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The Elglaze Blog

News and updates from Elglaze

Our showroom re-opens Monday 12th April

Posted: Thursday 1st April 2021 |Author: Alistair Sales
open for business from Monday 4th may 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that our showroom will be re-opening from Monday 12th April following government guidelines. We have measures in place to ensure our customers and staff are in safe hands – more details can be found below.

We’ll have some great products on display, so keep an eye on the website and our social media and start thinking about what you would like to do to make your home that little bit more special. Continue reading »

Condensation in your conservatory? Learn how to get rid of it once and for all with these six tips

Posted: Monday 29th March 2021 |Author: Alistair Sales
A window with condensation on the inside.

Although days are getting longer and slightly warmer, being in the UK means we often get freak weather patterns and unexpected cold spells. As you’re probably aware already, condensation in a conservatory occurs more frequently in the winter months. The reason being is the outside air is cold outside while your home is nice and warm on the inside.

By not mitigating condensation, we open up our homes to excess moisture and the build-up of mould.

What causes condensation in your conservatory?

Condensation in conservatories is a common problem, but why does it happen, and how can you prevent it?

Here, we’re going to outline some top tips to help prevent condensation in your conservatory.

In the UK, we tend to keep our homes extra warm and cosy in the winter by turning up the heating and keeping the windows firmly shut. Unfortunately, this is a recipe for disaster when it comes to condensation in your conservatory.

When a conservatory lacks ventilation, it results in moisture build-up in the air, commonly known as water vapour. As the vapour condenses to water by hitting colder glass panes,  a build-up of droplets in the corners of your windows or doors is often visible. These droplets are condensation and can eventually be quite problematic.

Six tips to help prevent condensation in your conservatory

The good news is you aren’t required to make too many changes to help stop condensation in your conservatory. Some steps are more involved than others, but all have their place on our list. Let’s have a quick look at how to prevent condensation in your conservatories.

Ventilation is a top priority!

Keeping your windows open slightly throughout the day with the heating on low will help air pass through the conservatory. We often frown upon draughts in our home, but in this case, they are more beneficial than detrimental. You can also specify trickle vents in the windows when buying a new conservatory. These offer ventilation with very little heat loss.

If you have the budget, you can also invest in a ceiling fan. Doing so will circulate air around the room more efficiently.

Keep the clothes drying rack outside of the conservatory

It might be pretty tempting to dry your clothes on the radiator during the winter months or on a drier inside the conservatory. However, this will increase moisture in the air and consequently cause condensation in your conservatory.

It can be beneficial to dry clothes outside on the line to help prevent this from happening. If you use a tumble drier, make sure there is plenty of ventilation (ideally vented to the outside), so moisture can escape.

Limit how many plants you have to help control condensation in your conservatory

Having a few too many plants in your conservatory can cause humidity in your conservatory to rise. If you’re a plant lover, we understand this tip may be harder to follow than others!

Get hold of a dehumidifier if you can

If condensation is persistent, then purchasing a dehumidifier can make a world of difference. This device will draw moisture out of the air to help reduce the chances of condensation forming on the conservatory’s windows and doors.

Replace your windows

If you are in a position to do so, then replacing your home or conservatory windows and doors will probably be the best option. A sign of poor insulation is the build-up of condensation on windows and doors.  Unfortunately, this can cause moisture build-up and eventually lead to dampness and mould formation. No one ever wants to see or deal with this and it can be a major cause of damage to your home.

Opting for windows with higher efficiency ratings is probably your best bet to reduce condensation and even save on energy bills.  At Elglaze, our team is on hand to help you make the best decision for your home. We have a vast range of windows you can view here.

Replace your old conservatory roof with a solid tiled rooftop

Not only does a tiled roof look more contemporary and appealing to the eye,  there’s also less cold glass for condensation to form on. It will undoubtedly make your conservatory warmer in the colder months and cooler in the warmer months. A win-win situation!

If you’re interested in upgrading your conservatory or replacing an old roof, you can find out more about our conservatory range here.

At Elglaze, we go above beyond to be the best installers of high-quality uPVC and aluminium windows, doors, and conservatories to homes in Cambridgeshire and further afield. It’s always been our aim to offer fair prices for high-quality products.

Planning permissions and conservatories – what should you know?

Posted: Wednesday 17th March 2021 |Author: Alistair Sales

Let’s be honest; when thinking about planning permissions and conservatories, the lines between the two become pretty blurred. Any building regulation can be a complex matter unless, of course, you are well versed in the planning system.

This post will outline some of the main things you need to consider when thinking about building a new conservatory, replacing an existing one, or upgrading your current conservatory roof. It will also point you in the right direction of some light bedtime reading (the planning portal and government guidelines!) if you wish to learn more about the nitty-gritty requirements.

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Conservatories vs Extensions: Which One is Right For You?

Posted: Wednesday 24th February 2021 |Author: Alistair Sales
Conservatories vs Extensions

Thinking about and implementing home improvements can be a daunting task and an exciting prospect at the same time. There may be some factors you hadn’t considered when weighing up the different options available to you, so here we’ve put conservatories vs extensions head-to-head to provide you with some helpful pointers in your planning preparations. We might be a tad biased in our opinions on conservatories here, but there are still important considerations to be had.

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5 Benefits of Having your Own Garden Studio

Posted: Wednesday 10th February 2021 |Author: Alistair Sales
Elglaze Garden Studio brown cladding, french doors and corner window

Garden Studios are becoming ever more popular in the world of home improvements. Not only are these studios stylish and secure, but they can be a practical way to enhance your external living space too. Here we look at five reasons why you should have your own garden studio.

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5 Reasons the Equinox Vega is the Perfect Conservatory Roof

Posted: Tuesday 26th January 2021 |Author: Alistair Sales
Equinox Vega Roof with Grey Tiles

Picture this – It’s a hot summer day in the middle of July, and you’re looking for a more relaxed place to sit back and read your weekend newspaper. You decide to try the conservatory but are quickly met with a wave of heat reminding you why this isn’t always possible with your current conservatory set up, so you swiftly turn around to find a different spot in the house.

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Showroom Opening Times this Christmas

Posted: Wednesday 16th December 2020 |Author: Elglaze Team
Elglaze Showroom opening times this Christmas

This year has been trying for everyone. As a business, we’ve had challenges with supply chains due to the pandemic but have still managed to install windows, doors and conservatories for our customers across Cambridgeshire.

With people spending more time at home, the focus has turned to improving their living space. We’re delighted to have been able to install some incredible projects that improved the warmth, security and looks of so many properties.

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New Lockdown – The showroom will close, everything else continues as normal

Posted: Tuesday 3rd November 2020 |Author: Elglaze Team
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As we head into the second national lockdown in England, we want you to be aware of how we at Elglaze are responding.

This time around, we are a little less affected by the lockdown. As noted in the new national restrictions, construction is allowed to continue as before, following COVID-secure guidelines.

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Open for business

Posted: Friday 1st May 2020 |Author: Elglaze Team
open for business from Monday 4th may 2020

As you may know, we had to close our doors for a short period once lockdown began. Our supply chain had all stopped meaning we were unable to order the profiles, doors and everything else we require to install windows, doors and conservatories. However, as of Monday 4th May, we are open for business once again! Continue reading »

Our latest Equinox conservatory in St Ives

Posted: Thursday 30th January 2020 |Author: Elglaze Team
Equinox tiled conservatory roof

When you’re looking for a tiled conservatory roof, the Equinox tiled roof system is a fantastic option for your conservatory. Offering excellent thermal insulation, no glare from the sun and impressively fast installation, this roof system is designed to offer an incredibly realistic look of real tile. Continue reading »

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