When opting to add some much-appreciated extra space by way of a new conservatory, you probably think you have a good idea what to expect. However, did you know that there are multiple styles available? It’s true, with many of them touting a 200-year legacy. Both Victorian and Edwardian conservatories fall into this category, so we thought we’d highlight the main differences between them!
Purplex MarketingWhat is the difference between Victorian and Edwardian conservatory?
Modern day homeowners are always looking for creative ways to make their property stand out. Sometimes this might mean having an extravagant conservatory installed, a revitalised front entrance, but there’s no denying the amount of potential posed with a set of windows. From coloured frames to astragal bar patterns, adding a splash of personality through the self-proclaimed ‘eyes of the home’ is a good idea. However, don’t deny what’s possible with historical design approaches like those found with lead glass windows.
Purplex MarketingLead Glass Windows – A complete guide!
In order to properly enjoy your home to its fullest, it’s important that the property remains a safe one to be in. Sadly, it’s predicted that a disheartening 67% of break ins a year occur through doors alone, meaning that it’s more important than ever to ensure that your rear entrance is properly secure. Thankfully when opting to install uPVC back doors from Fitter Windows, you can be assured that they’ll render your home just that. Here’s how:
When we hear from troubled homeowners who have front door sticking issues in Kent, Essex or Greater London areas, more often than not the door in question was installed some time ago and/or is attached to a more ‘mature’ type of home. As well as irritating, this situation can potentially compromise the security of the property if it’s not addressed swiftly; considering around 70% of home break-ins gain entry through the front door.
Purplex MarketingFront door sticking? It might be time for an upgrade
Naturally, we all try to save money wherever possible. After all, why would anyone want to spend more than they need too? However, this isn’t always the best course of action and often spending more can save you more money in the long run. This is clearly present in home improvement. It is so easy to go for the cheaper options when buying things for your home, whether you are scrimping on replacing your light bulbs or sticking with those old, draughty single glazed windows, rather than replacing them with some energy efficient double or triple glazed windows.
Burglaries and break ins are more common now than they have been before, and this means that a number of people have found their homes have been broken into and their property stolen. At the end of 2017 burglary was the 5th most common crime in England and Wales, with over 35,000 burglaries being reported each month. Having someone break in can cause a huge amount of stress and worry, which is why it’s important to take measures to cut down on the chances of it happening. Despite home security systems and alarms being better than ever, burglars are still able to gain access. Often, this is through an unsecure access point or an unlocked window or door. Luckily, there are ways to ensure your home is as secure as possible.
We are asked so often for uPVC windows cleaning tips and how to keep our double glazed windows clean and in tip-top shape. Our range of uPVC windows are virtually maintenance free, requiring little care to keep them looking their best. A simple soapy sponge to wash the frames and panes alike is all you really need to keep your windows at their sparkly best. However, to help you out further we went to our social media followers to see what top tips they have for getting their windows fresh and clean. Read on to see the ideal method our followers have suggested to get the best out of your uPVC windows.
It seems that the largest amount of people will only replace their windows when they start to become unusable, drafty or with masses of condensation. This is understandable; replacing your windows can be an expensive undertaking, even if you are getting a great deal on price. Whether you are replacing your windows due to fault or you are replacing them to improve the overall appearance of your house, the options are still the same – and there are lots of them.
With Halloween in mind, we have put together this devilishly difficult Halloween quiz for you to try. From Jason Voorhees to Freddy Kruger, we have pulled together 10 scarily hard questions based on some of our favorite horror movies. Give the Halloween quiz a try today and be sure to share your results to Facebook to show the world how well you know your scary movies…
Purplex MarketingThe Hellishly Hard Halloween Quiz
2017 has only a few months left as I write this, Christmas adverts have already started to pop up everywhere and the weather is starting to get colder. It is this time of year where planning your home improvement projects before winter sets in is a good idea. Before the weather gets too chilly and you just want to crank the radiators up and sit in front of Netflix for the rest of the year, there are some much needed household tasks which always make the cold winter period a lot more bearable.
Love our new windows. Team were quick and polite. Very professional job and would recommend x
12:10 08 Feb 17
Fitter windows did a great job with our windows. They were incredibly helpful and they did a great job with the space they had in my tiny house. Thank you.read more
23:36 09 Feb 17
I couldn't be happier with my new double glazed windows! Service was fantastic from start to finish. Great job!read more
20:38 09 Feb 17
Our new windows are amazing. Thank you to the team for their friendly and helpful service.
21:59 10 Oct 16
Found this company online, used their online builder to design the door I wanted for the house. It was really easy to use and I've now spoken to somebody there to place my order and arranged for somebody to come and measure everything up for me. Saved a bunch and they where very helpful, can't wait for the new door to come now!!read more
14:42 17 Jan 17
I totally recommend this company Outstanding customer service coupled with fantastic savings on the job I needed doingread more
13:32 03 Jan 17
Very good service, hugely helpful
09:55 30 Jun 17
I found this company online and organised a meeting straight away. The sales guy was friendly and helpful and really wasn't hard sell. Everything looked good so we went ahead. The fitting team came within about three weeks and were professional, neat and tidy and we are very pleased with the results - four windows and double patio doors. We are very happy to recommend them.read more
14:38 11 Jul 17
Can't rate them highly enough. Great product, great price, fantastic service.
21:52 07 Aug 17
Fitter Windows delivered an excellent service-from the first marketing call to the last finishing touches during the installation.
Without wasting my time Martin guided me to find the best product for me, offered me a. very reasonable quote and stayed in touch all the time to ensure that everything was running smoothly.
The installation team was very professional, efficient and polite.
Thanks to the team for the excellent service!
10:38 09 Aug 17
Would totally recommend this company. Was the best value for what we wanted, but on top of that they went the extra mile to help with what we wanted and were so friendly. Absolutely love the end result too.read more
19:29 07 Sep 17
This is just the beginning and I cant wait to see the final results. I have been looking around the window market for about 5 years now and I think I have had every wide boy in my living room that ever existed from Arthur Daley to Del Trotter, All making promised, spending 4 or 5 hrs happily listening to their own voice and they never listen to the customer and then putting the huge sting in tale by quoting extortionate prices.
Well that all changed when a very nice Chap called Martin, from Fitter Windows rang me, obviously one of the companies I had previously been in contact with had passed on my information but Martin was a breath of fresh air. He Listened, yes I said he listened, he actually heard what I was saying, he wasnt pushy or pompous, he was just a genuinely nice bloke. He rang me the week before I was due to go on holiday, He was patient and said he would call after I got back, which he did but not the min I got of the aeroplane, he waited 2 weeks before he called me.
He came to see me yesterday and was a super nice guys. He took me through everything, step by step, we sighed the paper work and then he had a long drive back to kent, I rang martin at 7.45 to as him a question before the surveyor about Facia's, Martin wrang straight back answering the question and sorted it all
10.30 this morning the surveyor was at my house and he was such a lovely man too, that is all now sorted and my windows will be fitted at the beg of Oct.
Thank you Martin you really are a genuine superstar.
Really cant wait for them to be fitted (pics will follow....... I promise x)read more
14:38 03 Oct 17
Very happy overall with the service. There was a little bit of confusion around the quote and admin side but very promptly responded to. First delivery date was delayed due to broken down van and late arrival on revised install date due to traffic issues but I was kept informed and all went well in the end. Fitters were brilliant. Quality of Windows is excellent. Everything left clean and tidy. Would definitely use again.read more
07:35 13 Nov 17
Had a great experience... Martin pulled out all the stops to get my windows in time for me to take a trip to Ireland... International delivery!
Very pleased with the service and windows.
Will be working with fitter Windows again..
Many thanksread more
16:20 05 Jan 18
The house is 300 yrs old, every window had to be made bespoke. What a great team of fitters, and staff, friendly ,helpfull and ready to please. Thanks all ,first class.read more
17:24 27 Feb 19
Great Service no fuss quote and a very good price too, i can not fault them at all. We had many quotes and these guys were no hassle .read more