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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

London Apartment Refurbishment

Nutshell was delighted to be part of this unique high-end apartment refurbishment in the Knightsbridge area of London. This project consisted of a complete kitchen design and fit to complement the remarkable Art Deco style of the rest of the apartment. Nutshell also laid parquet flooring throughout and fitted new bathrooms, inbuilt cupboards and wardrobes, [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Home fixes for 2017

The New Year is traditionally all about fresh starts and blank slates. With 2017 approaching, it’s likely that you’re thinking about setting a few personal goals and resolutions. You might also like to consider making a few promises about your home... here are a few fixes you should consider making in 2017: Energy usage – [...]

By |December 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Nutshell tips: staircase design

If you’ve been reading our blog you’ll have discovered how staircases have the power to transform your space. Staircases can be so much more than just a route around the house - and there are many options. Here are a few of our favourites to inspire you: Wrought iron – we love the look and [...]

By |December 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Meet Chriss

Introducing Chriss Hards. Chriss has worked with Nutshell in various roles both in the office and onsite over the past few years. He is currently using his wealth of knowledge and experience managing 2 of our live projects. What he loves about Nutshell Chriss enjoys working with the people at Nutshell and enjoys the type of [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Manor House Restoration

As restoration experts and proud local residents, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this 17th-century gem in the heart of the Sussex countryside. This magnificent Grade II Listed Building was the subject of extensive restoration and renovation to restore it to its former glory. Our concentrated restoration work included a complete [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Mid Sussex Home

Nutshell were responsible for the renovation, refurbishment and extension of this mid-20th-century family home in Mid Sussex. There was an upgrade in the thermal efficiency throughout the property in order to increase its sustainability, as well as to ensure the optimum functionality of appliances. Responsibly sourced cedar shingles were applied to some parts of the [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Working with period property challenges

Earlier in the month we discussed some of the most common challenges faced by owners of period properties. Whilst these issues can prove difficult at times, they are not insurmountable. Here are a few thoughts on our solutions: Working with building regulations – earlier in the year, we wrote a blog about working with complicated [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Nutshell tips: winter interiors

Plenty of colour, tactile fabrics, ‘Hygge’ and natural themes; all have been regularly featured in winter 2016’s repertoire of interior design trends. With such an array of choice, we’ve picked a few of our favourite winter interior design trends that are perfect for a Christmas at home: Hygge – Hygge has been a bit of [...]

By |December 12th, 2016|0 Comments