INSPIRATION BLOG
June 2021
HOW DO YOU INCREASE NATURAL LIGHTING IN A BUILDING?

HOW DO YOU INCREASE NATURAL LIGHTING IN A BUILDING?

Maximizing the amount of natural light in your home is key to creating a space that looks good and makes you feel good too. Whether it’s a busy family zone or a ...

July 2021
SELECTING THE RIGHT PATIO DOORS FOR YOUR HOME

SELECTING THE RIGHT PATIO DOORS FOR YOUR HOME

It took a pandemic to get us to embrace the idea of outdoor living. Over the last 15 months, many people have embraced their gardens as additional rooms, viewing them ...

April 2020
BI-FOLD OR LIFT AND SLIDE DOORS? CHOOSING THE RIGHT OPTION FOR YOUR HOME

BI-FOLD OR LIFT AND SLIDE DOORS? CHOOSING THE RIGHT OPTION FOR YOUR HOME

One of the most powerful design tools in home design is connecting the living space with the outdoors or garden area. The key to success is to create as unified a spac...

December 2020
HOW CAN I DECORATE MY WINDOW FOR CHRISTMAS?

HOW CAN I DECORATE MY WINDOW FOR CHRISTMAS?

This is the time of the year when we turn our attention to decorating our homes’ interiors for the festive season. But don’t forget about the exterior of y...

September 2021
HOW DO I CHOOSE A WINDOW STYLE?

HOW DO I CHOOSE A WINDOW STYLE?

Choosing windows can be overwhelming given all the styles, materials, colours and features available. Windows are also one of the largest outlays in any renovation. Th...

November 2021
HOW CAN I DECORATE MY FRONT DOOR FOR CHRISTMAS?

HOW CAN I DECORATE MY FRONT DOOR FOR CHRISTMAS?

Nothing says Christmas like a front door beautifully dressed for the festive season. But decorating your front door for Christmas doesn’t have to be limited to a...

February 2022
CAN YOU IMPROVE A BER RATING?

CAN YOU IMPROVE A BER RATING?

Improving our homes BER rating is essentially improving our homes energy efficiency. Depending on where your home is on the BER rating scale, the work required to make...

March 2022
WHAT’S NEW? INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS IN 2022

WHAT’S NEW? INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS IN 2022

Brighter weather and longer days are a great excuse to start thinking about refreshing your home. And what better way to gather inspiration than to tak...

April 2021
PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOUR IN INTERIORS

PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOUR IN INTERIORS

The colour you paint the rooms in your home can have a powerful effect on how your home makes you feel. This is very much at the heart of colour psychology and why, wh...

July 2021
WINDOW DRESSING TIPS FOR ALL WINDOW STYLES

WINDOW DRESSING TIPS FOR ALL WINDOW STYLES

Nothing adds the finishing touches to your windows like window dressing. Curtains, or indeed blinds, really do finish off a room. Whether you’re looking to bring...

December 2021
What is NZEB Standard & What is the Purpose of NZEB?

What is NZEB Standard & What is the Purpose of NZEB?

The introduction of NZEB (nearly zero energy building) in November of 2019 means that if you are building a new home or carrying out large-scale, major renovations to ...

March 2020
Adding value to your home without planning permission

Adding value to your home without planning permission

Adding value to your home doesn’t mean you need to carry out substantial building works that require planning permission. Real value is achieved not through addi...

October 2022
What to Ask Your Architect for Your Home Renovation Project

What to Ask Your Architect for Your Home Renovation Project

An essential part of any home renovation project is working with an architect. In addition to providing you with a great design, a good architect who s...

September 2022
WHAT ARE PICTURE WINDOWS AND WHAT MAKES THEM POPULAR?

WHAT ARE PICTURE WINDOWS AND WHAT MAKES THEM POPULAR?

A picture window is a lovely feature in a room and a beautiful way to emphasise a view or feature in your garden. It’s also a great way to enhance th...

August 2022
uPVC V’S ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & DOORS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

uPVC V’S ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & DOORS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

uPVC and Aluminium are two windows that have gotten a bad rap in the past. But technological advances mean these two materials are now leading the char...

June 2022
DEEP RETROFIT – WHAT IS INVOLVED

DEEP RETROFIT – WHAT IS INVOLVED

A deep retrofit takes a whole-house approach to energy in the home. This means simultaneously carrying out multiple energy upgrades to achieve a BER of...

January 2022
SIX SIGNS THAT YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR WINDOWS IN 2022

SIX SIGNS THAT YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR WINDOWS IN 2022

Window technology has come on leaps and bounds in the last ten years. Upgrading your windows to either double or triple glazing is a worthwhile investment. Replacing y...

May 2022
How to Make Your Home More Secure

How to Make Your Home More Secure

There are many factors to consider to ensure the security of your home. From alarms and security cameras to the types of windows and doors you choose. ...

January 2020
How to choose a colour for your front door

How to choose a colour for your front door

Your home’s exterior is what creates the first impression, so it’s worth investing in some upgrades to make sure it is welcoming, inviting and looking its best. Wh...

February 2020
Double v’s Triple glazing

Double v’s Triple glazing

Upgrading your windows to either double or triple glazing is a really worthwhile investment. Not only will replacing your old windows with more energy-efficient glazin...

May 2020
WHAT TO ASK A WINDOW COMPANY BEFORE YOU USE THEM?

WHAT TO ASK A WINDOW COMPANY BEFORE YOU USE THEM?

Whether you’re starting a new build project, planning a complete refurbishment of your home with brand new glazing, or you are simply replacing a few windows, yo...

June 2020
HOW WINDOW DESIGN CAN INFLUENCE YOUR INTERIOR

HOW WINDOW DESIGN CAN INFLUENCE YOUR INTERIOR

One of the easiest ways to completely transform the style of your home is to change your windows. Not only will you enhance the look of the exterior, but your interior...

August 2020
WHY THE INSTALLATION OF WINDOWS AND DOORS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT STAGE OF A NEW BUILD

WHY THE INSTALLATION OF WINDOWS AND DOORS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT STAGE OF A NEW BUILD

A new build is an exciting project to take on. You get to build your dream home and for many, its a once in a lifetime project. You will encounter lots of important mi...

September 2020
CONSIDERATIONS WHEN REPLACING YOUR BACK DOOR

CONSIDERATIONS WHEN REPLACING YOUR BACK DOOR

For many homes around Ireland, the back door is the main entrance to the house. I remember working on a house where my clients explained that their 20-year-old front d...

October 2020
ADVICE FOR SELF BUILD PROJECTS

ADVICE FOR SELF BUILD PROJECTS

If you are planning on taking on a self-build project yourself, make it your business to become an expert. As the old saying goes – ‘knowledge is power’ so I’v...

December 2020
CONSIDERATIONS FOR HOME OFFICE RENOVATION

CONSIDERATIONS FOR HOME OFFICE RENOVATION

Working from home is something that many of us have had to get used to over the last few months. The ability to work comfortably from home has its upsides: You don’t...

February 2021
WHY REPLACEMENT WINDOWS ARE AN IMPORTANT HOME RENOVATION PROJECT

WHY REPLACEMENT WINDOWS ARE AN IMPORTANT HOME RENOVATION PROJECT

When planning a home renovation, it can be hard to figure out where to invest your budget to ensure you get the best return on your investment. Ideally, any work you d...

March 2021
FIVE IDEAS TO DRESS UP A FRONT DOOR

FIVE IDEAS TO DRESS UP A FRONT DOOR

Your front door is what sets the tone for the rest of your home’s exterior, it’s also the first thing visitors see when they come to call. So, if you’...

May 2021
HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE SECURE

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE SECURE

There are many layers to a reliable home security system. From alarms and security cameras to your choice of doors and windows, here are a few things to consider to ma...

October 2021
HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT WITH YOUR WINDOW AND DOOR CHOICES

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT WITH YOUR WINDOW AND DOOR CHOICES

The comfort of our homes has become much more of a priority for many of us over the last 24 months. As we move into winter, that means making sure our homes are warm a...

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