Christmas is coming and it is often the time of year when we spend the most amount of money trying to get present for friends and family. Too many of us forget to treat ourselves and our homes at this time of year, but Conservatory Outlet wants to help you change this trend. We are offering 30 per cent off all conservatories in our product range, making it the ideal investment for such an important time of the year.
Conservatories make the most spectacular of locations. They can be used for a variety of different uses, including an extra dining or living room, or they could simply be used as your own personal office for when you need to catch up on important business. Whatever it is you want to do with it, we can guarantee you continuous luxury and wonderful warmth whenever you decide to seek solace in it.
There are a massive collection of six different conservatories to choose from so you are certain to find one to suit your home. Each comes in a different shape and size and has its own individual benefits that you can reap the rewards of. We also supply then in a range of different finishes, as not everyone wants their conservatory to be in traditional white, particularly if it looks out of place with the rest of the home.
The Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) has recently petitioned the government to introduce a National Window Scrappage Scheme. Under the proposed scheme it is hoped that householders will be encouraged to scrap their old poorly insulated windows in return for a £1,000 grant towards the installation costs of new, professionally installed, energy efficient ones. Consumer benefits would include the £1000 saving, a domestic cosmetic facelift, lower fuel bills and more energy efficient homes.
So could uPVC windows and doors be the answer to saving the planet?
No doubt any upturn in sales would trigger questions about the disposal of old PVC windows and doors in an environmentally responsible way. Despite the fact that it is often said that PVC is not recyclable, this is simply not true so there is no need for alarm. There is a range of methods already available for deriving residual value from used plastics products. In fact, PVC, like all other thermoplastic materials, can be recycled relatively straightforwardly.
The uPVC window industry has been criticised in the past, for an apparent lack of post-use recycling. But it is now common practice to recover and recycle factory wastes and / or off-cuts after the window has been fabricated. These materials are then incorporated with virgin polymer to produce further long life products including window profiles.
A company that has been at the forefront of collection and recycling of redundant uPVC materials is Ecoplas Limited. Based in Selby,…
How can a window actually save you money? Because they help you save energy and reduce the fuel bills in your home!
As fuel costs continue to be high and we become more concerned about the environment, it is important that you focus on how energy efficient your home is.
Energy Saving Trust research reveals that almost half the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions come from energy we use every day. In 2005 alone, total UK CO2 emissions were almost 554 million tonnes. 27% (153 million tonnes) of those emissions came from the energy we use to heat, light and power our homes, contributing to climate changes.
But saving energy will not only help the environment in the long term. It can save you a great deal of money now – and increasingly as time goes by. Because those soaring fuel costs are highly unlikely to come down.
Did you know that up to 20% of a home’s heat is lost through the windows? This is hardly surprising, since the average house has 8 square meters of glass.
People ask Conservatory Outlet many questions about energy rated windows. Here are some of the more common questions:
How do I find out how much I would reduce my carbon footprint by installing Energy Efficient Windows?
It is generally recognised that if you live in a single glazed house and install Energy Efficient Windows you could reduce the energy you use by 0.30 tonnes (or 18%) per year. This calculation is based…
Conservatory Outlet are fully supporting The Glass & Glazing Federations (GGF) petition to lobby the government to introduce a windows scrappage scheme. The scheme aims to encourage householders to scrap their old poorly insulated windows in return for a grant for £1000 from the government towards the installation of new energy efficient windows. The ePetition is set up on the Prime Ministers Official website www.number10.gov.uk and you can sign the petition for the windows scrappage scheme at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/windowscrappage/.
In an effort to combat global warming the UK government has set a target of reducing CO2 levels by 30% by 2030. The Windows Scrappage Scheme would help the government meet these targets by acting as an incentive for UK households to replace their old inefficient windows with new energy efficient, well insulated replacement windows.
Up to a massive 25% of the heat generated in a house can be lost through inefficient windows. This is not only harmful to the environment but also increases the cost of a households gas and electricity bills considerably. By replacing inadequate poorly insulated windows you will be helping the environment and saving money on your utility bills.
If the Windows Scrappage Scheme gets approved by the government consumers would save an extra £1000 on replacing inefficient windows in additional to any current offers available from your local Conservatory Outlet, they would have lower gas and electricity bills and their homes would receive a facelift. The Government would benefit from being a step…
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is a trade association for companies who make, supply or fit flat glass and related products. This includes Double Glazing, Energy Efficient Windows, Replacement Windows, Doors, Conservatories, Orangeries, applied film, hardware, safety glazing, sealants, fire resistant glass, emergency glazing, decorative glass, secondary glazing, solar control and plastics.
Improving Your Home
When looking for replacement windows, double glazing, Energy Efficient windows, doors or to add a conservatory or orangery to your home where do you start?
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is a trade association that represents over 60% of the home improvement industry. The GGF’s opinion is also regularly sought by Government on Regulation and Consumer issues.
7 Reasons why you should use a GGF Member:
1. Your Deposit is Protected – Deposit Indemnity Scheme
2. All Companies are Vetted
3. Companies work to a Code of Good Practice & GGF Glazing Manual
4. Customer Charter
5. FREE Conciliation Service
6. Conduct is monitored and regulated
7. Your installation will comply with the Building Regulations
Conservatory Outlet specialise in the manufacture and installation of the latest energy saving Conservatories, Orangeries, Double Glazing Replacement Windows and Doors – supplying a network of home improvement companies throughout Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Shropshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Visit www.conservatoryoutlet.co.uk or freephone 0800 915 8844 for more details.