Author Archives: Alan Burgess

Planning application fees increased and charge for Article 4 applications introduced

Article 4 directives

Planning application fees increased and charge for Article 4 applications introduced recently as the government seeks increases and changes to the planning application fees charged in England with effect from 17th January 2018. Across the board this means an increase of … Continue reading

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Aluminium or uPVC – making the right choice for you

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Should you choose aluminium frames for your new windows (or doors), or is uPVC a better option? It’s not always a straightforward choice, so you’ll need to consider the following when selecting the best material for your home. Just Windows … Continue reading

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Sign of the times or time to shine

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Entu (UK) PLC (the Entu Group) are suffering serious financial challenges which has seen a substantial slide in the value of their shares in recent times and according to the Double Glazing Blogger, likely to be placed into administration unless … Continue reading

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What should you look for in an energy efficient bi-folding door?

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Bi-folding doors have become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s no surprise. Not only do they lighten up a room significantly, but they create a rather enviable inside/outside space. By folding the doors fully back, you have an uninterrupted … Continue reading

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White Gold a new comedy series based in South Essex

Cold Callers

White Gold a new comedy series based in South Essex According to reports South Essex has seen cameras filming a new comedy series around Ballards Walk, Laindon. The new BBC comedy is set in the 1980’s According to the BBC: “It is a … Continue reading

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BOGOF, double glazing advertisement man ordered to pay back tax

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Burnley based double glazing advertisement  man for Safestyle UK, Jeff Brown has been ordered to pay over £53k having failed to submit tax returns since 2009. Brown, famous for his BOGOF catchphrase on the window adverts, “Buy one you get one free, … Continue reading

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Condensation, explained, again.

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Condensation, explained, again. Seems every year about this time, we get interested in condensation or at least the causes of it. Ray Rabett the technical director of Masterframe Windows ltd wrote the following article to explain what condensation is, how it … Continue reading

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Plastic casement windows get permission in a conservation area

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Plastic casement windows get permission in a conservation area, according to the  Maidenhead advertiser It seems the son of celebrity chef #MichelRoux , top chef Alain Roux has got into hot water by fitting windows without permission then successfully applying for retrospective … Continue reading

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ASA Rule on misleading advertising but which company?

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The Advertising Standards Agency has investigated a company and decided it was guilty of breaches to the ASA codes. Specifically it had misleading advertising, artificial “close by” dates and concerns regarding their “free” offers. Yet it is not clear which company they … Continue reading

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Zenith Staybrite Ltd pleads guilty

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Zenith Staybrite Ltd pleads guilty to 5 breaches of Consumer Rights Protection via its legal representatives at Guildford Crown Court on Friday 15 July. Consumer Rights Protection should deter companies; their directors and sales people from misleading offers that disguise … Continue reading

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