Merry Christmas From Cosyhomes!

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Dec
2016
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Cosyhomes Windows will be officially closing our doors for Christmas at 3pm on Friday 23rd December and re-opening again on Tuesday 3rd January.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful customers for their valued business over the past year and wish you all the very best for a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year for 2017.

Why We Love A Glazed Extension

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Nov
2016
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Why We Love A Glazed Extension
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Thinking about installing a conservatory in your home? If you are, then you may want to consider a glazed extension instead. Similar to conservatories, they are a more contemporary styled extension that have a greater amount of glass than a standard conservatory.

Here at Cosyhomes Windows, we love glazed extensions for a variety of reasons. To help you to understand why, we have put together just what makes us fans of these additions to your home.

They Are Easy To Maintain

Who wants a dirty looking home? Certainly not us. If you opt for a modern style glazed extension, then this may not be an issue.

Frames are now made from a variety of materials that are designed not to discolour or rot over time. They can come in uPVC, timber or aluminium and each one will be able to withstand everything that the weather can throw at it.

Do you hate cleaning the windows on your home? Perhaps this is one of the main reasons that you are putting off having a glazed extension, however you don’t have to be worried about all those windows! Your glazed extension can have self-cleaning glass installed. They are designed to break down any surface dirt that attaches itself to the glass, leaving you with beautifully shiny windows.

Modern, Stylish And Functional

There are so many reasons why a glazed extension can be a great addition to your home. Not only do they look beautiful, but they will also ensure that the space is flooded with light.

They make a perfect space to eat, play or relax and no matter the weather or the time of day, you can sit in there and unwind.

Worried that it could be cold or draughty? By choosing an expert company to install the extension you will have a high-quality result. You can also be sure that they will use the highest energy efficient glass, meaning you definitely won’t feel the chill.

They Can Add Value To Your Home

No matter if you are not sure whether you want to sell your property in the future, you will still want to preserve, if not improve its value.

It is thought that you can add 8% onto the value of your home if you install a standard conservatory. If you opt for a glazed extension this could be as much as 10%. A pretty impressive figure.

Whilst the initial cost may be something to think about, you should see them as an investment. It is something that will have a long-term benefit for your home and your family.

Contact The Experts

Are you thinking that you want to know more about glazed extensions and how you can add one to your home? Why not get in touch with one of our team today and see what we can do for you? You may be able to take a step closer towards having a bright and warm space in your home.

How To Install Weather Stripping Around Your Front Door

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Aug
2016
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How To Install Weather Stripping
Categories :Doors, News

Whilst we may feel that we are still firmly in the midst of summer, here at CosyHomes Windows, we know that winter is never far away.

No one wants to feel the big chill in their home, so for those people looking to minimise the heating loss and keep feeling warm, even when the weather turns cold, we have some advice for you.

Weather-stripping! A simple yet effective way to trap more heat in your home and create a cosy environment throughout the winter. Want to learn how to install weather stripping and more about how it work? Then our guide will most certainly help.

What Does Weather Stripping Do?

If you place your hand next to the front or back door in your home and feel a draft, then you will be losing heat through this space. It is important to create an airtight seal around these doors and one of the best ways to do this is to install or replace weather stripping around the door.

Weather stripping comes in a variety of forms and it is important to ensure that you have the right style and material for your door.

How To Install Weather Stripping?

The process of installing or replacing the weather stripping in your home is easy. One thing that is key is to ensure that you have properly measured the weather stripping that you have bought to ensure that you do not have any issues in the long term.

  • The weather stripping is installed at both the base and top of a door, making sure that you block any gaps to stop the warm air from escaping and the cold air from coming in.
  • You can opt for V Strip, felt, foam, vinyl, door sweeps or silicone. All of which are available at local hardware stores.
  • Depending on the type of stripping that you purchase, you will need to peel and stick, fasten with screws or simply press into your gaps.
  • It is vital that you ensure that everything fits properly before securing the stripping in place as you may end up having to remove and replace which can be costly as well as time consuming.

If you are not sure that you know how to install weather stripping in your front door, or whether you simply want some guidance from an expert, then contact us here at CosyHomes Windows, we understand how to keep you toasty and warm in your own home, as well as keep your heating costs down too.

Meet The Team: Gerald

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Dec
2014
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Every now and again we will introduce a member of our team and expand on the team profiles we already have. Today, it’s Gerald’s turn.

Name: Gerald Bull

Position: Managing Director

Role: Manager, Surveyor, Fitter, Builder

A builder by trade, Gerald always bought his windows from well-established Cosyhomes. After 28 years, the business was about to close its shutters for good after John – the previous owner – decided to retire. What a loss this would have been to Chessington? Gerald stepped in and took over in 2005 and Cosyhomes has continued to thrive since.

An installer of windows and doors for 35 years, Gerald is an expert in the trade. Customers appreciate his personal and passionate approach, as well as his willingness to find a way – nothing is ever too much trouble!

Gerald enjoys Coastal weekends with his wife (accompanied by a glass of wine or two) – when he can pull himself away from work that is…

At Cosyhomes one of the ways we give our customers vision and help them look at changing their windows or doors is to suggest looking at what their neighbours have done. Their call may have come into us because we have completed an installation for somebody down their street in any case. Most of our work comes through word of mouth, recommendation and people seeing us in action. By seeing what other houses have chosen, gives a good indication of what yours will turn out like. You can also see what to avoid – what doesn’t suit or look good. This is particularly the case when looking at how to split the window or whether to chose lead or Georgian bars. At the same time Cosyhomes has a wealth of knowledge and experience to be able to advise on what will be aesthetically pleasing to your style of house, your size of window. We have been doing this many years and seen every eventuality.

Now, Gerald can even look at a window and measure it without a measuring tape. Not for ordering purposes, of course – that would be amazing, and slightly risky too! He also knows windows and the profile we use inside out. He has a cross section of the window and all the measurements that you could possibly think of stored inside his head. Our customers rave about how helpful he is, and his expertise. But he is only doing his job, albeit with a passion, and doing it to the best of his ability – pretty perfectly we’re reliably informed.

We don’t have a team of sales people on expensive commission. With us you get somebody who has actually fitted a window – thousands of them in fact! And that’s why when we send our surveyor, you get the real deal. Not someone in a posh suit with the gift of the gab offering you ridiculous discounts or blatant gimmicks to sign up now. Our way is to advise on what best suits your house at the same time as tailoring it to your needs and your budget. OK, we’ll admit it – we’re not very good at up-selling. If you don’t need to have those extra casements, we’ll tell you. If it would look better without the expensive lead work, we’ll tell you. If you can get away with changing glass alone, we’ll tell you. Cosyhomes are only interested in doing good honest work; a high quality job at a fair and competitive price.

So if you’re thinking about getting a quote, instead of talking to those sales reps take out the middle-man and deal direct. Get in touch with Cosyhomes and arrange an appointment for Gerald to pop round a take a look. We won’t camp round your house for hours or bombard you with sales calls. It’s in our interest, and yours, to keep things simple and hassle free.

Cosyhomes Windows. Honest. Reliable. Family-run.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.