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Architectural periods and how they influence your period home

When restoring your period home, it can be a daunting task to try and choose hardware and lighting that are from the appropriate architectural period - especially if you are determined to achieve an authentic restoration. What follows is a brief discussion of different eras from Georgian to Art Deco and how architecture was styled in that time.  

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Add Bakelite Door Furniture to your Art Deco Property

Art Deco is a tremendously popular and iconic design style of the early twentieth century. It emerged from the interwar period when rapid industrialisation was transforming culture. It first appeared in France after World War I and became popular globally in the 1920s to 1940s. It is characterized by vibrant colours and geometrical or angular shapes such as zigzags and

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Broughtons at Burghley Horse Trials

In September Broughtons exhibited at the annual Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, set within the stunning parklands of Burghley House, Stamford in Lincolnshire. The event attracts the best of international riders and horses and is one of only six such competitions in the world.Broughtons stand was located in the shopping village alongside another 600 carefully se

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10 things you didn't know about Broughtons

Whether you live in Leicestershire, have visited our showroom or purchased products from our online shop, you probably know a little bit about us. We are a family run business specialising in lighting, ironmongery and accessories for period style homes. The name Broughton has been synonymous with Ironmongery in Leicester since 1888, when Broughton & Jones business was

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