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Do You Need Planning Permission To Get A Solid Roof Fitted?

12th March 2020

Spring is nearly here, but you wouldn’t think it was going off the weather, which remains chilly, to say the least. There will be a hefty proportion of conservatory owners who are desperate for the weather to get better so that they can be reunited with their extension. If you’re one of these people, you...

GGF And FENSA Registered – Pennine Can Be Trusted

10th March 2020

The UK double-glazing industry is well regulated, but there are still a few rogue companies and shifty one-man-bands trading who you should avoid appointing at all costs. How do you avoid them? By uncovering whether the home improvement ‘specialists’ you come across have any accreditations, such as FENSA and / or GGF membership. If they...

Pennine Expand Apprenticeship Scheme

9th March 2020

Pennine Home Improvements, has furthered its commitment to staff development with the expansion of an inaugural apprenticeship program. The scheme, which was the first of its kind for the Benton-based business, was broadened late last year with the induction of two new apprentices. The first, Kyle Barnes, began a Bricklaying Level 2 Qualification in conjunction...

Pennine Appoint New Managing Director

24th February 2020

Pennine Home Improvements has this month welcomed industry heavyweight Jonathan Young as its new Managing Director. Young most recently held the role of Commercial Director at SIGMA PPG, playing a key part in the company’s first year success by developing a number of key acquisitions. Before this, Jonathan was Sales Director SIG PLC, where he...

Why It Isn’t Worth Extending With A Modular Extension

21st February 2020

We try to keep track of what people are searching for online when looking for home improvements and have noticed an upward trend in searches for ‘modular extensions’. Modular extensions are not available at Pennine, but we know plenty about them if you have little awareness of them or are considering buying one. They’re a...

How Do You Cure Condensation In Your Home?

17th February 2020

It’s roughly estimated that one in five British homes suffer with condensation problems, so around 20 per cent of our overall housing stock. That seems accurate enough to us going by the number of condensation-related conversations we have with customers. What they want to know most is how they can stop it as they get...

Pennine Launch 'Long Service' Staff Awards

17th February 2020

Pennine Home Improvements has this week launched a special Long Service Award to thank its employees for their ongoing dedication and commitment. The North-East-based business, which have been transforming homes across the region for just under half a century, is set to kick-off the new awards by honouring eight members of its team that have...

Pennine Team-Up with Children North East

10th February 2020

Pennine Home Improvements, the North-Easts leading home improvement specialist, has officially unveiled Children North East as its charity of choice for 2020. The exciting announcement, which is set to further the Benton-based business’ commitment to charitable causes across the coming year, will see all proceeds from the company’s tuck shop and other charity endeavours over...

4 Window Selling Tactics We Recommend You Avoid

10th February 2020

If you’ve ever watched the BBC comedy series ‘White Gold’, you will be familiar with how cut-throat the double-glazing industry was back in the 1980’s. Its lead character, Vincent Swan, and his junior salesman, Brian Fitzpatrick and Martin Lavender, use every trick in the book to add to their order books, and it’s a pretty...

How To Improve Your Home’s Value In 3 Ways

3rd February 2020

You tend to see an awful lot of ‘For Sale’ signs go up at this time of year. We put that down to many people making it their New Year’s Resolution to move home. Was that your resolution too? If it was, but you’ve yet to put your place on the market, don’t contact the...

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