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The best blog posts of 2018
02 Jan

The best blog posts of 2018

It’s the first week back after the Christmas break, and with everyone setting New Year’s Resolutions we’re looking back over the wonderful year we had in 2018. Here’s a roundup...

Jonathan’s tequila Christmas cake pops
20 Dec

Jonathan’s tequila Christmas cake pops

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Jonathan’s special tequila Christmas cake pops. He makes them every year, using a traditional family cake recipe passed down to him from one generation...

The benefits of using energy efficient windows
19 Dec

The benefits of using energy efficient windows

We know that choosing quality windows that have been designed to protect your home from the elements is an investment worth making. But how do energy efficient timber windows raise...

Home security options: effective ways to protect your property
18 Dec

Home security options: effective ways to protect your property

A burglary or break-in can be devastating, both financially and emotionally. We take a look at some effective ways you can safeguard your home and family belongings.

Window to the world: Broadway Market
14 Dec

Window to the world: Broadway Market

Nothing beats a Christmas market, but finding a good one is a challenge; we’re over disappointing grottos and frazzled bratwurst served on plastic plates. As an alternative, Broadway Market in...

Tree of the month: Spruce
13 Dec

Tree of the month: Spruce

This month we look at the Norway spruce, used as the original Christmas tree in Britain tree when the tradition first began. We’ve been clearing up its bright-green needles from...

The Westbury Christmas Gift Guide
06 Dec

The Westbury Christmas Gift Guide

From the best present to thank your in-laws for all the hours of babysitting, to the Insta-friendly gifts that your teenage daughter will love, we've got your Christmas shopping covered....

Glögg: Traditional Swedish Mulled Wine
04 Dec

Glögg: Traditional Swedish Mulled Wine

There’s nothing more delightful than a seasonal drink that warms the cockles. Mulled wine is a classic but if you’re thinking of trying some different recipes then look to Scandinavia....

Window to the world: Yukon
28 Nov

Window to the world: Yukon

November marks the start of the aurora season in most countries, with some tourist locations across Scandinavia not fully running tours until December. In the lesser known region of Yukon...

How to design the perfect boot room
20 Nov

How to design the perfect boot room

Commonly found in old estates, the boot room is a quintessential part of any grand property. It’s the gateway between your home and the outside, so don’t neglect this important...

Tree of the month – Liquidambar (sweet gum)
15 Nov

Tree of the month – Liquidambar (sweet gum)

A rather unknown species, this tree’s bright colours during the autumn months are spellbinding. With the season of colour coming to an end as we move into the Christmas period...

What are roof lanterns?
13 Nov

What are roof lanterns?

Regarded as both an architectural feature and a practical option for brightening up a room, quality roof lanterns should have clean lines and perfect composition, but what are they exactly?...

The window seat: a charming addition to your home
07 Nov

The window seat: a charming addition to your home

During the Georgian era, architecture and interior design was characterised by timeless elegance and delicacy. By the late 18th century, many grand properties were fitted with narrow sash windows and...

Made to measure doors
01 Nov

Made to measure doors

Originally a term used in tailoring, ‘made to measure’ is something that has been designed to perfectly fit specific measurements. No longer reserved for measuring seams, 'made to measure' is...

6 autumnal country walks with pubs
26 Oct

6 autumnal country walks with pubs

Breath-taking landscapes, quiet glens and rocky hills are the core basis of these autumnal country walks. No Sunday afternoon walk is complete without ending up in a cosy pub with...