Into the Autumnal Tones

By | Trends

Autumnal garland from Neptune.com According to Plascon Trends, August’s colour of the month is Rooibos. Like the tea, Rooibos can vary in tones but it remains similar to a clay-like red providing a warming contrast to the British summer we seem to be having. Rooibos is…

Read More

Origins of the Orangery

By | Structures

The history of an orangery The orangery originated from the renaissance gardens of Italy, with the first being built in Padua during 1545. Orangeries were a practical invention, dedicated to protecting orange trees and other citrus fruits during winter. After a century, other varieties of…

Read More

Move house or improve your home?

By | Advice

It’s important to weigh out your options when it comes to moving house. You need to ask yourself if you can improve your beloved home instead of spending several months or maybe even years, trying to find a replacement. Ask yourself; is it possible to…

Read More

Meet the team: Mark Searle

By | Meet the team

Meet Regional Business Manager, Mark Searle. I find that it is a great opportunity when people welcome you into their homes to discuss how they can develop and improve their living spaces. I take pride in seeing our finished projects that I have designed and helped…

Read More

Paxton’s Great Conservatory at Chatsworth

By | Events

With the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show just next week, we thought it appropriate to look back to the history of the first conservatory; ‘Paxton’s Great Conservatory’ built in 1840. The Great Conservatory from 1836 to 1840, taking four years to complete due to its…

Read More

Planning Permission Tips

By | Advice

We understand that building a garden room, whether it be a traditional conservatory or contemporary orangery, can take a lot of planning and design consideration. It can be especially daunting if the prospect of planning permission and building regulations arise. We’ve put together a small…

Read More
Marston & Langinger luxury paint

Interview: Marston & Langinger Paint

By | Interviews

We interviewed Martin Fenwick and Simon Tilbrook, Directors of Fenwick and Tilbrook – manufacturers of Marston & Langinger Paint; renowned luxury paint used by leading industry professionals and proud home owners. What makes Marston & Langinger paint stand out from the rest? Not only do…

Read More
Meet the Marston & Langinger team: Mark Cooper

Meet the team: Mark Cooper

By | Meet the team

Meet Mark, General Manager at Marston & Langinger. I’ve always had a great passion for historic and modern buildings, period properties and remarkable architecture. My job provides me with endless opportunities to create and develop exciting projects, working with a team of dedicated and enthusiastic…

Read More

What conservatory structure should I choose?

By | Advice

We frequently get asked what the difference is between a conservatory, a garden room and an orangery. Below is a brief overview of the different types of structures which should help you decide which is best for your house. Conservatory The modern day conservatory is often…

Read More