Prestigious Projects – Live Magazines

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Whalley Home Improvements has completed many prestigious projects throughout the Ribble Valley since they began.

Heading up the team of skilled craftsmen at Whalley Home Improvements are Emma Hodgkinson and Graham Fielden, who work alongside leading manufacturers to offer the best in window and door fitting as well as building construction with full project management.

We have spoken to three delighted clients, whose projects range from the replacement of a front door to major work replacing an old conservatory with a beautiful new garden room.


JOHN & EILEEN

When retired teachers John and Eileen Hill decided to replace an old conservatory overlooking their pretty cottage garden in the delightful village of Bolton-by-Bowland, they turned to Whalley Home Improvements.

The conservatory had a stone base and wooden frame, as John explains: “The wood was failing and we wanted to make it more of a room. However, when it came to planning permission, we were told that we couldn’t keep the stone base. “We live in a listed building and in a conservation area so there are certain rules and regulations when it comes to planning.”

John, Eileen and Emma liaised with the planning department and it was agreed to create a garden room, constructed purely of glass and aluminium, featuring Ultraframe’s renowned Living Roof.

The stunning garden room is light and spacious and thanks to heaters inbuilt into the aluminium columns, the room will be perfect throughout the seasons.

Two sets of bi-fold doors bring the outside in so John and Eileen have enjoyed a summer filled with sunshine and lovely views. Recalling the installation, John says: “Because it is a cottage, access can sometimes be tricky but the Whalley Home Improvements team were really efficient.

“We are always keen to use local trades people. There are not many companies like Whalley Home Improvements who do the whole installation and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!”


NICK & ANNE-MARIE

Nick and Anne-Marie Casey couldn’t be more delighted with their new windows and doors that have transformed their 1940’s semi-detached home at Brockhall in Old Langho.

“We didn’t have one double-glazed window that hadn’t failed,” says Anne-Marie.

“The one at the top of the stairs was so bad you could feel a draught coming from it. They all needed replacing.”

“The one at the top of the stairs was so bad you could feel a draught coming from it. They all needed replacing.”

Having been in the property for seven years, Nick and Anne-Marie wanted to replace the old wooden windows with uPVC. However, they were mindful that the new windows needed to be in keeping with their traditional home.

However, they were mindful that the new windows needed to be in keeping with their traditional home.

“I knew the style I wanted but couldn’t find them,” recalls Anne-Marie.

“When Emma from Whalley Home Improvements came round I explained my dilemma and she suggested we take a walk to look at some of the other houses on our road.

“I spotted the exact style, which are side-opening and very in-keeping with the house. Emma said she knew exactly what they were and could get them for us. I was delighted!”

The windows Nick and Anne-Marie had installed are white on the interior and a soft Agate grey on the exterior. Nick, who owns Gilmartin’s in Whalley and Anne-Marie, who is an accountant for BAE, also asked Whalley Home Improvements to replace an exterior wooden front door with a new Rockdoor. At the rear of the property a window was removed along with brickwork and this was replaced with French doors giving access and views to the garden.

“I spend half my time working from home, so the French doors have been a revelation. I’ve seen deer in the garden – it has really improved our quality of life as we didn’t have a back door before.”

“I spend half my time working from home, so the French doors have been a revelation. I’ve seen deer in the garden – it has really improved our quality of life as we didn’t have a back door before.”

VERONICA

Veronica Brown needed her front and back door and two replacement windows and she had a good idea of the style she wanted:

“I went on the Rockdoor website and saw that Whalley Home Improvements were one of the recommended suppliers.

The installation of the windows and doors
was done seamlessly by the Whalley Home to recommend them.”

“I was impressed with the reviews on Whalley Home Improvement’s website and looking back, yes, they really were that good!”

Veronica, who opted for a composite Rockdoor in Anthracite grey to replace her old wooden front door, adds: “I knew that Rockdoor were renowned for being Improvements team, as Anne-Marie recalls:

“They are the best trades people I have ever experienced. They arrived each day when they said they would, and they finished when they said – if ever they were running behind schedule, they would send another fitter to help.

“They were excellent. It sounds simple to do but when you’re living in the house when the work is being carried out it makes a huge difference when they honour the end-date. They also cleaned up after themselves every day. I wouldn’t hesitate really secure and it looks stunning! It has completely changed the look of the house.”

Veronica also chose to replace two wooden windows with uPVC frames in her Clitheroe, mid-terrace home.

“The installation went very smoothly and the attention to detail was exceptional. Emma was constantly checking that everything was going well and to the allotted timescale, which it was, it was bob-on. I can’t praise Emma and the team enough.”

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