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Author: Andy Ball

Bifold doors Derby

The best bifold door options

In the last decade, aluminium bifold doors have been a popular choice for people taking on modern home improvement projects.

They have taken the market by storm because they allow homeowners to open up the rear of their properties and successfully connect the inside with the outside.

Bifold doors are a great option and allow natural light to flood into your home – which is a number one feature when people start thinking about creating more space and making a bright and bigger room.

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Stylish summer home trends to give your property the real wow factor

If you love making a house a home, you’ll probably enjoy taking on as many interior design projects as your budget allows. Makeovers not only add value to your property, they can help create the most stunning interior spaces.

You’ll already know that introducing specialist glazing to a property can completely transform a house and make it a more stylish place to live. Whether you choose to have bifold doors or sliding doors installed to the exterior of your home, it is a fact that the overall look of the property will change for the better.

This year, glazing features heavily on people’s wish lists when starting to plan a home improvement project. When summer arrives and homeowners start thinking about how to make the most of the better weather, people love the idea of opening up their homes and creating the perfect place to live.

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How to make the most of the Bank Holiday at home

Nothing beats a Bank Holiday. We love the endless possibilities that the long weekend brings, and it’s even better that they fall when there is beautiful weather.

The few weeks before the Bank Holiday are usually consumed with arranging plans for the weekend, but we often find that prices for holidays or day trips skyrocket.

We’ve put together a guide filled with inspiration and ideas of what you can do to help you make the most of the Bank Holiday in Derby at home.

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How to style your glazed extension

The warmer weather has finally arrived so let’s celebrate summer with a contemporary conservatory make-over.

It’s time to bring the garden vibes indoors with luxury rattan furniture, chunky cushions and throws and a plethora of potted plants.

Nothing looks prettier in a fabulously styled glazed extension than keeping things simple, but finding a perfect paint colour that connects the outdoors with the indoors is key.

Whether you pick pale pastel paints or go bold with stronger, powerful colours on the wall, they’ll work equally well in a conservatory or extension. As they’re made from lots of glass, they allow every inch of sunlight to bounce in and brighten up every corner of the room.

If you’re lucky enough to have widespan doors or a super skypod roof lantern, you will be feeling the benefit of the great natural light right into October if you’re lucky on a sunny winter day.

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Orangery Conservatory Derby

Conservatories vs. Orangeries

Now that the warm weather has rolled around and the sun has reappeared out from the shadows, it’s the best time to create the perfect place to live life to the full this summer.

To make the most of the glorious sunshine and warm weather, sunrooms make fabulous additions to the home.

You can choose from either conservatories or orangeries to create a light, bright and beautiful feature in your home for your family and friends to enjoy.

But what is the difference between a conservatory and an orangery, and which would be the best choice for you?

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Trade Windows Derby Summer Home Improvements

Get your home ready for summer

No one loves summer as much as us Brits do. After being teased with the sun all year, when it finally comes out in full swing, we embrace it like a long-lost family member.

We adore the warmer weather, longer days, brighter skies and more opportunities to spend time with friends and family.

To help you get your home in Derby summer ready, we’ve put together a guide on what you can do in your home to make the most of weather.

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Extend your home with an orangery in Derby

The onset of the warmer weather means that it’s the perfect time to extend your home. We’ve found that the most popular home improvement for Derby homes is an orangery.

Orangeries were once thought of as traditional conservatories, however, to cater for the need for modern extensions, we can create contemporary orangeries, featuring large windows, Skypod roof lanterns and a brick wall.

More and more homeowners are choosing orangeries for the modern style, extra sunlight and added comfort they offer, as well as to create extra space.

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Easter home improvements in Derby

Easter is a great time for family time. It’s often the first time the whole family gets together since Christmas – and it can be even better than the festive season thanks to the beautiful spring weather!

Having the whole family gathered at home may show you that you need more space to cater to your loved ones as well as to help you make the most of your outdoor space.

Here at Trade Windows, we can help.

We are experienced in home improvements that can help you make the most of your living space and garden so that you can enjoy your home even more with your family and friends.

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Spring clean your roofline

Is your timber roofline looking worn-out and old? If so, it’s probably time to upgrade your fascias, soffits and guttering.

Your home will benefit from new PVCu roofline if you can see any peeling, flaking, cracking paint, rotting or warping, water staining on the boards or down the wall, or visibly ragged roof felt.

Act fast and you can protect your roof structures for years to come, all the while improving the look of your home with a replacement roofline.

Roofline adds the finishing touches to your home, and can easily be the difference between a well-kept home that adds kerb appeal and a home that is in desperate need of care and attention.

Rooflines consist of fascias, soffits and guttering, and Trade Windows Derby roofline offers superb protection from the wind and rain over time.

Our roofline system is an effective replacement of timber roofline as it offers 21st century benefits of using modern materials, all the while replicating the existing style of your current roofline.

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Spring home improvements Derby

Top 3 popular spring home improvements

Spring has finally sprung! We love all of the beautiful things that spring brings: the lighter, longer days, warmer weather and blossoming flowers.

Spring is also the perfect time to transform your home to make the most of this glorious time of year and the upcoming summer months.

To help you decide the best spring home improvements for you, we’ve put together a handy guide of the best transformational products that will allow you to enjoy the added sunlight, sunny weather, fresh air and the beautiful garden views.

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