What is a Lean-to Conservatory?

A lean-to conservatory is a type of conservatory that has a slanted roof that slopes down from one side. The name “lean-to” comes from the fact that the conservatory looks like it is leaning against the house. Lean-to conservatories are usually attached to the back or side of a house. There are many benefits to […]

Do you need planning permission for an extension?

Building an extension is a popular way to increase the amount of space in your home without the upheaval of moving house, however, before you get started, it’s important to find out if you need planning permission. In the UK, most home extensions will not require planning permission if they fall within certain limits and […]

Do you need planning permission for a Conservatory?

A conservatory can be a great way to add some extra living space to your home, but you may need planning permission before you start construction. Here is a guide to help you figure out whether or not you need planning permission for your conservatory. The first thing you need to do is check with […]


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What’s the Difference between Composite Doors and uPVC Doors?

One of the most common questions we are asked is what is a Composite door and what is the difference between Composite doors and uPVC doors. In this post we will go through some of the specific features of composite and uPVC doors, so you will have a good understanding of both to make an […]

How to install WarmCore Bi-fold Doors

WarmCore folding sliding door from Warmcore is available in Norwich from Astraframe. WarmCore has been designed to make installation as simple as possible. It has an innovative clip-in bead to make glazing easier, its smart aluminium track means there’s no need for de-sashing and it can be fitted complete. WarmCore has plain, pivot roller and […]