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06/04/2017

Wood Campus – Windows & The Sustainable Benefits of Timber

What is Wood Campus? Wood Campus is an initiative developed in co-operation with the UK timber industry its aim to provide a range of information, inspiration and learning tools for specifiers and users of wood. Key partners include the Timber Trade Federation, the British Woodworking Federation, the Wood Window Alliance and Wood for Good.   […]

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17/01/2017

Have your say…

At Bereco we are constantly working to increase the quality of our Customer Service. Let us know how you think we are doing by completing this quick 5 question customer survey to help us improve further.

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05/01/2017

What does your front door say about you?

Today the use of engineered defect free timber that is sustainably farmed and grown for enhanced durability with controlled moisture content has played a big role in improving the longevity of the UK’s entrance doors.

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18/10/2016

The Value Of A Good Installation

At Bereco we have been reinforcing the value of a high quality installation for many years and more so in recent months with more and more emphasis now being placed on low carbon targets for homes, air pressure testing for new dwellings in accordance with Part L and even new builds and renovations being completed […]

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28/09/2016

Secured By Design For Timber Windows & Doors Explained

What is Secured by Design? To answer this question simply, Secured by Design is a police initiative that strives to improve the security of both new and existing homes in the UK. Established in 1989 the initiative was developed to improve overall security in both the design of the properties and through the use of […]

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13/07/2016

Do Low Maintenance Timber Windows Really Exist?

Can timber windows really be low maintenance? Bereco’s General Manager Nicola Harrison discusses homeowners concerns around timber windows maintenance and decoration. When purchasing timber windows one of the most common questions I am asked by homeowners is how often will I have to decorate my windows and how long is the paint actually going to […]

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23/05/2016

Installing Timber Windows & Doors Correctly

Bereco’s range of installation and maintenance solutions will ensure a high performance installation that is fully compliant with UK building regulations and Bereco warranties. Cavity Formers Window and door reveals if not closed correctly can lead to heat loss and issues with mould, damp and even water ingress. Certified by the BBA Bereco cavity formers ensure […]

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06/05/2016

Retaining Traditional Design, Solid vs Stick on Bars

In 2009, the Heritage at Risk campaign on conservation areas raised the loss of traditional windows as a cause for concern, stating that unsympathetic replacement of windows and doors represented the number one threat to our heritage and affected no less than 83% of conservation areas. View “Retaining Traditional Design, Solid Vs Stick on Bars” […]

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15/11/2015

The New Part Q & What It Means For You

As with the introduction of other Building Regulations, Approved Document Q will be phased in. The regulation applies to all new buildings, unless a full plans application, or the building notice was submitted before 1st October 2015 (in which case, the actual work needs to be started prior to 1st October 2016). This means that […]

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09/06/2015

Understanding BM Trada Certification

When purchasing timber windows and doors it is important to ensure that products are backed by credible independent certifications. All Bereco products are certified by BM TRADA, a widely recognised leading provider of third party certifications. We have membership to several Q Mark schemes that monitor various areas of window performance. Bereco are members of […]

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16/03/2015

10 Step Guide To Purchasing Timber Windows and Doors

Here at Bereco we have created a step by step checklist to help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure your project runs smoothly and on budget from start to finish. Choosing the right supplier is essential and by following these 10 simple rules you will be much more equipped to make the right decision when purchasing […]

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15/03/2015

Things To Consider When Choosing Acoustic Glazing

If a property is in close proximity to an airport, motorway or in a busy inner city location it is likely to be affected by high levels of environmental noise. The levels of external noise entering the home can be attributed to many factors; however one of the key factors is the performance of the […]

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14/03/2015

What to Consider When Choosing Wooden Sash Windows

Whether you are building a new home in the style of the Georgian era, renovating a Victorian property or replacing windows in a Grade I listed Castle, wooden sash windows are likely to be a necessity to match the period and charm of the building. Often associated with 18th and 19th century properties, wooden sash windows are […]

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01/08/2014

Understanding the importance of Secured By Design

Bereco are now a fully licensed member of Secured by Design;  a national police initiative designed to help support the government initiative to reduce and prevent crime in homes across the UK. The scheme has been in place for over 20 years and has been proven to reduce home burglaries by as much as 75%!! […]

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09/06/2014

Introducing the BM TRADA Q Mark Paint Application

Bereco are one of only 3 manufacturers in the whole of the UK with membership to the voluntary scheme which demonstrates our continued commitment to providing high quality products. In addition to enhancing the aesthetical appearance of a window or door it is critical for the longevity of any timber product that the correct coating […]

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06/02/2014

Introducing the importance of acoustic glazing

Choosing the right glazing for your home is an important decision, particularly for properties located in areas exposed to a high volume of environmental noise. Acoustic glazing is a popular choice for inner city properties, those exposed to a high volume of road or aircraft noise and larger buildings such as hotels. The demand for […]

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04/11/2013

Importance of Glazing When Choosing Windows

Glazing type is one of the most important choices when choosing the perfect windows and doors for your home. With the recent sudden rise in the cost of household utility bills it is essential to invest in products with excellent insulation properties that make your home more energy efficient. Purchasing products like triple glazed windows […]

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08/05/2013

Dual Colour Timber Windows & Doors

The Interior décor and exterior façade of most properties can vary considerably in terms of style and finish. Choosing a dual colour finish on timber windows and doors means you can have the best of both worlds without compromise. Bereco offer any BS, RAL or Farrow & Ball paint colours and a choice of 16 […]

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30/11/2012

Replacing doors and windows in listed buildings

Replacing the windows and doors in a listed building is often a common area of controversy and strict control. Windows and doors are a major part of a building’s facade and character and so therefore it is a crucial aspect of any restoration project. Buildings are ‘listed’ because they are considered to be of special […]

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02/10/2012

Improving Our Ironmongery Options

One piece of feedback we hear regularly is that our customers want to deal with a window and door supplier who is a one-stop shop when it comes to products, services and accessories. We have recently expanded our window and door ironmongery range to further develop our ability to be this flexible and all-encompassing supplier […]

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07/09/2012

Bereco Sash Windows – Locking Demo

To ensure all Bereco products are safe for all users and to achieve Approved Building Regulations, Bereco install window restrictors as standard. There are a series of different restrictors across the Bereco range, and with the sliding sash windows there are 2 options available. The video first shows the Angel Lock (Traditional Sash standard). As […]

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04/05/2012

Bereco Flush Entrance Doors Adjustment & Leaf Installation

All Bereco Entrance doors and French doors are supplied pre hung in their frames with SFS Intec hinges that offer easy adjustment once installed in 3 dimensions. Adjusting the flush door is simple. The SFS Just 3D flush door hinge allows adjustment by one person using a basic 4mm allen key without the need for […]

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04/05/2012

Bereco Lipped Doors Adjustment

All Bereco Entrance doors and French doors are supplied pre hung in their frames with SFS Intec hinges that offer easy adjustment once installed in 3 dimensions. Adjusting the lipped door is simple. The SFS Easy 3D lipped door hinge allows adjustment by one person using a basic 4mm allen key without the need for […]

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