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Is Building Regulations Approval Needed To Fit A Solid Roof?

14th July 2020

Now would be a really good time to arrange the installation of a solid roof to your conservatory or orangery if it doesn’t currently provide the standard of insulation that you need as you will then be able to enjoy the tailend of the summer inside it in comfort and all of the winter.  Literally...

How To Get Your Conservatory Prepared For A Summer Homecation

26th June 2020

It’s around this time of year that we normally turn our attention to our holidays. Making a summer escape to foreign climes will be difficult this year though, and UK campsites and hotels are reporting very high booking levels ever since it was announced they could reopen.  If you have a nice garden for the...

Homespiration - How To Transform Your Home Into Your Dream Setting

22nd June 2020

You will never have seen quite so much of your home as you have done over the past few weeks. You hopefully haven’t grown too bored of the place, but if you have, it needs a shake-up.  Without even seeing your property, we can tell you that it has so much potential, it’s just a...

How You Can Measure Your Windows And Doors On Your Own

11th May 2020

For the time being, Planet will still not be able to come out to customer’s homes to perform any surveys or measure up for new windows and doors. But this doesn’t mean that we aren’t still here for our customers in this most uncertain of times; we most certainly are.  Please. If you have an...

How To Stay Happy And Sane At Home - Tips For Keeping Healthy

27th April 2020

Hopefully, you will have begun getting used to spending more time at home than normal and adjusted to life in lockdown, but we know there will be some out there finding it a struggle.  It is a difficult experience and there’s absolutely no shame in anyone feeling like that. What can really help is retaining...

Need To Make Home Improvement Plans? Book An Online Appointment

17th April 2020

The world may practically have been brought to a standstill, but Planet remains here for you if you have aspirations of improving your home after lockdown.  Unfortunately, you cannot come to our Kendal showroom at this time and we cannot come to you. However, we have developed a clever solution – a Virtual Service enabling...

Love Your Home - The DIY Jobs You Can Do While In Lockdown

9th April 2020

In normal circumstances, you will come up with every excuse in the book not to do some DIY at home. Well, what excuse do you have now? Why not spend some of this lockdown giving your home a bit of loving – you’ll be glad you did it, honest! Whatever’s been sitting on the to-do...

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...

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