Author: Adrian Bulmer

Over the coming weeks here on the blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the different conservatories we offer, including Edwardian, Victorian, Traditional and Pavilion. This week, it’s the turn of our bespoke conservatories - a popular choice for customers with a little something different in mind…

Why We Use in-House Manufacturing At RTE Fabrications, we’re not a huge multinational corporation. We keep our operations focused and tightly controlled by handling everything ourselves. We don’t outsource or use outside companies, and manufacturing is one of the many things we keep a tight handle on. Many of the advantages that help us as a small business also pay similar dividends to keeping things in-house. Here are just a few of the advantages. Quality of Materials One of the most obvious and important advantages that in-house manufacturing offers us is a greater degree of control, which means a rock-solid guarantee of quality. Safety is also a key concern in this particular respect. In the construction industry, safety is always an absolute priority, for employees and customers alike, and in-house manufacturing eliminates any possibility of the use of shoddy or unsound materials. We source only the best and most reliable materials to create...

Conservatories were originally invented by the Romans, who used them to look after exotic plants and fruits. (Conservato means to store and preserve, while ory means ‘a place for’.) Today around 1 in 5 households in Britain now have one, and they’ve evolved into structures with a far more diverse range of purposes – which goes some way to explaining why it’s becoming so popular to buy conservatories in Blackburn and Darwen.

A front door is something we all take for granted. After all, none of us have lived for any length of time in a house without doors! But you don’t stop to consider how much they do for us. This week, we delve into what a front door can do for us, and how difficult it would be to live without them. Protecting you and your property Their first and most obvious function is that of security. Our front door is the very first line of defence against intruders. Yale locks and multiple-bolts are some of the most obvious lower-tech measures. Almost every modern home security system monitors the doors for any disturbances. The very structure of the doors themselves can also be a deterrent. Made from anything from wood to reinforced steel. (Our composite doors, for example, are made from a range of materials.) When it comes right down to it,...

We all use huge companies on an almost daily basis; Sainsbury’s, Homebase and Apple are just a few examples. Building upon their own strengths over decades of history (Sainsbury’s is well over a hundred years old), they’ve built business empires with staggering numbers of employees and bases across the globe, making them seem an obvious choice in many situations. But sometimes size isn’t everything! As a small local company, choosing RTE Fabrications has distinct advantages. Here are just a few:

RTE Fabrications are the leading home improvement experts in the Blackburn and Darwen region. We specialise in fitting quality double glazing. Plus, conservatories, conservatory solid roof systems and new composite upvc doors. With over 10,000 satisfied customers during our trading history your home is safe in our hands. The benefits of quality double glazing and draft free composite upvc doors felt most in winter. With the added dimension of improved security and soundproofing. To give your homes curb appeal a boost, quality double glazing is a must for your property. A massive growth area for our business has been solid conservatory roof installation. A conservatory gives valuable extra space for any home. Yet now we are turning more and more conservatories into rooms that can used all year round. The Blackburn weather is not known for glorious sunshine. If you have a conservatory this is a great low cost way of getting...