Ecotec Windows News

2022

5th September 2022 - What is a Passive House Project?

A Passive House is one that requires ultra-low levels of energy to heat or cool it. It can manage without usual heating conventions as a result, making it super cost-effective. It also tends to have consistently good air quality. For a project to achieve the Passive House standard, it needs to meet certain criteria. It must have a high standard of thermal insulation and efficient heat recovery ventilation, as well as being highly airtight. Most importantly, its windows need to demonstrate far greater efficiency than conventional windows.

What is a Passive House Project?

The result is an incredibly comfortable and affordable home, tranquil and snug with a low carbon footprint. Passive house windows - The choice of windows is crucial to the development of a low-energy building, as is knowledge of the relationship between building design and energy performance. Achieving the optimum window solution depends on a combination of factors. These include:

  • Insulating properties
  • Ability to make use of free solar heat
  • Orientation in relation to the sun
  • Sun screening and shading
  • Glass to frame ratio
  • Installation methods and thermal bridges
  • Number of windows and total window area
  • Air tightness

Windows and doors done the right way - Choose Ecotec Windows to get it done the right way.

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2nd August 2022 - Enjoy More Space & Light Whilst Experiencing The Outside From Inside

Summer is the perfect time to be considering a wintergarden glazed extension project. This is the perfect solution to provide more living space with a stunning aesthetic. You can watch the changing seasons in the comfort of your own home and in the warmer months open up your living space to embrace the outside. Ecotec Windows is a specialist for the installation of Solarlux wintergarden glazed projects.

Enjoy More Space & Light Whilst Experiencing The Outside From Inside

The thermally insulated wintergarden glazed extension is available in a range of design options and made bespoke to suit your requirements, both personally and architecturally. High-quality materials are used for the structure; made of either aluminium or a combination of wood/aluminium. Make your world a brighter place and open up your home with a Solarlux wintergarden glazed extension.

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5th July 2022 - Download The Latest 2022 Rationel Brochure

From a small workshop in Denmark in 1954, a lone carpenter worked diligently to create his first order of 31 barn windows. He invested the profits in modern machinery and Rationel was born. More than 60 years later we’re still here, shipping 600,000 state-of-the-art windows and doors around the world each year. All of them bespoke, all of them beautiful. We may have grown, but we’ve maintained our firm focus on quality craftsmanship and service. Ecotec Windows is now in its 10th year as a leading Rationel partner in the UK. Download the latest 2022 brochure at https://www.ecotecwindows.com/rationel

Download The Latest 2022 Rationel Brochure

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17th May 2022 - Project Administrator - Ecotec Architectural Window Solutions Ltd

Project Administrator - Ecotec Architectural Window Solutions Ltd

Up to 39 hours / week - Reduced hours considered

Salary - £21.5-22.5k

Ecotec Architectural Windows Ltd is a small business based in Barnsley, within the offices of our sister company Euroglaze. We specialise in the sale and installation of high value windows and doors.

Due to significant growth, we are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Project Administrator to join our team.

The role involves:

  • Being first point of contact for customer queries
  • Dealing with telephone, web and email enquiries
  • Understanding and explaining our product range, features & benefits
  • Interpreting plans and drawings to generate quotations using Window Designer and other specialist supplier software
  • Dealing with queries and amendments, and seeing these through to resolution
  • Liasing with suppliers, customers and our installation teams
  • Liasing with suppliers and distribution companies to schedule and coordinate the delivery of products
  • Liasing with our internal Accounts team
  • Using a CRM system to monitor and record all elements of the sales and ordering process
  • Managing the company website and social media strategy through our supplier
  • Take on special projects as appropriate

This position requires an individual who has a positive ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to effectively time manage a busy workload, understanding team priorities. You must have a keen eye for numerical accuracy and detail, the capacity to interpret plans and elevations and excellent customers service skills. You should be a good communicator, a good team player and be able to use your own initiative, with the ability to prioritise and multitask to maintain deadlines.

Good computer skills are a must and whilst knowledge of the window industry and Window Designer software are desirable, they are not essential. In addition, you’ll have good office system skills including Microsoft Office Suite and ideally experience of a CRM system.

As part of a small team you will need to be open minded to flexible ways of working and able to adapt to new processes and procedures.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitable experienced candidates

A-level qualifications (or equivalent), driving license and permission to work in the UK are required.

Application deadline: 22nd May

Apply here: https://uk.indeed.com/cmp/Ecotec-Architectural-Windows-Ltd./jobs?jk=5adafe0791c7f713&start=0&clearPrefilter=1

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5th May 2022 - 2 Luxury Bifolds for Sale for a Fraction of the Price

Ecotec have 2 Solarlux Bifold doors available at £5250+VAT each (RRP: £6100+vat), available for immediate collection from Barnsley.One is right handing, the other left; and can be sold separately or together. With lead times currently extended up to 25 weeks; you could take yours home today!

Both have been installed but were never used as they were too short for the opening. This is a chance to get your hands on some truly luxury quality bifold for a fraction of the price. If you're interested or have any further questions, please get in touch by sending an email to mailto:info@ecotecwindows.co.uk, or give us a call on 01226 885 019.

2 Luxury Bifolds for Sale for a Fraction of the Price 2 Luxury Bifolds for Sale for a Fraction of the Price

Technical information:

At just £5,250.00 + VAT a rare opportunity to obtain a bi-fold from Solarlux at an amazing price for immediate collection - The excellence of German engineering, with slim sightlines, a truly outstanding product for your home renovation!

2 Luxury Bifolds for Sale for a Fraction of the Price 2 Luxury Bifolds for Sale for a Fraction of the Price

At just £5,250.00 + VAT a rare opportunity to obtain a bi-fold from Solarlux at an amazing price for immediate collection - The excellence of German engineering, with slim sightlines, a truly outstanding product for your home renovation!

Overall Dimensions: 2980mm wide x 2230mm high

Number of panels: 4

Opening: 1 x Internal stack to R

Colour: RAL7016 Anthracite Grey inside and out

Material: Aluminium

Glazing: Double glazed

Collection only: From Barnsley, South Yorkshire

2 Luxury Bifolds for Sale for a Fraction of the Price 2 Luxury Bifolds for Sale for a Fraction of the Price

Condition: Nearly new - This product has been installed, but never used as too short for the opening and is therefore available as seen, at an unprecedented price and lead time.

RRP = £6,100.00 + VAT but yours for just £5,250.00 + VAT - the current lead time for new product from Solarlux is 17 weeks but you could pick it up next day.

(Images show product at original installation site. The doors have been uninstalled and are now in storage).

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1st May 2022 - Triple Glazing for the price of Double Glazing

The Internorm Triple for the price of Double offer is now on until June the 24th 2022. Don't miss this opportunity to make savings on your triple glazing and on your energy use drop.

Triple Glazing for the price of Double Glazing

Spring has sprung, so now is the time to take advantage of our Spring Promotion - TRIPLE GLAZING for the price of double. Take a look at our fantastic product range, which offers exceptional performance, ideal for low energy homes. Internorm has been producing high-performance windows and doors far below Building Regulations for years. But don’t just take our word for it - visit our website to browse our case study portfolio of installations. #internorm #internormoffer #energyefficiency #highperformance #thermalinsulation #windowsanddoors #ecohaus #lowenergy #lowcarbon #sustainablebuilding

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1st April 2022 - Winter Gardens All Year Round

Not all winter gardens are created equal – as Solarlux has demonstrated with its new SDL Avalis spatial concept. With its cubic design and flat roof, this extension is on point when it comes to all the latest architectural trends, setting it apart from more traditional wintergarden concepts. With this new take, the SDL Avalis heralds the dawn of a new era in the wintergarden sector. The roof plate is available in any choice of size so it can even cover larger spaces, and customers are free to choose whether or not a roof opening with a glazed skylight fits their design expectations and the existing building.

Winter Gardens All Year Round

Ecotec believes in continual improvement. We are always looking ahead to new technologies and developments for windows and doors that will enhance buildings and provide comfort and ease of use to the occupiers, whilst at the same time providing more sustainable products for all our futures. This on-going commitment to innovation is shared by Solarlux.

Together we enable you to create the best home that you possibly can using Solarlux window and door designs. Combining Ecotec’s window expertise with Solarlux’s impressive design and quality, we can help you create perfect comfort in your home; great thermal efficiency, without compromising on light. Make our combined vision a reality, we are on hand to provide service each step of the way.

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14th March 2022 - Dreamy New Build in Great Snoring

Our client managed to find this plot of land in Great Snoring back in the beginning of 2019. It was an empty plot that came with full planning permission for a 4 bedroom house with a separate garage with a study over. They were initially outbid but the people who had taken it then dropped out so our client was lucky to get the property. Originally the intention was to have it as a true self build but unfortunately just days after our clients wife was diagnosed with cancer, so they decided to go with a contractor because we thought it would be quicker than a self build. Find out more at https://www.ecotecwindows.com/case-studies

Dreamy New Build in Great Snoring

The client said: "We’re pleased we’ve made our pay rate on the tests, so that’s good; we’ll find out more about how efficient it really is this winter, our first winter in the property. We’ve moved from Essex so it’s definitely a change of scenery, a change of pace of life – everything is much more peaceful and laid back in Norfolk. In Essex there’s so much development work going on for very little change in the roads; we were always in traffic. Now at least we are slowed down by tractors instead!"

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5th February 2022 - A Facelift for a Seaside Cottage

Prior to Rationel doors this property had UPVC and with our weather conditions over a period of time they started to warp, and once that happened they were letting water in. Our client Jonnie Oldham decided on wood based aluminium framed windows because the requirements warranted a much more substantial product to the one we had previously. They had done quite a bit of research, and had seen quite a few properties using Scandinavian products such as Rationel because it suits the climate. Find out more at https://www.ecotecwindows.com/case-studies

A Facelift for a Seaside Cottage

Jonnie is quoted as stating "Our property is a seaside beach house; and we bought it about 20 years ago and hadn’t done a lot of work on it, so we decided since we weren’t going away this year to do a sort of re-fit makeover on It. We did quite a lot of work - we put new windows on the front of the house which takes the bulk of the wind and driving rain, which can often be upwards of 60 miles per hour here in the winter months. We also replaced two sets of patio doors, we did look at Rationel doors for that but you only had a single door system and we needed bi-parting doors so that wasn’t the answer for us there; but we did prefer the Rationel externals doors and that’s where we came to Ecotec."

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10th January 2022 - Internorm Triple Glazing Project Completed

Another Ecotec Windows installation with some very handsome triple glazed Internorm Window and Doors gleaming in the late November sun. This striking triple glazing will definitely keep our customers' home merry and bright over this winter season. Find out more about Internorm at https://www.ecotecwindows.com/internorm

Internorm Triple Glazing Project Completed

All Internorm windows are unique and tailored to provide an array of options for commercial, industrial and residential properties, whatever the scale and scope of your project. Internorm have led in construction technology for decades and are continuously committed to providing technological solutions for those who want the future today. If you’re looking to combine different materials and elements for different aspects of your design then all our ranges are more than up to the task. Don’t be limited by conventional thinking.

Internorm Triple Glazing Project Completed Internorm Triple Glazing Project Completed

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2021

2nd December 2021 - A Facelift for a Seaside Cottage WIth Rationel Doors

Ecotec Windows recently implemented a Rationel Door installation in the Yorkshire Dales. The property owner was invited to see the products at the showroom on location in South Yorkshire. The visualisation of our full product range took place with full examples across all options on show.

A Facelift for a Seaside Cottage WIth Rationel Doors

Jannine Oldham stated "Our property is a seaside beach house; and we bought it about 20 years ago and hadn’t done a lot of work on it, so we decided since we weren’t going away this year to do a sort of re-fit makeover on It. We did quite a lot of work - we put new windows on the front of the house which takes the bulk of the wind and driving rain, which can often be upwards of 60 miles per hour here in the winter months. We also replaced two sets of patio doors, we did look at Rationel doors for that but you only had a single door system and we needed bi-parting doors so that wasn’t the answer for us there; but we did prefer the Rationel externals doors and that’s where we came to Ecotec."

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3rd November 2021 - Ecotec Windows At The Harrogate Homebuilding & Renovation Show

Ecotec Windows will be working with our partners Internorm, exhibiting at the essential homebuilding and renovating event in the North of England at the Harrogate Homebuilding & Renovating show 2021 which takes place during Friday 5th November to Sunday 7th November. Doors open at 10:00 and are expected to be closed around 16:30. We will be at stand B448 with our partners Internorm at The Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA. Purchase your tickets at harrogate.homebuildingshow.co.uk

Ecotec Windows At The Harrogate Homebuilding & Renovation Show

Self-build specialists, renovation experts and leading brands are all under one roof at the Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show. Discover the latest products, understand how to maximise your budget or seek an architect's opinion. From small plots to big builds, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the place to pick up tools and tips from the brightest and best in the business.

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21st October 2021 - Homebuilding & Renovating Show Harrogate

We'll help you to bring it to life, no matter the stage it's at!

Homebuilding & Renovating Show Harrogate

Make the most of our our tailored, one-to-one advice; take the opportunity to browse 1000s of new and innovative products to improve your home; get the lowdown on the ins and outs of everything from planning regulations for extensions and managing renovation budgets, to stylish kitchen design and integrating underfloor heating.

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7th September 2021 - Larch House Case Study Modernising a Rural Kent Cottage

Fola and Maria got in touch with Ecotec after receiving quotes from other Rationel distributors. They were interested in creating an industrial contrast with their traditional red brick cottage; using windows designed with a ‘crittall’ style in mind, but with the efficiency and durability of high-quality glazing. As the mastermind behind their own plans, Ecotec was able to meet Fola and Maria’s changing needs with flexibility; and ultimately we settled on a style with which both were very pleased. They were happy to send us the above photos of a job well done!

Find out more at www.ecotecwindows.com/case-studies/case-study-larch-house

Larch House Case Study Modernising a Rural Kent Cottage

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2nd August 2021 - Ecotec Windows Showroom Fully Open

We are pleased to confirm that our showroom is now open and ready to receive you by appointment only. Our address is Unit 24, Dearne Lane, Manvers, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S63 5DE and we would like you to book your appointment by calling us on +44 (0)1226 885019.

We want to ensure that the showroom experience is perfect for you and you will be able to browse all of our display windows and doors from the very best brands available. We have also been preparing the showroom in July ready to receive visitors and guests alike.

You can make the experience part of a day out looking at the highest quality lifestyle themes for your dream home.

Ecotec Windows Showroom Fully Open

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5th July 2021 - Ecotec Windows Advert Campaign In Yorkshire Life

After a very busy start to the year we have also been advertising in the Yorkshire Life magazine to increase our exposure across the regions. We have had a number of adverts in recent publications during 2021 promoting some of the very best brands in doors and windows including Internorm and Rationel.

Ecotec Windows Advert Campaign In Yorkshire Life

Yorkshire Life is a grand showcase for 'God's Own Country', bringing the best of coast, moor, city and dale to readers captivated by this much-loved part of the world. For more than 70 years the magazine has been telling Yorkshire's stories and today continues this tradition with content all about the people and places who make Yorkshire tick. Discover everyone from artisan food producers to outdoor enthusiasts, seasoned with the best of the area's culture, personalities and 'in the know' advice on the places to discover. Every edition features walks, coastal destinations, sought-after towns and villages and the food and drink for which Yorkshire is famed. We're a very satisfying slice of Yorkshire life.

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4th June 2021 - Introducing VELFAC

VELFAC composite windows bring together the best of both worlds; the durability and versatility of aluminium and the beauty and warmth of natural wood. Aluminium is both highly durable and low maintenance, ensuring the windows will last 40 years or more. The wood frame contributes to great energy performance with U-values as low as 0.8 W/m²k. More information on our VELFAC offering can be found here www.ecotecwindows.com/velfac

Introducing VELFAC

You can choose from the different VELFAC design styles so that you can find a window or door solution amongst the multitude of possibilities in shape, colour and material which fulfil exactly your demands on architecture, design and comfort.

The VELFAC frame design brings together the best of both worlds - the warmth of internal wood and the durability of external aluminium. Inside the frame the glass panes are separated by a cavity filled with argon - which has an insulating effect. The combination of our windows elements, insure optimal energy performance and life expectancy of up to 60 years.

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10th May 2021 - Roadley House Developments

We were recommended to Ecotec Windows by Paul Roberts from Internorm; we had a very positive experience; they were really helpful and very responsive and very supportive. The process was extremely easy. We had to hire a crane, and our windows sat on great big palettes for a while - we’ve still got one, we’re going to turn it into a swing for the kids! The installation itself went very quickly once everyone was in place. The whole thing was successful down to Ecotec’s attention to detail.

Roadley House Developments

Project Information

  • Name: Clive Attard
  • Project Name: ‘Roadley House Developments’
  • Manufacturer: Internorm
  • Range: Home Pure
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Product Information

  • Internorm Home Pure HF310
  • Timber Aluminium Composite Frame
  • Triple Glazed
  • High Thermal Performance
  • Thermal insulation (in W/m²K) Uw up to 0,62
  • 33 – 46 dB Sound reduction
  • Minimal and pure design

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13th April 2021 - Triple Glazing For The Price of Double

We are pleased to announce that from April 12- June 25 2021, Internorm will be running a 'TRIPLE FOR DOUBLE' on select systems. You can have all the comforts of triple glazing for the price of double on the following Internorm systems: KF310, KF410, KF320, KF520; KV350, KV440; HF310, HF410; HV450, KS430, HS330, HX300.

Triple Glazing For The Price of Double

To benefit or for more information, contact us at sales@ecotecwindows.com or give us a call on 01226 885 019.

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8th March 2021 - Innovative Window Manufacture From Internorm

Each Internorm window is produced exactly according to your wishes and custom-made. Thus, our window-products are available in the most diverse window sizes, window versions and window designs such as frameless windows, flush or square-edged frames or even windows with rounded edges of sash and frame. The windows will match any chosen architectural style and design of your house.

Innovative Window Manufacture From Internorm

Besides turn, turn-tilt or tilt windows, our products are also available as fixed glazing, balcony door, patio door, sliding window or door, lift-sliding door, large-scale glazing and as basement window.

  • UPVC windows - UPVC windows are still the most popular windows in Europe. These can be custom-made and in many different designs
  • UPVC-aluminium windows - Aluminium cladding on the outside is easy to care for and can be designed in many colours and structures
  • Timber-aluminium windows - Timber windows are unparalleled in their naturalness and cosiness. In order to retain characteristics for a long time, a protective aluminium cladding is fixed to the outside

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2nd February 2021 - Rationel Modern Or Traditional Window Styles

Your home is unique and your windows should be too. From the way the light gathers at dawn to the flow of air during a hot summer, every element should complement your lifestyle. It’s beauty without compromise. Shape your outlook and change your world.

Rationel Modern Or Traditional Window Styles

Rationel Scandinavian windows bring together daylight, beauty and warmth to truly amplify your happy home. Highly energy-efficient as standard, they act as the catalyst to a totally comfortable and content environment, no matter what type of home you live in. All of our windows are made entirely bespoke. We put the utmost care into every consideration, from colour and glazing all the way through to opening and closing functions, to create something that’s perfectly suited to you.

  • AURA & AURAPLUS - Our modern windows are characterised by clean lines and minimalistic design. They’re well suited to contemporary construction and Scandinavian feel
  • FORMA & FORMAPLUS - Our traditional windows are characterised by their unique detailing. Discover this traditional range that’s well suited to any construction that aims for the traditional British architecture in a classic style

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5th January 2021 - Operational Update for Coronavirus COVID 19 & Ecotec Windows

Ecotec Architectural Window Solutions supply composite windows and doors to Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and across the UK. Although our showroom and offices are closed to visitors we are open for business across all other aspects of our products and services for our customers. All employees, contractors and suppliers are operating within hands, face and space guidelines allowing us to process enquiries and fulfil orders. We are available to process any requests so please contact us for more information.

Operational Update for Coronavirus COVID 19 & Ecotec Windows

Whether a new build, or a refurbishment, whether you are a project owner creating your dream home, or an architect turning designs into practicalities, we are here to discuss your project needs. We can provide product information and drawings, give advice on styles and most appropriate systems and can create detailed quotes 'off plan' or give a guide price from rough dimensions.

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2020

2nd December 2020 - Seasons Greetings From Ecotec Windows

Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are taking orders throughout December into 2021 and will be operational offering the very best windows and doors available from Rationel, Internorm and Solarlux. We would like to thank everyone involved with our company including our employees, customers, suppliers and people who have been involved in projects and related activities.

Seasons Greetings From Ecotec Windows

We have forged strong relationships with Rationel, Internorm and Solarux and are proud to be able to offer their range of stylish and highly energy efficient products across Yorkshire and the UK. To see the products at first hand you can visit us at our showroom, which is just 10mins drive from J36 of M1 and 15mins drive from J37 of A1, ideally located for Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire - if you would like to take a look at our product ranges, please give us a call to make an appointment - 01226 885019

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5th November 2020 - Introducing Solarlux

For more than 30 years, the name Solarlux has stood for bespoke folding glass door solutions and large-scale glass panes. All products are developed, tested and created at the company’s head office in Melle. From the outset, the idea was to create unique products to make houses open and flexible to their surroundings. Today, they are still a world-renowned company with the highest standards of design, quality and functionality. Find out more at https://www.ecotecwindows.com/solarlux

Introducing Solarlux

All Solarlux windows, doors and sliding doors are unique and their range is tailored to provide options for commercial, industrial and residential properties whatever the scale and scope of the design. Solarlux have led the way in state of the art large format glazing, with technical perfection. Creating endless opportunities to add more space and more light to any building for home-owners, designers and architects who want high quality building projects that focus on great design. For more information please contact Ecotec Windows on 01226 885019 for an informal discussion on our window and door range.

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1st October 2020 - New Website Launched For Ecotec Windows

We are pleased to launch our new responsive website which offers information across several sections using visuals and graphics from the excellent Rationel, Internorm and Solarlux product ranges with the very best in Timber and Composite Window and Door technology. Find out more at www.ecotecwindows.com.

New Website Launched For Ecotec Windows

The new website offers information covering Ecotec Windows, Videos, News, Inspiration Gallery, testimonials and supporting information. In addition we have a comprehensive Rationel Windows and Doors section outlining the elements around sustainability, durability, technical performance, composite doors & doors, timber windows & doors. The UK's leading Internorm distributor also provides information on aluminium-clad timber and aluminium-clad UPVC products that can be combined with automated smart technology.

Find out more about the lifestyle ranges of Tilt'n Turn Windows, Doors, Entrance Doors, French Doors, Patio Doors, Sliding Doors, Glass Corners and Panoramic Windows. This unique range of profiles is presented with full information covering opening types, colours, product detail, sizes, durability tests, sectional details and best performance criteria. Our full range of Bi-Fold doors by Solarlux is also presented with information on aluminium, wooden, composite doors. Please browse our new website and feedback any comments you have. For more information please contact Ecotec Windows on 01226 885019 for an informal discussion on our window and door range.

New Website Launched For Ecotec Windows

New Website Launched For Ecotec Windows

New Website Launched For Ecotec Windows

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17th September 2020 - Triple glazing for the price of Double!!

  • Get triple glazing for the price of double and enjoy a warmer home sooner rather than later
  • Our super efficient triple glazing will make your home warmer, quieter and safer
  • Triple the benefits at half the cost

Continually Efficient
Safety All Around

Ecotec Announce Opening of New Showroom

I-Tec Glazing: All-Round Innovation
To ensure maximum security for your home, our windows are equipped with I-tec glazing. Many windows are only connected to the frame at a few points. Our I-tec glazing however, offers continuous all-round fixing of the glass pane as standard. This continuous bonding significantly improves the windows stability, thermal insulation, sound insulation and security.

I-Tec Insulation: Greater Insulation
For greater energy efficiency, we use I-tec insulation throughout our UPVC-aluminium window range. Our windows are filled with granulate instead of foam, enabling the smallest of gaps to be filled. This provides high levels of insulation, helping to keep heating costs low.

ECLAZ® - THE PREMIUM GLASS COATING
At Internorm, we offer enhanced thermal insulation glazing as standard. The ECLAZ® offers unprecedented thermal insulation, making it extremely eco-friendly. It also offers high transpa-rency, ensuring up to 10% more daylight. Combining energy savings with improved comfort, the ECLAZ® is eco-innovation at its best.

  • Eco-Friendly - offers excellent insulation and lowers CO2
  • Energy Efficient - combines energy savings with improved comfort
  • Enhanced Natural Light - enjoy up to 10% more daylight

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2nd September 2020 - Internorm Windows & Doors Burglary Protection

Burglary protection for windows - The fundamental requirement to feel safe and secure in your own four walls is optimum protection from burglars as well as maximum security for children. Windows contribute to this considerably. Therefore, all Internorm windows are equipped with standard security which means that 1 mushroom peg and closing part are attached to the bottom of the window on the handle side and thus protect especially against levering. I-tec glazing also contributes to burglary protection. The glass pane can no longer be pushed out due to the patented all around bonding of the pane with the window sash.

Internorm Windows & Doors Burglary Protection

I-tec locking offers maximum protection and is installed in each KF 500 UPVC window. This locking technology is unique on the window market and absolutely unrivalled. Burglary-resistant entrance doors - We only rely on proven locking systems of renowned companies to offer you optimum protection from burglars for your entrance door. Therefore, we are installing 5-point locks from company KFV into our aluminium entrance doors. The multi-point locks of our timber-aluminium doors are supplied by Winkhaus. Three solid door hinges and a cylinder with anti-drilling and anti-scanning protection make our entrance doors additionally burglary-resistant. Of course, you can equip our aluminium and timber-aluminium entrance doors with an extra plus of security. Your Internorm distribution partner will gladly advise you to make your doors as burglary-proof as possible according to your requirements.

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3rd August 2020 - Natural Light With Rationel Windows & Doors

Natural light is always better than artificial light, and it can bring with it so many wonderful benefits. It increases your body’s “feel-good” serotonin, and it can open the space between the indoors and outdoors, allowing you to invite your surroundings into the comfort of your home. Having more natural light creates a greater, more enjoyable sense of space to help you cultivate your sanctuary and peace of mind.

Natural Light With Rationel Windows & Doors

With our bespoke Rationel windows and doors, you can enjoy excellent levels of natural light without compromising on thermal efficiency. So come and be inspired – after all, we’re daylight specialists.

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15th July 2020 - Solarlux Bi-folding Doors Brochure Now Available

The high-quality Solarlux sliding doors offer maximum window and our sliding systems offer a non-insulated alternative to the bifolding glass door with a wide variety of possible uses and designs. Our innovative premium Cero sliding doors, with their minimal slimline frames, open up a room with its extensive glass panes and impressive dimensions, design and functionality. Cero guarantees precision, smart technical details, ultra slim frame, in-house production, on-site management and sophisticated designs that are exclusively European.

Solarlux Bi-folding Doors Brochure Now Available

For more than 30 years, the name Solarlux has stood for bespoke folding glass door solutions and large-scale glass panes. All products are developed, tested and created at the company’s head office in Melle. From the outset, the idea was to create unique products to make houses open and flexible to their surroundings. Today, we are still a world-renowned company with the highest standards of design, quality and functionality.

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4th June 2020 - Energy-efficient Sun Protection From Internorm

With I-tec shading, Internorm offers energy-efficient sun protection for the composite window systems KV 440 and HV 350. Venetian, pleated, or Duette blinds are integrated between the window panes and are operated by means of a photovoltaic module. An automatic mode with day/night detection allows for the self-opening of the blinds at sunrise and their closing at sunset.

June 2020 - Energy-efficient Sun Protection From Internorm

June 2020 - Energy-efficient Sun Protection From Internorm

June 2020 - Energy-efficient Sun Protection From Internorm

Each Internorm window is produced exactly according to your wishes and custom-made. Thus, our window-products are available in the most diverse window sizes, window versions and window designs such as frameless windows, flush or square-edged frames or even windows with rounded edges of sash and frame. The windows will match any chosen architectural style and design of your house.

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11th May 2020 - Garden Windows & Doors For The Summer

You don’t need to be outdoors to enjoy your garden. Be inspired to bring the outside in with our beautiful windows and doors. Whether your dream is to have a traditional conservatory or a contemporary space that integrates your house and garden, we can help. Through design ideas and practical advice, we’ll help in creating a beautiful space that brings daylight into your home in the summer and keeps the warmth in during the winter. so no matter what time of year, you’ll still reap the benefits of your outdoor space.

Garden Windows & Doors For The Summer

Garden Windows & Doors For The Summer

Garden Windows & Doors For The Summer

All of our windows are made entirely bespoke. We put the utmost care into every consideration, from colour and glazing all the way through to opening and closing functions, to create something that’s perfectly suited to you. So whether you’re looking for a natural look from a sustainable source or a reliable option that is purpose-built to protect your home against the elements, not to mention the wear and tear that comes with frantic family life, look no further than Rationel.

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3rd April 2020 - Operational Update for Coronavirus COVID 19 & Ecotec Windows

During the Coronavirus UK restrictions, please be aware that Ecotec will be operating as usual. Ecotec staff are able to carry out their work from home, so we can still create quotes and place orders for you. This is great news for those of you in self-isolation with project plans waiting to be progressed!

Our suppliers, whose factories are based in Poland, Austria and Germany all confirm that they are still manufacturing without issues and that there are no significant delays at the borders, so deliveries continue to arrive as planned, with a 6-8 week lead-time. The only exception to normal business is the closure of our showroom, which will remain closed until Government restrictions are lifted. So, if you would like a quotation for any of our product ranges, please complete the enquiry or call Brett on 01226 885019.

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11th March 2020 - New Rationel Windows & Doors Brochure Available

The pages ahead feature our regular style options for your inspiration, we can also manufacture specially shaped units to suit unique spaces. Our experts can help guide your decisions by taking into account the details of your build and the overall impact you are aiming for. The new brochure is available here: www.ecotecwindows.com/pdf/rationel-windows-and-doors.pdf

New Rationel Windows & Doors Brochure Available

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20th February 2020 - New Internorm Booklet Operating Instructions, Care & Maintenance Download

Internorm have created a downloadable booklet PDF offering information care, maintenance and the operation of our windows and doors. You have decided on an Internorm product which belongs to the very first choice in quality, technical perfection and design. This is based upon the technical know-how of many years of experience in window construction. By choosing Internorm you have chosen the security of one of Europe’s largest premium window brands.

New Internorm Booklet Operating Instructions, Care & Maintenance Download

Perfect burglary protection, excellent thermal insulation and sound-protected windows are a matter of fact with Internorm. We put great emphasis on sophisticated design and excellent processing into the smallest detail of every window. Extensive window hardware offers you countless possibilities for your design. We not only offer numerous handles in various designs, but also window hardware with designer closing elements. They look good and even make cleaning of the windows easier.

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17th January 2020 - The Double Function of Passive House Windows

The window in a passive house plays an excellent role in two ways. Firstly, the heat loss can be reduced despite large glass areas. Secondly, windows open up possibilities for heat gain through solar irradiation. Highly thermally insulating Internorm windows fulfil this double role exemplary which first appears contradictory. Ug values as low as 0.4 W/(m2K) can be achieved with thermal insulation glazing which is used in passive houses. Find out more in the Internorm Windows section of the website.

The Double Function of Passive House Windows

Advantages of passive house windows - Windows in passive houses are tripled glazed and frames are also very well insulated in order to fulfil the high requirements on thermal insulation. As 30 to 40% of the window opening consists of the frame, the quality of the frame is paramount. In detail, passive house windows offer you the following advantages:

  • Highly thermally insulating glazing
  • Highly thermally insulating frame
  • Thermally optimised edge compound
  • Professional, thermally optimised installation

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2019

5th December 2019 - Season's Greetings From Ecotec Windows

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone involved with our company including customers, staff, suppliers and partners for your support during the year. We are looking forward to 2020 and working with all of you again next year. Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please contact us to arrange an appointment to visit our showroom.

December 2019 - Season's Greetings From Ecotec Windows

We would like to wish our customers & suppliers the best wishes for the festive season. We have had an excellent year and are pleased to be moving into next year with a positive outlook. We have significant expansion plans and projects planned for 2020 and more news will be made available in this area over the first months of the year.

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5th November 2019 - Ecotec Windows At The Harrogate Homebuilding & Renovation Show

Ecotec WIndows will be working with our partners Internorm, exhibiting at the essential homebuilding and renovating event in the North of England at the Harrogate Homebuilding & Renovating show 2019 which takes place during Friday 1st November to Sunday 3rd November. Doors open at 10:00 and are expected to be closed around 16:30. We will be at stand B448 at The Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA.

Ecotec Windows At The Harrogate Homebuilding & Renovation Show

Self-build specialists, renovation experts and leading brands are all under one roof at the Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show. Discover the latest products, understand how to maximise your budget or seek an architect's opinion. From small plots to big builds, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the place to pick up tools and tips from the brightest and best in the business.

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5th October 2019 - New Build Triple Glazed Windows Development Chesterfield

Ecotec Windows was involved with a Rational Aura+ windows and door installation for a new home development in Chesterfield. We were asked to supply high performance windows and doors for a luxury detached new build property in Chesterfield. You can see from the image how stunning this project looks. We are very pleased with it and have several others planned for the surrounding region.

New Build Triple Glazed Windows Development Chesterfield

The design of AURA+ is slim and elegant, creating a stylish overall architectural appearance, whether you are building a new house or refurbishing an existing one. The slim design also allows maximum natural light into the home. Made from timber, with external aluminium cladding, Rationel AURA+ offers all the benefits of natural wood on the inside and easy maintenance on the outside.

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Our Showroom is open by appointment only, so we can give you an individually tailored viewing experience. Call 01226 885019 to arrange a time to suit you, even if this is outside normal office hours or at a weekend.