A guide to having an orangery extension

An orangery may sound a bit old-fashioned compared to a single-storey extension or even a conservatory. But it’s not. In fact, orangeries are making a come-back. And no wonder when you see some of the amazing double height orangeries out there, for instance. Actually, an orangery doesn’t have to be double-height to impress. All that […]

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Top Paint trends for your home exterior

According to those in the know, refreshing the exterior of your home by giving it a coat or two of new paint can increase its value by as much as five per cent. That’s quite a claim but it’s certainly worth considering if you’re about to put your own home up for sale. It makes […]

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DIY hacks and tips 

There are literally thousands of DIY hacks out there – some of them useful, others a waste of time. We’ve listed some of our favourites below, and we hope they help! Use toothpaste to hang frames We don’t mean using toothpaste as a form of Blu Tack, but rather use that instead of marking the […]

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What’s your home energy score?

Interest in home energy efficiency has understandably skyrocketed since March 2020, when we were all told we needed to spend a lot more time at home. A more energy-efficient home is not only better for the environment but it will save you money and could even make your home more valuable. It’s also a godsend […]

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What home improvement will you make this month?

Now that the holidays are over and we’re coming into autumn it’s time to think about making our homes cosy.  And that means, redecorating or at least adding some extra textiles – such as throws, cushions and thicker curtains – and looking at ways to retain heat in our house. In other words, doing a […]

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Top ten ways to make your home more sustainable

Making some small changes to your home to make it more sustainable can positively impact the planet. And as well as doing your bit to reduce your carbon footprint, making your home more sustainable could also save you money. If you are updating your home, it makes sense to add some eco-friendly solutions to your […]

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Decluttering tips for life after lockdown

It’s been a year like no other we have seen in this lifetime. The lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 have turned our lives upside down and changed the way we work, the way we feel and how we interact with those we are close to. With all the stress and upheaval many of us have […]

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How to prevent mould in your conservatory

Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to dealing with mould in your conservatory.  Mould is a fungus that, left untreated, can cause widespread damage, especially when it forms into dry rot. The result is a huge bill and having to replace floorboards and other materials.  Mould isn’t just costly to fix, it’s […]

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