As with all things in life, when improving your property for rental, you get out what you put in. Developing a property that exudes quality from the bottom to the top will command a higher rental value PCM; it’s that simple. Whether you achieve this through bringing in all the mod cons and fully furnishing the property, or updating the overall decor, giving the property a finishing flourish can easily add a little value to the monthly rent.
So what can you do to increase...
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From the hallowed old halls of old to the parlours of palaces, there’s a reason that oak has been used throughout the ages in places of grandeur. It is a rich, long lasting and effortlessly classy wood that simply exudes a highly desirable exuberance.
For one, it just simply looks good. Any piece of oak furniture, door, window or fitting looks handsome. The natural beauty of the product lends its organic marbling to whatever function it’s turned, imbuing all oak products with an innate and timeless look. Whether finished with natural...
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What do oak windows give back to you?8 comments
It might seem like a funny idea, and maybe a little esoteric, but we are firm believers that the oak windows you install in your property are giving you something back! What is it? Well, apart from a supreme sense of happiness and joy, they’re giving you an excellent return on your investment!
Oak Windows Increase Property Value
It’s pretty much that simple. Oak windows are expensive. But they’re expensive for a reason - they are sturdy, reliable, strong and beautiful. As long as they are well looked after, they guarantee you generations...
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England boasts a vast amount of listed buildings; properties that are protected against development that might harm their historical importance or aesthetic. With over 450,000 of these properties in the country, they are evidence of a rich history and show the development of society and architecture throughout the ages.
What Makes a Property a Listed Building
There are a few specifics that mean a building will gain listed status. For instance any property built before the 1700’s, and which still remains close to its original form...
The Benefits Of Internal Oak Doors1 comment
Oak. It’s the best there is. Why? Because it’s beautiful! But much more than that, it’s a solid solution to your interior door needs. Let me tell you why.
Interior doors are needed for three basic functions. To stop draughts, to stop unwanted noise and for privacy.
The latter is a simple one. If you want privacy then getting solid oak doors will mean absolute privacy! Guaranteed! Though, if privacy isn’t the issue then oak internal french doors are an excellent addition allowing light to pass through and creating a greater sense...
How To Treat External Oak Windows3 comments
Exposure to the elements is practically the hardest thing for oak windows to deal with next to an infestation. You have so many different factors which will affect not only the aesthetic of the frames, but also their functionality from water getting in and warping wood, to the bleaching of the timber.
Whilst every step is taken during production to ensure that the oak window frames are able to deal with these issues, it’s always worth knowing what processes can be applied if at any point you need to take their care into your own...
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Have you ever wondered what makes one type of timber more expensive than the other? Or more specifically why oak has consistently been one of the more expensive hardwoods for generations? Well it comes down to a few fairly simple factors beginning from the seed. Hardwoods grow a lot slower than their softwood counterparts, which means that they require more production time, man hours, etc.. Now, of course this isn’t the sole reason that hardwoods like oak tend to be more expensive.
Because oak is a slow growing deciduous tree...
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Why choose oak french doors?1 comment
Well, quite simply, because there isn’t a wood that we think performs any better in terms of its value and natural properties. Oak being so easy to work with yet so sturdy makes it the best material for a range of furnitures not least indoor french oak doors which we proudly make ourselves.
So what makes oak so good for french doors?
There are at least five factors which we believe make oak so good, give them a read and let us know what you think!
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What Is a conservation Area?2 comments
We often get inquiries from prospective clients who are looking to upgrade their windows, but which live in conservation areas. Whilst this doesn’t mean that we can’t take on the project, it does mean that the task of installing new windows is made a little complicated due to the fact that they are protected by local authorities, and is one of the first questions we will ask of any new inquiry.
The History Of Conservation Areas
Introduced in 1967, conservation areas are designated for their special architectural, historical or social interest, and as such are...
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Lead Glass1 comment
Once one of the most popular forms of glass manufactured in the UK, lead glass is seeing somewhat of a renaissance in popularity in recent times. Though not suitable as panes for your windows, it’s a marvellous form of glass that can be utilised in very many interesting ways.
Containing the compound lead oxide (PbO), lead glass was discovered in the 17th century by George Ravenscroft sort of as a byproduct of them trying to repair their companies reputation. In those days glass manufacturing wasn’t as simple (or at least as automated) a procedure as...
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