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Looking To Expand Your Home? Do You Choose A Sunroom Or Conservatory?

16th May 2018

There’s been a huge rise in the number of Scottish householders choosing to extend their current home in preference to relocating elsewhere. The cost of moving is enough to put anyone off the idea, especially when you compare it to the much more affordable cost of fitting a conservatory or sunroom. Some of you may...

The Perfect Accessories For Your UPVC Door

17th April 2018

The centrepiece of any UPVC front or back door aside from the coloured finish applied to the door frame is the hardware and accessories incorporated into it – we’re talking about the handles, hinges, letterbox, number plates, door knocker, friction stays, door locks, cylinders, multi point locks etc. Selecting hardware needs to be done with...

Transform Your Home With Windows And Doors From Mitchell

11th April 2018

Now that the clocks have gone forward and we’re receiving added daylight hours, your home is more in the spotlight now than at any other time of the year. Head outside, go across the road, look at your home and what do you see? If your windows and doors are looking a little tired, the...

Get To Know U-Values

26th March 2018

There’s a good chance that you will have heard about “U-Values” at some point, but you may not necessarily know what they are. You are definitely not alone if that is the case as many of our customers don’t. For anyone unsure about the meaning of U-Values they signify the standard of thermal efficiency offered...

5 Benefits Of An Orangery

15th March 2018

Scottish householders continue to be priced out of the housing market which is a frustration if they’re eager to move onto pastures new because their existing property provides insufficient spaciousness. They shouldn’t view it as such as it may be entirely possible to fit an orangery at their property and put all space-related issues to...

How To Maintain Your Windows For Great Results All Year Round

9th March 2018

Homeowners decide to replace their existing windows for different reasons and one common incentive is usually because they’re fed up of maintaining them. Authentic timber windows look exceptionally stylish upon their initial installation, but once exposed to the unpredictable Scottish weather they soon deteriorate and lose their finish. Unless they’re treated regularly there’s no going...

Heritage Windows For Your Classical Home

19th February 2018

You have to be incredibly careful and sympathetic when replacing old windows in classically styled residences so that the new window design does not hinder the original appearance of the house. The classical style is characterised by references to ancient Greek and Roman architecture – rational and symmetrical buildings, square or round-headed openings, columns and...

Sash And Case Windows For Your Baronial Residence

13th February 2018

Almost everywhere you go in Scotland you’re surrounded by the most captivating architecture. The Scottish baronial style is particularly striking and first emerged in the 16th Century. Inspired by medieval castles and tower houses, it consists of anything from the following: Corner towers (defensive towers built at the corners of castles or fortresses) Battlements (a...

Install An Orangery And Experience Luxury For 2018

22nd January 2018

In our last blog post, we mentioned that since moving into 2018 we had experienced a large amount of demand for replacement windows. Interest in our orangeries has almost been as strong. Who can blame them as the orangery is without a doubt one of the most luxurious forms of home extension available today, the...

New Windows For The New Year? Should You Go For Double Or Triple Glazing?

11th January 2018

First of all, Happy New Year to all of our customers! We hope that 2018 turns out to be a prosperous year for everyone. Since getting back to work we have received a considerable number of requests from customers wanting replacement windows for their homes. This doesn’t surprise us as the Christmas and New Year...

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