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So far Ben Copper has created 49 blog entries.

What you need to know about roofing

Like any other aspect of your home, your roof needs occasional maintenance and care. This holds true whether your home is brand new or traditional. Not only is your roof an integral structural element of your home, it’s also essential for the building’s aesthetic, as well as keeping the outside out! Such an important aspect [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|1 Comment

5 ways to combine old and new when building an extension

Traditional, period-specific design plays a massive role in defining the character of any building. This character is often the reason we fall in love with our homes in the first place. So, when you’re planning and designing an extension, it’s important to take into account the original architecture and consider ways to retain and enhance [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

A guide to sustainable living

In the construction and property worlds, sustainability is becoming a buzzword. It covers a number of areas, including construction methods, building materials, efficiency and lifestyle. This broad list means that sustainability often seems like an unattainable and expensive standard, as well as a difficult thing to maintain in the home. Here are our thoughts about [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Nutshell:spaces launch event

If you’ve been keeping up with our latest news, you’ll know that we recently introduced a brand new member of our family, Nutshell:spaces. Nutshell:spaces is our solution to bespoke, small projects. Offering the same high standards of service, craftsmanship and finish as we do with larger contracts, our aim is to work alongside clients and [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Nutshell’s 2016 highlights

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s only natural for us to look back at the fantastic year we’ve had. To join in with the Christmas festivities and celebrate our success, we’ve been reflecting on our biggest highlights and achievements of 2016: Our favourite project of the year has to be our Sussex Country House [...]

By |December 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Home trends to watch in 2017

We’ve already looked at a few New Year’s promises you can make for your home in 2017. But new years aren’t just a blank slate for homeowners. They also give construction professionals, architects and interior designers the chance to start afresh and pioneer some new industry trends. To keep you and your home ahead of [...]

By |December 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Nutshell tips: winter gardens

Just like houses, gardens need protection during the winter. Whilst many of us consider garden maintenance to be essentially a summer job, it’s actually a year-round task. To help you care for your garden, we’ve listed some essential landscaping and exterior jobs that will keep everything in great condition whatever the weather. Consider seasonal plants [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Meet Jack

Introducing Jack. Jack has been part of the Nutshell team since the beginning, working with the Directors since our very first project. Jack is a carpenter by trade and a big part of the Nutshell family. Why does he love Nutshell? Jack enjoys working for Nutshell as we do things differently. He likes the adaptability [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Sussex Country House

This property has huge character and encompasses a range of styles having undergone continuous development since the 16th century. The house, a substantial country home with stunning landscaped grounds, underwent an internal remodelling with fitted bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms and a bespoke kitchen all designed and made in Nutshell’s joinery workshop. It also gained a bespoke [...]

By |December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Construction Terms: Part 2

Because there are so many construction terms we thought we’d split the list into manageable, bite-sized chunks. Here are a few more of our favourites: Newel – a supporting post in a staircase. The newel can be the post supporting the handrail at the top and bottom of the central post supporting a spiral staircase. [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|0 Comments