We moved into our house four, nearly five years ago, to find we had a lot of work to do. We knew that the house hadn’t had much money spent on it in recent years and feared that what had been done had been done a little on the cheap side. There was the loft insulation that had only been put into the easily accessible part of the loft. We only had to invest £50 in a new loft hatch and then got the insulation done with a grant. We have numerous windows with fogged up panes, which I’m guessing are due to cheap double glazing.
As we have tackled each room we have tried to put these things right. We might not be using the most expensive materials, but we are trying to get a quality job done, so we don’t need to do things again. I have to say one thing that annoys me is the quality of our patio doors. We have two sets and they aren’t really doing what I want them to. They look ok, but they are hardly a feature and I feel they should be as they frame the view to our garden. One of them is a bit sticky to open so I’ve been looking around for inspiration.
Our conservatory is a lovely room, but it needs something to set it off and I think smart visofold aluminium bifold doors may be the answer. I love the flexibility they can offer and you can even have a different finish on the inside to the outside. That idea makes a lot of sense to me as whilst all our windows are white and I’d want these to match, it’s not the colour I would pick for the inside. In fact, I think I’d go for a dark colour to blend with our wall colour so that the doors stand out less inside. I’d like to upgrade to the latest glass technology to make sure we aren’t losing any valuable heat in the winter and that we have UV protection in the summer. Security is a concern too as our existing doors were the route in when we were burgled a few years ago. But, if I’m truthful the real reason for looking around is to have something that looks good and that opens up the house to the garden on nice days so that we can go in and out at will.