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Tate Project

The job for Mr and Mrs Tate came about because I did a job earlier in the year for the neighbour next door but one to them. As this other job progressed, Mr and Mrs Tate had a good view of progress because their house overlooks the previous job due to the layout of the cul-de-sac. The houses on this estate were all built on an old farm. The farm used to be called Marsh Farm. the clue is in the name really as to what potential ground conditions were going to be, and with doing the previous jo...

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New Conservatory for the Rodens

The latest job was for John and Carole Roden based in Stoke-on-Trent. The project involved knocking down an existing 20 year old Victorian conservatory base, and bringing it up to date with a Loggia post design conservatory. The external footprint of the new conservatory was not much bigger than the original, but the original two 45 degree walls have been done away with, thus squaring off the new conservatory and has resulted in more useable internal floor area. A small retaining wall wa...

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Firth Project

This job has been done over a period of time, from initial meeting of the customer, to the completed job as it is today. My initial meeting with the customer threw up a major headache, that neither the salesman nor the surveyor failed to pick up on. In the photos at the start of the project, there is what everybody assumed to be a manhole cover. It is actually an external access to the cellar which is below the room adjoining the orangery! This tur...

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Mercer Project

Orangery built on a raft foundation. The latest job has been interesting to say the least!!It is an orangery built on a raft foundation. There’s also a retaining wall to knock down and rebuild 1.5m further back, reusing the original bricks.The raft foundation had to be designed by a structural engineer due to the housing estate being built in the close proximity of an old colliery. The footings were excavated to the usual depth of 1m, but were specified to be 1450mm wide instead of the usu...

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How to take care of your conservatory

We help our customers by building them conservatories and orangeries that they will love. The last thing that we want to see is these great spaces go to waste.Here are some great ways to take care of your conservatory: Don’t abandon your conservatory: Thanks to modern technology and the high quality materials we use, the conservatories we build are comfortable to live in the whole year round, even during the coldest months of winter. While conservatories are at their most glorious durin...