Architecture and Design

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Water Features in Greenhouses

Water features, such as ponds and fountains, are usually located outdoors, but a greenhouse provides the opportunity to enjoy these elements indoors. Greenhouses are typically utilized to grow plants and flowers year-round, a water feature can add a unique element to a glazed structure. Water features in a....

Greenhouses for Dining/Entertaining

The word greenhouse evokes an image of a glass building full of benches and shelves covered in flowers, plants, and trees. What many people fail to realize is that greenhouses can be used for more than just growing plants. When properly designed, greenhouses are excellent spaces for entertaining friends and....

Reasons to Include a Conservatory in Design

The decision to add a conservatory to your property may seem like a lavish expense, but advances in manufacturing processes have lowered costs and increased building efficiencies, making a conservatory a very affordable addition to any home or commercial location. Conservatories offer numerous benefits to....

Planning for Glass

Whether you are building a greenhouse or upgrading the windows in your home selecting the correct glass is critical and should be viewed as a 20 year or longer investment. There are several factors you should consider when planning for glass, including the type of application, location of the structure, and....

Coordinating Conservatory Architecture with Existing Surroundings

One step that often gets overlooked when planning for a conservatory is the architecture of surrounding buildings. Do the buildings on the property have a traditional or modern feel? Do you want the conservatory to blend with surroundings or become the focal point? When designing a new conservatory first....