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The greatest conservatory ever

The Crystal Palace, built for the Great Exhibition of 1851, was a new and exciting building. Joseph Paxton, although he was only a gardener, knew that he had to impress the Victorians with something quite innovative and extraordinary. Since then, conservatories have evolved greatly, but at that time, an incredible 900,000 square feet of cast […]

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How do we use our Conservatories?

So many people have taken the sensible step of extending their house with a conservatory, whether a lean-to or an orangery, small or large. With under floor heating or a large radiator, and high quality glazing, the conservatory should be able to be used throughout the year, without being too hot in the summer and […]

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Insurance – Is my Conservatory Covered?

Firstly, the contractor who is building your conservatory should offer an independent insurance backed guarantee of the work, covering the possibility of the firm ceasing trading and covering the costs of any further work to be done in case of mistakes. In an ideal world, you should notify your insurance company before any work is […]

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10 Reasons why you need a Conservatory Specialist

Here are 10 Reasons why you need a good Conservatory Specialist: They will be a company with experience behind them, and one that has been building and supplying conservatories for a considerable length of time. A good company will be able to offer a wide range of choices , and talk you through the best […]

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Why not do it Yourself?

Would you really like a conservatory which will enhance your house and give you more space, but are put off by the cost? The answer could be a self build conservatory, assembled by you or your own builder. If you don’t feel confident enough to build it yourself, you can use your local builder to […]

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Conservatories – Back to the Beginning

Although conservatories are a beautiful addition to every home, and nowadays are used as an extra living space to the main house, ranging from breakfast rooms to play rooms, originally the first conservatories were built in the 16th century by the rich who wanted the luxury of citrus fruits all year round, or tropical plants […]

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Is your Conservatory a Paradise or an Igloo?

Are you still using your conservatory or have you relegated it for summer use only? It’s the middle of winter now, but many people are still using their conservatory. Especially those who have opted for some sort of heating and have installed blinds which can retain the warmth, using a specialist fabric to help insulate […]

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Cleaning your Conservatory

Is your conservatory looking as good as it did the day it was built? A conservatory looks great when new but can rapidly develop a coating of green slime, bird droppings, moss, insects and dirt through exposure to the weather. This is not always obvious until you take a good look, then you will probably […]

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Which Flooring to choose?

Think of a conservatory – you’ll think first of glass and light. Each building will be individual and complimentary to your house, but it’s at the start of the build that you will need to think about flooring, which will have a large impact on the feel and look of the space. Your builder will […]

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Conservatories can be Environmentally Friendly

Conservatories are popular in this country – no wonder, with the British weather as it is – they offer an extended living space and add value to the property. But what impact do they have on the environment? If a conservatory is heated, and nowadays most owners use their conservatory as much as possible throughout […]

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