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Exterior Design

myalnds 04/12/2016
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Introducing Mylands Paints to Period Property Store

Period Property Store is pleased to add Mylands to its range of high quality paints. Mylands is one of the oldest British paint manufacturers still owned and managed by the founding family and have been manufacturing quality interior and exterior paints and polishes since 1884. They have been making paint in the same district of South London for over 130 years using traditional methods and time honoured techniques. In 1985, Mylands was awarded a coveted Royal Warrant – the ultimate seal of approval. Originally supplying to trade only, Mylands has been a... Read More

12/05/2016
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5 Ways to Enhance a Victorian Home

During the reign of Queen Victoria between 1837 and 1901, several new styles of architecture emerged, including Jacobethan, medieval Gothic revival, and Queen Anne revival. The Industrial Revolution fuelled the use of new materials and technologies to create a wide range of houses, from modest cottages and workers’ terraces to grand villas. If you’re lucky enough to live in a Victorian house, you’ll be familiar with the typical features: bay windows with sliding sashes, stained-glass doors and windows, geometric floor tiles, iron railings, slate roofs, and decorative brickwork. Whether you’re... Read More

Reproduction Victorian Tiles 30/11/2015
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Why Olde English Should Be Your Choice For Victorian Floor Tiles

Our new range of Victorian geometric floor tiles from Olde English are not only beautiful to look at but will stand the test of time. The reason for this durability is because all Olde English tiles are fully vitrified. Hold on you say…fully vitrified…what does it mean? Well it’s very simple. Your Olde English Tiles will be fired to a high temperature. This makes them fully vitrified and not just vitrified. Having fully vitrified tiles can have lots of benefits, especially in the long run. The benefits of being fully vitrified:... Read More

Victorian Floor Tiles 16/11/2015
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Getting Some Outside Inspiration – Victorian Floor Tiles

We love gaining inspiration from seeing period property features on our travels. Finding them not only gives us great ideas for our own homes but inspires us to source the best products to help you, our customers, renovate your own period homes. It’s great to find ideas on the web, but there’s nothing like seeing things in the flesh, up close. Wherever we are, we love to capture photographs of our favourite period properties and identify which features help make some stand out from the rest. Here is a collection of... Read More

Homebuilding show in London 21/09/2015
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Home Building and Renovating Show at ExCel London, 25th-27th Sept

Whether you’re remodelling the internal layout of your Victorian terrace, planning an extension to your country cottage or just wanting some inspiration for your period property renovation, then it might be a good idea to attend the Home Building and Renovating Show at ExCel London on the 25th-27th September. The Home Building and Renovation Show at Excel is the UK’s biggest self-build and renovating event and is a great place to get expert advice, new products, innovative ideas and a range of seminars all relating to home building and renovating.... Read More

Beautiful Front Door 27/08/2015
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First impressions count. Do you have kerb appeal?

Although the saying goes “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” first impressions on your home’s facade can really count, especially if you are trying to sell. It can often make or break a deal. However, even if you are not wishing to sell, improving the external appearance of your home can really lift your spirits. It’s often the first thing you see when you arrive home so imagine the difference in seeing a house where the front garden is well-presented, the railings are in perfect condition and the door... Read More

New Products 30/07/2015
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We’ve Got Your Number – New Products Added by From The Anvil

Adding a house number or name to your home’s facade not only gives visitors helpful information but adds that extra kerb appeal to make those first impressions count. We’ve now got a great range of numbers and letters by From The Anvil on our site, all in various finishes to suit your individual style. Click the link to view our products: New From The Anvil House Numbers & Letters