Your Window Style Guide

UPVC Windows Falkirk & Stirling

Thinking of updating your windows? Over time window frames can decay, age, or just grow to look outdated. Thanks to modern technology and modern manufacturing processes, there are a huge number of styles, materials, and security options available to you.

The right UPVC windows can give the look of your home a complete makeover both inside and out. Let's take a look at the options available to you.

Window Frame Style

The frames you choose will define the impact the UPCV windows have on your property. With different options you can easily find a style that will match the architecture of your home. The three main styles of frame are bevelled, sculptured, and flush. Bevelled frames give you a contemporary design with angular edges, sculptured offer a softer, more detailed finish that adds a touch of class, while flush frames are clean and low profile.

Frame Colours

Window frames come in a range of colours, allowing you to match the exterior of your home. From dark and light wood stain, to UPVC windows with frames in brown, grey, or white, you can compliment or accentuate your brickwork or facade.

Window Style

Windows come in a range of styles too, giving you the option to have windows that open the way you want. We can install UPVC windows that open horizontally or vertically, as well as tilt and turn windows that open outwards. We can fit UPVC windows in bays or casements too.

Window Security

All the UPVC windows we fit have security features to keep your home safe and secure. Certain models have additional features for extra peace of mind, so if you are particularly concerned about the security of your home, we can easily fit windows with all the protection you could ever need.

Environmentally Friendly and Energy Saving UPVC Windows

With energy saving windows, you can reduce your energy bills and therefore your impact upon the planet. Better technology ensures that hot air stays in your home and cold air stays out. Retaining the warmth inside means you don't have to put the heating on as much, saving you money.

High Quality Professionally Fitted UPVC Windows

With a big selection of styles, colours, and features available, we have all the choice you could ever want to transform your home with beautiful new windows. Contact us to talk about stylish, secure, and bank account friendly UPVC windows today.

The Benefits of Wall Mirrors

We use mirrors to enhance light and also to create an illusion of space. Mirrors can be used as a statement piece as part of your interior decor, or they can simply be used to check your appearance before you leave the home. These wonderful accessories are truly multi-functional.

The Wonderful World of Mirrors

There are few homes that don’t have a mirror. There is, though, a world of difference between a standard shaving mirror and a looking glass that enhances and magnifies your living space. If you’re looking for the ultimate in splendour, then Versailles’s Hall of Mirrors is a good place to invigorate your imagination. Most people don’t have the budget of Louis XIV but if you’re looking for a wide selection of large mirrors or fitted mirrors; here at Glazing Solutions we will be able to offer you a range of mirrors and mirror installation solutions in order to help you achieve your dream.

Mirrors Can Light Up Your Life

No matter what the dimensions of your room are, a cleverly placed mirror can always make the room appear larger. Our qualified contractors are skilled in all aspects of mirror installation, and they will be able to help you maximise the light in your room with a mirror in order to make the room appear larger. You can choose from a wide selection of styles, from the ornate and gilded to plain and contemporary.

If you own a dance studio, a gym or a bar, the addition of a mirror can also enhance your facilities. Fitted mirrors look good in bathrooms, bedrooms, and in fact, anywhere where you choose to install them. Some people even use mirrors to conceal wall imperfections, which is a great idea for the short term – but if you’re selling your house, remember to repair the wall before the advent of a surveyor. You’ll want to install your mirror in your new home.

Mirrors: An Important Design Feature

Regardless of the style of your home or commercial premises you can always contact our specialist team and see if you need large mirrors or something smaller for your space. We have the expertise to help you come to a decision.

We know how to install a mirror so that it will make the best use of your natural or artificial light, and therefore use that light to magnify your room. Alternatively, should you own a gym or dance studio, we understand the importance of a good mirror for barre practice for clients’ plies, or so that amateur body builders can admire their muscle tone.

A good mirror can transform an ordinary room and create an extraordinary space. Why not let us offer you our expertise in fitted mirrors and get in touch with us. A mirror isn’t just for shaving or make up. A well-installed mirror can enhance your home.


Transform your home with new UPVC doors

If you’re looking for the ultimate in safety and security fitting a UPVC door may be the solution. This resilient and durable material will not only save you money on your heating bills but they will also increase the value of your home.

Stop Unwanted Heat Loss

When you decide to upgrade your home then one of the first areas to start is to look at the efficiency of your glazing and draught proofing. Fitting UPVC doors and windows will benefit you in many ways, mainly because of the heat saving properties of double glazing, but also the additional value they will add to your property. You will also stop any of your heat being lost through single layer glass and gaps around doors and windows.

What are UPVC Doors?

The acronym UPVC or (unplasticised poly vinyl chloride) is a strong material that is wrapped around galvanised steel when used for making doors or windows, resulting in a very robust and long lasting end product. When you are choosing your UPVC doors you will find that there is a wide range on offer and if you don’t have standard size door frames you can always have them made to measure. Owing to the type of material used in the manufacture of UPVC doors there is no need for painting or varnishing during its lifetime which can be up to thirty years.

Style and Quality

Glazing Solutions can supply you with a wide range of styles and finishes, which include the solid white UPVC doors with no glass panels; you could also invest in an ornately coloured, multi-panelled door with leaded highlights. These doors can be fitted so that they open inwards or outwards or you may want a sliding format, which are usually used on the rear of a property leading onto a garden area or patio.

Insulation and Noise Reduction

Once you have chosen your style of UPVC doors and windows and the measurements have been taken by one of our professional fitters, then it’s time to start the fitting process. These double or triple glazed doors are beneficial in a variety of ways, including a high level of insulation against outside noise and also in the reduction of heat loss.

The energy saving aspect of this will be felt straight away and your heating bills should be reduced. The UPVC doors are also environmentally friendly because they don’t need repainting and need minimum maintenance, but also because they reduce the amount of electricity or gas you use to heat your home.

Making You Secure

Another benefit of having double glazed UPVC doors and windows is the security aspect. They come fitted with a galvanised steel core locking system that also makes them crowbar proof giving you the feeling of complete safety when at home or away on your holidays. The doors that we supply are all guaranteed and it is impossible to gain entry by removing the glass panels, this was a big problem with earlier forms of double-glazing.

Contact us today and take a look at our range of UPVC doors, tailored for your requirements.

Selecting the Perfect Windows

When selecting the perfect windows for your home, there are a variety of choices to ensure that your homes aesthetic is enhanced, is energy efficient and increases your property value.

Our aim is to provide you with the best knowledge of benefits and advantages, with our range of the most popular styles to help you find the best window to suit your home and your requirements.

UPVC Windows

UPVC windows for your home can be very advantageous with the main benefit being that they are weatherproof.

Traditional wooden frame windows may rot and become dangerous if the window pane becomes loose, this can make them more expensive in the long run.

Installing UPVC windows can benefit you and your home due to the fact that they are weatherproof providing more heat insulation for your home.  Not only do UPVC windows protect your home against the unpredictable Scottish weather and retaining heat, UPVC windows also look great are easy to clean and wont look dated in a few years time.

UPVC windows are environmentally friendly, double Glazed UPVC windows have insulating properties which help keep cold air out and warm air in, saving you money on your energy bill and reducings your carbon footstep.

Casement Windows

There is a range of different Casement window designs available to suit your home. The different design features found can be as follows:

  • Flat top
  • French
  • Push out
  • Top down grille
  • Colonial grille
  • No grill

The final decision can come down to the idea that Casement windows can be designed to your own requirements, giving you more control of how your windows can be styled in line with your property.

Casement windows are easy to open and close due to the use of single level latches, as with traditional UPVC windows, this style is also energy efficient as well as a stylish option.

Sliding Sash Windows

UPVC Sliding Sash windows have all of the  same benefits as UPVC windows whilst retaining the traditional features of sash windows which slide up and down.

The main advantage of Sliding Sash windows is that they can add quality to your home from an aesthetic point of view and be a beautiful addition to your home.

As well as becoming a beautiful addition to your home, sliding sash windows are low maintenance and like all UPVC windows, provide high insulation which in turn make them environmentally friendly as well as saving you money on your energy bills.

Tilt and Turn Windows

Similar to Sliding Sash Windows, Tilt & Turn windows can also be made out of UPVC and are ideal for your conservatory.

Tilt and turn windows provide a simple solution to finding the perfect windows to suit your needs, with the option of tilting your windows inwards or fully opening them outwards.

They can also be the ideal solution for rooms with limited space. Like all the aforementioned window styles they can regulate the temperature of the room whilst adding an extra level of security.

So for a free no obligation home consultation or for general advice contact us today.


uPVC windows are a fantastic choice of window to opt for. Weather proof, energy efficient, require low maintenance, stylish and secure. These factors are what homeowners love to hear when choosing new windows for their home.

When we install uPVC windows we can always give the home owner peace of mind that these windows are going to last for years and years to come, and in those autumn/winter months where rain,dirt and wind can affect windows, uPVC are the best windows to have when these issues occur.

With uPVC windows it's not like you have to re-coat or upgrade regularly ike you would with wooden windows, these are issues that you won't have to worry about, they really are the modern choice of window nowadays. In these modern days we simply don't have the time to do these exterior maintenance kind of jobs that can come around with certain windows.

Glazing soluitions supply, fit and install uPVC windows in Falkirk , uPVC windows in Stirling and around surrounding areas. We have a team of glazing experts with years of experience in fitting all types of windows, working with homeowners to install their perfect windows that look great and really give a great impression of your property.

Our glaziers ensure minimum disruption, professional workmanship and always leave our work areas clean and tidy. 


Here at Glazing Solutions Scotland we understand that our customers want an easy straightforward process when choosing a new door for their property. We all know there's such a massive selection of doors out there, pine doors, metal doors, uPVC doors, interior doors, exterior doors the list goes on. This is why we offer impartial advice to people looking for a new door, our team of glazing experts are more than happy to offer advice on what door may be best suited to you and your property.

Our main focus is quality with our upvc doors - high quality workmanship and great durability then a close second is price. We always aim to offer highly competitive prices with all our doors we usually have some fantastic offers on too. We want you to have a beautiful door that fits into your budget.

We're here to provide a wide range of doors to suit all types of properties. We supply and fit uPVC doors in Falkirk , uPVC doors in Stirling and throughout surrounding areas. 

Benefits of UPVC doors

Becoming ever so popular within homes UPVC doors, look set to be the way forward in the right direction. Not only saving you money but protecting you from the elements, the benefits are endless. If you are undecided, take a look at the reasons why UPVC doors are the right choice for you. 

UPVC door are cost effective :

UPVC doors have many benefits, besides improving the look of your home and adding value to your property. A further benefit of uPVC doors is their energy saving capacities; uPVC doors have better insulating properties than that of traditional wooden doors, keeping warm air in and cold and damp air out. Saving this sort of energy makes uPVC doors environmentally friendly you will gradually notice you will be spending a less on your heating bills.

Reduce noise pollution: 

If your home is located where the noise of traffic or the conversations of passers by is an issue, then UPVC doors will help reduce the noise levels massively. Once fitted in your home, you will notice that UPVC doors fit better against the frame word of the door which helps stop noise from coming in, providing you with a peaceful tranquillity.

UPVC doors require little maintenance: 

UPVC doors are an exceedingly durable material, this means that you will not need to get them repaired as often as wooden doors. All UPVC doors require is a little oil on the locking mechanism and they are good to go, saving you money and giving you peace of mind! 

Security of UPVC doors: 

UPVC doors have a core galvanised steel and are almost impossible to break down, they cannot be forced into the same way as a traditional door might be forced. It can be said that intruders and thieves already know that it is more challenging to use force with anything such as a crowbar as UPVC doors are anti-crowbar. Knowing this, it is highly unlikely that trying to gain entry into a home that has UPVC front and back doors will be less desirable. 

Why Choose Glazing Solutions For A New Door

The Benefits Of A New Door

The purchase of a new door brings many benefits to a property.

Firstly, a new door can change the look of your property for the better, whether it's a new front door that gives the wow factor when people visit or whether it's an internal door that really enhances a particular room in your property.

Secondly, a new door can make you're property that bit warmer and reduce your heating bills, if this is what suits you then a thermal door is one what you want.

Maybe you live near a busy street or train station and the noise is a bit of a problem then a new door with sound proofing qualities will be ideal for what you need. You may also want to have a look at our windows page if your property has sound proofing issues, windows can go a long way in reducing noise as well.

We are the one of the leading specialists in UPVC Doors and UPVC windows in central Scotland. We've built up a highly skilled team of glazing specialists over the years, carrying out work all over Scotland.

One of the reasons we stand above our competition is the fact that all of our quotes are written and structured to each individual client. Most firms have a " one size fits all " policy which just doesn't work. Every property is different and every requirement is different, so you can be sure that we tailor our quotes specifically for each client which ensures you're getting the right price and the appropriate work is being carried out.

The Benefits Of New Windows

Your property can greatly benefit from new windows.

With the unfortunate rise in heating costs it's time to get rid of those draughty windows that are probably not helping. It's time to replace them with efficient, tight-fitting windows.

In addition to potentially lowering your heating bills, new windows can make your property look more attractive and modern. You want to make sure that the windows you choose really blend in well with your building.

Why Choose Glazing Solutions For New Windows

Clients have been coming to us for years for their new windows. We have a highly skilled team of glaziers in Falkirk and glaziers in Stirling who take pride in providing great customer service and a history of delighting clients.

Choosing windows can be a tricky task so we help out all the way, we supply, fit and install.

We believe our wide range of windows can suit all types of requirements, all built with you the customer in mind. We pride ourselves on our work ethic and completing jobs in a timely manner. The last thing you want is a lot of disturbance and long process so we eliminate that by getting our glaziers in Falkirk / glaziers in Stirling to you quickly and finishing the work in a timely manner, so you don't have to worry just sit back and enjoy your new windows when they are installed. 

Double Glazing Repairs

Our professional service comes with great craftsmanship guaranteed ! We will repair or replace  your double glazing with the minimum amount of disruption and a high level of quality.  We ensure that all work areas are left exactly the way they were so you're not left with any mess or debris. 

A fault in your double glazing window can be a real pain and it's something that requires a quick fix. The last thing you want is cold air coming through a cracked window meaning you have to turn up the heating in your home, meaning more of an expense.

Glazing Solutions are specialists in window and door's whether it's fitting or fixing. We can return damaged double glazed windows, patio doors, conservatory roofs & external doors. All without the upheaval and expense of replacements.

As a long established pioneer in the double glazing repair industry, we endeavour to fix your windows and doors as quickly as possible. We carry out work with the minimum of disruption to your home or business

Fitting Doors For Your Property

Whether it's for your home or your business , we supply and fit a diverse range of quality front doors, including back doors and doors throughout the property.

It's important that you choose a door that not only compliments your property but also keeps your property secure. We supply and fit great quality and insurance approved locks with a high level of security for your piece of mind.
All work is, of course, done to insurance standard. 

When purchasing a new door several considerations need to be made. To begin with, think about the style of the door. Check out the front doors of other houses in your street to get some idea of what is in keeping with the style of your home.

Also, consider how the door is made. Exposed to all weathers, the door needs to be built for rain, snow and high winds as well as burglar-proof. Finally, consider practical issues such as security and locks, draught exclusion and door furniture.
Unless you have expertise in joinery you should always hire a professional to fit your doors otherwise it can get complicated and time consuming trying to do it yourself.

Hints And Tips On Fitting Windows

Double Glazing your home is a considerable investment. However the potential benefits are fantastic, as double glazing can add value to your property, and reduce your heating bills.

It’s therefore really important to do your research before you decide on your supplier. Below we’ve compiled a list of hints and tips to help you on your way:

You should have clear set requirements, this will make things a lot quicker and easier. 
Are you looking to replace all of your windows or only some?  What style of windows are you looking for? It’s really important to think about how your windows will fit with the style of your home, you want your windows to blend in with your property and compliment it. 

Choosing the right company to fit your windows can also be a tricky process. Even if a company spends a good deal on advertising that does not necessarily make them reputable, It’s a good idea to do some background checks on a company prior to purchasing from them e.g. Check the company is registered at companies house.  Pop the company’s name into a search engine (e.g. Google, Bing etc) and check to see if anything untoward appears – e.g. poor customer reviews.
Always ask for references and make sure you check them.

These are all things to take into consideration when buying new windows. Glazing solutions are registered with all bodies and have years of experience supplying and installing windows. 

Where Do I Start When Buying A New Door?

Money, money, money – how much do you have to spend? Once you know this, you can tailor your search to the right door company and type of door. Like everything we buy there are always luxury and budget options, and some in between.


Where to buy doors? – from the big name companies to bespoke joiners – you will have lots of options. Large DIY stores tend to stock the most popular door styles, but don’t forget builder’s merchants and specialist door retailers – they are also open to the public and offer a wider choice at competitive prices with the benefit of having individual service and advice.


Favourite door style – why not look through some home improvement magazines and websites for inspiration – then save your favourite pictures and try to find a door company that offers something similar. Think about your home décor and match the doors to key design features like the kitchen, flooring or staircase. Doors should be treated like furniture to complement your design theme.


To finish or not to finish – one thing to point out is that not all doors are supplied fully finished. Always check first, so that you can purchase your paint or varnish and plan the time to finish them. There is nothing wrong with buying an unfinished door, in fact it is ideal for those that love DIY or want to match the doors to a particular design theme.


Hanging doors – is a tricky business , consider using an experienced fitter and don’t forget to budget for handles, locks, latches and hinges.

Glazing Solutions Scotland have a wide range of doors available, from uPVC doors to panel doors. Our experienced team can help you choose the right door for your property and then fit the door for you. Please get in touch to find out more.


The Advantages Of Double Glazing

If everyone in the UK who needed double glazing got it fitted, we'd save around £700 million and the equivalent of around 740,000 households' CO2 emissions. It's a good investment for your home and carries a number of benefits.

Here are a few:

  • Keep the heat in
    Saving you money on your heating bills
  • Keep the noise out
    Added insulation will keep the noise out which is perfect if your house faces a bust main road or near a school
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
    If less heat is escaping then your home then you will need less energy to keep it warm which in turn means fewer CO2 emissions
  • Maintenance free
  • A lot of the UPVC and double glazed windows you find on the market nowadays are guaranteed and take little maintenance or up-keep

  • Plenty of different designs
    There are now a lot of different designs available for you to choose from to match the style of your home - even if you want to maintain the original window you can still opt for secondary glazing which sits behind the original window and carries similar benefits to double glazing

These factors combine to mean that you'll make annual savings of around £175 per year.

Glazing Solutions Scotland have years of experience installing double glazing in Falkirkdouble glazing in Stirling  and beyond . If you would like to know more about double glazing please give us a call or contact us via the form.


10 Benefits Of uPVC Windows

When it comes to glazing for your home, there are a number of options to choose from and from timber to aluminium frames, each style comes with its own set of benefits. Here are 10 reasons why uPVC windows are a fantastic choice. 

1. Energy efficiency

uPVC windows are frequently hailed as the high performance option. Their insulation properties mean that your home or office will work to retain heat in the winter, and cool air in the summer. So not only will you save money on your energy bills, you’ll also reduce your carbon footprint.

2. Comfort

With uPVC windows, you’ll be guaranteed higher levels of comfort throughout the year. Their quality insulation and draft proofing mean that you’ll be kept at the perfect temperature, no matter what the season.

3. Fire safety

Unlike their wooden counterparts, uPVC windows are difficult to ignite, and therefore ensure improved standards of fire safety in your property.

4. Reduced condensation

Due to uPVC windows superior insulation properties, you’ll be able to keep your windowpanes at a warmer temperature. This is good news for your home, as it will prevent water vapour from settling, and going on to cause other household problems such as damp.

5. Lower cost

Whilst offering many other benefits, uPVC windows are in fact an inexpensive option when compared to aluminium and wooden frames.

6. Reduced noise 

As with all quality glazing, uPVC windows will allow you to keep unwanted outdoor noise out of earshot.

7. Durability

Where wooden frames can rot and warp due to inclement weather, uPVC provides a much more durable option.

8. Security

While aluminium window frames offer the highest levels of property security, uPVC frames certainly aren’t far behind. Each time you leave your home, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your windows are providing a high level of protection.

9. Aesthetics

When you choose uPVC frames, you won’t have to compromise their appearance. Available in a range of colours and finishes, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your home.

10. Low maintenance

Due to their propensity to rot and flake, wooden window frames demand attention every five years, with different paints and varnishes. uPVC windows, on the other hand give a low maintenance solution. And apart from needing to give your windows the occasional wipe down, you’ll be able to put your efforts to something else more interesting!

If you have any other questions about uPVC windows then please feel free to give us a call. We install uPVC windows in Falkirk and uPVC windows in Stirling . If you live outwith these areas please still get in touch, we do work in other areas.


The benefits of choosing a professional window installer.

Windows are a significant investment for any household, business or school. When factoring in the cost of window installation, you might be tempted to cut corners and try to do the job yourself, just to make the purchase more economical.

As experienced window manufacturers and installers, we strongly recommend that you leave the installation to experts. Window installation is rarely a DIY job, even for a competent amateur, and it’s all too easy to damage your windows or cancel out the benefits of buying them in the first place.

There are a number of benefits to hiring a professional, including a few you may not have considered. Not carrying out a window installation in the correct way can lead to trouble down the line and can even mean you paying out more than what you would have to hire a professional in the first place.

 Glazing Solutions can work with you to choose which type of window you require whether its uPVC or double glazing, we can then discuss the design and finally install the windows in your property to give a great, modern touch to your property.


Choosing the right door for your property.

This can be a complicated decision to make, but it's an important one. There are various different doors available, upvc doors , panel doors, different materials , designs, handles. This can be a confusing concept for people who don't know much about doors and for those who aren't sure what door would suit their property best. 

This is why Glazing Solutions provide a service where we help to understand what our clients need with a new door. Is it mainly for security? Does it have to be an eye catching design? are you looking for modern or old fashioned? These are the types of questions we ask to determine what type of door you require. Then it's onto designs, your door has to compliment your property and fit in with your exisitng building. We can help you with ideas of what could look great , bounce ideas off each other to get the best look. 

Once we know what type of door you need and the design you want we can then get one of our highly skilled experts to come to your property and fit your beautiful new door. Taking all the hassle off of you and carrying out the fit in a professional and timely manner with minimal disruption in mind.

If you require a new door for your property please get in touch with Glazing Solutions and one of our team can assist you further.