Upgrade to an energy efficient front door this winter

Chartwell composite entrance door

How energy efficient your home is becomes even more important during the winter months, when temperatures plummet and fuel bills soar. With fuel bills reaching extortionate levels, making sure that the home improvement products you invest in provide great thermal insulation is one important way to save money. That’s why upgrading to an energy efficient front door has never been more important. uPVC front doors: great value, without compromising on quality uPVC front doors are great thermal insulators. Their high quality foam core means that they are able to retain thermal heat from a home in winter and to reflect … Continue reading

How long do timber conservatories last?

a timber conservatory

Timber conservatories are elegant, charming and considered the height of vintage style. If you’re considering adding a timber conservatory to your property it’s important to get some key information about the structure itself before investing. Perhaps one of the most frequent questions many homeowners find themselves asking is: just how long does a timber conservatory last for? A well maintained timber conservatory constructed from properly seasoned hardwood is liable to last for many decades, if not centuries. Here are three common factors that will influence the lifespan of your timber conservatory: Factor 1: The type of timber The type of … Continue reading

5 home improvement products for every property

White uPVC french patio doors

If you’re in the process of improving your home, you should know that there are some products that really can transform both the looks and potential value of your property. Below we’ve listed our top 5 home improvement products for every property! 5. Bi-fold doors (aka Sliding folding doors) Bi-fold door technology has taken the industry by storm over the last few years – it is easy to see why. Offering truly revolutionary opening options, bi-fold doors (also known as sliding folding doors) give you the option of opening as much, or as little, of your room to the outside … Continue reading

Timber windows: How we make them.


At Inspire we are committed to creating exceptional products of impeccable quality, so how are our timber windows made and, what makes our timber windows the best? The answer is simple: our meticulous, artisan manufacturing process that ensures that your product is created to an impeccably high quality.Every stage of the manufacturing process; from cutting the wood, to painting the finished window, is completed at our very own factory in West Yorkshire. This ensures that we can maintain the perfect, flawless quality of our products. Preparing the wood We only use high quality hardwoods for our frames, as hardwoods are … Continue reading

How you can get the look of timber windows for less

inspire timber windows

Real timber windows can make a property, whether period or modern, look truly exceptional. If you want to get the look of timber windows for less we here at Inspire may have the solution for you. Over the last decade, technology has developed to such an extent that uPVC can now emulate all the best features, craftsmanship and aesthetics of timber windows, without the cost and maintenance of the real thing. The Beaumont is a high-end, exceptional quality uPVC window that has the all attractiveness and appeal of timber windows without the cost and maintenance of the original. Designed to … Continue reading

Inspire Window Colour Matcher: How you can choose the perfect windows for your house


You wouldn’t choose something as important as a wedding dress or made-to-measure suit without trying it on first, so why should it be any different when it comes to choosing new windows? Choosing a new set of windows is similar to choosing a bespoke set of tailored clothes. You need to be certain that what you’re buying is the right fit and style, and that it actually suits you. When buying clothes, you can try them on to make sure they are perfectly suited to you and your style. The problem with buying a new set of windows is that … Continue reading

Why you should upgrade the lock security of your property now

lock security on a house

According to the Office of National Statistics, last year 7.3 million households in England and Wales experienced some form of crime: a 15% reduction on last year’s figures. This doesn’t mean that householders should become complacent however. Now is as good a time as any to upgrade your lock security. One possible reason for the overall reduction in crime over the last few years is the better steps that some householders are taking to protect their properties: namely by installing better locks and upgrading existing ones. Another possible reason for this reduction is also the progressively improving quality of locks … Continue reading

Why you should be wary of ‘free’ triple glazing upgrades

tripling glazing for windows

Unfortunately, the glazing industry is not without its share of tradesmen who are willing to offer so-called ‘free’ triple glazing upgrades that in effect, are completely pointless. Triple glazing as the name suggests uses air (or gas) trapped between three panes of glass, separated by two spacer bars, to aid heat retention and increase the thermal efficiency of the window or door. It’s been proven that the thermal benefits of triple glazing are only really apparent when 44mm units are used, with 16mm gaps between each of the panes and when each unit has a toughened centre pane, specifically designed … Continue reading

Find out how you can save £30,000 on your energy bill

energy efficiency rating charts for reducing energy  bills

As the price of energy bills have continued to rise dramatically over the last few years, it’s become increasingly important for your home to be as energy efficient as possible. In 2013, the average cost of a dual-fuel bill was nearly £1,264 for a household; an incredible sum that many already hard-pressed homeowners are finding increasingly difficult to pay in the current economic climate. One very simple way to increase your home’s energy efficiency is to upgrade your existing window and doors. Single glazed and old double-glazed windows are notoriously bad at saving energy and retaining heat in your house … Continue reading