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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' by Barney 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' by Barney 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' by Barney on Friday, 15 May, 2020

What Trends Will Continue After Lockdown?

Oak orangery exterior trends

As we approach the early May Bank Holiday and the VE Day celebrations, which are now being conducted at home as we know, it seems more than an appropriate time to reflect. To consider the monumental sacrifices that generation made for the future and balance it against what we are going through today.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 7 May, 2020

Changing Trends in Google Search since Lockdown

Google Search Trends for Conservatory

Google Trends, a website that analyses the popularity of top search queries in Google Search, is a hugely insightful tool to measure trends in search traffic, assessing everything from celebrities to home improvement ideas.

For a business that offers a number of different products we can, for example, assess the relative frequency of searches for a ‘conservatory’ compared to say an ‘orangery’ or ‘garden room.’ 

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Friday, 24 April, 2020