Securely established at Sunrise Park for over 40 years, David Fennings Conservatories have supplied architectural aluminium, hardwood and selected uPVC conservatories over an enviably long period.


Specialist conservatory company who also supply a full range of glazing for homes and commercial premises (not just a double-glazing firm) constructing thousands of conservatories, sun rooms and glazing projects in 40 years of continuous trading.

We can carry out the entire project from initial design and dealing with planning permission, through baseworks and conservatory sun room construction to the finishing touches such as tiles, blinds and furnishing. We also supply conservatory accessories such as lighting, air-conditioning, heating (including under-floor) and external landscaping.

We are very easy to find on the north west outskirts of the popular Dorset Garrison town, Blandford Forum and just off the main A350. Simply type in your post code and a route map will appear together with distances.

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A Dorset company that welcomes a challenge:

There are companies which like things to be easy – and those who enjoy a bit of a challenge! You could say that David Fennings Conservatories belongs in the latter category – because while the Dorset-based business happily deals with standard budget models welcoming all enquiries, their experienced team really enjoys tackling ambitious, demanding projects – the bigger the better.

One recent challenge was a two storey project: a hardwood conservatory constructed onto a home that although modern, had been designed with all the traditional features of a farmhouse/barn. The house was built on land previously owned by the Crichel Estate and on the site of the old Witchampton Mill. It is beside a small river which once powered the Mil and is now home to an abundance of wildlife, including fish, otters, kingfishers, herons and egret.

“The construction was complex, in that we needed to go as deep as the river bed and break through steel reinforced concrete, which had been buried when the old mill was demolished,” managing director David Fennings explained.

“The property is in a conservation Area and as you might expect, the developers, together with the Crichel Estate and local planning authority, exercised a strict covenant and criteria for the overall design.”

“For support and structural stability a complex steel portal framework was initially constructed, set onto steel reinforced concrete pads and foundations. Although traditional features were employed in the conservatory and the house, modern technology was introduced. This included underfloor heating, solar reflective and thermally-efficient glass, thermostatically-controlled opening roof vent and a porcelain tiled floor.”

David admitted that it was a very challenging project, but it has proven to be a very successful one, thanks to his company’s team of skilled, experienced professionals.

Comprehensive Service

The company, established in its present location for more than 25 years but with four decades of continuous trading under its belt, offers its services to both commercial and domestic customers and its extensive range includes entrance and bi-fold doors, windows, conservatories, sun/garden rooms and tiled home extensions. hardwood, PVC or architectural aluminium are all available.

Although many jobs are much more straightforward than the two storey conservatory in a conservation area, the company brings the same thorough approach and attention to detail regardless of the size or complexity of the project, beginning always with some patient discussion followed by professional guidance on all aspects of the job.

David said: “Given our long experience, we are aware of the folly of people rushing into hasty decisions on any project. We also understand how important it has become to provide the most comprehensive service possible – so we can undertake the entire project from initial consultation, design, planning permission through baseworks and construction, to the finishing touches, including lighting, air-conditioning, heating (including under-floor), tiles, blinds and external landscaping.

“We even offer a range of quality cane furniture and furnishings,” he added.

As this superb two storey project demonstrates, the company can provide customers with invaluable guidance and practical help on all planning issues, and because of its rural location, has developed a great deal of experience regarding the detail required where listed buildings, conservation areas, AONB (Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Flood Risk Assessment or similar are concerned.

Charity Work :

I have been involved with Julia’s House fundraising for some years now and wish to create 10 annual events which will regularly provide income for this most worthy charity.
I am very keen to speak with others to gain whatever support they are able to give. Either by personal help, putting us in touch with their contacts who may offer back up or general advice. Even suggestions would be equally welcome to provide help in however a minor way, so that these events in support of Julia’s House can be created to provide regular annual income.

A number of very popular local golf courses have made most welcome approaches to Julia’s House, expressing their wish to assist in raising funds with a competition. So anyone who would like to create their own special golf day for Julia’s House, should contact David or Lin at Julia’s House and we will pass on the details.

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