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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|1 Comment

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

How to choose the perfect floor with Ocean Flooring

Your floor makes up a big part of your space, so choosing what materials, styles and colours to use can seem like a daunting decision. There’s a whole host of things to think about when it comes to crunch-time, including taste, practicality as well as the style of the rest of your home. Interior designers [...]

By |February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Essential home care tips for spring

In many ways, a home is an important part of the family in its own right. This means that keep it in the best condition possible should be top priority. Spring sunshine brings the perfect opportunity to start thinking about exterior projects that might have been overlooked during the colder months. To help get you [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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