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Must You Get Planning Permission For A Solid Roof?

25th March 2020

Almost all of us are restricted to the indoors at the moment as we try to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. Spending more time can help you spot things that you might otherwise not notice, such as a noticeable chill in your conservatory, which you could resolve once things are back to normal with...

Backed By DGCOS - Planet Is A Reputable Home Improvement Installer

18th March 2020

Despite greater regulation of the home improvement industry, you still hear of the odd horror story where a householder has been severely let down by a window and door supplier.  It angers us when occurrences like this come to light as Planet, like many other companies in our field, are firmly committed to sustaining the...

Why You Should Avoid Buying A Modular Extension

13th February 2020

Planet likes to keep up to date with online search trends to uncover what home improvement buyers are looking for and we’ve recently noticed a spike in searches for ‘modular extensions’. If you’ve never heard of a modular extension before, you certainly won’t be alone as it’s a relatively new concept. In basic terms, a...

How Is Condensation Caused And How Do I Stop It?

7th February 2020

Nobody likes getting condensation on their windows, but it happens a lot at this time of year and all people want to know is if and how they can stop it. Before getting into that, it helps if you firstly have some understanding of condensation and why it occurs. Those pesky water droplets form on...

Planet’s Pick Of Energy Saving Tips For Big Energy Saving Week

15th January 2020

Due to the rising cost of household fuel over the past decade or more, energy costs have become one of the largest outgoings for UK homeowners. As things stand, the average dual fuel variable tariff is £1,138 a year, which works out at £93.83 a month – it’s a lot of money! Because it’s such...

How To Get The Front Of Your House Looking Festive

13th December 2019

It shouldn’t have escaped your notice that there are now less than two weeks to go until Christmas. If it has, and you haven’t got around to decorating the house yet, what have you been doing? This weekend will be one of your last opportunities to do it. Don’t let the neighbours steal all your...

Are Your Windows Doing A Poor Job Of Keeping Out The Weather?

14th November 2019

Winter has reared its ugly head early this year, with the region already being subjected to freezing temperatures, even though we’re only in the middle of November. Who knows how much colder the weather will get? While we’re unable to tell you that, what we can tell you is that just like loft insulation and...

National Home Security Month – How To Keep Your Property Secure

17th October 2019

Home burglaries are most rife at this time of the year, increasing by as much 25 per cent, which makes sense as thieves are more likely to try and break into properties in the darker autumnal and winter months. This is a major reason why National Home Security Month was setup in 2013 and has...

Double Glazing or Triple Glazing: Which Is Best For Your Home?

27th September 2019

Autumn is finally here and so now is the perfect time to ensure your home is well insulated before the cold winter weather arrives. Harsh weather conditions can take their toll on your home’s exterior over time, which means components such as your windows may not be insulating your home as well as they once...

Create The Perfect First Look With A Replacement Door

26th September 2019

If you’re looking to update your home, the interior shouldn’t be the only area you focus your attention on. As the face of your home, the exterior is the first thing people notice and it often presents your visitors with that all-important first impression.  When it comes to kerb appeal, your front door can have...

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