A seaside theme

I have just finished renovating my cottage with a seaside theme. I'm looking for a company that will design light switch plate covers to blend in with room themes.

Q: I have just finished renovating my cottage with a seaside theme. I'm looking for a company that will design light switch plate covers to blend in with room themes.

A: A company that should be able to help you is called HomePlates. Its website is www.homeplates.co.uk and the company offers a huge range of light switch covers priced at £7.99 each, or you can design your own - they even have a selection of nautical covers!

Q: We have had a new carpet fitted to our drawing room and I am concerned that the castors on the suite will mark it. Can I buy castor cups locally?

A: Why not pop up to John Lewis in Norwich? It sells clear plastic castor cups which will not stand out when placed under the castors.


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Q: We have had central heating installed and the only room that has exposed pipes around the walls is the hall. Is there any way I can conceal the pipes?

A: There is a company that can supply pre-formed plywood skirting which is designed to conceal pipes and wiring. The company is called Pendock TK Profile Co. Its telephone number is 01952 290495 and thw web address is www.pendock.co.uk. Sizes start at 8.5cm high with a 2cm projection.

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Q: Do you know of a company that has a really good selection of radiators and towel rails?

A: We have recently discovered a company called Feature Radiators. It is not based locally but will deliver anywhere in the UK. It has a huge array of radiators and towel rails in all shapes, sizes and colours from period to contemporary design. Feature Radiators can be contacted on 01274 567789 and the website is www.featureradiators.co.uk

Q: I'd like to buy a new kitchen bin that has separate compartments for recycling. Can you help?

A: There are a couple websites that are useful: www.homerecycling.co.uk has a good selection including top brand names such as Brabantia; and www.greenerstyle.co.uk offers an in-cupboard style bin for people who like to keep them out of sight.

Q: We are looking for one of those seats that enable you sit in front of the fire. Do you have any tips?

A: We think you mean a fender seat. The company that we would contact would be Norfolk Fender Seats at Grimston, King's Lynn, on 01485 520809.

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