What Are the Different Types of Conservatory Roofs

Types of conservatory roofs

What Conservatory Roof Types Are available? Conservatory designs have evolved over the years. Whether they’re built from glass, polycarbonate, or solid tiles, changes in technology and legislation have inspired innovative new types of conservatory roofs. If you’re looking to upgrade your conservatory roof or install a brand-new system, there is a…

What is Condensation?

What is condensation

One of the most irritating aspects of being a homeowner can be finding condensation in between your double glazing. Condensation is water that builds up on a cold surface that’s come into contact with humid air. The scientific definition for condensation is when a gas becomes a liquid. Water vapors in…

Can You Paint a Conservatory Roof?

Glass Conservatory Roof Pane in situ

When You Can Paint a Conservatory Roof You can paint a conservatory roof. However, for polycarbonate sheets, you will need to prepare the surface to prevent the paint from flaking. While it’s a non-porous material like other plastics, you still need to apply the right coating before painting. This coating needs…

Patio Doors Have Many Advantages

Family standing next to their grey framed patio doors, looking out into their garden.

Patio doors are sometimes known as sliding doors and are any type of door that opens onto a garden or patio area. Often confused with french doors, patio doors are different as they slide open on a track, while french doors open outwards using a hinge. Sliding patio doors are the…

What Are Composite Doors Made of?

Navy Front Door with gold post-box and handle, and two Green bushes either side

Composite Door Material Composite doors are often constructed from glass-reinforced plastic also known as GRP, wood, and insulating foam. While uPVC doors are made from only plastic, composite doors use materials that are compressed together under high-pressure conditions. This ensures that they are secure, durable, and resistant to extreme weather. The…

A Brief History of the Conservatory

A UPVC white conservatory fitted by Northants Windows and Conservatories.

Conservatories have the potential to be an incredible feature of your home. They can help you create a stylish space with modern or classic themes, depending on your interior design preferences. When you ask people what a conservatory is, however, many people will have a different answer. The truth is that…

A History of French Doors

An image of newly installed French doors with a brown door frame.

Glamorous, sophisticated, and lightweight, French doors – sometimes known as French windows – are an incredibly popular type of door in UK homes today. Even though they’re called ‘French doors’, their design has a rich history spanning across Europe, with a clear influence from Italian Renaissance architecture. In truth, the French…

Three Ways to Update Your Home’s Exterior Quickly

Black Front Door with Two Planters filled with flowers either side.

Home exterior design can transform your house. Encompassing a wide range of exterior design elements creates a home with great curb appeal that you’ll love returning to each night. Whether you have a traditional or contemporary property, your home exterior can be adapted with some small changes. Unique window and window…

Keep Your Conservatory Cool in Summer

A UPVC white conservatory fitted by Northants Windows and Conservatories.

Keep Your Conservatory Cool Conservatories are a great investment for many homes, they’re a fantastic place to enjoy all year round. They create more space, add value to your property, and bring in more natural light. During the summer, this natural light can lead to your conservatory overheating and becoming too…