Garages, Porches, Dorma Window Roofs, Summer Houses and Extensions are all commonly roofed in felt. Being children of the 70’s and forever retrieving tennis balls and Frisbees from garage roofs – it almost feels like a material of our childhood. However, the history of felt roofing goes way back! Originating from Tar Paper which is basically as it states (tar mixed with paper), the gold rush of the 19th Century saw a demand for low cost, quick build homes. So new townsread more
When thinking about glass in the UK, and particularly glass in the home, the company name that automatically springs to most of our minds is “Pilkington”. However, there is a much bigger player in the market who is currently celebrating 350-years of trading.
The French company Saint-Gobain are one of the largest glass and building materials suppliers in the world. They have contributed to a long list of technological advancements in architecture, science, transport, the arts, the home and as they like to state “general life”. They take credit for the famous Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles and the glassread more
With the official end to the British Summer time just around the corner, so too are the inevitable long dark nights. Then going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark will be the normal routine for many of us, as well as spending more time curled up in the warmth of our homes in the evenings. This is the time of year when i start looking and making lists, both at work and home, of all the jobs that need doing before the winter weather arrives. So before the darkness it upon us (and we are switching our lights on before 4pm) not only is it a great time to review home maintenance but most importantly, it is good to think about home security. After all, no one wants to come home after a hard day at work to discover they’ve had some uninvited visitors in their home searching through all their private belongings.read more
What is Lock Snapping?
With current statistics showing that most burglars gain entry to a property through a door (73% of the total number of break ins) its worth looking at the security of your doors and the prevention of lock snapping. Even when a burglar does not gain entry through a door they will look to exit by one – which is another reason not to leave keys in the door lock or within sight of the door. Even in so called “Sleepy Suffolk” we have seen a rise in Lock Snapping entry.read more