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So far Ben Copper has created 54 blog entries.

Ridgeview Vineyard Interior Décor Project

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

Construction Terms: Part 1

Although we value client collaboration and transparency above all else, occasionally we find ourselves getting carried away with construction jargon (there’s a lot of it!). So, to make the construction process a bit clearer, we thought we’d share our favourite construction terms. Airbrick – simply, a brick with small holes to aid ventilation and to [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Meet Zack

Introducing Zack Ingram. Zack originally joined the Nutshell team as a labourer but was employed as an Apprentice Carpenter in September this year. He is currently studying carpentry at college and working alongside our experienced tradesman on site. Why does he love Nutshell? ‘I love Nutshell because I feel part of the team’ Favourite Project [...]

By |December 4th, 2016|0 Comments

What Are The Challenges With Period Property?

Any owner of a period property will know that there are certain issues that come with them, especially when trying to extend, improve or carry out any other kind of work. As restoration pros, we’ve come across a number of these challenges and have become pretty familiar with them. Building regulations – we’ve already written [...]

By |December 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Barn Conversion, Refurbishment & Restoration

As experts in restoration and renovation, this barn conversion was a natural fit for us. As part of a larger project involving property in Rusper, this barn allowed us to combine our knowledge of traditional architecture and construction with some stunning modern design to create the ultimate office space for our client. Our favourite features [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Building A Sustainable New Home

It only seems fitting to start our advent calendar with the project that started it all. This sustainable new build was truly a labour of love and from it, Nutshell was born. One of our favourite projects, this new-build combines elements of ‘green’ construction with both traditional and modern building methods. The green oak frame [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Nutshell’s Construction Advent Calendar 2016

2016 has been an excellent year for Nutshell. We’ve celebrated the launch of our new website and welcomed a new member of the Nutshell family, our small services division, Nutshell:spaces. With that in mind, we’re definitely in a celebratory mood! We’re properly in the Christmas mood so we’ve decided to create our very own Nutshell [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

How to choose a paint palette for your home

Choosing the right colour for your home can be a tricky decision and a confusing process. Colour can make or break a room and has the power to transform a space and is an important tool to connect rooms and create a consistent style throughout your home. Knowing which colours go together and where to [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Bespoke Staircase: How To Transform Your Home

Staircases are an all-too-often overlooked feature. We take them for granted because they’re a necessity. A staircase is a key feature that helps to define the character of your home. Often it’s the first thing anyone coming into your home will see. A bespoke staircase could be a big step in creating a home that’s [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

How To Plan And Design An Extension

A home extension is a great solution for anyone looking to save the time and (sometimes) money that moving house inevitably requires. It can add character to a home that’s already part of the family. Nutshell knows that planning, designing and building an extension can be stressful, but it’s also something that’s essential to get [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|0 Comments