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Our Stone showroom has re-opened from Monday, May 18. Monday to Friday, 10am until 3pm. More information here.
29 Oct 2020
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What to expect from your Target Windows installation – conservatories, windows, orangeries and more

When it comes to making home improvements, whether it’s a conservatory, orangery, window upgrade or single-storey extension, there can be a lot of things to consider.

At Target Windows, we understand that making the decision to invest in your home is a big one. That’s why we’ve outlined our process from start-to-finish so you know exactly what to expect from us.

Get in touch with Target Windows

The first step starts with you! You get in touch with us via email, by phone call, or you stop by one of our showrooms in Stone and Uttoxeter to discuss your needs. One of our lovely Sales team will talk to you about what you’d like to do and discuss some options there and then.

Know what you’re looking for? Get in touch

We’ll arrange an appointment

Once we understand what you’d like us to do, we’ll carry out a home visit and see if we can make your dreams come true! We’ll arrange an appointment with our installation team within the week at a time that suits you.

Free consultation on your home improvements

At this point, there’s still no obligation for you to do business with us. We’ll offer you free, honest advice about what we can do and how we can do it. If we can’t deliver on the specific home improvements you’ve asked for, we’ll suggest alternatives that will better accommodate your home.

Obligation-free quote

Now we have all the information we need from you, we’ll provide you with an informed quote for your home improvements. This price will cover any drawings, surveys, and building regulations necessary to carry out your installation.

You say: yes please!

This is the part where you give us the go ahead – and start making your dream home, a reality! We’ll provide you with drawings and all the information you need to get started.

Free surveyor service

It’s important to us that we can deliver on what we’ve promised without any nasty surprises or extra costs. Our in-house surveyor will come and asses your home for any structural concerns or risks – and generally double-check everything we’ve done before we get started. It’s great to have that peace of mind!

We start building your dream home

Once we’ve received the green light from our surveyor, we’ll arrange a suitable timeframe with you and our team to get the work completed. Then, all you have to do is sit back and relax. We’ll keep you updated every step of the way.

Aftercare

When the work has been completed, you can rest easy knowing that all our window frames have a 10-year warranty. We’re part of all the necessary organisations, like FENSA, to make sure you receive proper documentation and receipt of works. We also have emergency insurance for our customers should our business ever stop trading.

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today.

All of our staff are operating within necessary Covid guidelines as outlined by the UK Government. Talk to our team about quotes via email if you’re currently self-isolating.

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

14 May 2020
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Target Windows’ coronavirus (COVID-19) policy

The safety of our staff, their families and our customers is of paramount importance to us. Since the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID19) we have been following government guidelines and will continue to do so.

We temporarily closed our showrooms and paused installations, and now, after careful consideration within the industry and of the latest ‘COVID-19 secure’ government guidance, we have made the decision to re-open our Stone showroom from Monday, May 18. It will be open Monday to Friday 10am until 3pm.

We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and re-designed workspaces and pathways to maintain 2-metre distances between people. In some cases, staff are working from home and we have staggered start times and created one-way walk-throughs.

All surfaces are being wiped and cleaned regularly and we are providing a hand sanitiser station at entry and exit points, along with masks. The entrance to the showroom is by buzzer, which is also regularly cleaned.

We are planning the phased safe return of the installation team and we will update customers when further measures are in place. Working materials, such as tools or domestic appliances, will be assigned to an individual and not shared where possible. We will be using a fixed pairing system if people have to work in close proximity.

Some sales and office staff continue to work remotely from home and customers can place orders and request quotes as normal via the website, email via sales@targetwindows.co.uk or phone on 01785-811558.

We are taking sales enquiries only at this stage. The aftersales department will be re-opening at a later date, to be confirmed.

We are still offering customers the opportunity of using our #photaquota service. Just snap a photo of the windows or doors you would like replacing and email them to sales@targetwindows.co.uk for a quote.

Safe home visits will soon be available, with precautions put in place. No work will be carried out in a household which is isolating because one or more family members has symptoms or where an individual has been advised to shield.

When working in a household where somebody is clinically vulnerable, but has not been asked to shield, for example, the home of someone over 70, prior arrangements will be made with vulnerable people to avoid any face-to-face contact.

Customers will be contacted prior to any visit to discuss how the work will be carried out to minimise risk for all parties. Customers will be asked to leave all required internal doors open to minimise contact with door handles and will be asked to keep their distance from our installers.

30 Mar 2020

What is Target Windows doing in response to the coronavirus?

At Target Windows, we are focussed on protecting our staff, fitters and their families from the spread of this coronavirus, whilst supporting our customers’ needs.

With current government guidance in mind, we have implemented the following:

• Installations have now stopped for the time being
• Our showrooms are expected to remain closed until April 13
• Customers can still obtain quotes, brochures and information by emailing sales@targetwindows.co.uk
• We have relaunched our #photaquota service, where you can simply take a photo of the windows or doors you want replaced and we’ll send you a quote. Just email your photos to sales@targetwindows.co.uk
• Our sales team are working from the Stone showroom on a rota basis (so individually) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday – however the showroom will not be open to the public
• All quotes and enquiries will be dealt with by phone or email on the above designated days

We are closely monitoring the situation with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and taking all the necessary steps to make sure we keep you, our customers, and our staff safe.

We will continue to keep you updated, should the situation change. It may take a little longer for our staff to get back to you and we truly appreciate your patience at this time.

27 Mar 2020
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How much are replacement conservatory roofs?

A new conservatory could add around 10% to the value of your home, so how much are replacement conservatory roofs? 

There are many things that can impact the overall price of your conservatory, but you’ll be looking at a staring price of around £4,000 to £6,000 for a small standard room or up to £50k for large rooms like bespoke orangeries.  

What can impact the price of replacement conservatory roofs?

  • Foundations – is the ground good, are there power cables or is there a drainage issue? 
  • Construction materials – varied pricing  
  • Shape, height, width – the larger and more complicated the style, the more it would cost 
  • Are you getting a full doubleglazed roof or going for Poly-carbonate Panels? 
  • Seasonal offers vs peak times – if you see an offer, act on it because prices can increase during peak times  
  • Planning permission – if you’re buying with Target, this is included in the price and we sort it all out for you 

How much are replacement conservatory roofs?

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Why replace your 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. 

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. 

27 Mar 2020
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Best front door colours for a red brick house

Your front door is often the first thing that stands out about your home, so we’re going to take a look at some of the most popular front door colours for a red brick house. 

My nan would always meticulously scrub the doorstep and clean the front door because she wanted people to have that good first impression.  Your door should blend with the rest of the house, and if you have a red brick exterior there are actually quite a lot of choices of tones and colours. 

Bright front door colours for a red brick house

If you want to make a statement, go for something which pops, like this luscious Peacock BlueClose to a teal, rather than being too overwhelming like some deeper blues, this sharp electric blue has the perfect amount of vibrancy and intensity wherever you want to create drama 

If you want a bright colour, but you’re more of a traditionalist, red is one of the most popular front door colours for a red brick houseA red door is a show of confidence in yourself, and your home. Why be shy when a daring red will show your residence to be bursting with energy, hugely loveable and extremely inviting? It shows the occupants to be fun and lively – plus, it looks fab at Christmas!  

Purple is an unexpected choice, filled with personality. It pairs beautifully with purple and blue flowers and offers a calming, soothing colour ready to welcome you home after a hard day at work. Take a look at this Rich Aubergine or the more subtle Lavender option. 

The most popular front door colour for a red brick house 

Other popular colours include the gorgeous Chartwell Green, which offers enough variation to offer something more interesting than white or brown, but isn’t too vibrant. Paired with cream windows or vice versa, this combination is always a winner.  

View the range of Solidor colours here, or contact us for advice and we’ll find the colour which is the perfect fit. 

11 Feb 2020
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Residents sleep easy thanks to acoustic glass windows in luxury retirement apartments in Romiley

Elderly residents will rest soundly thanks to acoustic glass windows installed in luxury retirement apartments in Romiley.

Target Windows has helped to complete The Adlington Retirement Living development, called The Folds, three weeks ahead of schedule.

The development will feature plenty of natural light, with views of the Peak Forest Canal on School Brow, and is anticipated to be completed by mid-March.

Benefits of acoustic glass windows

Guy Basnett, director of Target Windows, said: “The acoustic glass windows were really important for the project, to offer residents a quiet, peaceful retirement. We had to be respectful of the other architecture in the area and we used Profile 22 windows, which are sympathetic to the other designs.”

Wayne Green, site manager, said: “Our team have been working full steam ahead and we’re pleased with the progress we’ve made and the quality of the build. We take enormous pride in our work and enjoy creating homes where people can enjoy a long and happy retirement.”

The Folds will offer Romiley residents the privacy of their own peaceful and spacious apartment, time in the leafy gardens, a relaxing hairdressing salon, therapy suite and Homeowners’ lounge.

 

Luxury retirement apartments being built in Romiley Target Windows installing acoustic glass windows at retirement apartments

Target’s commercial department

Target Windows’ commercial department has been running as an independent body since 2005 and has taken on and completed many projects since then, ranging from £20,000 to £350,000.

We are able to supply not only UPVc but have experience in aluminium, wood and acoustic glass windows. With our combined knowledge and very experienced workforce, we can organise and run projects from small to large.

Some of our clients include:

• J & S Seddon (Building)
• Staffordshire Housing
• Sanctuary Housing
• Moorlands Housing
• Keele University
• Harper Group PLC
• Novus Property Solutions
• Unitas Stoke-on-Trent-Ltd
• DougieMac
• McPhillips Wellington
• Donna Louise Hospice
• Dogs Trust
• The Gladman Group

 

For more information about our commercial works, call us on 01782 398021

16 Dec 2019
Target Windows charity fundraising

Target Windows celebrates over £4million in commercial contracts and thanks residents for charity support

Target Windows is celebrating another record-breaking year after being awarded over £4million in commercial contracts.

The family-run business, based in Meir Heath, has also raised £4k for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice this year.

One of the biggest fundraisers also saw Target Windows staff Sam Plant and Nicola Green complete the Three Peaks Challenge, assisted by Director Guy Basnett, to raise £1,665 for The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the highest peak in each of England, Scotland and Wales in 24 hours. The time taken must include the drive times between Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. Nicola and Sam completed the challenge on Friday, June 21.

Director Guy Basnett said: “We’ve had a spectacular year. Our open days have been successful, and we have won 15 projects to fit new windows and acoustic barriers at Dogs Trust rehoming centres. We continue to get a lot of business from repeat customers and recommendations, which we are really thankful for as it means we are doing something right, as all the team here work their socks off to make every install run as smoothly as possible and also look fabulous.

“Thank you to everyone who has also supported our fundraising efforts this year – you’ve been amazing and helped support local charities.”

The business has had success with its ‘Find a door as unique as you are’ campaign, letting customers know they can find their dream door in any colour.

The boost has meant the business has been able to hire several new staff, including a contracts manager, admin assistant, showroom assistant and an order processor.

This year Target Windows has chosen not to give Christmas cards or presents and has asked staff and even customers for tinned goods for the Salvation Army and food banks.

Customers can drop off any items at either of the showrooms in Stone or Uttoxeter. To arrange delivery, call Uttoxeter: 01889 566388 or Stone: 01785 811558.

29 Nov 2019
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Target helps doggie in the window with animal charity refurbishments for Dogs Trust

A quote for a couple of windows has turned into 15 projects for an animal charity and a new addition to the Target Windows family.

Target started working with the Dogs Trust in 2011 when they were asked to quote for a few windows, but thanks to Target’s excellent work, the business was put in touch with the animal charity’s main contractor for the North, McPhillips, in Telford.

The animal charity required a very special type of threshold that was ‘dog proof’ and Target managed to get one custom made especially for the Trust.

Guy Basnett, director of Target Windows, said: “They were also spending a lot of extra money making and ordering acoustic barriers out of expensive hardwood to keep the noise from the barking down to a minimum.

“We suggested that they could change these to UPVC, which are maintenance free and a lot cheaper. From that job, we have completed many installations, from refurbishments of their existing centres to installing at their new ones like Darlington and Cardiff. We have even done several installations for their southern contractor, S.T.Abbotts.”

Target Windows delivers 15 projects at animal charity shelters

So far, Team Target has completed projects at Dogs Trust kennels at: Loughbourgh, Evesham, Basildon, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds,              Salisbury, Brighton, Darlington, Cardiff, Shrewsbury, Kenilworth, Glasgow, Newbury and Canterbury.

Mr Basnett added: “We offer a great service to them and work directly for them as well. We have the ability to help insulate the dogs’ kennels and help to create a comfy environment for them, which is fantastic, because we’re all great dog lovers!”

Target’s Work with The Dogs Trust has led to a new addition to the Basnett family in the form of Razor, a German Shepherd.

Mr Basnett said: “We were at Kenilworth Dogs Trust having a site visit when I saw him out of the corner of my eye – I text my wife, Jane, and within a couple of weeks he has ended up at home. He just gave me the look and he’s now settled with our other dogs.”

For more information about how Target could help with your animal charity shelter installations or refurbishments, call 01785 811558.