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Our Stone showroom has re-opened from Monday, May 18. Monday to Friday, 10am until 3pm. More information here.
14 May 2020
Target Windows coronavirus (COVID-19)

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
new front door Solidor

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
Artist's impression of retirement apartments in Romiley

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
animal charity

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.

 

28 Oct 2019
Secured by design

National Home Security Month – Top tips for protecting your home

Did you know that 90% of burglars gain entry through the front or back door?

This Home Security Month we’re reminding customers to double down on their security as the nights get darker and winter draws in.

Theft insurance claims increase by 34 per cent during the winter months, according to research from Co-Op Insurance – with bonfire night alone seeing an increase of 42 per cent in burglary claims, according to Aviva Insurance.

Home Security Month tips to protect your home

  1. Old frames, especially timber ones, are likely to have been saturated by rain and mould, and over the years their defence against the elements lessens, which can weaken the frames. Check the condition of your frames and make sure they are sturdy enough to resist intruders
  2. Old glazing can often lead to condensation building up in your windows, revealing gaps in the panels and making it easier for thieves to break in. Check to see if your windows have a build up of condensation; if they do, then it’s time to replace them
  3. If your budget is limited, focus on doors, locks, windows and perhaps a small safe for your valuables
  4. Protect your gateways by using a cut-resistant padlock and ensure gates are in good condition
  5. Invest in some outdoor sensor lights to put off potential thieves. You can also use smart home technology to set lights to come on at varied times
  6. Choose a supplier by looking for products with the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification logo, as these meet high standards
  7. When buying a new a door it is better to buy a new door set, the complete assembled frame and door, certified to British Standard PAS 24-1 ‘Doors of Enhanced Security’
  8. If your door is PVCu or Composite then it should be fitted with a Multipoint lock
  9. When buying patio doors, ask for the sliding section to be on the inside and for anti-lift blocks. Multi-locking systems are recommended or have mortise security bolts with removable keys at the top and bottom of both doors

Protect your home with Secured by Design Accredited windows and doors

Guy Basnett, Target Windows director, said it is especially important to ensure windows and doors are Secured by Design Accredited. This is a national police crime prevention initiative which encourages manufacturers of products like doors and windows to attain SBD’s Police Preferred Specification. Research has indicated that homes using products and materials that meet Secured by Design’s standard are up to 75% less likely to be burgled and show a reduction of 25% in criminal damage.

Mr Basnett said: “Old frames, especially timber ones, are likely to have been saturated by rain and mould, and over the years their defence against the elements lessens, which can weaken the frames.

“SBD products are more robust to resist physical attack and as a result they last longer and require less maintenance. This Home Security Month is a great time to really take a good look at your home and make sure you are putting off potential thieves with extra precautions.”

For more information call 01782 398021 or pop into a Target Windows showroom in Stone or Uttoxeter.

 

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.

 

10 Jul 2019
Lichfield Street housing Stoke

Target Windows helps transform overgrown land into multi-million-pound quality housing estate

A Stoke-on-Trent company has won a contract to fit windows and doors for a multi-million-pound housing estate which will transform Hanley.

Target Windows, based in Meir Heath, will be working alongside main contractor Novus Property Solutions, based on Festival Park, to build 128 homes and apartments off Lichfield Street.

The project is being delivered by Fortior Homes, owned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, and will transform an overgrown patch of land, vacant since 2005, into high profile private rented accommodation.

Target Windows director Guy Basnett said: “We are extremely proud and excited to have been chosen to work with Fortior Homes for supplying windows and doors on this project. It’s something that will be very prominent in the city, situated on one of the main arteries into Hanley and is something we as a local, family-run business want to be involved with.

“We are glad to see Fortior investing in the Stoke pound and keeping things in the local economy and look forward to redeveloping our city and playing a part in providing good quality housing for Stoke-on-Trent and securing jobs for our workforce.”

The development, located next to the Emma Bridgewater Factory, will provide a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments and low-rise two and three-bedroom houses and apartments with parking. Target Windows will be proving aluminium curtain walling on the apartments, as well as all the UPVc windows and doors.

Councillor Joanne Powell-Beckett, the city council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “This exciting project will not only help satisfy the huge need for private rented housing within Stoke-on-Trent but will transform an overgrown site, which has remained undeveloped for over a decade and currently detracts from the character of the area. It will also benefit from three new roads which will improve traffic flow.

“I’m pleased a local business has won the contract for this development, ensuring we keep the Stoke pound in the city and that we are supporting the local economy.”

For more information visit www.targetwindows.co.uk or call 01782 398021.