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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, …

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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 …

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6 DIY ways to decorate your steps and stairs for Christmas

After what feels like a long and – let’s face it – pretty dismal year all round, are you keen to brighten up your home and spread a little festive joy? The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in much of the nation spending unprecedented amounts of time indoors, staring at the same four walls.  And, as …

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How to pick balustrades

Indoor or outdoor use, contemporary stainless steel, fashionable glass or traditional wood. Who knew there was so much choice – and so much to think about – when it comes to picking balustrades? The good news is, our team here at Square 1, are balustrade experts (and enthusiasts!) and are always on hand to advice …

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7 Easy ways to add value to your home – using your stairs!

When you walk through your front door, what’s one of the first things you see? We’ll guess it’s the staircase. Are we right? In the vast majority of UK homes, people step over the threshold to be greeted with the hallway and stairs. Which is why – especially if you’re trying to sell your home …

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Handrail Lighting – Why You Need This System

The clocks have gone back, bringing longer nights and shorter gloomy days, leaving many of us reaching for the light switch. But stop. What if there was a more interesting way to brighten up your home? A way that not only looks great but is cost-effective too. Interested? Then read on to find out more …

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Are glass balustrades worth the money?

So you love the look of glass balustrades, with their modern, ‘barely there’ appearance and ability to create a virtually invisible safety barrier. But one thing is holding you back. The price tag. We get it. At Square 1, there’s not much we don’t know about balustrades and we understand people’s hesitation when it comes …

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Why you need a glass balustrade

Making alterations at home? Smartening up the offices at work? Whatever project you’re on with, if it involved stairs or balconies, you’ll probably be thinking about balustrades. And, given its popularity in the design world, we’ll hazard a guess that someone has suggested using glass balustrades too. But why opt for glass over more traditional …

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Are glass balustrades safe?

Glass. It’s everywhere isn’t it. Windows, doors, ceilings – but one place we’re not as used to seeing it, is as a balustrade. Stairs and landings, balconies, pool and decking surrounds, in all of these locations materials like wood, steel or good old-fashioned bricks and mortar, have previously been the favoured option. But now glass …

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What’s the difference between a handrail and a balustrade?

Shopping for home improvement ideas? Thinking you’d like to upgrade your hall, stairs and landing? Great choice. Although frequently overlooked, updating this busy thoroughfare of the home can have a real impact on the overall look and feel of your property. So taking the time to do your research, think about how you want it …

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How to use glass about the home

Glass has long been applauded in the design world for its many attractive and beneficial qualities. From its ability to extend the look and feel of living space and maximise natural light, to creating unusual decorative features. Often the material of choice for contemporary (and expensive!) properties, glass can be regarded as the ‘designer’ option. …

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5 reasons why you need a glass canopy

Chances are you’ve stood under a glass canopy many times – waiting to be let into your favourite shop, enjoying a drink outside your favourite restaurant. But we’ll guess you didn’t you look up and appreciate the feature protecting you from the elements, or spend time contemplating just how useful a glass canopy could be …

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