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Replacing 1930s stained glass windows

The period between the wars, 1919 to 1939, saw over 4 million new homes built in the UK. For many families, this was the chance to buy their own homes, moving out of large towns and cities and into the suburbs with more green space around and a larger garden of their own to enjoy. The typical 1930s style semi-detached…


Replacing 1930s stained glass windows
Coping with Condensation

From school science lessons, we all know how and why condensation forms on the inside of windows. It’s all to do with the amount of humidity in the air, the temperature of the room and the temperature of the surface of the windows. Condensation is usually more noticeable in the Winter when the warm air temperature of our rooms meets…


Coping with Condensation
Finding a Reputable Glazier

The best way to find a good glazier is to ask for recommendations amongst your family, friends and neighbours. However, if that is not possible, then look for online reviews from people who have already had glazing work done. Look out for reviews which praise customer service as hopefully those kinds of companies will do their best to overcome problems…


Finding a Reputable Glazier
Looking after windows with leaded lights

In order to improve the longevity of your traditional leaded light windows, it is important that you inspect them for problems from time to time and ensure that you clean them regularly. You can expect a little movement in leaded lights but any noticeable bows and distortion may result in panes of glass (the quarries) from breaking. Check that there…


Looking after windows with leaded lights
The charm of sash windows

If you live in a house that was constructed, before 1920, then it is highly likely that the original windows in your house are sash windows.  Sash windows do require a high degree of maintenance as they are prone to rot; swelling in cold, damp weather; and shrinking slightly in warm, drier conditions, often resulting in rattling noisily whenever the…


The charm of sash windows
Choosing Conservatory Blinds

Fitting blinds in a conservatory may be done for a number of reasons: To keep the room cool in Summer To conserve heat during the colder months of the year For privacy However, there are a number of factors to consider and it is worth going to a reputable company which specialises in made-to-measure conservatory blinds as they will have…


Choosing Conservatory Blinds