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Don’t be SAD this winter

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Most of us experience that gloomy feeling that comes around every winter as the cold sets in, and days grow shorter and darker. However, for some this feeling is more prolific than for others, and can actually lead to a strain of depression; Seasonal Affective Disorder, more commonly referred to as SAD. What may be … Continue reading

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Create your own Christmas grotto

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As the Christmas season approaches, you may well be looking for ways to create a fun and festive environment in your home. Since conservatories are such a multifunctional, cosy space, why not create your very own grotto and keep the whole family happy this festive season? With these handy tips, creating your very own Christmas … Continue reading

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Improve your Home Security this Winter

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Though we may think more burglaries take place in the summer, this isn’t the case. While doors and windows won’t tend to be left open so often in the cooler months, properties are likely to be left unoccupied at some point during the winter – especially around the Christmas period. Whether it’s attending a Halloween … Continue reading

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Conservatory Lighting Ideas

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A conservatory is a valuable addition to any home as it provides an effective transition between indoor and outdoor living, mainly due to the large amount of natural daylight which floods in through the expansive areas of glass. But as darkness falls, effective conservatory lighting is essential if the room is to be utilised to … Continue reading

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How to Create your Perfect Garden Room

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When the days are longer and flowers are in full bloom, there is no better time to invite the outdoors in with a bright and colourful indoor garden space. Dedicated garden rooms are ideal for this, opening up your home to a wide range of possibilities – from growing colourful bouquets and planting vegetables and … Continue reading

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Open up your Garden this Summer

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With the sun out long into the evening and the temperatures perfect for al fresco dining and generally enjoying the outdoors, it’s the right time of year to take advantage of your garden. Although sprucing up your lawn and pulling up some weeds will help, the best way to do this is to open up … Continue reading

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How to Measure a Window for Blinds

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Window Types There are a wide variety of window types available, and knowing which ones you have, or want, can help when it comes to fitting them with blinds. Two of the most common types are single pane and double glazed. Single pane windows are framed in a variety of materials, with wood and aluminium … Continue reading

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Give your Home Curb Appeal

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Whether for the purposes of adding value to your home or simply keeping up with the neighbours, creating a touch of curb appeal for your property is never a bad thing. With the weather turning warmer and the days growing longer, now is the best time to produce an attractive space outside the front of … Continue reading

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A Thorough Spring Clean Checklist

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Now that the cold, frosty mornings and dark evenings of winter are starting to disappear, many of us are embarking on those little jobs that get put off until the sunnier months. From DIY to redecorating; gardening to garage clear outs, something about the onset of warmer temperatures sparks us all in to action. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Triple Glazing vs. Double Glazing

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Due to its obvious benefits and evermore affordable price, double glazing has become a staple fixture in our homes and workplaces. With two panes placed either side of either compressed air or other gases (often argon, krypton or xenon), both heat and sound cannot easily pass from the inside to the outside and vice versa. … Continue reading

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