How to Ensure Your Building Project is Successful

Building your own home, renovating an old building, or simply extending your property are all great ways to get the home you want, and if you manage the project well, you can often get far more for your money than you would if you tried to buy a house. That being said, it’s no small task managing a building project – even a fairly modest one – and it can take up a great deal of time and be quite stressful at times.

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Tips for Keeping Your Conservatory Cool This Summer

Are you listening to the winds howling around the house and longing for warmer days ahead? With spring now well under way, it won’t be long before the hot, sunny summer days are here – or at least, that’s what you hope! If this summer is anything like last year, we’re in for another scorcher, and as pleasant as that prospect sounds right now, when your conservatory is so hot you can’t go in it, you’ll be wishing you’d been better prepared.

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How Do Double Glazed Windows Work? A Brief Guide

We all know that double glazing is more energy efficient than single glazing. And we all know that there are two panes of glass involved. But what about the science behind why double glazing is so much better than single glazing? What’s in between the panes of glass? How do double glazed windows work? Let us explain…

First of all, when we talk about double glazing, we are referring to sealed window units that contain two panes of glass within the frame.

Adding an extra, single pane of glass in front of an existing window is called secondary glazing and although doing this will carry many of the benefits of a double glazed window, this is not what we’re interested in in this article.

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Conservatory Too Cold in the Winter? Find out Why and How to Fix It

Is your conservatory too cold in the winter months? Do you find yourself closing it off from around November until it warms up again in April? We look at why this happens and what you can do to improve your space and make it a true year-round part of the house.

Time and again we hear the same thing: “My conservatory is too cold in the winter.” Sometimes, we also hear, “My conservatory is too hot in the summer.” In this blog post, since the weather’s not so great outside, we will focus on the cold months and what you can do to make your conservatory a space you can use during the winter.

Conservatories are wonderful spaces where you can experience the openness of the outdoors from within the comfort of your home. In theory, this should be the case throughout the year.

But all too often, the conservatory becomes a no-go area when the temperature outside drops.

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What To Look For In A Roofing Contractor

Making improvements to your home is a costly and significant investment on your end. This is why it’s so important to take the necessary steps to ensure you’re hiring the right person for the job.

There are certain qualities and requirements you’re going to want to look for in a roofing contractor before you hire someone to complete your desired house project. Do your homework up front and you’ll run into fewer complications or issues throughout the process. Use the following tips to help guide you to making wiser decisions and feeling more confident going with the person who you choose at the end of your research.

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5 Essential Tips for Renovating Your Home

Renovating a property not only allows you to customise your home to suit your personality and needs, but it could potentially add significant value to its sales price.

It doesn’t matter if you are insulating your property or adding a new boiler, the process will require both research and investment, which could prevent you from blowing your budget or making some big mistakes along the way.

Get started by reading these five essential tips for renovating your home.

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uPVC Window Installation: A Brief Guide

If you’re about to have new windows fitted in your home, it’s important to know what to expect when your installers arrive. Our uPVC Window Installation Guide is for curious customers interested in the process…

At Premier Roof Systems, we have designed, manufactured, supplied and installed all kinds of high-performance glazing systems for both residential and commercial properties.

From roof lanterns to standard replacement windows, the most fundamental aspect of any window system is how well it’s fitted. It’s no good having the latest technological advances built into a unit if it’s not fitted properly!

So if you’re interested in the process behind fitting replacement windows, our uPVC installation guide is here to make sure you’re prepared beforehand, and that you understand the process as it takes place in your home.

Remember, this isn’t a guide that will give you all the skills necessary to install uPVC windows yourself — you’ll need proper accreditation to do that — but it will give you all the information you need so that you can understand the process while your home renovation work is being carried out.

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Open the New Year with a Striking Front Door Installation

New Year celebrations are all about ushering in change and renewal. Getting a new front door is an effective way to make your house look better and feel more comfortable from the inside thanks to the added security and energy efficiency benefits. What’s more, front door installation is a simple, quick process.

Every year, energy prices increase. It doesn’t matter what legislation or price cap is brought in — increases are an unchanging trend.

To keep your energy bills down, it’s even more important every year to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible.

Good insulation is crucial. It’s possible to better insulate rooms that don’t traditionally have room for energy efficiency measures, as we have shown with our conservatory roof replacement systems.

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How To Feel Connected With Nature In Your Conservatory

Living amongst nature makes everything so much better. That’s why, when you have the advantage of a conservatory in your home, you should try to connect it with nature as much as possible. This way, you can enjoy the space so much more, even when the weather prevents you from venturing outside. Here are some of the ways you can combine indoor and outdoor spaces to form a beautiful place to be.

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Home Improvement Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

Every homeowner dreams of making big improvements to their home, such as an extension or a conservatory, but for many this is not an option due to money and/or space. That is not to say that there are not more affordable home improvements that you can make which can have a huge impact on how you feel when you step foot in the house each day and also impress any guests that you have over. So, if you are looking to make a few improvements to your home but you don’t have a huge amount of money to play with then read on for a few suggestions.

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