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Why opt for double glazed windows?

Double glazing windows can enhance your home in ways that you might never have previously realised. For instance, it might have escaped your notice that up to 20% of your home’s heat can disappear through the windows, as DIY Doctor points out. If those windows are currently single glazed, then replacing them with double glazed windows can help you curb how much heat is lost.

What other merits do these windows have? Here are just some examples…

Some like it hot – because it’s good for the planet

Because better glazing can keep more heat in your residence, you don’t have to use up so much electricitywarming that house. That can translate into more forgiving energy bills, of course; however, it can also be kinder to the planet due to requiring fewer carbon emissions.

There is a lot of money that you could save

We have already touched upon this issue – and the Energy Saving Trust has posted figures showing how much you could save. As you can see, the savings can differ depending on your property’s energy rating and whether that home is detached, semi-detached, mid-terrace, a bungalow or a flat. However, the picture remains clear: you can spare yourselfsignificantexpenditure.

Furthermore, those figures represent only a year’s savings. Double glazing should stay intact for at least 20 years once it is installed; hence, the cost-efficiency could seriously stack up over time. You can also choose from a good variety of double glazing windows here at Ideal Windows Solutions.

The top advantages of double glazed windows

Want to know more about the benefits of double glazed windows? Then here’s an overview for you:

A warmer home
Install double glazed windows in your property, and you’ll benefit from a warmer home.  You’ll feel the effects of fewer draughts and cold spots, making your rooms more comfortable. What could be better?  

Less condensation
Modern double glazing also comes with vents and drainage systems, which allow moisture to escape so that you won’t have a problematic build up of condensation on your windows.   

Improved energy efficiency
Double glazing will cut down on heat loss through your windows, by providing what is in effect an additional layer of insulation. So by installing double glazing, you’ll make your home more energy efficient and may well cut down on your heating bills too. 

A quieter home
We all lead busy lives these days; and as a result peace and quiet are at a premium. So install double glazing windows to shield your home from external noise and improve your night’s sleep. 

Improved security
Double glazing will also increase your peace of mind by providing greater security too. You’ll have an additional layer of protection on your home, from the robust frames to the tough glass and additional locks if you so wish.      

Custom-built double glazing
At Ideal Window Solutions, we custom-build our windows, so you can be assured of receiving windows that will enhance the appearance of your home and meet your specific requirements. It’s not a case of one window fits all, we can help even if you have a difficult space or shape to fill. So call our skilled team today.

A stylish home
If you haven’t considered double glazing for your windows lately, you’ll be surprised at how far they’ve come on in recent years. Choose double glazing, and you’ll have a wide range of styles, finishes and colours from which to choose, complementing your home.      



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Award Winning Window Business

And the award for 'Best Business' goes to...

..."Ideal Window Solutions" for raising an incredible £14,000 for Cancer Research UK

As many of our customers will know, the team here at Ideal Window Solutions took on the notorious ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ in June this year to raise money for their chosen charity, Cancer Research UK.

The Three Peaks Challenge involves summiting the three highest mountain peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scarfell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) respectively and all must be completed in under 24 hours!

After a gruelling 22hrs involving battling the great British weather the team completed the challenge and raised a massive £14,000, smashing their £10,000 target!

As a result of Ideal Window Solutions’ fundraising efforts we are thrilled to have been awarded The News’ We Can Do It award for ‘Best Business!’

Managing Director Chris Palmer said:

"We were delighted when we won. We were really pleased but it came as a complete shock!" 

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Visit the Jack FM Stand at the New Forest Show For Your Chance To Win A Conservatory Worth Up To £20,000!

Have you ever dreamed about transforming your home with a stunning new conservatory? - allowing you to enjoy your garden all year round, bridging that gap between inside and out and not to mention adding space and value to your property, well, now's your chance!

Ideal Window Solutions are offering one lucky person the chance to win a brand new conservatory, worth up to £20,000! 

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To be in with a chance to win this fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime prize, simply visit the Jack FM stand at the New Forest Show (29th - 31st July) and Guess the code to crack the safe and win!

Terms & Conditions Apply, See Entry Form For Full Details

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New Product Launch: The New Wave Sliding, Folding Patio Door

Here at Ideal Window Solutions we are constantly expanding our product range to bring our customers the very best in style, quality and innovation for your Hampshire and West Sussex homes. We are now thrilled to offer the stunning and incredibly versatile 'New Wave' sliding patio door, a new generation of patio doors whereby all of the panels are totally independent of one another, giving you complete flexibility to open one, two, three or more panes at any given time, either concertina them neatly to open the entire door aperture or simply choose to open the middle section and slide the surrounding panels partially open. - These are a real show-stopper and are available in a range of styles and colour options. Click to find out more about our new Sliding, Folding Patio Door.


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The Three Peaks Challenge - In Aid of Cancer Research UK

Despite the 'Great British Weather' being slightly uncooperative, the team at Ideal Window Solutions took on the notorious 'Three Peaks Challenge' last weekend and here's what happened...

The team have been putting in plenty of hours 'up-hill and down-dale' training in the run up to the event, including a number of lengthy 20+ mile treks across both the Brecons and throughout Hampshire and West Sussex in preparation for taking on this notoriously tough challenge. The Three Peaks Challenge is an endurance event in which participants attempt to climb the highest mountain peak in Scotland (Ben Nevis 1,344m or 4,409ft), England (Scarfell Pike 978m or 3,209ft) and Wales (Snowdon 1,085m or 3,560ft) all within 24 hours! - The total distance walked is approximately 42 kilometres or 26 miles with a total ascent of 9,800ft (3,000m)!

The Challenge...

The Ideal Window Solutions team elected Ben Nevis as the starting point, beginning their ascent at midday on Saturday before travelling (wet, tired and in the team minibus!) down to the Lake District where they would climb Scrafell Pike in complete darkness! - And whilst Scarfell Pike may be the smallest of the Three Mountains it is generally considered the most technical as the climbers path is covered with shattered rock debris and features a relentless and steep ascent which presents a challenge in the best conditions, let alone at nighttime!

On completion of Scarfell, they headed to their final destination, in the heart in the Snowdonia National Park. They would begin their assault on Snowdon in the early hours of Sunday morning and whilst the lower paths present slightly easier conditions than that found at Scarfell Pike, the climb soon becomes more tricky, with a steep ascent to the summit and not forgetting that at this point the team have already completed two tough mountain climbs, had very little sleep and weren't blessed with good weather conditions!

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There's Still Time To Donate!

They did it! And they did it in fantastic style, completing the challenge in a remarkable time of 22.45 despite the particularly challenging weather conditions that they were faced with.


The team took on this mighty challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It's a charity close to many people's hearts because we’ve all lost someone to cancer or have people close to us that have lost someone to cancer or are battling it and the team felt passionately that they wanted to raise money for this incredibly worthy cause to help find a cure..

There's still time left to donate and all donations are extremely gratefully received.  Every little bit really does help.

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Our New Showroom at Fort Fareham Opens on May 31st!

To celebrate the opening of our new head office and showroom at Fort Fareham, Ideal Window Solutions would like to invite you to our Showroom Open Day on Saturday 31st May between 9am and 4pm.


The brand-new, purpose-built showroom features our full range of stunning window and door displays as well as showcasing our glass extension and roller garage door offerings. Customers will also be able to browse the huge choice of design and style options available, including a wide variety of authentic woodgrain effect uPVC windows, solid colours and a stunning range of decorative glazing options. Also on display will be our popular range of high security, energy efficient and stylish coloured composite doors.

The new showroom has been thoughtfully designed, built to include a replication of a typical ‘street view’ with the products ‘in-situ’ allowing customers to better visualise how our products might look once installed in their own homes. Visitors to the showroom will also see a number of informative displays, designed to fully illustrate the features, benefits and design options of our double glazing and triple glazing products.

This brand new showroom replaces our previous Fareham premises at Blackbrook Road and becomes our second showroom in the region as we already have a site based in Chichester displaying some of the South coast’s finest double glazing and triple glazing home improvement products.

We're Taking Part In The National Three Peaks Challenge For Cancer Research

We’re taking part in the 3 Peaks Challenge for Cancer Research, our chosen charity because we’ve all lost someone to cancer or have people close to us that have lost someone to cancer or are battling it. Put simply we want to do our bit to help find a cure.

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We are a group of friends, work colleagues and associates that have all been affected by cancer either directly or indirectly. We’re not super fit. In fact some of us are barely fit, but we wanted to find a challenge that had some substance when we’re asking people to part with their hard earned money to support us and our chosen charity. Shaving your head may raise a few quid but it’s not exactly challenging or asking too much of yourself to do it. The three peaks challenge means we need to climb up and down the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales non-stop in a 24 hour period. Most of us are used to climbing the odd flight of stairs or at a push a ladder and so make no mistake this will be a challenge for all of us. As hard as we may find this we are acutely aware that in comparison to the people that have or live with cancer, this trip up and down 3 mountains will be a doddle.


Worldwide around 15 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year and it’s not selective about who it chooses or when it strikes. This disease needs a cure, it affects all of us so it’s up to all of us to find ways to raise the money that funds the research that finds the cure, otherwise it wont happen.

Please dig deep and help us to help cancer research.

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We're Moving!Moving Showroom

Ideal Window Solutions are thrilled to announce that we're moving to a brand new office and showroom in Fareham! We are moving on Friday 17 January and will be working from our new premises on Monday 20th January! Unfortunately, during the move we will not be contactable by phone (from midday on Friday until Monday afternoon) but our showroom will be manned during the weekend should you need to get in touch with us. 

We're looking forward to welcoming you to our new premises at: The Unity Building, Fort Fareham, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1AH

*New Fareham Showroom Coming Soon*

We have recently relocated to our brand new head office at The Unity Building, Fort Fareham Industrial Estate; we are in the process of completing our purpose-built, state-of-the-art Fareham showroom which will officially open in the Spring. - Until then, our Chichester Showroom is open as usual and our team are based at our Fareham office Monday to Friday.

Our First 'Infographic'

Check out our very first infographic showing the best ways to add value to your home, from loft extensions to ensuite bathrooms and double glazing to 'kerb appeal'; not only does it make interesting reading but it could also help you in deciding on your next home improvement project!

 View Our Infographic

Producing Our Double Glazing Window Installation Video

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Have you ever wondered what happens to your home and garden when you choose to have new or replacement double glazing fitted? We are often asked by homeowners what they should expect when our fitting teams arrive onsite so we decided to produce a short video to show what happens when Hampshire and West Sussex homeowners choose Ideal Window Solutions for their double glazing.


The video was filmed recently in Hampshire and shows a property being upgraded from their original crittall (steel) windows to A-Rated uPVC double glazing. Watch the video and read more about the installation and the benefits of modern double glazing.

 View The Installation Video

The Ideal Times: Issue 2, Spring 2013

This is the second edition of our recently launched quarterly newsletter 'The Ideal Times', designed to keep you up to date with all the happenings at Ideal Window Solutions, product developments, industry comment and of course our special promotional offers. We welcome feedback and are always happy to answer any questions you might have so please feel free to get in touch with anything you would like us to cover in the next issue.

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Thom Emerson and Chris Palmer at Ideal Window Solutions

Working throughout Hampshire and West Sussex, Ideal Window Solutions have developed an enviable reputation in the supply and installation of UPVC, timber and aluminium double glazed windows, doors and conservatories since Chris Palmer formed the business in 1996.

With showrooms based in Fareham and Chichester and Ideal Window Solutions has prospered by providing value for money together with high levels of professionalism and customer service. - You only have to read the feedback from over 1,200 previous customers on the website to understand what the core business values are. If you're looking for replacement windows, doors, a conservatory or an orangery in Hampshire or West Sussex, you can trust Ideal Window Solutions to have a style that can enhance your home.

Triple Glazing is now a key part of the IWS portfolio. Using the latest technology and incorporating Argon Gas and performance glass, triple glazing is on average 40% more efficient that it's double glazing equivalent. 


With the ability to provide electricity and water generating solar panels Ideal Window Solutions are well placed to provide a complete home improvement service throughout Hampshire and West Sussex. 

What makes your business stand out?

The people, we have a small but dedicated team who treat customers like humans! We try and get a smile into everyone's voice either on the phone or when they deal face to face.

Where are you going on holiday this year?

My partner Chris Palmer and I are both going to Florida with our families, but at different times of the year, I am going in September and Chris is going over Easter.

What are your hobbies?

Ooh where to start, I like so many things, mainly though skiing, golf and going out on my scooter.

What is your definition of great customer care?

Being consistent and fair, it is impossible to run a successful business over decades and not upset someone, but if you are always consistent in policy and service and can demonstrate fairness your customers will value you. A great example is our Checkatrade results, anyone can register a couple of dozen good testimonials and improve their score but we have over 1300 currently and have been members for 10 years!


Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

We are in the process of re-housing the business in much bigger premises in Fareham, with a bespoke showroom area which we believe will be unlike anything seen before. During the next five years we intend to grown our reputation within the domestic sector to match the reputation we have built within the commercial and new house building community.

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The Ideal Time to Imagine future living!

At a time when every news article or televised report on the economy paints an ever darkening picture, ‘future living’ could be the perfect answer to your changing circumstances. Whether you’re a fan of the ornate or minimalist, classic or contempory style, designing a new space out of a wide variety of materials has never been more accessible!

Most of us are becoming used to lives that include an ability to research information from anywhere in the world with a few deft clicks of our mouse, or mobile device.

The growth in popularity of style and food shows has encouraged us to view our lives at home relaxing or entertaining as an extension of our lifestyle.

This ability to research has empowered us; many people now make choices based on so much more than cost. Energy saving as an example and the impact choosing the right product can have on both comfort and your heating bill!

Ideal Window Solutions is celebrating 25 years continuous trading, enjoying the support of customers in three distinct sectors.

National developers such as Persimmon, David Wilson Homes and Berkeley Homes, who choose us to install the most up to date and energy efficient windows in a wide variety of new homes from apartments to individual executive houses.

Social and private landlords and local authorities who engage our repairs and maintenance experts to carry out everything from condensation removal to a broken window handle.

Of course the third sector, where understanding how discerning potential customers have become is crucial is home improvements. Armed with the knowledge that is now so readily available customers have a clear idea of what they want to achieve.

With products made in Timber Alternative materials, UPVC, Aluminium and Wood we really can create the ‘Future Living’ space of your dreams. To maximise energy savings you can even choose to have them Triple Glazed!

It really doesn’t matter if what you want is large, small or just functional; the options are only limited by your imagination.

Whether you imagine yourself with a new home office a play space for a growing family or the entertaining space to enhance a beautiful kitchen, we have a product and design to help.