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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

29 Oct 2020
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What to expect from your Target Windows installation – conservatories, windows, orangeries and more

When it comes to making home improvements, whether it’s a conservatory, orangery, window upgrade or single-storey extension, there can be a lot of things to consider.

At Target Windows, we understand that making the decision to invest in your home is a big one. That’s why we’ve outlined our process from start-to-finish so you know exactly what to expect from us.

Get in touch with Target Windows

The first step starts with you! You get in touch with us via email, by phone call, or you stop by one of our showrooms in Stone and Uttoxeter to discuss your needs. One of our lovely Sales team will talk to you about what you’d like to do and discuss some options there and then.

Know what you’re looking for? Get in touch

We’ll arrange an appointment

Once we understand what you’d like us to do, we’ll carry out a home visit and see if we can make your dreams come true! We’ll arrange an appointment with our installation team within the week at a time that suits you.

Free consultation on your home improvements

At this point, there’s still no obligation for you to do business with us. We’ll offer you free, honest advice about what we can do and how we can do it. If we can’t deliver on the specific home improvements you’ve asked for, we’ll suggest alternatives that will better accommodate your home.

Obligation-free quote

Now we have all the information we need from you, we’ll provide you with an informed quote for your home improvements. This price will cover any drawings, surveys, and building regulations necessary to carry out your installation.

You say: yes please!

This is the part where you give us the go ahead – and start making your dream home, a reality! We’ll provide you with drawings and all the information you need to get started.

Free surveyor service

It’s important to us that we can deliver on what we’ve promised without any nasty surprises or extra costs. Our in-house surveyor will come and asses your home for any structural concerns or risks – and generally double-check everything we’ve done before we get started. It’s great to have that peace of mind!

We start building your dream home

Once we’ve received the green light from our surveyor, we’ll arrange a suitable timeframe with you and our team to get the work completed. Then, all you have to do is sit back and relax. We’ll keep you updated every step of the way.

Aftercare

When the work has been completed, you can rest easy knowing that all our window frames have a 10-year warranty. We’re part of all the necessary organisations, like FENSA, to make sure you receive proper documentation and receipt of works. We also have emergency insurance for our customers should our business ever stop trading.

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today.

All of our staff are operating within necessary Covid guidelines as outlined by the UK Government. Talk to our team about quotes via email if you’re currently self-isolating.

06 Sep 2017

Four reasons why September is a great time to sell your home

If you’ve had your house up for sale recently or you are considering putting it on the market, this month is an ideal time to attract buyers. It’s also a great time to consider kerb appeal and spruce up the appearance of your home.

Google search trends have revealed that traffic on property websites Rightmove and Zoopla can decline by as much as 30 per cent starting from November. This means that listing your house at the start of September will give you a two-month window in which to sell.

So why is September such a great time to put up the ‘for sale’ sign?

  1. People are determined to be moved in time for the festive season, which means buyers are more pro-active.
  2. Many school admission deadlines are due in February, so buying a house in the area you are after improves your chances of getting children into the school you want… better get a move on!
  3. September should (in theory) provide nice enough weather to get good pictures of a house before it goes on the market.
  4. Buyers who have typically been on holiday or busy with children during the summer months are now back in the market and giving searches their full attention.

According to the Right Move House Price Index for September 2016, there was an uplift in Rightmove website visits of 8 per cent in the first full week of September, after the end of the holiday season.

September is also a good time to look at your home and consider replacing outdated or just plain boring windows and doors. You would be surprised at the difference this can make.

Property experts say putting in new windows can make a house instantly smarter, warmer and quieter. Just make sure the replacements are the same as the original to reflect the age and style of the property. If you have a modern home, go for modern windows. If you have a period home, consider the same style as the originals, but modern quality. The potential cost is around £5,000 to £7,000 and could potentially increase the value of your home by around 5 per cent.

doorexampleNew windows and doors don’t need to be plain white; they come in a variety of colours and designs. Target Windows supplies Solidor composite doors, which even offer a door designer – take a look on the Solidor website here.

We also supply products by Profile 22, the UK’s leading manufacturer of PVC-U window systems. The company’s Optima range offers exceptional performance in energy efficiency, weather protection and security – and comes in a range of colours.

Adding a conservatory can raise your house’s value by between 7 and 15 per cent (if it’s part of a full-blown extension). This could cost between £5,000 and £30,000 (for a full extension).

You should select a design that complements the style of your home. Make sure there is still plenty of garden left, as even a small conservatory can add value to your home. Think about its position: a south-facing conservatory needs ventilation and shade, while a north-facing room requires good heating.

Check with your local planning department whether you need permission to build. If you’re within your home’s permitted development allowance (your local planning department can advise on this) and your conservatory is separated from your house by patio doors, you may be exempt.

The additional area needs to add functionality to the existing layout of the house, either as an enlargement of an existing room, or a room in its own right. Above all else, it must feel like a part of the rest of the house and not an ugly add-on.

Target Windows offers a range of conservatories and orangeries. To get some inspiration, browse the conservatories on our website and fill in the form to request a call back for a no obligation quote or advice from one of our experienced sales team.

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02 Aug 2017

Open up your outdoors! Why you should consider a veranda for your outdoor space…

A unique approach to your outdoor space is surfacing and it’s not something we’re used to.

Verandas are a thing, it’s a fact. We’re more used to seeing them on our TV sets though because it’s not something we automatically associate with Britain – they are much more likely to pop up alongside the ranch style properties of outback Australia for example.

But not anymore! A new trend for these stylish and comfortable outdoor areas is promising to add a little international flair to our alfresco living. Interested?

If you’re still a bit unsure about what a veranda is, it’s a slightly raised area that connects to the side of your home and usually has a roof with open sides. They are basically an extension to your home and have some fantastic benefits. Here’s why you should consider one:

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Everyone can have one

The good thing about verandas is they come in pretty much any shape you need and they fit to the side of your house, so if you own a home, there’s a very good possibility you can own a veranda too.

Extra living space

Who doesn’t need a little extra space? With a veranda, you have the opportunity of creating an extra living space, an alfresco dining room, or even a play room for the kids.

Sun shade

Playing outdoors in the sunshine gets a big tick from us over the summer but when those hot days get too much, a veranda offers the perfect respite for shaded sand or water play, or just a cosy spot of reading.

Be outside even when it’s raining

If you love the outdoors as much as us, you won’t let a little thing called rain get in the way of you enjoying the fresh air. But don’t get wet; spend that outdoors time under the protective layer of a veranda.

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When you have summer entertaining to do, there’s nothing better than retiring after dinner to a comfortable and stylish outdoor space to enjoy the light nights of summer. Furnish your veranda with outdoor sofas and chairs, and brighten up the space with colourful cushions and accessories.

Style points

When it comes to your house looking good, verandas are certainly going to win you style points. Attractive in design and personalised to your taste, they become an extension of your home’s interior design. Whether you choose patio flooring or decking, structural pillars make pretty features, and the cover gives you a weather-proof area.

Value-added comfort

Aside from giving you an extra area of comfort, adding this kind of design to your home will undoubtedly add value to your property if you intend to sell up in the future.

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Affordable luxury

While some outdoor buildings can be costly, verandas are a relatively affordable luxury and can be adapted to almost any type of home.

So, are you ready to find out more?

Good news! Verandas are now available from Target Windows – call today for a no obligation quote or advice from one of our experienced sales team. Oh, and did we mention that with every veranda sold during August you’ll get a FREE patio heater on us! Don’t miss out on this amazing summer saving!


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