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Check Out Envisage, Our New Flush Casement Window Range

10th September 2018

There are very few original timber windows to be found at homes on Somerset’s streets nowadays, but their influence lives on in the form of our recently launched Envisage range. This stunning selection of Flush Casement Windows offers the same simple lines of the earliest glazed timber windows and true to tradition, their opening lights...

Our Promise To Our Customers

6th September 2018

It’s always an immense honour when a customer chooses Permaframe ahead of any other home improvement specialist and we don’t take their decision for granted.  We make it our mission to make them happy by going the extra mile in everything we do for them, all part of the long-standing Permaframe promise! For over 25...

Do I Need Planning Permission?

4th September 2018

We’re asked all sorts of questions by customers and a lot of these questions relate to planning permission as they try to figure out whether they need it before the fitting of a conservatory or orangery commences at their home. Our consultants will advise them that if their proposed extension has “permitted development rights”, an...

Modern v Traditional Orangeries

21st August 2018

The orangery has to be one of Italy’s greatest ever exports, an elegant structure that was originally utilised for growing citrus fruits and other exotic plants. It’s now more commonly used as a sitting room and contains a high volume of brickwork, lengthy glazed sections, a Lantern roof and beautifully ornate columns. Though it contains...

UPVC Or Aluminium? Which Material Gets Your Vote?

10th August 2018

There’s a lot to think about when investing in new replacement windows and doors for your property including choosing a suitable style and colour as they must look in keeping with the residence. When they’re bought from Permaframe you also have to decipher whether UPVC or aluminium is the best window or door material. Choosing...

The Benefits Of Bi-Folding Doors

7th August 2018

Open-plan living has become a hugely popular home lifestyle choice in recent times as it enables natural light to travel throughout a house. This can often involve utilising existing free wall space within the building to incorporate a set of bi-folding doors. Sometimes they’re also added to extensions like the conservatory or an orangery to...

The Many Perks Of Bi-Folding Doors

12th July 2018

It’s been one of the hottest UK summers in history and we’ve all become accustomed to sunning ourselves outside over the past few weeks. You will have added reason to top up your tan if you have bi-folding doors integrated into your home as they’ll give you sublime access to your garden area. No other...

Feeling A Chill? Upgrade Your Conservatory With A Solid Roof

10th July 2018

It seems crazy to say this at a time when we’re experiencing one of the hottest and longest heatwaves in recent memory but there are some existing conservatories out there that feel a little chilly at night time. And if they’re getting cold now, just imagine how much colder they’ll feel once winter returns. It’s...

Orangery vs Conservatory: Which Is Right For You?

21st June 2018

Investment into a conservatory or orangery will be one of the most financially demanding purchases you’re likely to make in your lifetime, so you need to be completely content with which of these beautiful extensions you buy. There are a few similarities between the two structures, not least that their chief purpose is usually to...

Introducing The Loggia Conservatory

15th June 2018

Millions of existing British homeowners are being squeezed out of the housing market, preventing them from making that next step up the property ladder. This growing trend has seen a rise of interest in home extensions and the newest home extension to be developed is the Loggia conservatory; an extension that a lot of people...

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