Replacing Victoriana With Sympathetic Modernity

I have been staying out in the country – the true countryside surrounding a tiny wee village.   The property itself is a stone conversion and it has very unusual windows.  Some are arched to reflect the victorian school it once was.  Other windows are glorious bays with several sections that…

New Sealed Units Offer Updated Protections

I have been taking a great interest in the activities at a house just down the road from me.  It is exactly the same age and design as mine – just a few weeks younger in fact.  I still have the original well insulated and very attractive double glazed windows…

Mopping Up Condensation From Skinny Windows

The need to keep warm and dry is an absolutely essential matter for every human being – family home owners particularly.  Gone are the days of single pane aluminion framed glazing.  Good riddance to this, although it was greeted with tremendous enthusiasm when first designed.  Every new idea takes a…

Let There Be Light – And There Was

Light, light, and more light – that’s a pressing thought that comes to my mind as soon as it gets to halfway through the afternoon.  I look intently out to the garden and spend a rediculous amount of time wondering whether it’s time to get up and put the lights…

Changing Up To Stylish Garage & Front Door

In the last few months we’ve seen a major drive in replacement garage doors around the estate.  We used to have the  once smart painted metal or wood door that had to be pulled out and then pushed up to go over the ceiling of the garage.    Gradually with use,…

Thank Heavens For Wide Patio Doors

One of the best ways to appreciate a good working patio door is to try getting large and bulky items through one!  I acquired two very attractive, plush and ultra comfortable sun loungers – just getting them home was a challenge.  I got the folded frames into the boot with…