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Clare Town: Industrial Pioneer or Tourist Town?

// Ancient House, Baptist Church, Barton Cottage, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Court, Calls Street, Clare, Clare High Street, Clare History, Clare Market Hill, Clare Suffolk, Common Street, Cushings, Fire Station, Hundon, Kenny Jefferies, Lantern, Market Hill, Maurice Bloomfield, Morgan Peck, Nethergate Street, Orb ells Yard, Orbell, Peck, Peck and Bloomfield, Peter & St Paul, R G Rush, Rose Bank, Saddlers Cottage, The Grove, The Old Maltings, Thompsons, Trinders, W G Jarvis, Wheelwright // 5 Comments


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How to Size and Install Window Stays.

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The most well known type of window stay is the peg style, the installation process explained above. However, it is important to note that this is not the only type of stay available to consumers and that whilst it has the advantage of a variable opening distance, it comes with the disadvantage of potentially causing a danger by protruding into the room. This may be more of an issue in a busy work place setting, or if the window is at eye...

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Decadent Doors and Sprawling Shores: The Wonder That Is Portuguese Architecture

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With such a colourful history, it’s hardly surprising that Lagos’ architecture mirrors this tenfold. Once inhabited by Moorish people and now a bustling tourist town, Lagos has had to adapt numerous times throughout its existence. This is made apparent by the marina that sits to the edge of the city, its sleek ships and upmarket restaurants crafted to accommodate the masses. The old town, cordoned off behind 16th century walls, sits in stark contrast to this, with rustic buildings and narrow streets echoing its ancient past. Due to its diverse antiquity, it is difficult to pin point a particular era...

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South Suffolk Barn Conversion

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About a mile away from our warehouse, along the lower stoke road, one of our customers is currently in the process of renovating a couple of old barns. The project started around two years ago, with the initial phase being to stabilise and weather proof the main barn, with the plan to then complete the smaller barn to ultimately fund the main project.

From time to time I have popped in to watch the progress of the project.  It cannot be overstated the level of complexity and sheer hard work involved in such a bespoke undertaking. With a standard modern...

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