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How To Update Your Home In Time For Christmas

6th October 2017

Here’s a scary thought – there are just 80 days left until Christmas! If you have several family members to buy for then you best start your shopping now. And if you’re planning on inviting some of these people round to your home for the annual turkey dinner you need to prepare your home for...

The truth about temporary relaxation of the planning laws

1st October 2017

According to the PlanningPortal.co.uk website an extension or addition to your house in England is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission. Subject to the following limits and conditions (for a full list of all the rules, visit the planning portal): No more than half the area of land around...

New Look Showroom Launch in Welwyn Garden City!

22nd September 2017

It is finally here… our newly renovated Hazlemere showroom at Mundells Industrial Centre, Welwyn Garden City will be opening its doors to the public across the weekend of 30th September, from 10am – 4pm.     The newly expanded and renovated showroom sees vast improvements to the existing product area, including an expansion on the...

What Exactly Are A+ Plus Windows?

22nd September 2017

When buying new white goods (washing machines, fridges) you will notice that they carry an EU Energy Label that quickly tells you how energy efficient a particular appliance is. Windows have a similar rainbow labelling system – Window Energy Rating (WER). Until recently, A+ windows were the most energy efficient windows you could buy. But...

Can I Replace My Conservatory Roof With A Solid Roof Without Planning Permission?

18th September 2017

Winter is coming which should set alarm bells ringing for conservatory owners wanting to utilise their extension during our frostiest season but who are aware that their extension fails to produce sufficient thermal efficiency in cold conditions. When faced with such a situation you should replace the existing conservatory roof system for a solid roof....

Save Yourself The Hassle, Invest In A Composite Door Not Timber

14th September 2017

Are you considering purchasing a Timber front door? Find out why it may save you a lot of time and hassle by purchasing a Composite door instead. Did you know timber doors require maintenance. This includes taking the door off its hinges and stripping the paint off. Even if you don’t want to remove all...

5 Benefits Of Replacing Your Conservatory Roof With A Solid Roof

5th September 2017

Depending on the orientation of your conservatory, you can find that at times of the year your conservatory can be too hot or too cold to use for a long period of time. Many people plan to use their conservatory as an extension to their home rather than as a traditional conservatory. The temperature issue...

Add Style To The Back Of Your Home – Fit A Stable Door

30th August 2017

Just like you should replace an old front door that no longer provides stylishness, security and thermal efficiency, the same step should be taken when your existing rear door ceases providing these essential qualities. You’re completely spoilt for choice when it comes to replacement rear doors, however, if you’re looking for something that offers a...

Let Your Rooms Breathe With Tilt & Turn Windows

8th August 2017

The stuffiness that you feel inside your home or work office during the summer months is caused by excess heat and a lack of ventilation. The most obvious solution is to open some or all of the windows in your house. For the utmost in window ventilation look no further than a set of tilt and...

3 Benefits Of A Roof Lantern

3rd August 2017

We call them roof lanterns but you may also know them as skylights or rooflights. They’re all practically the same as they’re ceiling windows and their chief purpose is to supply the room below with an injection of natural sunlight. Available in various shapes and sizes, our bespoke aluminium and UPVC double glazed roof lanterns can...

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