As the saying goes; first impressions count. And, as we have recently found out, this apparently doesn’t just apply to you individually. In fact, the exterior of your home can say a lot about the people living inside.
Dulux Weathershield have recently completed research that revealed Brits make an assumption about a person in just 10 seconds after seeing their front door.
It seems that we really are a nation who judges a book by its cover. Find out what the colour of your front door supposedly says about you below:
Choosing the right material for your front door can often be a tricky decision; especially when you’re a little inexperienced about what is on offer.
A traditional timber finish is a much sought after appearance for many residential properties. However, they are often expensive and generally require more maintenance. uPVC is certainly the cheaper option but can be seen as less secure and not quite as visually appealing.
Composite doors however, offer the best of both worlds and are, in our eyes, the clear winner. Let us explain to you in a bit more detail:
At Crystal Clear we pride ourselves on great customer service and even greater products. And having worked with one of our latest clients for the past 8 years we think we can safely say we’re doing our job right.
Find out how we got on, and how you might benefit from a Composite Door from Crystal Clear.
In recent years the good old patio door or French window has been surpassed in popularity by Bifold doors. Just watch an episode of Grand Designs and see for yourself!
They combine high performance with contemporary design and are as such ideal for any modern home.
Offering up almost panoramic views, they are built with solid construction and great design. But what exactly are their benefits and why should you consider revamping your home?
Is it about time that you updated your windows and doors? Maybe a fresh lick of paint, an upgrade to double glazing, or new replacement windows entirely?
Whilst you should always consider planning permission and building regulations regardless of the property, it is not always required. However, should you reside in a listed building obtaining specialist consent as well as standard planning permission is vital.
We discuss below in more detail so that you won’t be caught out:
For centuries our homes have been built with hardwood doors and windows. These were strong and durable, but only if properly maintained – otherwise they were vulnerable to the elements and could easily become rotten or cracked. They also had the potential to be extremely draughty!
Then along came something new and we were introduced to PVCu. These instantly became the popular choice due to their low cost and low maintenance. It seemed we would never look back, but for some people the aesthetic quality and chunky profiles have never quite ticked all the boxes. Now it seems that everyone’s raving about Composite woodgrain effect windows and doors.
According to Apeer, your perfect house should reflect you, your world, and how you choose to live in it. They believe that you should exist in a living space that offers the best possible light.
With this in mind, the glazing manufacturers have recently introduced their new Lumi range which offers minimalist wall to wall glass bringing new, improved levels of brightness to every aspect of your home. With such a fantastic product on the market, Crystal Clear are excited to announce that we can now bring this ground-breaking glazing solution direct from our very own premises.
Whether you want to replace your front door, back door, garage or interiors doors there are often so many choices of style and material that you don’t know where to begin.
Purchasing a new door is perhaps one of the most important purchases for your home. They are the main points of access into your house requiring significant safety levels. Not to mention they can also take a battering from the weather and other external forces leading to the need of durable, weather resistant material.
During the process of choosing, to purchasing and through to the installation, you’ll be faced with a number of factors to consider throughout this process which can have huge implications on both the aesthetics of your home and the ways in which it can function. At Crystal Clear we sell and fit uPVC, as well as purpose made timber and aluminium, doors made to measure to your exact requirement.
Below we have discussed what you’ll need to consider when purchasing a new uPVC door, because contrary to many people’s beliefs, it’s not all about the price.