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Composite Doors vs UPVC Doors

14th August 2018

Buying a new front door for your home may not be quite as easy as you think as it will have a massive effect on the entire appearance of your entranceway and you have to decide whether a composite door or UPVC door is your best option. Keep in mind too that visitors to your...

What Is An Orangery?

8th August 2018

Orangery sales have never been so strong at Planet and we can only guess it’s due to increasing numbers of people turning their backs on relocating that want to extend their residence with an alternative to the traditional conservatory. We all know what a conservatory looks like, but you may not be quite as familiar...

What Is A Loggia?

12th July 2018

The Loggia has completely taken the home improvement industry by storm – a new type of home extension that is best described as a cross between a traditional double glazed conservatory and an orangery. Loggias first existed during the Italian Renaissance and were the creation of leading architect of the time, Filippo Brunelleschi. Back then,...

Move Closer To The Outdoors With An Orangery From Planet

22nd June 2018

If the rumours are to be believed the majority of Britain is set for a few more glorious weeks of sensational sunshine, and when you’re not outside, how nice would it be able to enjoy it inside an orangery? When the orangery was first created in the 17th Century and the reserve of the very...

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Composite Doors?

18th June 2018

Until the development of composite doors, the UK door market was completely dominated by a wealth of UPVC and wooden entrance doors. The composite door started to gain traction amongst householders for many different reasons, but predominantly due to it offering something completely contrasting to its UPVC and timber counterparts. If you don’t yet know...

No Mess, No Stress – Buy A Solid Roof

30th May 2018

It’s infuriating for homeowners when all they want to do is use their conservatory or orangery during the summer and winter months, but can’t because it gets ridiculously hot or cold inside. What do you do to resolve the problem? Fit a solid tiled roof; the easy way to restore thermal efficiency in ageing extensions....

How To Improve Your Heritage Property

25th April 2018

Improving a Heritage or period property or one situated in a conservation area has to be done sympathetically; otherwise it could harm the traditional character of the house. You also need to comply with any rules and regulations enforced on listed buildings so that you don’t upset the planners. How do you go about achieving...

Transform Your Conservatory With A Solid Roof

11th April 2018

When exposed to the hot, summer sun, old-style conservatories with polycarbonate or glass roofs have a tendency to get ridiculously warm inside. But believe it or not, conservatories needn’t be completely out of bounds during the summer months, not when they incorporate a solid roof system. Manufactured using traditional slate or modern synthetic tiles, solid...

Visit Our Kendal Showroom Today!

9th February 2018

If you were spending good money on a stylish new car, would you shake hands on a deal without seeing it in person first? We suspect that you wouldn’t and the same should go for when you buy new home improvements. You need to see and feel replacement windows or a potential lifestyle extension to...

Merry Christmas From Planet

25th December 2017

The countdown to Christmas is officially over and we hope you received everything you wished for from Santa. We have been fortunate enough to be gifted a fantastic 2017 as our extensive selection of conservatories, orangeries, solid tile roofs and replacement double glazing windows & doors have never been in such high demand. If over...

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