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Dancing Moose: Just seriously good food

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Ok, off the bat spoiler alert: WOW. Dancing Moose take a well-deserved bow [claps ferociously in head]. I suppose you’re wondering what prompted the premature congratulations, well, allow me to explain… Situated in the heart of locally adored Ashley Cross, the Dancing Moose is an integral part of the community hub. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner (among various other unique food specials throughout the week) this is the place to go for round the clock grub. With a new menu on the horizon our team were invited to get sampling, and so sample we did. It was a gorgeous day, the sun was shinning and anticipation was stirring for the food that was to come….

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E-save Heating: 21st Century Insulation

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For over a decade now we have revered the familiar, accepting fiberglass as the go to insulator for our homes. Whilst old faithful has served us well, it’s time for a modern solution to an age-old heating problem. Introducing ‘E-save Heating’, the South’s pioneering installer of new age ‘Foam Insulation’. We interviewed owner and insulation guru ‘Vince Rice’, to find out more. Who is E-save Heating? Having worked as a national sales manager for one of the largest solar energy companies in the UK, Vince has a lengthy career history in the energy industry. It all started when Vince was making a visit to a client regarding their solar panels, when he stumbled across something…

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The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel: Investigating the new “D’hote menu”

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Aaah The Cottonwood; House Magazine’s favourite boutique hotel. Having attended the launch of their recent ‘chocolate buffet’, we were thrilled to receive an invite to the unveiling of their new summer menu. No sooner did the email come through, did the team gather their things and make their way over. We sat in their hot pink dining room; the walls adorned with gilded mirrors, grand paintings and velvet fabrics. You could never say that the décor was ordinary, but never the less always eye-catching. As we sat down we were each handed a menu entitled ‘Dinner Table D’hote Menu’. Creating a menu for a hotel is always challenging. With a broad variety of guests always…

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Western Design Architects

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Miss L. Randolph from Tarrant Keyneston asks… ‘I am buying a listed cottage, it is really run down and the layout isn’t ideal for my family, what can I do to the listed building’? Conservation Architect and Director at Western Design Architects, Phil Easton answers this question. The great majority of listed buildings are Grade II which means although what you do is controlled, it is not as strict as the Grade I and Grade II* listings that apply to more significant historic buildings. It is a good idea to look in the National Heritage List for England to check if your property is listed. This will tell you about the reason for your building’s…

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Foam Install: Improving the comfort of your living and working space

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• Saving money on energy bills • Increasing value of your property • Increasing EPC rating of your property • Improving living quality • Investing in your property FoamInstall is a relatively new company but has been developed off the back of a long standing construction company. They have a vast knowledge of the building and construction industry, undertaking roof works, loft extensions and dormers. In these projects they have used foam insulation and seen the full benefits it can bring customers. They therefore decided to setup a branch solely focused on bringing this product to customers both domestic and commercial, creating more awareness about how this product can benefit customers in a number of…

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Edwards Estate Agents: A strong team for changing times

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It is a fragile time for us all, only days after the recent election turmoil and at the beginning of some tricky Brexit negotiations, a lot of us are unsure as to how the housing market is going to look over the coming months/years. We sat down with ‘Grant Edward Brooks’ owner of Dorset born ‘Edwards Estate Agents’ to find out his thoughts on the local area and the market in general. So, we’re now midway through 2017, how has business been for Edwards? Despite some initial concerns regarding Brexit, we have had an incredible start to the year which has continued through to now. The election worries did translate into a subdued market with…

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A Spot of Lunch at the Upper Deck

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Located in the boundaries of the Christchurch Harbour Hotel is the Upper Deck restaurant. Known to locals as THE place for harbour side dining, I had to investigate the rumours for myself. So, one blissfully sunny afternoon, with my bestie/co-worker Vicky in tow, we headed out on a journey of food discovery. We arrived at the restaurant reception – through the hotel foyer to the back of the main building – where we were welcomed and then shown to our seats. I took time to scan the room as we passed through to the outside seating area. It was lovely; bright, airy with subtle accents of nautical blue. Every table was adorned with precisely positioned…

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WHIreland Wealth Management: History. Craftsmanship. Expertise.

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We met with Investment Manager (and Head of Office) ‘Craig Allison’, to find out more about WHIreland and their Canford Cliffs branch. Can you tell our readers a little about the company’s heritage? WHIreland is a long established financial services company which was founded by William Henry Ireland. Our roots are firmly based in Manchester and the first railway boom of the 1830s with William Henry joining the Railton family who were a prominent Manchester stockbroking family, at the age of fourteen. John Railton was one of the founding members and first Chairman of the Manchester Stock Exchange in 1836. The firm was family run until the 1970s before Jack Ireland retired. So you see,…

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Visjeune: Giving People Their Confidence Back

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With the media pumping out flawless beauty’s around the clock, it’s no wonder that the world we live in is so incredibly image conscious. Confidence, especially self-confidence, is fleeting and it’s heartbreaking, but practitioner (and Visjeune clinic owner) ‘Lisa Niemier’ wants to change all that. The Women Who Started It All With 8 years experience in the aesthetics business, Lisa is truly a master of her craft. Lisa began her career in the industry at the beginning of the ‘aesthetic hype’. Having noticed it’s growing popularity, Lisa threw herself at the opportunity and spent time progressing her training to a high standard. If there’s one thing I gleaned from our interview it’s that this is…

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Luxury Family Houses By Odyssey Homes

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Odyssey Homes has built quite the reputation in and around the Dorset area. Known for their unique approach to property development, the team has once again embarked on an exceptional project, resulting in two stunning luxury family homes. Introducing “Orion and Calypso”; two superb new 4-bedroom homes designed by award winning architect David James. Orion and Calypso are the ultimate combination of functionality and modernity. With wide-open spaces, simple, clean-cut lines and bespoke furnishings – these developments make the perfect choice for the growing modern family. We really are thrilled to welcome these two new additions into our portfolio, further building on a reputation for a standard of finish that can only be described as…

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Dancing Moose: Just seriously good food

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Ok, off the bat spoiler alert: WOW. Dancing Moose take a well-deserved bow [claps ferociously in head]. I suppose you’re wondering what prompted the premature congratulations, well, allow me to explain… Situated in the heart of locally adored Ashley Cross, the Dancing Moose is an integral part of the community hub. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner (among various other unique food specials throughout the week) this is the place to go for round the clock grub. With a new menu on the horizon our team were invited to get sampling, and so sample we did. It was a gorgeous day, the sun was shinning and anticipation was stirring for the food that was to come….

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Dancing Moose: Just seriously good food

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Ok, off the bat spoiler alert: WOW. Dancing Moose take a well-deserved bow [claps ferociously in head]. I suppose you’re wondering what prompted the premature congratulations, well, allow me to explain… Situated in the heart of locally adored Ashley Cross, the Dancing Moose is an integral part of the community hub. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner (among various other unique food specials throughout the week) this is the place to go for round the clock grub. With a new menu on the horizon our team were invited to get sampling, and so sample we did. It was a gorgeous day, the sun was shinning and anticipation was stirring for the food that was to come….

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E-save Heating: 21st Century Insulation

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For over a decade now we have revered the familiar, accepting fiberglass as the go to insulator for our homes. Whilst old faithful has served us well, it’s time for a modern solution to an age-old heating problem. Introducing ‘E-save Heating’, the South’s pioneering installer of new age ‘Foam Insulation’. We interviewed owner and insulation guru ‘Vince Rice’, to find out more. Who is E-save Heating? Having worked as a national sales manager for one of the largest solar energy companies in the UK, Vince has a lengthy career history in the energy industry. It all started when Vince was making a visit to a client regarding their solar panels, when he stumbled across something…

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The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel: Investigating the new “D’hote menu”

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Aaah The Cottonwood; House Magazine’s favourite boutique hotel. Having attended the launch of their recent ‘chocolate buffet’, we were thrilled to receive an invite to the unveiling of their new summer menu. No sooner did the email come through, did the team gather their things and make their way over. We sat in their hot pink dining room; the walls adorned with gilded mirrors, grand paintings and velvet fabrics. You could never say that the décor was ordinary, but never the less always eye-catching. As we sat down we were each handed a menu entitled ‘Dinner Table D’hote Menu’. Creating a menu for a hotel is always challenging. With a broad variety of guests always…

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Western Design Architects

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Miss L. Randolph from Tarrant Keyneston asks… ‘I am buying a listed cottage, it is really run down and the layout isn’t ideal for my family, what can I do to the listed building’? Conservation Architect and Director at Western Design Architects, Phil Easton answers this question. The great majority of listed buildings are Grade II which means although what you do is controlled, it is not as strict as the Grade I and Grade II* listings that apply to more significant historic buildings. It is a good idea to look in the National Heritage List for England to check if your property is listed. This will tell you about the reason for your building’s…

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Foam Install: Improving the comfort of your living and working space

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• Saving money on energy bills • Increasing value of your property • Increasing EPC rating of your property • Improving living quality • Investing in your property FoamInstall is a relatively new company but has been developed off the back of a long standing construction company. They have a vast knowledge of the building and construction industry, undertaking roof works, loft extensions and dormers. In these projects they have used foam insulation and seen the full benefits it can bring customers. They therefore decided to setup a branch solely focused on bringing this product to customers both domestic and commercial, creating more awareness about how this product can benefit customers in a number of…

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Edwards Estate Agents: A strong team for changing times

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It is a fragile time for us all, only days after the recent election turmoil and at the beginning of some tricky Brexit negotiations, a lot of us are unsure as to how the housing market is going to look over the coming months/years. We sat down with ‘Grant Edward Brooks’ owner of Dorset born ‘Edwards Estate Agents’ to find out his thoughts on the local area and the market in general. So, we’re now midway through 2017, how has business been for Edwards? Despite some initial concerns regarding Brexit, we have had an incredible start to the year which has continued through to now. The election worries did translate into a subdued market with…

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A Spot of Lunch at the Upper Deck

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Located in the boundaries of the Christchurch Harbour Hotel is the Upper Deck restaurant. Known to locals as THE place for harbour side dining, I had to investigate the rumours for myself. So, one blissfully sunny afternoon, with my bestie/co-worker Vicky in tow, we headed out on a journey of food discovery. We arrived at the restaurant reception – through the hotel foyer to the back of the main building – where we were welcomed and then shown to our seats. I took time to scan the room as we passed through to the outside seating area. It was lovely; bright, airy with subtle accents of nautical blue. Every table was adorned with precisely positioned…

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WHIreland Wealth Management: History. Craftsmanship. Expertise.

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We met with Investment Manager (and Head of Office) ‘Craig Allison’, to find out more about WHIreland and their Canford Cliffs branch. Can you tell our readers a little about the company’s heritage? WHIreland is a long established financial services company which was founded by William Henry Ireland. Our roots are firmly based in Manchester and the first railway boom of the 1830s with William Henry joining the Railton family who were a prominent Manchester stockbroking family, at the age of fourteen. John Railton was one of the founding members and first Chairman of the Manchester Stock Exchange in 1836. The firm was family run until the 1970s before Jack Ireland retired. So you see,…

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Visjeune: Giving People Their Confidence Back

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With the media pumping out flawless beauty’s around the clock, it’s no wonder that the world we live in is so incredibly image conscious. Confidence, especially self-confidence, is fleeting and it’s heartbreaking, but practitioner (and Visjeune clinic owner) ‘Lisa Niemier’ wants to change all that. The Women Who Started It All With 8 years experience in the aesthetics business, Lisa is truly a master of her craft. Lisa began her career in the industry at the beginning of the ‘aesthetic hype’. Having noticed it’s growing popularity, Lisa threw herself at the opportunity and spent time progressing her training to a high standard. If there’s one thing I gleaned from our interview it’s that this is…

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Luxury Family Houses By Odyssey Homes

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Odyssey Homes has built quite the reputation in and around the Dorset area. Known for their unique approach to property development, the team has once again embarked on an exceptional project, resulting in two stunning luxury family homes. Introducing “Orion and Calypso”; two superb new 4-bedroom homes designed by award winning architect David James. Orion and Calypso are the ultimate combination of functionality and modernity. With wide-open spaces, simple, clean-cut lines and bespoke furnishings – these developments make the perfect choice for the growing modern family. We really are thrilled to welcome these two new additions into our portfolio, further building on a reputation for a standard of finish that can only be described as…

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Case Study: Stokewood Leisure Centre

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In 2016 we were commissioned to work on one of UKs most historic buildings, the Stokewood Leisure Centre in Bournemouth, which has now received one of our low energy LED lighting updates.
The locally listed building is owned by Bournemouth Borough Council and run by social enterprise, BH Live. They were working together to improve facilities with a sympathetic respect to its past, while ensuring the centre benefits from the most up-to-date, energy saving products on the market. Since our work, BH Live is no longer incurring higher than necessary utility costs and are now making savings which can be ploughed back into the running of the centre for the good of its members and the…

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How Breathing Salty Air Helps with Your Respiratory Problem

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Do you have asthma, COPD, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, hay fever, smokers’ cough, cold or flu? Whilst you relax in our Salt Room for 1 hour, the salt floating in the air Kills Bacteria; dries out all the germs and bacteria in your respiratory system Reduces Inflammation (saline-diffused air reduces inflammation in the whole respiratory tract), has mucolytic effects (loosens up excessive mucus in bronchi and bronchioles, speeding up the elimination of toxins), removes pathogen agents (like airborne pollen), strengthens the immune system and restores your energy levels, and reduces IGE levels (inflammation and mast cell response within the bronchi reduces, so the quality and function of breathing improves). Regular salt therapy sessions help to give…

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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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