Whether you love it or hate it – winter does signal the start of some great events. But as we all give our heating the official switch on, it’s definitely time to reflect on just how cosy your house actually is.
As you prepare for a busy period of entertaining, consider these home improvement jobs while you dust off your Christmas tree!
- There’s nothing like the first frost to make you realise how inefficient an older conservatory can be. Conservatories from yester-year are more often than not too hot in the summer and during winter become Baltic. Conservatory transformations are becoming increasingly popular – simple and fast, in next to no time a Certified Installer Network member can have you enjoying your conservatory as if it was new.
- Santa’s calling – ok, so he doesn’t usually come through the front door – but now is the perfect time to think about how inviting your front door actually is. A festive red, or sublime blue is a perfect addition to any entrance way and will certainly set the right tone for your home as guests come calling. Have a look at the Suffolk Collection and add some sparkle and cheer to your front door.
- Thermal upgrade – extreme temperatures, hot inside and cold outside give most windows a run for their money, but if you’re waking up to cold draughts around your frames or your window ledges are saturated, then it might be time to think about new windows in the new year. Always a sound investment, windows really are critical when it comes to managing heat loss from your property. If nothing else it’s worth talking to a member of the Certified Installer Network to get some advice – with no hard sell, they’ll be only to happy to talk you through the latest window innovations.
- Nobody likes cleaning out the gutter but perhaps you could multi-task and pop some festive lights on your house at the same time – but cleaning out your gutter from all those autumnal leaves is a must do job. The extra weight of wet leaves sitting in your gutter will do them no good but cleaning them out as soon as the last leaf has fallen will save you heaps of time in the new year.