Project Profile: Oyster Bay, NY

Thursday, 02 June 2016 by

  Once upon a time we received a phone call from a family that desperately wanted to fill this underused and often forgotten about area of their home. The French cottage tucked away near Oyster Bay, Long Island is the location for this cozy orangery.   This is a complicated location for a conservatory. All the water

Would you believe the White House probably had the most historic US Conservatory you have never heard of?  The conservatories of the West Wing, at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Pres. Buchanan was the first to add a wooden greenhouse on the roof of the west terrace in 1857, adjacent to the State Dining Room. One could enter a

Historic Conservatories

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 by

  When we travel across the country building new conservatories, we often stop to pay our respects to the old timers that graced so many cities, large and small, in America from 1890 to today.   The Conservatory at Soldiers Home in Milwaukee was built 1889 and demolished in 1955. Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson replaced

It’s early Spring. We have the itch we can feel it in the air, it’s time to get to work. Let’s start tagging,  pinning and planning our outdoor spaces. This popular conservatory space will assist in providing inspiration! Yes, it’s true while working on this project Illinois the homeowners provided us with enough Chicago style pizza

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

Orangery vs. Conservatory

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 by

Orangeries have become the most popular conservatory project in England today. An orangery is much like a conservatory. One deciding feature is more ‘mass’ on the wall design and less window. This differs from a typical conservatory, which strives to have little in the way of structure on the walls, and maximum amount of glass. The

Conservatory Blinds and Shades

Monday, 29 February 2016 by
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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. Conservatory Craftsmen is pround to offer blinds for slope glazing to the United States. We are only one in a handfull of

Project Profile- Brewster, New York

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 by

The story begins in late 2014. Our couple purchased this stunning remote New York estate, 1 1/2 hours from the City.  Her law practice was growing and she needed a home office for days that she didn’t need to tackle the long commute into the city. Her husband, a well respected Horticulturalist for the NY Parks

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While traditional mechanical Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are still widely used in Australia, contemporary concerns for improving the environmental performance and “liveability” of buildings has led to an increased interest in alternatives like natural ventilation and mixed-mode systems. A major benefits of HVAC, particularly in deep plan and larger office buildings, is

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Your home heating bills need not be astronomical this year. Alternative heating sources, such as geothermal heating, can offset some of the home heating costs. In this week’s blog, we share an article by Mary Perham from PressConnects.com on how to save on home heating costs:

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