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john baker

Designer ​, David Salisbury John Baker

John is vastly experienced in all areas of design and build. He is also well versed in the technical aspects of our product and is happy to spend as much time as you need discussing ideas with you to achieve the perfect result for you and your home.

John has over 15 years’ industry knowledge. His thorough command of design, build and all the technical aspects of any project means John is at his happiest discussing new ideas with clients to make the most of their homes.

nigel blake

Designer ​, David Salisbury Nigel Blake

After completing a degree in Electronic Engineering, Nigel worked in the electronics and software sectors in the UK and Far East before moving into conservatory design 12 years ago. His engineering background and flair for design have led to some truly innovative structures. He says that each design has to complement the house, whilst providing the appropriate extra space that the client requires – every project is different.

Nigel likes to get a thorough understanding of what you want to achieve as well as your likes and dislikes with respect to style. Whether your house is contemporary or a grade I listed historic property, he will work with you to develop an appropriate and sympathetic design.

stephen carter

Designer ​, David Salisbury Stephen Carter

Stephen has worked for several prestigious luxury kitchen companies over the past 20 years and brings this plus his wider interior design experience to David Salisbury.

Stephen particularly enjoys using his depth of knowledge and creative flair to blend any new project sensitively and sympathetically to any style of home. He likes nothing more than discussing the wider interior design aspects involved.

dan featherstone

Designer ​, David Salisbury Dan Featherstone

Dan has worked in the industry for over 12 years starting his career as a concept artist and then progressing into a design sales role for Vale Garden Houses. Dan decided to join David Salisbury due to the unrivalled customer care and service the company offers in every aspect of the project.

Thanks to his concept artist beginnings, Dan still creates his own design drawings by hand for that personal approach. Dan is passionate about all types of project but in particular picking up on the architectural detailing on the house. This can then be complemented within the orangery or conservatory design to make sure the new structure looks right in its surroundings.

tom franklin

Designer ​, David Salisbury Tom Franklin

After working as an engineer and then as a commercial project manager throughout his twenties, Tom began working as a design consultant in 2008. During this time, he set up and ran his own design business that has gone on to win multiple design awards, as well as working on projects that feature in magazine articles.

Tom is very creative and uses his experience and knowledge to create beautiful living spaces and is equally at home working with old and new properties and is sympathetic to existing features and structures. He lives in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, with his family and dogs and away from work, loves running, surfing, snowboarding and a good pub lunch with a roaring fire.

simon martin

Designer ​, David Salisbury Simon Martin

Simon has seen many changes in our market place and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of both design and planning. He has a good rapport with clients and a natural empathy for the built environment having worked on many listed properties as well as hotels and other hospitality locations. Simon is happy to take the brief from the client, but also work closely with architects and other professionals.

Simon believes his great strength is being able to visualise the concept before he starts any drawing and after more than 20 years in the industry, he still gets a real buzz from his work.

ian mitchell

Designer ​, David Salisbury Ian Mitchell

With over 30 years’ experience as an architectural designer, Ian initially specialised in domestic extensions and individual homes, before spending 10 years as a designer with Amdega. This was followed by 9 years working on a variety of both oak and painted buildings for a competitor, giving him the ideal preparation for his career with David Salisbury.

Ian loves a challenge, and really enjoys finding creative solutions to difficult sites, as well as seeing a project through from start to finish. Most satisfying is the eventual visit to his client’s home to view the completed building.

simon phipps

Designer ​, David Salisbury Simon Phipps

After studying Product Design & Visualisation at the University of Bournemouth and Psychology at the University of Gloucestershire, Simon moved back to Somerset from Cheltenham to work for David Salisbury in 2007. His design training along with 14 years’ experience with David Salisbury means his designs are as varied as his clients and their properties.

Simon enjoys the challenge of a difficult design and is passionate about getting the design right for his clients. He has a wealth of knowledge of working with the David Salisbury product and the cutting-edge technology behind it, which allows us to retain our market-leading quality. Outside of his work with David Salisbury, Simon’s time is taken up by his 2 children, 3 dogs and a horse!

jonathan poore

Designer ​, David Salisbury Jonathan Poore

Jonathan specialises in oak orangeries and conservatories. He is very experienced at listening to customers’ needs and coming up with solutions and designs to meet their vision. Having worked in different sectors previously, he set up his own company designing and building large timber structures. This gave him vital hands-on experience and was a valuable insight into the industry and the wider construction sector.

Most recently, Jonathan worked for a company specialising in oak framed buildings and his overriding aim is to create an extension that will work in harmony with the existing building both now and in twenty years’ time.

paul raine

Designer ​, David Salisbury Paul Raine

Paul’s wide-ranging industry experience covers every aspect from technical drawings and design, through to planning, building and completion. Having qualified as an architectural technician in the 1980’s, he worked in private practice for a number of years involved in project management, design and surveying – so his knowledge and experience of buildings sites and construction projects in general is vast.

He has worked directly in the conservatory & orangery industry since the early 1990’s and joined Oakminster in 2005, a Darlington based trade customer that was eventually acquired by David Salisbury – giving him lengthy and extensive knowledge and experience of working with our product. After a number of years running his own business, PAR Design & Build, Paul joined David Salisbury’s sales designer team in 2019, covering the North and North East.

eddie spillane

Sales Designer ​, David Salisbury Eddie Spillane

Eddie originally worked for one of David Salisbury’s trade customers, then moved over to David Salisbury in 2006. He works closely with many local developers and builders, priding himself on looking at the overall picture. This means that many of his projects also include structural works which benefit not only the conservatory or orangery but can transform the rest of his client’s home.

Eddie is passionate about his projects and his clients knowing that when finished, these stunning buildings become the hub of the house.

rudy staal

Designer ​, David Salisbury Rudy Staal

Rudy grew up in Zambia before moving to Cape Town to further his studies. He has always held a passion for design and has been working in the UK for over 15 years now in the orangery and conservatory industry. His career with David Salisbury began in April 2010, after spending a few years working for a competitor. Rudy has a natural creative flair and this shows in his designs. If you’re stuck for ideas, Rudy will give you a thousand!

To list one project as a favourite is hard for Rudy as each project is so different and each has their own style, quirks, creative energy, and challenges. Rudy treats all projects with the same level of enthusiasm and creativity as the next. He loves visiting his clients and really cares about the experience and lifestyle our customers gain from installing a David Salisbury extension. Expect him to pop back to see you after the project is complete!

john westbrook

Designer ​, David Salisbury John Westbrook

John has worked within this industry for 34 years and has gained a wealth of experience which he will look forward to putting to good use whilst discussing each and every project. He enjoys working closely with clients and appreciates that every customer will have their own unique requirements – it will often take several visits to finalise the design that will ensure a successfully completed project. John is as enthusiastic about doing his job now as he was 34 years ago and takes immense satisfaction in visiting the completed design.

To see the clients again whilst sitting within the structure that we have spent time designing together, for me, makes the whole process an enjoyable experience. When he is not working, John’s passion is walking and hiking with the Lake District top of the list.

david white

Designer ​, David Salisbury David White

David’s experience enables him to listen to clients and turn their dreams for their projects into a reality, working to keep within their budget and planning parameters. One of his sayings is: “You have never had so much excitement while spending so much money.”

Many of David’s clients recommend him to their friends which is a statement of his professionalism and capabilities. David has worked right across the United Kingdom on a vast range of projects, small and large, domestic and commercial including listed properties on difficult sites.

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