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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|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