Dowsing and Reynolds store in Leeds could help save the high street

It’s easy to feel depressed about the future of Britain’s high streets but those who love “proper shopping” will find succour in the story of Dowsing and Reynolds. A Yorkshire-based designer, maker and retailer of homeware that is both original and beautiful, it built its reputation via its hugely successful website that trades worldwide and […]

Real Home: the house that dad built

Harriet Cockcroft knew exactly what she wanted from her modern cottage – and knew just the right person to make it happen. Heather Dixon reports. Pictures by Dave Burton When events manager Harriet Cockcroft started looking for a modern starter home closer to her work in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, she knew exactly who to turn […]

The neighbours who self-built a pair of spectacular semis

It’s amazing what can happen when good neighbours become good friends. For Niccola Swan and Philip and Penny Wright it has resulted in a stunning addition to the architectural landscape in Wharfedale. They pooled resources to construct a pair of contemporary, energy-efficient properties that are a world away from average semis. Big decision “It was […]

Yorkshire Residential Property Awards – the winners 2019

The county’s residential property stars were rewarded while raising vital cash for a children’s charity. Sharon Dale reports. A company that has invented and pioneered modular extensions and futuristic, glazed pods on top of a historic mill were among the winners at the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards 2019. The event, organised by Variety, the children’s […]

Top ten Yorkshire postcodes predicted to see price rises and falls

PropCast, the house selling weather forecast, has analysed the performance of 61,435 property sales across Yorkshire and Humber’s 51 postcode districts to identify which are the strongest and weakest property markets. It reveals that 67 per cent of Yorkshire and Humber’s postcode districts are showing resilience despite political and economic uncertainty brought on by Brexit. […]

Future hotspot – why Kirkstall is the most up-and-coming suburb in Leeds

Estate agent Mark Manning reveals why Kirkstall is the most up-and-coming, set to be sought-after suburb in Leeds. The Leeds suburb of Kirkstall has been one to watch for a while now but it is still very much on an upward journey and has a long way to go. If you’re looking to buy a […]