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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 Prepare your Home for Autumn

oak garden room interior

Whilst we have certainly enjoyed the last throws of Summer recently, darkness has been coming decidedly earlier during the evenings and the passing of the Autumn Equinox this week has underlined the change of season.

So now that Autumn is here, how should we prepare our homes for the coming months, before we head into Winter? And if your home is fortunate enough to benefit from an orangery or similar extension, how will this impact your preparation for the coming months?

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Friday, 24 September, 2021

How are orangeries being adapted for today’s lifestyles?

orangery kitchen extension

Whilst orangeries have their origins back in the Renaissance gardens of Italy in the 16th Century, in more recent years they have become established as the glazed extension of choice for discerning home owners looking to add space and light to their properties.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Friday, 17 September, 2021

5 Inspirational Orangeries for Listed Buildings

orangeries and conservatories for listed buildings

If you own a listed building and you’re thinking of extending it, here’s some inspiration to get you started, in the form of 5 of our favourite orangeries and conservatories that we have successfully designed and installed, having gained the necessary consents.

Posted under 'Projects' by Barney on Friday, 10 September, 2021

How to ensure your orangery blends in with your home

Orangery designs for listed buildings

If you have been thinking about extending your home but have been concerned as to how any new addition will work with your existing property, seeking some expert design advice is an important initial step.

Before that, to help inspire your initial thoughts, here’s some of our key recommendations which our designers will discuss with each new customer, as we aim to ensure every design will work in harmony with your home.    

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 2 September, 2021

Lights Up: 5 of the Best Orangery Roof Lanterns

Domed Orangery Roof Lanterns

A roof lantern is perhaps the single most typical feature of an orangery, with its size, proportion and flow of light vital to the overall success of the design.

To provide the simplest description, a roof lantern is an architectural feature designed to allow natural light into the space below. Originally conceived in the Middle Ages, they were principally used in cathedrals initially before they started to be used in the first orangeries, designed in 16th century France and Italy.

Posted under 'Projects' by Barney on Thursday, 26 August, 2021