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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…

Look after your sash windows this winter

Sash windows may look beautiful but when it comes to winter they can be draughty. Any timber sash window will suffer to a greater or lesser extent from the effects of age, use, and poor maintenance. Those that are particularly old, where they may be part of a listed building for example, will suffer no matter how good the maintenance has been over the years – wood will become warped over time and moisture will get into cracks and crevices. However, there are a number of things that you can do to protect your sash windows from such effects and…

Five easy steps to installing bi-fold doors in your home

Ever dreamed of enjoying a morning cup of coffee looking out into your garden instead of at a solid wall? It’s not as difficult or as expensive as you may think to replace your wall with bi-fold doors, and the transformation of your space to a lighter, brighter room can be quite dramatic. We have put together a handy guide to help you make the leap to a new way of living. Why choose bi-fold doors? Bi-fold doors are increasingly popular as the installation cost has decreased and the value they can add to your home, financially and in lifestyle…

Should your home have composite fire doors?

Despite its immense importance, a fire door is often overlooked in factories, offices, commercial buildings, and homes. Exterior fire doors are an essential piece of any fire safety plan because they help in safeguarding the inhabitants of a building from a fire. External fire doors might seem to be insignificant and an unnecessary expense, but in reality, this is something that offers complete peace of mind, and with that, quality doors become a necessity.  What are composite fire doors?  A fire door is a door which has been tested against fire for a certain period of time; one example is…

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