Guardian roof cost of prefabricated build
The roof itself is built off-site, which makes it far quicker to install than a traditional conservatory roof. This also means it can be installed all year round – and in as little as three days. In addition to making a conservatory more comfortable in terms of temperature, a Guardian roof will reduce glare from the sun and won’t result in textiles or the wooden furniture itself fading. Cleaning of the roof is easier than that of a glass or polycarbonate version too. That’s because any debris can simply be hosed off the roof. It will then fall into the guttering, which can easily be fished out. In the case of glass or polycarbonate, a professional would need to be hired to clean the roof, resulting in additional costs. And, on the subject of money, a Guardian roof will always result in lower utility bills, thanks to its superb insulation properties. This means that the Guardian roof cost will work out cheaper in the long run than inferior insulating conservatory roof types. It’s difficult to put an actual cost on the Guardian roof since conservatories vary in size and style. There is also variation in terms of which tiles you opt for. The company itself put its solid roofs at a minimum of £7,000 with a maximum price of around £20,000. To get a more accurate cost, contact ourselves here at P&K Home Improvements, tel: 01603 563 278 or email: [email protected]
Over time, your windows and window frames can deteriorate. Even UPVC double-glazed windows have a shelf life. They become draughty because they no longer fit the frames tightly, or perhaps you have wooden windows and frames which are starting to rot.
You might have bought a property that needs refurbishing and windows that need replacing. Or maybe you’re building a brand-new property. Whatever the reason, you will need a window fitter in Norwich.
What does a window fitter in Norwich do?
Being a window fitter in Norwich is a skilled job as they install windows and window frames using different materials. They could be replacing old windows with new UPVC windows, liaising with builders to craft and install traditional wood sash windows, refurbishing a conservatory with aluminium frames, or creating unique, bespoke windows. The role incorporates:
- Removing the old windows and frames
- Measuring the opening for the new windows and frames, including making any changes to the area, such as brickwork and masonry.
- Installing new windows and frames.
- Repairing and/or fixing all types of windows.
- Repairing plasterwork, masonry and joinery following installation.
- Crafting traditional style windows for old buildings or new builds.
- Fit ironmongery to the windows and frames, such as window latches. It is a multi-faceted role that requires skill and knowledge built up over years of working in the trade.
It is a multi-faceted role that requires skill and knowledge built up over years of working in the trade.
What types of windows are there?
There are many different types and styles of windows and frames that a window fitter in Norwich would have to work with. Some of these include:
- Casement windows. The most common type of window, and found in residential and commercial buildings. They are single or double-glazed with side-mounted hinges that allow them to open and close like a door. They are usually highly energy efficient as they deliver a tight seal all around them. They can be made from UPVC, wood and aluminium.
- Sash windows. Making a comeback in many new build properties, and being replaced in older buildings, they consist of one or more vertical moving panels, known as sashes, that slide within the frame. They operate using either a cord and weight system or springs. Sash windows can have just one pane of glass, but most consist of a pattern of smaller panes. They can also be designed as double-hung windows, which means the top and the bottom sashes slide vertically within one frame using a pulley system.
- Sliding windows. Much more modern and saving on space, they are window sashes that slide over one another horizontally along runners. They can be made from different materials and are energy efficient.
- Bay windows. They add elegance to a home, let plenty of light into the room, and give more space internally. There are many different designs of bay windows, they are energy-efficient and can be made from multiple materials. A similar version of the bay window is the bow window.
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There are also tilt and turn windows, which have a dual opening system, and French windows, which have multiple panes of glass, are usually custom-built and can open wide. At P&K Home Improvements, we have been installing all types of windows and frames for over 17 years. Our expert team of window fitters in Norwich can offer the most up-to-date advice and have extensive knowledge to share with you. Get in touch today: