How to Know When Windows Need Replacing

Are you wondering if your windows need to be replaced or just need some maintenance? Sometimes, a simple DIY fix like replacing weather stripping or installing window films can be all that is needed to take care of minor window issues. However, your windows will most likely need to be replaced if there is: 1. Cracked windowpane/frame- a warped, broken or damaged fame should be replaced 2. Fogged glass- this happens on double or triple paned window and indicates the windows are no longer sealed 3. Soft Frames- if you have wooden frames and they feel soft to the touch instead of rigid 4. Windows keep getting stuck- this is a good indicator the windows need replacing as the stress of opening and closing are creating cracks in the frame... Read More »

Do You Need Planning Permissions for a Loft Conversion?

In most cases, loft conversions can be done without requiring planning permissions but you will still need to satisfy building regulations and it is always best to consult with a builder or architect to confirm this. You shouldn’t need planning permission if: • The total area of additional space doesn’t exceed 40 cubic metres for terraced houses or 50 cubic metres for detached/semi-detached houses • The extension does not go beyond the outermost edge of the existing roof sloop at the front of the house • The extension does not reach higher than the highest part of the existing roof • Materials are similar in appearance to existing property • It does not include a veranda, balcony or raised platform • Side-facing windows are obscured or glazed and 1.7m or... Read More »

How have conservatories changed over the years?

If you’ve owned a conservatory in the past, or perhaps still do, you will probably know of the common problems associated with conservatories. One of the biggest disadvantages is that they can be incredibly cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. That said, in recent years, thanks to new technology, conservatories are being redesigned somewhat, and it’s not uncommon to now choose a tiled conservatory roof. Okay, so you don’t have supreme sky view. But because the entire roof structure is not made of glass, it can be insulated, making a huge difference.

How to work on your own roof safely

Having your own roof to fix can be a bit of a pain, but it can also be very dangerous, especially when you do not plan on hiring a professional. If you know where the issue or leak is, then it’s important to know that without any experience, carrying out the work all on your own is such a huge challenge and that is why you need to look at some precautionary measures that must be followed to ensure safety during the process. Here are some tips on how to work on your own roof safely.

Benefits of installing timber cladding in your home.

The best and also the excellent way of protecting your house from different elements is through timber cladding. Timber cladding is the installation of pieces of timber over the exterior wall in order to protect your entire walls. Generally, this method helps in maintaining the unique structural integrity of your entire house. Additionally, it acts as a decorative aspect or technique. Thus, it is a great method of enhancing or improving the appearance of your entire home. The following are some of the benefits of installing timber cladding in your home.