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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

Why we’re proud to be sponsoring the Brighton Festival 2017

As a Sussex based company with community values at our core, it should come as no surprise to those familiar with us that we are, once again, sponsoring the Brighton Festival.  Over the years, the Festival has become a hugely important part of Brighton, and Sussex’s cultural heritage and attracts eclectic and varied audiences from [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Introducing the home of 2017: smart homes

The concept of the smart home is not a new one and many of the ideas surrounding the ‘home of the future’ have been around for a while.  Until now, though, technology hasn’t been able to keep up with our imaginations, and the ‘home of the future’ remained out of reach. Today’s technology has changed [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Architecture through the ages: understanding your period home

In Sussex, we’re lucky enough to boast many period homes and a wealth of vernacular architecture. From the ancient buildings of towns like Lewes, to the Art Deco splendour of Bexhill’s De La Warre Pavilion, Sussex really does have it all. Several of our clients own wonderful and historical properties with an abundance of character [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Nutshell and National Apprenticeship Week

This week marks the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). Over the years, NAW has helped to match employers with apprentices to fast-track careers and help individuals reach their full potential. To join the festivities, we’re celebrating an apprentice of our own; meet Zack Ingram. Having joined us as a labourer, Zack is now employed [...]

By |March 6th, 2017|0 Comments