The History of Sash Windows

The History of Sash Windows

Sliding sash windows originated in Europe in the 13th Century however calling them windows was perhaps a bit of a stretch as in this period they were no more than vertical sliding wooden shutters. 300 years later, by the end of the sixteenth century they had evolved into a form we would recognise today as a beautiful traditional timber sash window. The original windows of this period consisted only of vertical shutters with sliding timber. 16th Century sash windows were…

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5 ways to make your granite and quartz kitchen worktops stand out

5 ways to make your granite and quartz kitchen worktops stand out

A quartz or granite worktop makes a show-stopping addition to your home. But, as part of your kitchen design, there are a number of additional features you can include to enhance the final appearance of your worktops and make them really stand out! Here are just some of the extras you might want to include to add wow-factor (and practicality) to your kitchen design. 1. Drainer grooves Drainer grooves make a stunning addition to a stone worktop. Just as important,…

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Where to buy Used Cars Southport

Where to buy Used Cars Southport

It is estimated that around 70% of car purchases in the UK are of used cars, so if you’re looking to buy used cars in Southport then check out West Lancs Motors a family run business who have been supplying quality and affordable cars to people since 1966 at competitive prices. Supplying quality used cars in and around Southport, Merseyside, Liverpool and throughout the North West, this specialist used car dealership stock a wide selection of used cars to suit…

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Save thousands on a brand new boiler

Save thousands on a brand new boiler

Winter is here and the temperature is already threatening to fall to freezing. If you are worried about the boiler failing at this critical time, read on to get the best price for a new one. A new boiler carries a huge bill that UK homeowners cannot escape. So we look at how much you should expect to pay for the new boiler, the installation and how to save on these costs. How much does the new boiler cost? Prices…

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WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE QUALITY GRANITE WORKTOPS

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE QUALITY GRANITE WORKTOPS

Purchasing a home is commonly considered as a long-term investment, and many homeowners assume that their home will increase in value over the years. The problem with this is that your property can also depreciate, especially if it becomes dated and run down if you’re not maintaining it sufficiently! If you keep on top of little fixes and new improvements the property value of your home should increase. Granite worktops, while maybe considered a short-term trend, have been around long…

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Marriage Counselling

Marriage Counselling

We offer marriage counselling in Preston and surrounding areas. We offer therapy that helps individuals or couples make sense of the issues that are impacting negatively on their quality of life and find ways of working through them. Arguments and conflict are common in all kinds of relationships. Unresolved, these issues can lead to anxiety, depression, relationship breakdowns and divorce. If you are experiencing relationship issues with your partner, you may find it beneficial to attend couples counselling or marriage…

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Contemporary Garden Rooms

Contemporary Garden Rooms

If you need more space but have to extend out into the garden, we have a wide range of contemporary, luxury and ecologically garden rooms are designed bespoke for you, offering up an excellent solution. Take a look at our full range or order a brochure today. A Home Extension in your Garden Our garden rooms will be a stunning addition to your garden. Whether you need extra space for an office, gym, games room, artist studio, music room or workshop, we have a solution just right…

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Keep right on trend by adding Greenery to your home

Keep right on trend by adding Greenery to your home

Always following the latest colour trends? Well, you’ll be interested to know that Pantone recently revealed Greenery 15-0343 to be 2017’s Colour of the Year. Yet before you rush out to buy tin after tin of pea-coloured paint, you need to think about where this bold colour can be used wisely – you don’t want the inside of your home to look like the local park! Take a look at our tips on where to add a touch of Greenery…

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Tile Advice For Your Bathrooom

Tile Advice For Your Bathrooom

What about natural stone tiles? If you hanker after a high-end, luxurious look, natural stone tiles are an ideal fit. However, they tend to cost more than porcelain tiles and you may have to spend a little more on maintenance. Although naturally hardwearing, all natural stone is porous to varying degrees so requires sealing when they are installed. “In order to preserve the surface, the use of specialist cleaning and maintenance products, such as stone-specific sealants, cleaning solutions and grout…

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Improve your bike shed security whatever your budget

Improve your bike shed security whatever your budget

The first rule of shed club… If the local ne’er-do-wells don’t know you have a valuable bike in your shed Security Services Preston, they are unlikely to put much effort into breaking in, especially if you fit enough basic security measures to convince them to move onto an easier target. It’s easier said than done but there are some simple things to avoid. Do you use Strava? It’s crucial that you either don’t start recording your ride until you’re a few…

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