House tour: butter factory turned toasty home


Originally built as a butter factory and most recently used as a candle maker’s workshop, owners Greg Hatton and Lucy Marx had to melt an inch-thick coating of candle wax from the walls of their future home with boiling water before their renovation could begin. And I thought stripping wallpaper was bad… {all Tara Pearce… 

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Do you like a bit of rough?


Does anyone remember the TV show Ruth Watson did a few years ago where she helped wannabe hoteliers do up their establishments? It was kind of The Hotel Inspector (which I love) meets Grand Designs (which I don’t). Anyway, one of the stories she followed was that of The Reading Rooms in Margate, which the… 

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