5 Ways to Enhance the Exterior of Your Home

The idea of improving the exterior of your home can seem intimidating to many. This might be in part due to the fact that re-painting the outside of a home can involve more ladder work, hiring contractors to do dangerous and technical changes and maybe even getting a little bit muddy. While it might not necessarily be as easy as changing a light shade or replacing a sofa, it is still an incredibly worthwhile endeavour for the kerb value of your property.

Read more

Important Areas Of the House To Remember

3 Important Areas Of the House To Remember

Sometimes, it’s easy to find yourself focusing heavily on one particular area of your home and, subsequently, not showing enough attention to another. Doing this, however, could prove dangerous to you, your family, and your wallet. By, say, focusing all of your attention on changing the way you living room looks instead of ensuring that your roof hasn’t been comprised by recent rainfall, you could quite easily come home one day to find that your celling has caved in.

Quite simply, it is essential that you spread your focus across the length and breadth of your home. When you do, make sure to pay extra attention to the following three all-important areas.

Read more

Scott Blake - Building Project

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.

Read more

Wolfgang Frick - Garden Room

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.

Read more

A cross section of Double glazing cut away to show the inner profile and construction quality

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.

Read more

White uPVC Conservatory - Winter

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.

Read more

Timber Roof Truss

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.

Read more

photo of a white basket with "home" written on it - home renovation tips

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.

Read more

Construction worker installing window in house | Premier Roof Systems UK

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.

Read more

Red and Chartwell Green composite doors with brick wall

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.

Read more