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Do garage doors add value to your home?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Dec 4, 2018 9:20:02 AM

A garage door can make a considerable difference to the value of your home. Garage doors can be viewed from a distance as visitors approach the property, and, although an ordinary standard garage won't detract from the value of your home, a well-maintained garage door made from a high-quality material and with a strong aesthetic appeal will certainly add an additional level of curb appeal to your property - often by as much as 20 percent to its overall value.

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Topics: Garage Door

Why Choose an Automatic Garage Door

Posted by Andrew Levick on Nov 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

If you're thinking about buying a new garage door, you definitely want to get the best you can for your money. One feature that is becoming increasingly popular is the automatic door. This article explores the reasons why an automatic garage door could be a solution that is right for your home and lifestyle. 

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Which Material Should I Choose For My Garage Door?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Nov 6, 2018 12:00:00 PM

External features, such as a garage door, are often the first things that a visitor sees and are vital for creating a positive first impression. Here are some tips to help you choose the right style for your home, whether you need to replace a broken garage door or upgrade your current one to boost your property's curb appeal: 

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Topics: Garage Door

Which Garage Door Offers The Best Insulation

Posted by Andrew Levick on Oct 24, 2018 10:18:00 AM

With up to 25% of your property’s warmth being lost through an integrated garage, the demand for insulated garage doors is rising fast. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Security, Property

Lighting solutions for your garage interior

Posted by Andrew Levick on Oct 15, 2018 10:18:22 AM

Your garage is one of the most frequently used places in the home. Many people pass through it as they exit and enter the main house and it is often used by most family members to store things from bicycles to fishing rods. Some use it to park a car, while others turn the space into a home office or even a gym. However, you use your garage, it deserves to be well-lit, especially as most garages have very little in the way of natural light. There are many different options for lighting your garage and which one you choose will depend on how you use your garage. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Security, Material

Guide to Residential Gates

Posted by Andrew Levick on Oct 9, 2018 9:03:43 AM


Why do residential properties need driveway gates?  Your home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life.  You want to make it as secure as possible so you can protect your family.  While also adding security, a driveway gate adds a sense of finish and kerb appeal and gives that extra level of security.  The presence of gates gives your property increased levels of privacy and can even reduce noise levels - although that depends on what type of gate you get.

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Topics: Driveway Gates, Security, Property

Finding the best garage door design for your home

Posted by Andrew Levick on Sep 29, 2018 9:18:48 AM

Most homeowners are understandably keen for their home to look its best from the outside as well as in. If you would like to improve the curb appeal of your property, a good way of doing so is to focus on ways in which you can improve your garage door. Often overlooked when it comes to home improvements, a new garage door can have an enormous impact on the outward appearance of a property. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Material, Safety, Planning

Garage Doors - Which Material is Best?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Sep 28, 2018 9:17:10 AM

If you're thinking about giving your garage a facelift, it's important to thoroughly research all possibilities, such as the best type of material for your requirements. There are several options available, each of which has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. This article will examine them, in turn, to help you find the right garage door for your home. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Material, Property, Security

Which Gate is Best for my Property?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Aug 23, 2018 2:58:03 PM

Driveway gates are available in a range of types, designed and constructed from various materials. Gates are perhaps the only security feature that can simultaneously deter burglars whilst being a beautiful and elegant asset to your property. There are many factors to take into consideration when selecting entrance gates, and our installers will advise you when surveying your property. However, read our guide to help you decide which style of gate would be ideal for your property.

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Topics: Driveway Gates

Shutter Spec Security: All you need to know

Posted by Andrew Levick on Aug 22, 2018 2:29:19 PM

Shutter Spec Security is a security systems company based in Thame that supplies and installs a wide range of home security products, from garage doors and alarms to premium-quality electric driveway gates. Shutter Spec Security prides itself on its consistently excellent levels of customer service, from repairs to complete installations. A professional service is guaranteed. Here is the lowdown on Shutter Spec Security, to give you some insights into what this dynamic company is all about. 

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Topics: Property, Security, Checkatrade