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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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3 Ways to Brighten up the Front of Your Home

3 Ways to Brighten up the Front of Your Home

The entrance to your home is the first thing anyone see’s when walking past or entering your home. With this in mind, this week we are going to take a look at 3 ways you can brighten up the front of your home and create a look that makes everyone who lays eyes on it envious.  Colour First up is colour. Adding a splash of colour to the front of your house whether that be with a new door, new windows or a paint job can change the whole look of your home. Using bright attractive colours can ca...

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What does the Lockdown Mean for Tradespeople?

What does the Lockdown Mean for Tradespeople?

Although we all knew it was coming, the dreaded news has arrived that the lockdown will be brought back from Thursday for a month. This is obviously not ideal but it is something that we must endure together to ensure we knock this virus for 6 and can hopefully spend a nice Christmas with our family and friends. For people up and down the country it will cause hard times but if we stick together we will be able to beat this virus and get back to some sort of normality. Many people have been as...

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Welsh Government Update Fire Lockdown Rules

Welsh Government Update Fire Lockdown Rules

In the past week the welsh government announced a fire lockdown to try and combat the growing infection rate of Covid-19 in the country. Something like this could happen in England if the numbers continue to rise. In the first announcement, it was said that working in people’s homes for installers and construction professionals was not allowed which left many people worrying how they would cope not being able to trade. However, they swiftly issued new information which has soothed people’s...

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The Three Tiers – Covid-19 Update

The Three Tiers – Covid-19 Update

In the past week there has been some big changes to rules around the country when it comes to the Corona Virus pandemic. Unfortunately, the virus has returned for a second wave and the rise in cases in the last few weeks has been sharp and severe which is something we all feared could happen. In response to this the government has released a 3-tier system to try and nullify the virus without having a complete lockdown again. Although if the numbers continue to rise as they are doing so then a l...

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What’s Happening with the Green Homes Grant?

What’s Happening with the Green Homes Grant?

The Green Homes Grant was launched not too long ago and with not much information about the qualified installers or how you actually apply for the grant itself the scheme is already struggling and could be destined for failure if it carries on the way it’s going. The Guardian Newspaper recently published this: “Large areas of the country appear to have no contractors willing or able to do the work – leading the founder of the Moneysavingexpert website, Martin Lewis, to warn that the sche...

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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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