News & blog


Choosing Secondary glazing for warmth, a quieter living space and security

Improving the energy efficiency of our homes has never been more important. If you live in a listed building or period property with draughty windows, building regulations often prevent the installation of double glazing, which is why our bespoke secondary glazing is the ideal way to transform the comfort…


Window Dressing, by Malcolm Duffin

If you have just had new windows fitted, it is only natural that your thoughts will turn to curtains. Or it may be that with this year’s spring clean you want to give your windows a treat with new blinds or drapery.


Time to open up your garden

Over the past two years, we have all begun to appreciate the value of our home and gardens. Our homes have become our sanctuaries and our gardens the place to escape to, relax in and enjoy the restorative powers of the outdoors.


Stunning window and door designs handcrafted by CR Smith

Given a blank canvass, how would you design your front door? How do you create the perfect entrance: one that has gorgeous kerb appeal, a warm welcome and brightens up your hallway?


What makes one window different from another?

What distinguishes good quality windows from the rest can often come down to the finer details and the choices customers have to style a window to suit their individual tastes and home.


Celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week

CR Smith has long been committed to training new joiners, supporting apprentices of all ages, as standards of workmanship are extremely important. CR Smith has been fitting replacement windows, doors and extending homes for almost 50 years.


Why replace timber framed windows with Lorimer PVCu?

The authentic looks and minimal maintenance of the Lorimer range of windows and doors has meant that CR Smith customers have been delighted to make the switch to PVCu from timber.


Fire and smoke alarms: changes to the law. What are the new rules?

New legislation is due to take effect from 1 February 2022, requiring all homes in Scotland to meet certain requirements regarding smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms. Each homeowner has a legal obligation to comply with the legislation.


Kilted Yoga star matches strength and balance of CR Smith’s latest products

Finlay Wilson, Scotland’s Kilted Yoga star, has been invited to check out the latest product range from CR Smith, matching his phenomenal balance and strength with the latest design and build of the firm’s exclusive Lorimer windows.