Notebook

wind farm

Sustainable Interiors

Much has been written about sustainable buildings but how are we progressing in the world of interiors and furniture? A recent report published by the Auction Technology Group details some fascinating insights into the environmental benefits of buying antique, secondhand and vintage items. As so

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Thatched house

Listed Property Resources

If you’re either a listed property owner or a listed property enthusiast how do you learn more about your period home and how can you connect with like-minded aficionados? SPAB – the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings – was founded by William Morris

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Old window

Warmer Windows

As autumn approaches so does the perennial problem for many listed and period property owners. How can we keep warm this winter? Can we be more energy efficient? What can we do about draughts? Are there any energy-saving measures we can use? In summary, how

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Ground floor plan

Floorplans – re-imagining your space

If you are listing your property for sale, a floorplan has become a necessity rather than a ‘nice-to-have’ option. Potential buyers expect to see 2D floorplans in addition to several photos supported by a more detailed description of any property. However, a decent floorplan of

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Living room

Weathering the Perfect Renovation Storm

We’re in the midst of a perfect storm for homeowners who want to renovate their homes, improve their properties or carry out a build. If you’ve tried to get hold of a tradesperson or any materials recently you’ve probably met this problem head on. Even

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Victorian Cottage

Tom’s Renovation Project – Review

“Beverley managed a major renovation of our semi-detached cottage in Poole and I thoroughly recommend her as a dedicated and professional project manager. Beverley picked up the first phase of the work for me once I had already done the design and appointed some contractors

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Poole Project Management

Spring 2021 heralds the conclusion of a residential project in a pretty corner of Poole and is a typical example of the monitoring and support we can offer to a client. Project management can take many forms. Many domestic refurbishment projects don’t require a full-time

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Stockham Farm

Somerset Tourism Awards 2021

I am really please to share the news that Stockham Farm, Exmoor has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards 2020/21 in two categories; Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year and the New Business Tourism Award. I worked with Ali

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Space Planning

Rather than tack a new extension onto your property why not think about space planning? It’s a process of identifying how you can best use the existing space in your home before you add a potentially unnecessary extra room. I’m not talking storage here but

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