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So far Ben Copper has created 55 blog entries.

Caring for your sash windows

Sash windows are a period property favourite and can be found in most heritage styles, as well as modern homes. As lovers of property, both old and new, we know all the best tips and tricks to keep your home looking its best. Sash windows are notoriously difficult to maintain, especially if they’re the originals. [...]

By |October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Meet Simon

Introducing Simon, our project cost controller. Why does he love Nutshell? "I love the variety of different projects we can undertake – sharp new constructions to working within the constraints of interesting old buildings." Favourite project and why? "A Petworth cottage -  we have the opportunity to refresh a building that is bursting with character [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Preparing your garden for winter

Winter can be tough on homes, but the cold weather and rain usually means bad things for the gardens we work so hard on in the summer. With a change in the seasons almost upon us, it’s prime time to start preparing your garden for harsher conditions. Make the most of the light As the [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Tips for choosing an architect

Choosing the right architect is a crucial part of any construction project, whether you’re embarking on a refurbishment or starting from scratch. The right architect will work with you and your contractors to make sure your ideas are brought to life. With so many architects to choose from, our tips on choosing the right one [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The sustainable materials you should be using

As the trend for sustainability grows we’re all looking for more ways to ‘go green’. When you’re designing a ‘green’ home, or just looking for ways to increase your property’s eco-friendly status, knowing what materials to use is the first step to building a truly sustainable house. What to look for… wood Wood takes less [...]

By |July 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Meet Scott

Introducing Scott, our joinery manager. Why does he love Nutshell? Scott loves the diversity of the jobs we work on, as well as the opportunity to create bespoke joinery to finish the rooms of each project to the highest standards. Favourite project and why? Our Knightsbridge flat project which used beautiful walnut burr in the [...]

By |July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The Brighton Festival: Our highlights

If you’ve visited our blog before, you’ll know that we’re proud to be regular sponsors of the annual Brighton Festival. As a Sussex business through and through, sponsoring the Festival allows us to give something back to our community and to get involved in the diverse and exciting events it has to offer. Naturally, it [...]

By |June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Proud partners of the soil association

As a business with a radically different ethos from the ‘building norm’, we’re proud to be sponsors of the Soil Association. Whilst the connection may seem rather tenuous, we share many core values with those of the Soil Association. It was natural therefore that we show them some support. Founded in 2008, Nutshell was formed [...]

By |June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

What to consider when planning construction work

When you’ve got a great idea, it can be tempting to dive straight in and start putting your plans into action. We know that realising your construction dream is the most exciting part of any project, but without the essential planning considerations, you might experience setbacks and complications in the construction process which are easily [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

How to take your new build from concept to completion

Starting from scratch when building your home is one of the biggest financial decisions you can make, so, naturally, undertaking a new build project can feel like a leap of faith. Knowing where to start can be a challenge, but we’re here to guide you through each step of the process. Find a plot First [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|0 Comments