Period meets contemporary: Extensions

It’s no surprise that owners get so attached to their period properties, they never want to leave. But what can you do if you absolutely love your home but are running out of living space? The obvious answer is to extend, but have you thought about adding a contemporary extension to a period property? Here's what you need to know...

Prepare your garden for winter

With winter upon us, we are naturally drawn to the cosy indoors, but it’s worth braving the chill for the wellbeing of your garden. A few hours of hard work now can protect all the effort you put in over spring and summer. Here are a few things you can do to prepare and protect your garden over winter...

How to survive: A side return extension 

The side return area of a home has become one of the most maligned features of Victorian and Edwardian properties. That alleyway to the side of the home, once presumably there to provide easy access to the ‘out house’, is today more often than not an area of ugly, redundant space. It’s no wonder then that side return extensions have become one of the most popular home improvements, particularly in cities where outside space is at an absolute premium. While it’s a relatively simple project, all home improvements carry with them certain stress, hassle and inconveniences. So, here are a few tips on how to survive a side return extension…