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Good News for Showrooms and The Country

Good News for Showrooms and The Country

As we are all aware of the recent announcement made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, fingers crossed it all goes well and to plan and we should be able to start getting back to some sort of normality by the time this summer arrives. Of course, this is subject to change and we don’t want to get our hopes up to high but at least we now have a date/ timeline to work with in terms of everyday life and of course for business. Furthermore in-line with this announcement we can now let you all know ...

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The Green Homes Grant Struggles Continue

The Green Homes Grant Struggles Continue

We have spoken previously about the Green Homes Grant. This great idea has fallen short in many areas from its rollout to the confusion of how to actually take advantage of it for homeowners and installers alike. Now it has come to light that only a mere 5% of the budget has been used so far. An article from the Guardian (click here to read) has exposed yet more short comings when it comes to the Green Homes Grant with questions now being asked to the Government about what is actually happenin...

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Garden Extensions are on a Rapid Rise

Garden Extensions are on a Rapid Rise

Since the lockdown was first introduced last year the rise of Garden extensions and free-standing structures has become extremely popular. We wrote an article recently about the importance of your garden during this time and now a BBC report has highlighted how a new trend is emerging in the home improvement market. The usual suspects for extensions are Orangeries and Conservatories however, a lone standing structure has come to the forefront in this time where making the most of the space ava...

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Could Social Distancing Be Here for the Long Haul?

Could Social Distancing Be Here for the Long Haul?

2021 hasn’t started in the best way with the lockdown being reintroduced and Covid-19 cases rising dramatically. The Lockdown however is starting to take a positive turn in regards to reducing cases and widespread vaccinations being rolled out, hopefully if this trend continues there will be light at the end of the tunnel and we can soon get back to some sort of normality. The question is how normal will it get back to and how long will it take. At the minute, it is anyone’s guess but there...

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Is Upgrading to Triple Glazing Worth It?

Is Upgrading to Triple Glazing Worth It?

Your glazing brings many benefits to your home with some you may not even notice or realise is due to your glazing. From security to energy efficiency your glazing can have a big effect on deterring unwelcome visitors and reducing your energy bills. Single pane windows are barely existent in this current time and we advise anyone who has single pane windows left in their home to upgrade their windows as soon as possible to ensure your home is as secure and energy efficient as it can be. The de...

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Home Improvement - Making Your Conservatory Warmer

Home Improvement - Making Your Conservatory Warmer

Conservatories have been around for a long time and they are still an extremely popular choice of product when people decide to improve their homes. Conservatories are made for the summer months as they allow natural light to flood into your home and create a seamless transition from your house to your garden. However, during the winter months they often get neglected as they can become cold and dark rooms that don’t entice people to enter them. We are going to help you change that so you ca...

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Financial Support Announced

Financial Support Announced

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced further financial support for businesses affected by the new restrictions as a result of the third lockdown. £4.6 billion has been announced in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “The new strain of the virus presents us all with a huge challenge - and whilst the vaccine is being rolled out, we have needed to tighten restrictions further. Throughout the pandemic we’ve taken swift action to protect li...

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New Lockdown Begins

New Lockdown Begins

As you are all aware a new lockdown has begun in England which will be in place until the 15th February at the earliest with a review to be undertaken on this date to see if it needs to be extended. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove spoke yesterday about the lockdown saying: “It is a very, very difficult time for the whole country, that's why it's so important we do everything we can in government to vaccinate people." Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to hold a press conference in Down...

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New Year, New Home?

New Year, New Home?

There is always great debate between homeowners on whether it is best to move into a larger home when looking for more space or to upgrade your current home with such things as orangeries, loft conversions and conservatories. In today’s blog, the last of the year, we are going to look at the benefits improving your home will bring to you and your family. Buying a new home is always exciting and something to look forward to but it can also be stressful, time consuming and expensive. Although ...

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How to Maintain Your Windows

How to Maintain Your Windows

Maintaining your windows is something that will rarely cross your mind and the thought of doing it is not very appealing. There are many other things you could be doing with your spare time but it is extremely important to maintain your windows in order to prolong their lifespan and avoid costly repairs in the future. Maintaining your windows has many benefits that will only bring positive affects to you in the future such as protecting the look of your home, ensuring security levels don’t d...

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Merry Christmas from Countrywide Windows

Merry Christmas from Countrywide Windows

This year has been a hard one for us all but hopefully this Christmas will give everyone something to cheer and be happy about. Currently we will be allowed to see our family and friends which will be a welcome boost to the whole country. At Countrywide Windows, we want to take this time to thank all of our past and present clients who have kept us going through this tough period. We hope everyone has an amazing Christmas and New year. Your health is your main priority and we encourage everyon...

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Home Improvement Projects – Your Questions Answered

Home Improvement Projects – Your Questions Answered

When looking to complete a home improvement project there are probably a hundred questions going through your mind. Today we are going to try and answer a few of these questions for you so you can expand your knowledge and make a more informed decision about the type of project you want to complete. 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 run business so we ensure that ...

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Green Homes Grant Extension Announced

Green Homes Grant Extension Announced

As expected a further announcement regarding the future of the Green Homes Grant has been announced after a somewhat confusing start to the new fund for greener homes in the UK.  See the official statement below – “Homeowners across England will have until the end of March 2022 to have energy efficiency upgrades to their homes completed through the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, helping up to 600,000 households save up to £600 on their energy bills. The scheme funds up to 2 thirds of ...

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What Will Happen In 2021?

What Will Happen In 2021?

2020 has been a crazy year for everyone around the world. The pandemic threw the whole year into chaos and unfortunately until a vaccine is found it shows no signs of slowing down. We have all had to adapt and change our lives to try and safeguard ourselves and our loved ones and therefore we wanted to take a look into the future and hopefully to a time where we are no longer effected by the covid-19 pandemic. 2020 has possibly been the slowest year of our lives with the first lockdown, the ti...

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Why is Having a Nice Garden So Important Today?

Why is Having a Nice Garden So Important Today?

This year has been a scary, challenging and tough period for people all over the world. The Pandemic, multiple lockdowns, social distancing, working from home and wearing masks have been just a few of issues and changes we have had to make in the last year alone. It’s a different world to the one we are used to and it will take some time to adapt until a vaccine is found. With all these bad things happening we wanted to take a look at some of the positive things to come out of this year and ...

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Good News for Showrooms and The Country

Good News for Showrooms and The Country

As we are all aware of the recent announcement made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, fingers crossed it all goes well and to plan and we should be able to start getting back to some sort of normality by the time this summer arrives. Of course, this is subject to change and we don’t want to get our hopes up to high but at least we now have a date/ timeline to work with in terms of everyday life and of course for business. Furthermore in-line with this announcement we can now let you all know ...

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The Green Homes Grant Struggles Continue

The Green Homes Grant Struggles Continue

We have spoken previously about the Green Homes Grant. This great idea has fallen short in many areas from its rollout to the confusion of how to actually take advantage of it for homeowners and installers alike. Now it has come to light that only a mere 5% of the budget has been used so far. An article from the Guardian (click here to read) has exposed yet more short comings when it comes to the Green Homes Grant with questions now being asked to the Government about what is actually happenin...

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Garden Extensions are on a Rapid Rise

Garden Extensions are on a Rapid Rise

Since the lockdown was first introduced last year the rise of Garden extensions and free-standing structures has become extremely popular. We wrote an article recently about the importance of your garden during this time and now a BBC report has highlighted how a new trend is emerging in the home improvement market. The usual suspects for extensions are Orangeries and Conservatories however, a lone standing structure has come to the forefront in this time where making the most of the space ava...

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