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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.

Breckenridge Administration

I was shocked but not surprised to hear this morning that Breckenridge Conservatories has entered an insolvency procedure and called a meeting of its creditors. This is the kind of company that gives our industry a bad name. It is less than than five years since an earlier incarnation of this company with the same ownership went down owing a lot of money, only to be reborn days later after a “pre-pack” administration.

Posted under 'Comment' by David on Tuesday, 12 March, 2013

Arlington Court Conservatory Finished

national trust conservatory arlington court

The conservatory restoration at The National Trust property of Arlington Court (see earlier posts) has been finished for some time now, but the weather has been so bad for so long that we have not managed to get any photos until now to show it off properly.

Posted under 'Projects' by David on Monday, 18 February, 2013

More About The Weather

snow scene

Snow is rare in this area and we make a big deal of it when it comes. Those of you who live in the north or even the east of the country would wonder about the consternation a few inches of snow can causes. People in our northern office can’t believe the fuss we make as of course they get it every year – and worse.Because it’s relatively rare, I can’t resist going out with the camera........

Posted under 'Comment' by David on Sunday, 20 January, 2013

A Good Year

As with many companies, the end of the calendar year is the end of the financial year and we can assess the progress we have made in the last twelve months. Of course we had a very good idea how it was going to turn out some weeks ago, but it is still satisfying to sit back and look at a very good set of results.

Posted under 'Company' by David on Monday, 7 January, 2013

Wettest Year Ever

floods in somerset

I took this picture yesterday from the top of a rise no more than half a mile from my house. That was before another downpour last night, but I am not venturing out yet to have look. I have lived in this house for 30 years and have never seen anything like it before.

Posted under 'Comment' by David on Saturday, 29 December, 2012