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Winter Wipe Downs Keep Windows & Doors Working

This is just the time of year when we need to on top of the maintenance of a property.  UPVC Windows, dodors and patio aren’t too bad, so long as we wipe them down to rid any condensation inside to ensure mould can’t form.  Apart from making the house smell unpleasant, and rotting the fixtures, […]

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Bi Folds With Sympathetic Sizing Adjustment

I have so often wondered if a sun room would add to my enjoyment of this house.  It’s a difficutl decision because my garden doesn’t face into a very sunny garden anyway.  When we chose the plot, having decided  years before that when we moved, it would have to include a south or south west […]

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Cottage With Beams, No Space, But A Conservatory

What I really enjoy about some of the property programmes on repeats of lifestyle tv shows is how many folk want that chocolate box cottage in a lovely country setting – they envisage family times sitting in a cosy inglenook lit parlour.  Then when they get taken to exactly that, there are squeals of ‘oh […]

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When A Posh Lean-To Becomes The Orangery

Let’s have lunch, out in the Orangery . . . . .  is a common cry heard around many a stately home these days.  The idea that we are getting a healthy and delicious lunch prepared and served in mid summer like sunshine always comes to my mind certainly.  I have recently been to such […]

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Let There Be Light – Even On The Dullest Day

You just can’t imagine a life without windows can you.  The thought of working in a room without any does make me feel instantly anxious.    Down in the basement area of the heritage property I help out at does have a lot of areas where the light is abysmal because the tiny ceiling height windows […]

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Windmills Require Specialist Windows

I have friends who live in an old windmill.  They absolutely love it and I have visited a few times since they moved in 5 years ago.  Their windows are only single glazed which in the summer, isn’t such a tragedy.  But in the winter, this takes on a whole new ball game.  Frosty weather […]

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Senior Citizens Eveywhere Living in Familiar Surroundings

I have a couple of very senior relatives who live in care homes.  Funniy enough the same brand of care home, but in different parts of the country.  The homes themselves are undoubtedly safe, comfortable and make sure you feel your loved one has got a good room for the vast outlay each month.  The […]

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Small Square Paned Windows – Look So Friendly

There are not so many different window designs about these days.  When I was growing up you either lived in a modern house, or you lived in an older council house – each had their own style of window and they in turn only served to let light and air in.  In the summer it […]

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Bring Back The Beautiful Lead Pane Window

I decided to take a long walk around the very attractive housing estate where I have lived very contentedly for the last sixteen years.  Moving in from brand new, each house has developed at th same time, but by taking a slightly nosier  interest in the decor of each and the upkeep of gardens, open […]

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When New Garage Doors Need To Stand Firm

As each family gets bigger and their piles of stuff – collectively and individually, get bigger, it’s very tempting to  simply shove every thing up in theloft and the garage.  The old days of always putting the car away, i.e. in the garage, does seem a laughably difficult thing to attempt these days.   For a […]