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Small designs just as beautiful

Bespoke small orangery design

The phrase “small is beautiful” was first published in the economist E. F. Schumacher’s 1973 book of the same title. Whilst it was referring to technologies and economic theory, it can just as easily be applied to the world of design and, in David Salisbury’s case, building extensions such as an orangery or garden room.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Friday, 22 November, 2019

Trend Alert: Keep Natural Light in Mind

bespoke orangery with roof lantern

The importance of natural light to our well-being is something that has been widely covered in the media in recent years and is, of course, one of the many associated benefits of spending time in a glazed extension such as an orangery or conservatory.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Friday, 8 November, 2019

Putting the clocks back this weekend

orangeries autumn views

The couple of sunny days during this week were probably one last reminder of the nicer weather we enjoyed earlier this year: perfect to throw open the doors of your orangery or conservatory one last time before Winter. It was also good news for those us spending time with our children during what was half term week in many parts of the country.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Friday, 25 October, 2019

Watching the Rugby World Cup from your orangery?

Orangery interior living room with TV

Will you be watching the Rugby World Cup this weekend from your orangery?

Whilst tomorrow's Brexit vote might be foremost in most peoples' minds(!), we're thinking positively about the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup being played in Japan and the first knock-out matches of the tournament. With the weather forecast back here in the UK continuing to disappoint, we recommend a Saturday and Sunday morning spent in your orangery watching the rugby over an extended breakfast.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Friday, 18 October, 2019

Orangeries bring us closer to nature

David Salisbury orangery with Grants Blinds

Bringing us closer to the outdoors and therefore nature, is one of the many benefits of adding an orangery to your home. A glazed extension, whether it is an orangery or garden room, will also add value and create a wonderfully practical new living space – but it the connection to the outside environment that is worth highlighting further.

Posted under 'Comment' byBarney on Thursday, 10 October, 2019