Conservatory blinds

How you can enjoy your conservatory all year round

Conservatory blindsHave you added a conservatory to your home with the dream of creating that additional area for relaxation whilst enjoying the views that your garden has to offer? Are you now coming to the realisation that different temperatures can make this difficult to do? The seasons bring many weather changes over the year, especially here in the UK, and keeping the temperature down in the summer is just as much of a challenge as keeping it warm in the winter. This month, we have some tips and tricks that may help you re-discover your love for your conservatory, no matter the season.
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Tips for retaining the character of a barn conversion

Barn conversions are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, mainly due to their scope for generous room sizes and idyllic rural locations. Creating a practical, contemporary space whilst maintaining the core character and original rural charm of the building is no easy feat. When it comes to converting a barn, we recommend being as ‘true to the building’ as possible, this will help to retain the wonderful character and form that the original building offers (and please your local authority planners at the same time!). We delve into the main three areas of consideration when retaining the period look of a barn conversion – original features, light, and interior space.
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Maintaining timber windows on a seafront property

Properties on the seafront are extremely sought-after for their fantastic scenic views, prime location and their (typically) expansive windows that take it all in.   However, beachfront homes often have to battle with damaging winds and salty sea spray which requires your windows and doors to receive a little extra TLC.  We take a look at what you can do to protect and maintain your timber windows and doors from beach life and what benefits you can reap from doing so.
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Polished wooden desk

The finishing touch

Polished wooden deskFinishers have the ability to strike fear into people. The pressure of completing your project after hours of precise design and intricate build work with the correct finish is enough to put people off entirely, often leaving their woodwork unprotected and allowing it to degrade over time. The fact is, there are many different finishes available on the market, so it is easy to see how confusion is sparked.
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Cleaning bi fold doors

How to clean your bi-fold doors

Cleaning bi fold doorsMany aspects of day to day life can cause dirt, smearing or water marks to set up camp over the glass on your sparkling new bi-fold doors and sometimes waiting for a visit from the window cleaner just isn’t an option. We have created a simple guide on how to clean your doors and allow them to dazzle, appearing as good as new, just in time for the arrival of your impeccably clean guests!
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orangery-lounge

How to make the most out of your orangery

An orangery is an elegant and stylish way to extend your living space out into your garden to take advantage of the natural light. With careful planning, an orangery can offer you additional room while transforming the look of your home. Your orangery should be a special area, offering a delicate balance of proportion, space, light and colour.
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