Original sash windows always have the power to impress potential homebuyers or guests when they arrive at a property. This is because they have an authentic period charm that is highly sought-after these days, while simultaneously offering a beautiful solution for letting in plenty of natural light. The only downside is that they often go hand in hand with draughts and cold spots, if slight modern adjustments are not made (fitting secondary glazing, updating the window seals, etc.). If you are thinking of purchasing a property that has original sash windows, or you want to fit new sash windows into your home, here’s everything you need to know. Read More
There are many different types of windows you can implement to achieve a period finish in your home. If your property is built in a Georgian style, or you want to add a touch of historical charm to your contemporary house, then Georgian bar windows are ideal. Simply put, Georgian bar windows are fitted with glazing bars that give the impression of the glass being separated into small panes. The design is reminiscent of the Georgian period, when glass was lower quality and was not strong enough to be fashioned into one large pane, so multiple small panes were connected together using glazing bars. If you are thinking of investing in Georgian bar windows for your home, here is everything you need to know. Read More
Sometimes it feels like we spend half of the year just waiting for summer to come around. We love the late nights spent in beer gardens, the daytrips to the beach and the smoky smell of barbecues that wafts through the air at the weekend.
We also feel like summer is the ideal time to get things done – we don’t know about you, but the sunshine just motivates us to do all of those things we’ve been putting off and it can often be the most productive of the seasons. With that renewed sense of energy in mind, here’s why we think that summer is the perfect time to get new windows. Read More
Conservatories increase the value of your property, create additional living and entertaining space, offer expansive views of your garden and are the perfect place to sneak a snooze after a hearty Sunday lunch – the benefits to a conservatory are seemingly endless.
However, we also appreciate that choosing to add a conservatory to your home is a big decision. Once you’ve committed to it, you need to start thinking about how you’re going to decorate and furnish the space in order to maximise its potential. To help you out, here are some of our top design ideas for creating a bright and airy conservatory. Read More
Enhancing your home with a custom-built porch is a simple and cost-effective way to make your property more spacious, secure, energy-efficient and soundproof, as well as hugely increasing its curb appeal. You can add value to your home with a stylish porch that is tailor-made to your requirements – ensuring, of course, that it complements your existing windows and doors. Whether you are considering a porch for the front, side or rear of your property, you can rest assured that there are many benefits. Read More
When it comes to windows, all materials have their merits. Timber window frames are durable and low maintenance as well as aesthetically pleasing, plastic is affordable, and aluminium is a strong material, offering robust protection to window frames no matter the weather – it’s also a hard worker, insulating your home and reducing those pesky energy bills.
With benefits to every option out there, it can be hard to know which the right choice is for you. That’s where we think the big draw of composite windows lies – it’s the best of both worlds and won’t leave you having to compromise on looks or quality. Let us explain… Read More
Bifold doors offer the perfect blend of good looks and practicality, so it’s easy to see why they have become immensely popular in recent years, particularly in residential properties. Whether you’re planning a new extension or looking for a quick and easy way to overhaul a room, bifold doors offer a number of benefits.
Here are our top three reasons why you should consider bifold doors for your home. Read More
When building a new extension, there are many factors to consider, from choosing the right contractor to dealing with planning permission and building regulations. Thinking about windows may not be very high on your agenda, or may not even feature on your to-do list at all. But it’s something that needs careful consideration, because the windows you choose for your extension can make all the difference when it comes to blending your extension properly with the rest of the house. Read More
Gentrification is taking place all across London, Surrey, Essex and Kent, and turning run-down areas into vibrant, attractive and smart residential spots. Just look at Hackney: the once bleak working-class North East London borough has seen a dizzying transformation in the past few years, with independent coffee shops, cocktail bars and gastropubs popping up in every nook and cranny, frequented by young, trendy professionals with plenty of cash to spare. Indeed, according to research by Cambridge University, Hackney is one of the top five most up-and-coming boroughs in London, along with Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Lambeth, and Hammersmith and Fulham, due to economic improvements within the neighbourhoods. Read More
We think of the home as a quiet, cosy sanctuary that allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world. For many homeowners, though, all sorts of noises find their way into the house. You might live in the flight path of an airport, have a railway line that runs along the bottom of your garden, or have a house that sits behind a big factory. You may just live on a busy road, or in the centre of town where people are always coming and going. Whatever the cause of the disruption, you’ve probably been thinking about different ways to soundproof your home. So, that leads to the question: how soundproof is double glazing? Read More