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The definitive guide to wood finishingPolished Wooden Stairs

The definitive guide to wood finishing by Toby Newell

Period properties normally have a greater amount of wood on show compared to modern houses, so properly finished woodwork really can make the difference between an average house and a really beautiful home. read more

Conservation or refurbishment? by Paul Watts

As a nation we are fascinated by other people's attempts to improve their homes or developing them. We have an almost obsessive need to buy and then put our own mark on our home. How do we best achieve this without harming the property? read more

Period Properties and the Party Wall Act 1996

Period Properties and the Party Wall Act 1996 by Justin Burns MRICS of Peter Barry Party Wall Surveyors

A concise, clear & informative article. A 'must read' if your house shares a wall with a neighbour.... read more

History of metal windows by Peter Clement

To fully understand the fundamental issues concerning metal window repair and restoration, it is important to have some knowledge of how metal windows evolved.... read more


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