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10 Tips to Help Your Planning Application Succeed

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The subject of planning permission continues to be one of our frequently asked questions, with customers often keen to understand more about the process and requirements when first contemplating an orangery extension.

Whilst our initial recommendation is always to gain some specialist advice, especially if you own a listed building or live in a National Park, there are a number of tips that are worth considering to help the ease this process and give yourself the best possible chance of success.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 29 October, 2020

6 Trends That Will Endure From Lockdown

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Pretty much every part of our lives has been impacted this year by the Coronavirus pandemic, from the way we work to the way we shop and socialise. With the situation constantly evolving and most of us having to get used to the idea of local restrictions, the concept of Lockdown, in some shape or form, looks like being with us during the months ahead. So we thought we would re-visit an article that we wrote earlier this year, which discussed trends that were emerging at the time.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 22 October, 2020

When Should You Start Planning Your New Orangery?

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The change of season, along with the evolving Government restrictions with regard to Covid-19, is reason enough to try and look for positives. With all of us likely to be spending more time inside our homes, whether this is enforced or not, during the Winter months, when is a good time to start thinking about a home improvement project, such as adding an orangery or garden room?

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 15 October, 2020

Preparing your Home for the Change of Season

Orangery exterior autumn views

With the passing of the Autumn Equinox earlier this week, the point when the sun will be exactly above the Earth's equator as it moves from north to south (if you didn’t already know!), the change of season is upon us. So we thought it would be an opportune time to cover some of our tips and recommendations for how to prepare our homes and gardens for the changing time of year.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 24 September, 2020

How to bring a feeling of the outdoors inside

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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' by Barney on Thursday, 17 September, 2020