conservatories in northern ireland

Conservatories in Northern Ireland

Conservatories in Northern Ireland

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There are few home improvement projects that will add as much value to your home quite like one of our conservatories. A study by Towergate Insurance showed that adding a well-built conservatory can increase your home’s value by at least 5%! So if you are looking for ideas on how to create a stunning conservatory in Northern Ireland, call Value Home Solutions (VHS) today on 028 9076 7108 or send us an email on

As well as adding value to your property, conservatories can really enhance your lifestyle at home. Whether you are a keen gardener and want to bring the garden into your home more, have some extra room to eat, cook or relax, or maybe you just want to indulge yourself in a light and tranquil room that you can use all year round. Either way, Value Home Solutions has the right choice for you. From the simple to the luxurious, the traditional to the ultra-modern, a tailor-made VHS conservatory is the perfect way to add style, space and value to your home.

Value Home Solutions are the premier company for the design and building of tailor-made beautifully crafted luxury bespoke Orangeries, Conservatories, Glass Room Extensions and contemporary Sunrooms, built to suit the needs of each and every one of our valued customers throughout Northern Ireland.

Our designers have extensive experience combined with a wealth of knowledge in creating your tailor-made bespoke glass room extension in many different styles including modern and contemporary, to blend sympathetically with the original building style, and also to meet planning requirements.

Conservatories are traditionally mostly glass construction to facilitate more sunshine entering the room. Usually built with a fully glazed roof (using either glass or polycarbonate) and 100% to 75% glazing on the walls. We have a broad range of modern designs and options to make your conservatory your own.

Alternatively, our bespoke Sunrooms will add glamour and significant style to your home, featuring more brickwork than traditional conservatories, resembling home extensions that will seamlessly blend from your home. A new Sunroom is a sure way to add value to your home.

Value Home Solutions can supply and install a wide range of conservatory styles in all shapes and sizes, even in small, challenging spaces. Through our range of PVC windows, doors and roofline offerings, we can create a home extension that is unique to you and gives you the massive benefit of only having to deal with one company.

As well as conservatories, VHS is one of Northern Ireland’s largest suppliers and installers of; PVC fascia, soffit and guttering (roofline products), PVC windows and doors, PVC bathroom wall panels, bathroom refurbishments and sanitary ware products and fully fitted kitchens and appliances. This means that we are able to integrate any of these other products into your conservatory project.

Want new PVC windows in Northern Ireland to match your stunning new conservatory? We got you covered! Want to part extend your kitchen into your new sunroom through a new refurbishment project? No problem!

We understand that every home is different, and that’s why we don’t sell ‘off-the-shelf’ products. In fact, we have over 30 years’ experience of delivering purpose-made PVC windows, doors, roofline, conservatories and bathrooms.

Value Home Solutions have a list of happy customers who are willing to show people around their own new conservatory or sunroom. This is proving to be more useful than a few displays in a showroom, as you can see the actual extension incorporated into a real home and better imagine what it will look like on your own property.

Our careful approach to planning, combined with our years of experience and qualified tradesmen, means that when it comes to delivering your conservatory, the entire process is quick and hassle-free, with minimal disruption to your daily life… which is just how it should be.

All VHS sunrooms come with the following guarantees to give you total peace of mind:

20 Year Frame Guarantee

15 Year Glass Guarantee

10 Year Workmanship Guarantee

With over 30 year’s experience, Value Home Solutions welcome the opportunity to visit your home for a free design consultation to accurately measure up, discuss the options available and then provide you with an accurate quote that we will stand over.

Contact Value Home Solutions today on 028 9076 7108 or via email on


pvc suppliers belfast

PVC Suppliers Belfast

PVC Suppliers Belfast

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If you are looking for PVC suppliers in Belfast, you have come to the right place! If you are considering any PVC based home improvement solutions in Belfast or across Nothern Ireland, check out Value Home Solutions (VHS) first. We have one of the widest ranges of this popular, maintenance-free building and home improvement material.

VHS is one of Northern Ireland’s largest suppliers and installers of; PVC fascia, soffit and guttering, PVC windows and doors, conservatories and conservatory roofs, maintenance-free bathroom wall panels, bathroom refurbishments and sanitary ware products and fully fitted kitchens and appliances.

Why go through the trouble, stress and mess involved with ‘doing it yourself’? Let the specialists do it right the first time and we also guarantee all of our work as well! VHS believes in doing the job right and making it hassle-free for our customers.

A lot of our customers ask us many different questions about PVC, is it safe, durable, easy to clean etc? So we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked topics below to give you the peace of mind that PVC is a leading material for all types of home improvement projects. If we have missed anything, or you would like to discuss further, call us on 028 9076 7108, we are always happy to help!

Some of the benefits of PVC products:

Strong and lightweight – PVC products are resistant, lightweight, with good mechanical strength and toughness. These are the key technical benefits and the reason for its popularity in building and construction applications.

Easy to install – PVC can be easily cut, shaped, welded and joined on-site, in a variety of styles. PVC’s lightness and ease of handling reduces the difficulty of manual cutting.

Durable – PVC is very resistant to weathering, rotting and corrosion, shock and abrasion. It is, therefore, the preferred choice for many different outdoor products where long life spans are expected. In fact, medium and long-term applications account for some 85 per cent of PVC production in the building and construction sector.

For example, it is estimated that more than 75 per cent of PVC pipes will have a lifetime in excess of 40 years with potential in-service lives of up to 100 years. In other applications such as window profiles and cable insulation, studies indicate that over 60 per cent of them will also have working lives of over 40 years.

Cost-effective – PVC has been a popular material for construction applications for decades due to its physical and technical properties which provide excellent cost-performance advantages. As a material it is very competitive in terms of price, this value is also enhanced by the properties such as its durability, lifespan and low maintenance.

Safe material – PVC is non-toxic. It is a safe material and a socially valuable resource that has been used for more than half a century. It meets all international standards for safety and health for both the products and applications for which it is used.

Fire-resistant – Like all other organic materials used in buildings, including other plastics, wood, textiles etc., PVC products will burn when exposed to a fire. PVC products, however, are self-extinguishing. So in other words, if the ignition source is withdrawn they will stop burning. Because of its high chlorine content, PVC products have great fire safety characteristics. In practical terms, this means that they are difficult to ignite, heat production is comparatively low and they tend to char rather than generate flaming droplets.

With over 30 year’s experience, Value Home Solutions welcome the opportunity to visit your home for a free design consultation to accurately measure up, discuss the options available and then provide you with an accurate quote that we will stand over.

Contact Value Home Solutions today on 028 9076 7108 or via email on


2020 bathroom trends

2020 Bathroom Trends

2020 Bathroom Trends

2020 bathroom trends

So, it’s the start of a new decade and we thought it would be a great idea to look at the exciting 2020 bathroom trends that are influencing bathroom refurbishments. If you have any questions or would like to discuss how you can integrate any of these new trends into your own bathroom refurbishment project, call us today on 028 9076 7108. Let’s begin!

  • Brass is back with a bang!

It’s fair to say brass has been in decline in recent years in favour of the ultra-modern and sleek chrome alternative. However, brass is back in 2020! Brass offers a much warmer alternative to chrome and can give your bathroom a much more elegant and sophisticated look over chrome.

Consider brass detailing options in the usual places you would use chrome, such as taps and showerheads, shower valves and even accessories like towel and toilette roll holders. Even as a small accent, like a mirror frame can make a major impact. You’ll be surprised at the difference it can make!

  • Black is the new chrome!

If your preference is ultra-modern, then consider matte black finishes over chrome. Matte black taps, shower fittings and even radiators began to trend in 2019 and all evidence shows it will increase in popularity in 2020. This trend includes the gorgeous dark grey hues of anthracite in case full-on black is a little step too far to the dark side! Also, consider black framed shower screens, another 2019 trend that had a spectacular rise in popularity, to compliment your other black detailing.

  • RGB LED Everything!

Talking of modern bathroom designs, integrated RGB (Red, Green & Blue – basically the ability to change lights to any colour) LED lighting is being incorporated into an ever-increasing range of bathroom products. With LED now more efficient, longer-lasting, and cheaper than ever, LED lighting can be integrated into many bathroom products to enhance your bathroom’s look. Imagine soaking in your bath with relaxing mood lighting adding ambience to the room!

  • Marble effect wall coverings

Whilst we completely understand that real marble tiles are not in everyone’s price range, there is an increasing range of marble effect (or ‘marbleised’) wall coverings now available. High-quality wallpaper and PVC wall coverings offer a great value alternative and the marble effects are so life-like, it is getting hard to tell the difference! Consider adding some marble elegance into your bathroom to create a real “wow factor”!

  • Earth tone tiling

There is a definite trend developing around moving from plain (even clinical looking) white tiles to more warmer earth tones such as travertine, limestone and terrazzo or the rugged natural look of granite. Whether used on the floor or walls of your bathroom, these organic tones will add a natural look and feel to your room. Consider matching natural wood (or wood coloured) units to complement the look – another growing trend we predict will continue in 2020!

  • Different shaped tiles

On the subject of tiling, rectangles are so last year! Instead, there is a push to more creative and visually impactful tile shapes such as geometric hexagon designs or scallop-shaped tiles. They are a great way to add a stunning impact to your bathroom or introduce bold colours in a controlled manner.

With over 20 year’s experience, Value Home Solutions welcome the opportunity to visit your home for a free design consultation to accurately measure your bathroom, discuss options and provide an accurate quote that we will stand over.

Contact Value Home Solutions today on 028 9076 7108 or via email on

choosing the right tradesman

How To Choose The Right Tradesman

How to Choose the Right Tradesman

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Choosing the right tradesman or organisation to carry out any significant building or repair work in your home is a major decision and not to be taken lightly! It also shouldn’t come down to just the price they’re charging, you need to do your homework, carefully!

In fairness, the majority of tradesmen are honest, competent, and hard-working. But if you unfortunately end-up choosing one who isn’t, it can mean living in a building site for months or even years, cost you thousands of pounds to fix the poor quality of work undertaken, or leave you with a botched job that causes problems for years to come.

If you are planning a new bathroom, kitchen or looking to replace all of the doors and windows in your home, these are decisions that can affect the value of your home, so you need to research potential suppliers. This guide will offer you advice on what to look for and what to be aware of when choosing a supplier to work with.

To make sure that you find the right tradesman or company to carry out your project, these are some of the main topics that you may want to undertake:

  • References from previous work
  • Professional accreditations
  • Insurance and warranties
  • Pricing and payment terms

Let’s dive into these topics in a little more detail to help you choose a tradesman:

  • Look for references of previous work undertaken

Last year, the Federation for Master Builders (FMB) said that the most common complaints they received were about poor quality workmanship and a lack of professionalism by the tradesmen when carrying out the work.

Use personal recommendations where possible. One of the best ways to make sure of quality service is to choose somebody who has been recommended to you by a good friend or family member, especially if you have seen their work first hand.

Another good source of references is to search online for referrals on websites, social media sites and review sites etc. See if you can find an existing customer who has had similar work undertaken and drop them a message directly to ask for further information on how the project went. Ask for their feedback on timekeeping, how helpful they were before, during and after the project and also the quality of their work.

By doing this homework, you will be able to get a feel for the quality of their finished work, as well as gaining an understanding of their work ethics.

There are also a number of online trade directories which potentially can be a useful resource. They list individual tradesmen as well as companies with customer references. Each of these websites operates differently but generally, both individuals and companies have to meet certain criteria as part of their registration process.

  • Check they have the appropriate qualifications

When choosing a tradesman, ensure they are reputable. When choosing your tradesman, remember that all builders should be members of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The organisation offers its own dispute service for both builders and clients.

If there is any gas or boiler work included in the project, the tradesman must be registered with the industry body GasSafe. Likewise, any plumbers involved in the work should be registered with WaterSafe. Last but not least, electricians should be approved by either NICEIC, NAPIT or ECA.

Roofers do not have their own trade body to register with, but they should be able to prove they are health and safety certified.

  • Do they have insurance? What warranties are offered?

When choosing a tradesman or company, it is very important that whoever is going to carry out the work is insured. That way, if any materials get stolen from the site, accidental damage is caused to the property, or if the work has to be redone by another person, you will be covered for the extra cost.

Ask about what guarantees or warranties are included in the quote? Are the materials and products supplied guaranteed in the event that anything goes wrong after the project has been finished? Warranties should also be offered on the labour provided, the fitting of the products and materials. Make sure you have a clear understanding as there can be differences between products and services.

  • Pricing and payment terms

The Federation of Master Builders reported that almost 2 million British homeowners say a tradesman had disappeared after they have been paid, without completing the work.

Don’t get fooled by low quotes, it is very easy for untrustworthy tradesmen to give a low estimate initially in order to secure your business and then put the price up at a later stage. Even if theis does not happen, low prices often result in lower quality products and labour too. Go with a tradesman or company that you trust to do a good quality job for a fair price, rather than one that offers you low prices.

After you’ve found your tradesman, checked their references and accreditation and received a quotation for the work to be carried out, before you give them the go-ahead to start the work, always insist on a contract. A professional tradesman or company should also insist on this.

The contract should include these components at a minimum; the scope of work to be carried out and details of the individual costs of materials, products and labour involved. Make sure you also clarify whether the final figure includes or excludes VAT.

If it’s a large project then milestone payments can be agreed, along with how much these should be and deadline dates are written in. It’s also fair to set in a penalty clause if the work runs over.

Never, ever agree to pay for the whole project upfront.

The above sounds like simple common sense – but you’d be surprised. According to recent figures from the FMB they get up to 1.5 million complaints a year about cowboy builders. Don’t let one of their victims be you!


  • Sign up a person who knocks on your door and points out a small problem. Reputable tradesmen will not cold call.
  • Hire someone who says they can start work straight away. Also tread carefully if a quote seems too low.
  • Choose workmen who only have a mobile number, and who can’t – or won’t – provide references.