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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.

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

10 Inspirational Orangeries with Fireplaces

Oak garden room fireplace

There is something wonderfully evocative and atmospheric about a fireplace and being able to relax near the warmth of a fire during Winter. With the prospect of colder weather during the coming months, we thought we would round up a selection of 10 inspirational orangery designs with fireplaces. After all, there is nothing that emulates the ambience of a log fire from the comfort of your own home.

Posted under 'Projects' by Barney on Thursday, 19 November, 2020

Working Safely during Lockdown 2.0

bespoke orangery factory

As we start the second official period of national Lockdown, whilst it feels all too familiar to most of us, this time round the Prime Minister specifically referenced the need for the manufacturing and construction sectors to carry on working. As a British manufacturer, making our award-winning orangeries and garden rooms from our hi-tech factory in Somerset, this was an important underscoring of the value of this sector as a whole to the broader economic health of the UK.

Posted under 'Company' by Barney on Thursday, 5 November, 2020

10 Tips to Help Your Planning Application Succeed

planning application recommendations

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