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Ways You Can Improve Your Home Security This Winter

7th October 2020

There’s often a notable rise in burglary figures from October onwards and it can be partly put down to it getting darker much earlier.  It makes sense because thieves are far more likely to try and break into someone’s home in the pitch black than in broad daylight.  The increased threat of burglary right now...

Are You Living In An Energy Efficient Home?

14th August 2020

It’s not a major concern at this time if your home has a poor energy efficiency rating because of the fine weather, but it will be once winter comes along.  The cold will get into your house easily and you will have no choice but to crank up your heating to try and keep warm,...

Homespiration - How To Turn Your Home Into A Special Setting

22nd June 2020

Britons have been spending the last few months in a myriad of house styles, from lavish apartments to country cottages, vintage farmhouses to up-to-the-minute townhouses.  It’s not an easy thing to be indoors for such a length of time, but we would hope that the majority of people have gained some enjoyment from being at...

How To Retain A Healthy Mind And Body In Your Home

11th May 2020

We hugely sympathise with anyone who is finding being at home for this extended period something of a struggle. It’s not an easy thing to do, far from it, but just remember, this won’t go on forever and there’s light at the end of the tunnel, as some of the restrictions are slowly being eased. ...

Love Your Home - The Bits Of DIY You Can Accomplish In Lockdown

7th May 2020

Six weeks into the lockdown, Britons have adjusted to being confined to their homes, but it’s certainly not an easy thing. Take comfort though from the fact that by remaining indoors, you are doing your bit to protect our wonderful NHS and saving lives.  Staying busy and keeping yourself occupied will help a little if...

Local Window Business Goes ‘Contact-Free’

19th March 2020

Family-run company, West Yorkshire Windows, has adapted to the nation’s current crisis by providing virtual appointments for the safety and convenience of its customers and staff. The company are now offering a ‘contact-free’ option to provide quotations for windows, doors, conservatories, orangeries, solid roofs and small extensions. The team will use email, telephone and video...

Have You Just Bought A House In West Yorkshire?

26th March 2019

Congratulations! The hard work is done, and the keys are yours! But what are your next steps? They probably involve transforming the property into everything you envisaged when you first saw the place, complete with open plan kitchen, customised space for the dog, smart heating, smart mood lighting, built-in sound system, plenty of space for...

Changes to Planning Permission in 2019

26th February 2019

On the 30th of May 2013, the ‘Neighbour Consultation Scheme’ came into effect. This meant you were allowed to build certain types of structures, without applying for Planning Permission, because of ‘Permitted development rights’ granted by Parliament. ‘Permitted development rights’ meant you were allowed to extend a detached property by up to 8 metres and...

Highest Security Barrels Available At West Yorkshire Windows

5th February 2019

It is statistically proven that crime increases over the festive period, in particular house burglaries, with an increase of up to 20%. According to crime stats there were 6278 burglaries in England and Wales over the Christmas period in 2019. This compares to 5524 the year before and 5222 in 2017 – a 20% increase...

Replacing windows in a conservation area

13th July 2017

There are over 8,000 conservation areas in England alone. Do you live in a conservation area? The definition of a conservation area is “an area of notable environmental or historical interest or importance which is protected by law against undesirable changes.” Conservation areas exist to protect the special architectural and historic interest of a place...

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