Category: Advice

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...

What can a garden room bring to a self-build home?
10 May

What can a garden room bring to a self-build home?

If you’re creating your own home from scratch, either through custom-build or through self-build, then you have the freedom to design the perfect property that you have always wanted. An...

Designing the perfect open-plan space
03 May

Designing the perfect open-plan space

If you’re planning on creating your own open-plan living space, then functionality should be at the forefront of your mind. While you’ll want it to be a luxurious space to...

Designing the perfect pool house
20 Apr

Designing the perfect pool house

After the warm Easter weekend, we’re starting to look forward to the summer with long sunny days and balmy evenings spent outside. When the temperatures start to climb, few things...

Inspiring garden furniture ideas for stylish outdoor living
10 Apr

Inspiring garden furniture ideas for stylish outdoor living

It won’t be long before summer is here, so if you’re looking to update your outdoor space then some new garden furniture could be a great place to start. The...

Using planting to soften your building with Paul Baines
28 Mar

Using planting to soften your building with Paul Baines

Our designs have the ability to make you feel connected to the great outdoors, so having a beautiful garden room will often go hand in hand with having a beautiful...

Q&A: Designing beautiful kitchens with Humphrey Munson
25 Mar

Q&A: Designing beautiful kitchens with Humphrey Munson

A well-designed kitchen becomes the heart of any home. Producing an opulent yet functional space that can be used for cooking, dining, and entertaining is a tall order, but award-winning...

What is the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?
07 Mar

What is the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?

Orangeries, conservatories and garden rooms; these three very different types of extensions all have their own distinct qualities. It can be confusing to know which is which, let alone deciding...

How to design the perfect utility room
01 Mar

How to design the perfect utility room

It’s a part of the home that’s synonymous with the soft and comforting hum of the tumble dryer and the pleasant scent of fabric conditioner. Intended for laundry care, storing...