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State Of The Art Sunroom In Planning

I personally have no need for a conservatory, sun room or indeed an orangery.  More’s the pity I must say as there are some fantastic new ideas out there and lots of really good installer with innovative design ideas.   However, I do know a couple who bought an old school already converted into a house.  […]

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Conservatory Considerations Need Upfront Research

I’ve been spending lots of time with families who have spent the enire Christmas period discussing the merits of conservatory designs.  I don’t have the sort of house that needs one so I’ve never investigated the subject but I do visit many friends and family who do and you’d be amazed how much discussion can […]

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Enter The Lifespan Of GRP Composite Doors

More and more people are today looking to change from upvc framed domestic doors.    The product of choice now is solid core timber composite.  The best are made from premium Nordic timber that has rubust nordic pine centre  which is encased in glass reinforced plastic – GRP for short.    This extremely tough material is used […]

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Modern Windows Don’t Need That Putty

Funny how chaps don’t get involved in any of the ‘make do and mend’ projects around the house or garage these days.  In fact the garage might contain a tool box but it’s not likely to have many hard worked tools nestling in it.  In my youth the Dads of this land used to be […]

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Baby Shower In Safely Glazed Orangery

I was helping out at a local heritage propery recently – they had a couple of group bookings and I was an extra pair of guide hands.  We wer asked all sorts of questions about the build date and why didn’t we have this and how come we still hae that. Etc Etc.  We do […]

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Eerie Condensation Outside – No Inner Pane Worries

We’ve experienced some truly bizarre weather of late.  Everywhere is much the same of course, very hot for days at a time, no water around.  Then suddenly it breaks with windy thundery storms and lashings of rain.  Immediately  back to the hot dry days.   I was discussing this very oddity with a pal at a […]

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Safety & Easier Cleaning With Modern Windows

It was rather amusing the other day, seeing a news report of some oddball chap scaling the Shard.  It is a pure glass structure – literally made to look like a broken piece of glass.  It’s massive, and the tallest such structure in London.    The cleaning operation must be worrying but they’ll have machinery I’m […]

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The Up & Over Garage Door Eludes Me Still

Oh how I wish now that I had got my garage somewhat more organised than it currently is.  I had to demolish the garden shed a couple of years ago – it was in poor state and leaning precariously.  The garden help took it away with plans to turn it into a work room for […]

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Perfection Served Up In The Sunroom

I had lunch with family the other week – nothing new there but this was at someone else’s house and I have to say, it was very agreeable indeed.  The house was conventional in appearance, very tidy with most attractive sweeping borders sourrounding their parking area.   The back garden is just as stunning – with […]

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Barn Conversion Windows Take Centre Stage

One of the features of most barn conversions is the fact your can put in fantastically massive windows at either end, down each side, velux roof glazing etc.  These are amply demonstrated on daytime tv, the lifestyle programmes that feature homes for sale by auction or folk wanting to give up city life and find […]