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Were Victorian houses cold?

Were Victorian houses cold?

Are they cold = No Are they colder than other houses = No Are they more expensive to heat = Yes 

Were Victorian houses cold?

18 Sep 2018

Are they cold = NoAre they colder than other houses = NoAre they more expensive to heat = YesWere Victorian houses cold?This is a common question asked by people assuming that newer houses are warmer than older houses. The simple answer is that average room temperatures have risen over the years however this is only partly due to the age of the architecture. So the simple answer is that some were and some weren’t cold. A house is…

Creating authentic looking period features during your period home renovations

Authentic period home renovations

When undertaking period home renovations, there is a danger that any new products that are incorporated will look brand spanking new and at odds with the other interior elements. This is a common concern with our customers which is why we’ve put together a…

Creating authentic looking period features during your period home renovations

26 Apr 2017

How can you add period features to your home?When undertaking period home renovations, there is a danger that any new products that are incorporated will look brand spanking new and at odds with the other interior elements. This is a common concern with our customers which is why we’ve put together a guide to creating and sourcing authentic looking period property features. Some of the products that we sell will help to recreate that…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Owning a Victorian Home

The Do’s and Don’ts of Owning a Victorian Home

Owning a Victorian home is a responsibility. It existed long before you did and will probably be around well beyond the date of your death. For these precious architectural beings, you should see yourself as merely the custodian/caretaker, tasked with looking…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Owning a Victorian Home

23 Feb 2017

Owning a Victorian home is a responsibility. It existed long before you did and will probably be around well beyond the date of your death. For these precious architectural beings, you should see yourself as merely the custodian/caretaker, tasked with looking after the property until it becomes someone else’s.

Modern Victorian Interiors: Combining Period and Contemporary Style

Modern Victorian Interiors:Combining Period and Contemporary

Have you purchased a period house and are planning a restoration, but don’t like the idea of living in a time warp? If so, here is our brief guide on how to restore modern victorian interiors whilst also enjoying the original features of the house. This will…

Modern Victorian Interiors: Combining Period and Contemporary Style

06 Jul 2016

Have you purchased a period house and are planning a restoration but don’t like the idea of living in a time warp? If so, here is our brief guide on how to restore your house with modern victorian interiors whilst also enjoying the original features of the house. This will help to complement the house without looking out of place or from the wrong architectural period.It is possible to create a stunning modern interior whilst still…

Where to admire Victorian architecture on your travels

Where to admire Victorian architecture on your travels

Victorian architecture is a beautiful feature of many streets in the towns and cities of the UK. But did you know that other countries have a wealth of Victorian homes and buildings too? Here are some locations picked from around the world so that you can…

Where to admire Victorian architecture on your travels

23 Jun 2016

Victorian architecture is a beautiful feature of many streets in the towns and cities of the UK. But did you know that as a result of the expnsion of the British Empire, other countries have a wealth of Victorian homes and buildings too? Here are some locations picked from around the world so that you can admire these beautiful buildings on your travels.Where did the British empire expand to?During the 18th century, a few English…

Buying a listed building

Buying a listed building

In England there are approximately 376,099 listed buildings. There are many positive reasons to buy a listed building, but there are also some elements that you need to be aware of before you sign on the dotted line.

Buying a listed building

29 Oct 2015

In England there are approximately 376,099 listed buildings. There are many positive reasons to buy a listed building, but there are also some elements that you need to be aware of before you sign on the dotted line.

Things I wish I’d known before buying my period house

Things I wish I’d known before buying my period house

Here are some of the collective nuggets of wisdom from a large handful of our customers, the proud and often frustrated owners of old houses that they have been busy restoring. Hopefully these experiences will help you avoid expensive mistakes or at least go…

Things I wish I’d known before buying my period house

27 Jul 2015

It’s always easy to be wise in retrospect. “If only I’d known”, you may often think to yourself when renovating your period house. But in truth as these customer testaments reveal, most renovators would not swap their money pit for a problem (and character) free new-build under any circumstances.

Period Property Renovation: Our Guide to Success

Period Property Renovation: Our Guide to Success

With our guide we hope to help you avoid many of the pitfalls a renovation project can pose both to your period property in terms of costly mistakes and bad decisions and also your general wellbeing, health and of course your bank balance.

Period Property Renovation: Our Guide to Success

23 Jul 2015

​Find out how to plan your period property renovation project with our guide: avoid the pitfalls and costly mistakes to achieve the character home of your dreams.Finding and purchasing a renovation project fills many people with excitement and often this excitement leads them into making hasty decisions and regretting them later. The initial honeymoon period of a project, filled with ideas, vision and enthusiasm can quickly turn to…

Top Tips for Victorian Terrace Renovation

Victorian Terrace Renovation

Of period properties that exist (pre 1900), Victorian properties are the most plentiful. And of the Victorian genre, the terrace is the iconic Victorian property. The origin of the many of the terraced houses that still exist lies in the generosity of Victorian…

Top Tips for Victorian Terrace Renovation

27 Mar 2015

Of period properties that exist (pre 1900), Victorian properties are the most plentiful. And of the Victorian genre, the terrace is the iconic Victorian property. The origin of the many of the terraced houses that still exist lies in the generosity of Victorian entrepreneurs and factory owners who built whole streets and towns to house their workers. These clusters of houses had the added benefit of making the journey to their own home…

Your own Victorian Property Buying Agent

Your own Victorian Property Buying Agent

Part of our Victorian property consultancy service, our house refurbishment project management encompasses a service to help you make the right decision when considering purchasing a period renovation project. We’d be delighted to provide you with your very own…

Your own Victorian Property Buying Agent

20 Mar 2015

Part of our Victorian property consultancy service encompasses a service to help you make the right decision when considering purchasing a period renovation project. We’d be delighted to provide you with your very own period property buying agent or adviser specialising in the purchase of Victorian period properties.We have many years of experience in purchasing, renovating and selling period properties successfully.