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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

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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By Broughtons
  25-02-2016 at 11:16 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

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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By Broughtons
  01-10-2015 at 14:00 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

Tony Whitmore celebrates 35 years at Broughtons

Earlier this month Broughton’s Director, Tony Whitmore celebrated 35 Years as an Ironmonger. Tony started working at Broughtons when he was just 17 years old. "The 35 years have flown by, I wish my golf had improved and adapted ...
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By Broughtons
  27-07-2015 at 13:09 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

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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By Broughtons
  30-05-2015 at 14:29 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