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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...

Condensation – A Common Autumn Problem

6th November 2018

It’s reached that time of year where the temperature starts to plummet, the heating’s on, washing needs drying and roast dinners need cooking. But all these activities, usually result in one thing – condensation. The excess water vapour caused by these everyday activities is absorbed into the atmosphere, and when cooled, the result is water...

It’s Easier to Extend Your Home Than You Think!

15th August 2018

In an age where technology is constantly upgrading to make almost any daily task easier and quicker, it’s hard to believe that many homeowners still think extending their home will be a long, laborious process with lots of costs, fuss and mess. In fact, the home improvement industry has far from been left behind in...

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