Interiors

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We may be living in an era of designer labels and flourishing boutiques and upmarket stores, but the reinvention of old objects has never been so popular. From fabric and furniture to wood and wheels, there’s the potential for new life in many things. So before you’re tempted to throw out that ‘old junk’, take a look at how creative people in Hertfordshire are making reinvention chic. By Sandra Smith

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Tile finishes, such as 'wood' and 'brick' are now exceptionally realistic

Patrick Jenner, retail manager of N&C Tiles and Bathrooms, gives tips on achieving a classic ‘loft living’ look

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Vintage style tips

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A bold vintage floral pattern on a classic-style armchair makes a great statement piece

John Darling of Darlings of Chelsea, St Albans gives his top tips for achieving a vintage look

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Gardens

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Judy Shardlow gives her top tips for the garden this month

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Nursery of inspiration

Friday, March 13, 2015
The house looks over the nursery

The picturesque village of Much Hadham is home to Hopleys Plants, one of the finest perennial nurseries in the country, with an inspirational garden to boot. Philippa Pearson discovers its tempting range of plants

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Searching for snowdrops

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
snowdrop

In the dark, cold winter days of February, the welcome appearance of snowdops means spring is not far away. Philippa Pearson looks at their history and finds the best places in the county to see them

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Helping hand for green fingers

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Join an orchid group to find out more about these lovely plants

The start of a new gardening year is the perfect time to join a horticultural club and nurture your green-fingered skills (or lack of). Philippa Pearson selects some of the best in Herts

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The Gardening Coach: January

Monday, January 12, 2015
Wisteria should be pruned back now for abundant flowers in the summer

Judy Shardlow says now is the time to be thinking about glorious wisteria

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Property Market

15:40

A new Science Vale Area Action Plan consultation document, prepared by the Vale of the White Horse District council, promises to push for new rail connections to Heathrow, improved local connections to Oxford, further improvements at Didcot and Culham stations, and to seek the provision of a new railway station at Grove.

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Tim Reid of Withy King

A solicitor specialising in property disputes has joined Oxford law firm Withy King as an Associate.

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Fresh research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows more houses planned for Green Belt land than when the Government’s flagship planning reform - the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) - was implemented three years ago.

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Lab and workshop space created at Abingdon-based Culham Innovation Centre

Culham Innovation Centre located at Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, is undergoing a two-phase refurbishment to create 2,000 sq. ft. of laboratory and workshop space in addition to a new conference room facility.

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Ross Thomson, Associate Director of Meeson Williams Phillips

The land development and planning team at Oxford-based Meeson Williams Phillips has welcomed the Government’s recent relaxation of Section 106 planning obligations which should provide a fresh incentive to builders and developers, particularly those with an eye on smaller urban plots.

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Planning Finder

Discover Homes & Gardens

Mon, 13:45

Thinking of making your next move? Here are some reasons to make it with Savills...

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Lucas Estate Agents

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Lucas Estate Agents

Lucas Estate Agents cover the Isle of Anglesey, Bangor and the surrounding area and pride themselves on a professional, yet friendly, service,

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Savills Chester

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Savills Chester

Whether you’re buying, selling or simply trying to find out more about the property market, Savills can help...

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Savills Wilmslow

Friday, February 20, 2015
Savills wilmslow

Whether you’re buying, selling or simply trying to find out more about the property market, Savills can help.

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Sylva

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Sylva 1

Your ideas and ambitions will be combined with our experience and know-how to design and create your home, with you...

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