Early or late, Easter is usually the psychological trigger that tells us spring has truly sprung and it’s time to get outside and get moving. This year it falls on April Fool’s Day, but hopefully there will be no nasty surprises in terms of weather and we can look ahead to plenty of blue sky days in sunny Hunny.

As we venture out, attention often turns to all things domestic and a consideration of home improvements – the telltale signs of a leaky gutter, draughty doors and windows or a tired looking exterior all seem to become more apparent when the sun’s shining. If this is the scenario you’re facing, give us a call as we have a wide range of home improvement solutions to suit all budgets and offer a free no-obligation, no pressure home visit to discuss solutions.

Alternatively on Saturday 21 April we will be holding our annual Open Day at our Hereford Way showroom when the team will be on hand to showcase our full range of glazing solutions. Whether it’s a stylish new front door, wood-effect sliding sashes, bi-fold doors, a conservatory or orangery that you fancy to give your home a makeover, come along and we can show you some fantastic options over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

One of the questions I’m often asked is what style double glazing will suit a customer’s property. The answer is that there is infinite choice, from traditional to contemporary, to select from and – depending on a property’s style and customer’s budget – double glazing can create a stunning improvement to any home.

We recently installed Evolution windows to a coastal property which has a traditional Norfolk pebble-studded front. It was important to the customer that, along with excellent draught- and sound-proofing, the windows and doors were in keeping with the style of the building and, as you can see in our gallery, I believe we definitely achieved this. Set against a Norfolk blue sky, the property has a real ‘wow’ factor.

Of course every home, and house owner, is different and we can just as easily create a modern, minimalist style with doors, windows and bi-fold doors to let the light flood in.

If you are considering upgrading your home this year, can I urge you to join us at our Hereford Way showroom on Saturday 21 April when we will be holding our Open Day to showcase many of the glazing options we offer. There will be tea, cake and even a prize to be won, along with some tempting offers. Put the date on your calendar, come along and discover your next home improvement.

As 2017 came to a close, West Norfolk Glass marked the passing of its 50th year of trading as a local family firm with a team photograph, which I think says much about our company.

To many people, the shot above is simply a group of people standing outside their workplace, but there is more on show than you might think at first glance. Firstly in the background you can see our showroom which houses a wide range of high quality doors, windows and glazing products. From standard casement to timber effect sash windows, stylish composite and contemporary bi-fold doors, we are proud to showcase the many glazing products that are available to homeowners today. In an age of digital shopping, where you can click and buy at any hour of the day, I think there’s still a lot to be said for being able to see before you buy, talk with someone knowledgeable about the best product for your home and budget, and know that you are making the right choice that will last.

At the back of our building, there is also a large glass workshop. Knowing that your home is fitted with a bespoke, made to measure installation which offers maximum security and protection against the elements and is guaranteed for at least 10 years has got to be a better home improvement solution.

In front of the showroom is a selection of our vans which you will undoubtedly see on the roads around Norfolk. In recent times, we’ve worked hard to make our company standout and be instantly recognisable to customers by our ‘glazing man’ logo. While there are a number of companies with names similar to our own, none can claim to have been trading for 50 years, offering family-like service to their customers. We are a member of the Glass and Glazing Federation and have been since our dad started the company in 1967, a demonstration of our knowledge, expertise and experience of crafting and fitting glazing solutions for more than half a century.

Finally, perhaps the most important aspect of the photograph is the people – although some of the team were unable to make our photo shoot (blame December coughs and colds!) those who are shown are all employed by West Norfolk Glass to help us deliver an outstanding service for our customers. Although many double glazing firms will contract a third party to install their windows and doors, our fitters are our employees – it means that in the unlikely event of a problem, we will honour and put things right rather than pass the buck to ‘the other guy’.

We are enormously proud of our team and the work we do around the county – if you’d like to see some of our installations, take a look at the galleries or give us a call and our team will be delighted to visit and advise on the wide range of glazing solutions on offer today.