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Sash windows are an integral feature of British architectural history, first making an appearance in the late 17th century and continuing to be popular ever since. Whether your property is traditional, modern or rustic, Jack Brunsdon & Son’s sash windows are a versatile and timeless option.

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One of the oldest homes in Rickmansworth, a one-time Elizabethan hall, has been sympathetically transformed into a characterful 21st century family home

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August 2017

Ruth Gray of Hitchin design-led kitchen manufacturer Planet Furniture gives her tips for using dramatic dark accents

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July 2017

A house swap meant a couple avoided the often painful process of moving home, and gave them the opportunity to enhance a grand Arts and Crafts property in Standon

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June 2017

With British Flowers Week this month Sandra Deeble unearths three up-and-coming flower farms in Herts specialising in local, seasonal blooms

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June 2017

British heritage brand, Jack Brunsdon & Son, understands the importance of exterior design and takes great pride in their unrivalled collection of doors

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7 ideas for your spare room

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

If you have a spare room, more than likely it has become an unloved dumping ground. Su Snaith of Harrison Murray estate agency has seven ideas 
to transform it into a functioning asset

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May 2017

Ad Feature: Crafting success with Jack Brunsdon & Son

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jack Brunsdon was a master craftsman with a passion for making things from wood. He turned his hand to many varied forms of joinery, including deck chairs, toboggans and even the rear timber body work of the Morris Traveller estate motor car before settling on high quality windows and doors

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After their newly-bought 1970s home cracked wide open, a couple with an eye to elegance and the environment embarked on a mission to create something new. Pat Bramley investigates Spring House in Little Gaddesden

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April 2017

Most people redecorate when they move home, but for one Brookmans Park couple things went a step or two further. Pat Bramley looks at how a traditional property was reimagined for the 21st century

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March 2017

Sally Noakes, head of Strutt and Parker Harpenden, outlines the often-overlooked impact quality restaurants can have on surrounding property prices

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March 2017

Modern barn conversion in St Ippolyts

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A barn in St Ippolyts once used for cattle is the heart of a courtyard complex that marries ancient building techniques and the surrounding environment with contemporary design. Pat Bramley reports

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February 2017

Pat Bramley uncovers the story of a 15-year project to bring a seven-bedroom Georgian home in Ware into the 21st century

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January 2017

Cutting the costs of heating

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Energy bills in winter can leave us feeling hot under the collar. Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England looks at options that will bring down both heating costs and your blood pressure

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January 2017

Update your kitchen for the new year

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Leanne Dunn of Planet Furniture in Hitchin says with clever updates you can revolutionise your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a refit

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January 2017

Herts home life

Monday, December 5, 2016

Interior news and advice from Hertfordshire

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December 2016

Home Life

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Interior news and advice from around the county

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Five years ago, Annie Rowley turned her elegant Georgian home in the heart of Hertford into a boutique B&B. Now expanding to supper clubs and parties, she spoke to Pat Bramley about the venture that has become a passion

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Cameo Kitchens in Nazeing near Hoddesdon has top kitchen gadget prizes for one lucky reader

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Wood floors look beautiful, but there’s an alternative that looks just as good with added advantages, says Mitzi Ross, managing director of Bibliotheque, Potters Bar

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