. Our team at Clear View have a number of years’ experience and have listed some of...

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Clear View achieve outstanding customer service results in 2015

Clear View are pleased to announce 94% of our clients in 2015 rated our service as very good or excellent in a consumer feedback report. Throughout the year we have dealt with a range of different clientele, from the domestic family looking to replace their doors through to the commercial landlord looking for his whole new commercial property fitted with aluminium windows. As a...

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The benefits of sliding doors

At Clear View we know that working a sliding door into your home can be a great move as the benefits of the design and function can be enjoyed in many different ways. Sliding doors are adequate insulators throughout the year, ensuring that you don’t feel too cold during the winter months and you don’t feel too warm during the summer period. Most sliding...

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Clear View start year busier than ever

Today, Monday 18th January, represents the traditional ‘Blue Monday’, the day when New Year’s resolutions go out of the window, people are the most upset due to holidays being a long time away and much more. So, to cheer everyone up on this gloomy day, Clear View would like to announce that we have started the year busier than ever. After a superb 2015,...

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Reasons to change your windows and doors

As a leading providers of aluminium bi-folding and sliding doors across the North of England, including Leeds, Manchester and Derby, Clear View understands that there are many reasons to choose our products, or change windows and doors. Below, our team of specialists have looked at some of the main reasons to change windows and doors for your home. Damaged The most common reason to...

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Increase the value of your home with new aluminium doors and windows

According to the housing market industry, January and February are the times of the year when most people look at either a) moving or b) making changes to their home. With the housing market having picked up too in the past year or so, more people are considering a third option which is to make changes to their home to increase the value and...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Everyone at Clear View would like to wish all our clients a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. 2015 has been another great year for the company, as we have strengthened our position in the aluminium doors and windows market place. Throughout the year we have been all over the UK installing doors and have increased our manufacturing output along the way....

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Christmas opening hours

Bi-folding door specialists Clearview are closed from Friday 18th December through to Monday 4th January after what has been a fantastic year for the company. This year we have been involved in many commercial and domestic projects working closely with architects and local housebuilders. We would like to thank everyone who has placed an order with us or done business with us this year...

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Keeping warm using aluminium front doors

Last Christmas we wrote an article about how the addition of an aluminium front door could really help you stay warm during the winter months. Although we are experts in bi-folding doors and sliding door arrangements, we can also provide matching aluminium front doors for your home. Whilst many people would consider changing doors at the rear of the home such as personnel doors...

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Why should you choose aluminium windows and doors for your home?

Over the past few years, Clear View has noticed that Aluminium has become a popular choice for contemporary buildings, whether commercial or residential. But why? This article will look in depth at some of the top reasons. Modern Aluminium frames offer exceptional benefits both in terms of style and design. They are traditionally used in office blocks not only for their appearance but also...

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Top 3 things to consider when buying a bi-folding door

During 2015, Clear View has conducted a survey on why people are buying new bi-folding doors, whether this is a replacement for an existing one, or a brand new one completely. Throughout the year, we have collected data relating to people’s considerations, which include the style, security, space, financial value and additional benefits the doors can provide and below we have listed our top...

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Adding value to your home

As leading specialists in the manufacture and install of bi-folding doors across the whole of the North of England, including, Leeds, Manchester and Derby, Clear View are always working with professionals looking at new ideas as to how to incorporate bi-folding doors into new build projects and existing homes. Recently, their inclusion has caused changes to house-hold trends and has seen this type of...

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The benefits of aluminium

Aluminium doors and windows have become more popular in the past five years, both domestically and commercially. Only last week, we provided the windows for a brand new commercial property in Lockwood for commercial property company Towndoor for their brand new modern project. There are many reasons why aluminium is a popular product for door and windows. These include an increased weather performance. These...

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Picking the right windows for your home

Choosing the right windows for your home is essential and we don’t just mean the style of window. Decisions include whether you want them to open from the top or the side, or not open at all as well as size and arrangement. Sometime this isn’t the easiest of choices and you may require professional help from a window and door manufacturer. The decisions...

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Buoyancy in house building industry

Clear View are pleased to announce that the house building industry has continued to reach higher levels with the housing boom continuing. According to recent reports, many house builders are at the busiest they have been in the last ten years and are actually having to be picky when it comes to projects to start. This was the announcement from many local builders in...

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Adding Sliding doors to your home

The addition of sliding doors to your home can have many benefits, especially during the slightly cooler days of autumn when the low sunlight can really help to warm up a room. Sliding doors are particularly popular with homeowners who have superb surrounding scenery of which they want to view from either a kitchen or dining area. Sliding doors allow for the biggest uninterrupted...

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The benefits for winter

For many of you, the heating switch might well have already been turned on. The cold nights are drawing in and next week the clocks will go back to daylight-saving time, a true indication that winter is on its way. Yet for some homeowners you may still feel quite warm and cosy in your home. The days have been particularly sunny recently and this...

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Making a garage conversion into a natural lit area

At Clear View Bi-folding Doors based in Yorkshire, we have recently been completing the manufacture and installation of a number of bi-folding and sliding door arrangements to garage conversions across the North of England. With space at a premium within homes and families by tradition getting larger, the conversion of garages into extra dining, living or play rooms has become popular. The extra value...

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Architects are loving roof lanterns

Roof lanterns and roof lights have been popular with some designers for a number of years, however more and more architects are incorporating them in everyday house designs now, such is their popularity. The demand for roof lights appears to stem from the public demand to have more natural light flooding into their homes and roof lights create this in abundance. Modern day roof...

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High quality in-house manufacturing

Back in October 2013, we added a news article to our site emphasising our in-house manufacturing qualities. Since then we have moved into larger premises at the Towndoor owned Meltham Mills and continue to produce high quality products on site. All aluminium doors, which include the sliding, patio and bi-folding door are manufactured in Holmfirth to the exact specification set by builders, architects or...

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The addition of sliding or patio doors can make a happier lifestyle

In recent years, the number of requests for new doors and windows in the Yorkshire region has multiplied year on year, with more and more homeowners looking at ways to enhance their home. Such is their appeal, estate agents, developers and builders are also now more commonly installing aluminium frames. Should you been looking to make the most of any views outside your home,...

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Bi-fold or Slide your way towards Christmas

Now is the time to start thinking about Christmas!! No we don’t mean what presents to buy the family or plans for Christmas Day, but if you want to get some upgrades to your windows and doors with aluminium alternatives, you must order this month to ensure pre-Christmas fit. At Clear View, bi-folding and sliding doors specialists, we carry out the complete end to...

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What to look for in a window and door company

As mentioned in our most recent article, seeking the advice of a reputable company is crucially important when it comes to purchasing new windows and doors – not doing so may cost you a fair amount of money. Deciding which business can supply your Huddersfield, Yorkshire or UK-based home with the very best products on the market, however, is not always easy. With this...

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Get ready for Christmas with new doors and windows

Although it may feel like we are still in the summer, Christmas is just around the corner and thus if you want to have home improvement works completed, like adding new aluminium doors and windows, it is important that you act right now. With the lead time on most projects around eight weeks this would mean that your doors would arrive somewhere around November...

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Picking Doors that are important to your home

According to the latest government statistics, house building and home development are two areas of the construction sector which have improved significantly over the past 12 months. Leading manufacturers of doors and windows have gone on record as saying they have seen an uplift in demand as more property owner’s look to upgrade their homes, and this has meant more people are adding value...

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The benefits of energy efficient windows and doors

Heat loss is a major issue for both Yorkshire and UK homeowners – as well as making your property colder than it ideally would be, it also provokes a rise in energy bills. To avoid this, many opt to insulate their lofts and/or walls, with others preferring to use a sealant to fill the gaps between their floor and skirting board. While we certainly...

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How to protect your property

As we mentioned in our most recent article, windows and doors are primarily there to protect you and your family. Having provided both to Yorkshire and UK homeowners for over a decade now, the Huddersfield-based team here at Clear View are extremely passionate about all things security, and place it right at the forefront of our minds. Taking this into account, today we are...

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Why you should go with Clear View

Here at Clear View we are fully aware that purchasing new windows and/or doors can be a stressful process – with the amount of companies offering similar services, it’s not always easy to make sense of who offers what. As a result of this, today we are focusing on the things that we provide to both Yorkshire and UK homeowners. You can find just...

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Five reasons to replace your front door

As we’ve previously discussed on our blog, Clear View don’t just design, manufacture and install bi-folding, sliding and patio doors, but also do the same for front models too. Though boosting the safety of Yorkshire and UK homes is something that we’re passionate about, a new entrance door has more to offer than solely security. Today we’re using our industry experience to outline what...

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How aluminium doors can keep you warm

Though we are still in the midst of summer, the Huddersfield-based team here at Clear View have recently been noticing some rather cool periods of weather. With this in mind, we thought that now would be a better time than ever to remind you of how our aluminium products can keep you nice and toasty – as much as we’d all like to deny...

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Installing aluminium windows and doors at your workplace can improve performance

The addition of aluminium doors and windows, accompanied by high efficiency glazing, could help to improve the productiveness of your workforce. Our team have already expressed some of the benefits having more natural light in your property can have on your lifestyle, but scientists are also now proving that more natural light in your buildings can have a positive effect at work. There is...

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Five benefits of sliding doors

Here at Clear View we design, manufacture and install a variety of aluminium doors – namely bi-folding, sliding and patio models. Each of these has their own advantages, and the decision of which is ‘best’ for your Yorkshire or UK home largely depends on the property itself. The owner of a house with a large, preened and colourful garden, for instance, would probably favour...

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How our commercial aluminium windows could benefit you

Following on from last week’s article about the benefits of Clear View’s commercial bi-folding doors, today we’re doing the same, but for aluminium windows. Having designed, manufactured and installed these for over a decade now, our Yorkshire-based specialist team fully believes that they aren’t just pleasing on the eye, but also offer the very best security measures on the market today. To explain exactly...

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Why you should invest in commercial bi-folding doors

Though the majority of our aluminium products are supplied to domestic customers, Clear View also design, manufacture and install commercial windows and doors. From our base in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, we have in fact been doing so for over a decade, and have forged great business relationships with such high profile, nationwide companies as Subway, Halfords and Aldi. Something that has proven to be...

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Improving living space size by installing bi-fold doors

At Clearview we have been helping homeowners across the whole of the north of England including Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle improve their living space through the addition of bi-fold doors to their home. Unlike more traditional glass doors such as the patio or maybe French doors, bi-folding doors are able to create clear open spaces which give the impression of a much larger living...

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Protect your Yorkshire home with an aluminium front door

Though we primarily specialise in designing, manufacturing and installing bi-folding, sliding and patio models, the team here at Clear View are also experts when it comes to aluminium front doors too. As a company we remain absolutely committed to protecting every single one of our customers, and in doing so recognise the importance of ensuring that their homes are safeguarded from the threat of...

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Bi-fold this summer and get more family freedom

Bi-folding doors are the must have home improvement accessory this year according to the latest figures. At Clear View, we have seen a sharp rise in the number of homeowners wishing to add bi-folding doors to their homes and this has been felt across the industry. We reported a similar story to this earlier in the year and looked at some of the main...

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Clear View delight customers

Last week, Clear View went out and about to some of our recent projects to take photos which will be uploaded onto our site next week. During this photoshoot, it was evident how much these new bi-folding, sliding or patio doors had changed the lives of those who had made the decision to add them to their home. One lady in particular commented that...

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Bi-folding door terminology explained

Bi-folding doors can be quite confusing and despite their popularity they cannot be used in every situation. At Clear View, leading providers of aluminium windows and doors across the whole of the UK, we believe that our customers should be informed of the technical data which could help them make a decision. As a result, our team of manufacturers and installers have come up...

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Make the most of the sun this summer

Yorkshire was bathed in sunshine over the weekend. For some this was brilliant with the ability to go into the sun and then return to cooler internal temperatures. For others this lead to unbearable living conditions both indoors and outdoors. The difference was simple, energy efficient glazing in bi-folding, sliding or patio doors. We are reaching the time of year where the benefits of...

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Sliding, bi-folding or patio doors

The choice between sliding, patio or bi-folding doors can seem like a meaningless choice as surely, we hear you say, all doors will enhance my home experience. Whilst this is true, some offer greater benefits than others and thus it is always worth considering the major benefits each can have on your lifestyle before picking and option. For example, if you will be going...

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The security measures of our aluminium bi-folding doors

When choosing new doors for your Yorkshire property it can become easy to just focus on how they’ll look. Unfortunately, this often results in lessened security – something that we’re sure you want to avoid at all costs. They are there, after all, to protect both you and your family from the potential threat of intruders. With this in mind, what about if Clear...

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Aluminium – the technical benefits

Having designed, manufactured and installed aluminium windows and doors for over ten years, it’s fair to say that the whole Clear View team are big fans of the metal and what it has to offer. For one, using it minimises our impact on the environment, and greatly reduces our carbon footprint. The material also has fantastic recyclability, and its insulation qualities are almost unrivalled,...

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Great first Quarter Results for Clear View

Clear View are delighted to announce that we have received glowing feedback from our customers during the first quarter of the year. From the Consumer Feedback reports, 72% of our customers stated that our level of service was excellent, whilst the remaining 28% said it was either good or very good. These scores are based on the professionalism of all our staff members during...

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Seven benefits of aluminium windows

Specialising in the design, manufacturing and installation of bi-folding, sliding and patio doors, Clear View also supply aluminium windows to both our domestic and commercial customers. Available in over 200 colours, these strike a perfect balance between beauty and reliability. To shed a bit more light on what exactly they offer, we’ll explain our top seven benefits below: 1. Durability With their corrosion resistant...

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Even more natural light benefits

Though we only wrote a similar article last month, today we’re discussing the benefits of natural light once more – in truth, we didn’t cover all of the advantages that we initially wanted to. Being a Yorkshire-based nationwide leader in the design, manufacturing and installation of aluminium products, the team here at Clear View are evidently big proponents of letting some sunshine inside. Our...

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Great benefits of Bi-folding doors

The benefits of installing bi-folding doors at your home are vast and well researched. Whether you are looking to add them to allow larger amounts of natural light into the building, to make access between the internal and external parts of your home easier, or something else, they always offer great value. Below, Clear View have looked at some of the most liked benefits...

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Spring into 2015 with Bi-folding doors

According to a survey carried out last year, Britons love to spend time outdoors in the spring, making the most of any opportunity to sit outside, have a barbeque or if you are a kid, play on the grass. Because of this, aluminium bi-folding doors are becoming the must have addition to any home. Their ability to allow for the seamless movement between the...

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Facts and Stats about Patio Doors

Despite the rise of bi-folding doors in many homes across the UK, patio sliding doors still remain a popular choice. This is because they are often a little less expensive than bi-folding doors and can be installed in every open space available. Below our team at Clear View look at some of the great benefits and facts about sliding doors that you may not...

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Common asked questions when choosing a new door

If you are thinking of changing the external doors of your home, there are many different things to consider. Often decision come down to practicality, costs and appearance so Clear View have put together a list of common questions we get asked by buyers like yourselves to help you make an informed and practical decision. If you have any other questions you can refer...

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Make the most of Easter weekend with Bi-folding doors

According to recent weather reports, the Easter weekend is expected to be quite nice with only the odd chance of a shower affecting the four day holiday. For those of you with bi-folding, sliding or patio doors, this may be the first time this year you might be able to open them fully and experience ‘free living’. Regardless of your door choice, when open...

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The benefits of natural light

Specialising in the design, manufacturing and installation of bi-folding doors and roof lanterns, the team here at Clear View are huge advocates of letting natural light into the home. As well as allowing property owners to have a clear view of their gardens, our Yorkshire and UK customers also comment that our work enables them to really ‘let the outside in’. To give you...

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What are roof lanterns?

Since Clear View has been providing bi-folding and sliding aluminium doors to homes across the UK, we have noticed more and more people are interested in ways they can maximise the natural light into their buildings. Over the years, people have experimented with larger windows and door, but the new craze is to have roof lanterns or rooflights installed on the south facing side...

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Aluminium doors are becoming market leaders

Aluminium doors are becoming the real market leader across the UK as double glazing companies are realising they are the best one the market. This is largely in part to the fact that technology has advanced significantly in recent years. The security, design and construction of the aluminium door allows it to offer greater security and thermal efficiency. Yet it is other benefits such...

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Companies in construction sector write off 2bn pounds a year in bad debt

SME’s in the construction sector write off up to £2bn a year according to recent reports. Clear View, leading providers of bi-folding doors across the UK, has recently learnt of this astonishing figure after it was publish in a report by funder Bibby Financial Services and consultant The Vinden Partnership. The same report shows that over 70% of SME Construction firms have suffered with...

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What to do when buying a bi-folding door

When buying a bi-folding door, it is important that you complete the following steps. This will ensure that you buy the right bi-folding door for your needs and that you are covered in every eventuality. Do make sure you look at the bi-fold door you intend to buy. There can be lots of discrepancies in the quality of aluminium, the thickness of sight lines...

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Aluminium for windows and doors

Using aluminium for your windows and doors has grown in popularity in recent years. By tradition, aluminium was used in more commercial building projects than domestic, but now more home-owners are making the decision to include aluminium windows and doors in their home. This is because aluminium offers a sleek and modern look and is built to last with aluminium frames the strongest available....

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Top five benefits of having patio doors

The garden and rear of your Yorkshire property don’t necessarily have to be kept separate – with patio doors, an outdoor space can be seamlessly integrated with an indoor living area. This doesn’t just transform the overall look of your home, but also changes the way you live in it. We’ll explain our top five benefits of having patio doors below: 1. Added beauty...

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AluK offer training programmes in 2015

AluK, one of system providers for aluminium doors and windows Clear View use, has recently announced that they have a new training programmes for 2015 taking place. The company has spent time looking at ways to enhance their bi-folding, sliding and patio door range and as a result these new training course are focussed on the technical, fabrication and installation of these developed products....

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Excellence awards for Schuco

Schuco have recently announced that there will be a new addition of the excellence awards for 2015. The awards will showcase the very best in design and innovation and the prizes will be presented in a special lunch time event held in June at the Saatchi gallery in Chelsea. The previous awards (in London 2014) celebrated the very best in UK building design and...

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Hardware used in aluminium doors and windows

Let us paint the following picture. You have new windows and doors installed at your home, it all looks great, but the hardware isn’t very good. The door doesn’t open smoothly, the locks are flimsy and you are unhappy with the security it is giving you. Now let us paint the same picture but with aluminium windows and doors. They again look brilliant with...

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New Year, new windows and doors

Every year when January comes around, people typically vow to either get fit, be more organised or enjoy life a bit more. Although we’re not dismissing any of these, wouldn’t it be a good idea to make some New Year’s resolutions for your home? You do, after all, probably spend a lot of time in it! There are endless possibilities and options for home...

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Promoting aluminium as a fantastic building resource

Being experts in the designing, manufacturing and installation of aluminium doors and windows, Clear View are always happy to hear of others promoting the metal as a great resource. With this in mind, today we’re putting the spotlight on CAB – the Council for Aluminium in Building. In short, CAB’s mission is to promote the use of aluminium in construction. They aim to inform...

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Bi-folding doors are 2015 must have

Bi-folding doors have become one of the most sought after home accessories in recent years, and experts are predicting that more and more new commercial and domestic buildings will feature the doors in 2015. Bi-folding doors, unlike sliding and patio arrangements, allow your home to almost completely open up to the outside elements, creating a clear walking space between garden and living/dining area. Their...

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Bi-folding doors or Patio Doors

We have just entered 2015, but some people will already be thinking about home improvements they can make. Each year, one of the most common things to get changed includes windows and doors, but with so much choice which one should you choose? At Clear View, we have been providing homeowners in the North of the UK, including major cities like Leeds and Manchester,...

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Clear View wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Clear View would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2014 has been a wonderful year four company. We started the year moving into new premises at Meltham Mills. Landlords Towndoor helped us convert the space into an area which was perfect for us, and from there we have been able to increase output and win much more business....

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Keep warm this winter with an aluminium front door

Although we’re experts in folding door and window solutions, Clear View also supply a visually stunning range of contemporary and traditional aluminium front doors. Despite it most commonly being utilised at the back of Yorkshire homes, aluminium is a great material to have at the front of your property for several reasons. In this article, Clear View will use their vast industry experience to...

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Aluminium windows are perfect for traditional properties

If you live in a traditional, listed or cherished old building, aluminium windows are a great additional feature. Homeowners have found that local planning authorities will approve most slim aluminium windows due to their stylish design. This not only adds another feature to your beautiful home, but also allows you to take advantage of some other great features aluminium windows offer. By tradition, a...

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AluK wins The Sunday Times British Home Award

At Clear View, we are committed to providing the very best services for our customers, and this includes using the very best products too. We have aligned ourselves with AluK in recent years and are delighted that they have been awarded The Sunday Times British Home Award, an event which gives praise to those who are changing the way buildings are designed. The award...

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Large Project for Clear View in Yorkshire

The end of the summer was a particularly busy time for our team with a few larger projects. We already mentioned one of the ones in Gloucester in a recent case study, and at the same time we were completing a similar large project closer to home in Yorkshire. A homeowner recently contacted our company as they were in the process of having a...

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How could an aluminium roofing system add value to your property?

We have previously wrote about the benefits of our aluminium doors and windows but today we wanted to tell you all about our roofing. Whether you’re planning to build an extension or are having a new conservatory installed, we at Clear View can produce an aluminium roof system that perfectly matches your home. We use leading engineering techniques to produce the highest quality of...

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Bi-folding door installed in Yorkshire

From time to time, Clear View is involved in projects which make a real difference to the dynamics of family lifestyles. This can be in helping families make more of the space within their home, or just providing more sunlight which helps to ward-off the effects of illness. We were contacted last summer by a family in Yorkshire who were in the process of...

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Curtain Walling Ð A Background

Curtain walling is becoming an ever popular addition to homes across the UK. Whether they are used as the main focal point of the building or they are just an additional feature, they have some great benefits. Here at Clear View, we have been involved in adding curtain walling to many projects, such as the old people’s home in Manchester, and also wrote an...

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Why you should add aluminium windows to your property

Here at Clear View we don’t just design, manufacture and install doors – we do it for windows too. Customers often report back that their newly fitted aluminium windows add a touch of class to their domestic or commercial properties. This is because they’re made to the exact same high specifications as our bi-folding and sliding doors, which strike a perfect balance between aesthetic...

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Top tips for selecting the right aluminium doors

Selecting the right type of aluminium door for your home can feel like a real minefield. With so many options including sliding and bi-folding variations, making sure you have one that not only compliments your home, but that also looks good and provides family value is essential. Decisions are often based on frequency of use, style of your home and your garden type as...

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Frequently asked questions about bi-folding doors

Bi-folding doors are growing in popularity, with many homeowners looking at ways in which they can get them added into any new build projects or replace their existing patio doors with bi-folding alternatives. As with any major change to their home, people are often apprehensive and have a lot of questions. At Clearview, we have been helping people in Yorkshire, including major cities like...

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Sliding doors offer high level of energy efficiency

Since the millennium, more and more people have started to worry about the impact they have on the environment and as a result have looked into ways of reducing their energy usage. Since then, the buzz word in society has been energy efficiency, so much so that doors and windows now have to offer great levels of energy efficiency. With many manufacturers working hard...

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The benefits of patio doors

Here at Clear View we have over ten years of experience in delivering high-quality folding door and window solutions to customers across Yorkshire and the UK. We have come to realise that our customers are particularly impressed with their new sliding and bi-folding patio doors. These doors don’t only transform the look of your home, but they also change the way you live in...

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The Schuco Bi-folding door System

At Clearview, we are committed to not only using the very best aluminium bi-folding door systems, but also making sure all our customers understand what they get for their money. This week, our expert bi-folding door engineers are looking in-depth at the Schuco bi-folding door system, which is used widely by our team. This system is available in a wide range of designs meaning...

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Why should you choose aluminium doors and windows?

Making changes to your windows and doors at your home is a big commitment. It can cost a lot of money and take a lot of time planning and choosing the right design. Inevitably though, when it is finished, it should give your home more character and help bring it to life. For this reason, ensuring you pick the right choice for your windows...

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Stunning Glass Buildings

Glass is unique in its ability to allow people the opportunity to create innovative and complex designs for anything from thermal insulation, to high security windows, to bi-folding doors and curtain walling, to the three beautiful pieces of architecture described here: The Louvre Pyramid This stunning example of modern architecture was built in 1984 after being commissioned by then French president, François Mitterrand. Renowned...

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Aluminium Entrance Doors

We believe that the British home improvement industry is failing drastically in its attempts to provide new, good quality entrance doors for homes across the country. What we find even more frustrating is the way that just across the channel in mainland Europe, there is a huge choice which dwarfs the choice of two or three doors in the composite-dominated UK entrance door market....

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Enhance your living space with aluminium bi-folding doors

Adding aluminium bi-folding doors to your home is one of the easiest and best ways of enhancing your living spaces. Whether you are looking to add more light into your home or just bring the outside in, bi-folding doors are the ultimate home luxury. Bi-folding doors have the main advantage of allowing your home to be completely opened up to the outside when open,...

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Schuco Window systems

Clearview have been providing homeowners across the Yorkshire region with great aluminium windows for a number of years. Not only do they help to bring in large amounts of light into your home, but they also provide style and character to your home. We like to use the very best materials so we seek out the best manufactures to provide our aluminium for us....

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What does Secured by Design mean?

When you are looking for aluminium doors or windows, you will often hear companies say that their products are secured by design. Now almost everybody knows this is a industry accreditation and standard but is that really enough? Here at Clearview, we wanted to go one step further and inform our clients and customers what having a secured by design accreditation and certificate really...

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What to consider when planning an extension

It is well-documented that adding an extension to your home could increase the value of your home, as well as creating much needed space for your growing family. But as with any major building project, there are a lot of considerations that you always be taken into account prior to startaing building work, of which the following are arguably the most important to ensure...

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Curtain walling has moved from commercial essential to domestic must have

Curtain Walling, often known as Facade Glazing, is a product which has enabled building design to evolve in the past 20 years. Traditionally the aluminium product was used in the commercial industry to create large glazed areas. This can be seen in car dealerships where they want people to see the range of vehicles inside. It is also popular in modern day office blocks...

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Are aluminium windows & doors better than PVCu?

The debate as to whether aluminium is a better building material for your windows and doors than PVCu has been discussed for many years. Depending on who you speak to, differing opinions will arise and there is no real concrete answer. If you speak to a PVCu provider they will comment on the qualities of their products, whilst as a provider of aluminium products,...

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How to manufacture bi-folding doors

At Clearview, we like to keep all our clients and suppliers up to date with any changes we may make in our manufacturing processes. Recently, although we have not changed anything, we have been asked some of the steps we take to produce such high quality aluminium bi-folding doors. So below our team of manufacturing specialists have listed some of the considerations we have...

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Clearview supplier AluK releases new range of Aluminium windows and doors

Clearview are committed to offering our clients the very best aluminium windows and doors for their homes, so we were delighted to hear that one of our main suppliers AluK released a new range of doors and window at the beginning of the month. The new choice brings together sleek and modern designs with long-lasting solutions which will help to add value to the...

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Replacing the sliding patio doors

Sliding patio doors, although built to last a very long time, from time to time do need replacing. This can be due to a number of reasons such as age and usage, weather exposure which can mean the doors contract and thus do not slide properly and many more issues besides. If you are considering replacing your sliding doors or urgently need to make...

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The Science behind bi-folding doors

Aluminium bi-folding doors designed by Clearview are some of the most technically advanced systems in the world. Components can also be added to allow them to include sensors that detect whether they need to be closed, as well as high levels of security and much more. Below, our engineers have had a look at some of the key scientific components of our aluminium windows...

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Sliding doors save space and have increased energy efficiency

Bi-folding doors are a great addition to any home, but we believe that Schüco aluminium doors are among the best quality, most technically-advanced and modern around, with host of features designed with your comfort in mind, which is why we now have a number of Schüco products in stock. So what advantages do Schüco doors offer over other doors? Space, sunshine, fresh air Schüco...

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Improving security with snap secure locks

Here at Clearview, we pride ourselves in bring our customers the highest quality aluminium doors and windows on the market, which is why we also offer the Avocet ABS cylinder lock with our doors to help secure your home and give you peace of mind. The ABS lock is designed specifically to guard against attempts to snap or bump the cylinder, which if successful...

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Patio Doors in Leeds

Patio Doors are one of the most desirable features of a home, with almost every house which has a garden having them as a way of getting from the living area, dining room or conservatory out to the outdoor space. The differences between patio doors is however quite vast with some homes have PVC options which are quite lightweight and inexpensive but lack long...

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AluK expand team

One of Clearview’s aluminium suppliers AluK have announced that they have expanded their product management once more, as they appoint two new managers to the company. David Cuddihy and James Wilson join the company, with both having differing roles to help the overall growth. David will be primarily involved in the expansion of the AluK Home brand, whereas James will be more involved in...

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Sliding door installed in Stockport

Although Cleariew are a Yorkshire based company, we have been serving the north of England, including Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and further afield for a number of years. A few months ago, we made the trip to Stockport to install two 2-pane sliding doors for a young family, wanting to take advantage of the great features of the product. The sliding doors were part of...

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Patio doors can add value to your home

Patio doors are an attractive addition to any home and adding them to your home can increase its value. Here are seven reasons why that is: 1. More attractive exterior You never get a second chance to make a first impression and a prospective buyer’s first impression will be formed by the exterior of the house. A neat and tidy house will therefore have...

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Pair of Bi-folding doors installed in Huddersfield

Bi-folding doors are no longer just seen as an addition to large, grand and elegant homes across the Yorkshire region, instead now featuring in the average home with more and more people taking advantage of their qualities. Such is their appeal, new developers are now adding them in to apartment blocks, townhouse estate and even 3-4 bedroom house as standard, using them to help...

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Bi Folding Door in Yorkshire

As the warm weather comes out, many homeowners across the Yorkshire region will be thinking about making the most of their garden. Whether you are in to barbeques, or entertaining friends, spending time outside is what everyone wants to do. The hassle however often comes when people are indoors and other outdoors and there is a divide (wall or through glass) between the two...

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What are the differences between French and Patio Doors?

Having been traditionally used to describe sliding doors that are opened or closed in a horizontal sliding motion, the term ‘patio doors’ is now often used to describe doors with bi-folding or hinged modes of operation, leading to hinged French doors being incorrectly referred to as ‘patio doors’. Yet since the term ‘patio doors’ is more and more frequently being used as a blanket...

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Commercial Curtain Walling

Clearview have been providing aluminium windows and doors for commercial buildings for a number of years, meeting the demands of builders all over the Yorkshire region. During that time, there has been a shift in the use of glass and aluminium products. With more and more architects using or choosing to use glass to help them create more aesthetically pleasing shop or office designs,...

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Sliding Doors Leeds

Sliding doors can really transform your home, allowing you to have an almost seamless transition between the garden and your dining, kitchen or living room, whilst also not taking up make space inside your home. The major differences between sliding doors and other options, such as patio and bi-folding doors is the ability to with just one movement open up your home to uninterrupted...

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Despite all the glass bi-folding doors are very secure

One of the fears people have when considering buying or installing bi-folding doors to their property is the copious amounts of glass that will suddenly be on show. The benefits of extra light, greater views and much more are often aligned with the worry that it could make their home more susceptible to break-ins and not provide the same levels of security as their...

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The benefits of Bi-Folding Doors

Bi-folding doors have several sections that fold in pairs and can fold in or out to remove a partition and open up a space in both interior and exterior applications. They offer a remarkable level of flexibility and are very easy to operate. Bi-folding doors have seen a significant increase in popularity over the last decade due to their continued presence on TV on...

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Sliding Patio Doors in the Leeds area

If you are looking at replacing your domestic patio doors in your Leeds home, you may assume that the only option you have is to keep a similar outward of inward opening design. However, did you know that there is also a range of high quality and cost effective aluminium sliding patio doors available which could offer added benefits. Unlike swing patio doors where...

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Bi-folding doors can transform the inside of your Leeds home

Later this week we will look into how bi-folding doors can transform your garden space, but first, Clearview are going to share how installing bi-folding doors to your Leeds home can improve the internal aspects of your dwelling. Firstly, bi-folding doors are unlike patio or sliding doors as they provide a far larger open space once open, which allows more light into the home....

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Aluminium Front Doors

Although aluminium is more commonly used for doors at the back of the home, such as bi-folding, sliding or patio arrangements, Clearview also manufacture and fit a range of aluminium front doors which can be added to your Yorkshire home. From Leeds, Huddersfield and York, our doors are well received and can provide a wow factor as well as added security and strength to...

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Bi folding doors in Leeds

Bi-folding doors are becoming one of the very best ways to enhance your Leeds home, providing the seamless transition between internal and external living. Bi-folding doors offer greater open spaces than the more traditional sliding or patio doors and customers in Leeds have said that it is like taking away the wall rather than opening the door. This is done because of the unique...

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Modern Patio doors offer wow factor

A recent survey discovered that many Britons love spending time outside when the warmer weather is here, entertaining friends with barbeques, or blowing up the kids paddling pool. However despite this, many people do not have modern patio doors which make the most of this luxury and deprives them from taking in the best of the weather. A problem with access was a major...

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Sliding Doors to transform Apple Store

Here at Clearview, we have been manufacturing and installing sliding doors for domestic and commercial properties all over the North of England. They are one of our vast range of aluminium windows and doors which include bi-folding and patio variations. Aluminium windows and doors provide a greater sense of freedom, with larger open spaces, and allow for increased levels of light to enter the...

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Bi fold doors Leeds

Bi-fold or bi-folding doors are one of the most popular aluminium options available on the market, especially in the Leeds area, with stunning views to be taken advantage of. Because they have a concertina design, when they are completely open, you have around 90% complete open space which is perfect for looking out onto the beautiful surroundings. Bi-fold doors also allow for the seamless...

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Sliding into 2014

It may be winter and cold when you wake up in the morning, but you might be considering how to improve your home for the warmer summer months already. For some people that will be improvements in the garden, such as new features or a patio area, whilst others may want a complete overhaul of the driveway. However, another option to provide character and...

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How can bi-folding doors change your life in 2014?

Adding Bi-folding doors to your home in 2014 could not only add value to it, but also change your whole lifestyle. From being able to see more picturesque views, to having a sense of open plan living from within your home and garden, bi-folding doors are the leaders in creating additional space and a sense of freedom. Here at Clearview, we have been manufacturing...

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Honley Home takes in the light

A homeowner in Honley transformed her living space as she had aluminium patio doors and windows fitted to her conservatory of her beautiful home. The house features a side conservatory which looks out on stunning views and has been revolutionised and brought to life by the aluminium windows and doors. Clearview were able to incorporate an access door so you can easily walk out...

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New Year, New Home

Bi-folding door specialists Clearview are delighted to announce they have moved premises over the Christmas break, starting 2014 in their new home. They are still based in the same commercial estate in Holmfirth, but have moved into a larger premises three doors down as they continue their expansion. On the move and the reasons why, Managing Director Paul Oxley made the following statement: “Due...

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Happy Holidays from Clearview

Everyone here at Clearview would like to wish you, your friends and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Bi-folding Doors installed in time for Christmas

Clearview brought an early Christmas present to a homeowner in Huddersfield after they manufactured and installed Beaufort bi-folding doors to their new conservatory at the back of the house. With a change in house lifestyle happening, bi-folding doors add that final finishing touch, and are a perfect accompaniment for new builds, through their stylish and modern design. They are also proven to change people’s...

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Check out what we have been doing this year

Clearview have had a successful 2013 and want to share with you some of our greatest projects during the year. If you look in the Case Studies section of our website, you will find some of the domestic and commercial, large and small projects we have carried out this year. From bi-folding door projects in Huddersfield to large scale curtain walls down south, we...

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Clearview Sponsor local football league

Clearview are delighted to announce they will sponsor the Huddersfield Junior Football League from January 2014 until January 2016. The league features many of the local sides within the Huddersfield area and will see an increase in brand awareness for ourselves. We will get a 7.5 x 5cm advert on all the wall planners for the next two years, which show the fixtures for...

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How to install a Bi-folding Door

Clearview have built up a reputation for manufacturing and installing superb bi-folding door products across the whole of the country. Not only do these doors look great and help to provide additional light into the living space, they come with the highest levels of security. Our installation processes of all our bi-folding doors are very simple and detailed blow is a quick guide to...

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Commercial Bi-folding Doors and Windows

Although we specialise in domestic bi-folding and sliding doors, we also have a range for the commercial market, which are becoming more popular in food, leisure and retail sectors. We have recently supplied many local restaurants with bi-folding doors which allow them to open up their facility during the warmer months, as well as offering alfresco dining. The added benefit is that there is...

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Aluminium windows in Leeds

Aluminium windows can add that extra beauty and bring a touch of five-star quality to your Leeds home. From small bathroom windows to large staircase options, they will provide aesthetic attractiveness and guaranteed strength and reliability. Our range of windows can include larger glass options as well as sky lights which can bring more natural light into the property. The frames include over 200...

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Aluminium Doors offer enhanced levels of living

Clearview’s range of patio, sliding and bi-folding doors can offer the ultimate in open-planned living. By creating larger open spaces, there is a limited divide between the garden and the living or dining room, which can form seamless movement between each area. Patio doors are a common feature in homes across England with many different styles that include inward and outward opening doors. They...

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Decisions and Questions

When deciding to change the doors in your living area, there are many things to consider. When deciding whether to choose sliding or bi-folding doors there are even more. Here at Clearview, we have been putting people’s minds at ease for a number of years by answering many of those difficult questions. The answers to almost any question you could think of asking can...

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Feel the effect of our Insulation Quality

Clearview have installed many aluminium windows and doors over the summer of 2013, and most of those families will have already felt the insulation effects during the summer. Our aluminium windows and doors are specifically designed with exceptional insulation properties that work well, in both hot and cooler temperatures. This meant that in the British Summer, which was warm in the North of England,...

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Clearview Gain NLTG Award

Clearview are delighted to announce a recent award from the North Lancs Training Group. The qualification is for quality health and safety standards in the workplace and out on site and meets the government funding standards. The North Lancs Training Group is one of the largest training providers in the country, and since its establishment in 1969, prides itself on the quality of service....

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In-house manufacturing with care

From our warehouse in Holmfirth, we manufacture all our aluminium doors, including bi-folding, patio and sliding styles and we are one of the largest manufactures within the north of England. Our manufacturers are trained to the very highest levels according to industry standards, and we use only the top quality aluminium on the market, using some of the most recognised world renowned suppliers of...

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Clearview Committed to Safety

Clearview are the North of England’s leading manufacturer of Bi-folding doors, with an extensive range of colours sizes, and designs. One of the major reasons behind this is our attention to safety and security of our doors. Whilst providing additional viewing and living space, as well as picturesque views are very important, a door that is not secure would be a huge problem. When...

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What can Bi-Folding doors do for you?

Installing Bi-Folding doors into your home is becoming one of the best ways to provide additional light, have larger living space and a greater level of access to the outdoors, including back gardens and patio areas. Unlike more conventional glass doors, such as a patio or even the more traditional French doors, Bi-folding doors create almost double the clear opening space. The concertina effect...

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Why should you use Clearview?

20 years experience, in-house manufacturing, a creative design team and a proven track record are just four of the many reasons why Clearview are a trusted company within the window and doors industry. This added to the fact we are fully insured, hold the current industry standard accreditations and provide the highest of quality products, including bi-folding, sliding and patio doors, add further justification....

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FREE WIMBLEDON GOODIE BAG Deadline Monday

If you place an order for a bi-folding or sliding door on or before the 30th September 2013, Clearview will be giving all customers a FREE Wimbledon Goodie Bag. To claim your gift quote reference MurraySW19 when placing your order. The Goodie Bag will be sent when your door is delivered/installed.  

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Taking care of those windows

Clearview have been manufacturing and installing aluminium doors and windows, for a number of years across the North of England. One of the many services we also provide however is in care and maintenance. Taking care of your new windows and the frames can help make them look good, as well as preventing problems caused by stones or from other outside elements. Cleaning the...

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Around Saddleworth Magazine

Clearview feature in the September/October Around Saddleworth magazine so if you want to find out more, check it out. The article is on the bottom of page 65 and explains more about what we do and who we are.

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ALUK announce new window system

Clearview suppliers ALUK have this month announced a new revolutionary window system that has been designed to offer the very highest levels of performance. The 72BW HI commercial system has a three chamber aluminium structure that provides complete flexibility to meet the ultimate demands. The window comes equipped with their spider technology thermal breaks which allow for better insulation to occur without expensive costs....

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Aluminium Doors – The Wow Factor

As one of the North’s leading providers of Aluminium bi-fold doors, Clearview has an extensive knowledge of the requirements needed to provide the ‘Wow Factor’ within your home. Many of our products deal with the rear of the house, including sliding, patio and bi folding doors, that let you look at with ease at the garden, and help to bring the outside into the...

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Aluminium Ð Why we use it?

Clearview have been making and installing doors made from Aluminium for a number of years, but why do we choose the product? Aluminium itself is a great product to both work with and use. For a start it is very strong, which makes it perfect for bi-folding doors. It can withstand a lot of strain and stress as well as provide support to the...

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Sliding or Bi-fold? That is the question

Clearview have been manufacturing and installing sliding doors and bi-fold doors to homes within Yorkshire for a number of years, but which one would be better for you. We have a look at some of the key features that could help you choose between them both. Sliding doors and bi-fold doors offer something very different from every other door on the market, the ability...

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9 is fine for Beaufort

Clearview regularly used Blyweert Beaufort manufactured bi-fold doors because of their nine stage action plan. Beaufort are one of the leading suppliers for aluminium bi-fold doors within the UK and outlined below is their nine point plan. Beaufort aim to: • Provide Creative Living – Their doors create an open, and modern space for maximum living areas, manufactured to specific measurements. • Complimenting your...

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Smart Aluminium plans for third site

Clearview suppliers Smart Architectural Aluminium have announced that they plan to develop a third major site within the last decade. The Managing Director Eddie Robinson confirmed it in an interview with the BBC last month saying: “On the back of a sustained period of growth, this planned expansion will add around fifty percent to our overall manufacturing capacity through the installation of a third...

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Front Doors- What do they say?

Clearview has an extensive knowledge of all types of bi-folding and aluminium windows and doors, which also include the often forgotten front doors. Front doors often say a lot about the person and can be inviting or off-putting when looking from the outside. Here at Clearview we produce a contemporary and stylish design towards our front doors, and try and give the impression of...

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Clearview now accept payment by Visa

Clearview are delighted to announce that their customers now have the ability to pay using a Visa Card. After acquiring the terminal to take Visa payment, either remotely or in the office, customers have greater flexibility when paying for their bi-folding doors, sliding doors or aluminium windows. There is now no need for customers to send a cheque or transfer money and this move...

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Schuco TipTronic – Do you know what it is?

Clearview have always been at the forefront of safety and security for their products but understand that large open spaces of glass and doors can put off customers in Yorkshire. However, we use the most up to date safety locks, provided by our suppliers Schüco who use the TipTronic locking system. TipTronic is the same device used in cars, whereby an immobiliser can centrally...

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Clearview rise to tight squeeze challenge

Clearview showed that working space is no issue when fitting Mr Maunder’s Beaufort bi-folding door to his extension, as they had a tight squeeze in Meltham, Huddersfield. Mr Maunder wanted to maximise his living space and Clearview were contacted to provide the highest quality bi-folding doors as they provide the largest possible opening, over twice that of sliding or patio doors. However, the house...

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Bi-folding doors installed as weather hots up

Clearview’s reputation as trusted manufacturers and installers of aluminium windows and doors is taking us further and further afield to meet our customers’ needs. This week we installed some bi-folding doors at a property in Ramsbottom, Lancashire – just as the weather seems to be hotting up. The homeowner chose Blyweert Beaufort Advance bi-folding doors with high efficiency 4mm toughened outer glazing with 20mm...

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Clearview to the rescue in York

Clearview aluminium windows and doors were called by a gentleman in York who had ordered some aluminium bi-folding doors three months ago by another manufacturer and supplier, but hadn’t yet received his doors. After hearing of his dilemma Clearview informed him that we could get the same specification of doors to him with a lead time of around 10-15 days. Mr Pearse cancelled his...

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Bi-folding doors look the part on Huddersfield home

A homeowner in Lindley, Huddersfield, contacted Holmfirth-based Clearview, their local supplier of aluminium windows and doors, to manufacture, deliver and install a large 3-frame bi-folding aluminium doorset for the property. The homeowner had recently removed some French patio windows and expanded the surrounding frame in preparation for the bi-folding doors which would let more light into the property. The bi-folding doors would also provide...

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Doors are opening for Clearview after best-ever year

Huddersfield-based Clearview Windows, is giving hope to other small regional manufacturers after reporting its best-ever year. The company that specialise in the design, supply manufacture and installation of aluminum windows and doors has seen turnover increase by a third during 2012 and is on course to hit £1m for the first time in its three-year history. It was just one of the small and...

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Sliding into spring in Huddersfield

Though the installation team at Clearview aluminium windows and doors have been traveling further and further afield fitting quality windows and doors, they didn’t have to travel far for one of our most recent projects. In fact, the team were just up the road in Honley, Huddersfield, installing some new sliding doors at a residential property. Upon arriving at the property our installation team...

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Clearview installing aluminium windows and doors further and further afield

Clearview’s reputation as one of the best suppliers, manufactures and installers of aluminium windows and doors seems to be spreading far beyond Huddersfield, and even Yorkshire, after installing a series of bi-folding aluminium doors at a house in Marlow, Buckinghamshire last week. The Blyweert Beaufort doors were supplied by Clearview then delivered to Marlow house to be installed by our highly skilled and experienced...

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Small but effective aluminium doors

Here is proof that it bi-folding windows and doors don’t have to run the length of your property to have the desired effect. One woman from Yorkshire simply had three of the Blyweert Beaufort bi-folding doors installed to achieve more light in her home, and the option of opening them when the weather gets warmer to enjoy the summer breeze without leaving the comfort...

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Aluminium windows and doors give classic church that modern feel

Last month Clearview Aluminium Windows and Doors completed one of their most pleasing installations – at St Aidan’s Church in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. The old church tower has been brought into the 21st century with a new extension that incorporates Clearview’s own aluminium windows and bi-folding doors. The installation team installed a number of fixed window lights along the top of the extension and...

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Aluminium bi-folding doors ready for the spring and summer

Another household in West Yorkshire will have the benefit of aluminium bi-folding doors this summer after Holmfirth-based Clearview installed a 6-door system in the property. The Beaufort ADV System doors are stocked by Clearview and were delivered fully assembled and ready to install. The ecru powder coated doors were installed quickly and efficiently by Clearview’s experienced installation team. Clearview source most of our aluminium...

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Retail outlet ready for fit-out after aluminium sliding doors are installed by Clearview

On behalf of our clients Complete Shopfitters, Clearview installed an aluminium frame comprising of one fixed window and one automatic sliding door at a building in Leeds. Following the successful installation of the aluminium sliding doors by Clearview’s two engineers, Complete Shopfitters’ team were then able to begin fitting out the building as an electrical wholesaler which is due to open in February. Also...

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Bi-folding doors fitted in Beverley

Clearview were in the East Yorkshire town of Beverley last month as our engineers installed a 6-frame Blyweert Beaufort bi-folding door to one homeowner’s recent extension. As one of the largest manufactures of aluminium bi-folding doors in the North of England Clearview was able to handle the entire project from the initial design process to the complete installation of the manufactured doors. Once made,...

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By Ôeck Clearview! Bi-folding doors installed in Yorkshire home just in time for a cosy Christmas

Clearview’s window and door engineers were busy installing a set of aluminium bi-folding doors to two sides of a sun room earlier this month; offering a unique look and feel to another property in Yorkshire. The Blyweert Beaufort bi-folding doors were constructed from aluminium and feature toughened glass for added security. The full-length glazing will let a significant amount of natural light into the...

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Clearview and Blyweert Beaufort Ð Setting the security standard

Clearview, one of Yorkshire’s leading suppliers of Blyweert Beaufort aluminium windows and doors, is pleased to announce that the manufacturer is the first aluminium systems company in the UK to offer the specification market a commercial door package tested and certified to Building Research Establishment’s prestigious and much sought after LPS 1175 standard; the industry’ latest and most stringent security standard. An aluminium door...

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Two years on and the benefits of the Window Energy Ratings Scheme are clear to view

In October 2010, revisions to Building Regulations in England and Wales set a new mandatory requirement (Part L 2010) for window energy performance within the Window Energy Ratings (WERs) Scheme. The changes had a significant impact on the window industry and while some viewed them as a challenge, at Clear View, along with our partners at Blyweert Beaufort, we saw them as an ideal...

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Sustaining sustainable homes still

On 1st May 2008 the Government confirmed it would be mandatory for all new homes to have a rating against the code for Sustainable Homes. Clear View are committed to designing and installing industry-leading windows and doors for new homes that continue to rank high on the Code for Sustainable Homes; supplying Blyweert Beaufort’s Advanced Plus window range, the most pioneering and benchmark setting...

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Problem solved for old buildings facing plastic window ban

Owners of old houses and commercial buildings could be banned from replacing rotting wooden windows and doors with uPVC ones under tough new planning guidelines. People are being asked for their opinions on the proposals, which aim to protect the traditional features of older buildings. The guidelines would see residents being made to stick to wooden or metal frames when replacing windows and doors...

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Businesses in Welsh town forced to replace UPVC windows

A mayor in Wales claims a dispute about windows could mean more derelict buildings in her Victorian resort town. Conwy Council, like many local councils in the UK, is forcing homeowners and business owners occupying old and listed buildings to retain badly damaged wooden windows and doors or insist they are only replaced with like-for-like products to protect the traditional features of older buildings....

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Schueco products used in Glasgows new £74m museum

As a supplier and installer of Schueco windows and doors, Clear View were thrilled to learn that two Schueco SU 90 unitised façade systems form an important structural element in Glasgow' stunning new £74 million Riverside Museum of Transport. Schueco' SU 90 unitised system was used because the irregular shape of the building meant that the chosen system had to combine stability with the...

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Strong but subtle burglar protection with Schuco windows and doors

As one of Yorkshire’s leading retailers and installers of Schueco window and door systems, Clear View are pleased to tell you about the new high security range from one of the world’s leading specialists of large-scale glass constructions and sliding systems. Schueco’s new range are Identical in appearance to ordinary glazed windows or doors, and just as simple to use, but offer outstanding physical...

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