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Lighting Changes Need Approval At Grade I Level

Lighting Changes Need Approval At Grade I Level

I help out as a steward and guide at a heritage property.  It’s Grade I listed and of course, the owning trust has to comply absolutely with all the rigorous rules and regulations surrounding this hefty status.  There are many lights in the house – […]

Best Lighting Schemes Follow Mid Summer Fun

Best Lighting Schemes Follow Mid Summer Fun

The one thing about having a mid summer barbeque is not having to worry too much about lighting in the garden.  The sun doesn’t disappear until at least 9pm even now that the summer solstice has passed.   I have to say though that the chance […]

Downlights & Spotlights Need Careful Planning

Downlights & Spotlights Need Careful Planning

When you decide to install or change any lighting scheme there are so many factors to be taken in to account.  Firstly in a new build scheme is where the power lines into and around the house are placed.  Will there be electrical cables running […]

Getting Advice On Exterior Lighting Factors

Getting Advice On Exterior Lighting Factors

Some of the neighbouring houses here have changed hands and a new crop of busy familes have taken over.  The gardens have matured over the years and trees, shrubs etc. have altered the landscape.   This is now when it is a good idea to […]

Footman’s Lighting A Long Forgotten Woe

Footman’s Lighting A Long Forgotten Woe

I have been fascinated by historic houses for many years.   There is one thing though that never escapes me, whether I’m accompanied or not – the lighting in these heritage properties.  I have been helping out at a local place that has reently opened up […]

Home Lighting Needs To Lift The Mood & Make Good

Home Lighting Needs To Lift The Mood & Make Good

We live in a small township, in fact our houses are the last of the big executive detached style from the early 2000s before the need to downsize became the bye word in house building.  The town houses of today are generally much narrower and […]

Old Conversion Needs New Lighting Scheme

Old Conversion Needs New Lighting Scheme

I had the interesting opportunity of visiting a recently moved into school house conversion – right out in the sticks and the sort of place that would be jumped at on the escaping the rat race kind of tv lifestyle shows.  It has huge space, […]

Smart Tree Lighting Knocks Bah Humbug For Six

Smart Tree Lighting Knocks Bah Humbug For Six

Gosh where did that last year go?  It just doesn’t seem possible that only a few short weeks ago I was sat here regaling you all with my tales of the past month and the wonderful displays we had with the neighbourhood lighting themes.  There […]

Major’s Enterprise Lit Up Our Christmas

Major’s Enterprise Lit Up Our Christmas

Christmas lights – there being so many different types of them these days, it is utterly bewildering.   When we were small, the most exciting thing in our village was the Major at the top of the hill who used to put brightly coloured lights around […]

Memories Relighted For Bonfire Night

Memories Relighted For Bonfire Night

Getting out there for the annual firework display – that used to be the highlight of my birthday celebratory period.  Although born in October, I always had the honour of having a family sized box of fireworks and a belated party as part of our […]