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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Trends From 2017 And Our Style Predictions For 2018

14th December 2017

Plenty has happened during 2017, not least in the home improvement industry. We have seen countless new trends develop and 2018 is set to spark a whole series of additional trends that forward-thinking homeowners need to know about. 2017 The colour grey has been in high demand amongst those buying replacement windows and doors or...

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