Jonathan Hey

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Extending Your Home Without Planning Permission

25th June 2012
Whenever anyone plans a home extension, the infamously complex planning permission system can be a potential minefield. As planning permission laws vary from county to county, and seemingly from surveyor to surveyor, it can be tricky to know whether what ... Read >

About Roof lanterns

23rd November 2011
The origins of the roof lantern can be found in the Roman Oculus - a circular opening in a building - designed as a feature in itself but also to allow natural light in. Glazed Oculus became more popular in northern Europe however, due to the weather c... Read >

A History of the Orangery

28th September 2011
Historically an Orangery was a building, similar to a greenhouse or conservatory, in which oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits and exotic plants were grown. Although Orangeries did not become popular amongst the well-off in this country until the 1... Read >