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Leah McAteer’s Story & How Verdi Helped Her As Featured In The Leicester Mercury

Leah McAteer’s life changed forever after a car crash last February. The accident left the 20-year-old paralysed from the chest down and unable to complete even the simplest tasks unaided.

In a smart, spacious house in the village of Newbold Verdon, the floors are shiny and laminated, to accommodate Leah McAteer’s wheelchair. Lots of work has taken place to make sure the 20-year-old can move around as easily as possible, but it’s not home, she says.

Home is Huncote, where she grew up, where most of her family and friends still live; getting on with their lives. It’s where Leah lived, too, until the car accident that changed her own life forever.

Her new home is the only house her family could find that was big enough and where the landlord was okay with making the adaptations needed, says mum, Natalie. It means not only has Leah lost her independence, but also the chance to be close to those she loves and needs most.

Natalie says she wanted to thank Leicester company Verdi Home Improvements, which has provided French doors for Leah’s grandmother’s house in Huncote.

“She has a porch and there’s a massive step so I can’t get in that way,” says Leah. “I call her my Mama. We’re really close and I used to spend a lot of time round there, so it’s important to me that I still can.”

To read more about Leah’s inspiring story, visit The Leicester Mercury Website.

Verdi Home Improvements Featured On The Beacon Magazine

Verdi Home Improvements’ advice piece on conservatories was featured on Leicester based magazine The Beacon’s website. We spoke to them about everything you need to take into account when considering a conservatory. From space to price, we’re happy to advise here at Verdi, so why not give us a call!

You can view the whole article on The Beacon website.

Five Things To Take Into Account When You’re Considering A Conservatory

The Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about renovations on your home, and we at Verdi Home Improvements have started to notice a huge boom in our sales of conservatories and orangeries. What better time to expand your house than right before BBQ season, especially if you’re using said space for an extended dining area or outhouse! We have put together a small guide on what you need to be considering when thinking about a conservatory.


When contemplating a conservatory, you obviously need to assess how much room you have to play with, but also how much room you want within the conservatory itself. Verdi can help advise you on how best to get the most out of the space you have already and will discuss various styles of conservatory with you.


Which brings us on to design. Do you want a traditional or modern conservatory? Websites like Pinterest are fantastic for inspiration, but Verdi can help talk you through the different styles on offer, what will fit in with your current brickwork and so much more. Your dream conservatory can become a reality!

Price Part 1

With that in mind, we move on to price. Each conservatory will be just as unique as you are, and you should view your conservatory as an extension of your home, somewhere you create memories in, and something you can invest in. At Verdi, we pride ourselves on offering fantastic quality products at fantastic prices.

Price Part 2

Often overlooked but by no means less important is the price of the conservatory once it’s built. It won’t be hugely costly, but depending on what you do with your new room will depend on how much extra your running costs will be. Verdi however aim to reduce any extra spend, and our conservatories are energy efficient, retaining heat throughout the colder months, but keep you cool throughout the hotter months. So it’s a comfortable space for you to relax in all year round.


Once you’ve decided upon the exterior style of the conservatory, you can decide on the interior! What you do with your conservatory is entirely up to you, but we love them as dining rooms, play rooms, games rooms or a separate living area for when you just want a little bit of peace and quiet!

For more information regarding our conservatories, or for our other products, you can email us on enquiries@verdihomeimprovements.co.uk or call us on 08435235293