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When is it worth replacing my windows at home?

Very few homeowners around the country give their windows a second thought unless something goes wrong. They’re a massive part of our homes, keeping the British elements at bay and hopefully looking good in the process. But when is it worth replacing your windows and how do you know it’s time to do it? What are the signs that I should replace my windows? 1. Feeling a draught As they … Continue reading

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Do I need planning permission for a small conservatory?

If you plan on building a small conservatory, it’s unlikely that you will have to get planning permission. This is provided you don’t live in a designated area of some kind. Larger conservatories, however, will either need planning permission or approval through what is known as the Neighbour Consultation Scheme. Contained in this guide is all the information you need on planning permissions for a small conservatory. What size can … Continue reading

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Why aluminium doors are a great fit for any home

Aluminium really has come a long way since aluminium windows were first fitted at the start of the 20th century. Nowadays, it’s used to make roof lanterns, conservatories and for a variety of doors. For this particular blog, we’ve turned our focus to aluminium doors so without further ado, here’s why they are a great fit for any home. Various aluminium door styles By choosing an aluminium door for your … Continue reading

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What is the difference between a composite door and a uPVC door?

Despite fulfilling the same primary functions, composite front doors and uPVC doors differ in a variety of ways, such as: Composite doors feature a polyurethane foam core. This dramatically improves their ability to insulate the home so plenty of heat is kept inside. This also has a positive impact on your energy bills. On the other hand, uPVC door frames are fitted with multiple chambers which trap plenty of heat … Continue reading

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How to spot and avoid dangerous conservatory roof systems

Old, underperforming conservatories can be transformed into comfortable living spaces all year round with a lightweight tiled roof; it’s no wonder they’ve developed into one of the most popular conservatory roof replacements available. A popular variant of tiled roof is from Supalite. We install them to homes across South Wales. However, rogue companies around the UK are installing sub-standard variants of tiled roofs, known as clad-overs. These come with considerable risk … Continue reading

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7 top home improvement ideas for homes on any budget

Spending a lot of time at home is something we’re all guilty of. Therefore, it’s important to at least be happy with the way it looks and functions. However, to be happy with your home, you might need to improve it first. Of course, this may not be possible if you’re operating on a budget. So to help anyone get a step closer to their dream home, we’ve compiled this … Continue reading

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How to add value to your Newport home

Since the announcement of the Severn Bridge toll being scrapped in 2017, house prices in Newport, Monmouthshire and Torfaen have gone up dramatically, rising 13.2% since last summer. With the toll due to be axed on the 17th of December, it’s likely house prices will continue rising up to and after this date. With that in mind, there couldn’t be a better time to add value to your Newport home … Continue reading

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5 stylish ways to revamp an old conservatory

If you were an early adopter to the big conservatory boom that occurred a couple of decades ago, it’s highly likely that you’re a homeowner who frequently suffers from many of the drawbacks that can often arise with an old conservatory. At The Monmouthshire Window Company, we don’t think it’s fair that more contemporary home extensions get to have all the fun, so we’ve put together a list of methods … Continue reading

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Are aluminium windows available in every window style?

The most modern and durable window material by far, aluminium first made a name for itself primarily due to its use within commercial projects. It’s strong, customisable, but most importantly has a life span of up to 25 years, which when compared to conventional uPVC represents great value. It’s with this in mind that you’ll be pleased to hear that aluminium windows are available in virtually every window style, allowing … Continue reading

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2017 Home Improvement Wish List

In less than a month, 2017 will have arrived. A new year is often a time when we think about updating our home. Do you have any home improvement plans for the new year? Whether you’re considering replacement windows, a new front door, or a home extension with an orangery or conservatory; aluminium is predicted to be the popular choice for 2017. Residential aluminium increase Aluminium has long been thought … Continue reading