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United Front – Businesses Sign Open Letter to Fenestration Industry

United Front – Businesses Sign Open Letter to Fenestration Industry

In an unexpected move a number of businesses from within the industry have sent an open letter to address the supply chain problems that have been causing issues within the sector for some time now. This show of support should help relieve some of the worry that has been brewing as supply times increased. Check out the letter below: “CONTINUED SUPPLY CHALLENGES  Overwhelming demand for construction products since the easing of lockdown restrictions has left many resources in short supply, wi...

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Prevent Window Mould This Winter

Prevent Window Mould This Winter

With winter approaching fast it is time to make sure your home is sealed, dry and secure during the season known for having the wettest and coldest weather of the year. One major problem that every household faces during the winter months is mould that forms around your window seals. Mould often forms in areas with high humidity and little air flow which tends to happen very often around closed windows. It is vital that your household is kept dry during the winter months to prevent mould but th...

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The Furlough Scheme Has Ended

The Furlough Scheme Has Ended

As of September the 30th the furlough scheme is no more, the scheme has helped millions of people during the pandemic who could no longer work due to the effects of Covid-19. This has been a saviour for many people and businesses up and down the country and has cost the government billions of pounds in order to keep the country running during one of the most testing times in recent memory. Now we have reached the light at the end of the tunnel and life is going back to some sort of normality w...

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3 Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

3 Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

A lot of focus is shifting towards sustainability as we aim to ensure the future of our planet is a bright one. Whilst electric cars and sustainable energy sources are being created as we speak, there are a number of things you can do to make your home more sustainable now and in the future. In this blog, we are going to look at the ways you can reduce the energy consumption within your property by making improvements to your home. Solar Panels One of the best ways to start becoming more susta...

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Are Composite Doors about to go to the Next Level?

Are Composite Doors about to go to the Next Level?

Composite doors have been the biggest step up for entrance doors in recent times and it has led many people inside the industry to wonder what is next for this segment of the market. Well in this blog we could have the answer to this question as we explore the next level of composite doors and whether or not these new products could be a game changer for the industry. What is a Composite Door? For those who don’t know, Composite doors are made up of a variety of materials rather than just on...

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How Can I Keep My Conservatory Warm in Winter?

How Can I Keep My Conservatory Warm in Winter?

With winter approaching quickly it is time to prepare for the cold, wet weather that is about to come our way. One thing that homeowners have really struggled with during winter is how to make the most of their conservatories. These extensions are fantastic during the summer when the weather is bright and warm but they often get neglected during the winter as they become cold, dark spaces that aren’t very appealing to relax in. In this blog, we are going to look at how you can improve the ene...

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What Products are in Demand?

What Products are in Demand?

Here at Countrywide Windows we like to keep our finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest demands and trends within the industry to ensure we are always providing our clients with the latest and best products there is to offer. With this in mind this week we are going to look at the most in demand products on the market today and what makes them so desirable. First up is…. Vinyl Windows In 2020 vinyl windows were a big hit and this trend has continued in 2021. There cost-effective pric...

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Integral Blinds – What’s the Big Deal?

Integral Blinds – What’s the Big Deal?

Integral Blinds otherwise known as integrated blinds have been slowly building their reputation in the industry over the last few years and now they seem to be getting the recognition they deserve. If you don’t know what integral blinds are we will explain all below along with the benefits that they will provide for your home. What are Integral Blinds? Integral Blinds are actually fitted within the glass panes so they never get in the way or need to be cleaned which is one of the products be...

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Conservatory Roofs are Evolving

Conservatory Roofs are Evolving

In the conservatory market and now of course the orangery market the roofs on these products have always been very similar and predictable. They were either 90% glass or solid. However, as tech evolves and the market changes one of the most fascinating evolutions in the last ten years has been how orangery and conservatory roofs have started to change. The introduction of Roof lanterns gave consumers the chance to have a solid roof but with an eye-catching centre piece that lets light flow int...

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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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Breakthrough in the First Zero-Carbon Production of Flat Glass in The World

Breakthrough in the First Zero-Carbon Production of Flat Glass in The World

Climate change is at the forefront of the world right now and achieving a net zero carbon footprint is being worked on by countries and businesses all around the world. We need to start producing products in a more environmentally friendly way to ensure that the world stabilises for future generations. With this topic in mind there has been an amazing breakthrough by Saint-Gobain who have achieved the First Zero-Carbon Production of Flat Glass in The World which is extremely exciting for the f...

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Composite Doors Are In Right Now

Composite Doors Are In Right Now

Composite Doors have been a popular choice for homeowners for quite some time now however, some were put off by the higher price tag when compared to PVCU or timber doors and therefore they were always playing catch up. Nowadays the price difference isn’t that much and that coupled with the major benefits they bring has seen composite doors pretty much take over the entrance door market and change the game. What is a Composite Door? Composite doors are made up of a variety of materials rathe...

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3 Ways to Improve Your Home for the Summer

3 Ways to Improve Your Home for the Summer

The summer months are fast approaching and with this year set to be one of hottest yet everyone is starting to get excited. There will be plenty of plans for BBQs, garden parties, beer gardens, get togethers etc. in what is always a special time of the year. During this period your home is vital, especially if you are hosting and therefore in this week’s blog we are going to look at 3 ways you can improve your home for the summer. When looking to make the most to the summer months you look a...

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