The history of the front door – part 2

A photo of a stained glass front door window in the art nouveau style

Continuing our history of the front door from the late 18th century onwards, let’s take a look at how we arrived at the entryways we know and love today. Federal & Empire 1780-1850 With the boom of terraced housing dominating this era’s design, the front door was probably the only exterior carved ornamentation. With both […]

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How to boost your property’s curb appeal

Regardless of whether or not you’re thinking about selling your home in future, it’s worth remembering that your property’s value tends to increase the longer you live in it – regardless of what you do to it. However, there are a number of easy ways you can boost your property’s curb appeal – or the […]

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Fold-sliding or French? Choosing a patio door

Both French and fold-sliding doors fantastic for opening up the space between your home and garden. But which type should you choose? Most modern installations will provide good security and noise/heat insulation, so these are not the deciding factors they once were. Here are some things to consider when choosing between modern French and fold-sliding […]

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Bi-fold systems: can I have a level threshold between the inside and outside?

bi-folds

It is easy to find attractive pictures of a virtually level interface between inside and outside floor levels, but this is actually quite misleading! Therefore it’s important to highlight some of the main challenges which must be considered when having a level threshold between the inside and outside of your house. In answer to the […]

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Bi-folding doors versus sliding patio doors

Doors and windows

Determining the types of doors for an extension is a common quandary amongst people choosing to renovate their homes. While bi-folding doors (also known as folding-sliding doors) are all the rage at the moment, and they are undoubtedly stylish, you must pick the right type of door depending on your personal requirements, irrespective of popular […]

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