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All roads lead to… Troy

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The heroic team at HOUSE had been called upon once again to venture on a mission of discovery. Whilst our expedition wasn’t so much about rescuing damsels in distress, it didn’t make it any less momentous. We were invited to sample the Turkish delights at the newly opened ‘Troy’ restaurant in Bournemouth Triangle. The day started like any other, we made our way from the confines of the office, in order to explore the culinary genius of owner come chef, ‘Basher Bengared’. As you walk through the door you are instantly met with a pleasant smoky aroma. I cast my eyes across the restaurant to the kitchen, where a custom-made charcoal grill takes pride of…

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Discover Better Skin at Bournemouth’s Brand New Medical Aesthetic Clinic

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sk:n, the UK’s leading skin clinic has arrived in Bournemouth and are delighted to welcome on board one of the country’s most celebrated Aesthetic Doctors, Dr Linda Eve. Dr Eve qualified from St Mary’s Hospital, London in 1982 and was a Senior GP in Bournemouth until 2005, when she left to pursue her passion in Aesthetics Medicine. Since then, she’s opened her own aesthetics clinic and racked up a number of prestigious industry awards, including; the coveted Aesthetic Medical Practitioner of the Year Award at the Aesthetics Awards. Dr Eve’s clinic, formerly known as ‘Even Lines’ on Christchurch Road, Bournemouth has rebranded to a sk:n Clinic. Dr Eve explained “Since I opened Even Lines in…

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Poole Maritime Festival 2017

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On 18 and 19 May, Poole proudly welcomes around 1,000 delegates from across the UK and Europe to the prestigious European Maritime Day, one of the largest maritime events in Europe. This year is particularly special as European Maritime Day is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in Poole, the first time this event has ever been held in the UK. Residents and visitors to Poole are also looking forward to joining in the celebrations as Poole Maritime Festival showcases an amazing line-up of family entertainment which all the family can enjoy. The festivities start with Idea Cabinet presenting a light-hearted family production; ‘The History of Poole Maritime In Thirty Minutes Flat Show’. A romp through Poole’s…

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The Secret Shop, for all your dinner party needs

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Whilst attending a dinner party is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, hosting one can be a little stressful. The days of preparation, slaving over a hot stove, only for everything to dissipate in a matter of hours…you have to wonder, is it really worth it?! Well the culinary saviors at COOK might just have the solution. COOK is often referred to as the ‘secret shop’ and you may well have been to a dinner party where COOK food has been enjoyed and ‘passed off’ as having been made by the hosts! Oh and the other name for the shop is ‘the cheating’ shop… COOK offer, homemade party food without the hassle. Made in their very own…

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Churchfield; Let’s Holiday!

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Summer is just a hop-skip and a warm breeze away from gracing Bournemouth town. We’ve already had one of the hottest days on record and Summer 2017 is set to be glorious! Bournemouth is THE place for holidaymakers looking for an authentic seaside experience, and a great place to stay. In fact, out of the 6.8 million people that visit us annually, 1.06 million stay overnight. The opportunity for buy-to-let property owners is ever growing in this town and the helpful team at Churchfield is here to help you maximise your potential rental income, by utilising your property as a holiday let. Realising Your Potential Could your property be suitable for holiday rentals? We are…

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Odyssey Homes, Dedicated to quality

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In their third exclusive with House Magazine, we wanted to delve further into the world of Odyssey Homes and find out more about their dedication to quality and just how they ensure it in every home that they build. Who is Odyssey Homes? For those who might have missed their previous articles, here’s what you need to know: With an incredible array of unique properties in their portfolio, the team at Odyssey Homes is taking a new approach to property development. Chris Richardson, founder and director of Odyssey Homes Ltd, has sought an innovative way forward. Chris set up his business in Poole, having recognised the area’s potential; “Where Poole stands head and shoulders above…

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ODC Door & Glass: Clarity in Design

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Look at any modern home, whether constructed in the 50’s or last week, and glass will make-up a considerable proportion of its structure. Glass is arguably one of the most timeless materials in an architect’s toolkit and the team at ODC Door & Glass has dedicated their time to perfecting its use. We met with Managing Director Tim Hedges, who gave us an in-depth insight into the business… From London to Poole The ODC legacy began with its base in the West of London. Having worked in the construction industry for his entire career, Tim saw an opportunity to bring a better-quality aluminium glazing product to the industry. ODC has designed stunning glass systems and…

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Children’s Maritime Flags Bring Poole to Life

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Amazing, colourful, creative and a real inspiration were some of the words used by the panel judging the Poole Maritime Festival children’s flag competition. 15 stunning maritime designs have been chosen from over 280 entries to decorate Poole during the upcoming Poole Maritime Festival which runs from 15 to 21 May. The flags created by local children aged between 5 and 11 years old will now be turned into flags by Flagmakers and flown throughout Poole Town Centre before and during the prestigious European Maritime Day two day conference in two weeks time. They will be seen by residents, visitors to the area and approximately 1,000 delegates from across Europe. Judged by an impressive line…

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Salt As Therapy

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Salt has always been woven into the fabric of history since as far back as 6050BC. It has played a major role in all aspects of life, religion, early commerce and warfare. Even the word ‘Salary’ derives from the primordial means of using salt as kind of currency. Nowadays it serves as man’s go-to flavour enhancer, gracing the dining tables of homes (and restaurants) around the world. The value of salt has most certainly lessened, not only in a monetary sense, but also in terms of appreciation, but the newly opened Dorset Salt Therapy clinic want to change all that. I visited owners Carmen and Mariana at their clinic in Bournemouth’s Soho-Quarter, ‘The Triangle’, to…

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Broadview: Bespoke Shading Solutions

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A Family Business It all started in the back room of a hardware store in the late seventies, when David Pratt decided to start selling blinds within his already successful timber business in Broadstone. Whilst incredibly ambitious, David could never have imagined that this extra merchandise would one day transform into a multi-million pound business. What’s so charming about Broadview is that it still remains a family business, even now almost 50 years down the line; with David’s sons Mark and Ian at the helm, the business continues to grow and take-on new and exciting projects. Innovation At Its Finest When I asked ‘Mike Lingham’ (head of sales) what his favourite project to date had…

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All roads lead to… Troy

Troy-1_165

The heroic team at HOUSE had been called upon once again to venture on a mission of discovery. Whilst our expedition wasn’t so much about rescuing damsels in distress, it didn’t make it any less momentous. We were invited to sample the Turkish delights at the newly opened ‘Troy’ restaurant in Bournemouth Triangle. The day started like any other, we made our way from the confines of the office, in order to explore the culinary genius of owner come chef, ‘Basher Bengared’. As you walk through the door you are instantly met with a pleasant smoky aroma. I cast my eyes across the restaurant to the kitchen, where a custom-made charcoal grill takes pride of…

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All roads lead to… Troy

Troy-1_165

The heroic team at HOUSE had been called upon once again to venture on a mission of discovery. Whilst our expedition wasn’t so much about rescuing damsels in distress, it didn’t make it any less momentous. We were invited to sample the Turkish delights at the newly opened ‘Troy’ restaurant in Bournemouth Triangle. The day started like any other, we made our way from the confines of the office, in order to explore the culinary genius of owner come chef, ‘Basher Bengared’. As you walk through the door you are instantly met with a pleasant smoky aroma. I cast my eyes across the restaurant to the kitchen, where a custom-made charcoal grill takes pride of…

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Discover Better Skin at Bournemouth’s Brand New Medical Aesthetic Clinic

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sk:n, the UK’s leading skin clinic has arrived in Bournemouth and are delighted to welcome on board one of the country’s most celebrated Aesthetic Doctors, Dr Linda Eve. Dr Eve qualified from St Mary’s Hospital, London in 1982 and was a Senior GP in Bournemouth until 2005, when she left to pursue her passion in Aesthetics Medicine. Since then, she’s opened her own aesthetics clinic and racked up a number of prestigious industry awards, including; the coveted Aesthetic Medical Practitioner of the Year Award at the Aesthetics Awards. Dr Eve’s clinic, formerly known as ‘Even Lines’ on Christchurch Road, Bournemouth has rebranded to a sk:n Clinic. Dr Eve explained “Since I opened Even Lines in…

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Poole Maritime Festival 2017

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On 18 and 19 May, Poole proudly welcomes around 1,000 delegates from across the UK and Europe to the prestigious European Maritime Day, one of the largest maritime events in Europe. This year is particularly special as European Maritime Day is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in Poole, the first time this event has ever been held in the UK. Residents and visitors to Poole are also looking forward to joining in the celebrations as Poole Maritime Festival showcases an amazing line-up of family entertainment which all the family can enjoy. The festivities start with Idea Cabinet presenting a light-hearted family production; ‘The History of Poole Maritime In Thirty Minutes Flat Show’. A romp through Poole’s…

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The Secret Shop, for all your dinner party needs

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Whilst attending a dinner party is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, hosting one can be a little stressful. The days of preparation, slaving over a hot stove, only for everything to dissipate in a matter of hours…you have to wonder, is it really worth it?! Well the culinary saviors at COOK might just have the solution. COOK is often referred to as the ‘secret shop’ and you may well have been to a dinner party where COOK food has been enjoyed and ‘passed off’ as having been made by the hosts! Oh and the other name for the shop is ‘the cheating’ shop… COOK offer, homemade party food without the hassle. Made in their very own…

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Churchfield; Let’s Holiday!

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Summer is just a hop-skip and a warm breeze away from gracing Bournemouth town. We’ve already had one of the hottest days on record and Summer 2017 is set to be glorious! Bournemouth is THE place for holidaymakers looking for an authentic seaside experience, and a great place to stay. In fact, out of the 6.8 million people that visit us annually, 1.06 million stay overnight. The opportunity for buy-to-let property owners is ever growing in this town and the helpful team at Churchfield is here to help you maximise your potential rental income, by utilising your property as a holiday let. Realising Your Potential Could your property be suitable for holiday rentals? We are…

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Odyssey Homes, Dedicated to quality

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In their third exclusive with House Magazine, we wanted to delve further into the world of Odyssey Homes and find out more about their dedication to quality and just how they ensure it in every home that they build. Who is Odyssey Homes? For those who might have missed their previous articles, here’s what you need to know: With an incredible array of unique properties in their portfolio, the team at Odyssey Homes is taking a new approach to property development. Chris Richardson, founder and director of Odyssey Homes Ltd, has sought an innovative way forward. Chris set up his business in Poole, having recognised the area’s potential; “Where Poole stands head and shoulders above…

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ODC Door & Glass: Clarity in Design

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Look at any modern home, whether constructed in the 50’s or last week, and glass will make-up a considerable proportion of its structure. Glass is arguably one of the most timeless materials in an architect’s toolkit and the team at ODC Door & Glass has dedicated their time to perfecting its use. We met with Managing Director Tim Hedges, who gave us an in-depth insight into the business… From London to Poole The ODC legacy began with its base in the West of London. Having worked in the construction industry for his entire career, Tim saw an opportunity to bring a better-quality aluminium glazing product to the industry. ODC has designed stunning glass systems and…

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Children’s Maritime Flags Bring Poole to Life

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Amazing, colourful, creative and a real inspiration were some of the words used by the panel judging the Poole Maritime Festival children’s flag competition. 15 stunning maritime designs have been chosen from over 280 entries to decorate Poole during the upcoming Poole Maritime Festival which runs from 15 to 21 May. The flags created by local children aged between 5 and 11 years old will now be turned into flags by Flagmakers and flown throughout Poole Town Centre before and during the prestigious European Maritime Day two day conference in two weeks time. They will be seen by residents, visitors to the area and approximately 1,000 delegates from across Europe. Judged by an impressive line…

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Salt As Therapy

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Salt has always been woven into the fabric of history since as far back as 6050BC. It has played a major role in all aspects of life, religion, early commerce and warfare. Even the word ‘Salary’ derives from the primordial means of using salt as kind of currency. Nowadays it serves as man’s go-to flavour enhancer, gracing the dining tables of homes (and restaurants) around the world. The value of salt has most certainly lessened, not only in a monetary sense, but also in terms of appreciation, but the newly opened Dorset Salt Therapy clinic want to change all that. I visited owners Carmen and Mariana at their clinic in Bournemouth’s Soho-Quarter, ‘The Triangle’, to…

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Broadview: Bespoke Shading Solutions

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A Family Business It all started in the back room of a hardware store in the late seventies, when David Pratt decided to start selling blinds within his already successful timber business in Broadstone. Whilst incredibly ambitious, David could never have imagined that this extra merchandise would one day transform into a multi-million pound business. What’s so charming about Broadview is that it still remains a family business, even now almost 50 years down the line; with David’s sons Mark and Ian at the helm, the business continues to grow and take-on new and exciting projects. Innovation At Its Finest When I asked ‘Mike Lingham’ (head of sales) what his favourite project to date had…

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Poole Maritime Festival 2017

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With less than a month to go before Poole Maritime Festival comes to Poole, the plans for the exciting line-up of family entertainment as part of the week long festivities are beginning to take shape. Focusing around the prestigious European Maritime Day, one of the largest maritime events in Europe which will be held at Lighthouse, Poole, on 18 and 19 May 2017, the family entertainment embraces all things maritime. Kick starting the family entertainment on Thursday 18 May and Saturday 20 May, is Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre as they present CARGO, a dynamic new outdoor performance bringing Poole’s maritime heritage of The Great Quay to life. Watch as the ‘Queen Galadriel’ ship sails into…

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An afternoon with Churchfield Estate Agents

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We met up with the team at Churchfield, to discuss all things property, and exciting developments in the Bournemouth area. Associate Partner ‘Gemma Hayward’ took the time to give us in the inside scoop… 20 Years of Local Knowledge Churchfield’s roots have been firmly planted in the local area for over twenty years. Based in Charminster, their team of friendly sales and lettings experts make it their business to really understand the area that they are dealing with. “Most of us have grown-up, or lived here for a considerable time, so we like to think that we know everything there is to know about Bournemouth,” says Gemma. “There is so much going on in the…

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Meet the team at Buzzy Cleaners

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We spoke with Joanne Baker-Barratt, the proud owner of Buzzy Cleaners cleaning service that’s taking over the south coast by storm using Eco friendly products. What led you to set up Buzzy Cleaners? I felt there was a gap in the market for eco-friendly cleaners. I have had my business for two years since March 2015. I started alone then built up my now team of eight buzzy cleaners. I am very ambitious and always aim to make people happy. As a single mum with a seven-year-old daughter, I completely sympathize with those who have a lack of free time, so I thought to myself, “how can I help?” Where does the ‘Buzzy Bee’ mascot…

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WIN Lego Batman Prizes

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©The LEGO Group™ & ©DC Comics. ©2017 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved This competition is now closed. To celebrate the ‘The Lego batman Movie’, Warner Bros. Pictures and the new ODEON Cinema in Bournemouth’s BH2 Leisure Complex, offer you the chance to win a random draw from a range of Lego Batman prizes including sticker sheets, stationary sets, beanie hats, activity sets, t-shirts and lunch bags. In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure.  But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from…

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Custom World, the Space Experts

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We sat down with the team at ‘Custom World’ in Ferndown to find out more about their approach to designing, making and fitting quality, bespoke furniture. Crafted With Care Custom World is a local company, manufacturing and fitting furniture since 1982. Every piece of furniture is handcrafted in their workshop situated behind their Ferndown showroom. Their skilled team of craftsmen takes great pride when creating your perfect storage solutions, fixing every last nut, bolt and lever together, by hand. In a world where machines have replaced an enormous proportion of the manufacturing industry, it’s pretty special and furthermore unique, to have your furniture produced piece by piece by an actual human being. Exceeding Expectations Almost…

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What Can Odyssey Homes Do For You?

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Our neighbourhoods are evolving.  In the midst of a housing crisis the government is encouraging developers to replace once characteristic properties, with two or three indistinguishable new-builds. The result? Unrecognisable neighbourhoods and heartless homes. Property Development does present land and homeowners with an opportunity to make healthy profits, but what if there was a way for you to make money on your own home, without selling it? What if the somewhat tired property you have acquired could be turned into something special? Enter, Odyssey Homes. We caught up with owner and designer ‘Chris Richardson’ to find out more about this pioneering company and their new initiative. We met Chris outside APOLLO; a luxury home that…

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Living with Motor Neurone Disease

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Danny Fudge-Harman of Key Drummond speaks out about his experience. Note to reader: This was an incredibly heartbreaking piece to write. What I’ve since learnt of those suffering with this cruel disease has opened my eyes to something most of us will never have to think about. Despite this, I think that the most astonishing part of this interview was Danny’s outlook. His ability to remain cool, calm and positive throughout our talk (unlike myself) was a testament to his bravery. By the time our interview concluded, it was evident that I was in the presence of an incredibly selfless man, one hoping to make a difference and leave a lasting legacy. Danny is a…

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KikBuild in association with Four Corners

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It’s no secret that the average working week is becoming increasingly more difficult. Hours are longer and you’re probably taking work home with you too. Our weekends are now more precious than ever, for that little piece of rest and relaxation. Imagine having a place where you can go and fade your stresses into the background – in your very own home, garden, to be more precise. Four corners are offering state of the art hot tubs, saunas and spas – shipped all the way from Norway, from the best manufacturer in Europe. They will fully set-up and install your chosen model, ready for all year round leisure. As effusively knowledgeable builders by trade, their…

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Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms: A Guide to Redesigning Your Kitchen

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Are you planning a thorough kitchen makeover?  Let us walk you through the process. Good kitchen design starts early, here are some basic design principles that will help you with the layout. 1. Traffic A house is not an island; it requires frequent contact with the outside world, much of which is accomplished by car. An attached garage closely adjoining the kitchen or a back door opening on the driveway can reduce the burden of carrying groceries in and the trash out. A mud room can reduce kitchen traffic by acting as a staging area for trips into and out of the house. It offers a buffer from cold air, storage space for coats, hats, and…

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Ask the Expert: Should I extend my lease?

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Judging whether or not a lease extension makes good financial sense is a thorny issue for many flat-owners. Emma Crowley (above left) from Bruce Lance in Poole will help you decide. As most flat owners are aware, a lease is a depreciating asset: the value of the lease decreases in line with the remaining term. The cost of extending the lease can also increase as the time left on the lease diminishes. This leaves many flat-owners facing the question of whether they should bite the bullet and incur the cost of extending their lease, or whether they should leave it for the next owner and hope the short lease doesn’t impact too adversely on the…

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