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What is Pont Street Dutch style?

What is Pont Street Dutch style?

Have you seen it? The Pont Street Dutch style of architecture in London London architecture includes many fascinating and famous buildings, but it's also home to some lesser-known architectural gems. We are very fortunate at Atkey that through the...

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The unusual history of Lennox Gardens

The unusual history of Lennox Gardens

You don’t need to be a cricket fan to be fascinated by the unique history of Lennox Gardens in London’s Knightsbridge. Lennox Gardens is one of the most exclusive garden squares in Knightsbridge, with houses on the square valued at up to £40 million. Built...

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Refurbishment  of Heckfield Place, Hampshire

Refurbishment of Heckfield Place, Hampshire

We are delighted to have been involved in the refurbishment of Heckfield Place, originally a beautiful family home and now operating as an exclusive hotel in the heart of the countryside in Hampshire, England. Atkey and Company worked alongside architects Spratley...

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The Style and Characteristics of Georgian Architecture

The Style and Characteristics of Georgian Architecture

“Doors and windows are condemned by passing fools who know not that they condemn Palladio’s Rules” Jon Gay, Epistle to Paul Methuen, 1720 from Steven Parissien, “Interiors”2009 In this article we describe the main characteristics of Georgian architecture, a period...

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Timber remains the Ideal Material for Interior Doors

Timber remains the Ideal Material for Interior Doors

“The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them” Paul Hawken There is an expression “you can't make a good silk from a goat's fleece” and the same principle applies when selecting the correct material for interior...

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Repair, Restore or Replace Your Period Door

Repair, Restore or Replace Your Period Door

The sensitive restoration of a period property raises a number of questions relating to the choice of interior joinery details and door design. Regardless of whether the property is listed or not, we urge you to consider door designs that date from the same period as...

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