Carbon Footprint Reduction4 comments
It’s the fashionable thing to do nowadays, with many celebrities jumping on board the crusade to reduce our carbon footprints, and so slow the rapid progression towards global warming. The ironic thing being that many of these A-listers, who have been campaigning for lowering carbon emissions, will do so whilst travelling around the planet on their private jets.
Well that irony hasn’t been lost on us, and at Hugo Carter we are doing...
Kew Gardens5 comments
Kew Gardens, the jewel of South West London, world renowned for its exotic collection of plants and horticulture, offers so much more than a simple day out. For years now they have been running courses educating students, scientists and laymen on the art of conservation, horticulture and botanics.
Available to both national and international students at Kew and Wakeworth, these courses demonstrate the just how integral the institution is. One of my personal favourites are the daily courses that they run for schools and young children. I think it’s incredibly...
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Location, schools, gardens, space, condition—all of these factors are potential deal breakers when it comes to selling a house. While most sellers are aware of the major factors that can sway a deal, there are many hidden factors that may cause potential buyers to back off.
Do noisy neighbours really put people off buying your house? Or do poor energy ratings turn people away more? We take a look at a recent Populus Survey conducted by Selling Up to see what issues do indeed turn buyers off or encouraged them to submit...
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Just like any appliance or feature in your house, other parts need regular maintenance too - and that includes your custom windows. Proper maintenance is a vital part of keeping your windows in good working condition and helping them last longer. It doesn’t even have to be weekly maintenance work, annual maintenance should be enough to keep your beautiful windows functioning properly. Here are some simple tips and tricks that can work wonders when it comes to extending your windows’ lifespan:
The Problem of Pollution1 comment
Pollution has become a major global problem ever since the Industrial Revolution. We have been burning gasses and producing chemicals at a noxious rate for over a century now and it’s becoming more and more evident that this is extremely detrimental to our health and the planet’s future. We need only look at the pictures of smog from China to realise that something is going desperately wrong, and see that something has to give!
Well, we’re trying to push forwards as a company with the green movement...
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Green Resources3 comments
Our planet is in crisis. We are polluting our atmosphere at an alarming rate, increasing the global temperature and burning through all of our non-renewable resources. Whilst it's easy to point blame at multinational companies and their large-scale industrial processes that release a great deal of harmful products into our atmosphere, the problem is also a lot closer to home.
We need to realise that we are part of the problem and that there are certain, simple steps that we can take in order to minimise our carbon footprints. But what are the green...
Replacement windows for conservation areas4 comments
More and more properties are being added to the list of conservation areas in the UK, with the cultural heritage of our country’s architecture becoming increasingly important as new cheap build permeate the landscape. As one of the very few manufacturers and installers in London, a lot of our clients approach us looking for bespoke windows that will work as replacements for their properties in conservation areas. It’s become second nature for us to now recreate window frames like-for-like, with some...
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Our line of bespoke soundproof windows is one of our most popular especially with our London based clients who are often kept awake by overhead planes, traffic or nightlife. Whilst it’s great to live as close to the city as possible, the reality of noise pollution is a genuine struggle and we’re delighted we can help by installing a total solution.
However, we do get a lot of inquiries from people asking just how much of a difference soundproof windows make....
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Security Glass1 comment
Unfortunately we don’t live in a world in which we can leave our doors unlocked and our houses protected. Whilst we don’t want to scaremonger, as the threat of a break in is relatively low, it is always a weight off of your shoulders knowing that you house is as secure as it can be.
One way of ensuring this is by using security glass in your window frames. Found throughout many service industries such as jewellers and banks, this glass is smash resistant and often bulletproof. Whilst this may not be particularly pertinent for your...
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Choosing Bi-Fold Doors To Maximise Space3 comments
Doors are necessary. Without them we wouldn’t be able to get in and out of things very easily, or have things to attach door handles to, and they’re pretty good at keeping the cold out as well. All fantastic points, but often their placement within a property is a matter of logistical necessity as opposed to aesthetic desire. They often become fixtures because they need to be, and hang like drab sheets of A1 paper on the sides of your room; boring, uninspired, ugly, and with a large turning circle that encroaches into the space...
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