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David Salisbury Company Blog

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

Weather like this makes us glad to be home!

Orangery in the snow makes us glad to be home

In these times of what feels like unusually high levels of snow and bad weather, we are certainly glad of the comforts of our home environment. The current weather has brought us the unprecedented occurrence of two red weather levels in different parts of the country over the past two days.

Posted under 'Company' by Barney on Friday, 2 March, 2018

Squeezing an Orangery?

Squeezing a smaller orangery

Here at David Salisbury, it is not about the size of the project that gets our creative juices flowing, but how the customer will use their new space and how effectively the new extension blends with their existing home.
A common perception is that an orangery or an oak framed building requires a large amount of space and only suits a substantial property (or host building to use the technical terminology).

Posted under 'Company' by Barney on Friday, 23 February, 2018

Calling in the Experts

David Salisbury's Expert Team

In this day and age of continuing technological advancement, there is a growing trend to employ specialists in their field, whatever the particular context. As competition has increased in every business sector, so too has the myriad amount of regulation and technical expertise required in order to operate.

Posted under 'Company' by Barney on Friday, 16 February, 2018

Working from the comfort of your Orangery

Working from home in your conservatory

As it is Friday and thoughts turn to the weekend, it got us thinking about those of us whom are lucky enough to be able to work at home. 
According to the Office for National Statistics, well over four million now work regularly at home – which is approaching 15% of the entire UK workforce. Astonishingly, the figure has increased by some 45% since the turn of the century.

Posted under 'Company' by Barney on Friday, 9 February, 2018

Bi-Fold Doors moving with the times

Timber bi-fold doors with oak orangery

A benefit of pretty much every orangery, conservatory and garden room is the ease of access to the garden or outside area. This, of course, requires the design and installation of at least one door. Historically, this would have involved a 'French Door,' which opens in a traditional manner, hinged from the side. Originating in France in the 17th century, these doors have been around for a while!

Posted under 'Company' by Barney on Friday, 2 February, 2018