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
When it comes to regulating the temperature of your conservatory the space needs to be addressed completely separate from the rest of your home. Not only will properly positioned, energy efficient window treatments save money, they will also help with privacy. There are many Conservatory Blinds and Shades options to consider: PLEATED SHADES: Pleated shades are the most versatile way to treat
Summer is quickly drifting away, back-to-school sales are in every shop window… it’s the perfect time for a late summer getaway! Nothing will prepare you for fall like exploring a new city with your loved ones. Professional horticulturists are working tirelessly across the United States creating new installations for the new season, bringing in exotic flowers and plants from
I’m often asked the question, “How does a conservatory differ from a sunroom? A greenhouse? An atrium?
For a builder in this niche market, it’s like asking how a T shirt differs from a dress shirt or how a sedan differs from a luxury car. Some things you just know. A car gets you there on 4 wheels, (well most of the time!). A shirt covers your body, right?
A sunroom lets the sun in, right? So why is one a conservatory, the other a sunroom?
Let’s explore. In general terms, quality and longevity make the difference. A sunroom is typically manufactured with lower quality materials than the house it is attached to. Stick built structures by quality carpenters do not fit this discussion, and can be of high quality. Is the roof solid or glass? Most mass-manufactured sunrooms are the quality level of a trailer home. Thin walls, screws exposed and right through the face surface of the structure, (eventually rusting) low insulation level of the glass and walls. And, how much did it cost?
Mrs. Michelle Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington DC It’s time to bring your garden inside! We were happy to learn of the bold move you made to restore a garden on the White House lawn and certainly hope you and the First Family have enjoyed the fruits of your labor. But frankly, it’s time for the
So, the conservatory got a bit dirty over the winter, did it? Things a bit drab and dusty? This is the time of year when one looks outside and says ‘I will never get it all done!” Leaves just popping out, the kid’s toys in the yard, the dog, oh my! And look at all
Last month our team was on-site of another conservatory replacement. It is sad to see conservatories built a short time ago that need to be replaced because someone either didn’t know or understand the issues created when water finds its way into the conservatory. Prematurely, the building materials will rot and fail, and before you know
Orchids at the New York Botanical Conservatory have been getting a lot of attention lately on Houzz.com. These botanic wonders are the pinnacle of cultivation in the conservatory as we know from our many customers whose favorite pastime is the culture of orchids. However, one would be reticent not to mention the conservatory show also
Any structure that leaks, accumulate moisture or has been rendered useless due to damage can be a big problem for homeowners. But how do you know if your greenhouse conservatory needs a repair, refurbishment or replacement? Yesterday I received a phone call from a local tradesman that we have worked with over the years and I very much