Yearly archives: 2013

Householder checklist for winter

With snow forecast, it’s probably a last chance to get any work done on the outside of your home before winter really sets in. London is apparently due for a cold, damp winter. It’s still possible for companies like ours to do some jobs outside, but not for too much longer. We made a list of some of the jobs that we’d really recommend. 1. If …[Read More]

Window care for winter

As we move into winter, many properties can start to suffer from problems with windows. Cold, damp weather can create problems with window frames if the paint is cracked or becoming porous – and rot thrives in the wood as soon as it starts to get a foothold. Repairing window frames will cost about a tenth as much as replacing them, so it pays to …[Read More]

Restoring cornice detail on a 19th Century property in Chiswick

Every day in London we pass by houses from different eras.  Like most Londoners we like to help preserve the variety on view, so we welcomed the challenge of a current project in Chiswick. The area has a fine mix of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties, much of it built in the 19thCentury as the population grew by 10 times. Chiswick in this period developed …[Read More]