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Windows Have Never Been So Important!

No Longer Just Providing Aesthetics or to Let in Light

Our windows play a role helping us connect to the outside!

A correct cleaning procedure plays a vital role in maintaining the visual and structural qualities of your windows and glass and it is recommended to remove dirt and debris regularly, so why don’t you give us a call today?

We provide professional services and results that are backed up by our Customer Guarantee Policy.

We are firm believers in outstanding service and proud to offer fair, up-front pricing.  GRPL Ltd brings years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers to the table, guaranteeing you results you’ll find impressive

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Fun Facts About Windows and Glass

  • Windows are a very ancient invention. These can be seen represented in early wall paintings in Egypt.  The Egyptian examples show window openings covered in matting.
  • The Roman Egyptians were the first people known to have used glass for windows and they would have been extremely thick and almost impossible to see through. Glass was an expensive material and the technology was very basic which made it a material used for windows only by the very wealthy in their homes or in public buildings. In the middle ages not even wealthy people had glass windows.
  • In England pre sixteenth century most windows were just unglazed openings and before glass, windows were commonly just covered with cloth, rags, animal skins, or paper.
  • In the late 1600’s glass windows were considered a luxury, and even the wealthiest only had glass windows in their most important rooms.
  • Glass windows became common in homes in the early seventeenth century. This was when the sash window was introduced, sash windows evolved over the eighteenth century as the window size became more standardised
  • But, the use of glass itself can be traced back to our earliest history.  Obsidian, this is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock, Felsic lava cools rapidly to form a glassy dark black substance and because of it’s rapid cooling it forms without crystallization.  It was known to have been used to make spearheads and later arrowheads and many other tools and weapons.  Once discovered it very quickly because the go to raw material to produce sharp objects and this natural glass has been used throughout history.

8 March – International Women’s Day

 

Window Cleaners

Late 1800’s and early 1900’s the every day family didn’t pay window cleaners to clean their windows this was a task left to the lady of the house.  You could often see them sitting on the windowsill of an upstairs open window hanging the upper half of their body out to clean the outside windows using soap and water and a cloth made from sheepskin or lambskin, this absorbent leather called Chamois or Chammy.

During WWI women undertook men’s roles, women began to work in what was before considered a man’s job, window cleaning.

The war opened up radical new employment opportunities for women and the Great War is often seen as a major turning point in the role of women in British Society.

Women can aspire to any profession.
Happy To Support International Women’s Day – 8th March 2021