Home & Garden

Four home improvement ideas to consider before winter arrives

Sep 30, 2019

As the days are gradually getting shorter and temperatures outdoors have already started to drop, you may have begun preparing your home for the harsh winter weather ahead. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to make your home more cosy and inviting. Here...

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Back to school blues?

Sep 2, 2019

Peace descends upon your home once more as the children are despatched to school for the start of the new term. The tears of joy as friends are reacquainted at the school gate; the tears of dread as newbies are persuaded that they will survive...

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A cricketing dream?

Aug 27, 2019

Don your cricket whites and, with bat under arm, stride through the pavilion doors to strike a match-winning century for England – the dream of many armchair warriors up and down the country. But even if your journey to the crease consists of nothing more...

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The perfect English barbecue

Aug 12, 2019

With the chance of cool or wet (or even thoroughly torrential) weather always a prospect during the English summer how does one plan for all barbecue contingencies? It helps if you have bifold doors so that your dining/living space becomes at one with your garden...

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Make your own marmalade?

Aug 5, 2019

The term “orangery” was originally used to describe a room or dedicated building on the grounds of fashionable residences from the 17th to 19th centuries where orange and other fruit trees were protected during the winter. Nowadays an orangery is an extension to your home which has...

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Stay cool in your conservatory

Jul 23, 2019

So it looks like summer has really started, with a heatwave forecast for this week. Dust off the barbecue, put the prosecco on ice and enjoy! But… while you’re surveying your garden from your conservatory are you finding it a bit too hot? Uncomfortably so?...

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Fit bi-folding doors to bring the outdoors indoors this summer

Jul 15, 2019

We’ve already been blessed with some marvellous weather this year, and long may that continue. Wouldn’t it be nice if it lasted throughout the whole summer?! Should our wishes come true, we doubt that you’ll want to spend much time indoors, preferring to spend the...

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Building Regulations – what you need to know

Jul 8, 2019

If you’re contemplating have a conservatory, orangery or living space extension you’ll be interested to know that the government has just permanently relaxed planning laws for single-storey rear extensions. Both announcements will be very welcome news for anybody considering extending their property in Sussex or...

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Need some home improvement inspiration?

Jul 1, 2019

There’s no hiding your home in the summer. All that lovely sunshine fully exposes it to the outside world and it can sometimes highlight areas suitable for improvement. If you take pride in your home’s appearance, why not explore ways of enhancing the it? Summer...

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How a new back door can transform the rear of your house

Jun 24, 2019

We’re forever being reminded of the importance of having an attractive front entrance if we want our homes to make a good first impression – it adds to “kerb appeal”. People undoubtedly form an opinion of a house solely from how it looks on the...

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