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The Summer Skylight

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Skylights are an extremely undervalued addition to the home – manufactured in various shapes and sizes, from flat to apex,...

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The Do Not’s of Buying Bi-folds

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Last week we took you through our five top tips on what to do when buying bi-folds, but getting it...

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The Do’s of Buying Bi-folding Doors

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Buying yourself a new set of bi-folding doors is not a decision you should undertake lightly. They make a great...

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Holiday At Home

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An Ode to Manchester  

Slide Into Summer

That’s right, this is the part where we tell you that summer is just beyond the bi-folds and in no time at all it’ll be cracking the flags – but,...

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The Summer Skylight

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Skylights are an extremely undervalued addition to the home – manufactured in various shapes and sizes, from flat to apex,...

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Get To Know Your Skylight

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Skylights have now firmly made their move into the domestic sphere – and they’re certainly making themselves at home there....

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Skylight; Skybright

Last week we focused on a period farm house which Viva brought to life with a new set of bi-folding doors and a flat aluminium skylight – you can check that case study out here – so today, we thought...

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Case Study: Flat Skylight Enhances Period Home

Make The Most Of Winter Skies

More often than not, this time of year leads to complaints about the cold and longing for brighter days with the great British public taking on our favourite conversation starter; the weather, with more gusto than your uncle taking over...

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Skylight, Roof Light or Roof Lantern?

When it comes to one of our most effective products; the glass and aluminium skylight, we often find people asking for advice on the type of skylight they should settle on. You see, there are a myriad of different terms...

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Skylights For Summer Nights

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Can you think of anything more beautiful than a summer sky? Day or night, they can be pretty spectacular, but...

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On Trend: Flat Skylights

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Improve Your Well-being with a Sky Light

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Improving your well-being with a skylight may well sound like a bit of a silly statement. How exactly, you might...

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Add a Skylight; Set the Mood

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight is something we all remember from childhood; back when the stars could grant us wishes and the moon was made of cheese. As we grow up, our fascination with the skies...

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Five Ways Skylights Can Enhance Your Home

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Skylights can make a wonderful addition to your home; flooding your rooms with natural light and adding an innovative and...

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Let there be light

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Our position in the Northern hemisphere alters day length, providing subtle changes...

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Sensational Sliding Doors

Glass doors have evolved rather brilliantly in recent years – with modern and innovative takes on the basic patio door now storming the market. Over in The Dragons Den a pitch is turned down because the invention only works, and...

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Santa For Sliding Doors

Santa goes by many names; St Nick, Santa Clause, Father Christmas and a whole host of others throughout the world, but there is one part of the story that stays pretty much the same wherever you live, and whatever name...

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Sliding Doors: The Perfect Compromise

Viva Favourites: Sliding Doors

At Viva, we may be famous for our bi-folding doors, but we also offer some seriously stylish options such as the sliding door to help bring your home and garden together. Sliding doors are great when space is an issue...

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Stylish Sliding Doors

If you really think about it, there are few things we truly need in our homes, a few more for comfort perhaps, but even then, we don’t really need much. One thing, though, that every home most definitely does need...

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Slide On In; Sliding Doors in the Home

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At Viva we’re best known for our top quality bi-folding door sets, which are proving extremely popular. However, we also...

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On Trend: Wide Pane Sliding Doors

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Viva fit a set of Sliding Doors on a boat

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We’ve put some doors in some pretty obscure places over the years but never on a boat, until now. The...

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House Renovation Ideas

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The Do Not’s of Buying Bi-folds

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Last week we took you through our five top tips on what to do when buying bi-folds, but getting it...

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The Do’s of Buying Bi-folding Doors

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Buying yourself a new set of bi-folding doors is not a decision you should undertake lightly. They make a great...

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Bi-folding Doors: The Basics

Adding Value With Bi-folding Doors

Value can come in many forms, although most minds will immediately jump to financial value – and don’t worry we’ll be covering the financial gain bi-fold doors can bring into your home in detail – but value needn’t just be...

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Limitless Possibilities With Bi-folding Doors

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Human nature dictates that we push the boundaries, surpass our limits and constantly seek to expand what is possible within...

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Bi-folds That Won’t Break The Bank

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Blur Your Boundaries with Bi-folding Doors

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Bi-Folding Doors: The Perfect Summer Accessory

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There are lots of ways to make summer time special, and many a British summer time tradition we’d all be...

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Bring The Bi-Folds In

Ahhhhh summer, it finally appears to be here and, now that it is, we’re all wishing things would cool down a little. It wouldn’t be Great Britain, after all, if we weren’t all moaning about the weather – regardless of...

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Beautiful Bi-folds

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Five Ways Bifolding or Sliding Doors Will Enhance Your Home

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Glazed door sets are a brilliant way to inject your home with a new lease of life. At Viva, we...

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Aluminium Windows and Doors

It’s always a pleasure when a customer sends us some pictures of their new doors, particularly when they have finished decorating. When it comes to building a new extension we recognise we are only part of the process. The doors...

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Aluminium Door with Sidelights

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Here we can see a single aluminium doors with sidelights and a glazed toplight panel above. Precision engineered by Viva...

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Bi-folding doors for Garden Studios

Over the years we’ve installed a number of bi-folding doors in garden studios. We enjoy being part of such projects. In the below example the proposed garden studio was purpose built to provide a pleasant and creative space to work...

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Planning for bi-folding doors

If you’re planning to update your home to accommodate a new set of bi-folding doors then the following guidance should help. Changing or adding doors to your home is usually considered a permitted development so you should not need to...

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Multiple Bi-fold doors

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One of the reasons that we can be so competitive on price is due to the fact that we can...

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5 panel bifold doors

With the good fortune of a large garden and enough room within the house you can transform the use of a room with a set of large bi-folding doors. Now light can flood into the modern kitchen diner with views...

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Connect with the Great Outdoors