An Amazing Year full of Projects

Energy Efficient, Double Glazed Windows & Doors, Aluminium Roofing Systems, Astragal Georgian Bars, Essex


We are always busy here at Essex Trade Windows, but 2018 has been exceptionally so! This of course makes us all very happy, particularly when we are able to fulfill our customer’s dreams. Our experienced team of specialist installers have completed several successful projects in and around Essex which have featured outstanding products from names like Smart Aluminium. These have included a beautiful triple track sliding Patio door for an extension in Anthracite Grey for customers in Brentwood, and a stylish black composite door in Basildon.

We get a high rate of customer recommendations, one of which resulted in a contract to install classy flush fit UPVC windows along with a composite door in Chartwell green to a property in Benfleet. The customer loves the finished result, and has the peace of mind as these windows and door are extremely energy efficient.

Anthracite grey is a very popular colour, attractive and chic, yet easy to keep looking nice as customers in Barnet have discovered. Here we installed UPVC windows and a composite door in a chalet bungalow. Chingford in Essex was the location for another project which consisted of two lean-to conservatories. This job was completed for two previous customers who had us install white UPVC bay windows, porches and composite front doors. They each wanted replacement lean-to conservatories using our high specification Ultraframe glazed roofs. The existing lean-to’s were looking quite old and dilapidated which was out of sync with the rest of the house, especially with the new window and door systems.

It’s wonderful when customers return, which is why we are so particular about the level of customer service we offer, along with our highly skilled team. Not forgetting the market leading products we insist on, including Smart Aluminium.

Professional Installers of Aluminium Double Glazing, Bi-Fold Doors, GRP Composite Doors, Coloured Frames

Market Leading Products

Lantern Roofing Systems for Conservatories, Orangeries, Extensions & Flat Roofs, Essex


Our exciting lantern roof is attracting attention from every direction for good reason! Here are just some of the benefits of opting for the excellent Ultrasky by Ultraframe for your conservatory or orangery roof:-

  • Ultrasky is based on a classic roofing system and is tried, tested and BBA approved.
  • These versatile roofing systems will bring space and light to a newly built extension, conservatory, orangery or existing flat roof.
    A wide range of applications include domestic or commercial such as hotels or restaurants.
  • With a Stormshield Protection System, they can withstand any weather condition that the UK might throw their way and are tough and long lasting.
    The most thermally efficient lantern products on the market, Ultrasky feature insulated bars and a thermally broken ridge.
    They feature more glazing and less structure meaning maximum light and enhanced visibility.
  • Ultraframe, the makers of Ultrasky, are based in Lancashire, and boast the manufacture of roofs for more than 1.5 million glazed structures throughout the UK, Europe and internationally.
  • They are a world leader in the manufacture of bespoke and innovative conservatory and glass roofs, and have 30 years experience.
  • Favoured by designers, architects, tradesmen and other construction professionals, they give outstanding performance and offer impressive warranties.

At Essex Trade Windows we are dedicated to providing our customers with a wide choice of ground breaking glazing products whatever their need. We have an extremely healthy ‘supply to trade’ service, and professionals know that quality is crucial to business and reputation. Whether it’s composite doors, lantern roofs, window systems and bi-fold or multi-fold doors we insist on uncompromising standards. We pride ourselves on supplying award winning sculptured suites from names like Optima, hailed for delivering a functional and versatile glazing solution. These products are also robust, secure and available in an attractive range of colours and finishes.

Bespoke, Versatile & Functional Weatherpoof Roofs, High Performance UPVC or Aluminium Glazed Roofing

8 Reasons You’ll Love Our Composite Doors

Professional Installers of Double Glazed Windows & Doors, Bi-Fold Doors & GRP Composite Doors, Essex

Composite doors are hugely popular with discerning homeowners in places like Billericay, for a number of good reasons! They are the first choice for many who demand high performance, a functional edge and a stylish aesthetic. These impressive doors are top of every list because:-

1. They look amazing

Available in a variety of stunning colours and effects, they allow you to achieve the exact look you desire. Composite doors can cleverly replicate timber with it’s unique grain qualities. You can also choose the design and glass pattern from an almost inexhaustible selection whether you want a contemporary feel or traditional charm.

2. They have Strength & Durability

Looks aren’t everything, yet composite wins again due to its glass reinforced polyester [GRP] composition, which is used to make car bodies, boat hulls and manufacturing components.

3. They are Maintenance Free

With composite doors there is no time-consuming and costly maintenance required to keep them in perfect condition. GRP doors are lightweight, do not need to be painted, and will not fade, warp or rust. Simply wipe over with a soapy cloth occasionally to retain their attractive presentation.

4. These Doors are Thermally Efficient

High quality composite doors do a great job of keeping warmth in and cold out, lowering fuel bills and providing comfort within the home. They are also helpful when it comes to noise reduction meaning a more peaceful home.

5. You can have a Tailored Solution

They come in a range of RAL colours to delight every taste whether cool and calming or stunningly vibrant. Plus these colours will remain bright and fresh looking year after year.

6. They are Weather Resistant

Composite doors from Essex Trade Windows present an efficient defence against whatever the UK weather may throw at them! They are guaranteed for 10 years, and typically have a 35 year lifespan.

7. They are Safe & Secure

Keeping your home and family safe is a priority, and our made to measure composite entrance doors consist of kite marked cylinders, and the option of secure by design specification, along with high performance locking systems.

8. You can Customise our Composite Doors

By using our fab Composite Door Selector software, you can design the door of your dreams. Take a look at this clever feature on our website.


Thermally Efficient Glazed Solutions, Customised Exterior Doors, Wide Range of Colours & Textures

4 Tips for Choosing a Double Glazing Supplier

Double Glazing, Billericay, Supply Only, Trade Double Glazing, High Quality Profile 22


Deciding to replace your double glazed windows and doors is not without it’s challenges, as there are several important considerations involved. You have to think about style, function, colour and price. It also presents a great opportunity to upgrade and accentuate your home or business, as well as boosting it’s energy efficiency, security and saleability.

Perhaps the most important choice facing you and ensuring the success of your project is which installation company you opt for. This is of course the case with any type of contracted work you want doing, and many people feel they have entered a minefield. Here are four factors to bear in mind when looking for a double glazing installation specialist.

1. It is always a good idea to use the same team to carry out all of the work wherever possible. This cuts out the considerable hassle of having to manage and coordinate different companies yourself. This is especially true to avoid installers unable to stick to agreed deadlines, or other issues like varying quality standards to contend with. The preferred option here is to find a specialist company who will organise a high quality product and oversee all of the work reliably.

2. Choose installers who offer fast turnaround times f you are up against it, need urgent window replacement after a break in, have a defective window or have been let down by another installer.

3. A popular option is to locate an installation expert who has experience of working with trade customers in areas like Billericay. An installers reputation hinges to a large extent on the supplier they choose, as inferior quality products, lack of effective communication or persistent delays in delivery are damaging to businesses.

4. Attention to detail and the use of skilled craftsmen is a sign of a good double glazing supplier. Also look out for one that advertises as working with trade clients as well as other customers.

Essex Trade Windows have a long history of providing high performance glazing products for domestic or trade customers in and around parts of Essex such as Billericay. Call us and talk to our friendly team on 01268 726262.

Supply Only Double Glazing for Builders, Installers & Window Fitters, Billericay, Essex

Raising the Profile in Basildon

Double Glazed Windows, Bi-Fold Doors, French Doors, Sliding Folding Doors, Multifold Doors


They say that details are the key to success in most design and build work, and ongoing projects for Essex town Basildon are no exception. The Rhino Plant Hire website recently brought news of multi million pound improvements planned for the square in the centre of Basildon. A new ten screen Empire Cinema will grace Basildon’s East Square, along with a variety of new restaurants, transforming this part of Basildon into a leisure and entertainment attraction.

Architects, Pollard Thomas Edwards, have worked closely with the Council and Empire to achieve an ambitiously designed solution to reflect forward looking views while retaining the unique spirit of the location.

There will also be visual upgrades to the town and square, which is were the attention to detail comes in. A impressive and welcoming environment is extremely important if the right message is to be communicated. This type of overall area improvement has a number of positive aspects such as better economic prospects, boosted tourism and a feeling of increased well being for residents.

The changes are part of a series of moves and relocations, including Basildon Market moving to St Martin’s Square, which in turn allowed South Essex College to bring the state-of-the-art Digital Technology Campus into Market Square. A package of outstanding landscaping and redesigns proposed by the Council, will convert St Martin’s Church Gardens and St Martin’s Square and provide the green pedestrian link from Basildon town centre to Gloucester Park.

East Square is set to represent a jewel in the Essex crown, offering pleasurable leisure and entertainment experiences both in the daytime and in the evening. The level of high quality work is expected to deliver exceptional results, and also provide much needed jobs for the area.

Rhino offer an excellent range of high performance plant machinery, tools and equipment for projects like this, with clients including local authorities and DIYer’s.

Aluminium Multi-Fold Doors, High Performance, Thermally Efficient Low Maintenance Windows

The Beauty of High Performance Doors

High Quality Bi-Fold, Patio & French Doors, GRP Composite Exterior Doors, Billericay

You might think a door is a door, but doors are differentiated by aspects like their purpose, design, application and material. A home can have a variety of door types including exterior entrance front and back doors, interior doors, sliding patio, French, bi-fold or multi-fold doors. Materials include UPVC, wood and GRP composite, especially good for front and back doors. Composite doors are a popular choice with discerning home owners in parts of Essex like Billericay and Wickford. People like the fact that they come in a wide range of colours, wood effect finishes plus glazing options and designs.

In fact our website includes software which allows customers to design their own GRP composite door. Our GRP Composite door selector page means you can visualise your ideal look, by adding, changing or removing features virtually until your find the door for you. You can then order your own bespoke door! Colours include White, Black, Red, Green, Blue, Oak, Darkwood, Grey, Cream and Chartwell Green. Composite doors will not warp or rot, are extremely weatherproof and can be fitted with our great range of ‘Secure By Design’ keyfree locks.

Aluminium Bi-fold and Multi-fold Doors blend beauty and elegance with high performance and a long lasting robust design. With the versatility to fold back neatly, they enable you to open up your home and provide ease of access from house to garden when entertaining. A rated Patio Doors from Spectus, will also raise the value of your home with their elegant looks and seamless sliding mechanism. These doors are perfect for your home as well as porches, conservatories, garden offices, orangeries or sunrooms, and are favoured by architects, builders and designers.

Many love our selection of French Doors for their elegance and their practical edge, with toughened safety glass and exceptional thermal efficiency.

Whatever type of door you choose, make sure it is the highest quality you can find, and you won’t be disappointed. Take a look at our range or give us a call on 01268 726262 for a free survey and quote.

Aluminium Bi Folding Doors, Thermally Efficient Sliding Patio Doors, UPVC Sliding French Doors, Wickford

Attractive, Elegant & Thermally Efficient Coloured Window Systems & External Doors

Black, Grey & Coloured Frames, High Quality Thermally Efficient Window Systems, Exterior Doors, Billericay, Essex

Many people have succeeded in achieving a dramatic impact for their home, by the installation of dark coloured windows and doors. This is a major trend in and around areas like Billericay, Upminster and Epping, with particularly black or grey UPVC frames creating spectacular effects. These colours are versatile and can bring a modern, or traditional feel to any home, often featured in interior design magazines, due to their ability to make a dynamic statement.

Monochrome décor has grown in popularity recently, and black,white and grey tones are extremely prominent within fashionable homes, frequently complimented by a splash of vibrantly coloured flowers, soft furnishings or paintings. Black or grey thermally efficient windows and doors are also favoured in locations with a high number of larger size homes, and conservation areas where homes are required to blend in with the surrounding neighbourhood. The most stylish homes are the ones that have a unique edge, and coloured frames are typically associated with design excellence and individuality.

At Essex Trade Windows Ltd, we take a pride in assisting customers in their choice, and going over the range of options available. We only offer window and door systems that have a proven track record, are energy efficient, and have the highest ratings. Replacement double glazing can lower fuel bills significantly where there have been older perhaps inefficient, or incorrectly fitted glazing. Inferior frames can warp or rot, if the timber used was not up to standard, and will only be weatherproof for a short period of time. Our energy rated UPVC windows and doors keep the cold and wet out, and ensure warmth and comfort indoors.

We are FENSA registered glazing specialists, and members of the Plastics Window Federation, and offer a FREE survey and quote so call us to book an appointment on 01268 726262

FENSA Registered Manufacturers & Installers of Energy Efficient UPVC Windows & Doors, Essex


Outstanding Double Glazing Systems

UPVC Double Glazed Window Systems, Made To Measure Composite Doors in Tilbury, Grays, Stanford Le Hope and Upminster


Over the years, double glazing has changed the face of energy efficiency within the home, business and just about every other area of the living environment. A heavy inert gas filled double glazed system functions successfully on many levels to ensure weather protection, comfort and noise limitation. High quality UPVC double glazing will also help provide excellent thermal efficiency, block draughts and thus cut fuel bills. Those with double glazing could save around £150 yearly on bills for an average 3 bedroomed house, in places like Tilbury and Grays.

It is however, vitally important to have your windows professionally installed as lose fitting, inferior windows and doors can allow water ingress and lead to damp and mould within the home. Security is also high on the agenda with double glazing, giving exceptional resistance to breaking or smashing. In fact it is well known that repairs to UPVC double glazing are normally the result of failed attempts to gain access to the home. The windows are damaged yet have typically still delivered an impenetrable, functional barrier between the home and the intruder.

Whatever the style of your windows in Stanford Le Hope or Upminster, you will find the perfect double glazed windows. Choose from a range including casement, sash, tilt n turn and dual turn, each of which has its own benefits, from ease of cleaning to swift escape in emergency. UPVC is frequently the material of choice for double glazing, thanks to advantages like strength, resistance to weather conditions, versatility, low maintenance and cost effectiveness. There is also a great colour choice.

Essex Trade Windows Ltd, install high performance double glazed windows and doors for domestic customers or to trade, in and around Essex including Tilbury, Grays, Stanford Le Hope and Upminster. We offer the outstanding Optima range from Profile 22, designed and built to the highest standards, and winner of ‘Product of the Year 2016’ at the G-awards. Call Essex Trade Windows Ltd on 01268 726262

FENSA Registered Double Glazing Company, Window & Door Installation or Supply Only, Essex

How to Raise the Value of your Home

Double Glazed, Thermally Efficient UPVC Sliding & Hinged Patio Doors, Wickford & Upminster


doorWhen you decide to install patio doors in your home in Wickford or Upminster, you can look forward to more natural light, easy and fast access to the garden and an increase in the value of your property. Thermally efficient patio doors mean a cooler environment in the summer and a warmer one in the winter. Energy efficiency is also on the agenda with high quality doors like this, saving you money on fuel bills, and security is not a problem either, thanks to multi point locking systems. Once you have found a reputable company like Essex Trade Windows to supply and install your new doors, the biggest dilemma is which style to choose!

Most patio doors will give your home in Wickford, an edge where style and luxury are concerned, but the two most popular types of patio door are sliding or hinged. Sliding patio doors offer an expanse of glass and lots of light, they are also space saving as they slide back parallel to the wall. You can place furniture directly next to this design of patio door, as it will not create an obstruction when opening or closing the doors. There is usually an unrestricted view of the garden meaning you can watch your feathered friends on the bird table or keep an eye on the youngins as they play.

Hinged or standard UPVC patio doors are favoured by many in Upminster for their charm and classic appearance. They are functional, attractive, available in coloured or wood grain finishes and allow just the right amount of light to enter the home. They are robust, and easily cleaned and maintained giving a long lasting, high performance product.

All of our UPVC double glazed windows and doors are manufactured to Secured By Design standards. This is a police run scheme throughout the UK, with the aim of ‘designing out crime’, and products which come up to the required standard receive Secured By Design Approval.

Energy Efficient Double Glazing, Police Approved Secured By Design Functional Patio Doors, Essex

How Are Your Double Glazed Windows Performing?

Energy Efficient Double Glazing, UPVC Replacement Windows & Doors, Chingford & Woodford

etwimageDo your double glazed windows in Chingford or Woodford keep your home warm and dry? Do they limit noise penetration from outside? Are they always free from condensation?

If the answer to any of these questions is unclear or a definite ‘no’, then you may have a problem with your double glazing! Your windows are an essential asset when it comes to the energy efficiency of your home, as they can be the source of significant heat loss. Good quality double glazing should last and perform well for at least 20 years. There are certain tell tale signs to look out for which indicate that your double glazing may be failing or past its best. These include:-

Leaks – The appearance of water is probably due to badly fitting or impaired frame, in which case you will probably be aware of draughts too.

Leaks of Inert Gas or Air – If the gas or air which fills your double glazing has leaked out, you will probably be able to check by standing at a distance and observing for a slight distortion of the glass. Replacement of the window is your main option here.

Condensation – Misting between the panes of  glass indicates that the unit has in fact failed, which means replacement by a professional in Chingford. If the windows are within a certain period of installation, check your guarantee. If condensation appears on the outer surface of the glazing inside a bedroom for instance, then more room ventilation is required.

Cracks – Issues like damage to the glass including scratches, cracks or chips, usually mean a replacement, unless it is just a scratch which can sometimes be buffed out. Damage to the UPVC frame is often cosmetic, but occasionally they can affect an area deeper within the frame leading to possible problems like reduced efficiency.

Draughts – A draught means that a seal somewhere in or around the window is not doing its job! Yet again it could be coming from the frame which means application of some filler, or the unit making it a little more serious for your windows in Woodford.

Call Essex Trade Windows Ltd on 01268 726262 for all of your double glazing needs, and we will provide you with sensible no nonsense advice.

High Performance Thermally Efficient Windows, Long Lasting, Practical Double Glazing, Essex