So who are Andrew Batey & Sons?

People often ask Andy: “So, will your sons be joining you on the job?” Well, time we fessed up.  The sons are well, a bit too young to take up the roller just yet.  With the youngest not even able to hold a spoon, you probably wouldn’t want him helping (although he is very cute). […]

Spring Design Trends 2015

So, Spring officially started this week and here at Andrew Batey and Sons we’ve been trawling the net and Pinterest (LOVE PINTEREST) to see what’s hot this season.  Here are some of our favourites that you might consider incorporating into your own abode. Could Olive Green be the colour of 2015?  Pop over to apartmenttherapy.com to […]

We love The White Company

Yesterday we had a light sprinkling of snow here in Stocksfield.  And it got me thinking.  How clean it makes everything look. We moved into our house about 18 months ago, completely renovated throughout, then had a baby!  We haven’t even started to tackle the mess that is the giant garden.  But on a day like […]

How to prepare for the decorators

It might sound like a silly question, but have you thought about how you’ll prepare your home before the decorators arrive?  So many people don’t.  And then it gets to Monday morning, the tradesmen are coming, and you realise the kids toys are still on the floor, Granny’s antiques are still on mantelpiece and your […]

10% off your new year decorating projects

Happy New Year! Well, it’s not far off, is it?  And you might already be thinking about all the decorating you would like to achieve in 2015, after the frenzy of Christmas is over.  But in the next breath, you might be thinking, I can’t afford it right away.  I’ll still be paying for all […]

Did we tell you, we’re dust free?

  There’s nothing worse than cleaning up after a messy tradesman.  Dust can get everywhere, even with the doors closed.  At Andrew Batey & Sons, we strive to go above and beyond to reduce the traces we leave behind, hence we invested in a pretty amazing bit of kit . . . The Festool Sander […]

Countdown to Christmas

Well, the signs are upon us. X-Factor and Strictly’s back on the telly, seasonal aisles are full of Quality Street and Dates with sticks (what are they all about?), and the leaves are falling from the trees. Christmas is not far away. So, it goes without saying that it’s never too early to think about […]

Upcycling furniture

  It seems that shabby and rustic chic are here to stay. In fact the look seems to be getting stronger. I think they particularly work as they are great at complementing other styles in your home. You don’t need an entire shabby chic room. In fact sometimes that can be a bit overkill and […]

In the news today . . .

  The Hexham Courant are supporting the local businesses of Prudhoe and Stocksfield.  Including ours! It’s so nice to see local papers still going strong and supporting the community.  At the end of the day, small local businesses are key to growing the economy and creating regional diversity, so we all need to do our […]

How to create a romantic bedroom

It’s Valentine’s Day!  So time to set the mood. But is your bedroom up to it? So many of us have bedrooms that aren’t quite finished.  Or are simply passed their best before date.  And that’s just not right. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. Somewhere to retire to after a hard day at work.  […]