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You will find articles on some of our projects as well as news about the company. There are also some random musings from David.

How to bring a feeling of the outdoors inside

bespoke timber painted garden room

For much of this year, we have been fortunate enough to enjoy pleasant enough weather to appreciate being outside, making use of our gardens and green spaces. While this week has felt like something of an Indian Summer, it will not be long before we are spending much more time back indoors – so here are some tips for how you can continue to feel closer to the outside from the comfort of the inside of your home.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Thursday, 17 September, 2020

How to Add Space & Value to Your Home

Bespoke orangeries designs

One of the many consequences of the events of this year has been a renewed focus on our homes. As we have all spent more time at home, it has made us increasingly appreciate our house and garden space and how we use it. One of the resulting trends of this Summer has been a desire to invest in updating our properties.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Thursday, 10 September, 2020

Orangeries look good on video!

Bespoke orangery interior garden views

Whilst this year’s photoshoot season has undoubtedly been affected by the obvious impact of the Coronavirus, one of the advantages of trying to capture the design and influence of an orangery is that it can achieved, in the main, from outside. That said, we always try to mix up photography of both the exterior and interior, where possible, of an orangery to give our prospective customers a real feel for what they can expect from a David Salisbury extension. Where photography will usually achieve this, video has so much more impact.

Posted under 'Photography' byBarney on Wednesday, 2 September, 2020

What are the different styles of Conservatory?

Bespoke conservatory for listed building

Perhaps the most frequently asked question we get is to explain the differences between an orangery and a conservatory, something we have covered in a number of previous blog articles. Another common query, however, is to define the different styles of conservatory that are typically designed and added to homes here in the UK. In this latest post, we will take a look at some of these different designs and explain the key differences.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Thursday, 20 August, 2020

Key Recommendations for Orangery Design

bespoke orangery for listed building

Good design can embody a wide range of characteristics, from symmetry and proportion in the case of Georgian architecture, to sleek and clean, in the case of contemporary buildings. The common denominator with successful design, no matter the environment, is the effective mixing of form with function. In our latest Blog, we’ll examine this principle in the context of orangery design.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Thursday, 13 August, 2020