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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

Coach House

Nutshell converted to living accommodation, the Victorian coach house and stables of an ancient manor house in Mid Sussex. The interior was stripped, yet retained some features, such as Victorian ironwork, in order to preserve its integrity. Two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms plus a modern kitchen and living area were all constructed in Nutshell’s [...]

By |December 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Meet Josh

Introducing Josh Fox. Josh joined the Nutshell team as a multi-tradesperson in August this year and works on a variety of our sites. His main trade is plastering, however, he completes several other tasks as part of his role. Why does he love Nutshell? Josh enjoys working for the company due to the professionalism and standard [...]

By |December 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Green Construction

At Nutshell we take pride in our Sussex heritage and we’re committed to preserving both the history and the environment of the county. As far as possible, we aim to use sustainable materials and traditional construction methods. Below, we’ve listed a few reasons why we think ‘going green’ is so important: It’s healthier – green [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Mid Sussex Cottage

This large Mid Sussex country cottage received major refurbishment and was considerably enlarged. Firstly, we built a two-storey extension and a loft conversion integrating both in a style sympathetic to the original property. This effectively doubled the existing living space of the house. We then undertook a full redecoration and refurbishment of the property, as [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Staying at home during construction

Whilst we strive to cause as little disruption as possible, it’s only natural that you’ll experience some disturbance during the construction process. We’ve come up with some essential tips for living at home ‘whilst the builders are in’. Find a construction-free zone – to keep your sanity intact and stay safe, make sure you mark [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Ridgeview Vineyard

We were proud to have been chosen to construct and decorate a brand new tasting room for award-winning Sussex wine-makers, Ridgeview. The stunning interior is made up of well-chosen and precise hand-picked elements that combine to offer a stunning finish and the perfect ambience in which to sample Ridgeview’s wines. Our favourite features are… virtually [...]

By |December 6th, 2016|0 Comments