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Find out what's new in the home improvement industry at Orion Windows in Yorkshire. Read about our latest product ranges including conservatories, orangeries and the latest energy efficient UPVC windows and doors. Plus get free advice on keeping your home improvements in tip-top condition for many years.
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Most people love bonfire night; however it is widely recognised as one of the most dangerous nights of the year. That is because you are essentially setting off a small explosive in your back yard. However, there are something’s that you must do in order to have a night that’s as safe as possible.
If there are children present at your party, they must be supervised at all times. As soon as fireworks are out of their boxes you must monitor all children to make sure they don’t go near the fireworks, particularly when they are starting to be lit.
Similarly if children are using sparklers then they must be supervised at all times. Only give sparklers to children over 5 years old and make sure they are wearing gloves and they understand where to put the sparklers when they have burnt out.
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You’ve spent years and lots of time and effort making your home suit your individual personality.
Considering this, far too many home owners are complacent when it comes to their conservatories. It’s entirely possible to put a unique spin on a conservatory, there’s no need to stick with the same old same old with an extension from Orion.
Most people have a white UPVC conservatory, at Orion you aren’t limited to one colour of conservatory. We have a range of colours for you to choose from for the finish of your conservatory including Grey, Rustic Cherry and Rosewood.
As well as changing the colour of your conservatory you can also add a glazing design to your conservatory windows to add another unique element to your space.
Once you’ve customised the outside of your conservatory you can be bold with the interior of your conservatory.
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Everyone is looking at the winter months and beginning to plan their final DIY projects before Christmas. While most people are thinking about a new couch or repainting, you should really take a good look at your windows.
If the seals are no longer intact or they are old single paned windows, we think you should upgrade in time for winter.
Orion Windows has a range of double glazed windows perfect for homeowners throughout York, Harrogate and Leeds.
With a range of styles to choose from including modern casements windows and traditional frames there’s something to suit every style of property.
Upgrading your property now ensures that as soon as the cold weather arrives your home is as energy efficient as can be. This means that heating your home is easier and costs you less money than if you had stuck with your old inefficient windows.
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So many people get a conservatory and within a few years they’re not using it to its full potential. By taking some time to consider what you really want from your conservatory before you commit you can ensure that you get a product you’ll enjoy for as long as you have it.
First of all consider what you want to do with your new space. If you want a new lounge then a nice spacious conservatory is your ideal choice. If you’re looking to make a new office then you might not need as much space.
If you’re looking to add more an extra room to your home instead of an extension then take advantage of the solid roof systems available from Orion. Combine this with our orangeries or Loggia conservatory to really make your extension feel like part of the existing property.
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Looking to make your home stand out from the crowd? It’s easy to do on the inside but making the exterior of your home unique can be tricky. We’ve got some tips to help you make your property stand out from the crowd.
If you have some garden space outside of your home you can really make your home stand out. With a few unusual plants and some interesting garden ornaments you can make the front of your property look unique in to time at all.
When it comes to the actual exterior of your house we suggest pushing the boundaries when it comes to your doors and windows.
We have a great range of coloured windows that are perfect for homes throughout York, Harrogate, Leeds & Hull.
We particularly recommend brown windows that can be matched to a brown composite door to make an elegant exterior to your home.…Continue To Full Story
Creating the perfect window for your room need not be a difficult task. With a few simple considerations you can create a window that not only suits your room but is also elegant and stylish.
The first step is to ensure that you’ve got the right curtains for the room. The thickness of your curtains is an important decision to make, so take your time and consider your needs depending on the room.
If you’re selecting curtains for the bedroom then thicker curtains will be the better choice. They’ll keep the light out during summer and keep heat in during winter so thick curtains are a great year round investment for this room.
In other rooms of your home you can vary the thickness of your curtains depending on how much light you want to enter the room when they are closed and how much time you spend in that …Continue To Full Story
If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory, you should be making the most of it. Far too many people ignore their conservatories because they believe that they can’t use them for most of the year.
Modern conservatories from Orion Windows are built to take advantage of all of the benefits of modern double glazing. Thanks to this technology your conservatory will be able to maintain a comfortable temperature all year round, making this space perfect for use as a lounge.
The conservatory is usually flooded with light and with great views of your garden it’s the perfect place to relax with a book all year round. In summer keep the furniture bright and choose accessories in soft colours to keep the space bright and airy.
In winter you can experiment with deeper colours and bolder accessories. This is the time to layer cushions and blankets to create a cosy …Continue To Full Story
Is your conservatory looking unloved lately? Reinvent your conservatory quickly in time for summer by making some simple interior design changes.
Giving your conservatory a new coat of paint is an easy way to make a space appear fresh and clean in time for long summer days. Choose a bright colour to maximise on light coming into your conservatory. Once you have painted, incorporate new accessories in your chosen colour scheme to tie the room together and make everything seem polished.
To really give your conservatory a new lease of life, invest in some new conservatory furniture. Orion Windows has a wide range of conservatory available that’s perfect for any style of home.
We have everything you need to create a luxurious space in your conservatory. Orion has sofas, coffee tables, stools, side tables and display units available in rattan and cane materials. Perfect for any elegant conservatory.
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It might be bright and sunny now, but all too soon the nights will get colder and you’ll start thinking about putting the heating on. Before it starts getting chilly it’s a good idea to upgrade your double glazing now to avoid expensive bills later in the year.
Orion Windows have a wide range of double glazing windows perfect for any home in Yorkshire.
For more modern properties we have UPVC windows that are reliable and make your home appear fresh.
If you own a home with character our sash and Georgian windows will give you the benefits of modern double glazing while preserving the period look of your home.
Whichever style of window you choose you’ll notice that your home feels warmer come winter. You might even find yourself using your central heating less during the colder months.
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You’ve made the decision, it’s time to get some more space and install a conservatory or orangery. Unless you’re familiar with all the different styles it can become overwhelming trying to find the best one for your home.
At Orion we want to make the process of getting an extension as easy as possible, we’ve put together a quick guide to the different styles of conservatories and which home they suit best.
This style of conservatory can be adapted to suit any home; however the conservatories in this range particularly suit period homes. The classic style of the Victorian and Edwardian conservatories is perfect for anyone trying to retain the period feel of their home.
This style of conservatory is perfect for a modern home, you can combine your favourite elements of other conservatories in order to create a space perfect for you. At Orion our …Continue To Full Story