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10 Benefits of Bi-Fold Doors

Orangery with bi-fold doors

Bi-fold doors, or patio doors as they are also sometimes known, can help to bring a wide range of benefits to your house and garden space.

In our latest blog, we take a look at some of the many advantages that adding this type of door can bring to your home – whether via an extension such as an orangery or garden room, or a building project to open up the rear of your property.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Friday, 10 July, 2020

Inspirational Homes for Summer Fitness

bespoke conservatory exterior Cheshire

Like so many things this year, the English sporting Summer has been almost completely written off as a result of the continuing impact of Covid-19. With Wimbledon having been due to start this week, it’s certainly been making us feel somewhat nostalgic about the grass court tennis season, along with the absence of cricket and the many other sights and sounds of the sporting season.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Thursday, 2 July, 2020

What are your Home & Garden Goals this Summer?

Bespoke orangery for Listed Building

Whilst the 1st of June marks the start of Summer from a meteorological perspective, it certainly feels like it started early with the spell of nice weather we enjoyed through much of April and May. With our driest ever Spring, our gardens (and farmers) will have welcomed the rain that we have experienced this week, making them all the more vibrant to view from the comfort of an orangery or conservatory.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Friday, 5 June, 2020

What Has The UK Been Up To During Lockdown?

Bespoke orangery bi-fold doors

In previous articles, we have written and analysed some of the trends that have started to emerge during Lockdown and considered those which we think might carry on in future. From increasing use of virtual meetings and home working in general, to our changing media consumption, much has and will continue to change. Amongst much of the negative Covid-19 news, we hope some positive aspects, such as appreciating our homes, gardens and surrounding areas will continue.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Friday, 29 May, 2020

Local Planning Inspectorate Meetings to be Virtual

virtual meetings planning permissions

One of the many and lasting impacts of the current Covid-19 crisis is the changes in the way the workplace and provision of business services in general has and will continue to have to adapt. This week’s announcement by the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick on planning meetings going virtual is worth reviewing, because of the potentially positive effect on applications for new orangery and conservatory projects.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Friday, 15 May, 2020