Friday, 7 June 2019

Flaming (or freezing) June


Meteorological summer officially started on 1st June and we're hoping for sunny weather to get out in the garden and warm days to spend time at the beach. But there's no doubt that our weather can be very unpredictable.

Back in June 1975, snow fell in various parts of the country, interrupting cricket matches and causing consternation. Some of the coldest June temperatures were actually recorded on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in 1962, when Santon Downham experienced a cold snap of a shivering -5.6 degrees!

However the record for the hottest June temperature was set in 2003, when Kent experienced a blazing 38.5 degrees. 

So this year we hope it will be a warm and sunny summer, but just to hedge your bets, you could opt for a Horsford conservatory or orangery so that you can enjoy your garden whatever the weather.



To get in touch:

Call 01603 666414 (Norwich)

or 01263 514594 (Cromer) 

or FREEPHONE 0800 0155551


Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Your Garden Room

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 and hopefully be rewarded with a tasty harvest!

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.

Other popular conservatory choices that fair well include cacti, ferns and succulents such as Aloe Vera. 

Whatever you choose to grow in your conservatory or orangery, we're sure you'll be able to create a very personal garden room.

Get prepared for the season ahead - have a chat with the Horsford Team:

Call 01603 666414 (Norwich) or 
01263 514594 (Cromer) 
or FREEPHONE 0800 0155551
web: http://www.horsfordwindowandconservatory.com


Monday, 5 November 2018

Over The Moon!


When it gets to autumn homeowners start to think about ways to make their home warmer for the coming winter. In addition to new windows and doors that offer greater energy efficiency, we’re pleased to install the innovative, insulated Warm Roof, designed to keep your conservatory or orangery at a more ambient temperature throughout the year.

Mr and Mrs T of Taverham were “over the moon” with their new Warm Roof, which not only looks very stylish, but is thermally efficient (U-Value of 0.15 W/m2) due to its excellent insulation system. Their conservatory used to be cold in the winter but at times too hot in the summer, now they’re looking forward to using their comfortable ‘new’ room throughout the year.

Replacing your existing conservatory roof with a Warm Roof converts your conservatory from a ‘some time’ room into a year-round integral part of your home! Just look at what we did for Mr and Mrs T!

 









  
You can read more about the Warm Roof at http://www.horsfordwindowandconservatory.com/warm-roof

Friday, 31 August 2018

Season Of Mists


Well, autumn is just around the corner, with the first day of the season according to the meteorological calendar being 1st September.

It can be a beautiful season with the leaves turning gorgeous shades of gold, red and brown, but on the downside the evenings get darker earlier and damp mists and chilly days return.

Interestingly, according to a study by 'The Journal of Ageing Research', people who are born in the autumn are more likely to live to the ripe old age of 100! It's also said that those born in autumn do better in education. Famous people born in this season include Elizabeth 1, Roald Dahl, Agatha Christie, Michael Faraday (English chemist and physicist), Pablo Picasso and John Lennon.

Whilst you can't control when you were born, you can make sure you and your home are prepared for autumn. Now is a good time to check your doors and windows and consider more up-to-date, energy efficient replacements if they are old and worn. Similarly you may like to replace your conservatory roof with a Warm Roof that provides better thermal efficiency.

So be prepared for the season ahead - have a chat with the Horsford Team!

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Great Feedback!

At Horsford we not only value your custom, but your feedback on our products and services. We have pleasure in sharing with you some of our latest customer comments.

"I am very pleased with the windows: they have improved the property and must have increased the value! I was also very happy with the window fitters, Alec and Matt. They started the job on time, completed on time, were very efficient and quieter than I had expected." RM

"We were very pleased with the new roof, it looks good and is nicely finished off. We thought the two men who fitted the roof worked very hard and were always cheerful in spite of the awful weather." PS

"It really is a lovely pleasure to write and thank you for the lovely conservatory you have created for us - it really is something special. Your company its workforce and its attention to duty was excellent." AD

Thank you all for your kind words. Remember if you've had work completed by the Horsford team, let us know how it went!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Outings With Orangeries

With a Bank Holiday weekend on the horizon you may be planning to visit a stately home or gardens, many of which have beautiful orangeries.

In Norfolk, the Blickling Estate (run by the National Trust) has a fine 18th century orangery set in its grounds. Further afield, you may like to visit Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, where a Grade II listed example, built to a French design, can be found. And of course at Kew Gardens you can see an impressive design by Sir William Chambers.

Then if your trip to see an orangery has left you inspired to have one of your own, get in touch with our team, who will plan and install your ideal design!



Call 01603 666414 (Norwich) or 01263 514594 (Cromer) or
FREEPHONE 0800 0155551

Monday, 19 February 2018

Veranda With A View


There are many ways that the Horsford team can help you improve your home, enhancing its appearance and increasing usable space. One such way is the addition of a veranda, basically a roofed seating area.


Creating a covered area from which to enjoy your garden, whether you’re relaxing after a busy day, entertaining friends or taking a break from household chores, a veranda is the perfect choice.

We recently added this fine structure to the home of Mr and Mrs D who contacted us to say, “We are very pleased with it, it was exactly what we wanted. Also the two fitters were absolutely excellent, particularly as they had to contend with awful weather and a very icy decking. Please pass on our thanks to them both.”

Consider that done Mr and Mrs D, we’re glad you’re pleased with the installation and the end result. Enjoy your new veranda!

Would you like to add a stylish veranda to your home, or make any other improvements to your property? Then get in touch with the Horsford Team!


Call 01603 666414 (Norwich) or 01263 514594 (Cromer) or
FREEPHONE 0800 0155551