Variety In Design Is The Spice Of Life
13 September 2019
One of the many benefits of working at David Salisbury head office is seeing the sheer variety of orangery, conservatory and timber windows projects we are fortunate enough to be involved in. Whether it’s a typical example of a painted orangery for which we excel, through to a large commercial glazed extension, such as the oak orangery at the nearby Brent House, the breadth and different scale of these projects makes each and every one unique.
Having manufactured and installed well in excess of 11,000 orangeries and conservatories over the years, it is safe to say you are unlikely to be too far away from a David Salisbury extension were you to drive around the country.
Indeed, the offer of a ‘peer-to-peer’ viewing with one of our previous customers is a service we offer which stands us apart from other suppliers in the market and is usually something we can organise with a little prior notice. Of course, our twin showrooms in London provide great contrasting examples of our bespoke design skills with the traditional freestanding orangery being offset by our contemporary garden room concept. Open 7 days a week, we would be pleased to show you around were you to be visiting London.
Looking at the different ranges that comprise our typical product/project portfolio, an orangery or an orangery kitchen extension remain our most common design brief and with trends in open plan living looking set to continue, we see this carrying on.
We are also continuing to experience growth in sales of our oak framed extensions, with the natural look of oak providing a rustic style that stands the test of time. It is perhaps no coincidence that our two largest ever commercial orders – Brent House and a new project in Oxfordshire we’re looking forward to sharing details of very soon(!) – are both oak orangery designs.
Listed Buildings projects are a substantial share of our sales every month and every year, whether for private customers or commercial clients, and we consider ourselves experts in gaining the relevant consents to extend and work with these historically important properties.
Replacing your timber windows might not have the same allure as extending your home but windows provide the views of our surrounding environment so are vitally important. As members of the Wood Window Alliance (WWA), our timber sash and casement windows are made to exacting standards for quality, performance and sustainability. Did you know that independent research shows that wood window frames made to WWA standards are carbon negative over their lifecycle, making them a much more environmentally friendly option that uPVC or other materials? Our Blog post from earlier this year contains a whole host of interest wood window facts.
Because variety (in design) is the spice of life!