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Why We Wouldn’t Recommend A Modular Extension

22nd April 2022

Crystal Clear is well-known locally for its extensions, such as our conservatories, orangeries and kitchen extensions. However, modular extensions are not one of them.  Most of you will probably be unfamiliar with what a modular extension is, a product sold by several home improvement companies.  It’s basically a prefabricated extension, largely factory-made, which then gets...

Lower Those Energy Costs With Energy Efficient Windows & Doors

20th April 2022

We’ve never known a time like it before. Food and drink prices are up. Petrol prices are up. And most concerning if you’re a homeowner, your energy bills are going through the roof.  The raising of the price cap at the start of this month to £1971 (it was previously £1277, a 54% rise) has...

3 Ways Of Getting The Spring Sunshine Indoors

18th March 2022

Spring is just days away now and it’s not much longer until the clocks go forward an hour, which is a relief after a long winter.  The added light that we’ve started receiving is one of the most obvious signs that we’re about to enter into a new season, and it would do you, and...

What Exactly Is A Loggia Conservatory?

11th March 2022

If you’ve ever shopped around for a conservatory you may well have heard of conservatory styles such as the Edwardian, Gable and Lean-To, but not the Loggia, an Italian-inspired design. Loggia conservatories first hit the market around a decade ago and we’re indebted to Italian architect, Filippo Brunellschi, for that, better known as Renaissance architecture’s...

Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Kitchen Extension

15th February 2022

Crystal Clear is very well known for its wide range of windows, doors, conservatories, orangeries. However, some people aren’t aware that we also specialise in kitchen extensions.  The kitchen is now the hub of most homes and no longer just a place for cooking, being more multi-purpose than that. Many families like this socialise together...

Freshen Up Your Home With A Pop Of Colour

14th February 2022

In the home, colour can be utilised in many different ways. Did you know you can create a warmer atmosphere by opting for certain colour schemes? The clocks spring forward in March, but until then we are all missing some extra light in our homes. Use colour to fill in this void and brighten every...

Our Three Picks Of 2022’s Hottest Home Trends

17th January 2022

There’s no better time than now to improve your home – New Year, new-look home.  If it feels like the right moment to give it a shakeup, do you have any awareness of the most up-to-the-minute home trends?  Trends change quickly and ahead of 2022, several trends are set to be extremely popular, ranging from...

How To Turn Your Windows And Doors Into A Festive Display

15th December 2021

Are you feeling festive yet? With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to turn our attention to our homes to make sure they are feeling appropriately festive. Many people are keen to put up their tree on 1st of December, but they often neglect other parts of their home that can also increase the Christmas cheer....

Advice On Getting That Cottage-Like Look And Feel At Your Home

11th November 2021

The weather is beginning to get a little bleak and when it gets like that, we trust in our homes to provide a warm, cosy sanctuary.  If it doesn’t offer that kind of atmosphere at present, it can do if you channel the look and feel of a cottage, which will make the winter months...

Is Planning Permission Required For A Solid Roof?

9th November 2021

If you have a fairly old conservatory or orangery, you may have found that it’s starting to get too cold to use, which is annoying, to say the least!  Just think. You could be hosting the Christmas dinner in it and have party games afterwards with all your loved ones, but at present, it will...

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