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Are You Going To #MakeOneChange For National Home Improvement Month?

21st September 2020

Can you honestly say that you love your home? Most people don’t! That’s according to a survey carried out by the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) who discovered that 56% of Brits don’t love theirs.  These people need to do something about it and they have a good reason to do something about it...

Safe Installations And Safe Showrooms

27th August 2020

It’s been lovely to get back to some kind of normality over these last few weeks, with our installers returning to fitting products at homes across the region, and our customers returning to our Galashiels showroom for private, one-to-one appointments.  We have to give immense credit to our employees for how professionally they have adjusted...

Is Your Home As Energy Efficient As It Needs To Be For Winter?

10th August 2020

At this time of the year, your mind is probably more focused on your holidays than the energy efficiency of your home, but winter will fast creep on us and it must be prepared for it.   In anticipation of its arrival, you need to be sure that it’s well-insulated so that you know the cold...

Why A FENSA Certificate Is Important And How To Replace One

16th July 2020

FENSA is the window and door industry’s main regulatory scheme, as you will know if you paid attention to their recent TV advertising campaign.  You’re always best to use a FENSA-approved installer for new windows and doors as you are guaranteed a quality installation, and you will also receive a FENSA certificate at the conclusion...

How To Get Your Conservatory Setup For The Scottish Summer

7th July 2020

Where has the great weather gone? Summer was looking so promising, but at the moment, things are quite wet, which is perhaps slightly less frustrating for those with a conservatory or orangery they can take shelter in.  You can have a great amount of fun in your extension in summer, but the first thing you...

Homespiration - How To Turn Your Home Into A Beautiful Living Destination

24th June 2020

You can always get more out of your home somehow and discover new potentials in your living space, and that applies whether you live in a traditional cottage, studio apartment or old farmhouse.  But how do you manage to do it on your own or as a family unit? Well, it needs a creative mind...

How To Get Your Windows And Doors Measured Up

11th May 2020

The First Minister has instructed us all to continue to stay at home for the moment to protect the NHS and save lives, which obviously prevents us from being able to conduct surveys for customers.  But we very much remain open for business at Mitchell Glass should you be interested in getting windows and doors...

Love Your Home - Home Goals You Can Complete During Lockdown

28th April 2020

We are living in extraordinary times, no two ways about it, and we’ve never needed or relied on our homes quite as much as we do at present. Now that you are restricted to being in your home, you may be regretting not giving it enough attention in the past, but that could be resolved...

How You Can Maintain A Healthy Mind And Body Indoors

21st April 2020

As we know, lockdown has been extended by the government to help protect more lives and our own wellbeing. Unfortunately, being indoors for a sustained length of time isn’t easy for some people, but it is a necessity at this moment.  If you’re one of the people finding isolation extremely challenging, we would encourage you...

Continue To Plan Your Home Improvements - Use Our Free Online Design Service

30th March 2020

It’s around about this time of year, on the cusp of spring and not far from summer, when a lot of homeowners start to think about making home improvement plans. But how are you meant to do that when the world has ground to a halt? A solution to this major hurdle is to make...

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