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06 Dec 2021
winter proof your home

6 ways to winter proof your home

Now that winter is upon us it’s time to make sure your home is ready for the cold snap. With a few simple updates you can winter proof your home and be ready for anything this winter throws at us.

1. Keep the warmth

When the temperatures drop outside, we’re much more inclined to turn up that heating dial to keep warm. But in doing that we need to make sure we are looking at ways to prevent heat escaping from our homes unnecessarily too. Heat is most likely lost through the roof, windows, walls, floors and any gaps around windows and doors.

Properly insulating your walls and roof are sure fire ways to reduce energy loss, but you can also make simpler and more affordable updates, too. By using curtains and draught excluders in winter and sealing any gaps around door frames and windows, you are creating a barrier keeping heat energy circulating in your home. In fact, simply shutting doors in your home to keep heat trapped in the room you are using can make a difference.

Heat loss can also be significantly reduced with properly fitted double glazing, using air or a vacuum between the panes of glass means minimal or no heat is able to pass through. The energy efficient coated glass used in our windows retains warmth in the home. It’s also designed to exploit heat energy from the sun and reduce condensation. And the best bit, it will help you to save money on your energy bills.

2. Secure outside

With al fresco dining a thing of the past – for now – it’s a good idea to look out on the patio and make sure you are protecting your garden furniture, barbecues and accessories. Some metals tend to rust with over exposure to the elements, so if you have somewhere to store this type of furniture for the winter months, great. Or alternatively cover them up to help protect them.

Secondly, have a look at where water is collecting or storing such as in your hose pipe or odd buckets around the garden. When temperatures drop, the water will freeze and cause hazards for you and wildlife. Drain the water and hang up or store these inside, too.

Finally, secure any furniture or accessories with rope or hold them down with heavy slabs or bricks, especially if there are high winds forecast!

3. Check your guttering

Leaves, twigs and other winter debris can collect in your guttering causing them to become clogged and preventing them from doing their intended job! Instead of carrying water away, it is likely to spill over the guttering and this can lead to a lot of issues, and even damage to your home.

Maintaining your guttering, fascias or cladding is not an easy job to do. And, sometimes, they are in hard to get to places making it virtually impossible to keep on top of. If you are having trouble with the exterior of your home, speak to us. We’ve got 30 years of experience in providing these types of services, as well as specialised products which are virtually maintenance free.

Learn more about our fasicas and guttering services.

4. Look after your pipes

During cold weather, pipes are at risk of bursting due to the water inside them freezing. Insulating your pipes can prevent this from happening and reduce heating loss.

Be sure to minimise any ways where cold air can make its way to your pipes such as through cracks or holes in your walls – inside and outside – and repair any that you can see.

If you are away from your property and it is particularly freezing temperatures, it might be a good idea to maintain a low level of heating so the pipes are not exposed to freezing temperatures for an extended period of time.

5. Be prepared for the weather

They say you can’t predict the weather, but when it comes to winter you know it’s likely we’ll have to live through it all. The wind, the rain and, of course, the snow. Being prepared for all that winter might throw at us will not only give you peace of mind, but also mean you’ll be able to carry on with life when the weather finally does arrive!

Keep trees and bushes trimmed back to avoid excess debris flying around or landing on your property. If snow is forecast, make sure you have suitable clothing and access, and brush back your driveway so you are able to drive in and out safely. If your property is susceptible to flooding, make sure you have enough sandbags to help minimise damage.

And remember to check the forecast regularly so you know what you are likely to be up against.

6. Don’t forget your conservatory

A conservatory is a great way to extend your home giving you more living space. But if you have an older model, you might find them to be too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer heat.

If you’re struggling to keep your conservatory warm in winter, have a look at how you can reduce draughts in similar ways you would the rest of your home. Draught proofing windows and doors and using rugs and draught excluders should help to make a difference. Blinds and curtains can help to retain heat too.

Insulating or replacing your conservatory roof can also make a world of difference and is a good way to minimise costs if you cannot afford to opt for a newer, more energy efficient conservatory model.

At Target Windows we have and expert team who can provide you with all the help and advice you need to create your dream conservatory. And, thanks to our glass roof and insulated double-glazed windows creating excellent energy efficiency, the room will stay cool in summer and warm in winter, meaning you can enjoy your conservatory all year round.

Find out more about our conservatories.

25 Oct 2021
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How to save money on energy bills

The continuing energy crisis across Britain has meant we’re all looking at how we can save money on energy bills. With gas prices expected to rise well into next year and energy bills rising as much as 30% in 2022, now is the time to make changes.

Here’s our top ten tips to make your home more efficient and help cut the costs of energy bills.

1. Switch off at the plug

Switching your electricals off standby when you are not using them during the day and overnight can be a huge saver. In fact, the Energy Saving Trust says you can save £35* per person per year by switching off at the plug.

Devices like TVs, game consoles and laptops are the worst culprits when it comes to electronics and should always be powered off at the plug or unplugged when not in use.   

2. Turn your thermostat down

It’s no surprise that heating hot water and warming your home are the biggest and most costly parts of our energy bills. But being savvier with your heating can save you money in the long run. Just turning your heating down by one single degree can save £££.

Plus, keeping a monitor on your heating usage, setting timers and investing in smart home technology can give you greater control on how you heat your home.

3. Invest in double glazing

If your home is only fitted with single glazed widows, you’ll be losing a lot of heat. Double glazing not only saves money on energy bills by acting as an insulation barrier but will also keep more noise out.

Target Windows specialises in double glazing offering a range of styles that will suit your home. Our bespoke glazing design service comes fully guaranteed and handled by experts with more than 30 years in the industry.

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Save money on your energy bills with Target Windows Double Glazing

4. Draught proof doors and windows

If you can’t afford to pay for double glazing right now, you should look to temporarily improve your insulation by draught proofing your home.

Draught proofing windows and doors could save you around £25* per person per year according to the Energy Saving Trust. Using draught excluders, sealing tape or double-glazing window film can all help to limit heating loss for the short term.

5. Shorter showers

Spending one minute less in your shower each day can save money on energy bills. In fact, making that simple adjustment to your morning routine comes with a potential saving of £17* for a four-person household over the course of a year.  

You can also be more energy efficient and eco-friendly by choosing a water saving shower head. This way you will help to restrict the volume of water that leaves the shower head without compromising on pressure.

6. Opt for LED bulbs

Swapping to LED bulbs can also reduce energy bills. LEDs use significantly less energy than Halogens and last a lot longer. You would be looking at a saving of somewhere in the region of £30* per person per year by doing this.

LED bulbs are available from most supermarkets and DIY stores. Ask a specialist in store for more advice if you are unsure what wattage you should go for.

7. Get a smart meter

Smart meters are great for helping to keep tabs on your heating usage. They will also provide your energy company with accurate meter readings so that you only pay for what you use, instead of relying on costly estimated readings.

Smart meters are free to use and free to install with most energy suppliers. It is worth switching to an energy supplier that will provide a smart meter. Check with your current supplier for more details.

An old conservatory can be refurbished with a new roof to help with energy efficiency

8. Insulate your roof

Roof insulation is a sure-fire way to help cut the costs of your monthly bills. And it is relatively cheap and simple to carry out. If you have an old conservatory or extension on your home, be careful that you are not losing additional heat through this.

By refurbishing your conservatory roof, you’ll be able to get rid of condensation build-up and also control the temperature better throughout the year.  

9. Don’t let it boil over 

Filling the kettle with just enough water for what you need can lead to a potential saving of £6* per person per year.

Remember that you don’t need to fill the kettle all the way to the top just for one cuppa!

10. Turn off your lights

Finally, switching off lights when you leave the room can save around £11* per person per year. It seems like such an obvious and simple task, but you’d be surprised how many lights are left on when they don’t need to be!

*energysavingtrust.org.uk provided the data on the potential £££ to be saved. Check out the website for more information on being energy efficient.

11 Oct 2021
Target Windows Three Peaks Challenge

Target Windows reach new heights in Three Peaks mountain fundraising challenge for Dogs Trust

The Target Windows team have completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge raising £1,315, over double that of the original £500 target, in aid of national charity Dogs Trust. The team, led by Director of Target Windows Guy Basnett, including Nicky and Rich Green, Sam and Jodie Plant, and Mick Tune, took on the mountainous challenge on Saturday 21st August 2021.

What is the Three Peaks Challenge? ⛰️

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge involves hiking 24.5 miles and ascending 5,200 feet in under 12 hours, across the mountains of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Plant Order Processor Jodie Plant and Commercial Manager Sam Plant complete one of the peaks on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Why we chose Dogs Trust 🐶🐾

Team Target Windows have completed the Three Peaks challenge to raise money for our chosen charity, Dogs Trust, as we are all dog lovers and are passionate about the amazing work they do. Dogs Trust work hard to run 21 rehoming centres across the UK with the aim to protect over 16,000 dogs annually – focusing on the rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs which have been either abandoned or given up by their owners, of which the charity has seen an increase since lockdown, so fundraising for this cause is even more vital this year.

Target Windows, a family-run business operating for almost 40 years in Staffordshire, started working with Dogs Trust in 2011. In just over 10 years, Team Target has completed 15 projects at Dogs Trust kennels at: Loughborough, Evesham, Basildon, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Salisbury, Brighton, Darlington, Cardiff, Shrewsbury, Kenilworth, Glasgow, Newbury and Canterbury. These projects involve installing specially adapted windows and doors in their rehoming centres to help create a comfortable environment for the dogs.

The grand total 💰

We raised £1,315, absolutely smashing through our original goal of £500 and raising over double that amount. We could not be prouder of our dedicated team taking on such a difficult challenge to raise money for a deserving charity and changing the lives of more dogs and puppies by keeping them safe, cared for and comfortable until they find their forever homes.

We also could not have done it without the support and generous donations of the public, and want to say a huge thank you to all who supported us.

Well done team!

20 Jul 2021
Target Windows Charity Hike

Target Windows to take on a mountainous charity hike for Dogs Trust ⛰️

The Target Windows team are hiking 24.5 miles across the mountains of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, in aid of raising vital funds for the national charity, Dogs Trust.

The team will be led by the Director of Target Windows, Guy Basnett, and will also include Nicky and Rich Green, Sam and Jodie Plant, and Mick Tune. All are preparing to take on this challenge on Saturday 21st August 2021 – it’s not going to be easy, but we know the team are up to it!

Why we chose Dogs Trust? 🐶🐾

Team Target have decided to take on this challenge to raise money for our chosen charity, Dogs Trust, as we are all dog lovers and are passionate about the amazing work they do. Dogs Trust work hard to run 21 rehoming centres across the UK with the aim to protect over 16,000 dogs annually – focusing on the rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs which have been either abandoned or given up by their owners.

Target Windows, a family-run business operating for almost 40 years in Staffordshire, started working with Dogs Trust in 2011. In just over 10 years, Team Target has completed 15 projects at Dogs Trust kennels at: Loughborough, Evesham, Basildon, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Salisbury, Brighton, Darlington, Cardiff, Shrewsbury, Kenilworth, Glasgow, Newbury and Canterbury. These projects involve installing specially adapted windows and doors in their rehoming centres to help create a comfortable environment for the dogs.

Guy Basnett, director of Target Windows, said: “They were spending a lot of extra money making and ordering acoustic barriers out of expensive hardwood to keep the noise from the barking down to a minimum.

“We suggested that they could change these to UPVC, which are maintenance free and a lot cheaper. From that job, we have completed many installations, from refurbishments of their existing centres to installing at their new ones. We have the ability to help insulate the dogs’ kennels and help to create a comfy environment for them, which is fantastic, because we’re all dog lovers!”

Please help us to support this amazing charity 💛

We have raised £345 so far and we are so thankful to everyone who has donated! We would really appreciate any donations no matter how big or small, which will go directly to the amazing charity – Dogs Trust.

Donations can be made here 👉 https://bit.ly/3-peaks-challenge-

28 Jun 2021

Create the perfect space for entertaining

Use your open plan spaces

Open plan living spaces are built for entertaining. Use your open plan kitchen-diner to host early guests while you prepare the salad and get the drinks flowing. Start the summer celebrations with summer punch and salad that everyone can help themselves to.

A single-story extension at the side of your kitchen or at the back of the house can add a new dimension to your home and create a more social and dynamic space. Perfect for summer BBQs.

Bring it in with bi-folds

Sunny weather is exactly what your beautiful bi-folds were built for, blend the outdoors with the indoors and open your bi-folding doors all the way. Not only do you create a seamless transfer from kitchen to grill, but your home will feel lighter and brighter.

If our typical British weather doesn’t hold up, stepping inside needn’t be all doom and gloom with floor-to-ceiling windows.

If you’re looking to add a bit more drama to your home, or you’d simply like an attractive way to enjoy your garden all year round, ask us about bi-fold doors.

Time to get alfresco

Is it finally time to dust off the garden furniture? With COVID restrictions ever-changing, meeting our friends in the comfort of our own garden is bound to be the most popular event of choice this summer.

Take this time to consider how you can make your home-to-garden spaces easy to navigate and appropriate for guests. Perhaps a gazebo or a permanent veranda and patio heaters could make those seasonal transitions and unpredictable weather much easier to navigate.

Cosy conservatories

If braving the outdoors isn’t on the cards for you, why not use your conservatory as a hosting space, where you can enjoy your garden without the hassle of oncoming storm clouds. Dress your conservatory or orangery with cooling throws, a place to keep your favourite books or board games and a drinks cart topped up with ice for a real ‘home holiday’ feel.

Serve up some barbeque inspired grub in your kitchen and enjoy the company of your guests without the fear of getting wet!

At Target Windows, we pride ourselves on high-quality installation and aftercare. For more information, or to request a quote, get in touch with us today.

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14 May 2021
Open dining room with bi fold doors into the garden

6 ways you can refresh your home in time for visitors

Are you looking for ways to refresh your home now that you can invite people over? We’ve all been looking forward to the change in restrictions that allows us to spend more time with our loved ones, however, spending the last year without people visiting our homes has definitely left our hosting skills a little rusty!

It’s time to dust off the dining table and get the hoover out, here are our top six tips for prepping your home for guests.

 

Declutter your social spaces

Has your makeshift office taken over the dining room? Is it time to get rid of the tower of Amazon boxes sitting in your hallway? We’ve got used to a ‘new normal’ over the past 12 months, and that includes getting comfortable with our bad habits. Knowing that there is no risk of someone popping over unexpectedly, we’ve let things slide in the clutter department.

Make sure your social spaces are welcoming and clutter free. Find a more practical way to pack away your work at the end of the day, so you’re not leaving scraps of paper and post-its in your communal areas. Try to restructure the kitchen so it’s a space for socialising again. Whether you’re preparing a meal or clearing up at the end of the night, a glass of wine in the kitchen is an end-of-night requirement!

 

Refresh your home with a good clean

Even before the pandemic, an obligatory scrub of the house was always on the cards. It’s extra important now that we stay on top of our hygiene and cleanliness so that our homes remain safe.

Pay particular attention to the spaces that your guests will be spending their time and make sure to wipe down handles and surfaces. It’s key that we take extra steps to make visitors feel comfortable in our homes again.

 

Prepare your outdoor areas

Although recommended restrictions are ever-changing, some of us are still uncomfortable with sharing spaces like we used to. If your guests are vulnerable or anxious, it’s worth sprucing up your outdoor space so you can still socialise outdoors.

Using your conservatory or orangery as middle ground between inside and out can help make your guests feel reassured. Set up snacks, drinks and blankets in your conservatory that your guests can access when they need to.

Even better, if you have bifold doors, open them up and really blend the two. You’ll provide an open plan space that is safe and truly enviable.

 

Make considerations for an overnight stay

From 17th May, we can have overnight guests in our home- make sure there’s still a welcoming, clean space for your guests to rest their head.

Too often do we use our extra bedroom as a dumping ground for storage, clutter, and laundry. Or perhaps, your spare room has become your new home office? Whatever the set-up, clear the space, freshen up the sheets and provide a nice, clean towel for a morning shower.

 

Address any repairs or maintenance issues

Now is the perfect time to fix that flickering bulb, sort out your gutters and remove that damp stain. In our first lockdown, a lot of us got swept up in DIY madness, using the extra time at home to repaint the lounge or hang up a couple of shelves.

But as the months have rolled on, we’ve slowly fell out of love with those much-needed DIY jobs around the house. Expectant guests are a perfect excuse to get the toolbox out and get the house in order.

 

Create more space

You might find that once you start inviting people over to your home, that you simply don’t have the space you need for entertaining. Why not expand your available space with a conservatory or orangery?

Small conservatories are easy to build without restrictive planning permissions and can quickly add additional room to your living area. There are lots of ways to extend your home and create a fantastic room for hosting your loved ones. Why not drop us an email?

 

Find out more about conservatories

Check out this gorgeous orangery we recently installed

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27 Apr 2021
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7 ways to add value to your home

There are many ways to add value to your home, whether you plan on selling your property or you simply want to improve your living space. It’s important to consider whether the improvements will add to your lifestyle or be appealing to a potential buyer. Whatever your reason for wanting to add value to your home, we’ve put together our top seven to get you thinking.

 

New front door

Kerb appeal is a huge part of your property value – especially when it comes to selling. First impressions matter, and there’s nothing that says ‘first impression’ more than a gorgeous front door.

A peeling, old door with poor security is not ideal for you or a potential buyer. Check out Solidor’s different frame and colour options with our online door designer.

 

Refresh your home exterior to add value to your home

As well as a new front door, fascia’s, guttering and cladding can add a new lease of life to the exterior of your home. Ample, efficient guttering can save you time on maintenance and can be made to suit the look of your home. Find out more.

 

Upgrade windows

When should you replace your windows? Windows usually last a good twenty years or so, but it’s always important to check the quality of the glazing for the sake of keeping heat in the house. If you’re looking to sell your home, double glazing is expected from most buyers. Keep an eye out for whistling windows or poor installation too.

If you live in a period property or a rural home with a unique style, it’s important to be sympathetic to the buildings original setting and aesthetic, otherwise you could decrease the value of your property.

 

 

Central heating upgrade

Unfortunately, we aren’t blessed with sunshine all year round in the UK! So, a home without a good central heating system can be incredibly costly, whether you plan on staying in your home or whether you plan to sell it.

Heating bills from electric heaters can cost up to three times as much as gas central heating when trying to heat the entire home. Buyers can ask for a reduction in the house price if they plan to install central heating.

 

Garage conversion

Most homeowners don’t use their garage for their car anymore. Either the garage is too small, or the process of opening up your garage to commute each day isn’t worth the hassle. Instead of using your garage as back-up storage, add value to your home by converting your garage into an extra room.

Create an extra bedroom or play area for the children – perfect for a growing family or grandparents.

 

Conservatories

You can add value to your home by creating an extra dining space or family room with a single-story extension.

Investing in a conservatory continues to be the simplest and most cost-effective way to create extra space in your home. Smaller conservatories aren’t restricted by complicated planning permissions and when we build a conservatory, we arrange all the project management for you.

Already have a conservatory?

Old conservatories can be heat traps in summer and become too cold in winter. Refurbishing your old conservatory with a replacement roof can regulate the temperature in your extension. There are lots of ways to refurbish your old conservatory – ask us how.

 

Add an orangery

While a conservatory can add 5-12% to the value of your home, an orangery is considered a single-storey extension and can boost your property value by even more. Find out how much your orangery could be worth using this online calculator.

Orangeries include more brick walls in their structure. This makes it easier to retain heat and create a room that truly feels like part of your house. An orangery maximises on natural light with cleverly designed glass elements that don’t overwhelm the space.

 

Open dining room with bi fold doors into the garden

 

Inspired? Why not ask us for a quote on conservatories, windows, bi-folds or fascia’s?

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26 Apr 2021
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Should I get a replacement conservatory roof?

Should I get a replacement conservatory roof? A new conservatory could add around 10% to the value of your home, but if you already have an old conservatory, it might be more cost-effective to replace the roof.

What can impact the price of a conservatory?

  • Foundations – is the ground good, are there power cables or is there a drainage issue? 
  • Construction materials – varied pricing  
  • Shape, height, width – the larger and more complicated the style, the more it would cost 
  • Are you getting a full doubleglazed roof or going for Poly-carbonate Panels? 
  • Seasonal offers vs peak times – if you see an offer, act on it because prices can increase during peak times  
  • Planning permission – if you’re buying with Target, this is included in the price and we sort it all out for you 

Styles of conservatory roofs

Victorian insulated conservatory roof – This classic English design is adaptable to any building shape and brings a sense of Victorian grandeur. Existing conservatories in this style can easily have a roof replacement. 

Gable end insulated conservatory roof – A conservatory in this style is usually square or rectangular for maximum space and provides a more modern living space. This gable end insulated conservatory roof is ideal for adding more of a feature to your home, if you are looking to create an impressive space to entertain guests. 

Lean to insulated conservatory roof – If you want to open up your home and bring a little of the outside in, then a lean to is the answer. This style has large glass patio doors or bi-folding doors, with a choice of full height window frames to ensure you get as much natural light as possible. 

Edwardian insulated conservatory roof – Many people with old conservatories will more than likely have an Edwardian conservatory style. This style offers more space and can easily be adapted with an insulated conservatory roof, without having to start from scratch. 

Why replace your conservatory roof?

Get rid of condensation and odd temperatures with an insulated conservatory roof. You know it’s time to insulate your conservatory roof if you still have an old roof with transparent glazing. 

This was perfectly normal a decade ago but now homeowners are catching on to the benefits of proper conservatory roof insulation. If you want a conservatory that doesn’t turn into an oven in the summer and a fridge in the winter then our Warmer Roof range of tiled, insulated conservatory roofs is for you. 

Get in touch with us on 01785 811558 and our friendly, experienced team will give you a better idea of what price it will be for the work you need to be done and how long it will take. 

 

Last updated on 26/04/2021

23 Mar 2021

What colour windows and doors will work with my house?

Understanding what colour windows and doors will match the exterior of your home can be difficult, especially when it really is such a key investment in your property.

We’ve seen many trends come and go, but when it comes to choosing a colour for your doors and windows, we know what stands the test of time.

Windows and doors for a red brick house

If you have a red brick house, then you’re in luck, as the natural, earthy quality of red brick makes it one of the most versatile house colours to work with. For doors, cool, dark tones like blues, greys and greens, complement the warm red of the brick, while classic, natural tones with white frames and border create a softer look for your home.

We’re a big fan of Solidor’s Midnight Grey, as it’s a rich grey colour with a warm undertone, ticking all the boxes for your red brick house. If you’re feeling particularly bold, a full-bodied Ruby Red or Rich Aubergine is a perfect way to add some personality to your home – make sure to frame your door and windows in a neutral white to really make the colour pop

 

White brick and render house

Whether you have a painted white brick exterior or a white render or finish, you have an opportunity to create a contrasting look with your exterior and really maximise on your kerb appeal!

Most colours are easy to match with white, but cool, pastel colours can often get lost on a white house, so think about a tone with more heat or be smart with your door accessories. Consider your surroundings and other homes if you’re spoilt for choice.

For a contemporary style, Anthracite Grey continues to be increasingly popular for both frames and doors, and a classic black and white combination creates a high-impact monochromatic look.

 

Period Properties

Choosing windows and doors for period properties brings its own set of challenges before you even consider your colour scheme! Making sure you’re respectful of the property’s architecture, history and style is key to refurbishing any period building. We recently helped a customer refurbish their unique period-style property with Tudor-style windows and settings – check it out.

Rich, heritage colours, like a Ruby Red, Blue or Green, are perfect for bringing out the classic style of period properties. Consider how Georgian and Edwardian properties like to ‘frame’ their doorways with contrasting stone or brick.

For example, a Georgian property with a white brick frame pairs well with matching white window frames, allowing for a clean canvas to go wild with your door choice. Alternatively, a stone frame might be better suited to colours that complement a natural, earthy tone.

As well as colour, it’s important to choose window styles that are appropriate for your period home. You can browse through different door styles and windowpane options with our online door designer.

 

Stone

Windows and doors for stone and stone brick homes should reflect the natural hues of the material with grey, brown and yellow tones. Think about the undertones of the stone and, if you’re dealing with individual bricks, the grouting between to decide on a complementary tone.

This home is a perfect example of how the window frames and door take the surrounding stone into consideration. The Irish Oak frames mirror the lighter shades in the stone, while the Peacock Blue door pairs beautifully with the warm grey of the brick.

peacock blue colour door

 

Making a statement

Whatever type of house you have, it’s always important to remember that, at the end of the day, it’s your home. If you want a bright purple, double front door, then you can! There’s nothing more exciting than making a statement about who you are through your home.

We love this door choice from @renovatingnumberfifteen on Instagram – the outside colour is cool Cobalt and a sunny Tangerine inside!

We installed classic Chartwell Green frames on this gorgeous barn conversion for a unique exterior style.

 

Inspired? Check out our Windows and Doors pages for more information or start designing your very own door with our online Solidor door designer.

Our team is happy to talk to you about style and colour ideas for your home, give us a call on 01785 811 558 (Stone) or 01889 366 588 (Uttoxeter). If you’d prefer, you can fill out our enquiry form here.

18 Jan 2021

A brand new home: refurbishment project in Blythe Bridge

We were approached by Mr and Mrs Farmer in 2020 to discuss their refurbishment needs at their home in Blythe Bridge.

As well as brand-new front and back doors, they were looking to refurbish their windows and the structural elements of their conservatory to improve energy-efficiency and the overall look of their home.

The Farmers home is a beautiful, large, red-brick property with unique window elements which meant each piece was bespoke and unique to the needs of the house. We used Flush Fit windows from Profile 22 in a classic Agate Grey shade that complemented the rest of the house.

  

Flush frames are becoming increasingly popular due to their clean, minimalist look. You can find out more about the different types if window frames we offer here.

The existing conservatory had a old polycarbonate roof that was difficult to clean and failed to regulate the temperature of the extension. Using WarmerRoof technology, we were able to refurbish the conservatory with a seamless tiled roof that matched the home’s existing tiles. We also added some contemporary skylights to the roof to maximise on natural light without compromising on heat.

The conservatory was transformed from a rarely used room to brand new single storey extension that opened up their lounge space to create an open-plan style living room.

  

The classic, neutral-tone doors from Solidor complemented the rest of the refurbishment work, with a lovely glass frame that mirrored the unique upstairs window at the back of house.

You can design your very own front door with our online door designer. Why not give it a go!

  

This refurbishment project was an absolute pleasure to work on, and really showcased the different services and products we have available to customers.

Mrs Farmer said: “We cannot fault the excellent service we have received from Target Windows, from Sales, Surveyor, Administration through to the Installation team who I have to say were professional, conscientious and mindful of being clean and tidy around our home.”

“I would have no problem in recommending Target Windows to anyone, they are competitive and provide an all-round service for any needs.”

If you’re looking to make some home improvements this year, ask Target Windows about refurbished conservatory roofs, windows, doors, extensions, fascia and more:

01785 811 558 – 01889 566 388 – sales@targetwindows.co.uk