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The Front door is a very important part of the house. Not only does it set the tone for the rest of the building, it is also the first thing anyone sees when they enter and acts as a barrier against the outside world. Through the ages, the front door has been through many incarnations and design styles. It is even possible to guess the period of the front door by its style.

While they can often be taken for granted, windows are an essential part of any home.  They let light in and are a feature of any room.  It’s always a good idea to make the most of any window, especially if it is a feature window.

If you are keen to give your home a new look, box sash windows could act as the icing on the cake for your renovation project.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Daybreak’s Helen Fospero revealed the fact that each room had patio doors proved to be the key selling point for her flat in Shepherd’s Bush, West London.  While she had always envisioned herself in a Victorian property, the sense of space and light offered by the flat persuaded her to snap it up.

When decorating or renovating your home, it always pays to look for bargains. The more money you can save, the further you can stretch your interiors budget.

We all know that buyers simply can’t get enough of period properties.  It might be Georgian with its clean lines and symmetry, or maybe Victorian, with patterned brickwork and bay windows - the style of the era is very important.  Features ranging from traditional casement windows to a feature fireplace will regularly result in a property premium.

The Victorian era (1837 – 1901) paid homage to all things eclectic, with the homeowners of that time not ones to shy away from bold prints and ornamentation.

The Victorian era is certainly one of the greatest and most defined in the history of Britain.  The Victorians achieved a lot in terms of technology, industry and innovation.

Recent research* released by the Federation of Master Builders has found that UK home owners spend an additional £42 million a year salvaging work around the home that they tried to do themselves.

New wooden windows can help to freshen up the look of your period or contemporary home as well as helping to improve its overall energy efficiency.

Decaying wood can be a big problem when it comes to sash windows and homeowners need to be aware.  To check the window frames, take a flat blade screwdriver and tap the frame, moving all the way around the window.  If the screwdriver can easily be pushed into the wood, it’s a good sign that it has begun to soften and decay.  At this stage, you’ll need to consider replacement.

Wood remains the best choice for your windows, even hundreds of years after it was first used ... but why?

Bath, a city in Somerset in the south east of England, is home to some of the most beautiful Georgian architecture found in Britain. In fact, the city of Bath became known as the World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its architectural history. Most buildings in Bath are made from the local, golden coloured sandstone – with the dominant style of architecture being Georgian.

Brighton: the idyllic holiday resort complete with piers, arcades and the quintessential sticks of rock. A mecca of Regency and Victorian architecture and regal luxury where one can enjoy fish & chips in the traditional way… under an umbrella, batting away seagulls while sat upon the pebbliest of pebbly beaches our island’s southern shore has to offer.

Many homeowners choose casement windows as an alternative to more traditional double hung windows.  A casement window consists of one or more individual sashes that are attached to the walls using hinges; allowing the windows to swing open and closed.

Traditionally casement windows were subdivided by glazing bars that joined together the smaller panes of glass and earlier designs of casement windows involved the ‘opening part’ of the window being made from iron with lead latticing around the frame.  By the late eighteenth century, the entire window was made from timber.

In the nineteenth century, designs of the window were occasionally elaborated for more gothic style buildings and included an average of six panes of glass.  Now, since technology has improved, casement windows are normally made up of two panes of glass with just one horizontal bar.

Windows are an important part of a property – they determine the history and culture of the building and are therefore central to the overall character created.

History

The first building on the site of Number 10 dates from the Middle Ages - a brewery owned by the Abbey of Abingdon; this had fallen into disuse by the early 16th century.

French doors not only look great, but boast a variety of benefits that will add value to your property, make inhabiting the space more enjoyable and changing the way you think about home design.  French doors are most commonly fitted as exterior doors, usually as a point of access for a patio, courtyard or other outdoor space.

Anyone who has single glazed sash windows in their home has probably asked themselves whether they should double glaze their windows at some point.  But what is the answer?

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