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Masks to be Worn in Showrooms

Masks to be Worn in Showrooms

In-line with the Government’s announcement on July 24th that masks are now mandatory when entering shops – We are now encouraging everyone who visits our showroom or other showrooms around the Country to wear face masks in order to not only protect our team but also to safeguard themselves from this horrible virus. Many businesses within the Industry have already implemented this with others starting to enforce it in the coming weeks to ensure the safety of everybody. Along with safety con...

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Update on Green Homes Grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Update on Green Homes Grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy otherwise known as BEIS has responded to an urgent appeal from a member of the fenestration community to help clarify the Grant and to provide further information. The response can be seen below – As you can see from the correspondence above they are focusing a lot on fraud protection to ensure this new grant isn’t abused by people who don’t need it. It also looks like you the users of the grant and suppliers who carry out the w...

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Extensions to be Fast-Tracked in line with New Planning Laws

Extensions to be Fast-Tracked in line with New Planning Laws

According to Robert Jenrick Extensions will be Fast-Tracked in line with New Planning Laws in order to boost spending on homes and to help businesses recover from the effects caused by Covid-19. Robert Jenrick tweeted this on July 21st – “We are giving families the freedom to build up on their home or build new flats above, providing additional space for children or elderly relatives as their household grows.” The new law will come into place in September and will help accelerate the pro...

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Nimbus Buy CustoMade

Nimbus Buy CustoMade

In a recent Statement, Nimbus have confirmed that they have acquired CustoMade. The decision was made after the effects of Covid-19 had led to CustoMade being placed into Administration. The takeover will save 870 jobs and give a strong boost to the industry as we recover from this terrible pandemic. You can read the Press Release from CustoMade below: European Private Equity fund Nimbus, together with its financing source MidCap Financial, have agreed to buy the majority of the Customade Grou...

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The Green Homes Grant – What Is It?

The Green Homes Grant – What Is It?

The UK Government on the 8th of July announced the new Green Homes Grant that will be available from September for UK homeowners. So, if you haven’t heard about this yet I bet you are wondering what it is and how can it benefit you? Well in this week’s blog we are going to take a look at the new Green Homes Grant and tell you exactly why this is great news for homeowners and Landlords around the Country. Essentially vouchers of up to £10,000 will be available depending on your income whic...

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Let the Light In

Let the Light In

Natural light has many benefits to a home and this week we are going to take a look at why you should let as much natural light into your home as possible, especially during the summer. One of the main benefits when it comes to natural light is the saving on energy bills. The more light you let into your home the less energy you will need to use. You won’t have to waste power on lighting your home when the sun is already doing it for you and therefore the more windows/skylights that you have...

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Why is Improving Your Home Better than Moving?

Why is Improving Your Home Better than Moving?

There has always been a big debate between homeowners on whether they should upgrade to a bigger property and move altogether or would it be easier to expand and improve the home you currently live in. There are various factors that can influence your decision. For example, if you literally have no room to expand and your family is getting bigger then you have no option, you must move to a larger property. However, many homes have more space than you think such as in the attic and in the garde...

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How Long Does It Take to Install Windows?

How Long Does It Take to Install Windows?

The time for a window installation can vary greatly depending on the size of the windows, the style and design and the access to the window frame itself. The time will also vary depending on how many windows you are installing; the average window takes around 30 minutes to install. This is assuming there are no unexpected surprises, most jobs will take under a day to complete. The only jobs that tend to take longer than a day are big commercial jobs and large homes with a high number of install...

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Business is Back

Business is Back

With things slowly getting back to a semi-normal state, we have begun to pick up and get back into the thick of it. During this initial period where things start to ease up we will be strictly following the social distancing rules to ensure the safety of you our clients and our staff members. Everyone’s health and safety is our main priority and if we or you don’t feel completely comfortable we won’t enter your property. We want you and our staff to have confidence and abide by the rules t...

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The Big Question – Why Do Front Doors Open Inwards

The Big Question – Why Do Front Doors Open Inwards

At Countrywide Windows, we know you’ve all wondered at some point in your life “why do front doors open inwards”. Well it’s your lucky day as we are going to answer that question in this blog. When you go to the supermarket, shops, pub etc, they have all kinds of doors, pulls, pushes, revolving and sliding so why does almost every home have inward swinging front doors? There are three main reasons for this and they are – Security Traditional doors often have hinges on the swinging si...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Home Improvement Projects

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Improvement Projects

This week we are going to take a look at Frequently asked questions that people come to us with when looking to start a home improvement project. We hope this will help you choose what is best for you, your property and your budget. As always if you have any further questions feel free to contact a member of our professional team. How much will it cost? Each projects cost will vary depending on the products used and estimated time to complete the project. Here at Countrywide we are a locally r...

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Installers Able To Work Inside Homes If Safe

Installers Able To Work Inside Homes If Safe

According to Certass, installers will be able to work within homes in order to carry out their jobs in a safe environment for themselves and the client. The statement below is what they believe the new stance means for installers who need to enter a home to carry out their work. “Working in People’s Homes Following calls with the government this morning there is a new position enabling glazing installers to work in the home, but comes with some information that needs to be understood: If ...

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Renovating Project 66

Renovating Project 66

Countrywide Windows alongside sister company Countrywide Construction is in the middle of renovating a bungalow into a dream family home. The project will combine the two company’s strengths to create a breath-taking family property. To keep up with the progress of the renovation you can follow renovating_project_66 on Instagram using that username or by clicking here. This will give you a great insight into how a project starts and finishes with all the stages in-between and could help give ...

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Coronavirus Update – What Does It Mean?

Coronavirus Update – What Does It Mean?

The PM released a statement to announce the strategy to ease lockdown laws and to begin the process of bringing life back to some sort of normality. So, what does this statement mean and how much is life really going to change in the short term? In the short term, not much is expected to change, you are encouraged to go back to work only if it safe to do so and if this is not guaranteed or it is easier to work from home then you are advised to do that instead. Schools and Universities are not ...

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Ultraframe Release Re-Opening Statement – Good News for the Industry?

Ultraframe Release Re-Opening Statement – Good News for the Industry?

After months of uncertainty and horror that the coronavirus has brought to the country we are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel with countries like Australia starting to reduce lockdown laws. Now we have had the clearest indicator from our own industry that things are starting to look brighter as Ultraframe have released a re-opening statement for its factory meaning that things can at least start getting back to how they used to be. The statement can be seen below: "Following the...

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Masks to be Worn in Showrooms

Masks to be Worn in Showrooms

In-line with the Government’s announcement on July 24th that masks are now mandatory when entering shops – We are now encouraging everyone who visits our showroom or other showrooms around the Country to wear face masks in order to not only protect our team but also to safeguard themselves from this horrible virus. Many businesses within the Industry have already implemented this with others starting to enforce it in the coming weeks to ensure the safety of everybody. Along with safety con...

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Update on Green Homes Grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Update on Green Homes Grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy otherwise known as BEIS has responded to an urgent appeal from a member of the fenestration community to help clarify the Grant and to provide further information. The response can be seen below – As you can see from the correspondence above they are focusing a lot on fraud protection to ensure this new grant isn’t abused by people who don’t need it. It also looks like you the users of the grant and suppliers who carry out the w...

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Extensions to be Fast-Tracked in line with New Planning Laws

Extensions to be Fast-Tracked in line with New Planning Laws

According to Robert Jenrick Extensions will be Fast-Tracked in line with New Planning Laws in order to boost spending on homes and to help businesses recover from the effects caused by Covid-19. Robert Jenrick tweeted this on July 21st – “We are giving families the freedom to build up on their home or build new flats above, providing additional space for children or elderly relatives as their household grows.” The new law will come into place in September and will help accelerate the pro...

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