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How to make the most of the sun all year round in your home

As we say goodbye to summer and embrace everything autumn has to offer, there’s still time to create some light-filled loveliness in your home.

The leaves might be turning from lush greens to rusty reds, but don’t let that stop you from embracing a new project and giving your home a stunning end-of-year makeover.

If you enjoy interior design, why not think about opening up rooms and creating a lighter and brighter home especially as winter will soon be on its way.

Making the most of the sun and beaming light into darker rooms can transform interior space, making a house that really suit your needs.

Working with natural light not only brings more heart into a home but your makeover project, whether it be a new conservatory, orangery, glazed extension or new windows, can be enjoyed 365 days of the year.

Could a conservatory be on your winter wish list?

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At this time of year, more and more families are keen to create more space in time for winter. Homeowners are investing in conservatories, orangeries and extensions and installing impressive glazed walls as part of their bespoke renovations.

If you’re keen to add value to your property, as well as transforming the house to make it light and stylish, this could be a serious option for you.

There’s nothing more lovely than a conservatory that beams light into the room during the winter. They effortlessly open up a home and help to create the perfect place to live.

Making the most of natural light is everyone’s dream and you can easily achieve this too.

Did you know that conservatories are almost fully glazed rooms and that’s why they bring in so much exterior light? They feature a minimum three quarters of glass walls and a glass roof.

The amount of glass featured in conservatories mean you can create a seamless link from the inside to the outside.

You’ve also got choice as our conservatories are available in a variety of styles to suit all property types, including the classic Gable-end, Edwardian and Victorian, Mediterranean inspired Lean-To, and spacious P & T Shapes.

Or perhaps you’d like a light and bright orangery to give your home the wow factor?

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The beauty of getting an orangery today, is that there are a number of different airy styles to choose from.

At Trade Windows, we’ve found that these are becoming increasingly popular with our Derby customers.

They’re modern and stylish and we can create a really contemporary, light filled space for you to enjoy all year round.

Orangeries, featuring large windows, in brick walls with Skypod roof lanterns, offer homeowners the opportunity to open up the rear of their properties to successfully connect the inside with the outside.

Skypod roof lanterns in orangeries look absolutely stunning and allow natural sunshine to fill the new room. They work by being higher than the surrounding roof and that means the orangery will be filled with natural light – beaming in from every single angle.

It’s a fact that our Derby customers love our orangeries! What’s fantastic is that we can make them look like an original feature of your home to add some much-needed extra space.

The wonders of widespan doors

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Over the last few years, aluminium widespan doors have become a popular choice for people wanting to open up their homes.

They are now widely used in modern home improvement projects – especially if the plan is to open up space and make it lighter.

Traditionally, homeowners want to open up the rear of their properties and bifold doors and sliding doors are most certainly the answer.

They are a great option if you want to successfully connect the inside with the outside and allow natural light to flood your home.

Letting in more light is probably the biggest reason people are opting for widespan doors. Here are your options.

The facts about bifold doors

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  1. Bifold doors are made up of multiple doors leaves and can successfully occupy a huge range of opening styles – whether you use them externally or internally to divide two rooms.
  2. Bifold doors can either fold to the left or the right, or in the middle, and you can choose whichever configuration that most suits your property.
  3. This style of aluminium glazing is free from any frames or posts and can give you an uninterrupted view of your garden.

The facts about sliding doors


  1. Sliding doors glide to the side, with the glass panels sliding behind one another.
  2. To maximise light and views, the panes in a sliding door are wider than the panels in bifold doors.
  3. If you choose sliding doors, you can have up to 6 glass panes which create a stunning wall of glass.

The wonders of new windows

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Windows can also transform a home. It’s a fact that buying new windows can add lasting value to your property. When considering new windows, think about the look you want to achieve.

At Trade Windows, we’re here to help and our advice is simple… Come and talk to us.

Visit the showroom, see what we’ve got on offer, and let us brighten up your home and get it winter ready.

Just think, if you invest in new windows today, you won’t need new ones for at least another two decades!

If you fancy a bit of window shopping, why not have a wander round Trade Street, our bespoke showroom on London Road.

With stunning displays and a whole host of windows, you’ll be able to see for yourself our excellent range we have on offer.

If you’re after low maintenance and classic choose PVCu windows. For contemporary style, aluminium windows are a fast-growing popular choice. If you’re looking to make a style statement, Lumi frame-less windows are ideal.

Casement windows are a popular window choice thanks to their sleek and simple design, or tilt and turn windows, a well-designed window that can open up and for greater ventilation. Sliding sash windows are a superb choice if you’re looking to retain traditional style, while bay & bow windows offer charm along with more space and light.

Call in – we’d love to see you!

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You can visit our showroom in Derby 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm and Sunday 10am-2pm.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with us online and we can get back to you with our guidance and advice.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for even more inspiration.