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How To Start Saving Energy Now Before Big Energy Saving Week

15th January 2020

Looking to save money this year so that you can afford that family holiday or buy that new car you have had your eyes on? A few less takeaways and nights out will help, as will getting down the cost of your energy bills, which is dead easy to do. You will discover that when...

Why Do I Get External Condensation On My New Windows?

18th December 2019

When you pull back the curtains first thing in the morning at certain points of the year, you will often be greeted by the sight of external condensation on your windows. It’s something you would expect to see on the outside of old windows, but not necessarily on the exterior of brand-new energy efficient windows....

How To Make Your Conservatory Feel Fantastically Festive

12th December 2019

Christmas is quickly creeping on us and now less than two weeks away. If you’re well-organised, you should have finished the bulk of your Christmas shopping and had a decorating day to give your home a festive feel. We hope if you’ve decorated your house that you haven’t left out your conservatory! It would be...

Winterproof Your Home With Our Best Maintenance Tips

27th November 2019

We’re almost into December, which means that winter isn’t too far away. Early estimates indicate that we could be in for a few very chilly months, and should they be right, you need to get your property prepared for what the winter may be about to throw at it, and do so immediately. Being lazy...

National Home Security Month – Could Your Home Be Better Protected?

15th October 2019

Summer seems a distant memory now as the nights draw in fast and conditions get colder. With the winter season approaching comes a very credible threat to all homeowners – the threat of theft! October is officially National Home Security Month, and has been annually since 2013. This initiative is a reminder to homeowners that...

Just Bought A House?

19th March 2019

Congratulations! The hard work is done, and the keys are yours! But what are your next steps? They probably involve transforming the property into everything you envisaged when you first saw the place, complete with open plan kitchen, customised space for the dog, smart heating, smart mood lighting, built-in sound system, plenty of space for...

Is Storm Gareth Causing A Draught?

13th March 2019

We’ve all witnessed the impact storm Gareth has had on the UK this week, with winds reaching speeds of 90mph. Gareth is the largest named storm to affect Britain since storm Doris in February 2017. Gareth is a funny name for a storm some might think, but interestingly the Met Office decided to start giving...

Changes To Planning Permission

28th February 2019

On the 30th of May 2013, the ‘Neighbour Consultation Scheme’ came into effect. This meant you were allowed to build certain types of structures, without applying for Planning Permission, because of ‘Permitted development rights’ granted by Parliament. ‘Permitted development rights’ meant you were allowed to extend a detached property by up to 8 metres and...

Do I Need Planning Permission For A Conservatory?

26th November 2018

It’s a question we get asked a lot and the simple answer is….no! Adding a conservatory to your house is one of the easiest ways to add extra room and value to your home but making the decision to extend your property is a big commitment, and not one to be taken lightly. A conservatory...

What's the Difference Between a Solid Roof Conservatory and a Single-Storey Extension?

16th November 2018

The simple answer is……there isn’t one! However, a solid roof conservatory is far cheaper and faster to do, with much less hassle, as Trent Valley Windows will project manage the whole build from start to finish. We have all our own tradesmen on site to assist in every aspect of the build, from surveyors, to...

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