Expert Comment: Powered Gates

Powered gates, also known as electric gates or automated gates, have become more prevalent throughout the UK for reasons of convenience, security and status. However, the appearance of these gates has, in the past, sometimes taken precedent over safety. Here, Peter Granville, Partner at Broadsword Security Services, explains the safety issues that need to be considered if you already have powered gates or are thinking of having them installed…

Turn on the Lights

As the nights draw in, it seems a fitting time to review the latest trends in lighting. From chandeliers and pendant lights to floor and table lamps, our selection spans traditional to contemporary looks…

Finishing Touches

With the launch of the new Autumn/Winter collections upon us and summer disappearing fast, thoughts turn to the prospect of cosying up indoors. For many of us, this brings a renewed interest in our interiors. Here, Lucy Jackson-Price, Interior Designer at Cotswold Grey, overviews this year’s key interior trends…

Top of the line design

For a kitchen designer, every project presents specific challenges and rewards. A successful design will perfectly fulfil the client’s requirements, whilst balancing practicality and aesthetics. We asked several of the area’s leading kitchen designers to talk us through the process of creating one of their favourite kitchen designs…

Ecco living

Eco-friendly homes have two key benefits: a reduced carbon footprint and lower energy bills. What’s not to like? Here, Sally Bult considers some of the best ways to go about making your home more energy efficient…