Choosing the right glass for your sash windows

When it comes to sash windows many think that their options are limited, particularly if they live in a listed property or within a conservation area. This need not be the case though. Modern techniques have changed this and, as we have talked about many times before, sash windows on a period property don’t have to be made of the same materials as the period they date to, to look authentic.

Choosing the right locks

As our homes become safer through better doors and windows and more sophisticated alarm systems, so burglars become wiser and more inventive when it comes to finding ways to get through them. Over the winter season burglars can be more active under the cover of more hours of darkness, but the reality is that they operate all year round – all they need is an opportunity to try and doors and locks easy enough to break through.

Orangeries or conservatories – what to choose?

If you are thinking ahead to the summer and considering home improvements, then the time is right to be weighing up the various options available to you. Home extensions are one of the most popular ways to add value to your property and a much more cost-effective solution to moving if you need more space or want to make big changes to your home. Deciding to add an extension is a big decision in itself. Now you need to determine what the best option is for your home and your family. Let us help by taking a closer look at…

New year, new windows?

Out with the old, in with the new! When it comes to the start of a new year it is natural for us to turn our thinking towards all sorts of new things or anything related to repairing, replacing, and generally refreshing things in our life. It is a time for new year’s resolutions – have you made or even broken yours yet? – and for planning for the year ahead. And so it is with our homes. With the holidays behind us it is a time to check the household budget and figure out what needs to be done.

How fascias can change the look of your home

Fascias isn’t a word that comes up very often and quite a few people don’t know what they are. But they are a hugely important part of your home, helping to protect it from the elements. It’s a topic we have briefly touched on before – for a quick memory refresh or reminder of what they are, here’s that article again. Briefly, they are the boards that run along the length of your roof, connecting the roof to the walls. This seals your home from rain and wind that can otherwise cause extensive and expensive damage over time and keeps…

Christmas decorations for doors and windows

Excited about Christmas yet? Ready to get the tree decorated and the stockings up? Or are you the type to leave it all until the last minute? Whichever way you prefer, we are getting into the spirit of things a little early to give you a few ideas for door and window decorations so that you are ready to go whenever you want. Ranging from the budget to the luxurious, here we go…

Halloween decorations for doors and windows

It’s that time of year when things turn spooky. Creepy. Scary. Whether you have little ones or not, are expecting local kids to come trick or treating, or just want to join in the fun of turning your neighbourhood into a Halloween festival, we thought we would dedicate this month’s article to helping you do just that. Read on for some ideas on how to use decoration on your doors and windows to get into the Halloween spirit.

Considering a conservatory? Here’s what you need to know

Has the gorgeous summer weather we had this year got you thinking about installing a conservatory in your home? You couldn’t go wrong in considering such an addition. It does not only provide you with a beautifully light, open, and warm space all year round, but it can add quite a bit of value to your property as well. You need to get it right though in order to reap all the benefits that a conservatory can bring, so this month we delve into the things you need to know to help you make wise decisions and get it right…

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…

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