Maximising Light In Your Property Renovation

01/03/2021 01:37 PM

Maximising Light In Your Property Renovation

So, you've bought a renovation (or let's be honest - a wreck!) and you have grand ideas of how to turn this beautiful pile of rubble into the property of your dreams. Some building work, perhaps roof repairs, DPM improvements, maybe underpinning (for particularly badly damaged properties) and then of course the myriad of interior updates and remodelling to perform - but what about light design? We're not talking lightbulbs and lampshades, but more about the amount of actual light let into the property. It's simple to replace windows with like for like or reclaimed products for period property, but what about additional windows:

  • How many?
  • How big?
  • Where to put them?
  • What types?

Read on to discover more about how to let more light into your property renovation:


Often, during a property renovation, many people decide to extend, especially if there is a sizeable amount of land. This allows the living space to be maximised and can add considerable value to the property. The choice of how to add light into the house then becomes centre stage. One option to increase the amount of light in a property extension and add that wow-factor is rooflights. We spoke to Gavin Helgeson at Duplus, who specialise in manufacturing bespoke rooflights and roof lanterns for a variety of projects:

8 Top Tips For Hiring A Removals Company For Unusual, Large Or Unique Homes

28/04/2020 11:07 PM

unusual home removals

When moving to or from a unique, unusual or large property, it is important to work with the right team to ensure a smooth transition. There are many more areas to consider for non-standard homes and it certainly pays to have an experienced home removals team.

Windmills, towers, castles, chateaux, crofts, period and even large modern properties create many complex scenarios for moving your furniture and goods from your old property. Not just architecture but also location and access.

We spoke to Lee at Leicester Movers And Storers, who specialise in removals for larger and non-standard properties. Lee has provided 8 useful tips on what to look for when hiring a removal company for unique properties:

How To Create A Winter Garden

20/10/2019 09:46 PM

winter garden decking, furniture and lighting

With Summer firmly behind us and Autumn end being close, many people neglect the garden for a roaring log fire in the lounge. Understandable, as the average British garden is not exactly equipped for winter relaxation.

But fear not, the following short guide will help you enhance your glorious garden into a relaxing winter pad..

Unusual Events At A Unique Property..

06/09/2019 12:27 AM

The UK is full of weird and wonderful properties both residential dwellings and commercial premises. From Windmill HQ's to converted barns for offices, the creativity of the business world never ceases to amaze. The agricultural space has always been diverse with some incredible architecture ranging from Welsh Longhouses (dwelling and cowhouse in one construction) to Scottish Crofts (often a dwelling for the tenant of arable land). 

Nestled in the heart of some stunning countryside in the Warwickshire, is just one of those places. Mythe Barn is a converted barn on Mythe Farm, a once working farm covering approximately 150 acres. It has been beautifully refurbished with the help of a European grant to now provide an ideal place for weddings, functions, product launches and corporate events.

team building events in surrounding land

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