4 eco-friendly home renovations

June 6, 2019

Climate change is a hot topic in the news with several London protests and school pupils around the UK demanding action. These protests have echoed the feeling of many people across the country: we need to do more. While the debate rages on in the Houses of Parliament, every homeowner can do their bit by considering renovating their home in an eco-friendly way.Interior with black aluminium windows

Update to aluminium windows in your Buckinghamshire home

Aluminium is a natural material used for producing windows. It’s inherently robust, secure and almost completely recyclable. Aluminium windows offer a stylish and modern aesthetic to any home. The range of aluminium windows in Buckinghamshire from Jack of Glass can be fully customised, allowing you to select your ideal style and finishes with a massive range of colours to choose from.

On top of this, these frames are known for their energy efficiency, with their unique multi-chambered profile reducing heat loss by up to 60%. Combined with our double or triple glazed units, aluminium windows will lower your energy bills and could reduce your carbon footprint.Wood furniture

Use recycled or reclaimed materials

The unexpected and up-and-coming trend in the interior design community over the past few years is using recycled or reclaimed materials for home improvement projects. These materials provide a perfect blank canvas for budding DIY enthusiasts. Give reclaimed wood a chance and use it for flooring, countertops, drawers or household furniture.

Not a DIY aficionado? Some home improvement retailers offer products made from recycled materials such as plastic.

You can also do your bit by scouring second-hand furniture shops and giving the item a touch-up.

PaintSwitch the energy efficient products

Using less energy is good for your wallet and the environment. Over the past few years, companies have sought to make their products more energy efficient with the spotlight being on the eco-friendly revolution.

According to This is Money, swapping your C energy-rated fridge freezer for an A +++ rated equivalent could save you up to £113 a year. Perform an energy audit on the appliances in your kitchen and throughout the home, such as your fridge freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine, as replacing these white goods could save you money in the long run.

Opt for eco-friendly paint

Many paints have a high level of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). These carbon-based compounds can be harmful to health. Professional painters have a 20% increased risk of lung cancer according to the World Health Organisation. If that wasn’t bad enough, VOCs also contribute to global warming. Using paints with little to no levels of VOCs will benefit the environment and your health.

Double glazing experts in Amersham and throughout Buckinghamshire

Let Jack of Glass assist with your next home improvement project. With over 30 years of experience, we offer an extensive range of windows, doors and other glass products to suit any home and taste. For more information about our products or services, contact us online or give us a call on 01494 611 107.


Areas we serve

Operating out of High Wycombe for 30 years, we know the local area like the back of our hand. We supply and install high quality glass and glazing to homes in Princes Risborough, Chesham, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Marlow and beyond.

If you have a particular way of improving your home in mind and reside anywhere in or around a 20 mile radius, feel free to get in touch with our reliable team. We’ll be in touch swiftly.

K. Piowman-sale

Jack of Glass have done a wonderful job in putting a coloured glass worktop to my dressing table and installing a mirror. Has totally transformed my room. Unbelievable. Take a look at their showroom some really good ideas with glass, fantastic colours.

A. Hunt

Outstanding quality of service, and great at catering to bespoke requests. They are fantastic value for money, and a lovely bunch of boys to boot 🙂

H. Ellams

Great service at Wycombe Museum last Friday. The guys went above and beyond with their glass delivery service. This is the 3rd or 4th time i’ve used them.Just to let you know I shared it on High Wycombe facebook page too.

M. Harber

Incredible transformation. Great service. Amazingly fast replacement of a very big window!! Everything cleared up and great value for money.

M. Shoaib

Purchased 2 green house windows, got the size wrong, went back to get it cut to a smaller size FREE of charge and stayed after closing time until I arrived.

N. Shanta

I highly recommend Jack of Glass! Matt, Chris and their team deliver an outstanding service. I am extremely happy with the job that they did in our flat. It really exceeded all of my expectations and the room looks absolutely beautiful with the floor to ceiling mirrors.

S. Nandha

Great team and with great quality to detail on the finish of my glass splashbacks, also the bi-fold door works a treat for our dream house

Mr. Barlow

I recently needed to replace around ten or so panes of glass in my greenhouse . Very good service very nice guys ,cut and wrapped the glass while i waited and even made an alteration to a pane that i had measured wrongly .Thank you for the help and i will use again.

A. Lovell

We have recently had our front door and windows replaced by Jack of Glass. They were great. The communication was amazing, we knew every step of the way what was happening and they left place spotless. Our new door and windows have completely changed the house. Very happy and would recommend to anyone.

Josh Webb

Jack of glass have recently replaced all my windows efficiently and to a high standard. The price was also very reasonable. The customer service was outstanding along with the services they provide. Highly recommended.

Mr Bennett

I had to replace a small double glazed panel in a window. I though it would be difficult to get anybody interested as it was such a small job. However, Jack of Glass did the work. They visited the house to take the measurements, ordered the replacement glass and fitted it all very efficiently and at a reasonable cost. I will use them again.

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