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Meeting the needs of a modern family

A Helping Hand – RIGHT FIRST TIME

Everyone needs a little help sometimes and here at Aspire, that’s exactly what we want to do. We do not offer an installation service; our experience shows that a typical customer has already engaged a builder for their home improvement project. Supply only can also be very cost effective; it would not be unusual to …

CALLING ALL BUILDERS, THIS IS FOR YOU !

Flat roof extensions are becoming increasingly popular due to the exciting design options now available. A simple google image search will testify to this as hundreds of proud home owners show off their homes online. More and more home owners are looking to maximise their space and enjoy an indoor/ outdoor living experience. As a builder you will have met …

Don’t Move, Improve…

As the saying goes “Don’t Move – Improve”. It seems that two thirds of British homeowners agree. With data from Post Office Money showing that homeowners spent £295bn renovating their homes between 2013-2018, were you amongst them? Average spend £ 14,015 Average increase in value of property £ 40,000

The Glass & Glazing Industry have much to thank I.M. Pei

At The grand old age of 102, I.M. Pei, the celebrated architect behind the Louvre pyramid in Paris, has died. Pei was famous for his high-profile projects including Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ohio, National Gallery of Art Washington DC to name a few. But his most famous commission was for the Louvre …

Who left the light on?

Does that sound familiar?  It does in my house, I could spend hours walking from room to room as one of my children has invariably forgotten to turn the light off when they leave a room. But its not just evenings and night-time this happens, I’m always surprised how often we all use light switches …

Families that eat together, stay together

Families that eat together, stay together? Well, I don’t know if that statement is outdated but for me at least, when I think of a family unit sharing a meal around a dinner table, it makes me happy and contented. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t eat dinner together with my family, but I was surprised to learn that this is not the norm, …

Government gives consumers 55% towards new rooflight*

Sound too good to be true? If you saw a headline like that it certainly would help turn your home improvements dreams into reality. Well this is no April fool, but maybe a little more explanation is necessary. *Thanks to the changes for the new tax year we’ve calculated that an extra £821.60 will be …

TESTING TIMES

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a rooflight manufacturer? Customers may assume that all rooflights undergo the same rigorous testing but that is not always true. All rooflights are not made equal. I recently paid a visit to our supply chain, being professionally curious on your behalf, to find out …

Good bye January, Hello February. It’s Time to fall in love with your home

Why does January seem so long!  It makes no sense; seven other months share the same number of days. Perhaps December was just to packed with parties, celebrations and gift giving, not to mention time off work for some and of course were you one of the lucky ones who got paid early too?

We need to talk…..

Why are we so frightened when we hear this phrase? W Why are we so frightened when we hear this phrase?  Being on the receiving end of this phrase conjures up all sorts of terrible things and is most associated with receiving bad news. It can be equally challenging being on the other side, initiating …