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How much do roof lanterns cost?
22 Sep

How much do roof lanterns cost?

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” Benjamin Franklin

What is a casement window?
21 Sep

What is a casement window?

What do we know about casement windows? And why might self-builders or homeowners choose casement windows for a property?

Does a roof lantern need planning permission?
15 Sep

Does a roof lantern need planning permission?

A roof lantern can be a highly effective way of introducing light into your home, maximising on the amount of sunlight streaming in at any time of the day. However,...

How to grow and care for Wisteria
26 Aug

How to grow and care for Wisteria

Long clusters of pendulous flowers in spring, bushy verdant foliage throughout summer and impressive woody helixes during the winter. A mature wisteria is certainly an impressive sight.

London’s go-to show for self-builders and renovators is back – and we’ll be there
23 Aug

London’s go-to show for self-builders and renovators is back – and we’ll be there

The highly anticipated Homebuilding and Renovating show is returning this year after 18months of Covid Restrictions. Hosted at the London Excel from the 24th – 26th September, the show will...

A handy windows, doors, & joinery glossary
08 Aug

A handy windows, doors, & joinery glossary

In the wonderful world of windows and doors, it might seem like there are plenty of industry terms and words for you to learn. Whether you’re an architect in need...

The Difference Between a Box Sash Window and a Spring Balanced Sash Window
06 Aug

The Difference Between a Box Sash Window and a Spring Balanced Sash Window

Effortless, elegant, and timeless. Nothing compares to the renowned beauty of a Sash window. As we begin to see an increase in demand for eco-friendly, long-lasting timber doors and windows,...

What is a boot room? (and why you need one)
23 Jul

What is a boot room? (and why you need one)

If you’re considering the layout of your new build home or even a new layout of your renovation project, you may have asked yourself what is a boot room or...

Gardens Inspired by Parterre
16 Jul

Gardens Inspired by Parterre

‘Nestled under the terrace, sheltered by high, warm walls... Nothing was more charming than this garden. It existed in this tiny, sheltered bit of land which had trusted itself to...

What are the different styles of wooden windows?
12 Jul

What are the different styles of wooden windows?

The beauty and elegance of wooden windows are unsurpassable. Precision-crafted timber windows are an elegant solution to maintain the character of your home. Strong, secure and energy-efficient, wooden windows are...

What is the difference between a roof lantern and skylight?
28 Jun

What is the difference between a roof lantern and skylight?

If you’re looking to add an abundance of natural light into your home, look no further than a roof lantern or skylight. Known to allow far more natural light than...

What is the best U-Value for windows?
27 Jun

What is the best U-Value for windows?

Known as either U-Value or U-Factor, this simple number can say a lot about the energy efficiency, and therefore the quality, of your new windows. A simple search online will...

Does the Golden Ratio really make buildings more beautiful?
16 Jun

Does the Golden Ratio really make buildings more beautiful?

The golden ratio, sometimes referred to as the "divine proportion," a formula dating back to 300BC, is said to be the root of all beauty in nature, art and architecture....

How to choose the perfect wallpaper
02 Jun

How to choose the perfect wallpaper

Wallpaper, you either love it or hate it. But you cannot deny that the endless selection of colours, textures and patterns is hugely beneficial to adding bounds of personality and...

Westbury Garden Rooms celebrates 33 years!
27 May

Westbury Garden Rooms celebrates 33 years!

Established in 1988 by Jonathan Hey, our journey has been full of exciting and rewarding home transformations up and down the country. As we continue to design and craft the...