Cornwall LivingIssue #100

Amazing glazing

A family run team of glazing specialists who bring quality to the fore.

Building has always been in the blood of Alan Britton, MD of Bude Windows and Conservatories. Back in 1995, searching for new double glazing to their own home they saw a woeful lack of quality, products and service available in the area. So, alongside wife Lorraine, Alan decided to remedy this and start his own quality glazing and replacement window business. 25 years on and the business has gone from strength to strength, now boasting its own showroom in Bude.

Alan tells us: “I put the secret of our success down to never compromising on quality, whether it be in the materials and products we use or the high standard of workmanship we’ve become known for.” Alan and Lorraine’s son Daniel also joined the business in 2008 after completing a building apprenticeship and qualifications in window fitting. This hands-on expertise means that he is now well-placed to advise and quote for work, something he does with a ‘no pressure’ approach. There’s never any obligation or deadline to decide, in line with the company’s ethos of quality, whether that be of product, sales or service.

Lorraine heads up the marketing portfolio alongside office manager Samantha and a team of highly trained, professional glazing and building specialists, hand-picked for their qualifications and skills. The company not only offers traditional double glazed windows and doors but also a full range of thermally efficient and eco-friendly specialist glazings that are available to be framed in a variety of designer features such as roof lanterns, sky lights and bi-folding doors. Aluminium installations have also become very popular in recent years and are now proving to have more appeal than traditional uPVC products.

As a family-run business, Alan, Lorraine and Daniel, feel they are very fortunate to be able to live and work in beautiful north Cornwall. “We pride ourselves as being very involved in the local Bude community, where family run businesses are a tradition. We’re currently involved in supporting a charity – Friends of Bude Sea Pool – that is dedicated to keeping this famous amenity cut into the rock at Summerleaze Beach up and running for the pleasure of locals and visitors,” says Alan.


Bude Windows and Conservatories offer a range of glazing services from windows, doors and balustrades, to car ports, awnings and orangeries.

Bude Windows and Conservatories
01288 356 541