Yearly Archives: 2020

Your Complete Guide to Buying Hormann Entrance Doors

Posted on December 29, 2020 at 8:29 pm

Are you thinking of buying a new door for the new year? Now could be an excellent time, with seasonal and new year offers available on many products. If you’re stuck and don’t know how to get started, considering Hormann entrance doors for your property could be the ideal first step. This will give you a wide range of beautiful, high quality doors to choose from so you don’t need to search for your perfect door in vain. There will be many things you’ll be considering when choosing an entrance door, including the security, appearance, finish and functionality of the door. This guide will help you begin to refine your choices so you can get the perfect new entrance door from Hormann.

These are the key things you’ll need to think about when buying a new entrance door:

  1. Aesthetics. The look of your front door is very important. It’s the first thing people see, and don’t forget you’ll be coming home to your front door every single day. If you’re buying a new front door and its appearance doesn’t bring you joy, then you’ve gone wrong somewhere. Your own aesthetic preferences can easily be met by Hormann, with a vast variety of entrance doors in their range. You can choose from doors with panels, or modern doors with no patterning, or doors with a range of other panels and patterns to suit you.
  2. Existing doors and windows. If you have a new garage door, or if your garage door is quite distinctive, you might want to think about matching it to your front door. Hormann are also well known garage door suppliers so you can easily match doors, as well as door furniture, if desired. The same goes for windows and other doors, such as side doors to your home, or personnel doors to your garage. You’ll want to make sure that all doors and windows follow the same colour scheme and look unified to create a beautiful property exterior aesthetic.
  3. Door furniture. This one’s important for the look of the door. The door handle, the knocker and any other furniture you choose to have (such as a letterbox) will very much dictate the appearance. Big, bold door furniture is very much in fashion and you can get many of these options with a Hormann entrance door. However if you prefer something more delicate, there are options for this too. You also have to consider the finish and whether you want something matte and modern, or shiny and polished. This simply comes down to personal preference.
  4. Glazing. You’ll need to select the glazing options that suit you. Hormann have many choices, from semi circular glazing, to individual square panels, to long almost full length glazing that runs down the side or centre of the door. If you want more natural light in your hallway, glazing in your entrance door is the way to go. If you live in a very busy area you might choose to have a solid door without any glazing at all.

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Using artificial grass to make your garden manageable

Posted on December 10, 2020 at 8:10 am

Artificial grass has become a popular feature in gardens as people look to make their gardens more manageable yet still have a green area and as advancements in artificial grass quality improves so does the number of people choosing to use this material instead of regular grass. Some people find that differentiating between a lawn with real grass and artificial grass is quite hard especially if a good quality product has been used and it is installed competently.

The problem with having a real grass lawn is that it grows and so needs cutting every week or two during the spring and summer months which means that you need to have and store a lawnmower.

This can be an issue if you do not have a garden shed or a garage to store the mower, lack the time to mow the lawn and do not have the means to dispose of the grass cuttings.

The plus points for having artificial grass in the garden are seen especially for families with young children as the lawn can be used all year round without the fear of treading muddy footprints into the house in wet weather. For older adults who may enjoy having a garden but may be unable to cope with the maintenance involved with having a lawn artificial grass may be an ideal solution.

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Garage Door Security for your Garden

Posted on November 29, 2020 at 6:54 pm

If there is easy access to your garage through your garden, this might make it simpler for it to be broken into; burglars will often try to avoid garages that face directly onto the road. Whilst garage door security is always important, it is very much essential when a garage is in a certain location that might make it more susceptible to vandalism and break ins. Modern garage doors tend to be very secure, with rubber weatherproofing around the outside of the door that can also help to make them very difficult to break into. Automatic garage doors such as sectional doors, roller shutter doors, or up and over doors that are fitted with an electric motor, will often run along tracks to open and close, giving them a very tight and secure fit. Older garage doors should be replaced to stop them being an easy target for burglaries, and garage doors should also have the security specifications checked before purchase.

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Tidying up your garden before winter really sets in

Posted on November 3, 2020 at 2:20 pm

The nights are certainly drawing in quicker and the cold is setting in, meaning winter is well on its way. Gardens can be enjoyed all year round but often during the winter months we tend not to venture out there as much.

Before the bad weather sets in too much it is important to try and get some time to give the garden a once over. You should try and give the lawn a cut if possible although you need to try and do this when the weather has been dry which can be hard work. If you have garden toys outside that can be stored away then it is a good idea to do this as often if they are left out in the rain and frost they can become damaged or broken. Bigger toys such as slides and trampolines may be able to be covered over if they cannot be stored away.

All furniture again should ideally be covered or bought in to a shed or garage. This will prolong the life of them and stop them from perishing. You can often buy large storage containers that can be left outside that are ideal for storing cushions from outdoor furniture in. These can be extremely useful and often cost around £50.

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Where to Buy Lawn Turf in Cambridge

Posted on October 31, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Lawn turf is a particular type of turf that needs to be high quality, well looked after and able to cope with the environment where it is laid. These requirements mean that lawn turf needs to be sourced from somewhere reliable, that is a leading supplier in the field. Buying turf in Cambridge is much easier when you know where to go, and when you understand exactly what you need to look out for.

You can buy good quality lawn turf from a number of locations in and around Cambridge. The Cambridge area is known for having many good garden centres, which sell a high quality of plants, flowers and turf to domestic and commercial customers. These can be a good option for buying turf in Cambridge, as can buying turf from individual suppliers who will be able to give you quality products for a very good price much of the time. Sometimes, individual suppliers who have a very good reputation for selling standard types of turf, as well as turf for golf courses, football pitches, and turf especially grown for shady locations, will sell their products through a garden centre or another supplier. This is one of the best ways to get quality, fresh products, that can also be delivered directly to your home for convenience, and to keep it in good condition during transit.

How do you pick the right supplier when buying turf in Cambridge?

It is not easy to know which supplier will have the right options for you. Here are some tips to help:

  • Pick a supplier after doing your research. Look into suppliers and see where there turf comes from, i.e. which nurseries they use. You can find out a lot about them from looking them up online. If they have a website, you can find out what products they supply, where they come from, and you can get a real feel for whether they know their stuff.
  • Look at the quality of the turf. If you can see turf rolls in person before you buy, this will be a good indication of quality. If there are dry patches or brown patches, this is not a good starting point. Look for turf that is green, vibrant and fresh.
  • Buy from a well known name. The people who are good, reliable suppliers of high quality turf in Cambridge will make a name for themselves. Ask around and find out where people got their turf from, and often, multiple people will recommend the same suppliers.
  • Look at the places where they have supplied turf before. Some suppliers will supply turf to football clubs and golf clubs, showing that they know what they are doing and that their products are market leading quality. You will often be able to find out from a turf supplier’s website where they have supplied their products in the past, and see photos of their handiwork. If you follow them on social media, you can also see photos of their work here.

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