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Do You Need Planning Permission To Add A Porch?

30th June 2020

To change and update the look of the front exterior of your home you could do any number of things. Installing new windows would give it a modern facelift, as would having a porch fitted into your entrance.  Whether you opt for a UPVC or brick porch will very much come down to the existing...

How To Make Your Conservatory A Perfect Summer Venue

25th June 2020

We’re not long into summer, but already we have had the hottest day of the year so far, which, hopefully, bodes well for the weeks that lie ahead, seeing as most of us will be spending it at home.  Get the suntan lotion splashed on when it’s cracking the flags outside, but when rain strikes,...

Homespiration - How To Make Your Home The Most Special Of Settings

18th June 2020

Every house in Britain has potentials that are waiting to be discovered, yours included, whether you live in a country cottage, old farmhouse, modern apartment or traditional terrace. Summer is a good time to uncover them and all it needs is some DIY, TLC and imaginative thinking. With those three things, you will be astonished...

How To Obtain A Replacement Copy Of Your FENSA Certificate

18th May 2020

There is now much wider recognition of the FENSA scheme amongst the British public because of the TV advertising campaign that’s been running over the last 12 months or so publicising it.  It’s foremost message has been to implore UK householders to only use FENSA-approved members for their home improvements, and Orion Windows can proudly...

Why It’s Risky To Add A Solid Roof Without Building Regulations Approval

14th May 2020

We expect that there will have been plenty of movement inside your conservatory over the past few weeks if you’re fortunate enough to own one of these classic home extensions.  Conservatories are such multi-purpose spaces. Amongst many things, they can be a destination for crafting with the kids or unwinding and switching off from the...

A Simple Guide To Measuring Your Windows And Doors

5th May 2020

Since lockdown started, we have still received an encouraging number of window and door orders. We’re extremely pleased that so many homeowners in the region are refusing to let the current situation interfere with their plans to have new windows and doors fitted.  Frustratingly for Orion, we are not at this present time able to...

Conservatory Or Orangery - Which Of The Two Will Be Best For You?

30th April 2020

Current circumstances prevent you being able to have your home extended right now, but it hopefully won’t be too long until Orion can come to fit a conservatory or orangery for you.  Whilst you’re waiting for that to happen, you can take this time to decide whether a conservatory or orangery will be most appropriate...

Do You Know About Orion’s Price Promise To Customers?

22nd April 2020

Every penny counts right now for those customers refusing to let the current situation get in the way of proceeding with the organisation of home improvements for their property – good on them, we say! If you’re currently in the process of obtaining quotes from different companies, including Orion Windows, and someone else locally is...

How To Keep Your Mind And Body Healthy At Home

20th April 2020

Lockdown won’t be coming to an end quite yet, but let’s not be downbeat about it, particularly as your home is easily the safest place you can be whilst this is all going on.  We’ve had some time to adjust to isolation and it isn’t all bad. We’re getting to spend more time than we...

Love Your Home - The Simple DIY Tasks You Can Do In Lockdown

7th April 2020

Has the bond you have with your home ever been as big as it is right at this moment? You should feel as emotionally connected to the place as you’ve ever been and if you’re not, well, it’s very obviously time to make some changes to reignite the spark that’s been lost. When are you...

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