Conservatory insulation ideas as winter approaches

It’s that time of year again when the clocks go back and the Strictly and X Factor seasons are in full swing – so it must be time to think about preparing your home for winter as the coldest months approach. Your conservatory shouldn’t be somewhere you neglect because it’s too icy – it should…

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Report urges fines for sellers offering draughty homes

A recent report from economic consultancy Frontier Economics has suggested that those who offer draughty properties for sale should face fines. The organisation claims that the funds raised from such penalties could support government home insulation schemes, and help some of Britain’s least wealthy homeowners. The study also urges a raft of incentives including tax…

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Why choose aluminium windows?

They were once available only in boring old grey – but aluminium windows have come a long way since the 1980s, and now come in a range of chic shades including black and charcoal. Indeed, such is their popularity that this metal is now highly fashionable and the material of choice for architects designing window…

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Choosing your home improvement firm

With summer on its way, more of us are starting to think about home improvements such as replacement windows, conservatories or orangeries. But with each of these projects representing a major investment, how do you ensure you get the best value for your money. How do you find an organisation you can trust? The answer…

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The power of three: Is triple glazing worth it?

When it comes to window energy efficiency, the pressure is on for homeowners to enhance performance, to the extent that double glazing is almost no longer enough. But can the extra expense of a third pane of glazing really be justified? The standard for energy performance comparisons is the U-value measurement, also used for roofs,…

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How to stop birds flying into your windows

Most of us are keen to attract birds and other wildlife to our gardens, but some of our feathered friends find avoiding window panes a challenge. That can be annoying, not least if you have new replacement windows. In fact, one US survey by the American Ornithological Society suggests that a billion birds in America…

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New surge in home improvement statistics

Spring is well and truly here. And, with some of us reassessing our homes via spring cleans and the like over the recent Easter break, it seems a good time to look at some fresh figures on home improvements. Throughout last year, for example, planning applications for domestic improvements surged in every part of the…

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Spring clean your conservatory this month!

Spring is in the air, bringing it with it the welcome longer days and lighter evenings, and balmier temperatures. For most of us, it’s a lovely season. It’s certainly a good time to be in your conservatory or orangery, but it’s also a good point in the year to do a spot of thorough spring…

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The rise and rise of the conservatory roof replacement

A replacement conservatory roof could dramatically increase the amount of time you went to spend in your extension, while breathing new life into a home improvement which may have grown a little tired-looking over the years. And it may well be that, if the rest of your conservatory is structurally sound, the whole construction doesn’t…

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Not sure about conservatories? Have an orangery!

If you’ve been thinking about having a conservatory but are hesitating, we understand. And while we’d love you to consider one of our well-constructed models that are designed to be comfortable all year round, if you’re after something on a different scale, we can help. Step forward the new generation of orangery, something whose origins…

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