Is Your Home Burglar-Proof?

Is Your Home Burglar-Proof?

You may think your home is secure, but you’d be surprised how many ways you can be caught out. Burglars do their homework. They take note of your daily routine – signs of people at home or leaving, barking dogs, CCTV, burglar alarms and access points. Fortunately, there are several simple ways to make your … Continue reading “Is Your Home Burglar-Proof?”

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Draughty Sash Windows? Fix the Problem with Secondary Glazing

If your home is a period property or listed building, it’s likely you’re living with old-fashioned sash windows. These traditional windows certainly give your home an elegant and timeless appeal, but in cold weather their insulation properties are minimal. The obvious solution is to replace them with modern, energy-efficient double-glazing, but this may be impossible. … Continue reading “Draughty Sash Windows? Fix the Problem with Secondary Glazing”

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Make Your Home Warmer without Turning up the Thermostat

We all want our homes to protect us from the cold when temperatures outside are plummeting. Winter arrives in late December and will be with us until late March. Heating your home – and retaining as much of that heat as possible – is never more important than during this harsh season. When you’re feeling … Continue reading “Make Your Home Warmer without Turning up the Thermostat”

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Is It Time for New Windows?

When it comes to home maintenance nothing lasts forever. Even quality windows need replacing at some point. The good news is that new windows improve your comfort and security, and help to reduce your energy bills. On average uPVC windows should be good for 15 – 20 years, aluminium ones for around 25 years, and … Continue reading “Is It Time for New Windows?”

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Are Your Windows Ready for Winter?

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to make sure your home is as warm and cosy as possible. Changes in the weather can cause panes and frames to warp, so it’s important to check each window carefully before the weather gets too cold. Holes and cracks let in cold air and condensation, even … Continue reading “Are Your Windows Ready for Winter?”

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5 Reasons to Install a Composite Door

Is your front door in need of a robust, secure, yet aesthetically pleasing makeover? Then a composite door could be the solution you’ve been searching for! Constructed from a range of durable, hardwearing materials, composite doors are designed to be long lasting and low maintenance – and you can rest assured they’re incredibly difficult to … Continue reading “5 Reasons to Install a Composite Door”

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Why Conservatories Aren’t Just for Summer

If you’re keen to add a beautiful conservatory to your home, you’ve probably given a lot of thought to how you’ll use it in the summer – and how wonderful you’ll feel when basking in the natural light and warmth provided by golden rays of sunshine. It’s enough to make anyone smile like the cat … Continue reading “Why Conservatories Aren’t Just for Summer”

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Window Cleaning Tips – How to Keep Your Windows Clean This Summer

Before you light the barbecue and send out the summer party invites, there’s one incredibly important job you need to do first: window cleaning! When the sun is shining and guests are gathered in your garden, the last thing you need is big window smears stealing the show. In summer, dirty windows are more noticeable … Continue reading “Window Cleaning Tips – How to Keep Your Windows Clean This Summer”

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How to Choose the Right Front Door

Your front door performs many functions. It’s the main point of access to your home, so it needs to be strong, secure and durable. It must also reduce noise and conserve energy, and it’s the first thing visitors see, so a door with kerb appeal is a distinct advantage. It’s a lot to think about, … Continue reading “How to Choose the Right Front Door”

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Hot, Stuffy Conservatory? How to Keep It Cool

A conservatory is a wonderful way to enjoy your garden all year round, yet with all those windows it can be very tricky to get the temperature right. Warm weather quickly turns your conservatory into a greenhouse – good for the plants but not so good for you! Happily, there are several ways to make … Continue reading “Hot, Stuffy Conservatory? How to Keep It Cool”

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What Are Trickle Vents and Do I Need Them?

Are you thinking about replacing your windows or doors? Have you been told you’ll need trickle vents? Do you have any idea what they are, if you actually need them, and why? In this post, we look at what a trickle vent is and why you may need them on your new windows. We also … Continue reading “What Are Trickle Vents and Do I Need Them?”

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing New Windows

Are you building a new home or refurbishing an old one? This may be an ideal opportunity to do more than just replace the old window with a new one in precisely the same style. In this post, we look at some of the things you may want to consider when choosing new windows. 1. … Continue reading “Five Things to Consider When Choosing New Windows”

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Need More Space at Home? Here’s How

Many of us are spending more time working or studying at home than we ever did before. And that means we’re suddenly a lot more conscious about clutter and lack of space.   Fortunately, there are many ways to make your home spacious, comfortable and inspiring, as well as functional. Increase Floor Space Happily, you … Continue reading “Need More Space at Home? Here’s How”

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Why You Need a FENSA Approved Window and Door Installer

When considering home improvements, it’s tempting to focus on design, functionality and cost. These are all important, but you must also make sure you use the right company for the job – one that complies with current building regulations and works to the highest standards. For windows, doors and conservatories it’s vital to use a … Continue reading “Why You Need a FENSA Approved Window and Door Installer”

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You Need Natural Light in Your Home: How to Get It and Why You Should

Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors even though this is really unhealthy. Generally, we have no choice as work commitments, bad weather or poor health conspire to keep us inside – and now we have the pandemic to deal with as well.   These things can’t be magicked away, but they … Continue reading “You Need Natural Light in Your Home: How to Get It and Why You Should”

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What’s the Best Material for Your New Window Frames?

Window frames come in three main types of material: wood, metal and uPVC. The one you choose for your new windows needs to be just right for your taste, budget and the style of your home. One size doesn’t fit all, so here’s our handy guide to help you make the right choice. uPVC Window … Continue reading “What’s the Best Material for Your New Window Frames?”

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Enjoy Your Conservatory, Whatever the Weather

If you’ve got a conservatory, there’s no need to be cooped up indoors all winter. It’s the perfect place to enjoy some winter sun when it does peak through. If you intend to use your conservatory in the winter (and why not?) there are several ways to make sure it’s a warm and cosy place … Continue reading “Enjoy Your Conservatory, Whatever the Weather”

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Choosing the Right Glass for Your Windows and Doors

There are many things to consider when choosing new windows and doors for your home, such as styles, colours, materials, security, energy efficiency and locks. All of these are important but there is one other ingredient that we tend to overlook, and it’s an obvious one.                               What Type of Glass Is Best For You? … Continue reading “Choosing the Right Glass for Your Windows and Doors”

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