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22nd September 2020  |  News

Here’s our Autumn essential to-do list

Here we are…Autumn has arrived!

Are you the kind of person who looks forward to a cosy winter? Chunky knits, the nights drawing in and Pumpkin Spiced Lattes (yes, they’re back!). It’s great to come home and snuggle up in the warmth, but before you do, make sure you’re prepared for the winter ahead – the colder weather can cause havoc with your home.

Here’s out top tips to get your home winter ready!


Replace your conservatory roof

A conservatory typically is the room that becomes unbearably cold and redundant come October. Replace your old glazed or polycarbonate roof with a solid roof is a sure-fire way to keep the heat where it belongs – creating a thermally efficient space with a year-round ambient temperature.

You can also get free replacement frames with every Solid Roof in our current offer, to make your conservatory fully winter-ready!


Upgrade your windows

Did you know up to 20% of your homes’ heat can be lost through the windows? Look forward to a warmer winter by upgrading to energy efficient double glazing. Our windows are all A+ rated and super secure, keeping your family safe and your energy bills low.

Solarframe windows are also now buy one, get one free! So no reason not to upgrade today.


Look after your guttering

Rainwater or melting snow can overflow from blocked guttering and cause damp internal walls.. A must-do as part of your homes maintenance schedule is making sure they’re clear of all those Autumn leaves and debris – don’t forget to check all the joints are sealed, brackets are tight and downpipes secure.


Spruce the garden

Many of us have spent a lot of time in our gardens this year. Coming into Autumn, give the garden a final bit of love to keep it tip top for Spring! Get the woodwork such as fences, the shed and decking, ready to tackle the elements with a good coat of weatherproof paint. And don’t forget to trim any hedges, bushes and shrubs ready for their new year growth.


Upgrade your interior décor

Finally, switch things up a little in the interior, autumn/winter 2020 trends are stunning! Dark blues, regal greens and pastel pinks are everywhere at the moment and are easy to incorporate as a statement whether as a rug, throw, cushions or curtains. Or keep things neutral with timeless greys and blacks, along with neutral woodgrains, to add the finishing touches to your Autumn abode!


As always, we are here to help with any home improvement ideas you may have! Pop down to our showsite and talk to our friendly experts and get hands on with our fantastic products.

Post by Nikki Dunbar