All About Render

Many period properties have rendered walls made from lime-based materials which form a durable coating that must be kept in good condition


Restoring the brickwork of The Compass House

Georgian Brickwork, a Kent-based team of bricklayers who specialise in the restoration and conservation of brick built period and listed properties, recently restored the brickwork of the Compass House in Ramsgate.


To The Manor Barn…

Louise Tomlin visits Manor Barn near Rochester to see how the ongoing works to reconstruct what is considered the longest medieval building in Britain are progressing.


A Very Notable House

Godmersham Park is surely the most noted mansion in Kent for, since 2017, it’s appeared on the back of every tenner issued by the Bank of England!

Charlton House, Greenwich

The Jacobean House

Edward Lucas, Director of the Country House Department at Strutt & Parker, talks about Jacobean architecture.


Problem Plans: Maximising floor space, minimising cost

Need more space but can’t afford to extend? Architect Louise Priestman shows how reconfiguring an existing footprint can be cheaper and quicker.


A Feast for all the Senses

We had an exclusive look at the Pig at Bridge Place, now that this beautiful 17th Century Manor House has been transformed into its new incarnation as lifestyle restaurant with rooms.


Building on the Past

A T Palmer Ltd, respected historic building, conservation and restoration specialist contractors, undertook the renovation of Little Smarden House.


Oxney Court

The story of one of Kent’s most atmospheric estates

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Risen from the Ashes

After fire ravaged a beautiful period house in Gravesend last year, joinery specialist Darren Bate was called in to help restore the much-loved family home.