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Benefits of Installing a Front Porch

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If you’re looking to modernise your home or add some space there are several things that you can do, however, many homeowners forget that building a porch is even an option. It’s surprising how useful a porch can be, whether you utilise the space to store all those muddy boots and coats, or to add some natural light into your hallway, a porch can transform the front of your home. If this has got you interested, then read on to learn how porches can benefit your home.

Adding space

If you’re running out of space in your home, then a front porch is a great area to use for storage. Adding a coat stand, shoe rack or storage trunk will keep everything neat and tidy without cluttering your direct living space; this will also limit the amount of dirt that is brought through your home. For those who are green fingered, porches can also be great places to grow plants, with plenty of sunlight streaming in you’ll soon have your own inside garden.

Improved security

Porches can also be beneficial in how they can improve your home’s security. By having this additional space, it can be a useful way of deterring potential burglars as the extra door is another complication they’ll have to get past; if your home looks secure then it won’t be seen as an easy target. Just makes sure you don’t store anything valuable in the porch that can be seen by passersby.

Adds kerb appeal

Improving the way that the front of your house looks will not only make it aesthetically pleasing, but also create a great impression of the homeowners themselves. It can also improve your mood, since coming home to a clean and inviting exterior will make you feel a lot happier and relaxed for the evening; it’s also a lot more inviting for guest who will feel more welcome. Additionally, if you’re putting your home on the market, then porches can be great selling points for buyers and could make your house stand out amongst the rest.

Warmer home

An enclosed front porch can create an ‘airlock’ meaning that warm air will have fewer gaps to escape from. In the long run this can have a positive effect on your energy bills, especially in the winter.

If you’re now wondering, where can I go to have a porch installed? Then The Window Centre, based in Harrow, have a fantastic range of well designed and secure porches for you to choose from. Our expert team will help you design the best porch for your home, with features such as composite doors, double glazed windows and much more. Get in touch today to find out what we can do for you.

Why Install French Doors in Your Home?

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French doors have been a popular feature of homes for years, whether you have them in your home or as an exterior door leading into the garden, they can benefit you in many ways. By allowing more light into your home you’ll soon be making use of spaces that you previously didn’t, but they’re not only great in the summer, during the colder months french doors can add warmth and cosiness to any room. Here we go into more detail about the benefits of having french doors in your home.

What are french doors?

French doors and patio doors are easily confused, but the main difference between the two is how each door opens. French doors open outwards on a hinge (but can be designed to open inwards if you prefer) whereas patio doors slide along a track and open to the side. French doors are usually installed in conservatories, kitchens or even living rooms that back on to the garden, but, it’s become increasingly popular to use them as an interior door between two rooms which are then opened up to create more space.

What’s involved in door installation?

During your initial quote the tradesman should measure the space and get an idea of what style and features you would like. Once you have personalised your french doors and you are happy to go ahead all you need to do is wait for your installation date. How long the installation takes depends if you’re replacing old doors, or having completely new doors fitted, and while it is possible to install french doors yourself it’s always best to hire a professional team. If your home doesn’t already have a space for the doors, this will need to be created by knocking down a proportion of the wall; this means a little more disruption but it’s definitely worth it.

What type of french doors can i have?

There are a whole range of materials and styles that you can choose from when designing your french doors. The Window Centre have an array of decorative glass options and a 10-year guarantee with each installation, so you know you’re true value for money.

  • uPVC: this is usually the cheapest option for french doors but they are still great at insulating your home; they are also easy to keep clean and can last a decade. Since most window frames are made from uPVC, choosing this option means everything will match creating a seamless finish.

  • Aluminium: known for being strong and durable, aluminium french doors are likely to be more resistant to outdoor elements. The framework can also be made in virtually any colour to suit your style. If you’re concerned about the environment, then it’s good to know that aluminium is 100% recyclable and non-toxic; although the long-lasting durability of the material means you don’t need to consider changing them for years.

What are the benefits of having french doors?

If you’re thinking of having french doors installed in your home, then you’re probably wondering how they will benefit you. If you’re looking for a way of brightening up a dark room or perhaps you’d like an additional entrance to your home, then french doors can be a cost effective option.

  • Opens up the space: the large window panels that make up french doors can create the illusion that a room is bigger than it actually is. Dark spaces often appear cramped, but the extra light that glass doors let in will brighten a space and open it up. Of course, if you still want some privacy consider choosing frosted glass or put up voile curtains. French doors can also be great for families with children, as parents can keep a closer eye on their little ones when their playing in the garden or the adjacent room.

  • Brings the outside in: if you’re lucky enough to have a beautiful garden then don’t let it go to waste. French doors can act as a garden door meaning you can have easy access to enjoy the outside all year round, and can even enjoy the view when the doors are closed.

  • Warmer home: french doors can create an ‘airlock’ meaning that warm air will have less gaps to escape from, especially if they are double-glazed. Draught-proof seals will ensure that your home becomes more energy efficient as well as lowering the cost of your bills, particularly in the winter. According to Energy Saving Trust, making sure you close up any draught points is one of the best ways of saving energy; homes that are better insulated are more comfortable at lower temperatures so effectively you should be able to turn down your thermostat.

  • Affordability: if you want to remodel your home but are conscious of how much this could set you back, then french doors could be a great option. Joining two rooms with french doors will bring everything closer without it being completely open plan. Additionally, if you’re a large family then you can still relax is separate rooms without feeling isolated from each other. It’s a quick fix that can completely transform your home.

  • Sound proof: say goodbye to noisy neighbours with sound proofing french doors. If you want to relax without the sound of screaming children or loud music, then french doors are great at blocking out these interruptions.

  • Security: if you’re worried about security, then french doors are usually safer than sliding patio doors. The glass is often thicker on french doors and the fact they swing outwards makes it extremely hard for them to be kicked in. Many people assume that french doors will reduce the security of their home, but, high security locking systems can actually increase safety for your peace of mind.

  • Practicality: as well as creating a bright and enjoyable living space, french doors are also very practical. You’ll be adding extra doors to your home which meaning additional access points. If you have a side gate or path to your garden then this can be very useful. Not to mention, if you’re a regular host then this new spacious entry will be great for parties and gatherings; plus if you don’t have enough garden furniture then even those sitting in the adjacent room won’t feel excluded from the group.

Additional features to look out for

  • Locks: french doors should have a multi-point locking system to ensure they are as secure as possible.

  • Sun spots: unless you’re doing a straight swap from old doors to new, then work with your contractor to figure out which spots are going to receive the most sun, and where is the best place for the doors to be installed.

  • Space: it sounds obvious but make sure you have enough space if you plan on having interior french doors. Although one of the benefits is that french doors can make a space feel bigger, the doors must have enough room to open fully without anything blocking them.

  • Type of glass: there is a variety of different glass you can choose from and the placement of the doors should help you decide. You can add textured or frosted glass for some added privacy, or opt for plain glass if you want to benefit from additional light in the room.

The Window Centre: professional french door installers

With more than 20 years experience in window and door installation, The Window Centre can design and install the perfect french doors for your home. We are proud to be endorsed by Which?, Trusted Traders and Checkatrade so you can rest assured that our team will provide you with a high quality service and expertise. For your free quote or information on where to visit our showroom, contact us today.

What The Colour Of Your Front Door Says About You

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Your front door is often the first noticeable thing that people see when they arrive outside your house. By being the place where guests are greeted, friends are invited and strangers are welcomed, your front door offers both a practical and aesthetic function that lets your personality shine through. As colour is often the first thing people notice about a door and is intricately linked to how humans associate emotions the colour of your front door is very important!

Red

Red is a passionate colour that emotes a bold and vibrant personality. Red doors have throughout history symbolised ‘welcome’.

Orange

An orange door brings a Mediterranean feel to a lot of houses as well as bringing warmth and cosiness.

Green

The majority of people are reinvigorated by being in proximity to nature; this is why we love to garden and have plants around the house. In the same way, a green door brings an organic and healthy vibe to any home.

Yellow

A yellow door brings a energetic and positive boost to anything’s mood – including your home!

Light Blue

Light blue (or baby blue) reminds people of youth which is why a light blue door is friendly, innocent and welcoming. It is also an optimistic colour that emotes a clear, sunny sky.

Dark Blue

Looking at a dark blue door brings up images of a strong and calm deep, blue ocean and is typically associated with trust and stability.

Grey

Grey might seem a dull, featureless colour but it is also dignified and relatively unobtrusive. If you have a fancy or interesting porch, a grey front door might be the ticket to let these features stand out.

The Window Centre

The Window Centre is a Harrow and Pinner based company that boasts an experienced and knowledgeable team of door and window specialists. By being the local area’s foremost retailer for over a quarter of a century, we are confident in our ability to meet any needs that our large range of customers have. Whether it is guidance, support or installation, our staff of sector experts can help all households and businesses. The mainstay of our range of services is the provision of entrance and patio doors that feature a varied spread of styles from classic designs to contemporary products made from the most modern materials. We offer many different personalisation options that can be both eco-friendly and bespoke to your particular needs. Our mission is to provide you with doors and windows that provide practical function, aesthetic value at a price that you can afford. To find out more about what we provide, either visit our showroom in Harrow or get in touch via 020 8429 0383 or enquiries@eehg.co.uk to request a free quote today.

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What is the Difference Between an Average and an Outstanding Replacement Window Installation?

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This is a question many UK homeowners ask themselves, as they try to justify the high investment of replacing all the windows and doors in their home, and the short answer is, attention to detail. If we take a look at the core science of window and door replacement, it is a question of removing rectangular or square frames (usually timber) and replacing them with either uPVC or aluminium units that are double glazed. As no two buildings are identical, the ideal way to go about window and door replacement is for each unit to be fabricated to millimetre-accurate dimensions and with the customer’s choice of opening styles, colour and features, the new doors and windows would fit like a glove.

Interior Reveals

Once the replacement window frame is securely fixed to the window opening, the double-glazed unit can then be fitted, sealed with neoprene and the interior making good can begin. Plaster and either wallpaper or paint will soon restore the inner reveal to its original state, then comes the interior window sill – which would typically be stained mahogany – and finished to a very high standard. Where the window frame meets the plaster, the installers would run a very thin line of high grade silicone, which cushions the very slight movement of the frame due to temperature changes. The finishing side of replacement windows requires attention to detail and this is one indicator of a quality installation, which is why our time-served installation teams pride themselves in their finishing, which is second to none.

Aesthetics

It isn’t just a question of how the windows are fitted, indeed your choice of styles, colours and features are many and with the help of our in-house design team, you will select something that will add character and style to the property. Composites offer a maintenance free alternative to traditional timber frames, yet seasoned wood is often the preferred material for a period property, and at The Window Centre, we understand the importance of aesthetics and strive to help our customers complement their home with the perfect double glazing. Stylish and elegant porches offer a cost-effective way to add some living space and aren’t as costly as you might think.

Quality Materials & Fabrication

Aside from the way the units are fitted, one must also take a look at the actual window make-up, which would either be of uPVC or aluminium, while seasoned timber is also popular for rustic properties and the surfaces are guaranteed not to fade, crack or peel and can handle the harsh UK climate. The ideal spacing for a double-glazed window would be 16mm and with hermetical sealing, the argon gas-filled cavity provides an optimum heat loss barrier.

If you would like us to sit down with you and discuss your window and door options, we’d be happy to send one of our experienced design consultants to your home, where you can explore the possibilities. If you’d like to see what we are capable of, our website contains some fine examples of previous projects and together we can design, fabricate and install the perfect double glazing solution that will stand the test of time.

Call us on 0208 429 0383 or email to enquiries@eegh.co.uk and we’ll be in touch very soon.

 

 

Discovering unique architecture in Harrow

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Discovering a new place or seeing something culturally interesting, rather than experiencing the same old scene, is what brightens up our weekends. So, if you’re one of these people who enjoys seeing something fresh on the eyes, here are some unique buildings and architectural anomalies that you may never have known existed in Harrow and Pinner.

 

St Paul’s Parish church

Reminiscent of an old 1800s factory building, this commanding structure is actually a local humble parish church at the centre of its community. Located on Corbins Lane, St Paul’s Parish church is built with brick but modified to an impressive grey, white industrial look. It’s extraordinarily tall and thin stain glass windows give it extra height.

Wealdstone Motors

Built in 1933, Wealdstone Motors is still a car dealer but the building they run from certainly catches the eyes of passersby. This red brick striking structure is in the art deco style, with a clock tower at the top, and forms a parade of shops and flats. It’s square and symmetrical design, including the windows, really makes a statement and can be found on Pinner Road.

St Mary’s Harrow on the Hill

The hill walk leading up to this wonderful little church is already filled with some lovely architecture including Harrow School and Vaughan Library. But as you head up the narrow paths to the Church, the first thing you’ll notice is its Spire that overlooks the entirety of Harrow on the Hill. Its jagged and uniquely designed spire isn’t like a usual stone spire you see atop of churches – in fact, it’s made up of 12 tons of lead. Don’t forget to go inside to view its beautiful stained glass windows and stone carvings too.

Pinner High Street

In the peaceful and quiet area of Pinner, the High Street road really stands out as a charming little hamlet. With its old style Tudor buildings, it’s like stepping back in time to Shakespearean times (minus the Starbucks and the Sainsburys). The typical Tudor style black and white architecture with diagonal leaded windows commands the upper section of the street near the Parish church of Saint John the Baptist and makes for a picturesque photo opportunity too.

The Window Centre – unique windows, door and skylight designs in Harrow

At the Window Centre in Harrow and Pinner, we specialise in unique designs in windows, doors, porches and frameless skylights too. By creating personal and bespoke designs, from coloured and patterned glass to distinctive skylights, we can bring your home vision to life. Find out more about our range of designs and get in touch with our team today.

 

 

 

Interior view of leaded window design with trinkets on the windowsill

Things to do on a cold rainy day in Harrow

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With London being such a diverse and huge place, there is never a loss of attractions, activities or adventures to throw yourself into, even in pouring rain or chilly winds. But what if you’re in a London Borough, but further out and away from the hustle and bustle of zones one and two?

As a company who operate in and around Harrow, we need to think outside the box to keep occupied when the sun isn’t shining. But don’t worry, we have some top picks for things to do on a rainy, chilly day.

Museums

Get clued up on the local history of Harrow by visiting Headstone Manor & Museum. With four buildings to explore, including a 14th-century manor house, there’s lots to occupy yourself with here. Take a guided tour around, stop off at the Moat Cafe or wander around one of the guest exhibitions – inside the warmth and comfort of this attraction, there is plenty do.

Harrow on the Hill

Arguably one of the prettiest areas in London, there’s no stopping you from a visiting or wandering around Harrow on the Hill even if it’s raining. Its picturesque streets, churches and the iconic Harrow School make it a fascinating place to explore and photograph. But if it’s protection from the chilly weather and rain you need, there are plenty of unique places to go too.

Seek out St. Mary Church and their Spire Cafe. Or stop off at The Castle around the corner, an award-winning pub at the heart of the area. Or if an alcoholic beverage doesn’t take your fancy, try something cosier just down the road at The Doll’s House on the Hill. Whichever place you choose, take a window seat and watch the world go by with a hot drink, sandwich and a cake or two.

Harrow Arts Centre

Found in the area of Pinner near Hatch End station is the Harrow Arts Centre. Whether catching a theatre or music performance, a dance or spoken word event, or just simply popping in for lunch, the Arts Centre has it all. Take a stroll around the art exhibitions in The Gallery or even sign up to a class or workshop to learn something new – you can keep up to date with event listings here.

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Less than half an hour’s drive from Harrow you can discover a magical world in Watford. This is a must-do experience for any Harry Potter fans, but even sceptics will be mesmerised by how much there is to see. Featuring sets and props from the films, visitors can explore Hogwarts School, Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express and more, as well as taking part in a number of activities; a chance to try butterbeer, explore extensive gift shops and interact with magical creatures. All in all, an enchanting day out away from the wind and rain.

The Window Centre – double glazing experts

Whether you like to head outdoors in the rain and cold or stay at home with a hot drink and a good book, make sure your home has the best windows and doors installed for the cold weather. As well as saving money on your energy bills, new double or triple glazed windows and doors will keep you toasty during the wetter, colder months. Based in Harrow and Pinner, at The Window Centre we provide these high-quality services – request a free quote from us today.

 

 

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What are the benefits of triple glazing?

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Thinking about getting new windows for your home?

In the search for the perfect windows for your house, you’ll come across many different window styles and designs. You’ll also have to decide between double and triple glazing.

 

First things first, what is the difference between double and triple glazing?

Double glazed windows have two glass panes. These retain heat indoors by trapping air in the space between the two glass panes. This gap is also filled with a poor heat conducting gas, which makes it difficult for heat to escape your house through the windows. This results in your home staying warmer for a longer time. The extra glass panel also keeps noise out.

Triple glazed windows will have three glass panes instead of just two. These serve the same purpose as those of double glazed windows, but they increase the level of heat retention are even more effective at reducing noise pollution.

Let’s take a closer look at the advantages of triple glazing to help you decide whether it’s right for you:

 

Triple glazing can make your home feel warmer as they’re more effective at heat retention

A U Value is the measure of how energy efficient a window is. The lower the U value, the higher the level of thermal efficiency. To give you an idea, single glazed windows that haven’t been replaced for a while could be as high as 5 in their U value.  Double glazed windows that are older could go up to 3, while new double glazing could be around 1.5.

A triple glazed window will have a U value of just around 0.8. This is quite an improvement over double glazed windows. If you’re looking for optimum thermal efficiency, triple glazing is undoubtedly your best bet. If you live in a country where it never really gets that cold, double glazing windows might be sufficient for your needs.

 

Triple glazing saves you money on your energy bills in the long term by preventing heat loss

Now, the costs for a triple glazed window are higher, but this can also be viewed as an investment. As they’re so efficient at heat retention, you won’t need to run your heating systems for as long. The savings you make in your energy bills over the long term will make the higher upfront investment worth it.

To add to that, the reduced energy consumption will have a positive impact on the environment in the long run, making triple glazed windows an attractive eco-friendly home improvement choice.

 

Triple glazing can increase the value of your home

Not are triple glazed windows a great choice for keeping your home warmer than the cold seasons. There can also be a positive financial impact on your property in the long-term. Although the installation itself is costly, you can view triple glazing as a long term investment in case you ever want to sell your property one day.

Homes that are equipped with triple glazed windows will be valued more highly as they make the home more comfortable, secure and energy efficient for potential buyers. Quality double glazing will have a similar effect, but single glazing can put buyers off as they will usually just want to avoid the hassle of having to install new windows when they move in.

And before you sell your home, you can enjoy the many benefits of triple glazing yourself!

 

The extra pane of glass means less noise comes in from the outside than double glazing

This is a huge benefit of getting triple glazing for your windows.  If you live near a busy high street, close to a park , or simply in a noisy area, triple  glazing can significantly reduce the volume of any outside noises coming in. This is simply due to the extra glass pane –  this makes triple glazed windows 30% thicker than double glazed windows and three times thicker than single glazed windows.

You’ll be surprised at how effective triple glazing can be at blocking out noise. You’ll notice an instant change in the sounds in your home as soon as you get it installed. The lack of noise can also result in a great night’s sleep!

 

Your home will be more secure if your windows are triple glazed as they’re more difficult to break

Worried about potential intruders? Install triple glazed windows and they’re less likely to be able to break in. This is simply due to the additional pane of glass which adds another shield between your home and the outdoors. Not only does this shield your home from the noise, it also makes it a lot more difficult for any burglars or intruders to break through. Triple glazed windows are able to withstand quite a high level of pressure and very difficult to penetrate without making a lot of noise.

In fact, any wannabe intruders that spot your triple glazed windows will already be deterred. They may not even attempt a break in as they’re aware of how difficult it will be to break through all three panes of glass.

Now that we’ve covered the main benefits of triple glazing, let’s take a little look at the cons to help you decide. As mentioned, it is more expensive than double glazing with higher upfront costs. It can, therefore, take longer to get a return on your initial investment. The windows themselves are heavier and could damage your walls and reduce how much light comes into your rooms.

Essentially, a high quality double glazed window could do a similar job to a triple glazed window. But triple glazing provides that extra level of reinforcement of additional security, strength and better heat retention. If those things are of value to you and you live in a cold climate country, it is worth making a higher initial investment and getting triple glazed windows installed in your home.

If you’d like to keep costs down, you could get a combination of triple and double glazed windows installed through your home.

Now that you’re aware of all the pros and cons of triple glazing, let’s move onto the different window styles. Once you’ve decided on the design for you, you can get your new windows fitted in no time.

 

Different types of window styles


Casement windows:
The most popular style of window in the UK, casement windows can be opened with a hinge on one side

Sliding windows: For a more contemporary style, opt for sliding windows. These are often made o two/three sashes which you simply slide into each other.

Double hung windows: They tilt inwards and have two sashes which can be slid open vertically and cleaned with ease.

Bay windows:
Perfect to look out into sweeping views, bay windows have three frames and the middle one is fixed.

Awning windows: With hinges located at the top, you can swing these windows out so it looks like an awning. They’re ideal for those rooms which require ventilation, such as kitchens or bathrooms.

 

At The Window Centre, our friendly and knowledgeable team is always on hand to offer advice on window installation and other home improvements. To book a consultation or ask a question, get in touch today.

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The Difference Between French Doors and Sliding Doors

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Keen for more natural light in your home?

Choosing the perfect set of patio doors for your property can be a key factor in increasing the amount of light that streams into your home. If you’re considering new patio doors, there are many styles to choose from, including sliding doors, bi-fold doors, and French doors.

French doors and sliding doors are currently the most popular options that people in the UK opt for. Read on for a closer look at both to help you decide:

 

French doors

French doors are hinged and open from the centre in a swinging manner. You can open one side or both doors at the same time.

Design-wise, they’re more traditional looking than modern. They could be more suitable for a home with more ‘classic’ style of decor. Their frames are chunkier than sliding glass doors, and you get less natural light as they have smaller dimensions.

French doors can bring a touch of elegance to your home. The frames are usually made of either uPVC or aluminium, and you can choose from  a wide selection of glass decorative options to customise your doors to your taste and personality.

 

Sliding doors

Also known as gliding patio doors, sliding doors bring in more natural light as they’re made of larger glass planes. As the name suggests, you slide them open and closed. Depending on the style you choose, they could slide over each other or slight out from the centre.

As the doors tuck into each other to open, some people think that sliding doors offer a neater look. This feature also makes them the more space-efficient option. Sliding doors could also be a better choice for those households where there are disabled or elderly people, as they can be slid open with ease whereas french doors can be a little heavier to handle.

Aluminum sliding doors are more contemporary looking, and may fit in well in a home with a more modern style of interior decor. They also offer a more uninterrupted view of the outdoors, as their frames tend to be narrower than french doors.

If you’re worried about insects or pests making their way in when you keep your sliding doors open in the summer, you can also get them with a screen door installed.

 

At The Window Centre, our team is always on hand to offer advice on home improvements. To book a consultation or ask a question, get in touch today..

 

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7 ways to increase property value on a budget

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If you’re a homeowner looking to boost the value of your property, extensions or renovations are probably the most guaranteed value adds. But, what if you’re on a budget?

It is still possible to increase your home’s value without spending thousands. Here are 7 ideas to get you started:

 

Redesign your kitchen

Even if you don’t have the funds for a total overhaul of your kitchen, you could add value to your home by making small changes. For instance, getting unique new tiles fitted or installing new worktop surfaces can refresh the look of your kitchen in an instant.

 

Additional storage space

Lots of storage space is a huge selling point in a home. Make use of any dead space and build shelves or cupboards. There may be valuable unused nooks and crannies so get inventive and create more space for people to stash their clutter.

 

A conservatory extension

While this doesn’t sound like a budget idea, the return on investment on adding a conservatory to your home is significant. It introduces a lot of natural light into your home, which is always a selling point. You’ll want a conservatory which blends into your outdoor space to create a spacious feel, for example with the use of sliding doors.

 

Add a wall to create an additional room

If you don’t have the space or funds to extend to a new bedroom, you could create one by adding a wall in an existing room. This can be much more cost-effective than getting a full-blown extension.

 

Replace your rear wall with bifold doors

Bifold doors create the feeling of space in an instant, and create a more seamless blend between the indoors and the outdoors. And we all know that space and natural light sells!

Spruce up any outdoor spaces

Do you have an outdoor space that isn’t currently getting much use? Think about how you could make it more appealing. You could set up a balcony garden, or create a seating area. It doesn’t cost much, and potential buyers will then be able to envision how the space will be used.

Add a shed

Like conservatories, a  well designed shed could add more value to your home’s property than the cost to build it. And sheds aren’t just great for storing your clutter. An insulated shed can be used as an extra bedroom, living room, or even a home office.

At The Window Centre, our team is always on hand to offer advice on home improvements. To book a consultation or ask a question, get in touch today..

 

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Why You Should Install Double Glazing In Your Home

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Looking for ways to increase the cosiness in your humble abode? Double glazing provides a cosy, secure environment during harsh weather conditions along with many other benefits that include:

Cooler in summer

Something that we’ve really noticed this year is how double glazed windows can keep the home cooler on steaming hot days! In the same way they keep the heat in during winter, they insulate interiors of your home in the face of extremely high temperatures, thus trapping the cool air inside the house. Double glazing helps minimise the heat penetrating through the windows.

A warmer home during winter

One of the most known advantages of double glazing, warmer interiors is something you cannot say no to during the freezing winter nights. Double glazed windows and doors provide the ideal type of insulation which helps store a higher percentage of natural heat from the sun in the winter while single glazed windows tend to let out around 50% to 70% of the heat into the interior.

 

Cut down energy usage

Since cool and warm air stays trapped in during extreme weather conditions, you might no longer need heating devices, fans or air conditioning that will drive up your energy bill unnecessarily. Reduced use of air conditioners bodes well for the environment as well!

 

No more condensation

Condensation can be a serious issue, especially in older houses. Condensation has the tendency to cause mould as well as mildew. In certain cases, condensation will also promote timber to rot especially in the frames of the windows and doors. This poses a significant threat to your entire family. If your home is mostly made of timber, ensure that you double glaze the windows to reduce the excess moisture of your interiors.

Minimises external noiseDouble glazing minimizes the external noise for tranquil, calmer interiors. While high performance double glazed windows can minimise the noise by a maximum amount of 60%, it is also a practical investment if you live in a suburban area or a city.

More resale value for your home

If you are looking to put your home on the market, double glazing is an effective way to increase the resale value of your house. An older home can be made desirable to the next owner who wishes to ensure that the house they are planning to purchase is insulated for efficient energy consumption and comfort at the same time.

Stop furniture from losing its luster

The harmful UV rays from the sun have the chance of fading the colours of the drapes, furniture, and carpets over time. Double glazing with special varieties of glass combinations can reduce the transmissions of UV radiation. And, you will no longer need the thermal drapes that can block that pleasing exterior view.

Boosts security

The double-glazed windows and doors will discourage intruders from breaking and entering thus ensuring the safety and security of your home. It is more difficult for trespassers to break through the windows that are glazed, especially if you add laminated or toughened glass combinations.

A superior service!

Our team here at The Window Centre have extensive experience in double glazing installations for commercial properties as well as new and old homes.

Why not contact us today at www.eehg.co.uk or 020 8429 0383 for a free quote or professional advice for your double glazing needs?

 

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