Special Features

Choosing the right logs for your woodburning stove

2018-11-13T17:48:31+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Special Features|

The new wood-assured directive is now in place whereby only seasoned timber, ideally hardwood, with a maximum moisture content of up to 20% should be burned in hearths and stoves. A good merchant probably only sells seasoned hardwood anyhow, but it is extremely unusual for them to separate the logs into different types except by [...]

What would you do if you had to replace your beautiful period home?

2018-09-21T12:57:46+01:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Special Features|

Insurance reinstatement valuations on period and listed homes are vital. Most historic and listed buildings are unique national treasures yet home owners and insurers are often unaware of the complexities involved in insuring them properly. There are around half a million listed buildings in England alone and owners have a serious responsibility to preserve and [...]

As Autumn arrives, an Aga cooker may begin to appeal!

2018-09-12T14:13:19+01:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Special Features|

In the mind’s eye, the iconic enamelled Aga cooker seems to be as much a part of country living as the obligatory Land Rover. Understanding the wonderful attributes of this cooker, along with some potential drawbacks, is ever important when it comes to installing one in your home. Invented by Swedish Nobel prize winner and [...]