The Best Of Business of the Year Awards 2017

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We are so proud to have been accredited as ‘Highly Commended’ in the Architectural Services category in the ‘TheBestOf’ business awards this month. The Best Of is a community website which showcases the best local businesses in the area, and is a place where clients can leave feedback and recommendations for companies they have used. This award is a national award, so to come out as one of the best in the country has been a fantastic achievement for us. What makes this award so special is that we have won it through our lovely client’s reviews on the Best of St Neots website. To take a look at some of our reviews, go to:–simms-design-st-neots

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Making a house a home

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    Everyone’s needs are different when it comes to designing your perfect home. The objective of this particular project was to create a family home. The brief  – To create a large kitchen dining area which acted as the hub of the home and also worked as a great entertaining area. A separate play area that can hide away toys but is also visible from other rooms to keep an eye on the little ones, with the ability to grow with the children and create a games room or snug in the future. An office that enjoyed the garden. Linking the house to the garage. Adding much more light to an originally dark house. The outcome has created a fully functional family home.     

Choosing glass for your extension or conservatory

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Glass for conservatories can be a difficult choice for many buyers, with modern glasses there are many choices with everything from energy saving to self cleaning. Most commonly, double glazing is used in conservatories with low’E’ coatings, this helps to keep the heat in during colder weather. Another option to increase the efficiency of your structure is the use of gas fillings within the glass units. The size of spacer bar between the glass panes is also an important part of selecting the best glass for your home; the optimal size is between 16mm and 20mm. If you go to small it will decrease the thermal efficiency and if you go to large it can allow convection within the unit which can loss thermal efficiency. The use of warm edge spacer bars will also improve the units. However, it is not always keeping the cold out that’s the problem, for some it’s the heat of the sun making the room unbearably hot. The development of glass is ongoing and you can get some very good solar control glass with or without tints, these can help reduce the heat gain from the sun by up to 57% and if you go […]