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What is Causing the Housing Shortage in the UK?

The UK is said to be amid a housing shortage crisis. House prices are higher than they’ve ever been – risen by over 160% since their low point in 1996 – and homeownership is the lowest it has ever been, … Continue reading

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What are the Benefits of Bespoke Joinery?

When you invest in bespoke joinery, you can guarantee that the fit, finish and craftsmanship are far superior to off-the-shelf-solutions. Yet “bespoke” has often come to be synonymous with “expensive”, meaning many people may opt to hire a carpenter instead … Continue reading

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Can uPVC Windows Be Used in Conservation Areas?

If you live in a conservation area, you may not be able to replace your current timber windows with uPVC windows. Whether you want to give the windows an updated look or to get double or triple glazing fitted, replacing … Continue reading

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How to Paint Wooden Windows and Doors

If your home is looking a little tired and you reckon it’s time for a bit of DIY, you may want to consider giving your wooden doors and/or windows a fresh coat of paint. There’s a misconception that wooden doors … Continue reading

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uPVC vs Wood

Wood is the greener and more durable option compared to uPVC. There are a number of advantages to choosing wood over uPVC for your windows and doors, such as its beautiful appearance and its greener and more hard-wearing nature. Wood can … Continue reading

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The Hallmarks of Quality Craftsmanship

Poor craftsmanship can wreak havoc is people’s lives when they end up shilling out for expensive work which is done poorly. A YouGov survey found that 51% of owners of recent new builds experience problems including construction, fittings and utilities, … Continue reading

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Who Invented the Staircase?

Stairs are one of the oldest structures in the world and have been about in some form or another since humans first created homes. The first stairs were most likely made from hewn logs or flat rocks that were stacked … Continue reading

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What is the Best Style of Staircase for Your Space?

When deciding what kind of staircase you want fitted into your home or commercial property, it’s important to consider how the style will match its surroundings. Certain types of staircases will be better suited to particular spaces. Thinking carefully about … Continue reading

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Which Type of Wood Suits You Best?

If you’re considering some bespoke joinery for your home, whether it be new doors or a staircase, there are a number of different aspects you will need to consider. Style and functionality are two key components of interior design; you … Continue reading

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7 Incredible Staircases from Around the World

Most people wouldn’t really give staircases a second thought. After all, they’re just a practical – often forgettable – means to move up or down, right? However, as an innovative staircase manufacturer, we’ve come across some pretty impressive designs within … Continue reading

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