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Window Furniture for Sash Windows

Sash windows are a common feature in period properties and originals are often in need of renovation. They can also be used in new builds wanting to create a characterful or traditional feel. The word sash simply refers to a single frame for glazing. A traditional sliding sash window is usually made up of two sashes that slide up and down, one in front and one behind, i...
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By Broughtons
  08/06/2017 at 13:23 pm

Light switches & sockets for your period home

Electricity may not have originally been supplied to your period home, but it is still important to choose quality switches and sockets that are sympathetic to the era of your property to finish your restoration project beautifully.     CHOOSING THE STYLE ...
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By Broughtons
  26/04/2016 at 10:47 am

Choosing a Ceiling Light

Ceiling lights, often centrepieces of a room, require careful thought and attention because there are practical as well as aesthetic requirements when choosing what to go for. Here we consider some of the factors involved in choosing lights for your ceilings. ...
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By Broughtons
  06/12/2015 at 15:00 pm

Door Furniture for Internal Doors

Selecting the correct ironmongery for your project can be quite a lengthy task, particularly with the seemingly overwhelming choice on offer these days. Uncovering any originals or referring to photographs can help identify designs and finishes, the key to any successful selection is to be sympathetic and not deviate from your ideas. ...
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By Broughtons
  29/07/2015 at 12:07 pm

Choosing a doorbell

When choosing your doorbell, there are many things to consider, various sounds, different sizes and styles. What follows is a discussion of the important decisions you need to make. Choosing a doorbell for a period property can be a challenge. Most period homeowners want to retain many of the original features or recreate the authentic look of their cotta...
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By Broughtons
  10/06/2015 at 17:32 pm

Ceiling Fans Buyers Guide

When choosing a ceiling fan it is important to remember that it is more relaxing to run a larger fan on a slower speed than a smaller fan on high speed.Sizes range from 36”/91cm to 54”/137cm in diameter to suit any installation.The fan size guide below suggests the fan size...
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By Broughtons
  12/09/2013 at 15:03 pm

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