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Home Security – Hints and Tips

Posted on July 02, 2017

Whether you live in a studio apartment, a two bed semi-detached house or a rural manor house, your home is your castle and you need to protect it. Home security and safety is an important concern for most people, but it needn’t be a worry. With a few simple techniques, you can sleep soundly knowing that your home is as safe and secure as can be.

Most of us would regard our homes as safe but there could be a few gaps in your security system that can easily be fixed.

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Window Energy Rating Explained – there is more to it than you might think

Posted on February 21, 2017

Almost any house appliance that we buy these days comes with a rating showing how energy efficient they are, and windows are no different.

So how exactly do we get to that magic A or A+ rating? Well, you find the U-Value, the G-Value and the L-Value, which give you the Energy Index, which then translates into the Window Energy Rating (WER). Simple!

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New Year Energy Efficiency Resolutions

Posted on December 27, 2016

At this time of year for many of us, our minds will turn to New Year’s Resolutions. For some it will be going on a much needed health kick. For others it will be pursuing a new career.  But almost all us of will be wanting to save money in some way or another.  The good news is that every household could improve their daily life as well as their bank balance by looking at how to make their homes more energy efficient.

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How does Double Glazing Work?

Posted on December 16, 2016

A house with single glazed windows is becoming something of  a rare sight these days, as double glazing became standard in new builds in the 1980’s and replacing windows became a popular choice. Here at Glevum we started in 1984 – the year that Band Aid were number one – with “Do they know it’s Christmas”.

If you remember Band Aid the first time round then you may just remember mornings of waking up to freezing temperatures with condensation streaming down the inside of the windows.

Thanks to double glazing, this is now a thing of the past. But how exactly does it work and what are the benefits?

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Five Easy Steps to a Greener Home:

Posted on October 5, 2016

With rising energy prices and increasing concern for the environment, many of us are doing what we can to make our homes as eco-friendly as possible. From the smallest of changes to our behaviour at home, to overhauling the structure of our properties, there’s a huge variety of things we can do to reduce the size of our carbon footprint.

Let’s look at some simple and actionable tips to move towards the goal of having a greener home.

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Improve Kerb Appeal – Five Easy Tips:

Posted on September 27, 2016

Whether you’re putting your property on the market or are simply looking to impress the neighbours, kerb appeal is of paramount importance. It’s impossible to overstate the role that first impressions play in the world of property. From the smallest brass door knocker to the state of the rendering, every detail counts.

Here are a few straightforward tips to help you transform the look of your home from the outside.

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Four ways to add value to your property using glass:

Posted on September 1, 2016

For most of us, the value of our home represents our most important financial asset. Whether you’re looking to pop your property on the market or are making investments for the future, carrying out work on your home is usually a shrewd economic move.

Beyond a lick of paint and a new kitchen, home-owners need to employ a touch of imagination in order to get the most from their property. One smart way to get the thinky-ball rolling is to consider what you can do with glass around the home. Let’s explore a number of ways in which glass can add value to your property.

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How to make the most of your outside space:

Posted on August 1, 2016

In the world of property, outside space couldn’t be any more valuable. Access to a private outdoor area has the power to transform the way we live. From playing with the kids in the summer to cultivating our own fruit and veg, having a garden opens up all manner of possibilities.

All outside space may be valuable, but not all outside space is created equal. Getting the most from your garden or patio takes a touch of imagination and a healthy dose of elbow grease. Here, we explore some simple methods of brightening up your outside space.

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Top tips for buying a conservatory:

Posted on April 1, 2016

Maybe as summer is around the corner you are looking to bring the sunshine into your home. Perhaps there is a new arrival in the family and you are keen to find some extra space. Or maybe you are looking for a cost-effective way to add some value to your property. All of these are common and valid reasons for considering buying a conservatory for your home.

Done well, a conservatory can transform a property both inside and out. Getting it right requires some intelligent planning, though. The first step is to decide exactly what it is that you want from your new glassy extension. So let us take a look at a handful of essential things to consider in the run up to buying a conservatory.

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There’s more to window and door quotes than meets the eye:

Posted on February 15, 2016

Investing in any home improvement is a serious business. From the products you choose to the companies you employ to carry out the work, each and every decision can be hugely important. Not only do your improvement projects have a significant impact on your enjoyment of your home, but they can also have big implications for its value somewhere down the line.

A common mistake made by homeowners is to let their decisions be influenced too heavily by the figure at the bottom of the quotes they receive – it can be a mistake to think that cheaper is always better. While there’s a lot to be said for getting the best deal available, things are rarely so straightforward. Here, we take a look at the most important things to consider when comparing quotes for new windows and doors.

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New Year’s resolutions for your home:

Posted on December 24, 2015

The dawning of a new calendar year marks a great opportunity to start afresh. For some of us, this might mean dropping a few bad habits or adopting a healthier diet. One common place to concentrate our positive energy at the beginning of a new year is in our homes.

Here, we take a look at a handful of things you can do to transform your home at the beginning of a new year.

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The changing motivations of window buyers:

Posted on November 29, 2015

Windows are one of the most important elements of a property – affecting the way our homes look, feel and function. So the decisions we make when the time comes to replace our windows have considerable implications.

The decision process of replacing windows is not always a simple one. In fact, the factors motivating home-owners to replace their windows is changing all the time. Here, we take a look at the modern approach to window buying, considering how home-owners’ attitudes are changing.

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Top Tips for getting your house fit for winter:

Posted on October 30, 2015

The demands on your home can change throughout the year. Whether you’re living in a modern urban flat or a glorious Gloucestershire Georgian country mansion, there’s no doubt that the toughest pressures for your home come with the winter.

The weather conditions in winter can put added stresses on your home. Here, we take a look at a number of things you can and should look out for in the months leading up to the worst that the winter can throw at you.

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