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Interiors Inspired by Nature: New Farrow & Ball Collection
12 Nov

Interiors Inspired by Nature: New Farrow & Ball Collection

Renowned museum and wallpaper experts Farrow & Ball have collaborated with the nation’s most beloved museum for the very first time to create a collection inspired by the great outdoors....

Beginner’s guide to planning a glazed extension
01 Nov

Beginner’s guide to planning a glazed extension

Once you have decided to commit to a garden room or orangery, there are a few things to consider and decisions to make. We understand it can feel a little...

Unique furniture pieces for your garden room
30 Oct

Unique furniture pieces for your garden room

Envisage your dream open-plan space by selecting sumptuous sofas, handsome dining tables and characterful ornaments that no one else will have. Here’s our guide for selecting unique furniture pieces for...

What is a bespoke garden room?
24 Oct

What is a bespoke garden room?

Bespoke design is more than just choosing a colour that you like; it’s about creating something that blends in with your property, transforms the way you use your home, and...

Handy tips to help you maintain your garden room this Autumn
16 Oct

Handy tips to help you maintain your garden room this Autumn

When it comes to our timber garden rooms and orangery extensions, we always recommend that our clients give them a small amount of maintenance twice a year – once in...

Gardening spotlight: Pumpkins and gourds
09 Oct

Gardening spotlight: Pumpkins and gourds

Autumn is in the air, and for the next month, any kind of seasonal display is likely to include a pumpkin or two. The pumpkin has been used for hundreds...

Party traditions from around the world
04 Oct

Party traditions from around the world

With Halloween, bonfire night, and Christmas fast approaching, we look at six different cultures to see how people from around the world traditionally entertain their guests and host parties. Perhaps...

Do orangeries and garden rooms need foundations?
27 Sep

Do orangeries and garden rooms need foundations?

Just like any other building or structure, orangeries and garden rooms need foundations to keep them supported and distribute their weight evenly. There are a few types of foundations that...

Do you need planning permission for an orangery?
03 Sep

Do you need planning permission for an orangery?

Orangeries and garden rooms create more space in your home and completely change the look of your property, so it’s highly likely that you’ll need planning permission. However, if you...

How to keep your glazed garden room or orangery feeling cool
22 Aug

How to keep your glazed garden room or orangery feeling cool

Without a doubt, this is an issue that homeowners and property developers will be most concerned about; keeping their glazed extension feeling cool and comfortable at different times of the...

The health benefits of natural light and space in the home
15 Aug

The health benefits of natural light and space in the home

Our homes have a considerable impact on almost every aspect of our lives, from the way we sleep to the way we interact with each other. Here is how a...

The modern guide to housewarming parties
26 Jun

The modern guide to housewarming parties

A bottle of fizz in the garden with your friends is all very well, but when you’ve just moved home or want to celebrate a recent renovation project, what can...

A guide to glazed extensions: what’s best for you?
20 Jun

A guide to glazed extensions: what’s best for you?

An extension can give your home a new lease of life, completely transforming your property by adding space and reconfiguring the rooms into a new layout. We explore the three...

What does an orangery cost?
17 Jun

What does an orangery cost?

"What does an orangery cost?" It's a valid and very popular question circulating the web at present, with many influencing factors to consider...

Sumptuous Poolside Furniture with The Modern Garden Company
16 May

Sumptuous Poolside Furniture with The Modern Garden Company

The Modern Garden Company is a high-end outdoor furniture, canopies, and accessories brand that helps clients to create beautiful, stylish outdoor spaces. With summer just around the corner, we get...