If you missed part one of Kat and Dom’s interview, click here to catch up. How did you find the work on site? Kat: We were quite involved, so we spent a lot of time down at the site with the architects and the contractors, who were excellent and recommended by John. We were encouraged…

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Software engineer Kat and graphic designer Dom bought a period house that was beautiful on the outside but internally a mix of odd and unusable spaces. They wanted it to be ready for their first child, but found themselves overwhelmed by the scale of the work. Disheartened, they got in touch with us to give…

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Last week, I talked about the challenges of making a period home stay warm. Now, I want to talk about a very different heat-related problem: making people believe that contemporary styled builds aren’t cold. Even though increasingly strict regulations demand that any new build achieves a high standard of thermal efficiency, people still accuse contemporary…

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We love period properties. Their elegance and sturdiness have secured their place on our streets and they are essential to the character of our towns and cities. But it can be much harder to enjoy them in winter, when cold winds waste no time exposing every gap in the floorboards and every uninsulated wall. For…

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