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Double vs Triple Glazing: The Differences And Benefits

5th March 2018

Sales of single glazed windows suffered greatly when double glazing was introduced in the UK in the 1970s and now double glazing is being challenged by triple glazing. Before the widespread launch of triple glazing in this country, it would be more commonly used in extremely cold countries like those in Scandinavia, but the majority...

Do I Need Planning Permission For A Conservatory Or Orangery In Kidderminster?

14th February 2018

Customers are often completely oblivious to the potential need for planning permission before they can proceed with a conservatory or orangery installation. Under no circumstances should planning permission be ignored as it could result in you having to modify or even tear down your newly installed extension. It is your responsibility or you should make...

Are You Thinking About A Conservatory Or Orangery For Summer?

8th February 2018

If you are, we must congratulate you on your fantastic thinking as both a conservatory and orangery will make for a super summer setting. We should reiterate though that these spectacular home extensions are fit for all-year round use, but it just so happens that they’re extra special in summer. Whether the compact sleekness of...

The 5 Star Windows Guide To Conservatories

6th February 2018

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a Conservatory is “a room with glass walls and a glass roof, usually connected to a house, used for growing plants or for relaxing in.”     At 5 Star Windows, we pride ourselves in offering a plethora of beautiful high security, low maintenance Conservatories around Kidderminster, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Droitwich...

Why Bi-Folding Doors Are The Perfect Addition To Any Modern Home

2nd February 2018

Homeowners throughout the West Midlands, Birmingham and Worcestershire are increasingly putting bi-folding doors at the top of their list when searching for ways to enhance their properties. Who wouldn’t be enticed by them? They’re absolutely stunning to look at due to the amazing slenderness of the frames which enables such enormously long pieces of glass...

All You Need To Know About Building Regulations

23rd January 2018

When planning a new or replacement conservatory or orangery for your home, building rules and regulations aren’t the first thing you think of. In fact, most homeowners won’t even be aware of their existence, until they are made aware of them when showing interest in purchasing either type of home extension from their local home...

Why Choose A Traditional Style Front Door

15th January 2018

The various breakthroughs in door technology in recent years have led to the creation of a far broader choice of residential doors. Homeowners now have an almost endless choice of door solutions when replacing their current front or back door, well at least they do when they come to 5 Star. At 5 Star we’re...

How To Prevent Condensation In The Home

9th January 2018

Is there anything more unsightly when opening your curtains first thing in the morning than seeing condensation formed on the glass? It’s a real annoyance and one that most homeowners have experienced at some point. Before we go into how you can get rid of it, it helps to have a little understanding of what...

Do I Need Planning Permission For My Home Extension?

4th January 2018

If you invited close family members and friends over to celebrate the Christmas and New Year periods, you may have found that your home is no longer big enough to cope. What do you do to overcome the problem if you want to host future festive gatherings? You have at least three options: Buy a...

Are You Going To Decorate Your Front Door This Christmas?

19th December 2017

Are you currently up to your neck in Christmas lights, tinsel and baubles? This time of year we wouldn’t expect anything less! However, whilst you’re decorating the tree and interior of your property, don’t neglect your exterior. Your front door needs a little bit of love too!     Wreath and Ribbons These door accessories...

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