Monday, 11 July 2022

Keeping Cool

The weather always seems to be a popular topic of conversation. We grumble that it's either too cold, too hot, too wet or too dry. But at the moment there's certainly no getting away from the fact that temperatures have been soaring, making us feel somewhat sticky and uncomfortable.

So what can we do to ease the discomfort and stay well during the heatwave?

The NHS recommend such steps as having cool baths and showers and splashing yourself with cool water; drinking lots of cool drinks (but not too much alcohol), wearing loose clothing; staying out of the sun between 12 and 3; shading windows with light coloured curtains or blinds; actually closing windows when the day's at it's hottest, but opening them at cooler times.

You definitely need to head for the shade in the middle of the day, this is when a veranda is ideal. Alternatively replacing your existing glass conservatory roof with a Warm Roof (it's insulation can help keep the room cooler in summer) will provide a comfortable space to retreat. And keeping your windows in tip-top condition, with an easy to open style that suits you, will help control air flow.

Keep cool this summer!

Speak to the Horsford team to learn more on: 01603 666414. Alternatively you can email us at: sales@horsfordwindows.com

Sunday, 19 June 2022

Garden Rooms

A great way to get enjoyment from your garden all year round, whatever the weather, is to add a conservatory or orangery to your home. Not only does this provide a great place to view your garden, but you can make it a haven for plants, bringing your garden indoors.

Orangeries were originally constructed to house fruit trees, and you could still consider growing your own citrus fruits indoors today. You may need to monitor indoor temperatures depending on what you choose to grow, but lemons and kumquats are considered the most resilient. Olive trees are also good to grow in conservatories as they are evergreens that you can prune to your desired size and shape.

When it comes to flowers in your conservatory, Peace Lilies are a great choice as they are known for cleaning the air, whilst being easy to look after. Indoor Azaleas are also a good idea, adding splashes of colour including pinks, reds and purples. Whatever you choose to grow in your conservatory or orangery, we're sure you'll be able to create a very personal garden room to enjoy.

Speak to the Horsford team to learn more on: 01603 666414. Alternatively you can email us at: sales@horsfordwindows.com

Thursday, 26 May 2022

That's Livin' Alright!

Do you love your conservatory and the great living space that it provides, but feel there's still a little room for improvement? Perhaps you'd like a lighter, brighter feel? Well now that's possible with the Livinroof! 

Combining the benefits of insulation and thermal efficiency (as with the popular Warm Roof) with a design of glass panels chosen by you, the Livinroof provides great style and flexibility in design. 

Maximise the light in your conservatory by combining solid and glazed panels, with the option of internal lights situated in the pelmet or hanging lights on the ceiling ridge. 

Whether replacing an existing roof or installing a new conservatory, the Livinroof is a great option that enables you to make the most of natural light with added thermal efficiency. 

Speak to the Horsford team to learn more on: 01603 666414. Alternatively you can email us at: sales@horsfordwindows.com

Thursday, 7 April 2022

A Handy Addition

Porches may be considered rather grand affairs, enhancing the appearance of impressive historical buildings and churches, with some examples being rather ornamental. Of course, they're also considered a place of shelter, somewhere to dash into in the pouring rain – a must for this time of year! 

By adding a porch to your home, you'll not only introduce an interesting feature to make your house stand out from the crowd, but you'll also be creating an area to leave muddy shoes and boots, damp coats and umbrella's or any other paraphernalia that you don't want to drag through the house. 

We're sure you'll find all kinds of handy uses for your Horsford porch, in addition to cutting down on those draughts when you answer a knock at the door! 

So give us a call and see how a bespoke porch can enhance your home on: 01603 666414. Alternatively you can email us at: sales@horsfordwindows.com

Thursday, 17 March 2022

What A Transformation!

As much as you may love your existing conservatory, does it offer sufficient insulation to make it energy efficient and to maintain an even, year-round temperature?

It’s possible to transform your conservatory, both in terms of providing a more constant, ambient temperature and improving appearance, by replacing the existing roof with a smart new Horsford Warm Roof. Available in a range of tile and slate finishes, the roof not only performs better, it looks better too! 

The tiled roofing system (using Extra Light tiles) offers greater insulation, making it more thermally efficient, reduces necessary maintenance and comes with a 10-year guarantee. With the choice of a flat or vaulted ceiling internally that can be given a plaster or timber effect finish, your conservatory becomes more usable as an ‘extra room’ whether it be for dining, entertaining or relaxing. 

“Thank you to everybody at Horsford Windows & Conservatories for our new insulated conservatory roof. We're thrilled with the whole installation and wouldn't hesitate recommending you to others...” H E, May 2021

To transform you conservatory with a Horsford Warm Roof 

Call the Horsford team on: 01603 666414

Alternatively you can email us:
headoffice@horsfordwindowsandconservatory.co.uk

Friday, 21 January 2022

Creating Space

When asked what they would most like to change about their home, many people would like to create some extra space. A move from a home you love is not necessary to gain an extra room, nor is the addition of a complicated extension.
 
You may be looking for extra dining space, an additional lounge area, a home study or a room in which you can enjoy your hobbies. Whatever reason you have for needing additional space in your home, the answer is a Horsford conservatory or orangery.

Fitted by our expert team to meet your specifications in terms of style, size and finish, our conservatories and orangeries are the ideal way to increase the size of your home!

For more information please call us on: 01603 666414 
Alternatively you can email us:
headoffice@horsfordwindowsandconservatory.co.uk

Friday, 31 December 2021

Let In The New Year!

We’re about to embark on another new year – here’s hoping you all have a great 2022! But how many of you will be including age-old traditions in your New Year celebrations?

It is said that you should wear new clothes on New Year’s Eve, not just to look glam for any parties you may attend, but to ensure you’ll look and feel good during the coming year. Noisy celebrations including fireworks are said to ward off evil, and let’s face it, are great fun too!

First footing is something many of you may have heard of, though it is mainly a tradition in Scotland and Northern England. The first person to enter the house after the stroke of midnight is meant to set the tone for the coming year’s fortune. The luckiest people are considered to be dark-haired men, whilst the least lucky are thought to be females or fair-haired men. The first-footer should come with a gift – a coin signifies prosperity, whilst evergreen suggests long life and a drink is said to bring good cheer.

Even if you don’t take part in first footing, you may well hold the belief that you should open your back door to let out the old year, before opening the front door to let the New Year in. Still on the subject of doors (one close to our hearts) hanging lemons in doorways is meant to promote positive energy! And talking of doors, why not update yours in 2022?

If all these things are a bit far-fetched for your liking, you may be happy to uphold some of the more down-to-earth superstitions. For example, you should not sweep away dust on New Year’s Day as you can supposedly clear away your good luck, nor should you do the laundry.

However you celebrate New Year, have a great one! And remember if you’re looking to improve your home in 2022, you know where to come!

For more information please call us on: 01603 666414 

Alternatively you can email us: 

headoffice@horsfordwindowsandconservatory.co.uk