How to Keep a Conservatory Warm in Winter

A conservatory is a popular addition to family homes. It not only adds more space but can add a pleasing look to the house. While most modern conservatories provide a warm and comfortable additional room, some older models can be cold during the winter months. If you have bought a home with an old conservatory… Read more »

uPVC Window Maintenance Tips

uPVC doors and windows are a popular choice for homeowners because of the minimum maintenance required. These types of windows and doors take a lot less work than wooden frames to stay looking their best. When you add new windows to your home, you will want them to stay looking as good as when they… Read more »

Do I need planning permission for a conservatory?

Planning a new room or extension to your home will give you more space, and with a conservatory, these new additions will bring in lots of light. You may think that your home extension is small and won’t need planning permission. It is always advisable to check with the local authority before starting home renovations…. Read more »

Bi-fold Doors – Aluminium or uPVC – Which Material Is Best?

Bifold doors are an excellent choice when you want to add a stylish look to a room and flood the space with lots of light. If you have decided to install bi-fold doors in your house, there are a number of things you will need to consider. Placement of the doors, as well as the… Read more »

What are uPVC Sash Windows?

Sash windows were used in homes from around the 1700’s to the early 1900’s. This is why you will very likely see traditional sash windows on period homes. While you may think that sash windows are only suited to older, traditional houses they can also be used in modern builds that want to add a… Read more »

Why should I use fire rated glass

You may have noticed that some windows and doors have special glass inside or you may be looking into the need for fire rated glass in your building project or business. There are a number of different things to look for when choosing the right glass and a fire rated glass supplier. Here we take… Read more »

What you should know before installing skylights

Roof glazing and skylights can be used to add more natural light to a room. This can provide many benefits to your home making it brighter and more pleasant. When choosing a skylight for an extension or for an existing room there are a number of things to consider. A professional skylight installer is essential… Read more »

How to make older homes more energy efficient

An older house or period property can exude a charm that can’t be found in a new build. While these older houses have lots of unique features that make them stand out they are not usually very energy efficient. Old style windows, doors and building materials used in older houses can cause the property to… Read more »

Aluminium doors for Drivers Foods Leicester

As one of the longest running family-owned companies in Leicester, Norman & Underwood is recognised for skilled craftsmanship and excellence. Drivers Foods Leicester also has a long established presence in the region and when it came to choosing the right commercial glazing in Leicester, they naturally called us. Drivers Pickles Leicester The Driver family has… Read more »

How to stop condensation on windows

Condensation on windows can appear for many reasons, it can sometimes lead you to think there is an issue or fault with your windows. This is not always the case and there are some things you can do in your daily routines that can help. Moisture and condensation can appear on glass and windows because… Read more »