Winter conservatory care It's time to conide winter conservatory care. Has the weather turned cold and wintery? It’s time to consider how you can prepare your conservatory to survive the season without any damage. Treated properly, your conservatory should be a room for the whole year. Follow our tips to make the most of it this winter. A cosy conservatory can be a gorgeous place to spend autumn evenings. Soaking up the last light in fine weather and whiling away the hours on darker days. Make the most of the remaining good weather to get your conservatory ready for the winter chill. You’ll be glad you did. Clear out your guttering Debris such as twigs and leaves can build up in your guttering and stop it working. Leading to rainwater pooling on your conservatory roof. Autumn is the perfect time to give your guttering some TLC. Particularly if your conservatory is under or near...

Here at RTE Fabrications, we’ve supplied over 10,000 customers with quality, locally made additions to their home - whether that’s beautiful doors and windows, or custom-built conservatories designed to delight for years to come. This week we’re taking a closer look at solid roofs - an increasingly popular pick with our conservatory customers. Read on to discover more.

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…

Roofline replacement Roofline replacement is rarely top of the list when it comes to upgrading your home. Plenty of people think about the windows and doors. Even adding a conservatory, but rooflines tend to fall to the wayside. Well, we’ve got some very good reasons for investing in a new roofline, so read on to discover more.   What is a roofline? Simply put, a “roofline” is the umbrella term to describe the fittings on the eaves and ends of your roof. The individual pieces are fascia’s, soffits, bargeboards, verges, guttering and cladding. And you can see why - taken all together, these various pieces should form a neat border - or line - around the roof of your home. Why is your roofline important? A well-maintained, well installed roofline will help your home to remain weatherproof. Preventing issues such as damp, mould, rot and draughts. Many traditional rooflines constructed of timber get left uncared for....

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. (We make our composite doors, for example, 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...