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5 Great Home Improvements To Make This Summer

Summer has well and truly arrived here in the UK and many of us have been out and about enjoying the warm weather and light evenings. It’s a great time of year for having work done on your home, as the daylight lasts longer and the weather is less likely to turn bad and cause setbacks or problems with whatever improvements you’re doing to your property. Making home improvements now can also put you in good stead for the rest of the season – giving your home a lift and enabling you to enjoy the summer conditions to the fullest. See our top 5 summer home improvements below.

BiFold Doors


The must-have feature for warm weather, BiFold doors are becoming more and more popular in both residential properties and for business premises like bars and hotels. Bifolds are usually installed to the back of the home where it opens out onto the garden, although they can be used for large garages or outbuildings too. Bifold doors can be opened like a normal door, or all the leaves can be pushed back to create a seamless transition between your home and your outdoor space.

Perfect for:

  • Keeping an eye on the kids while they play
  • Creating more space for parties or BBQs in your garden
  • Keeping your home cool during summer

Equinox Conservatory Roof


If you’ve got a conservatory, you may find that it’s simply too hot to sit in it during the summer, and often they’re too cold in the winter too. This can be frustrating, as it represents a whole room in the house which isn’t being used simply because it’s difficult to keep at a comfortable temperature. This is where the Equinox conservatory roof comes in. It’s a new offering from us here at Evander and is perfect for turning your unusable conservatory into an integrated part of your home. It regulates the temperature and looks great too. If you’re interested in this product, please call 0345 145 0130 or use our Contact Form.

Perfect for:

  • Creating more usable space in your home
  • Regulating the temperature & lowering bills
  • Adding value to your home

Glazed Garage Door

Garage Door

If you enjoy spending time in your garage as a workshop, hobby room or just as somewhere to tinker with your car, then a garage door with additional glazing will let in the light and help you to turn it into more of a useable space. It’s light well into the evenings at this time of year, giving you more opportunities to get things done and to save on lighting bills. We have a wide range of garage doors available which have windows incorporated into them, including timber and steel designs in both up & over and sectional opening mechanisms. You can see our full range here.

Perfect for:

  • Making the most of the lighter evenings
  • Saving money on energy bills
  • Boosting your kerb appeal

Replacement Windows & Glazing

Bay Window

Having windows which work properly and which let in plenty of light is important during the summer, as they will not only help to keep your home light and bright but will also provide you with a high level of security. Misted up double glazing and damaged windows should be repaired or replaced to ensure full efficiency and safety, and the summer months are the perfect time to do this, as the weather is on your side. While you have windows replaced there will be a short time where there’s a gap, so doing this while the weather is warmer will prevent you from having to worry about heating and driving rain.

Perfect for:

A Light & Bright Front Door

Oslo Composite Doors

Sometimes just a small cosmetic change to the front or back of your home can make all the difference, not just to how it looks but to the value of your home too. Our composite front (or back) doors come in a range of 12 different colours and finishes, and bespoke colours are also available should you want something a little different.

Perfect for:

  • Keeping your home secure
  • Improving the look of your property
  • Adding value to your home