How To Winter-Proof 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

How To Care 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

How To Care For 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

How To Choose An Architect For Your Build

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

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

What Are The Challenges Of Working With Period Property?

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

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

Everything you need to know about sash windows

It’s for good reason that windows are often called the ‘eyes of the house’. They let in light, allow you to see and, maybe most importantly, define the character of a building in all its individuality. This means that knowing your windows is always helpful. Sash windows tend to be made up of two movable [...]

By |August 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Period Property Building Regulations

As specialists in the restoration and refurbishment of listed buildings, Nutshell Construction is frequently asked the same familiar questions by clients; often, they are unaware of the planning complications and regulations surrounding construction work on listed buildings. Nutshell are specialists in period properties and in order to help clients they would like to attempt to [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|0 Comments