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Try Before You Buy In A Pennine Showroom Near You

5th December 2018

The obvious way to determine whether our extensive range of conservatories, windows and doors live up to the billing we give them is to visit one of our many showrooms in the North East. We have five sites in the region – Benton, Birtley, Gosforth Park, Ponteland and our most recent showroom recently opened in...

How To Heat Your Conservatory Effectively In Winter

15th November 2018

The cold weather will keep hundreds of North East householders out of their old conservatories over the next few months as the poor insulation they offer enables the weather to get in easily. Would you want to spend your time in a conservatory that leaves you shivering in winter and then sweltering in summer? We...

Inspiration - Flush Casement Windows

8th November 2018

We’re regularly adding exciting new home improvement solutions to our product line at Pennine and one of our most recent additions was Envisage – a modern update of a traditional flush casement window. It has gone down a storm with admirers of original flush casement windows as it looks just like a traditional flush casement...

Is Door Canvassing Dead?

24th October 2018

Some home improvement companies still deploy door canvassing to generate leads and vow that it works. But does it really work? Door canvassing has taken a hammering from the technology that we are now surrounded with. The internet and mobile technology gives customers information at their fingertips. We can all, within minutes, browse, compare, read...

5 Ways To Improve Your Home Security

5th October 2018

Did you know that it’s National Home Security Month? This UK initiative has taken place every October since 2013 and was set-up to remind homeowners of the importance of home security, something we often given less attention than we really ought to. We say that as recently released figures showed that the number of home...

My New Extension Has White Residue On Its Brickwork / Stonework, Is This Normal?

3rd October 2018

We receive this question every so often from customers that have very recently purchased a conservatory, orangery or garden room from Pennine as it occasionally happens. The first thing we do is reassure them that it is nothing to be overly concerned about as it is quite common with brand new extensions. Then we take...

5 Home Improvements You Should Consider This Autumn / Winter

26th September 2018

We hope that you used the gloriously hot summer months to make any necessary improvements your property needs ahead of the autumn / winter seasons. If you didn’t, it’s not too late to get it fully prepared for whatever the weather has in store for us over the coming months. Pennine is of course on...

Everything You Need To Know About Building Regulations

11th September 2018

There’s lots to think about when you’re investing in a brand new conservatory or orangery such as the style you want, the most appropriate coloured finish for the design and whether it will need building regulations approval. Building regulations is one of the first things that will be brought up in conversation by a consultant...

The Best Home Improvements For Your 70s Build

7th September 2018

Though the housebuilding boom of the 1950’s and 1960’s had died down by the time the 1970’s came around, 291,000 new homes were built in the first year of this decade. The average 70’s home typically has several trademark features including very spacious rooms, tall ceilings, a large garden and open-plan layout. Millions of them...

I Want To Change My Conservatory Roof To A Solid Roof, Do I Need Planning Permission?

4th September 2018

Though there are rumours that another warm spell is on its way, winter isn’t too far around the corner and for many conservatory owners it’s a season when they get very little use out of their extension. The most common cause of a conservatory feeling exceptionally cold in winter is a roof system offering poor...

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