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Sun Balcony

Glass balustrades – too hot to handle?

Glass. It’s a designer’s dream. With endless options and capabilities, these days it can be found everywhere – both inside and outside of the home. It has many desirable qualities, not least its ability to bring the outdoors in, expand the feeling of space, open up views and allow natural light to flow. Perhaps not so attractive though? The heat. If you’ve ever been behind a car windscreen or sat in a conservatory on a sunny day, you’ll know only too well… Read More...
Balcony Safety

Balconies and balustrades – putting safety first!

There’s no denying balconies and balustrades look great. They can also act as an important safety barrier. But ill-thought through, fitted incorrectly, or poorly maintained and they can be an accident waiting to happen. Being aware of the dangers, making smart design choices, and ensuring regulations are fully met can go a long way to safeguarding your enjoyment of these attractive features. To help raise awareness, and keep you safe, here the experts at Square 1 Balustrades cover a few of… Read More...
BBQ

How to create the perfect BBQ area

Is there anything we Brits love more than a good old-fashioned BBQ? Burnt sausages and unpredictable weather aside, it seems we just can’t get enough of outdoor entertaining. The summer of 2019 reportedly hosted around 136 million family barbecues. And with the ‘stay at home’ pandemic of 2020, and a staycation trend set for 2021, as temperatures rise it’s likely that so too will this figure.   A BBQ nation So taken are we by the idea of enjoying a spot of alfresco cooking… Read More...
Glass Balustrades V Wire Balustrades

Glass balustrades Vs wire rope balustrades

Know you want something more exciting than traditional wooden balustrades but not sure which way to jump when it comes to using glass or wire? Don’t worry. If you’ve narrowed it down to either of these two balustrade systems, you’re already on to a winner. And with the help of today’s blog from Square 1 Balustrades, you’ll soon be fine-tuning your choice, as we take a closer look at each of these popular balustrade options and what they offer.   Wire balustrades Stainless steel… Read More...
Open Plan Kitchen with Staircase

Step up your home’s style – with your staircase!

Stairs. Functional, yes. But fashionable? They could be. It goes without saying that stairs serve a practical purpose and are essential for any home spanning more than one level. But, despite the fact that they form a central part of most properties, they are frequently overlooked. At Square 1 Balustrades, we are experts in enhancing the look and practicality of stairways. And here we share a few simple ways you can add personality and design to yours.   Easy ways to restyle your stairs:   … Read More...

How to zone your garden

Bored of your outdoor space? Need your garden to do more? Then let’s talk zones. It’s no secret that us Brits love our gardens. But with summer fast approaching, and the prospect of being able to jet off abroad still very much in the balance, we’re demanding more from our outside areas than ever before. Which is why you need to consider creating zones. A great way to maximise your garden’s potential and use space more effectively. So, whether it’s making the… Read More...
Refresh Home Ideas

7 easy ideas to help refresh your home for spring

Is it time for a change? Spring is the season we associate with new life and hope. It’s a time to brush ourselves off and start again – and never has that felt more needed than now. After 12 months of enduring heavy restrictions on our day-to-day lives, we are more ready than ever to throw open windows, clean out clutter and spruce our homes in readiness for the promise of good times ahead.   How to hit refresh   Let light in Whilst things… Read More...
Guest Ready Garden

How to create a guest-ready garden

The days are beginning to stretch out, temperatures are rising, and gardens are coming back to life. But this year, it’s not just spring we’re getting ready to welcome back in – it’s people too! From 29 March, it’s hoped that lockdown restrictions will take a tentative step towards easing, allowing up to 6 people or 2 households to meet up in private gardens. It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for, but the question is – is your garden… Read More...
Juliet Balcony

Show your home some love this February with a Juliet Balcony

O Romeo, Romeo! Is there anything that says romance quite like a balcony? Big or small, not only do balconies look great, they can also completely change the dynamics of your home – inside and out. Not to mention offering a host of other benefits too. So this February, the team here at Square 1, are getting up close and personal with Juliet balconies, to showcase just what it is they can offer and why every home should have… Read More...
2021 Setup

Design ideas for 2021

It’s the start of a new year…but as we enter into a third national lockdown there’s a very real sense of déjà vu. Chances are, even if you love your home, you’re getting  more than a little tired of staring at the same old same. So why not freshen things up and reinvent your living space for 2021? Even the smallest of changes can make a real difference, reviving the look and feel of your home. And, given that we’re… Read More...
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