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Low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance
13 December

Low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance

When you purchase new windows or doors, whether it be PVCu or aluminum you are not buying a product that has no maintenance, you are buying a low maintenance product, there is a difference. Showing my age, I remember a time when everyone had single…
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Residence blog
6 October

uPVC windows in a Conservation area... No problem!

Realistic has been working with The Residence Collection, installing both Residence 9 and Residence 7 flush sash windows. When it comes to authenticity in windows Residence set the bar, R9 is a truly authentic timber replica window that is accepted buy planning in conservation…
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How good is modern glazing for conservatories?
14 December

How good is modern glazing for conservatories?

Way back when, people used to put single glazed greenhouses bought from a garden centre onto the back of their homes and occasionally use them to sit out in during the year, then some bright spark thought, wouldn’t it be a good idea to make…
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How much does an Orangery cost?
27 November

How much does an Orangery cost?

So, you are currently thinking about putting an Orangery on your home, and if you are anything like me you are searching the internet to try and find out how much one is going to cost you, to see if you can afford one or…
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How much does a Conservatory really cost today?
15 November

How much does a Conservatory really cost today?

So, you are currently thinking about putting a Conservatory on your home, and as you have arrived on this site you have been busy surfing to try and find someone who is providing you with genuine costings, well the good news is that you have…
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Mission Statement
8 November

Mission Statement

Realistic as a company is a direct reflection of who I am as a person and it’s my mission to try and help you get to the information that will make your purchasing process less traumatic. When it comes to purchasing a product or service…
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What is better a glass or a solid conservatory roof?
1 November

What is better a glass or a solid conservatory roof?

It is funny how times change as we used to get asked all the time, ‘what is best for my conservatory roof, glass or polycarbonate?’ Somewhere over the last few years the question has changed to ‘what’s better glass or a solid roof?’ A glass…
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Home Improvements for a Listed Building
14 March

Home Improvements for a Listed Building

Listed properties can be truly beautiful; full of charm, with original features that add an incredible amount of character to your home. Properties are listed as they have been deemed to be “of significant interest”. A listed property will usually have crucial features that are…
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Inspiration for your next home improvement project
3 March

Inspiration for your next home improvement project

When you start to consider extending your home with a new living space, or improving one you already have, the possibilities really are endless. In this blog post, we've collated some of our favourite extension ideas into one place to inspire you. Growing in size…
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