How to Reduce Solar Glare in Your Home

How to Reduce Solar Glare in Your Home

Everybody wants to enjoy plenty of natural light at home. Watching the sun streaming through your windows and feeling its warmth can have impressive health benefits. Sunlight has the power to strengthen your immune system, improve your sleep pattern and lift your mood. No wonder Ideal Home magazine suggests that optimising natural light levels can … Continue reading “How to Reduce Solar Glare in Your Home”

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Inspiring Ways to Use Your Conservatory This Summer

Are you keen to enhance your home with a conservatory? Or are you planning to update your existing conservatory to breathe new life into this versatile extra room? As experienced fitters of Devon conservatories, we know many homeowners think of them as life-enhancing spaces. This is especially true during the kind of balmy summer weather … Continue reading “Inspiring Ways to Use Your Conservatory This Summer”

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Smart Home Improvement Ideas

Finding ways to make your home more spacious, comfortable and energy-efficient is always a good idea. Whether you’re settling down or moving on, it’s essential to make the right choices. Change comes at a price and we’re all watching the pennies these days, so here are some practical and smart home improvement ideas to get … Continue reading “Smart Home Improvement Ideas”

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4 Reasons Why You Need a Porch

A porch isn’t just another front door. The size may be modest but it makes a wonderfully versatile addition to your home. It provides a handy extra room, looks good and can even save you money. Here are a few points to consider. 1. Beefs Up Security A porch acts as a handy barrier between … Continue reading “4 Reasons Why You Need a Porch”

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How to Design Your New Conservatory

A conservatory is a great way to create more room and add value to your property. It’s also quicker and more cost-effective than a major project to build an extension.   Before you start there are a few things to consider, so here’s our handy guide to designing your new conservatory.   Do You Need … Continue reading “How to Design Your New Conservatory”

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Say Goodbye to Noise Pollution

Noise is something we all have to live with. Traffic, kids playing, loud music – it’s stressful and harmful. Even in quiet, suburban areas, there’s always some kind of commotion outside. Your windows are the main way that outside noise gets in, so if you’re considering replacing them what’s the best way to keep noise … Continue reading “Say Goodbye to Noise Pollution”

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What’s The Best Wood for Wooden Window Frames?

Wood is a great choice if you’re thinking of replacing your existing window frames. Indeed, if you live in a traditional style home or a conservation area wood may be the only possible choice.   With several different kinds of wood to choose from it’s hard to know what’s best for you, so here is our … Continue reading “What’s The Best Wood for Wooden Window Frames?”

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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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