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Is Diamond Glass the Future? – Industry News

Is Diamond Glass the Future? – Industry News

Ok, so maybe our title is a little misleading, this newly designed glass isn’t made of Diamonds but according to its creators it is as hard as diamonds and can even scratch them rather than vice versa. This new glass is called AM-III and is being developed in China.  Although it is something that we are not likely to see in the domestic market for quite some time it is interesting to see where the industry is potentially heading and what the future might hold in terms of new products and ty...

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Home Improvement Projects – The Questions You Ask

Home Improvement Projects – The Questions You Ask

When looking to plan or start a home improvement project there are many questions that need answering in order for you to make an informed decision about what product is best for your home, budget and lifestyle. In today’s blog we are going to look at the most common questions asked when it comes to home improvement projects and their answers to help give you a head start when organising and planning your latest project. Of course, this blog will not answer all of the questions you have so fe...

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3 Reasons You Need a Bi-folding Door in Your Life

3 Reasons You Need a Bi-folding Door in Your Life

Bi-folding doors are one of the most popular doors on the market today and there are many reasons for this. In today’s blog, we are going to focus on the 3 main benefits a bi-folding door will bring to your home. Why should a Bi-folding Door be your next home improvement project? A Seamless Transition – Bi-folding Doors create a seamless transition between your home and your garden and allow natural light to flood into your property. They are a real asset during the summer months when tem...

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Garden Offices are in Demand

Garden Offices are in Demand

Since Covid-19 first hit and lockdowns became a part of everyday life people have been thinking of news ways to utilise the space within their homes. This has come in the form of extensions such as orangeries and conservatories whilst others have resorted to loft conversions. Another challenge the lockdowns have presented is everyone’s working life. Losing the ability to work in an office or on-site has been a huge challenge for businesses and us as individuals as we try to create a divide b...

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Lockdown Lifted

Lockdown Lifted

The day has come where the lockdown rules have been reduced and life as we know it can get back to some sort of normality, although it will never quite be the way it was before we at least now have a bit more freedom knowing that the vaccine rollout is having a positive effect all over the country. As of yesterday (July the 19th) rules have been changed and eased to allow more freedom around the country. Please see the changes below (source – bbc news) – Social distancing No limits on ho...

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How to Add Value to Your Property

How to Add Value to Your Property

When looking to improve your home you look at every benefit possible from increased security and energy efficiency to extra space and improved looks, but there is one benefit that every homeowner wants from their projects and that is added value to their property. There are short-term and long-term benefits but it is highly unlikely that you are going to stay in one home your entire life. Circumstances always change and therefore at some point you may be required to upsize or downsize and ther...

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Composite Doors – What’s the Big Deal?

Composite Doors – What’s the Big Deal?

Composite doors are quickly becoming a favourite for the nation when it comes to choosing a new door and there are many reasons for this. In today’s blog, we are going to look at the benefits of composite doors and why so many people are choosing to install them as their next home improvement project. What is a Composite Door? Composite doors are made up of a variety of materials rather than just one main material, including PVC, wood, insulating foam and GRP (glass reinforced plastic). The ...

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Billions Needed for Underperforming Homes

Billions Needed for Underperforming Homes

Since the failure of the Green Homes Grant, we have kept an eye on what the next scheme could be to replace this failed idea and how it could generate jobs whilst improving old and draughty homes. Well the Construction Leadership Council have been doing their research of late and have estimated that it will take 4 years and 5 billion pounds to renovate and upgrade the UK’s most inefficient and under effective homes. This could lead to the birth of a new scheme, hopefully one that is much mor...

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Lifting of Lockdown Delayed

Lifting of Lockdown Delayed

As most of you already know the lifting of the lockdown has been delayed until July the 19th. This is a bitter blow as we were expected to be fully released from lockdown today. This announcement doesn’t come as a major shock and was widely expected and as frustrating as it is we must abide by the rules to ensure that come July 19th the lockdown can be lifted. Below is a small snippet from the Prime Ministers Statement regarding the 4-week delay: “As things stand – and on the basis of th...

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Home Improvement Is In Demand

Home Improvement Is In Demand

Home Improvement Projects have always been popular, but not quite as popular as they seem to be at the moment. Since the lockdown has eased home improvement projects have gone through the roof and this is due to a number of reasons. The lockdown and a tough year has taught us many things and one of the most important things (besides our health and safety) we learnt was actually how liveable our homes are. Usually we spend most of days out and about, working, socialising and running errands. We...

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Does Your Business Need a New Look?

Does Your Business Need a New Look?

In today’s age of digital media and online shopping it is more vital than ever for high street stores to look appealing and welcoming in order to attract potential customers inside to increase sales. Ever since the emergence of online shopping, shops have slowly been on the decline and you simply cannot afford for your business to look worn out, old and unwelcoming as there is so much competition that will snap your customers away in a heartbeat. With this in mind perhaps it is time for a ne...

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Could an Orangery be the Perfect Home Extension?

Could an Orangery be the Perfect Home Extension?

If you are looking to extend/upgrade your home then an Orangery could be the answer you are looking for. Typically, homeowners always lent towards conservatories when extending their homes as they were great during the summer and created an eye-catching addition to any property as they are made almost entirely of glass. This is ideal for letting sunlight into your home and is perfect for relaxing with friends and family on a beautiful day. However, in recent years conservatories have started t...

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How to Clean Upvc Windows and Doors

How to Clean Upvc Windows and Doors

Upvc is the most popular material in the industry for windows, doors, conservatories etc. This is due to its cost-effective price, the fact it is basically maintenance free and when maintenance is required it is usually very simple. Its final popular benefit is that it has a very long lifespan. However, when cleaning Upvc there are some methods that work fantastically and other ways that can actually ruin the look of your window, so today we are going to look at both sides to ensure you do not...

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Deciding What Your Next Home Improvement Project Should Be

Deciding What Your Next Home Improvement Project Should Be

Choosing what area of your home to improve and what to spend your hard-earned money on is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. That is why we write blogs like this so you can make informed and smart decisions that will not only improve your life in the short-term but will also bring you great financial rewards in the future. When looking to improve your home you always have an idea of what you want to achieve and what benefits you want to receive from the money you spend. Main bene...

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What are Trickle Vents

What are Trickle Vents

Trickle Vents are a relatively new product in the market that are becoming increasingly popular as time goes by. So, what makes a trickle vent so desirable and what do they do? Today we going to take a closer look at them to help you see the benefits they could bring to your home. The Low Down Trickle vents are vents that sit at the top of a window or door which can be adjusted to allow more air to flow into your home. This is a great way to improve the overall ventilation of your property. Th...

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Does Your Home Need a New Garage Door?

Does Your Home Need a New Garage Door?

Garage Doors are a vital part of any home but it is often a product that gets neglected to the point where they are only replaced when they are damaged, broken or no longer functioning. This is not ideal for any homeowner as they can allow energy to escape your home which will result in higher energy bills and if damaged or broken can represent a huge security risk for anyone who maybe looking for easy access to your property. A new garage door has many benefits that will enhance and improve y...

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What is Vacuum Insulated Glazing?

What is Vacuum Insulated Glazing?

With the world shifting to a more environmentally sustainable way of living there are going to be major changes in the way every business operates in order to make the world a better place for future generations. With the recent net zero targets being announced we have already started to see changes and plans for future products within the building and fenestration industry. With this is mind we are going to take a look at Vacuum Insulated Glazing in this week’s blog. What is Vacuum Insulate...

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Triple Glazing, is it worth it?

Triple Glazing, is it worth it?

Single Glazing is not often found in many households nowadays with double glazing products becoming very much the standard installation in new homes thanks to their fantastic energy efficient properties and the effectiveness of its security features. This has been the norm for quite some time now but we could be about to see a shift to Triple Glazing. Triple Glazing has been around for a while now but it is starting to gather momentum as the world shifts its focus onto climate change and clean...

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