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November, 2019

Adding value to your home with conservatory roofs

Posted on: November 29th, 2019 by Phil Whittle

Adding value to your home with conservatory roofs

Adding value to your home with conservatory roofs

Dissatisfied with your current home and thinking about making a move? Wait! There are countless renovation options you could consider first – without having to undertake the stressful and expensive task of house hunting, mortgages, moving day; the list goes on! Consider the phrase “improve, don’t move”, before you make any big decisions and put your property on the market.

Over four million households choose to invest in their current property every year, rather than making the costly decision to move, in a search for their ‘dream home’. Why not join them – stay put and consider simple renovations to make your dream home the one you’re already living in!

You can also increase the value of your home by:

– Installing lantern roofs.
– Installing bi-folding doors.

There are countless benefits of choosing to renovate your property:

You can create more living space, transitional spaces or just bring the outdoors in.

Should you decide to move in the future, the renovations you’ve added to your property will increase its value. Installing a Global conservatory roof can boost the value of your home by around 5%!

You can update your home to suit your tastes. Live in a period property but want a contemporary flair? Opt for stylish aluminium bi-folding doors, or a Global conservatory roof to make a statement.

By opting for high-quality renovation materials, installers and manufacturers, you’ll require less home maintenance in the future, saving you money in the long run.

Want to do your bit for the environment? By installing new windows, doors and roofing solutions you can increase the thermal efficiency of your home, reducing your carbon footprint and energy bills in one relatively easy step!

We recommend adding value to your home by opting for a Global conservatory roof, manufactured by Made for Trade and supplied by a local installer.

Style & Colour Options

Conservatory roofs can be supplied in a variety of colours and finishes, suitable for traditional or contemporary homes. They are available in realistic wood grain finishes, such as Mahogany, Golden Oak or Cherrywood, or more eye catching colours like Chartwell Green to really make a statement. Made for Trade can also provide a variety of decorative finials and crestings, interlocked to ensure that once connected, they remain in a perfect straight line on your conservatory roof.

Efficiency

A range of glass solutions are available to increase the efficiency of your conservatory roof, and home in general, including solar control, low maintenance and low E glass options.

Solar control glass prevents a build-up of heat during the hot summer months, to ensure your conservatory stays cool, reducing the need for pricey air conditioning. Low maintenance glass eradicates the need to wash or clean your conservatory roof – the glass coating uses rain and natural sunlight to efficiently combat dirt and grime.

The Global conservatory roof is the market-leading system, offering a state-of-the-art design and ease of manufacture and maintenance, to make it the ideal choice for a conservatory installation or renovation. 1 in 4 of all conservatory roofs installed in the UK is a Global roof. If you’re an installation company, choose a Made for Trade for your conservatory roofs.


Adding value to your home with roof lanterns

Posted on: November 29th, 2019 by Phil Whittle

Adding value to your home with roof lanterns

Adding value to your home with roof lanterns

If you’re dissatisfied with your home, there are countless renovations you can examine before you consider the costly commitment of moving house. Think about the phrase “improve, don’t move” – stay put and consider simple renovations to make your ‘dream home’ the one you’re already living in!

Over four million households a year choose to invest in their current property.

You can also increase the value of your home by:
– Installing bi-folding doors.
– Installing conservatory roofs.

Made for Trade supply thousands of installers across the country with our award-winning Korniche roof lanterns For a quotation request from your local installers, click here.
There are countless benefits of choosing to renovate your property:

You can update the style of your home to suit your tastes – if you’ve bought a new build and feel too ‘cookie cutter’, make some changes and your home is sure to stand out.

By choosing high quality renovation materials, manufacturers and installers, you’ll require less home maintenance in the future, which will save you money in the long run. Made for Trade have thousands of happy customers across the country who install our Korniche roof lanterns.

You can create more living space by maximising the transitional space in your home.

Installing renovations such as bi-folding doors, new windows or roof lanterns will increase the value of your home should you decide to move in the future. They also serve as investments on second properties if you own them.

A renovation can completely change the look of your home, fulfilling all of your ‘dream home’ ideas without having to move from the home you love!

Manufacturers and installers are growing increasingly more aware of the impact our homes can have on the environment, and are choosing to supply products to make your home more eco-friendly.

We recommend adding value to your home by opting for Made for Trade Korniche roof lanterns.

We created Korniche roof lanterns – stunning roof lanterns which bring contemporary and classic design features together.

A roof lantern serves as an architectural skylight structure – installed on your roof, it serves the purpose of a skylight while creating extra space and opening up your room.

Korniche roof lanterns are the quickest and most efficient lanterns to fit and install, and exceed standards in strength, warmth and security to ensure that your new addition is of the highest quality possible to improve the value of your home.

Style and Colour Options

Aluminium roof lanterns use slim sections which are only 57mm wide – some of the thinnest on the market. Standard colour options are Gloss White, Matt Grey and Matt Black, but bespoke colour options are available if a BS or RAL code is provided – meaning you can completely customise the look of your new roof lantern no matter your personal style and requirements.

Korniche roof lanterns are fitted with hidden fixings, to ensure sight lines can flow gracefully and uninterrupted.

Efficiency

Roof lanterns keep the heat in, and the weather out. We use cold bridging technology, which reduces heat transfer – keeping your home cooler in the summer months, and warmer when it starts to get cold outside. This can help reduce your heating bills and carbon footprint, raising the value of your home significantly.

Security

Korniche roof lanterns are fitted with glass lock systems and tamper proof fasteners to prevent any potential break-ins. Not only are they strong, they’re stable – a 6x4m roof lantern can support over 8 tonnes of weight! Roof lanterns are also weatherproof: manufactured with the highest quality seals and gaskets to ensure peace of mind no matter the weather conditions.

Roof lanterns are a beautiful but uncommon option in home renovations – make your home stand out with something special. The elegant and sleek lines of the Korniche roof lantern make for an almost unobstructed sightline and outpouring of natural light. Visit Made for Trade today to view our full range of lantern roofs, and get in touch to get a quote from a local installer.


Adding value to your home with bi-folding doors

Posted on: November 28th, 2019 by Phil Whittle

Adding value to your home with bi-folding doors

Adding value to your home with bi-folding doors

Before you consider the huge expense of moving house, there are many cost-effective renovations you can examine before making such a massive financial commitment – consider the phrase “improve, don’t move”.

Every year, over four million households choose to invest in their current property, rather than making the costly decision to move, in a search for their ‘dream home’. Why not join them – stay put and consider simple renovations to make your dream home the one you’re already living in!

You can also increase the value of your home by:
– Installing lantern roofs.
– Installing conservatory roofs.

There are countless benefits of choosing to renovate your property:

You can create more living space.
By choosing quality renovation materials and products, you’ll require less home maintenance in the future.
You can update and personalise your home.
Any home renovations will increase the value of your home, should you decide to move in the future after all.
Renovations are cheaper than buying a new property, especially if you utilise local businesses which supply and install Made for Trade bi-folding doors.
Manufacturers and installers are growing increasingly more aware of the impact our homes can have on the environment, and are choosing to supply products to make your home more eco-friendly.

We recommend adding value to your home by opting for bi-folding doors, installed by a Made for Trade-recommended builder.
Bi-folding doors can instantly transform your home, by creating a seamless transitional space between your living area and garden. They will brighten up dull spaces, and are perfect for living rooms and dining areas – although there are a multitude of options available, such as leading out onto a terrace or a first-floor balcony.

Don’t have a garden? Don’t worry. Bi-folding doors can be installed leading out to a patio, maximising a small space and making the most of the outdoors even if you don’t have green fingers!

By making the most of the transitional space between the indoors and outdoors, you can enjoy your home in new ways: serving meals and entertaining guests outdoors in the summer months, and cosying up with family or friends and enjoying the view in the winter.
Why should you choose an installer who supplies Made for Trade’s bi-folding doors?

Style and Colour Options

Our bi-folding doors are polyester powder-coated to maintain a fresh appearance through a lifetime of use. They are available in any RAL and British Standard colour, and can be manufactured with dual colouring – allowing you to choose different shades for the interior and exterior of the door to blend seamlessly with your home. Made for Trade supplies bi-fold doors in a variety of natural and innovative colours, including rich contemporary shades suitable for modern new builds, and wood finishes suitable for traditional period homes.

Bi-folding doors are manufactured to be highly resistant to corrosion, and are coated with a durable scratch-resistant finish, ensuring minimum upkeep and maintaining a fresh appearance which will immediately smarten up dated spaces.

Efficiency & Function

Made for Trade bi-fold doors are manufactured with Polyamide thermal barrier technology. This advanced profile technology creates a thermal transmittance barrier between cold and warm air, keeping your home cool in the summer, and warm in the winter months. This thermal barrier will reduce the carbon footprint of your home, and subsequently your energy bills will drop.

Our bi-folding doors are manufactured with a strong but slim aluminium profile – creating 132mm sightlines with expansive glass space. We can offer square or rounded profile options to fit your requirements exactly.

Security

Our bi-folding doors are checked with enhanced security ratings which are compliant with Building Regulations. Our bi-folding doors are vastly more secure than traditional patio sliding doors, as they can be fitted with twinpoint locks, dropbolts, security screens or shootbolts. We install retained rollers and guides and anti-lift blocks to stop doors from being forced from their frame in the event of an attempted breakin.

So, before you consider moving home to escape a dated, dull living space, consider some more cost-effective solutions to transform your space. By replacing tired sliding patio doors with bi-folding doors, you’ll create a transitional space between your home and garden to enjoy year-round. If you’re a company, contact Made for Trade today for a quote from a local installer to make the most of your home.

What are bi-folding doors and how do they work?

Bi-folding doors – also known as folding doors or sliding doors – are made up of panels or sections that fold up concertina-style when open to maximise transitional space within your home. Bifolding doors can be installed between your home and garden

Made for Trade aluminium bi-folding doors are contemporary, versatile and sleek.


Winning Ways for Korniche

Posted on: November 12th, 2019 by Made For Trade

BEST ROOFLIGHT & LANTERN SYSTEM 2019

At the glittering inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards on October 30th the Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern picked up yet another independently judged award  –  Best Rooflight and Lantern System and even though not launched yet achieved a finalist position in the Technical Innovation category for the Korniche Bi-folding doors composite clip-in bead system which when launched in 2020 will be a huge benefit to installers.

The C&O Awards are a response to the continued growth in consumer demand for additional living space and the high-quality products now available from our industry.

Conservatory & Orangery Awards 2019Judges’ Comment: “We couldn’t fault this product in any way. It ticks all of the boxes!”

Made for Trade identified the demand for a purpose-built roof lantern for flat roof extensions which inspired the company to develop the Korniche – a product that offers the consumer a strong yet beautifully proportioned glazing solution whilst delivering a product for builders, installers and stockists that is both highly profitable whilst being fast and easy to install on-site.

Having achieved the Professional Builder Award for Innovation earlier in the year. This award cements the Korniche Roof Lantern as best in class – applauded by those who have installed the product for its simplicity, strength and engineering and now recognized by an impartial panel of industry experts

 

 

Ashley Gaunt, Head of Design accepting the C&O award from BBC's Louise MinchinThe Korniche Lantern continues to be well received by the consumer – Made for Trade ensures the brand is highly positioned within the industry and provides excellent value in marketing support. MFT also goes to great length and expense to build trade partner demand for the Korniche brand by exhibiting at Homebuilding & Renovating Shows throughout the year, the products also profiled through BBC renovating programmes and showcased by presenters on social media channels!

With such a buzz around Korniche Aluminium Systems now is the time to become a Korniche Trade Partner and installer – without doubt the best value aluminium products in the market today.


What Our Customers Say

"We have been trading with Made For Trade for some time now. The service is excellent and the staff very friendly and efficient - I would recommend to anyone."
Topline Conservatories
2017-02-27T15:28:55+00:00
"We have been trading with Made For Trade for some time now. The service is excellent and the staff very friendly and efficient - I would recommend to anyone."Topline Conservatories
"We found Made for Trade just over four years ago and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else."
St. Helens Windows
2017-02-27T15:29:17+00:00
"We found Made for Trade just over four years ago and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else."St. Helens Windows
"I would recommend any company looking for conservatory roofs to use Made for Trade."
Classic Windows Yorkshire
2017-02-27T15:29:31+00:00
"I would recommend any company looking for conservatory roofs to use Made for Trade."Classic Windows Yorkshire
"Just to say how good your products are and how competitive you are, we recently had a Korniche lantern light and this was great, a great product and very easy to fit, cost was very good with the turnaround a real bonus, we are also using your bi fold doors which compared to others we have used are again a very good product with a very good price tag"
Milton Glass
2017-08-03T07:12:09+00:00
"Just to say how good your products are and how competitive you are, we recently had a Korniche lantern light and this was great, a great product and very easy to fit, cost was very good with the turnaround a real bonus, we are also using your bi fold doors which compared to others we have used are again a very good product with a very good price tag" Milton Glass

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