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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.

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

6 Trends That Will Endure From Lockdown

home improvement trends from Lockdown

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?

Bespoke oak garden room design

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