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Can I get the Green Home Grant on my windows and doors?

The Green Home Grant scheme is eligible to some households and installations, provided they meet the criteria of the scheme.

The only windows that apply are single glazed windows being replaced with double glazed windows.

Eligible households have earnings on less than £30,000 a year.

The Government is yet to announce the details of upgrading to energy efficient doors, but it’s likely that it will only be for replacing old timber doors. As soon as we have more information, we will let you know.

Please note: the Green Home Grant is not available for extension, conservatories, or new build.

If you have any further queries, please call us on 01332 75551 or email reception@tradewindows.com

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Can I have a pink front door, please?

Front doors became the focus of colour as neighbours got together every Thursday to show their support for the NHS and other front-line workers. Pink is the colour of the moment and a trend for pink front doors started, and now the hashtag #pinkdoor is the most popular colour for doors on Instagram with more than 62,837 posts!

It’s been adopted as the official colour for 2020 and we think the reason it caught on is because it looks truly amazing. Pink is an uplifting colour and generates feelings of creativity, care and passion.

We have two pinks in our 2020 Colour Edit, Miami Sky, a modern and dramatic pink replicating the sunsets over Miami’s famous Ocean Drive; and Cotton Candy that’s as light as air and perfect for front doors framed with rambling roses on a chocolate box cottage. If you don’t fancy a pink front door, but still want an individual look here’s the rest of our 2020 Colour Edit:

Hot Mustard

Wow! This gorgeous yellow says hello summer and welcome home. Inspired by fields of mustard, this is the colour linked to the countryside across the Derbyshire dales.

Cotswold

Cotswold is the colour of the early morning mist as it lifts on a sunny autumn day. Perfect for Derbyshire’s country cottages in our many historic towns and villages.

Nimbus

It might be the colour of cloudy skies, but this is a seriously cool colour for entrance doors. It says we are protected and safe inside!

Stormy Seas

This gorgeous blue gives entrances an up-to-date twist on a classic turquoise, which makes it perfect for modern doors with steel handles.

Bahia Blue

If you want to get away from it all, Bahia Blue offers island life. This is for world travellers who want that feeling of freedom even when they are at home, and it suits both classic and modern door designs.

Victory Blue

Think Colonel Tom, and this is the blue that comes to mind. Victory Blue says classic, strong and determined which makes it perfect for Victorian and Georgian homes. Enhance the colour even more by adding bevelled and crystal glazing.

Duck Egg

This is a quintessential English colour and designed to enhance the classic architecture from the Victorian Villas to 1930s suburban semis. The large proportions of rooms and the generous frontages makes these homes perfect for family living. Duck Egg says a warm welcome to guests.

Ink

The darkest blue with hints of purple create Ink.  Choose this colour for entrances to go against crisp white render in modern homes. Perfect for the contemporary styles with chrome handles and simple satin glazing.

Very Berry

Very Berry is another striking colour, and again its ideal for modern doors. Warm and inviting, this luxurious deep red is a bold choice.

Hacienda 

Living life to the full? Then Hacienda is for you. The name says it all with its influence from Spain and dark terracotta pots in inner courtyards. Choose a black door frame to add to the drama.

Whatever colour you choose, whether it’s from our standard range, our 2020 Colour Edit, or you want something even more individual, talk to the team at Trade Windows and we will help you get the perfect entrance for your home.

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Glazed extension inspiration from Trade Windows

Glazed extension inspiration from Trade Windows 

We are proud of every glazed extension we have created in Derby and here are some of our stunning pictures to give you inspiration. 

Whether you like our ultramodern glazed extensions, fitted with our bespoke widespan doors, or prefer our more traditionalclassic conservatories, we can open up your home to more natural light. 

Choose which glazed extension you prefer and we’ll wave our technical magic and give you a light-filled room full of loveliness. 

Widespan doors create walls of glass in glazed extensions

Sliding doors Derby 

At Trade Windows, our widespan doors, such as bifold doors and sliding doors, can open up your glazed extension to the outdoors. 

If you’re keen to create a modern look, leaving you with a clear connection to your garden, we can do it. 

As you can see from our portfolio of pictures, our glazed extensions and conservatories transform homes. 

When open, bifold doors fold away beautifully in a concertina style to reveal completely wide open spaces. When shut, the frames are ultra slim, leaving you with a wall of natural light. Another option is our aluminium sliding doors which glide effortlessly open and when shut give you panoramic views outside, allowing the sunlight to shine through the wall of glass. 

Whichever widespan door you choose, you’ll be adding extra light and creating a stunning space-saving extension to make you the envy of your neighbours. 

Our conservatories are a top choice 

Here at Trade Windows, our conservatories are extremely popular with our local customers in DerbyThey are the perfect choice if you want to add another room to your home, whether you are creating a new dining area, garden room or home office. 

Our conservatories are primarily made from glass, usually with a glass roof and glass walls, so you’ll be letting light in whatever you need to use it for. 

Conservatories are available in a variety of styles to suit all property types, including the classic Gable-end, Edwardian and Victorian, Mediterranean inspired Lean-To, and spacious P & T Shapes. You can also choose a solid roof conservatory. 

Come and talk to us and get some inspiration for your new glazed extension 

We hope this blog has given you some inspiration for your glazed extension – but there’s nothing like seeing some in person! 

Come in and visit our Derby-based showroom on London Road, where we have a superb range of conservatories and widespan doors for you to look at. 

Talk to the experts and we’ll help you plan your exciting project, from start to finish. 

You can visit us from Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm and Sunday 10am-2pm. Alternatively, give us a call on 01332 755551. 

You can also take a look at our Instagram and Facebook pages for our latest transformation pictures. 

Spring clean your home with Trade Windows

Spring clean your home with Trade Windows 

As we prepare to celebrate the arrival of Spring, why not plan a project to avoid a last minute scramble to get your home ready for Summer. 

Whether you’re looking to spruce up your property with new PVCu windows, redesign rooms with stunning glazing or are planning a bigger home renovation, including a new conservatoryit is time to get started. 

It is a fact that homeowners love nothing more than waving goodbye to Winter and celebrating Spring with an exciting new project to embrace. If you’re itching to get started, we’ve got everything you’re looking for. 

Celebrate Spring with a fresh set of widespan doors 

If your home needs a modern new look, let the fresh air in with a stunning set of aluminium widespan doors. 

In Derby, homeowners are investing in them as part of their interior design projects and the results are amazing. 

Whether you choose bifold doors or sliding doors for your Derby property, you’ll beam in a huge amount of natural light and you’ll be opening up your home to the outdoors. 

Both these 2 styles are proving extremely popular in Derby and they’re easy to keep in tip-top shape when it comes to keeping them clean. 

Spring cleaning your home has never been so easy 

Spring cleaning will never be a tricky task if you invest in new PVCu windows. If your property needs a new look, our contemporary styles will be just what you’re looking for. 

They are low maintenance, so good for keeping clean, and they are an attractive choice for any home. 

PVCu windows can transform your property, so if yours look shabby, replacing them can instantly give your home the new look it deserves. 

At Trade Windows, we’ve got more than 25 years of experience in fitting secure, attractive and low- maintenance windows that ooze style and charm. 

Pick the perfect front door this Spring 

We have a huge selection of composite doors and you will add instant kerb appeal to your property if you replace your old, tired one. 

Our collection, which totals more than 30, includes classic and contemporary designs and we have more than 40 colour choices available. We also offer a huge range of glass options too. 

We have the biggest selection in Derbyshire, so visit our showroom on London Road for ideas and advice from our experts and to see our stunning displays. We can also customise our composite doors to suit your requirements and have woodgrain finishes available. 

Finally, we have a stunning selection of handles, knockers and letterplates, so your new front door will be unique to you. 

And finally, remember a Skypod looks spectacular  

Adding more light to a room can be easily achieved with a stunning Skypod roof lantern. They also add extra height to a room, which gives the illusion of more space. 

Visit the showroom and you’ll see we’ve installed a Skypod roof lantern in our bespoke orangery kitchen extension. It looks absolutely stunning and we know it will be a welcome addition to any project you might be planning. 

Depending on your budget, and the size of your extension, our Skypods range in size and are available in a number of colour options. 

Before you decide on your project, come and talk to us  

front door Derby showroom

If you’re excited to get your projects started, come and visit our showroom. See what we have on offer and let us help you plan your property make-over project. 

Our showroom on London Road has a superb range of conservatorieswidespan doors and composite doors. 

You can visit us from Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm and Sunday 10am-2pm. Alternatively, give us a call on 01332 755551. 

You can also take a look at our Instagram and Facebook pages for our latest transformations. 

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How to create a happy house in Derby

Natural light is a must-have feature for many homeowners and that’s why renovation projects often include amazing glazing.

Exposure to daylight has been linked to improvements in our wellbeing and mood so innovative use of glass has become an extremely popular, go-to product.

Homeowners across Derby often talk to us about wanting to create a light and airy interior packed with wow factor and we can help. At Trade Windows, Derby, we know how to create a happy house.

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How to dress beautiful bay windows

Bay windows are big and beautiful and open up space in your home. They have more glass, come in unique shapes and sizes and let in a lovely amount of sunlight.

But the billion dollar question if you’ve got a 1930s bay window in your home, or are about to install new ones from Trade Windows, is how do you sprinkle the right amount of design magic to create something stylish and elegant in your house?

Across Derby, in areas like Six Streets, Allestree, Shelton Lock and Chaddesden, there are an abundance of 1930s Victorian homes with beautiful bay windows.

Here’s our expert advice on how to find the perfect home styling solution.

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4 ways to give your home a show-stopping entrance

If you want a ‘statement’ front door that oozes style and charm, we know how to warm up your welcome mat.

You will also be glad to know that it’s relatively simple to create a show-stopping entrance and be the envy of your Derby neighbours.

The perfect front door, whether you choose a composite door or an aluminium entrance door, sets the tone for the rest of your house. It gives a glimpse into what goes on inside so make sure your front door – and the rest of your exterior – is all about you!

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Plan your home improvements at the Trade Windows showroom

Plan your home improvements at the Trade Windows showroom 

If you are planning to transform your home this Summer, we’d like to invite you somewhere special – our stunning Derby showroom. 

 

We are immensely proud of some of the projects we’ve been involved with over the years and we’d like to lend our expertise and knowledge to you. 

 

Our team at Trade Windows are extremely experienced and can help you every step of the way – whether you want to add space with a stunning glazed extension, light up a room with a Skypod rooflight, or invest in a set of new windows or an entrance door for your property. 

 

Get your project started with a visit to our Derby showroom 

Trade Windows Derby showroom

 

If you’ve never been to our fully-fitted showroomyou’re in for a treat. 

 

We are the biggest home improvement hub in Derby, packed full of inspiration for every single one of your property’s transformation goals. 

 

Whether you’re looking for new windowsdoors and conservatories our showroom is bursting with innovative ideas. 

 

Walk down Trade Street and see our impressive selection of aluminium widespan doors, or take a look at our full size brick-built houses to see how our windows, doors and roofline products come together to give your home a perfect new look. 

 

Did you know? 

 

We’ve been transforming homes since 1993! With our expert customer care, and unbeatable reputation, we can provide homes with a whole host of quality installations. 

 

For a long time now, we have become a valued local business that you can trust. It’s our mission to support our Derby customers and provide you with quality windowsdoorsconservatoriesextensions and roofline installations. 

 

Since we opened, more than 25 years ago, we have completed more than 40,000 installations, impressive right? 

 

We have spent more than a quarter of a century building an unbeatable reputation across Derbyshire and that’s why oushowroom has become a technical hub bursting with ideas, inspiration and advice to bring your home improvement plans to life. 

 

Turn your dreams into reality with a visit to our Derby showroom

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We’ve created something really special at our Derby showroom – Trade Street. 

Trade Street is a row of full size houses, fitted with our windows, doors and roofline products. 

It shows off our extensive range and how they could look in your home. We know it can be tricky to see how our new windows might look in your home, or how one of our many composite doors will feature in your upgrade, that’s why our showroom has everything on display. 

We listened to customers when they asked us to give them a showroom that rivals other home improvement centres. We’ve also got a hugely talented bunch of professions who can guide you through your home transformation project, so why not pop in and have a chat with the Derby team. 

Where are we? 

Our home improvement experts are here to help. Our stunning showroom is at Navigation Retail Park, 810 London Road, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 8WA, so why not book an appointment on 01332 755551 and come and chat to a team member. 

If you can’t get in, you can request a brochurecontact us for a quote or simply pick up the telephone and ask us other questions you might have. 

We’re here to help you. Remember, making your dream project a success is what we do best and we’re excited to hear about your plans. 

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Get your home Easter-ready with Trade Windows

Finding fun things to do this Easter doesn’t have to break the bank because spending time as a family is FREE!

If you want to get your Derby home ready to Easter, why not decorate it together and make memories that will last a lifetime.

There’s no better way to spend a springtime afternoon than hosting a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt, baking scrummy cakes or making cute Easter-themed bunting to brighten up your interior.

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Create a healthier and happier home with Skypod rooflights in Derby

We are known to be the ‘Indoor Generation’, generally spending most of our time indoors rather than outside, whether it be by choice or necessity.

We spend more and more time indoors, from working long hours in the office, to enjoying evenings in front of the TV at home, often forgetting that having less access to the outdoors and natural daylight can actually have a negative effect on our health and wellbeing.

We aren’t embracing the outdoors like we used to, and therefore we have ended up having less of a connection with nature and to sunlight.

This can also have negative effects on our mental wellbeing, with more and more of us suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or ‘winter depression’, due to the lack of light during the colder months.

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