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Don’t Wait To Improve Your Home - Organise A Free Online Design Appointment

30th March 2020

It’s a strange time for us all and it can be difficult to know what to do with yourself whilst spending so much time at home.  However, being confined to the indoors for an extended period can get you noticing things that you may otherwise overlook, such as those home improvements that have been on...

Will Triple Glazed Windows Give You A Peaceful Home?

26th March 2020

Wherever you live, it’s much quieter than normal right now because of the present lockdown situation, which will give your ears a rest if you’re generally disturbed by external noise. Noise pollution is a widespread problem for homeowners everywhere, especially for those living in busy villages, towns and cities. If you’re one of them and...

Is Planning Permission Necessary For A Solid Roof?

11th March 2020

There is a lot of conflicting information on the internet about whether you need planning permission to have a solid roof added to a conservatory or other form of home extension. You don’t want to break any rules and potentially be forced to return your extension back to its pre-solid roof state. To help you...

You Can Trust 5 Star - We Are A FENSA Member

5th March 2020

Knowing who you can trust when running the rule over the many home improvement companies in the area can be determined in several ways, such as uncovering whether they’re a member of a consumer protection scheme. 5 Star earns a tick in the box for that as we are a member of FENSA, a scheme...

3 Ways You Can Improve The Valuation Of Your Property

26th February 2020

The housing market will hopefully stabilise a bit now that Brexit has finally happened, at least that’s what any prospective sellers will be hoping. If selling up and moving to a new house has been in your mind, but the uncertainty of the last three and a half years has put a block on that,...

Why Modular Extensions Should Be Given A Wide Berth

21st February 2020

Since planning laws for home extensions were permanently relaxed by the government, it seems like everybody is extending their home. You might be looking at doing the same. In which case, you’ve arrived at the right place! 5 Star has a very broad suite of extensions available, including multiple variations of conservatories, orangeries and solid...

How Condensation Is Caused And How To Stop It

17th February 2020

Once you start getting internal condensation on your windows, it reappears most mornings during the winter months. Standing back and doing nothing about it can eventually lead to some serious issues, namely a build-up of mould and damp. This doesn’t just look unsightly, but it can also affect your health and cause structural damage. Before...

The Window Selling Techniques To Be Wary Of

10th February 2020

Would you like a new set of windows for your home? 5 Star would, of course, love to supply them to you, but we appreciate that you may want to check out other window suppliers too. With a quick Google search, you will discover that there are dozens of window companies and it’s recommended that...

5 Energy Saving Tips From 5 Star For Big Energy Saving Week

7th January 2020

The cost of living isn’t getting any cheaper for Britons and the rising cost of energy bills isn’t helping anyone in that regard. Just before Christmas, it was revealed that UK householders are paying 40% more for energy than they were in 2015, with the average dual fuel bill now costing £1,813 a year. How...

Find Out What The Home Decor Trends For 2020 Will Be...

2nd January 2020

Firstly, may we begin this opening 5 Star blog post of 2020 by wishing you all a Happy New Year! We’re feeling re-energised and are raring to help our customers make the right home improvement choices. If you haven’t done so already, it’s sadly time to take the Christmas decorations down and pack them away...

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