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Why Conservatories are so popular in the UK

lady enjoying her conservatoryConservatories have been around since the seventeenth century, back then they were stone buildings that boasted more glass than a ‘normal’ room. They were enjoyed only by the wealthy and it was only really during the Victorian period that they started to gain popularity. It was in the 1970’s that we started to see conservatories really take off. They became accessible to all and started to be common place in homes across the UK. Continue reading

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What’s Fashionable in the World of Windows and Doors

wooden windows and doorsThere are some aspects of windows and doors that never go out of fashion, like energy efficiency and durability for instance. Fenestration trends also tend to last longer than other fashions as we don’t change our windows and doors anywhere near as often as we do home decor for instance. However trends do emerge over time and so here is an overview of what’s currently fashionable in the world of windows and doors, including window treatments that can be changed more frequently. Continue reading

Christmas Window Displays

Christmas Window DisplayChristmas window displays are a great way to make your home look cosy and festive from the outside, whether it’s to make your home look more inviting for guests or just to get yourself in the Christmas spirit when you come home each day. There are so many different ways you can decorate your windows and make them look Christmassy, and it’s something fun to do with your children in the holidays. Here are some ideas to get you started. Continue reading

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Self Cleaning Glass Windows

Self cleaning glass skylightSelf-cleaning glass is a revolution for homeowners looking for a solution to the problem of keeping the glass in conservatories or skylights clean. It saves time, energy and money, reducing the maintenance usually associated with glass. Continue reading

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How to make the most of your Conservatory all year round

enjoying a conservatoryThere are few people who don’t enjoy the outdoors at all. Even those who can’t think of anything worse than a long hike away from their home comforts will still enjoy pottering in their garden or sitting outside with a drink on a lounger in the sunshine. Unfortunately with the UK’s weather being as unpredictable as it is, spending time outside in the garden isn’t always something we can do as often as we’d like. Continue reading

Windows for Period Properties

windows for period propertiesWindows are a crucial architectural element of any property. In many ways they play the largest role of any feature in defining the overall character and appearance of a building. In period properties, too, the vital role played by windows in giving the property its charm and aesthetic appeal is brought into even sharper focus. Continue reading

Conservatories – An Ideal Choice for the Summer

conservatory in a beautiful gardenNow that spring has sprung and some sunnier weather has arrived, you can’t help but let your mind wander towards those gorgeous hot summer days that are hopefully on the way. If you really want to make the most of those fleeting summer months, too, you might just want to consider the possibility of adding a conservatory to your home. Continue reading