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The Elglaze Blog

News and updates from Elglaze

The Elglaze brochure is now available

Posted: Tuesday 10th September 2019 |Author: Elglaze Team
Click here to read or download the Elglaze brochure

Our new brochure is now available to read online, download and pick up from our showroom in physical form!

Featuring details and pictures of our range of products as well as details of our accreditations, commitment to great quality at reasonable prices and all the contact details you need. Our brochure is your first port of call when deciding on your next home improvement project.

A detail photo of the Elglaze brochure

Take a look at our Brochure page to read online or download to your device.

If you would like a physical copy, just pop into our showroom at any time and grab one to take home.

Feeling inspired by the Sunshine?

Posted: Tuesday 3rd September 2019 |Author: Elglaze Team
composite door in yellow

This is one of the latest colours available for our range of composite doors. It’s a bright yellow and we think it really makes a statement.

Choosing a bright front door colour can instantly boost the kerb appeal of your property. Yellow is a particularly good choice as it instantly brings to mind images of summer, sunshine and holidays. In fact, yellow is the brightest colour on the visible spectrum and the most noticeable of all colours by the human eye. So if you want to get your property noticed and associate your home with feelings of positivity, yellow is the colour of choice!

We can provide a wide range of colours for our composite doors. Yellow too bold, why not choose the perennial favourite duck egg blue or even a berry red for truly classic look. Take a look at the range of door styles and colours in our composite doors gallery, then get an instant quote for your new front door using our Quick Estimate tool (at the foot of the page).

 

A Platinum Award for Elglaze

Posted: Wednesday 24th April 2019 |Author: Elglaze Team
Platinum certificate of excellence and trophy awarded to Elglaze by the Plastics Window Federation

Elglaze are very proud to have been awarded a Platinum Certificate of Excellence from the Plastics Window Federation in recognition of ‘achieving and maintaining an impeccable trading record with the federation’.

Elglaze were one of the earliest members of the Plastics Window Federation. Our membership means that our installs are covered by a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

We are very grateful to the federation for this award and hope it gives you confidence to improve your home with Elglaze.

Recent work – Canopies

Posted: Wednesday 6th March 2019 |Author: Elglaze Team
Canopy install

Here are some shots of a recently installed Canopy in Cambridgeshire. Offering shade for your home on sunny days and cover on the rainy ones, our canopies are designed and made to order. You can choose from a range of frame colours and glazing options. Continue reading »

uPVC windows in a conservation area? It’s possible…

Posted: Friday 1st March 2019 |Author: Elglaze Team
Conservation Area Approved Sliding Sash Windows - detail

We have just completed a project to install Conservation Area Grade uPVC Sliding Sash Windows at a home in Chesterton, Cambridge. Rules regarding windows that can be installed at properties in this area are strict and uPVC windows are often not something that can be considered. However we can now install uPVC Sash Windows that pass the test. Continue reading »

Recent work – Equinox Roof System

Posted: Thursday 14th February 2019 |Author: Elglaze Team

Here’s a recently completed Equinox Roof System fitted to an existing conservatory. As you can see, this roof thoroughly modernises the structure and offers a year round space for living and entertaining. Benefits include increased thermal efficiency and, we think, a greatly improved look. Continue reading »

Recent Work: November 2018

Posted: Friday 30th November 2018 |Author: Elglaze Team
French Windows

Here is a selection of this months completed projects. We’ve installed casement windows and a composite door at a property in Cambridgeshire. A beautiful set of French Windows complete with perfect fit blinds as well as a conservatory with a fantastic Equinox roof. Continue reading »

Recent Work: Equinox versatility

Posted: Tuesday 6th November 2018 |Author: Elglaze Team
Equinox roof

We recently completed a couple of Equinox Roof projects. One for a uniquely shaped conservatory and another for a simple porch.

As you can see, it’s a truly versatile system that brings the look of slate without the associated upkeep.

Contact the team for more details or to get a quote to replace your conservatory roof.

Planning for your conservatory

Posted: Monday 1st October 2018 |Author: Elglaze Team
conservatory visualisation

“We decided to take advantage of the permitted development rights that cover most properties. We felt it was a great space to place a dining room and change our existing dining room into a study for working from home. Our experience was positive, and we now have a beautiful extension to our home that is bathed in natural light.”

Listed here are some things to bear in mind when planning for your dream conservatory;

Option paralysis

There are many different options to choose from when considering your conservatory, make sure you have a vision in mind before beginning.

“When we started our conservatory, we began by looking to build one we had seen in a brochure. However, it soon became apparent when we contacted a specialist that there was so much more that could be offered for a conservatory aesthetic.

“Contemplating different materials, we ended up choosing an aluminium conservatory with bi-fold doors and a skypod from Elglaze – specialists in conservatories, windows, doors, and skypods. The chic, modern look suited our vision for the interior of the conservatory and has become the standout room in our home. Seeing a specialist enabled us to gain our dream conservatory and have the best possible options available to us.”

Get the garden area ready for building

“When we got our conservatory built, we didn’t prepare the garden area that was going to be built upon. Although this isn’t necessary and isn’t required by most companies, it soon became apparent that this would have been a simple way of saving money. Depending on the garden area, it can be a serious amount of work just to get it ready for building. The work that we made our skilled workmen undertake was work that we could have done over a couple of weekends. We could have saved money and prepared the area for the workmen to build upon swiftly, getting our conservatory finished quicker.”

Funding your conservatory

Everyone and their dog has a story about building work that snowballed into more than they considered.

“Having taken all this advice with a pinch of salt, we, unfortunately, had to eat a slice of humble pie. Unforeseen to us, our garden soil was not stable enough to be built upon and further foundations had to be laid down for the conservatory to be built. This delayed building for a couple of days and had our budget, and timeline pushed back. Always have contingency funding to fall back upon.”

Don’t forget home comforts!

“When we were building our conservatory, we got swept away with the structure and aesthetic and forgot simple home comforts. It is an extension of your home and we hadn’t considered electricity sockets and heating. Luckily the team at Elglaze had this covered when planning our conservatory.”

Planning effectively can help your conservatory build to progress smoothly. Seek out a specialist and utilise their expertise to create your vision and add a special room to your home. Elglaze is a perfect choice!

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