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5 Reasons A Solid Replacement Roof Is What Your Conservatory Needs

1st May 2018

Was your existing conservatory a hive of activity over the winter months or did it sit empty and unloved for most of it? If it was more a case of the latter you don’t want a repeat of that this forthcoming summer and should reawaken the space with the installation of a solid replacement roof....

Why Enhancing A Heritage Home Is Now Much Simpler

26th April 2018

Making improvements to a Heritage or period property or house in the middle of a conservation area isn’t as straightforward as upgrading other types of property. A possible incentive for modifying a Heritage residence could be because its appearance has deteriorated somewhat and you want to restore it back to how it used to look....

How To Make The Most Of Your Conservatory Or Orangery This Summer

18th April 2018

An early blast of summer-like weather is reputedly on its way to our shores, which is certain to get everyone excited about the actual arrival of summer. Home extension owners should be extra excited about the impending summer months as their conservatories and orangeries can be the focal point for any summer home activities. Gone...

Invest In A Conservatory Or Orangery From 5 Star Windows

9th April 2018

The weather finally seems to be warming up a little and summer will be here before you know it; a time of year when it’s a real luxury to have a conservatory or orangery. 5 Star already has a long list of customers who have commissioned a conservatory or orangery installation at their home so...

Our Advice Regarding Planning Permission

5th April 2018

There comes a point when you just cannot cope any longer with having so little space available in your home and decide rather than moving, to expand it with a spacious new conservatory or orangery installation. But, before you get too far ahead of yourself, you need to be absolutely certain that any proposed extension...

U-Values – What Are They And Why Are They Important

21st March 2018

You may have come across mention of the term “U-Values” when searching for new home improvements and been oblivious to what it represents. A U-Value is there to inform you of the standard of thermal efficiency supplied by a product. A respectable U-Value is highly beneficial for householders, but you may not know what a...

Orangery vs Conservatory: Which Is Right For You?

16th March 2018

The current climate may suggest otherwise, but we promise that summer is coming and wouldn’t it be lovely to enjoy it inside the elegant surrounds of a new conservatory or orangery. Lots of householders throughout the West Midlands, Birmingham and Worcestershire have already instructed 5 Star to get one fitted on their behalf so that...

Revamp Your Kerb Appeal With A New Porch

12th March 2018

Does the entranceway at your home look a little lifeless? Reinvigorating its appearance can be achieved easily and affordably with the integration of a UPVC or aluminium porch.   Most new porch installations can commence without planning permission as they enjoy Permitted Development Rights. So long as they measure no more than thirty square metres...

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Invest In A Home Extension

7th March 2018

Anyone who was housebound because of the snow over the past few days will likely have been praying for better weather and the arrival of summer, the time of year when home extensions become essential items. Conservatories and orangeries really come into their own over the summer months; well they do if you buy a...

What’s a Flush Casement Window?

6th March 2018

A ‘Flush Casement window’ describes how the opening window (or vent) sits flat with the frame when closed, creating a good looking, traditional style window which resembles timber with all the benefits of a UPVC window. 5 Star are finding these increasingly popular in period, cottage, country and fine-looking properties. The casement design dates back...

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