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Brick arches above door and window openings will add considerably to the character of a traditional style property, whether finished in brick, stone or render. It is essential, however, to get the details right.
A well-thought-out porch, portico or canopy will not only provide shelter from the elements, but will also create an attractive focal point for your home’s exterior and set the tone for what lies beyond. Melanie Griffiths explores the options.
"This early Victorian house had suffered a disastrous makeover in the 1970s,” comments Steven James Taylor, the designer behind this transformation. “Its appearance was ruined by the inappropriate installation of cheap, modern windows which were the...
The old fashioned window shutter is enjoying a renaissance not only due to its aesthetic appeal but also thanks to its many practical benefits, including added security and more control over how much light is filtered into a room, explains Clive Fewins.
Understanding your chimney and how it works is the key to ensuring a successful installation. Lindsay Porter explains why a good chimney is a key part of any wokring fireplace or woodburning stove. Plus a brief history of the chimney.
Projecting upper storeys have been around since the 16th century, but it is only recently that the benefits of space efficiency and exterior appeal have made them popular again, as Clive Fewins discovers.
There are many perks to living in a small space – especially when it comes to keeping it clean.
It can be tempting to leave the finer details until last when planning a renovation project.