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Does size really matter? Are bigger windows better?

Bigger isn’t always better, but when it comes to windows there are a lot of benefits to going large. If you are considering replacing your windows, or have moved into an old property and in the process of doing it up before you can move in, then we are sure that the question has come up. Should you go for bigger windows? We explore the benefits of doing just that this month, together with what needs to be done if you do opt to upsize.

Patio door security tips

With summer in full swing, chances are you are planning – if you haven’t already booked – a summer holiday. Whether you have little ones or not, a summer escape in July or August is something most of us look forward to after a cold, dark, and busy winter. With the summer holiday season looming, you may not only be thinking about what to pack and how to get to the airport though. Your thoughts may also be turning to how to best keep your property and belongings safe while you are away, especially if you have a patio or…

Do I need planning permission for my new windows?

It is a question that all homeowners should ask when it comes to doing any work to their property. Why? Because the rules can vary depending on a number of criteria, although there are some simple rules of thumb that will apply to most cases. To help clear up the confusion, this month we focus on some simple planning permission rules that it is helpful for every homeowner to know.

The importance of fascias for your home

Many homeowners think of fascias as an aesthetic addition to their roof rather than the integral part of their home that they actually are. Fascias play a hugely important role in protecting your roof and your home as a whole. We explore the ways in which they do this, and take a look at how to maintain them properly so that they do their job for a long time.

Brighten up your space with a roof lantern

Ever wished you had a cosy space with plenty of daylight to curl up in on those cold winter days? Or one where you can soak up the sun’s rays on those lazier days without having to leave the house? If either of those ideas strike a chord then it may be time to consider installing a roof lantern.

Heritage Sash: the new product on the block

If you have been toying with the idea of installing or replacing your sash windows, we are pleased to be able to offer a new product that has been taking the market by storm lately. Elegant, efficient, and versatile, this month we take a look at the key features of Flush Sash windows to help you decide if they are right for you and your home too.

Replacing your windows: what you need to know

With the recent intense cold spells we’ve already had this winter, not to mention the ones that may be yet to come, you may have realised that your windows are getting a little old and perhaps not keeping the heat in and the cold out as well as they used to. If you are thinking that it’s time to replace them, then read on for our guide on what to think about and research before hiring a company to do it for you at the first sign of warm weather.

How to find a good double glazing installer

Installing new double glazing or replacing your existing windows is a big decision and one which shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are still plenty of doorstep double glazing salespeople knocking on doors trying to convince home owners to upgrade, update, or install new windows; while some of them may well be legitimate and very good, choosing someone in this way for such a big decision for your home is not ideal. To help you choose wisely and knowledgeably we wanted to give you a few tips on what to look out for, what to avoid, and how to work with…

Choosing the right door for your home

Your house’s front door is not just the entry to your home, it’s the gateway to your sanctuary from the world. It also links you to the community by being a part of your street and when it comes to renting or selling your property, it’s your advertisement of what people can expect the inside to be like. When choosing the right front door for your home there are a few things to think about. We have put together a handy guide of what those are to help you with your decision: Security First and foremost is the security of…

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