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You will find articles on some of our projects as well as news about the company. There are also some random musings from David.

Inspiring Trends for our Homes in 2021

Open plan orangery interior

Welcome to our first Blog of the New Year – a year that has clearly not started as we would have wished. As we adjust to Lockdown life once again, this time during the colder Winter months, we are going to be spending even more time in our homes.

While this theme might seem familiar, after the events of the past nine months, we have taken a look at some of the home design trends that are being forecast for the year ahead.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 7 January, 2021

2020: Rounding Up Our Highlights of the Year

Bespoke orangery designs

For obvious reasons, this year will be one that most of us will want to move on from. The pandemic has brought about and accelerated changes that we could not have foreseen at the start of the year. Whilst looking forward might be preferable, we thought we would take a moment to round up some of our news highlights of 2020: a year when our homes and gardens became even more important to us.

Posted under 'Company' by Barney on Thursday, 17 December, 2020

Bespoke Orangery Design Features

Bespoke orangery designs

The meaning of the term ‘bespoke’ has changed over the years but perhaps remains the best way of describing the nature of the orangeries we design and manufacture here at David Salisbury. The adjective ‘bespoken’ means "ordered, commissioned, arranged for,” according to Wikipedia, and was first used in the early 17th Century. By convenient coincidence, this is not long after the first orangeries were constructed in Italy and just before they came to the UK.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 10 December, 2020

Orangeries Provide Outstanding Views

Orangeries provide rural views

One of the many benefits of adding an orangery or conservatory, or a similar type of glazed extension to your home, is the opening up of the views of your surrounding environment. Whilst adding natural light to a property with low light levels or increasing living space are equally important considerations, being able to take in the view from the comfort of home is an almost universal request.

As we have been fortunate enough to work on some exceptional homes nationwide, we feel well-placed to round up a selection of some of our favourite orangery projects with outstanding views.

Posted under 'Projects' by Barney on Thursday, 3 December, 2020

Extending Your Home to Benefit your Lifestyle

bespoke roof lantern design

Spending money on home improvements has been one of the most widely reported trends to have emerged as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. From a desire to create more space to thinking about how the link between indoors and out, this year has been a chance to re-focus on the sanctuary of our homes.

Several requirements have tended to drive design inspiration in the market for home extensions for some time now. We’ll take a look at a few of the key features.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 26 November, 2020