Copper News

National Selfbuild and Renovation Show

30th January - 1st February 2015

An opportunity for those undertaking renovation work on their home, or building a new home from scratch, to talk to experts and get sound advice.

Copper can be part of your plans, from cladding and roofing, to plumbing, heating and renewables, via electrics and power. See some of our other 'news' items for details on usb-plug points, orientation lighting, kitchen power boards, hard-wired smoke detectors. 

Don't forget the shed

Nothing is quite as annoying as having to retrieve something or put it away in a garden shed at night when there is no light. You could get a flash light, but then you only have one hand free. Charging your cordless tools poses a problem if there is no power outlet in the garden shed. In other words, a garden shed with electricity is so much handier than one with no power whatsoever. Let us walk you through a properly designed garden shed.

The feed cable

Beautiful brass around the home

It's cold outside, copper and brass can help you to create that warm atmosphere in your home.  There are many designers making fantastic looking objects for around the home, some decorative and some functional.  

Made any arrangements for your old age yet?

The number of old people (+65) in society is increasing all over the world. On the one hand, this is the result of improved healthcare and a better quality of life, enabling people to live longer. On the other hand, there is a demographic aspect at work as well, the post-WWII baby boom. Certain electrical functions inside the home can help our ageing population live on their own for a longer period of time. Some examples and a reference to a more extensive article are given below.

Shutters, sunscreens, and curtains

Copper rainwater systems - gutters and downpipes

BuildIt has an article on copper rainwater systems on their website.  It looks at copper as a materail (including the recyclability), the life span of the product, the fabulous look of copper and installation techniques and costs.

Copper Guttering Explained - Benefits, Costs & How to Choose

Copper rainwater systems can add a touch of elegance to a property as well as being long-serving, reliable and low maintenance.

Have you selected your garden lights yet?

Over the last couple of years, the garden has become an extension of the house. It is a pleasure to enjoy the garden on a warm day or evening. Or to have a view of the lighted garden on cold winter nights and increase the living room’s cosiness. However, which fixtures and lights will generate the desired effect? Let us take a tour through the many possibilities.

Types of fixtures

In general, four types can be distinguished: wall, floor, post, and pin fixtures. In the event there are eaves, you can also opt for ceiling fixtures.

At Home magazine, edited by Sarah Beeny

The October issue of At Home magazine features two articles by Come Home to Copper.

In the first, we look at how to improve the electrical functionality of your home.  Have you thought about installing orientation lighting, to help you find your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night, or of installing usb recharging points around the home.

Modernising the art of ringing the door bell

Are you the type of person that immediately drops everything as soon as the doorbell rings? You rush to the front door and open it without knowing who’s there, only to see that person already back in their car and driving off.

Being too late is a common occurrence with a traditional doorbell system. When you are older and no longer capable of rushing to the door, it is more comfortable and far safer to replace the common doorbell system with an improved installation.

Let us look at the possibilities.

'Copper-orange' is the colour for 2015

Copper-orange is to be the colour for 2015. 

Replacing the cool blues and greens of recent years, a warmer spectrum of pinks, reds and oranges is emerging, reflecting a more positive global outlook. As a paint translation of this trend, research all points to an orangey copper tone. Great on its own, the colour also combines perfectly with pinks, neutrals, whites and other orange hues, as well as metallic colours such as gold.