Our Services


Our made to measure windows are secure, energy efficient and are supplied with the renowned Pilkington K Glass as standard.
Choose extras such as self-cleaning glass and choose various colours.


All of our doors are glazed to a high level of energy efficiency and come with a thermal rating. This means that energy and heat will not escape as much as doors that have been fitted previously.


We are a leading supplier of conservatories, and with a whole selection of styles and colours, along with more choice of openers, handles and doors, we can offer the highest quality products and workmanship.


Our roofline services range from PVCu Cladding and installation and repair of roofline systems (Fascias, Soffits, Guttering).

Government to relax conservatory planning rules

Great news for those thinking of installing a Conservatory  in Colchester, an Extension in Chelmsford or an Orangery in Tiptree. The Government is consulting on relaxing the current rules for permitted development of conservatories, orangeries or single storey extensions.

The current permitted development rules allow home owners to extend the full width of their property with a projection of 4 metres on a detached house and 3 metres on a semi-detached or terraced property. The Government is considering temporarily doubling the current allowance to 8 metres on detached houses and 6 metres on semi or terraced properties to help by pass some of the red tape and boost the economy.  There are certain other conditions which affect your permitted development rights, it is always worth checking with your local planning officer just to confirm if you need planning permission, alternatively you can contact us and we will be pleased to give you any advice you need.

This illustration shows the proposed new temporary allowance versus the existing rules:

If you are thinking about a new conservatory, orangery or glazed extension, First Choice will be pleased to offer a free consultation by one of our experienced designers and estimators. If you would like to contact us we can advise on all aspects of planning and building regulations and will even supply computer aided des and quotations without any charge what so ever.

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Solidor Composite door colours

Our Solidor Composite doors are available in any colour, any style, any side

All of our fantastic designs are available in any of our 14 colours inside or out, including industry firsts, Chartwell Green, Duck Egg Blue and Irish Oak. Plus available with Black, Grey, Cream, Rosewood, Irish Oak, Chartwell Green or Golden Oak matched frames. We offer the largest range of colours available from stock in the U.K.

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Traditional Ironmongery

We have added a fine selection of beautiful accessories to perfectly complement your choice of door.
Whether modern or traditional you will find an accessory to really make your door stand out.

We have a range of stunning traditional hardware including knockers handles and letterplates, that add a real touch of class..



September 16, 2012 at 10:36 am | doors | No comment

Composite door installation

A photo of our latest Solidor composite door installation near  Lt Totham, please contact the office to see the full range of door styles and glass designs available

September 16, 2012 at 9:32 am | doors | No comment

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Really impressed with the attention to detail...

"We'd just like to say a big thank you to First Choice for the job they did on our new conservatory. Their team were very helpful and friendly from the very beginning, and certainly very patient with giving us the best advice to get what we wanted. To this, we were really impressed with the attention to detail that went into our new conservatory. It's just what we always wanted."

- Adam, Brighton