The Holiday season is over, the decorations are down, the winter has a firm grip on life, and mind begins to dream about the next season. Spring! Last year was not a kind spring. Everything was late. I had to feed my poor bees until the third week of June before pollen finally was available

Home Greenhouse

In an article published in Horticulture Magazine, Roger Marshall, “The Greenhouse Grower” discusses how and when to get your greenhouse ready for a winter. When is the right time to replace your summer heat loving plants to cooler weather plants so your greenhouse is stocked with homegrown vegetables all year round. Transitioning to the Fall


Another objection that I read on the internet is that of temperature control in the conservatory. Comments on Houzz often say “it’s beautiful but you will never afford to keep it warm in the winter” or “you will roast like a bug in an oven in the summer” Funny thing, I never see that objection


It is my usual approach to bring up the objections, as customers will not usually come out and say what is bothering them. However, the other day, an old gent says to me “ you can never get a conservatory to look like it was always a part of the house”. I think what he

Frequently Asked Questions

Friday, 10 July 2015 by

Here at the Conservatory Craftsmen headquarters we love to spend time going through and answering all of your questions from Houzz, and our Facebook and Twitter pages. We know choosing the right builder for your dream space can be a difficult decision and we want to help in any way we can to help make


The price of things seems to be higher these days, particularly at the supermarket, and an at least weekly journey for most families. But what if I told you that you could skip those checkout lines entirely or at least reduce your bill by growing your own food? Don’t have the time, the space, the


I have been building Conservatories for over 25 years I often hear (right after how do I heat it?) is how do I keep a glass room cool in the summer ? Fear not, working with myself and my team we don’t just build your structure and leave, we work with you during every step tackling

honme addition

The natural resources of the world, though abundant, are being threatened by climate change and global warming. As a result, people are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint; how much energy we consume, which environmental factors their food is grown in, and how to incorporate it all into our everyday life. A conservatory or

Greenhouse Technology

Friday, 29 May 2015 by

There is no better way to extend your living space by adding a greenhouse or conservatory to your home. While at the same price point as any other home addition, the value of having such an unusually beautiful, functional room makes the return on investment a no-brainer. But the financial benefits are the least of

My Conservatory Soil Mix

Monday, 11 May 2015 by

There are times when my family thinks I am entirely nuts and they just go off to do their own thing until I am done. This is one of those times. A conservatory in the spring can be an intense place to start your garden for the year. I have about 45 flats of flowers


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