Month: August 2018

Planning rule change allows more homes from farm building conversions…
Planning rule change allows more homes from farm building conversions under permitted development rights – Swedish composite windows are the ideal glazing solution for your farm building or barn conversion project

From April 2014, the planning rules for barn conversions were relaxed to allow them as permitted developments (PD) rather than needing full planning permission (subject to certain caveats). Earlier this year these were then updated to allow for up to five new homes to be created from existing agricultural buildings on a farm rather than the previous maximum of three. This update is timely considering the current shortage of affordable homes to purchase or rent in rural England. This is likely to boost the number of agricultural conversions, which already run to several hundred new homes a year. The update…

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Unique views for Hogia office building with…
Unique views for Hogia office building with commercial composite window solutions from Westcoast Windows Sweden

Westcoast Windows design and manufacture high performance bonded aluminium timber composite windows in our factory on the West Coast of…

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Make the most of the summer weather…
Make the most of the summer weather – bring the outside in with composite sliding doors or composite bi-fold doors (also known as French windows or patio doors)

Wow! What a summer we’ve had in the UK. According to the Met Office for many of us June and…

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Westcoast Windows and distributor partner Avista Window…
Westcoast Windows and distributor partner Avista Window Systems have won the contract to supply composite windows for commercial redevelopment of landmark building, Olympia House, Newport

Westcoast Windows’ distributor partner Avista Window Systems offer the complete process of purchasing windows from initial enquiry right through to…

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Westcoast Windows celebrate summer the Swedish way
Westcoast Windows celebrate summer the Swedish way

This year’s Westcoast Windows’ summer barbecue had all the ingredients for a great event – perfect summer weather, idyllic scenery,…

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Andrew and James take to their cycles…
Andrew and James take to their cycles for the Dunwich Dynamo 200km night ride

Westcoast Windows’ Managing Director, Andrew Mills, and Trade Sales Manager, James Bailey, are avid cyclists and on Saturday 28th July…

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