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Winter-proofing your home

Whilst we’re snuggled up indoors in the winter months, our homes are bearing up against the wind, rain and cold outside. Over time, all of this can lead to damage to your home’s walls, roofs and other exterior features, which could mean anything from draughts to major structural issues. Proper home care can work wonders, [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Caring for your chimney and fireplace

In most cases, a period home isn’t quite complete without a traditional fireplace and chimney These features are usually what gives historical properties so much charm. However, poor maintenance of chimneys and fireplaces can lead to damage that could be costly and time-consuming to repair. To make sure this doesn’t happen, we’ve got some top [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Caring for your sash windows

Sash windows are a period property favourite and can be found in most heritage styles, as well as modern homes. As lovers of property, both old and new, we know all the best tips and tricks to keep your home looking its best. Sash windows are notoriously difficult to maintain, especially if they’re the originals. [...]

By |October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Preparing your garden for winter

Winter can be tough on homes, but the cold weather and rain usually means bad things for the gardens we work so hard on in the summer. With a change in the seasons almost upon us, it’s prime time to start preparing your garden for harsher conditions. Make the most of the light As the [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Tips for choosing an architect

Choosing the right architect is a crucial part of any construction project, whether you’re embarking on a refurbishment or starting from scratch. The right architect will work with you and your contractors to make sure your ideas are brought to life. With so many architects to choose from, our tips on choosing the right one [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The sustainable materials you should be using

As the trend for sustainability grows we’re all looking for more ways to ‘go green’. When you’re designing a ‘green’ home, or just looking for ways to increase your property’s eco-friendly status, knowing what materials to use is the first step to building a truly sustainable house. What to look for… wood Wood takes less [...]

By |July 31st, 2017|0 Comments

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

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

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