Client Testimonial

We are extremely happy as the quality of product and workmanship was excellent. You get what you pay for; we believe DuraLife are the best and thoroughly recommend them.

Den & Su Calver


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  • Windows

Project Description:

PVC-U Porch windows and door.

Manufactured, supplied and installed direct to prepared baseworks, brilliant white Fully Featured PVC-U porch windows and single entrance door from the “Duraflex Diamond” range.

The two section porch came complete with 90 degree load bearing corner post and welded projecting sills. The opening windows were tilt and turn style complete with high security locking systems and gold effect finish locking handles to opening windows.

All windows and door were complete with low lying black glazing gaskets, which eliminated the use of heavy looking rubbers. The frames were fully reinforced with ALUMINIUM extrusion to guarantee no rusty coloured water seeping from drainage chambers.

To enhance the appearance of the windows and door, Fully Featured glazing beads were fitted. The door came complete with a low horizontal midrail section with top section fully glazed and bottom section incorporating a 28mm fully reinforced flat white infill panel complete with letterbox.

The inward opening single entrance door was fitted with the new very secure “Millenco” Multi-Bolt and Hook lock. The design of the new Millenco lock incorporates 2 dead bolts, 3 hooks including a dead locking hook and a dual spindle as

standard. In addition, single doors have adjustable roller cams at the top and bottom of the locking mechanism. The existence of the roller cams is a distinct advantage in that when the door is closed, the door leaf will be pulled inwards against the outerframe thus giving a good seal. In other words the adjustable roller cams provide for a variable weather-seal compression.

Lever/Lever handles and letterbox were supplied in a gold effect finish.

The PVC-U windows and doors were manufactured under BS EN ISO 9002 Quality Systems accepted by BSI and fabricated in accordance with BS7412 under BSI Kitemark Licence No. KM40251 and the “Duraflex” 65mm Diamond Suite officially complied with the Building Regulations (Document “L”) for England and Wales for thermal performance. Typical U value is 1.5 W/mK, which is significantly better than that required under the Building Regulations; Assurance of the quality of products we supply.

Porch roof.

Supplied and installed, maintenance free GRP, fully insulated roof system in a brilliant white finish. This type of roof is fully fire rated. This roof also came with a unique concealed guttering and fascia reinforcement giving both strength and greater rainwater clearance. Where roof meets fascia it was flashed in to achieve a good seal.


Footings dug out to the required size, angles and depth. Foundations and build up to the required height in brickwork. Brickwork was to match as close to existing as possible. Both skins of dwarf wall were to come in face brickwork.

Any pipework below ground was bridged with concrete lintels fitting airbricks if required. Floor construction was hard core base with a damp proof membrane and insulated concrete oversite. The finished floor was screed to the required level. Maintenance free internal bullnosed sill boards were supplied and fitted. All sill board joints were of the biscuit type on all mitres unlike unsightly plastic joiners.


All windows and door were glazed with High Performance Planitherm Low “E”, 28mm double glazed, hermetically sealed units, and manufactured in accordance with the new Kitemark Licence to the latest EN 1279 standard, BS EN ISO 9002: 1994 & BS EN 1279 part 2: 2002. (Planitherm glass exceeds the “U” values of Pilkington “K” glass by a considerable margin). Toughened safety glass to all sealed units.

The completed installation achieved a severe exposure weather rating and complete with a ten year Insurance Backed guarantee.