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The benefits of electrical roller garage doors compared to traditional garage doors

When it comes to garage doors, electrical roller doors have a lot of benefits when compared to traditional ‘up and over’ doors. Keep reading for a run through of the benefits you’d get from electrical roller doors.


The biggest benefit of electrical roller garage doors are their convenience. These doors can be opened remotely from the comfort of your car, making them perfect for the colder weather, as well as just more convenient in general. The remote for opening these doors is operational up to 50 meters away, and the accompanying control panel which fits to the wall features a light for ease of access.


The security of your garage and home may be a concern, but roller doors are made with your safety in mind. Remote controls are equipped with unique encryption codes, so only your remote can open the door. You can have peace of mind that your contents and home will be safe along with the convenience of the remote control.


Although traditional doors made of wood may look better on older homes, electrical roller doors also look sophisticated and fit especially well with newer builds. A range of design options means that there are roller doors suitable for any style of home.

Admiral Home

With looks, convenience, and security all considered, it’s easy to see the benefits of electrical roller doors for your home. At Admiral, we supply and install the best garage doors throughout the Ipswich and Suffolk area. If you’re interested in a new convenient and secure garage door, get in touch today on 01473 659062 or email us at

Benefits of choosing a sun lounge conservatory over an extension

It may seem hard to choose between a sun lounge conservatory and an extension to your home; both have their own upsides, but with a sun lounge conservatory you’ll be getting plenty of benefits as well as a beautiful addition to your home.

Sun lounge or conservatory?

Firstly, it’s important to note that there is a difference between a sun lounge and a conservatory. Although subtle, these differences make for important distinctions in the kind of room you’ll be getting. A conservatory is made primarily of glass, letting in a lot more sunlight as well as heat; there is often little protection from the sun, which can be problematic on the hottest summer days. A sun lounge conservatory, on the other hand, typically has a more sturdy structure, with a solid roof that offers more respite from the sun as well as giving it more of a ‘new room’ feeling.

The benefits of a sun lounge

The first benefit to choosing a sun lounge is that you’re opening up your home and bringing your garden in, a well as the summer sun in the hotter months. A sun lounge will enable you to enjoy your garden more the whole year round, as well as providing a great summer room. Although a downside to a normal conservatory is the lack of insulation in the colder months, a sun lounge will offer better opportunity for insulation, being built more like a standard room rather than predominantly from glass.

Although similar cost to an extension, a sun lounge is a more attractive, fresher, more modern look to most homes. The work undertaken to complete an extension will also be longer and more disruptive than with a sun lounge, potentially getting in the way of the use of other parts of your house, such as the kitchen, for months on end.

Another great advantage of a sun lounge is that being built with more than just glass, you’ll find it feeling like a new room rather than a conservatory. A complete (or even partially covered) roof gives the sun lounge a sense of being an extension of the house, rather than a space suitable only for the summer that can happen wit ha conservatory.

Admiral Home Improvements

At Admiral Home Improvements, we can cover every aspect of a new addition to your home, from the initial planning, to the design and building of a sun lounge conservatory. We will take care of planning permission, building requirements, as well as all landscaping work, electrical installations, tiling and plastering. For any enquires, or to get started with your new sun lounge, give us a call on 01473 659 062, email us at, or send us a message through our website.


May I take this opportunity to thank you for the way the work was carried out. I am extremely pleased with the result and would not hesitate to recommend Admiral.

Marcus & Beverley Kwan

Yet again another great job done, from the initial order and quote to the install of the additional windows and doors, they look absolutely fabulous. Thanks to the team that fitted them with the usual quality and professionalism that I know Admiral always shows towards its customers. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone requiring replacement windows and doors.

Maggie and Stephen Squirrell

Just wanted to say how thrilled we are with our lovely new Sash windows. They look amazing. We have already had people in to look at them after admiring them from the pavement.

Thank you to the whole team. All very professional and efficient.

Linda Rachel

My husband has always organised any home improvements to our home, and this time he left it to me. After an inspection, he couldn’t find fault with anything and reckoned the job was done very well. Trust me, this is a first  – high praise indeed, so many thanks to all concerned.

Five signs your windows need upgrading

Windows are an important part of any home, and older ones were most likely built with single glazed windows. These are much more vulnerable to the elements, with the chance for condensation to form, as well as letting heat out, when compared to double glazing. If your house has single glazed windows, you may be due for an upgrade. There are some common signs that you’ll need to replace your windows, which we’ve compiled here.


Over time, older windows will start to deteriorate due daily exposure to the elements. The older a window is, the more likely it is to start letting in a draft. If you notice that parts of your house are colder than usual, weak seals are letting in the cold air as well as letting the heating that you’re paying for out, so it’s time for an upgrade.


A regular build-up of fog and condensation on your windows is another sign of a problem. Older windows will often lead to condensation in cold weather, which brings too much moisture to the inside of your home, potentially even leading to mould to grow. This is another indicator that your windows have decayed to the point that an upgrade is needed, or it could also just be that your homes single glazed windows are too thin to keep protect against cold and moisture.

Decaying window frames

If your home has wooden window frames, then long term exposure to moisture could have caused them to warp and decay. This can make the windows harder to open and close, as well as let in water, to the point that you could find water pooling on the floor.

Energy bills

If your home has older windows, and you’re noticing that you feel colder when standing by them, its highly likely that a lot of your heating is going to waste – it’s like you’re throwing your money out of the window. These high energy bills can be solved with a window upgrade that will keep the heat you’re paying for in your house, rather than out of the window.

Noise pollution

Thin windows can let in an unwanted amount of noise from outside, which is especially bad if you live next to a busy road. If you can hear cars approaching from afar and they’re exceptionally loud when passing your house, double glazed windows would help absorb some of the sound vibrations and keep the noise from outside to a minimum.

Admiral Home windows

If your windows are showing the signs of needing an upgrade, then look no further than Admiral Home. We supply the highest quality windows in Suffolk, with an extensive range that comes in materials such as UPVC, timber, and aluminium. To get started with a free quote for new windows, or if you have any questions, get in touch with our friendly team today, or take a look at our window guide to get an idea of the different styles and materials.

Benefits of French windows and doors to your home

As well as being stylish and aesthetically pleasing, French windows (or ‘doors’) also provide practical benefits for your home.

Due to being mostly window pane, French windows act as a nice transition piece from one room to another, or a room to a garden. They give a sense of enhanced space to a room, with more light allowed in and a view of the room or outside on the other side.

Savings on energy bills

French windows can help with both heating and air condition bills. In the summer, opening them up to the garden will let heat out and allow a breeze through the house. Conversely, in the winter, closed French windows will effectively keep heat in due to them being made with double glazing.


French windows are made from unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC). uPVC is a hard, rigid material that is both water and fire resistant, making it a safe and suitable material for your home.


Adding French windows to your home is very likely to increase its value and could help seal the deal with potential buyers should you ever come to sell your home.


As well as all these practical benefits, French windows are also very aesthetically pleasing. They are a timeless piece which have remained in style since their invention in the 17th century.

Admiral Home

At Admiral Home, we have a selection of French windows to suit all of your needs. Contact us today with any enquires about our French windows, or about any of our other products and services.

David & Jayne Sherwood

Many thanks for another 1st class & professional installation. It was good to see Kyle again turn up at my front door that he had installed a couple of years ago. Please pass on my thanks to James Quigley for his professional advise when we were choosing our windows & to your install team Kyle & Branden for a quality job well done. I will certainly recommend you to our friends.

Gavin Hamilton

A huge “Thank you” for a excellent job you did replacing our front door and the surrounding window. Your fitter was very pleasant and very professional. His standard of work is nothing short of excellent and we are delighted with the finished result.