For a collection of great local independent businesses in Breckland Norfolk including Dereham, Swaffham, Attleborough, Thetford and Watton and surrounding villages which includes pubs, restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast, shops, attractions, wedding services, business services, local producers, arts, crafts and gifts, health and beauty, everything for the house and garden,
The environmental benefits of upcycling are mammoth, aside from minimising the volume of discarded materials and waste being sent to landfill each year, it also reduces the need for production using new or raw materials which means a reduction in air pollution, water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and often a conservation of global resources.
Nothing beats that feeling when you’ve done something great for the planet. Repairing an item and giving it a new life is a great feeling.
Whether you’re upcycling things yourself or buying products from designers, it’s always nice to know that you have something that is completely unique.
A bit about me
I’ve always had an interest in interior design and love sprucing up the rooms in our house. And buying all the little accessories and furniture to go with it!!
I love going to antique fairs and shops, not just to buy, but to get ideas for my next project. A change in circumstances gave me the opportunity to have a go at upcycling my own furniture and bring it back to life.
Before, it was all too easy to sell it, or bin it, because it no longer matched the room or colours. I started with a couple of smaller items, an old coffee table and side table. I was pleased with the results, so I decided to take myself to the auction and plucked up the courage to bid on a couple of bits. And there my new venture began, and I haven’t looked back!
Spruce Up Your Stuff
Mass manufacturing of furniture and the advent of the flatpack means that it’s hard to be different and to stand out without spending a fortune. Upcycling gives you the chance to own a one-of-a-kind piece.
Most of us can’t afford to replace our furniture every time we get bored or want to try something new. Upcycling means that you don’t have to be spending the earth for something new and unique.
When you fancy a change, give me a call. We can discuss what item of furniture you’re looking to breathe new life into, the colours you like and the type of finish you have in mind.
Semibold (AKA, freelance web designer, Todd Pitcher).
Unlike many Norfolk web designers, I don’t focus on making you the most pretty and attractive website possible. Nope, I focus on making a website that actually positively impacts your business.
I have an intense interest in design and sales psychology and ultimately understanding how and why people buy. This knowledge and experience influence even the most minute details in your website to ensure every part is tailored towards turning your website visitors into happy customers.
I’m proud to show off the work I’ve done for Norfolk businesses and organisation, as well as others across the UK. You can see my work here.
I’m lucky enough to work with a huge range of clients across Norfolk and the UK. From Chocolatiers in the Norwich Arcades to multinational property companies, I take pride in the websites I craft.
I know what I’m good at and consequently focus entirely on building and maintaining WordPress websites. But, if you need a great photographer, copywriter, videographer or other marketing support I have a fantastic network of other specialist freelancers we can work with.
If you’re ready to discuss your new website, let’s have a free, no obligation discovery call to see if I can help. Book a call here.
Since opening our first store in 1916, the Dipple & Conway business has successfully grown and maintained as a family-run, independent Norfolk optician. Now, with three stores across Norfolk, based in Diss, Swaffham and Norwich.
Our Dipple & Conway team take pride in each of our services and customer experience. Putting each one of our customers first, offering a memorable and tailored experience.
Using only the best and most advanced technology within each store, we focus on results and client care.
Embracing every update and change within the industry, alongside our client care is why we are one of the most successful groups in the region.
We can assist and find an everyday solution for everyone. With services such as advanced eye tests, contact lens fitting and also having a dry eyes clinic.
We have been fitting lenses since the 1960s and are an award-winning contact lens practice.
Understanding that glasses may not be for everyone, our Dipple & Conway team have invested in time and training to give our contact lens customers the best experience, knowledge and understanding of their lenses.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team can also help to pick out your glasses, choosing the perfect frames to suit your face shape.
With a huge choice available, including luxurious designer glasses, you will simply be spoilt for choice.
If you’re searching for a local optician, book an appointment with our experienced and welcoming team today by either requesting an appointment online or simply phoning your nearest store as detailed below
Norwich Practice: 19 Castle Street, Norwich, NR2 1PB Tel 01603 626750
Diss Practice: 12 Market Place, Diss, IP22 4AB Tel 01379 642598
Swaffham Practice: 63 Market Place, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7AQ Tel 01760 724777
Norfolk Woodburners provide a bespoke service to its customers, before any purchase of a stove or woodburner is made, an in-home visit is conducted to discuss the customer’s individual requirements and to check the suitability of each property for their chosen product.
All site surveys and consultations are free of charge. Our quotations are provided within 24 hours of our free site visit. There is no one else in Norfolk that provides a better service for the supply and installation of wood burners, log burners and multifuel stoves.
Hetas registered, Norfolk Woodburners provide the best quality classic and contemporary wood burners, wood stoves, log burners and multifuel stoves. They are main dealers in Norfolk for Aga, Hunter, Parkray, Broseley, Di Lusso, Avalon, Termatech, Eco Ideal, Woolly Mammoth, Carron and Cleanburn stoves, all offering excellent, efficient stoves to heat your home.
To help clean up the air in Norfolk and as part of our Scrappage Scheme, Norfolk Woodburners are proud to offer you up to £250 off a new woodburner and flue installation. Switch from having no warranty on your old inefficient, polluting woodburner or fireplace to enjoying a brand new super-efficient, more environmentally friendly woodburner with up to 10 years warranty included. Use less fuel, saving you money! There’s never been a better time to trade in your old polluting woodburner or open fire grate.
Here at Norfolk Woodburners we supply and fit small wood burners, large wood burners, freestanding stoves, inset stoves, multi-fuel stoves, classic and contemporary stoves, pretty much anything you are looking for! We also design and build fireplaces and make alterations to existing fireplaces.
Norfolk Woodburners also offer a service plan for each log burner that they supply and fit.
The annual service plan covers sweeping the chimney and issuing a Certificate, checking the stove rope and replacing if necessary, checking the condition of the woodburner / multi fuel stove, smoke testing the appliance and checking the operation of the Carbon Monoxide alarm. Most woodburners require an annual service to maintain their warranty, by offering such a plan they are helping customers maintain the warranty on their stoves. It also ensures that their chimney is being swept by a qualified chimney sweep’
Contact the Norfolk Woodburners team today to discuss how we can help with the sale and installation of your next wood burner. Norwich Office 01508 498393 . Fakenham Office 01328 700161 or email us at email@example.com
We are also dealers of The Solo Stove Bonfire and Yukon are unlike any other fire pit you've ever seen. The best part? Nearly no smoke and minimal ash left over!
Not only are the Yukon and Bonfire easy to clean up, but they won’t leave you smelling like a campfire. The Solo Stove Yukon is the largest, designed for sitting around on a patio or deck, keeping warm, chatting with friends, whilst the Solo Stove Bonfire is smaller and designed for smaller outdoor spaces or to take with you on trips away. Both are available from us and both include a stand and FREE delivery. Contact us to place your order now.
Solo Bonfire Fire Pit with stand £365 FREE delivery
Here at Brick and Bower we have been providing our clients with a high quality, tailored service for over 20 years. Our wide range of knowledge enables us to complete projects in the Carpentry, landscaping, building renovation and restoration sectors. From initial proposals to the completed project, or aim is simple, to listen to our clients needs, guide and support them through the design process and deliver the completed project on time, on budget and above all, on point.
Our carpentry service covers a wide range of disciplines. From door hanging, skirting and flooring to built in furniture, greenhouses, windows, summerhouses and everything in between. Using modern equipment from the German manufacturer, Festool with advanced dust extraction, we are able to work at your home both quietly and with minimal disturbance. Where projects don't support onsite working we can deliver the project from our dedicated workshop.
With over 20 years of experience in landscaping we bring a broad skill set to your garden project. Encompassing brickwork, patios, decking, garden rooms, summer houses, gazebos, river moorings, exterior lighting and much much more
From a home needing a little tlc to a complete rethink we've got you covered. Bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, woodwork, tiling, plastering, windows and doors, we will ensure your home is up to scratch.
At Brick and Bower we are a great supporter of local businesses and we source materials locally wherever possible. Please mention All Things Norfolk when requesting a quote.
The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust was established in 1995 with the aim of buying and restoring the then-disused line between the Norfolk market towns of Dereham and Wymondham. We currently own 28km (17.5 miles) of track and trackbed through central Norfolk's most attractive countryside, making us one of the largest preserved railways in the UK today.
The line is operational between Dereham and Wymondham, and we own the disused northern section from Dereham as far as County School. The line is intact (although derelict) as far as North Elmham, and a further mile of track will need to be re-laid in order to reach County School. Our long-term aim is to reach as far as Fakenham.
In addition to our passenger services to Wymondham, we also run fairly regular commercial freight trains, as well as the occasional railtour. These result in a wide variety of locomotives visiting Dereham from the main line from time to time, in addition to our fleet of heritage diesel locos.
Many people are surprised to learn that the railway is entirely volunteer-run. Our volunteers get up to a wide variety of tasks, including driving the trains, maintaining the track and lineside, getting greasy inside engines, and many other interesting jobs besides.
The rate of progress in restoring and upgrading the railway has been very rapid over the last few years, and we hope it will continue that way. Current projects are aimed at improving the railway's infrastructure, including track and signalling. In particular, we are working on building our first signal box, which will control the yard at Dereham; and we are busy restoring the line north of Dereham to operational condition.