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Help-To-Build Self-Build Mortgages Announced by the Government

Help-To-Build Self-Build Mortgages Announced by the Government

A new “help-to-build” Mortgage Scheme has been announced by the Government in the last week which is designed to help encourage people to build their own homes rather than buy existing ones. Included in this scheme is funding of £150 million to help kick-start the process. Take a look at a chunk of the press release issued by the government below: “New plans supported by over £150 million in new government funding will make it easier and more affordable for people to build their own ho...

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Is It Time You Extended Your Home?

Is It Time You Extended Your Home?

Extending your home has become all the rage nowadays. Extensions are an easier, cheaper and often faster option to get built when compared to moving home and upsizing your property. There are two main popular forms of extensions in the current market that every homeowner would love to have. These two are Orangeries and Conservatories. They are very similar but very different at the same time which gives them both unique benefits that can be tailored to any home. Below we are going to take look ...

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Great Ideas for Home Improvement Projects in Spring

Great Ideas for Home Improvement Projects in Spring

Spring is finally here, longer days, more hours of sunlight in the day and the weather is starting to take a turn for the better as summer edges closer. With this in mind everyone is starting to make plans for the summer months ahead with the likelihood that we can actually spend the summer with friends and families this year. It is an exciting period for everyone involved and therefore many people up and down the country are starting to plan and book in their home improvement projects for this...

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Showrooms Re-open

Showrooms Re-open

After months and months of waiting the time has come that showrooms and shops all over the country are finally allowed to re-open. It’s been a tough start to the year and hopefully this is the positive news that will allow us to get back to some sort of normality throughout the rest of the year. As always, we will need to be strict and follow the processes, guidelines and laws set out by the government to ensure that everyone is safe and the threat of infection is minimalized. The safety of ...

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Is Your Front Door Letting Cold Air into Your Home?

Is Your Front Door Letting Cold Air into Your Home?

Front doors bring so many benefits to your home, some more obvious than others but when they become old, damaged and outdated they can have a negative impact on your home and your wallet. Front doors create a stunning entrance to your home, increase security and make your home more energy efficient which will save you money in the future. However, doors can become dysfunctional for a number of reasons. Weathering can cause a door to crack and stiffen which will make opening the door harder and...

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Green Homes Grant Gets Cut

Green Homes Grant Gets Cut

We have spoken a lot in recent times about the Green Homes Grant and how this great idea has failed to live up to expectations leading to widespread confusion amongst businesses and clients alike. One of the main talking points was how clients and businesses could actually take advantage of the scheme with many businesses failing to receive the grant on time leaving them short of cash and deterring other companies from utilising it. There was also confusion from client’s perspectives as to h...

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Home Cleaning Hacks for Windows and Doors

Home Cleaning Hacks for Windows and Doors

When it comes to maintaining your windows, doors, conservatories, orangeries and other household items, there are a number of life hacks you can use to make sure you get the best results without breaking the bank. Take a look below at some helpful tips to keep your home looking brand-new. Vinegar Some of you may already know this but vinegar is actually a great cleaning product when mixed with hot water. It is fantastic for removing stains and shining up doors. It is the ideal cleaning agent f...

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A Word From Our Clients

A Word From Our Clients

We often write blogs about the products we sell and install as well as the latest trends that are happening within the industry. This week’s blog however, will be slightly different as we give our clients a chance to back up the things we write about such as great products and a quality service at a cost-effective price. It is all well and good us saying it but we know that you need proof in the pudding when choosing which installer will be used to improve your home. Take a look below at som...

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Have You Considered a Skylight?

Have You Considered a Skylight?

Skylights or Roof Lanterns are a fantastic product that can breathe life into any room. They will allow natural light to flood into your home and lift your mood whilst creating a stunning centrepiece that the whole family can enjoy. Typically, people used to stay away from this product as it was often assumed that they are expensive and awkward to install but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They are one of the best home improvement projects to complete if you’re not looking to spe...

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Why a Bi-folding Door Should be your Next Home Improvement Purchase

Why a Bi-folding Door Should be your Next Home Improvement Purchase

Bi-folding doors have been extremely popular in the home improvement industry ever since they were released a number of years ago. They have so many benefits and very little negatives making them a no-brainer when it comes to choosing them to improve your home. In this week’s blog, we are going to take a look at what makes them so popular and why so many homeowners are choosing them as the latest addition to their homes. What Benefits Does a Bi-folding Door Bring to my Home? Great looks 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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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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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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