Local Firework Displays You Must Visit This November

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Oct
2021
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After a disappointing lack of fireworks displays in 2020, this year’s Bonfire Night looks set to be full of sparkle with many events planning to go ahead in November in Surrey.

Although some of the usual events still won’t be running until 2022, there are still some great opportunities to wrap up warm and see fantastic fireworks in 2021. Here are the ones that are confirmed:

Bramley Bonfire

Date: Saturday 6th November

Entry: Free but donations welcome on the day

This year’s Bramley Bonfire promises to be bigger and better than ever. Bonfire construction has started already so keep an eye on the official Facebook page for updates and to get involved.

Chiddingfold Bonfire

Date: Saturday 6th November

Entry: Free

Chiddingfold Bonfire is more than just fireworks, with a great variety of stall holders selling hot food and a procession of 400 torches to light the magnificent bonfire. Visit the official website for more information.

Cranleigh Fireworks and Bonfire

Date: Saturday 6th November

Entry: Donations welcome

The fun begins in the afternoon at this year’s event in Cranleigh. From 1pm enjoy the fun of the fair on the common, take part in the Make-A-Guy competition in Stocklund Square at 3pm, and hold your torch aloft in the procession at 5.45pm. Fireworks set to music begin at 7.30pm.

See the official website for the full schedule of the event.

Epsom Fireworks and Funfair

Date: Saturday 6th November

Entry: £10.00 during October, £12.00 online in November or on the gate on the day. Under 5s – Free

Epsom’s event will take place at Hook Road Arena. A low noise display will start at 6.30pm for children, with the main show starting at 7.30pm. This is a ticketed event and you can buy yours online or on the gate of Hook Road Arena from 5.30pm.

See the event website for further details.

Guildford Lions Fireworks Fiesta

Date: Saturday 6th November

Entry: Adults – £11.00, Children (Under 16) – Free

Experience Guildford’s Stoke Park full of music and a selection of food and drink stalls from 6pm, with the fabulous fireworks taking flight at 8.30pm. Tickets available from See Tickets.

Farnham Fireworks and Torchlit Procession

Date: Saturday 6th November
Entry: Advance Tickets: Adults – £8, Children (under 16) – £4, Under 2s – Free, Family ticket (2 adults, and 2 children) – £20

On the Day: Adults – £10, Children (under 16) – £5, Under 2s – Free, Family ticket (2 adults, and 2 children) – £25

This year’s event in Farnham Park will open from 5pm. Experience a new look Food Village, live music and the torchlit procession leaving Central Car Park at 6pm. Fireworks will follow a countdown led by local key workers at 7.45pm. Buy tickets here.

However you’re celebrating Bonfire Night this year, do so safely. If you’re staying in, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to spot some through your windows. Enjoy!

National Home Security Month 2021

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Sep
2021
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As the summer comes to an end and the nights draw in, it’s natural to think more about the security of your home. What you may not be aware of though, is that a third of burglaries actually occur in broad daylight and more than half when someone is at home. This can be incredibly distressing and have a significant impact on homeowners’, from affecting their sleep to inducing anxiety.

On a positive note, according to the ONS (Office of National Statistics), domestic burglaries have decreased by 30% in the past year. This is largely due to the national lockdowns and people staying at home more. However, as things return to some kind of normality, including people returning to work at least part of the week, it’s important to ensure your home remains safe and secure.

This is something that is highlighted every October during National Home Security Month. Now in its ninth year, this event offers weekly themed advice and tips on keeping your home, family, and belongings secure.

National Home Security Month 2021

Every week throughout October, National Home Security Month focuses on a different area of home security, covering subjects from home alarms to the best types of locks and windows, as well as seasonal tips to keep your possessions and family safe.

The month is also sponsored yearly by Yale, who will also be offering their advice alongside some exclusive promotions.

Keep an eye on the National Home Security Month website for this year’s full schedule and in the meantime, check out their Home Security Checklist to get a head start on reviewing your home’s security, including:

  • Alarms
  • Entry and exit doors
  • Indoor and outdoor cameras

One aspect not to be overlooked is security when you’re away on holiday, including posting or ‘checking in’ away from home on social media. Burglars are clever and doing this gives them the green light that your home is empty. Asking a neighbour or friend to check on your home and leaving lights on a timer are just a few tips to give you peace of mind.

How Cosyhomes Windows Can Help

Once again, this year Cosyhomes Windows is proud to support and highlight National Home Security Month.

All of our windows have multi-point, espagnolette, or shoot-bolt locking handles. We reinforce our PVCu windows with steel and internally glaze them to make sure that the glass cannot be removed from the outside.

We can also fit fire escape hinges if needed, which helps to ensure that your home is secure but also maintains its safety for those inside.
All of our doors include multi-point locking systems to keep your home secure, reinforced with steel and fully welded, as well as internally glazed, just like our windows. We also use toughened glass to lower the risk of break-ins.

For support and advice on keeping your windows secure, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2021

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Dec
2020
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Although 2020 has not been the best year on record, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we still can’t believe how quickly 2020 arrived and has nearly gone in a blink of an eye. It seems like only yesterday that we were sitting here writing last months Christmas blog article.

Managing To Get Through The Year

Like many businesses, getting through this year during a pandemic has been tough. But, despite being closed for 3 months and only being able to return on a part-time basis to start with, we managed to get through it.

We would like to thank all our wonderful customers for understanding the strain on our business and the situation we’ve been in with demand and supply chain issues – we really appreciate all your support!

We also know not all businesses have been as fortunate as we have been, with closures and people losing their jobs. We hope that things return to normal soon so that people can find their feet again and our hearts go out to all those affected in any way this year by Covid-19.

Our Latest Ranges

This year, we have added The Period Door Collection to our product range. If you would like to see this range in the flesh, we have the Victorian in our showroom with its beautiful coloured glass. So, make sure you pop in to pay us a visit!

We have also been delving more and more into the world of coloured PVC. With so much choice, it’s no wonder it’s an attractive option to give your property the edge.

Our 2020 Charity Of Choice

This year our charity donation is to Motor Neurone Disease Association who work to improve care and support for people with MND and their families.

Win A £75 Marks & Spencer Voucher

We have a competition running to win a £75 Marks & Spencer voucher. To stand a chance of winning, simply post a review for us on either Google or FreeIndex during December and you will be entered into the prize draw. Post on both for a double entry!

You can leave your reviews via the following links:

https://goo.gl/4FrAZS

https://www.freeindex.co.uk/wr.htm?id=307982&br=1 

Christmas 2020 Opening Times

We would like all our customers to know that we will be closing the Cosyhomes Windows office from Wednesday 23rd December at 3pm and reopening on Monday 4th January at 7:30am.

A Big Thanks From Us To You

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, suppliers and partners and wish everyone a happy and healthier 2021! We look forward to working with you all in the New Year!

What’s Going On This Christmas In Surrey?

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Nov
2020
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New COVID restrictions do not mean Christmas is cancelled this year in Surrey!

Although Christmas may be a little different this year, that does not mean you will miss out on some traditional Christmas cheer. We are here to tell you what’s on this Christmas in Surrey.

Here is what you need to know about local events with Christmas fun and loads of family activities for 2020.

Dorking Town Christmas Market

Head to Dorking Town Centre for its Christmas Market on 21st and 22nd of November, from 11 am to 4 pm!

Enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations on High Street as you shop for Christmas gifts! Check out the stalls selling everything from homeware to vintage jewellery. Do not forget to enjoy some cakes and pastries as well!

Snowfari At Painshill

Check out the snowfari at Painshill for some family fun. The landscape is decorated like a Christmas wonderland.

Explore the four different Christmas realms. Spot some Christmas trees, gingerbread men, and some beautiful animal statues. Hopefully, a fresh snowfall will make the journey even more magical.

The event runs from 21st November to 3rd January.

Photo Days At British Wildlife Centre

Visit the British Wildlife Centre for its photo days. The wildlife centre closes and you receive special access to different enclosures.

Photo days are available from December until February and give you close access to animals without the crowds! Grab great shots of foxes, squirrels, wild cats, mink and weasels!

Denbie’s Santa Express

Enjoy a ride through a Denbie’s vineyard guided by Santa. The trip lasts about 45 minutes and you can expect your very own ticket included in the price.

Expect a gift from Santa’s elves at the end of your journey. Remember to book early!

The rides are available on weekends until the 24th December.

Glow 2020 At RHS Gardens

Take a walk through a garden to see a spectacular lights show from 21st November to 4th January. The gardens will be decorated with beautiful lights to highlight their best features.

Enjoy the new light shows set to festive tunes while you wander the gardens and gaze at some spectacular views. The event takes place both inside and outside the Glasshouse!

Remember that pre-booking is essential!

Beaverbrook Ice Skating Rink

From 1st December, you can enjoy the Beaverbrook ice skating rink! Enjoy some lovely Christmas music and warm treats in a beautiful landscape and luxury hotel.

The rink is available to guests who are visiting Beaverbrook for an overnight stay, a delicious meal, or a spa day.

Llamas At The Merry Harriers Country Inn

Visit the Merry Harriers Country Inn to take the llamas for a lovely winter hike. Take the llamas for a trek through the Surrey Hills this Christmas.

Wake up early to meet the gentle creatures and guide them through the hills. The trek includes an idyllic lunch at a historic country pub.

Enjoy Your Christmas In Surrey

This Christmas in Surrey is here to stay, despite any new restrictions! Do not miss out on these wonderful events.

If you are looking to upgrade your home for Christmas this year, do not forget to check out our energy-efficient windows! Our windows are designed to keep the warmth in. Get in touch with us to upgrade your cosy home this year!

Certass Survey Results: Product Quality Most Important to Homeowners

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Feb
2020
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According to Certass’s most recent member survey, 96% of UK homeowners felt product quality was either extremely or very important. As you can infer, this means that almost all homeowners would rather pay more for top-notch products rather than save a few quid.

Are you interested in hearing more about the results of this survey? Then read on. We’ll discuss what Certass is and the other results of this member survey so you know what it means for you as a consumer.

What Is Certass?

Certass is a certification scheme or Competent Person Scheme (CPS) that’s UKAS-approved. This organisation checks both contractors and home improvement companies for competence.

How do they do this? Through set standards in the industry.

This certification scheme allows both contractors and companies to self-certify their work. This eliminates the inconvenience of either having to submit a building notice or using a local authority inspector for projects.

Members Survey

So you know that 96% of UK homeowners value product quality as the most important thing when it comes to home improvement services. But what else?

Well, apparently 94% felt finish of work was next important, and 91% felt courteousness was the third-most important factor.

What does the weight of these 3 factors mean? It means consumers are more than happy to turn from using large retailers and support smaller businesses instead.

The survey also indicated that window installers are starting to expand their services to better cater to their customers. 38% have taken on extension work and 34% have taken on roofing work.

This means that as time goes on, consumers will find more and more home improvement companies providing all-encompassing services. As a result, they won’t have to hop from contractor to contractor (or company to company). Instead, they can get all their home renovation needs taken care of by one entity, which will provide a world of difference in convenience for consumers.

Cosyhomes Windows Provides Quality Products

Chances are, you’re one of those British homeowners who’d rather pay a little more to get products that’ll withstand the tests of time.

Here at Cosyhomes Windows, we have always believed you get what you pay for so longevity and durability of a product is of utmost importance to us. Certainly, we may not offer the cheapest prices around when compared with other home improvement specialists but our work, reputation and product portfolio outstrips others.

In fact, we offer 10-year insurance-backed guarantee on PVCu and Aluminium windows, doors and conservatories, as well as a 10-year guarantee glass. That’s how much faith we have in not only our workmanship but also the quality of the products we offer you.

So the next time you do home renovations, keep Cosyhomes Windows in mind. We’re sure to have what you need, without you having to pay exorbitant prices.

Plus, our finish of work is fantastic and we’re always courteous! As far as the Certass member survey goes, we’ve hit the trifecta.

Need high-quality products for your home improvement project? Then get in touch with us now.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2020

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Dec
2019
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We can’t believe how quickly 2019 arrived and in a blink of an eye, has nearly gone. It seems like only yesterday that we were sitting here writing last months Christmas blog article.

2019 has been one of our best years yet, and in traditional style, we would like to take this time to review the highlights and wish our customers a very happy and healthy 2020.

Christmas 2019 Opening Times

First off, we would like all our customers to know that we will be closing the Cosyhomes Windows office from Tuesday 24th December and reopening on Friday 3rd January.

Welcome Emma To The Team

We are proud to announce that Emma joined the Cosyhomes Windows team in May of this year and hit the ground running, learning the Cosyhomes ropes! She has tons of administration experience, is local and has proven excellent with our customers.

As you can see below, Emma has been getting in the Christmas spirit recently, extending a warm festive welcome to all those that pop through our doors!

Passing With Flying Colours

We continue to be highly vetted members of Certass and the Thermal Rating Register (TRR), passing all our inspections with no quibbles.

We’re pleased to continue our outstanding track record this year with ratings and reviews – it’s 5 stars nearly all the way! Have you checked them out yet or better still, have you left us your review? If not, leave your review here.

Most Popular Product

One of our most popular products this year was the triple-track slider which overtook bi-folding doors.

The triple-track system offers a wider opening than your standard patio door. They can come with two or four sliding sashes which stack neatly behind each other. The end result is an open-house feel with much smaller frame size.

For more information on these doors, which could make a great addition to your home in 2020, give us a call on 020 8397 4040.

And, just to finish things off, our most unusual installation was a pool room enclosure in Stoke D’Abernon. We hope to undertake more jobs like this in 2020.

A Big Thanks From Us To You

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, suppliers and partners and wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2020! We look forward to working with you all in the New Year!

Merry Christmas And A Happy 2019

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Dec
2018
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Well, it is that time of year again and everyone here at Cosyhomes Windows cannot believe that we are almost into 2019!

2018 has been one of our most successful and enjoyable years, with almost 250 installations completed – this is almost an increase of 50 installations compared to last year. In fact, 2018 was our busiest year-to-date and we cannot wait to see what is around the corner in 2019.

A Big Welcome To New Faces

This year we welcomed Ben, our new fitters ‘mate’, who joined our team. We are now pleased to say that Ben is a permanent member of our staff and we are so privileged to have him on-board.

New Year, New Signage

Those of you who follow us on Facebook have probably seen our new signage, which we are incredibly proud of. Those of you who haven’t, check out some of the photos below:

New Signage

It was an emotional day for us, especially when the original signage was revealed underneath that brought back a lot of memories of ‘the good old days’.

Rehau & Certass

Rehau had a bit of a ‘tidy up’ this year, whittling down their list of authorised partners and we are pleased to say that we are still on their list. This supports the fact that we only use the highest quality products for our installations, ensuring nothing short of the best.

Our team also meets the Minimum Technical Competency (MTC) as required by CERTASS and the Department for Communities and Local Governments. Our company is fully set up under the CE Marking regulations – information is available at our Chessington showroom.

A Big Thank You To You

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, suppliers and partners and wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2019! Cosyhomes Windows look forward to working with you all in the New Year!

We will be closed from midday on Friday 21st December and will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Moving House Checklist

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Aug
2018
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Moving house can be seriously stressful. While you might be excited that you’re moving into the house of your dreams with your family, there’s a lot to remember. Forgetting something or not sorting it out properly could mean a big spanner in the works, especially if you’re moving far away.

Here we have a moving house checklist with some of the most important things to do and remember when moving included. Read on and make sure you don’t forget anything important!

  • Collect As Many Boxes As Possible – you’re going to want to collect lots of high-quality boxes that you can use to pack your things. Some stores might give you old boxes that they have in the back, and in some cases, your moving company may even provide you with some. If all else fails, make sure you purchase some!
  • Hire A Moving Company – securing your moving date is essential, so make sure you hire a reliable, experienced moving company a few months in advance. Do your research to ensure they have a great track record and that your belongings will be in great hands.
  • Pack Up Your Belongings And Double Check Rooms – start early so you can gradually start packing up rooms and things that you don’t use, such as the attic. Before you leave on the day of your move, give the whole house one last look over to ensure you haven’t left anything behind.
  • Label Your Boxes – make large labels for your boxes and include everything inside, as well as the room it belongs in. This will help you to find what you’re looking for quickly.
  • Enlist Help From Loved Ones – don’t be afraid to ask your loved ones for help with the move, whether that’s as a babysitter or assistant packer.
  • Find A Baby/Pet Sitter For The Day – if you have kids/pets, having to take care of them while you get everything sorted on the big day can be a struggle. If it makes sense to do so, find a baby/pet sitter.
  • Setup A Postal Redirect – one of the most vital things to do is to setup a postal redirect from the day that you move out of your previous property. This will ensure any post that still gets sent to your old address will still reach you. This can be done easily online via the Post Office Redirection service.
  • Inform Your Utility Providers And Other Companies – inform them as soon as you can so your mail can get forwarded to the correct address. Don’t forget to inform your insurance company and make the switch.
  • Confirm Your Appointment With The Moving Company – in the weeks leading up to your move, give the movers a call to double check. Give your movers several copies of emergency contact details and directions to your new house, too.
  • Find Storage Facilities, If Required – look for reliable storage facilities if you have anything you need to store.
  • Leave All Sets of Keys – many people forget about gate keys and even window keys. Leave every set!
  • Start Using Up Freezer Foods And Perishables – don’t let any of your food go to waste by using it up as soon as you can.
  • Put Important Items and Documents in Sturdy Boxes for Safe Keeping – passports, driving licenses, house deeds, wills, insurance papers, jewellery and cash should all be kept in a safe place.
  • Prepare a Moving Day Survival Kit – make sure your kit contains everything you need to get you through the day comfortably, including a portable charger, tea bags, a toothbrush, etc. You may want to pack a separate kit for each family member.

Summer 2018 In Surrey

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Jun
2018
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When summertime arrives, you need things to do – and quickly. It’s a great opportunity to spend time as a family, but you also need to keep the kids entertained. Even though they can entertain themselves a lot of the time, it’s a good idea to have some days out planned so you can all have fun together. Residents of Surrey can find some brilliant things to do this summer for some valuable family time. Take a look at these things to do in summer in Surrey for 2018.

Nature and Wildlife Events

If you have children who love exploring nature and wildlife, you can choose from some great events this summer.

Jurassic Discovery at RHS Wisley – July 21st to September 2nd

Running all summer, this even is fantastic for any little dinosaur lovers. The event gives everyone a chance to explore Jurassic plants and insects, and even dinosaur footprints. There are activities every day, including a trail to follow, fossils to look for. Children under 5 (and RHS members) get in free.

Birdworld 50 Days of Summer – July 16th to September 3rd

This series of events running all summer at Birdworld includes a trail around the park, plus lots of daily things to do. There are arts and crafts sessions, feeding sessions and flying displays, animal encounters and Punch and Judy shows too.

Speedy Things

If you’re a family that loves watching things go super fast, try one of these events.

Wings & Wheels at Dunsfold Aerodrome – August 25th-26th

This bank holiday weekend event is your chance to see flying displays from the Red Arrows and more. There are some great vehicles on the ground too, with a 2-hour motoring show, a couple of fun parades – and even a monster truck offering rides.

Brooklands Motorcycle Show – July 1st

If motorcycles are more your thing, head to the Brooklands Museum to admire some of the best specimens. Watch pre-war bikes take on modern machines as they tackle Test Hill.

Fetes and Festivals

Joining in with a fun gathering is always a good way to spend a summer day. Check out these fetes and festivals in Surrey this summer.

Guildford Summer Festival – June 8th to August 12th

Guildford summer festival runs all summer, and there’s plenty to do. From cycle races to theatre and the crafts fair, there’s something for all the family. Just turn up on a day that suits you.

GoFest South, Guildford – July 21st and 22nd

This event at Surrey Sports Park features 50 activities related to sports dance and fitness, and there’s something for absolutely everyone. It’s an inclusive event, so suitable for all the family, regardless of age or ability. Go along to have a go or just to watch.

Mini Monster Fest – August 5th

This miniature music festival for kids is a first for Surrey. But even though it’s a new event, there are some classic things to do. Enjoy the face painting, bouncy castles, raffles, and lots of fun and games.

There’s plenty to do with the family in Surrey this summer. Just pick something that suits you.

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.