Is your conservatory too hot to handle?

When considering ways to increase the living space in a property some people decide to build a conservatory and with current planning regulations there is no need for planning permission for most conservatories. It is a good idea to think carefully about the construction of the extension because if it is to be used all year round there are some key features that need to be addressed.

The material that is used for the conservatory roof is one of the major decisions that will need to be made and can be crucial in the cost and the functionality of the space. The traditional polycarbonate roofing material that is used on many conservatories is a cheaper option but has its disadvantages. It is not a good insulator meaning that the conservatory will be hot in summer and cold in winter. A tinted glass roof may be a better option but will be more costly and may require more substantial foundations to the conservatory. Whichever material is used it is wise to have opening lights in the ceiling that can be opened when the temperature rises.

Installing blinds on the windows and ceiling of the conservatory that can be retracted when not in use is a good way to keep the room cool on sunny days and a ceiling fan will disperse the rising hot air as the air is circulating.

Replacing the doors and windows in your home

If you have old style wooden doors and window frames in you home then you may decide that you want to upgrade to UPVC.

Changing all your windows and doors can be expensive but somethings it is better to get them all done at the same time as you are likely to get a better price than if you had them done separately.

Often the old style wooden doors and window frames do not have double glazed glass in. Double glazing makes a huge difference to the amount of heat you can retain. This will help reduce your energy bills which is more important than ever this year with the rise in energy prices going up and up.

Before committing to having the work done, be sure to get a few quotes to allow you to compare costs. Also try and find reviews for the company you wish to use before deciding to use them. It’s not always the cheapest company that is the best.

You may be able to get a great deal if you wait until the new year as many windows and door companies have a sale in January to drum up some new businesses.

Replacing the internal doors in your home

When it comes to home improvements there are a number of different changes you can make that can have a huge impact. Some of the changes may be quite expensive to implement whilst others can be done on a very small budget.

One what to make a big impact is to change your internal doors. If you have plain doors that have no detailing or panelling then replacing then for ones that do can really make a room look more stylised and classier. New doors can cost upwards of £60 each but often you can pick up second hand ones for as little as £10 a door or possibly even for free!

When shopping for replacement internal doors it is important to remember that they are not all the same size. You do need to get accurate measurements and be sure to compare it to the doors that are already in place. If you get doors that are a little bit too big then you can simply plane some off the top or bottom, but if you buy doors that are too small then there is not much you can do and you will need to buy different ones.

Stylish Thermopro Entrance Doors from Hormann

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How to Find a Reputable Company for Doors and Windows

Doors and windows are important entryways on your property. From first impressions to security, they serve a number of important functions. It’s important you find the right company to replace doors and windows as they get tired and old.

Looking for a company can be difficult. However, it is often advisable to avoid the really big double glazing companies. They will try their best to sell to you at a higher price, on the spot. Smaller companies and more general home improvement companies tend to offer better customer service. This means they will be happy to go away and produce a quote for you, rather than directing you into making a decision on the day of their survey.

You also need to make sure you choose a company that offers quality products. Whilst smaller companies have many benefits, you should also make sure they will be able to offer you good brands with solid guarantees.