Tag: reclaimed building Materials

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 insulate a garden shed

Whether you plan on turning your garden shed into a home office, gym, art studio, or playroom, insulating it is an essential part of creating a comfortable, warm and habitable environment. Converting a garden shed into a useful and comfortable room can add valuable extra living space to your home and help to improve your…




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…




How to paint a cast iron radiator

Update an elegant cast iron radiator with a lick of paint and enjoy the many benefits these practical period features can bring to your home. As well as their elegant shape and decorative appearance, old-fashioned cast iron radiators offer excellent heat retention, allowing them to give off a more consistent and long-lasting heat than modern…




5 ways to use reclaimed railway sleepers in your home

Reclaimed railway sleepers are chunky, solid pieces of wood with excellent durability and longevity. The perfect building material for your next home DIY project. One important point to note when using railway sleepers inside the home, is that you should always make sure that the sleeper has not be treated with creosote, which is a…




3 types of lighting and how to use them effectively in your home

Well-designed interiors combine these three different types of lighting to create a comfortable, functional, and stylish space. As well as being functional, the lighting in a room plays a huge part in creating an atmosphere and setting a mood. Each different space in your home will require a different combination of lights, depending on the…




What makes an eco-friendly floor?

Choosing natural, sustainable, and eco-friendly flooring options is beneficial to both the environmental and your health. An ever-growing number of people are now making more socially and environmentally conscious buying decisions. With so many new natural and sustainable products now available on the market, it is easy to upgrade to eco-friendly flooring without compromising on…




How to care for stained glass windows

Whether original or reclaimed, stained glass windows are an attractive feature that can add real value and kerb appeal to your home. Keeping beautiful stained glass windows clean and free of dust and debris enhances their appearance and increases their longevity and value. Stained glass windows are delicate and should be cleaned and maintained with…