Our Banstead customers have all sorts of reasons for calling us in to replace double glazing, fit conservatories and warm roofs, or install our range of products sourced from quality manufacturers – including uPVC windows, uPVC doors, and premium items such as composite doors and aluminium windows. But whatever the motivation, there are a few questions that need to be asked before getting down to business…
Planning Requirements – In certain situations, Banstead homeowners may need to seek permission from the local council before calling in our team to fit pretty much anything that alters the appearance of your property – and this can be anything from double glazing, to composite doors, bi fold doors or conservatories, in addition to aluminium windows, uPVC windows, uPVC doors and warm roofs. Most typically, it’ll be if you live in a listed property, or you live in a conservation area.
Regulatory Requirements – Did you know that Building Regulations apply to replacing or installing double glazing, conservatories and all forms of doors, including uPVC doors, bifold doors and composite doors? These regulations govern acceptable performance standards, to ensure you have something that doesn’t compromise your safety and the safety of other occupants. So how do Banstead residents ensure they don’t fall foul of these regulations? One sure-fire way is to use a company that’s a registered Certass installer – just like Bespoke Windows & Doors Ltd!
What’s Your Motive? – It might be that you have very old or poorly installed uPVC windows or uPVC doors that are letting out heat, refusing to operate easily, or are representing a security risk. In these cases, it might be worth considering what aluminium windows and composite doors could bring to the table, as both are ultra-durable and when fitted out with double glazing, incredibly energy efficient. Another way to focus on the energy efficiency side of things, especially if your roof tends to let in a lot of cold air, is through adding a warm roof system. If it’s merely curb appeal you’re looking to enhance, consider the fact that modern uPVC windows and uPVC doors – including uPVC bifold doors – look better than ever. They may be a way to improve aesthetics at a distinctly affordable price!
Conservatories vs Extensions – Many Banstead householders decide to add space to their home rather than upsize, as they’re otherwise perfectly happy and comfortable with their property and local community. It’s then you have a decision to make: extensions vs conservatories. While an extension is certainly more versatile, conservatories have the key advantages of letting in shed loads of light and warmth which you can enjoy however you’d like – entertaining with summer evening meals, or unwinding after a long day in a recliner. For those who want to combine the feeling of being outdoors with indoor creature comforts, conservatories are ideal.