Why do we have window sills?

Fruit on a window sill

Being far more than just a simple architectural feature, windowsills are a necessary part of a window. The sill is a crucial part of the window trim, the head casing and side jambs and together they help to keep out the cold and keep heat in. Without these essential components, windows would be structurally unsound […]

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Alternative window box designs

An unusual window box

We have seen how a window box can accentuate your window and how to plant the perfect blend of flowers and plants. But what if you are devoid of any green digits at all and shiver at the thought of compost, clippings and chrysanthemums, but still long for a decorative window appendage? Don’t panic, use […]

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Newspaper and vinegar

A big window that lets in the light can add character and colour to a room. If, however, those windows are streaked, dirty or covered with dust, it can make a room appear dowdy and dull. For conservatories and orangeries, clean windows are essential as both rooms are 90% glass! For some people, window cleaning […]

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Is your guttering ready for winter?

Summer is officially over. The sunloungers are packed away, the draught excluders are eager to be released from the cupboard and the roof and guttering need some TLC. It may seem like winter is a long way off, but this is the perfect time to check for any repairs that may need doing. Better to […]

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