Category: Building Project

Benefits of buying reclaimed wood furniture

Sustainability and eco-friendly Whether you’re a self-confessed Eco-warrior or just want to do your bit for the planet, this is the perfect way to get started. Buying a reclaimed piece of furniture means you’re recycling something that was previously owned, and you get the chance to give it a new home. Not only are you doing…




Replace or repair a damaged floorboard in 7 simple steps

Creaky, damaged, or loose floorboards all require either replacing or repairing to keep your floor safe and attractive. If the damage is restricted to just one or two boards, then repairing or replacing the section should be a relatively quick and easy task. The instructions below are for removing and repairing square-edged floorboards. Remove the…




How to build a barbeque from reclaimed bricks

Nothing beats the taste of smoky barbecued foods eaten in the great outdoors. If you’re fed up of crouching over disposable barbecues, but can’t justify the cost of an expensive shop bought one, why not build your own for a fraction of the cost? Reclaimed bricks are an affordable and eco-friendly building material, perfect for…




5 ways to make your home feel cosier this Christmas

Hot drinks, scarves, thick frosts, and long candlelit evenings, there’s no doubt that Christmas is the cosiest time of the year. Get ready for entertaining and making memories with friends and family this Christmas with these five tips for creating a cosier home. Makeover your fireplace There’s no cosier image than a family gathered around…




5 reasons to buy upcycled furniture

Upcycled furniture offers a unique and eco-friendly alternative to new, mass-produced furniture. Whilst some people enjoy the process of upcycling their own furniture, it’s not for everyone. If crafting and DIY isn’t your thing, then buying furniture that has already been upcycled allows you to effortlessly obtain unique and sustainable items for your home. Here…




What is sustainable furniture?

Those looking to make more ethical and environmentally friendly buying decisions when furnishing their home should look for sustainable furniture options. Sustainable is a word that is often used interchangeably with terms like ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘green’, but does it really mean the same thing? Sustainable definition The dictionary definition for sustainable is: “able to be…




Tips for decorating your living room mantelpiece

The fireplace is the heart of a living room, with families gathering around it every evening. There’s nothing cosier than sitting in front of the fireplace at home, feeling the warmth and watching the flickering flames. Whether you have an open fire, log burner, gas or electric fire, it’s likely your fireplace and its mantelpiece…




How to treat rust on a cast iron radiator

Cast iron radiators are extremely hardwearing and long-lasting, but over the years they will need to be treated for rust to keep them looking their best. If well cared for, a cast iron radiator can last a lifetime. Their decorative, elegant appearance and practical efficiency make them popular features in period properties. Whilst generally very…




Tips for improving your period property’s kerb appeal

Improve your period property’s kerb appeal to fall in love with your home all over again. There’s no place like home – a saying that’s particularly true when you’re returning home to a property that looks elegant, tidy and welcoming. If your property’s exterior is beginning to a look a little tired, neglected or drab,…




Trough plants for colour in autumn/winter

As we say goodbye to the summer, those once vibrant trough gardens can start to look bare, brown, and sorry for themselves. Carefully curating a trough that is full of plants that thrive in colder conditions can help to inject colour and beauty into your garden throughout the colder months. Our top tips for creating…