20 Apr 2017

After Spring has sprung and with Summer fast approaching, this often brings the inspiration to refresh your home. Here are some simple tips to help you without breaking the bank and offer some inspiration.

  1. Declutter

When you de-clutter your home you remove any distractions to your interior and give the illusion of more space and light. Ask yourself if you really need everything out in the kitchen or all of your products in the bathroom next to the sink. If you are short on space use shelves instead of cupboards to keep your things looking organised and creating a feature instead of clutter. Be strict with yourself and donate or sell items that serve no purpose.

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2. Maximise space

There are a few tricks of the trade to help maximise the space you already have or how to make your conservatory feel like another room that flows with the rest of your house. An Equinox roof is a light-weight solid roof is that is ideal for modernising an existing conservatory and helps to define a clear, large space. These roofs can be supplies with gorgeous spot lighting and roof lanterns to keep the light flooding in.

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A bonus with Equniox roofing is that it stays cooler during the summer and retains heat during the winter – perfect for all year round enjoyment.
Another tip is to define areas by activity – clearly separate seating and dining areas, little nooks or comfy corners. Adding feature walls or rugs and carpet can help with this effect. Your space will feel warm, purposeful & well arranged, giving the illusion of more space.

3. Don’t forget to clean the exterior

The outside of your home can accumulate dirt and debris over the course of the winter. To minimise cleaning there are a few preventative steps that you can take. New PVCu windows don’t get misty or gather condensation like old or wooden windows do. Not only do dry clean windows prevent damp but they also help to prevent the accumulation of dirt.

When it comes to guttering you can add a bristly brush (often known as a hedgehog gutter guard) to prevent debris clogging them up, thus eradicating the need to deep clean so often – hurrah!
For more information on cleaning guttering check out our step by step guide here!

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PVCu windows and doors can be gently cleaned using a soft cloth and specialist PVCu cleaner. Its a good idea to seek advice from your window supplier as they will be able to recommend you the best cleaning products for their materials.

4. Let the light in

Roof lanterns are a perfect way to make use of otherwise wasted roof space. Roof lanterns serve as a cost-effective alternative to aluminium skylights or conservatory roof systems. They are contemporary PVC-U system designed specifically to add height, volume and natural light to uninspiring flat-roofed rooms. They have excellent energy efficiency and increase the height of your room whilst flooding it with light, creating an illusion of added space.

Light coloured curtains made of a thinner material can help to add to the illusion of light as can adding plants and bright coloured room accessories.
Bi-fold doors bring the outside, in. Check out this gorgeous example of a bi-fold door by Plastic Building Supplies!

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Plastic Building Supplies offer a wide range of PVCu solutions to the trade and DIY. For more products information and additional ideas on home improvement, give us a call on 01603 484589 or start an online chat.

06 Apr 2017

Welcome to the glorious month of April widely thought to be named after “aperire” a latin word meaning to “open” because it represents the opening of buds and flowers in spring.

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What an inspiring way to approach this time of year by opening up all the home improvement possibilities. Why not replace your windows, fascia and guttering.  You could add a Roof lantern to a flat roof and transform your living space. Maybe construct a Polycarbonate Lean to Roof and create instant cover providing shade in the hot summer.

Take a look at your gutter is it directing rainwater away from your house? Is it filled with debris and leaves? If so the perfect solution is to flush out the gutter and install “The amazing Hedgehog” a continuous polypropylene ‘brush’ which prevents the build-up of wind-blown debris. Hedgehog is a sound investment avoiding irreversible damage to down pipes, roof tiles and gutters.

To help you celebrate Easter our Pre-Stocktake sale is still available offering products to help you with all your building improvement projects.

We at PBS are very proud to have supported East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH) for over 20 years. We are continuing to fulfil our commitment of raising £15000 over the next three years, towards the ‘Nook Charity Appeal’. This is helping EACH develop their new state of the art hospice in poringland and the services they provide. It is hoped that this sum will be raised by both staff and company activities and promotions.

We are helping with fundraising ideas such as raising money by having a charity cake sale or by cycling around Snetterton Race Circuit.

We are also taking part in EACHs ‘Bag it’ bring it Boost it’ scheme. This works by letting all our staff bring in any charitable items such as clothes, shoes, books DVDs, toys, and bric-a-brac into the work place. We then arrange for it to be collected. So if you would also like to bring your charitable items into one of our branches we will gladly give you a bag to fill and pass it on to EACH on your behalf.

Don’t forget our in store Easter Lucky Dip for purchases made in any of our branches which runs until the Easter Weekend you will be able to draw from our Lucky Dip to win a chocolate surprise.To qualify for a free lucky dip: Account and Trade Cash customers’ one draw per customer visit per day. Cash sale customers’ one draw for purchases of £100 + VAT (and above)

 

‘What happened to the Easter Bunny when he misbehaved at school?’

‘He was egg spelled.’

 

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