With ever-rising fuel costs, we often get asked about renewable heating options.
The good news is that renewable sources, such as biomass boilers, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels not only provide alternative options where conventional supplies are expensive or unavailable, they also attract favourable support programmes which deliver impressive financial benefits, too.
Recent updates to the RHI scheme - extending it to domestic as well as non-domestic dwellings - mean that more properties than ever can benefit...
We are nearing completion on an exciting Barn project in the Lune Valley. The conversion and restoration work to the 17th Century Listed barn includes new insulating hemp lime plaster to upgrade the thermal performance of the building in a sensitive and sustainable way.
Our project to extend a cottage at the foot of Skiddaw, just north of Keswick has been completed and is looking great. NuStyle Builders of Kendal have done a sterling job. The project involved a two storey extension including a new Master Bedroom suite and large ground floor Sitting Room with front facing glass projection. The front facing view is stunning.
The other Sunday, while tucking into the obligatory roast and veg, I found myself musing on the enduring popularity of the living-dining-kitchen concept. We were lunching elsewhere on this particular occasion and our hosts had – very sensibly in my opinion – secured the services of a young helper to serve the food, clear the table and wash up afterwards. I don’t know what a competent 18-year-old would be paid to do this, but I fancy that £30 might be enough and when one considers th...
Its 3 years since we completed a lovely contemporary extension to a Listed private house in South Liverpool. We thought we'd share the youtube video of the project produced by the contractor Foresight Building Services.
You can see some more images of the project in the portfolio pages of the website.
We have just completed a lovely project in Cheshire, incorporating a contemporary laminated timber framed extension on a traditional brick pair of cottages, creating large open plan living spaces. The extension sports a terned stainless steel roof.