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27 Aug 2020
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4 benefits of a home office workspace

How can you make the most of your working day with a home office? If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s that the landscape of work is changing, and that the option of working from home is slowly becoming the new normal.

With that in mind, setting up your laptop at the dining room table or your bedroom dresser might not cut it anymore. Whether you’re a senior manager enjoying your company’s flexible new approach to working hours, or you’re thinking of starting your own business, here our top four reasons why a dedicated home office workspace can work for you.

1. Feel like you’re really at work

You can’t do Zoom meetings in bed forever, and while the appeal of working from your bedroom might have felt novel at first, it doesn’t get you in the right mindset to start work. Having a dedicated home office makes you feel like you’re going to work, even if the commute is just a walk down the hall. Plus, if you need to host meetings, personal or virtual, a separate office space is far more professional and accessible.

Creating the right space to get yourself organised and ready to work is beneficial to your mental wellbeing and sense of productivity.

2. Be more productive

Studies have shown that working from a home office makes people more productive. With less time fretting about their commute, picking out appropriate work attire, and packing lunches, people have more time to mentally get ready for the day. Home comforts, like visit from your dog or a cup of tea in the garden give your wellbeing a big boost.

Adding a home office that faces the garden is a perfect idea for anyone inspired by green spaces.

3. Define home and work

Setting up shop in the living room might seem like a great idea, but before you know it, your checking emails in bed and finishing up reports at the dinner table. Having a dedicated home office workspace allows you define the boundaries between home and office.

One of the greatest advantages of working from home is the flexibility to work around the needs of your family. No more commute means you can log off at 5pm and you’re already home. Avoid working overtime by keeping your home office its own space.

4. Create your own home office space

The best part of your home office is that it’s yours. However you like to work, you can build your workspace to suit you. No more assigned seating or looking at windowless cubicle walls, you can create a space that allows you to feel more relaxed and more productive. Whether you work best perched in the sunlight or with three computer screens, it’s your call.

If you’re considering adding a single-story extension to your house to use as a home office workspace you can literally build your ideal workspace from scratch.

Ask Target Windows today about transforming the way you work: 01785 811 558 – sales@targetwindows.co.uk

09 Jul 2020

5 Ways Open Plan Living Can Transform Your Home

If you’ve been spending too much time searching for home renovation inspiration on Pinterest, you’ll know it’s no secret that open plan living spaces are always top of the list. Open plan rooms and living spaces have a wealth of benefits for you and your home. Extending or opening up your home can create beautiful, multi-functional spaces for you and your family to enjoy. Ask Target Windows about using single-story extensions to expand your home.

Here are our top five benefits of open plan living:

1. Improve the look of your home with an open plan look

Opening up your home opens up new opportunities for decorating, lighting and layout without the previous structural restrictions of your home. Interior trends continue to explore new and interesting ways to make the most of the space in your home, and open-concept spaces are perfect for bold décor choices and storage ideas. Open plan spaces allow your home to breathe and create incredibly unique and attractive layouts. Invest in a kitchen-diner, a new entertaining space, or extra room for the kids to play.

2. Bring light into your home

By removing walls, or using effective partitions in your extension, you can maximise the light coming into your home. An open plan layout allows for a natural flow of light to create a bright and airy atmosphere. Save money on additional lighting and enjoy the health benefits of a little extra vitamin D. If you’re not ready to commit to an extension, introducing bi-folding doors can be a great alternative option for bringing more light into the home. Ask us about bifold doors.

Open dining room with bi fold doors into the garden

3. Create a multi-functional space

A classic kitchen and diner combination is perfect for entertaining; breaking down the barriers between prep and party. An open-plan, multi-functional space can create a more sociable environment and encourage the family to spend a bit more time with each other – or at least use the same room! Using bi-folds doors can open your home to the garden too for an amazing summer party space.

If your more used to baby bottles than wine glasses right now, you can definitely relate to the need to be in two places at once. A multi-use family space allows you to get on with your busy day while still keeping an eye on the kids.

Kitchen and Diner Extension

4. Use the full potential of your space


Without the restrictions of walls, awkward door placement, or the need to assign a purpose to each room, you can organise and divide up your space with unique and interesting ways. Use a statement sofa or open shelving to separate parts of your open plan space that still allows for a natural flow of light and living.

An island or breakfast bar in your kitchen-diner can create additional surface space without the need to run cabinets along the walls of your property. Use low storage solutions to store the kid’s toys while keeping the space accessible and bright. Having an open-plan space means you can play around with layout without limitations.

5. Add value to your property


Open plan homes still rank highly in people’s property ‘must-haves’. Open plan adds a modern, holistic feel to the home that fits in with people’s busy and adapting lifestyles. Whatever stage of life you’re at, open-plan allows for versatility and longevity when investing in a home.

Not only does this kind of layout make your home more visually attractive, its a great financial investment – especially at a time where traditional savings and investments options are yielding very little.

Interested in transforming your home with a single-story extension or bi-folding doors? Ask Target Windows for a quote today: 01785 811 558 – sales@targetwindows.co.uk

07 Aug 2019
insulated conservatory roof

How to get an insulated conservatory roof

Get rid of condensation and odd temperatures with an insulated conservatory roof. You know it’s time to insulate your conservatory roof if you still have an old roof with transparent glazing.

This was perfectly normal a decade ago but now homeowners are catching on to the benefits of proper conservatory roof insulation. If you want a conservatory that doesn’t turn into an oven in the summer and a fridge in the winter then our Warmer Roof range of tiled, insulated conservatory roofs is for you.

Insulation prevents any problems relating to condensation and will prevent the build-up of dampness within the roof – not to mention lower heating bills from an energy efficient conservatory roof all year round.

How long does it take to install an insulated conservatory roof?

Your new roof will only take 2-3 days to install, so you can expect to be enjoying your conservatory very quickly! This is because our roofs are prepared to cover any conservatory type, such as: Lean To, Edwardian, Victorian and more!

Does conservatory roof insulation work?

With an insulated conservatory roof from Warmer Roof you will be able to better control the temperature of that room, preventing heat escaping through the roof, retaining heat longer and saving you money on your heating bills. If you ever do decide to sell your home, you can expect your new conservatory to add to its value, as an added Brucie Bonus.

You will also notice that the acoustics, the sound of your conservatory, will improve and you won’t hear the loud drumming of rain on the roof.

Can you buy insulated conservatory roofs in different colours?

What would life be without choice and creativity? Everyone’s different and here at Target Windows we want to ensure you get your dream conservatory. Warmer Roof tiled roofs come in a variety of colours and styles so you can find the right match for your home.

Our roofs come in several different styles:

Edwardian insulated conservatory roof

Many people with old conservatories will more than likely have an Edwardian conservatory style. This style offers more space and can easily be adapted with an insulated conservatory roof, without having to start from scratch.

Gable end insulated conservatory roof

A conservatory in this style is usually square or rectangular for maximum space and provides a more modern living space. This gable end insulated conservatory roof is ideal for adding more of a feature to your home, if you are looking to create an impressive space to entertain guests.

Victorian insulated conservatory roof

This classic English design is adaptable to any building shape and brings a sense of Victorian grandeur. Existing conservatories in this style can easily have a roof replacement.

Lean to insulated conservatory roof

If you want to open up your home and bring a little of the outside in, then a lean to is the answer. This style has large glass patio doors or bi-folding doors, with a choice of full height window frames to ensure you get as much natural light as possible.

Can I still have windows in an insulated conservatory roof?

If you still want some natural light coming through the roof of your conservatory, no problem, simply choose a model with skylights. Contact us to find out what options are available.

Why do we use Warmer Roof?

Other brands will use an aluminium skeleton, which have a risk of condensation build up and their performance can be overly reliant on the quality of materials available at the time. At Target Windows you get what you pay for and you pay for quality.

Our insulated conservatory roofs have:

  • An all timber construction
  • No aluminium skeleton
  • No chance of condensation build-up
  • Proven effective technology
  • A fast turnaround time
  • High quality materials guaranteed

Get in touch with us on 01785 811558 and our friendly, experienced team will give you a better idea of what price it will be for the work you need to be done and how long it will take.

 

03 Jul 2017

TARGET WINDOWS’ WINS NOT ONE, BUT TWO NEW CONTRACTS WITH LUXURY APARTMENT DEVELOPERS, ADLINGTON HOMES

Target Windows has successfully bid for two commercial contracts to supply and fit the windows and doors in the latest developments by Adlington Homes. The new addition to Target’s portfolio is part of the respected Gladman Group, and specialises in the construction of market-leading retirement apartments that support independent living for the over 55s in Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, North Wales and the North West.

The first site, Adlington House, is in Urmston, Greater Manchester. Target Windows will install energy-efficient windows and doors in 55 private luxury apartments, with completion scheduled for November 2017.

The second development, at Brooklands House, Stafford, is due to be completed in Spring 2018 and will feature the very best that Adlington Homes has to offer – a testament to Target Windows’ ability to support such an impressive development.

Target Windows Director, Guy Basnett, commented:

“This is the first time that Target Windows has worked with a Gladman Group company, and we are delighted that they have chosen us to deliver two such prestigious projects. The doors and windows that our team will be installing at both sites will ensure energy efficiency and security for residents.”

The Adlington Homes’ win follows a string of commercial success stories for the Stoke-on-Trent based company, who recently completed the installation of energy-efficient windows and doors in seven new homes and a large block of apartments in Mancetter, Warwickshire, and supported the re-development of a series of Stoke-on-Trent tower blocks in conjunction with Kier Stoke and Kier Construction.