Front door letterbox: yes or no?

A front door with a letterbox

It was in 1635 when Charles I introduced a public mail service, but it wasn’t until 1849 that the ‘established’ Post Office encouraged people to install letterboxes in their front doors. This system has continued to the present day, still a highly popular choice for homeowners. If, however, you were deciding to change or replace […]

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Would you choose wooden windows?

The sun shining through a window

Windows have come a remarkably long way since their beginnings, and we now have an incredible choice of futuristic smart glass including: Liquid crystal. Electrochromic or Suspended particle device (SPD). Thermochromic. Amongst the double glazed, triple glazed, and solar panels. the latest – and perhaps most controversial, leaves us asking the rather odd question – […]

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How to make your conservatory smell like Christmas

Christmas aroma

This Christmas, not only can you make your conservatory into your very own Winter Wonderland – but you can also learn ways to make your conservatory smell like Christmas too. Having a conservatory that’s as amazing on the nose, as it is on the eyes, will truly make a great Christmas and here are some […]

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Christmas festivities in the conservatory

Christmas bauble

Generally speaking, conservatories get more use in the summer than in the winter, as people like to relax and soak up the summer sunshine without having to deal with pesky insects and other outdoor elements. However, your conservatory can be the perfect place to celebrate Christmas this winter. Particularly if you have young children, you […]

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Prepare your doors for winter

A door covered in snow

How do you prepare your doors for winter? Before taking any steps it’s a good idea to inspect all the possible areas that can cause problems as the outside temperature cools down. Check all door and draughtproofing, including the letter box and keyhole and look for these signs. Sticking doors. As the outside temperatures drop […]

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Windows for winter

Coffee on a window sill

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, it’s time to prepare your windows for winter. Many of you will already have installed double-glazing or even triple-glazed windows, while for some your historically characteristic windows are just irreplaceable. So, how do you go about making them winter-proof? Simple but effective Don’t just look at […]

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Workplace windows add to productivity

Windows reflecting the sky

It’s a proven fact that an appealing workplace offers many benefits to staff and employers, but it’s even more interesting when you see that workplace windows add to productivity. In fact statistics show that workers in windowed offices were shown to spend 15%  more time staying on task than colleagues in windowless offices. Why commercial […]

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