Creating a Cosy Winter Abode | Lockwood Homes

Creating a Cosy Winter Abode

As the crisp air settles in and the winter months approach, there is a need to maintain the warmth and comfort within our homes, keeping them warm and dry and the winter ills at bay. With cooler weather and shorter days, we often seek ways to improve our homes’ heating efficiency and create snug, comforting spaces.


Insulation is your best friend to fight against the cold climate. Lockwood homes are warm in winter and cool in the summer, and the key component is thermal performance in our homes. Lockwood manufactures exterior wall boards with rigid foam insulation sandwiched between solid timber. This consistent insulation and the natural high-performance of solid timber ensure a Lockwood home is warm, dry, and comfortable all year round. Insulation installed in your ceiling and underfloor, or insulated concrete floor is also vital to reducing your heating costs and keeping your home warm and dry. If you are in an older home, consider adding additional insulation where possible.


Efficient heating

Installing efficient heating options such as heat pumps or pellet and wood burners can significantly improve comfort and energy efficiency in your home. Heat pumps are a popular choice for their ability to provide both heating and cooling, making them versatile throughout the year. On the other hand, pellet and modern wood burners offer a traditional yet efficient way to heat your home and can enhance feeling of a comfortable cosy atmosphere.

Reducing heat loss

Thermally broken double-glazing is effective for reducing heat loss through windows. However, having well fitted, high quality curtains and blinds can also enhance warmth and comfort, especially with plush or heavy fabrics. Windows are a significant source of heat loss, so ensure your curtains fully cover them and fall close to the pane without touching. Opt for insulating fabrics like velvet, suede, or heavy silk instead of lighter materials such as cotton or lace and include a thermal lining for best performance. Closing curtains at dusk also helps retain warmth.

Creating Cosy Corners

Creating a warm and inviting home during winter doesn’t need expensive renovations. Small, thoughtful touches can make a big difference. Adding cosy elements like throws on sofas and plush rugs can create comforting spaces, enhancing warmth and coziness in rooms.

Whether you invest in major upgrades or smaller, simple adjustments, now is the perfect time to prepare for the cooler months ahead.

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