Seasons in the sun

Could August be any more idyllic? If you’re a gardener, it’s the moment when everything is in full bloom and you can briefly put your feet up and admire your home from the outside, preferably from a sun lounger, in my case.

But as a wise man, Horace, once wrote, ‘You can drive out Nature with a pitchfork, but she keeps on coming back,’ and, without spoiling the moment, the truth is that autumn will soon be knocking on the door.

This inevitably brings rain and colder temperatures, at which point most of us prefer to be inside with the doors and windows closed, hopefully as toasty as we were sitting outside in that August sunshine.
Question is, will your home be season fit? August is actually the perfect month to make any home improvements that are overdue – if your wooden window frames and doors are looking past their best, or you can see water stains along the roofline where the guttering has leaked, it’s time to make repairs before autumn and winter do their worst again.

Now we’re often asked about replacement windows for period properties, and until 31 August Bygone is offering 10 per cent off its traditional sash windows as part of its celebration of summer. Beautifully made with a host of traditional features, but all the performance of modern windows, Bygone are the perfect alternative to timber windows, and this is a fantastic moment to have the best for less.
Of course, if your home has a more contemporary style, or if you are looking for a budget-friendly update, we have a full range of glazing solutions along with roofing, soffits and guttering updates, plus garage doors and car ports – all of which will make an enormous difference to the way your home looks and performs in the colder months.

So, give us a call and we’ll be happy to pop by and give you some advice on improving your home, even if we have to join you on the patio to do so!