The ins and outs of having an orangery

Orangery and garden

An orangery is a fantastic way to add valuable extra living space to your home. It will allow you to extend your property while adding a stylish feature quickly and affordably. A well designed orangery can give you extra space you can use all year round, allowing you to create a home that works for […]

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Conservatories are a hit with young families

A table inside a conservatory

With house prices rising rapidly across the country, more and more people are looking for ways to improve their existing property instead of moving houses. As Virgin Money says “the cost of moving alone now standing at a record £12,000”. More affordable and far less disruptive than a move, a conservatory can give you vital […]

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American style porches and verandas

An american style porch

Porches, verandas: what’s in a name? Well to clarify, a veranda is a balcony or platform that has a roof and is usually partly enclosed, extending along the outside of a property. A porch has a covered and enclosed entrance to a property, sometimes in a wrap around design. Americans really do love their porches, […]

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Vintage windows shutters

Shutters and a flower box

Window shutters date back to Tudor times (1558-1603). It was very common for homes to have shutters back then. These were mostly made of solid wooden boards. Considered a luxury at the time, glass was not very common, as it was very expensive and hard to come by. Wooden shutters would be decorated to give […]

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Removing birds nests from guttering

A bird nesting in a gutter

As the colder weather creeps in and you check your guttering for damage or weakness, take a moment to reflect on gutter hazards that are out there, but don’t necessarily spring to mind- bird’s nests in particular. Unlike other gutter blockages, however, removing bird’s nests from guttering isn’t as simple. Recognising a blockage As the […]

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