Fun facts about doors: part 1

Although there are folklore tales and superstitions surrounding doors, what about the fun element? Let’s take a look at some of the slightly unusual and funny facts about something we completely take for granted: the good old door. The oldest door In 2010, archeologists made a remarkable discovery in Zurich when they uncovered a “fantastically […]

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Caring for your conservatory plants: part 1

These days conservatories are often used for multiple functions, and although they used to carry the stigma of being too hot in summer and too cold in winter, this is no longer the case. With the latest glazing capabilities and room temperature control systems, the conservatory of today can serve as the perfect environment for […]

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Britain’s finest conservatory

A photo of the Chatsworth Great Conservatory

Whilst we have looked at some of today’s finest European conservatories and orangeries, let’s delve into the history books to take a look at one of England’s finest. Although this magnificent building was demolished in 1920, it still manages to retain the name: ‘The Great Conservatory‘. Joseph Paxton, who later went on to achieve notoriety […]

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Smart glass means smart windows

We have seen huge improvements and developments with window design and manufacturing techniques, and what started as a hole in the wall to let in light has become the standard in every building today. A window continues to serve its original purpose, but with the revolutionary steps being taken in glass production, are we on […]

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The very first double glazing salesman

An outstretched hand ready to shake hands

Imagine being the very first double glazing salesman, attempting  to sell homeowners an unknown product to replace something they’ve been happy with for years. It certainly didn’t take long for the word to catch on and before long, double glazing became the new must-have. But where did it start, and who was that person given […]

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The aesthetic advantage of PVC guttering

Different lengths of guttering lined up

We have seen the origins of guttering and how quickly it became the must-have inclusion in housebuilding. We have also seen the evolving use of materials rise from primitive hand chiselled stone to decorative water spitting mythical creatures to massly produced aluminium. But how can you keep the aesthetics of your home design intact when […]

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