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Bradford’s Beautiful Landmarks, Part Two.

At Patchett Joinery we’re proud to be based out of Bradford. Perhaps one of the most underrated cities in Yorkshire,…

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Bradford’s Beautiful Landmarks, Part One

Over the last decade Bradford has developed something of a dual reputation, known for a handful of architectural missteps as…

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The Importance of Protecting our Architectural Heritage

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Here in the UK, we’re blessed to have some of the best architecture in the world. Not just recent buildings,…

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Listed Building Categories Explained

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There’s a reason that listed buildings tend to command higher prices than their non-listed counterparts; they’re a part of our…

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What do English Heritage do?

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If you’re renovating a listed building, there’s a strong chance that you’ve come up against listed building permissions issues. If…

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Wood sash windows: What the Edwardians got right

Usually, wood sash windows would only be associated with Georgian architecture, which came about before the Edwardian era, but wood sash…

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The do’s and don’ts of improving period homes

If you’ve got a home from the Victorian, Edwardian or Georgian era, you’ll know how important aesthetics are. The classic…

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Make 2016 the year to make improvements to your period property

Brand new windows and doors are the most common home improvement for properties across the UK, and that trend isn’t…

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Buying sash windows in 2015: Some things to consider

There’s little doubt that over the last decade or so sash windows have come back in a really big way,…

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Buying the right timber windows for your period home

If you’re lucky enough to own a period home in the UK then you’ll no doubt want to look after…

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Is it possible to modernise a period property?

One of the problems people often have with traditional, period homes is that they’re just not ‘modern’ enough. There’s a…

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Tips for keeping your windows in period style

Anyone that’s bought a traditional property will be familiar with the often painful compromise that must be made between modern…

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