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Monthly Archive September 2018

Top five uses for your conservatory

For those looking to increase the available space within their home without splashing out on a full extension, a conservatory is the perfect solution for you. Conservatories are the ideal way to maximise your living space, however they also offer a variety of other potential uses.

Whether you need extra work space, a dining room or even a home gym, conservatories offer a versatility like no other, providing you with the ultimate solution to creating extra space within your home with the added benefit of introducing light and a clear view of your garden area.

The following five potential uses for your new conservatory are bound to leave you inspired – for further information about our conservatory designs, or perhaps you’re considering an alternative use for your conservatory – contact our home improvements specialists today on 01202 536 422.

1) Plant growing
If you’re a keen plant keeper then why not make the most of the light provided by your conservatory and turn it into a plant-filled haven? Not only will plants add a touch of colour to your home, they will improve the overall air quality too.

2) Office
Whether you work from home, are studying or simply like a quiet place to catch up on your emails, conservatories are a great environment to be used as a working space. This light area of your home is bound to help maintain concentration levels, with distractions from the centre of your home kept to a minimum.

3) Games room
Who doesn’t want a room in their home that is dedicated to having fun with your family and friends?! Whether you opt for a full pool table and arcade game set up, or organise an area with board games and decks of cards, your conservatory is a great place to get the entire family together for fun and games.

4) Home gym
Save yourself money on monthly gym memberships and set up your very own gym in your conservatory! Working out at home is a great way get yourself motivated, and the bright airy space of your conservatory provides the ideal environment to get your muscles pumping without leaving the house!

5) Reading room
A conservatory is the ideal place to curl up with a book. Whether it’s the peak of summer or a late winter’s night, your reading space will be optimised by the backdrop of the outside world thanks to the glass structure of your conservatory.


Are you looking to cut your energy bills by improving your home with new double glazing or composite door front door? Are you thinking of staying put and improving your home with a new conservatory or orangery? We are your number one choice for home improvements in Dorset. We are leading suppliers and installers of home improvements in Dorset and Hampshire. Get in touch with your enquiries today on 01202 536422.

How to clean your double glazed windows

In order to improve efficiency and regulate temperatures within your home, double glazed windows are a must. To ensure you continue reaping the benefits of double glazed windows via decreased energy bills, regular window maintenance will be necessary. General upkeep and gentle window cleaning will not only help to reverse the appearance of general wear and tear and the effects of the outside elements, it will also keep your windows looking as good as new for as long as possible.

The following tips will help keep your double glazing looking as good as new and performing as efficiently as it should. For further information about our double glazing services, contact our home improvement specialists on 01202 536 422.

In order to clean your double glazing effectively, you will need:


1) A soft fibred cloth

2) White vinegar to keep glass streaks to a minimum

3) A gentle glass cleaner or warm soapy water

Cleaning your double glazing

The very first step you need to take is removing any items of debris, such as leaves, and wipe the surface with a damp, soft cloth or sponge. Add white vinegar to the warm water and gently wipe on the glass to create a streak free, shining finish.

Using a soft cloth is of great importance to the condition of your windows, a material with abrasive fibres could potentially cause scratches on the surface of your windows – these are not only unsightly, but could cause larger issues further down the line.

To clean your window frames, use a vacuum cleaner with a gentle brush attachment to collect any dust or dirt that may have collected in the corners and edges. Wipe the area with a gentle cleanser or hot water. For wooden window frames, use a gentle polish to buff the surfaces to a pristine shine.


Are you looking to cut your energy bills by improving your home with new double glazing or composite door front door? Are you thinking of staying put and improving your home with a new conservatory or orangery? We are your number one choice for home improvements in Dorset. We are leading suppliers and installers of home improvements in Dorset and Hampshire. Get in touch with your enquiries today on 01202 536422.

Keep your conservatory warm this winter

The extra space a new conservatory provides is always a fantastic addition to any home, but some people find that keeping the space warm throughout the year can be a challenge.

Conservatories are perfect for most homes – they are brilliant place to relax all year round, they usually don’t require planning permission and they can generally be built in a shorter amount of time than other brick extensions. The extra space they bring is also at a much lower cost per square meter than a regular extension.

The speed at which they can be constructed has an unfortunate effect on the energy efficiency of conservatories however. Any extension made of glass and plastic is likely to lose heat quicker than one made from brick and a fully insulated tiled roof.

The best way to ensure your conservatory retains its warmth in the colder months is to install blinds. Although double-glazing usually has an excellent energy efficiency rating, adding an additonal layer of protection can help to keep the cold out and the heat in.

Another solution is the installation of a thermal curtain for the entrance of your conservatory. These are specifically designed to keep the warmth inside your conservatory and bring down your heating costs in the long term.

Aled Stephens, expert at the Energy Saving Trust, said ‘Double-glazing, blinds and shutters can all help to significantly reduce the amount of heat wasted, but it is very difficult to bring a conservatory up to the thermal standard of a standard insulated room.’

‘You can make the most of any heat by installing a sealed sliding door, and sealed blinds or heavy, lined curtains to ensure the conservatory retains any heat more effectively.’


Are you looking to cut your energy bills by improving your home with new double glazing or composite door front door? Are you thinking of staying put and improving your home with a new conservatory or orangery? We are your number one choice for home improvements in Dorset. We are leading suppliers and installers of home improvements in Dorset and Hampshire. Get in touch with your enquiries today on 01202 536422.

Why choose a Which? Trusted Trader for your home improvements?

Our team of property improvement specialists are proud to be Which? Trusted Traders – but what does this actually mean?

You’ll hear home improvement teams around the country claim to provide services of the highest quality and standards, but how can you as the customer prove this to be true? Well, that’s where the Which? Trusted Trader’s mark comes in. To make things a little simpler for you, we’ve put together a list of the qualities you are guaranteed when you choose a Which? Trusted Trader to complete your home improvement project.

In order to be endorsed as a Which? Trusted Trader, companies (including our very own home improvement team!) are assessed based on the following elements of their business:

Customer satisfaction
The Which? Trusted Traders endorsement team check a selection of previous customer’s feedback at random to ensure that the works completed are of a high standard – why not take a look at our reviews and see.

Credit report
During the assessment, a credit report is obtained by the assessors in order to check the financial health of the company.

Interview
A Which? Trading standards professional personally carries out an interview to gain a full understanding of how the business is run and what procedures are in place.

Business procedures
In order to ensure that the consumer is kept in mind throughout every element of the business, all business procedures are assessed by the Which? team.

Once the thorough examination and assessment is complete and provide the very highest standard of results, all terms and conditions are agreed to and fees are paid, a Which? Trusted Traders endorsement is provided.

Take a look at our Which? Trusted Trader profile here!


Are you looking to cut your energy bills by improving your home with new double glazing or composite door front door? Are you thinking of staying put and improving your home with a new conservatory or orangery? We are your number one choice for home improvements in Dorset. We are leading suppliers and installers of home improvements in Dorset and Hampshire. Get in touch with your enquiries today on 01202 536422.

5 reasons to build a conservatory

Whether you’re looking to add space, light or value to your home a conservatory is a great way to go about it. Our conservatory styles and colours offer a range of benefits that will make your investment more than worthwhile.

Weighing up the pros and cons of installing a conservatory? Our conservatory installation specialists have compiled a list of reasons that a conservatory is the ideal choice for you.

1) Increased space
Conservatories are a cost-effective way to add space to your home without the need to build an extension.

Whether you choose to use it as a gym, a relaxation space or even a spare bedroom, there are a number of ways to utilise the extra space a conservatory offers your home.

2) Add value to your home
When you add space to a property you also add value. If you’re considering selling your home in the not too distant future and are looking for ways to increase the value of your property, adding a conservatory is a great way to go about it.

3) Increased light

Adding a conservatory is a good way to add light to the rest of your home. As with all glazed structures, conservatories let in light all year round which will keep your home looking spacious and airy.

4) Make use of your garden
If you find that you don’t spend a lot of time in your garden or perhaps you wish you could spend more time out there all year round, a conservatory is a great way to bring the outside in and make the most of your garden space.

5) Make it your own
Our conservatories are available in a range of styles and colours, allowing you to really put your own mark on your property. From colour and material to the choice between and Edwardian Conservatory, Lean-to Conservatory or even your very own bespoke conservatory, the aesthetic options are endless!


Are you looking to cut your energy bills by improving your home with new double glazing or composite door front door? Are you thinking of staying put and improving your home with a new conservatory or orangery? We are your number one choice for home improvements in Dorset. We are leading suppliers and installers of home improvements in Dorset and Hampshire. Get in touch with your enquiries today on 01202 536422.