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3 Ways Of Adding The Feeling Of Summer To Your Home

21st June 2021

  It can feel like torture if you can’t get outside in summer when it’s hot and sunny and you live in a house that’s quite dark inside and feels sweltering hot at times.  You just want to break free of the space, but that’s not always possible, say, for instance, if you are having...

3 Easy DIY Ideas You Can Complete This Summer

15th June 2021

There will be very little scope for a holiday abroad this summer, so why not invest the money you will save from not going abroad into your home instead! If you like the idea of enhancing where you live, but would rather use that holiday money for other things, that can easily be achieved.  There...

Why Bi-Folding Doors Are Essential For A Homecation

15th May 2021

There is going to be far more people in Scotland remaining in this beautiful country of ours this summer than boarding a plane and heading abroad.  A big percentage of them will be saving the pennies and taking a homecation, that is staying at home for the duration of their summer holiday.  Is that what...

Our Informed Advice On Buying New Replacement Windows

7th May 2021

Are you about to take the plunge and invest in new windows for your home? It’s a big responsibility because windows are so vital, in so many different ways.  The aesthetics of a house are largely determined by the condition and style of its windows. Windows also offer a shield against the weather, and contribute...

Do You Need Planning Permission For A Solid Roof Installation?

15th April 2021

If your sunroom, conservatory or orangery felt far too cold over the winter, just wait until summer arrives – it will almost certainly feel far too hot!  You don’t want that to happen, especially if a holiday abroad is a no-go this summer and you have to holiday at home with the kids during the...

How To Be Well Set Up At Home For Working

12th April 2021

Prior to the pandemic, a relatively small proportion of the Scottish nation worked from home, but that’s all changed now.  Lots of businesses have come out and said that they will be offering their employees the option of working from home either all the time, or at least for part of each week. It might...

3 Things To Think About When Getting A Conservatory Installed

11th March 2021

Does home living feel a little dull nowadays compared to how it was, and you’re not quite as in love with your property as you used to be? You could move, or an easier option would be to install a conservatory, which is a sure-fire way of reigniting the strong bond you once had for...

Double Glazing Or Triple Glazing - Which Will Be Right For Your Home?

10th March 2021

Most replacement window suppliers give you the option of having your new windows triple glazed, as well as double glazed. This gives you plenty to think about, chiefly, which of the two should you opt for, double or triple glazed windows? It’s a decision that you mustn’t rush, and should only make once you have...

3 Projects That Have The Potential To Decrease The Value Of Your Home

3rd February 2021

You should only ever make big changes to your home when you know for certain that they will enhance its value.  The current home trends that we outlined in our blog post last month are good examples of how you can achieve this aim.  What you certainly don’t want is for so-called ‘enhancements’ to result...

Can You Add A Porch To Your Home Without Planning Permission?

2nd February 2021

Does the front exterior of your home look a bit underwhelming? If you don’t love the look of it, how can you expect anyone else to? It’s easily improved.  Replacing old roofline is always a good trick, and the installation of a brand-new door will create an attractive entrance. A further option is to incorporate...

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