Case Studies

Timber to Sun Room

We were presented with the challenge of changing the existing old timber structure with a Sun Room using modern materials. The stone base wall in this old character Dorset property was in good order but the timber had substantially deteriorated and in particular all roofing rafters plus the glazing.

Orangery Designs

Orangery Designs Are Not Just For Traditional Country Houses

Extensive Restoration

Extensive restoration and re-glazing was carried out by David Fennings on this superb traditional style conservatory.

Tiled extension with glazed conservatory

The decision between a Tiled Extension and Glazed Conservatory Sun Room often presents a challenge to householders. Depending on how the room is going to be used by the occupier and their family will be paramount in deciding the overall design. The choice was for an existing small dining room to be extended with a

Free-standing building on the beach

Free-standing building on the beach. A cleverly designed free-standing structure in an exposed position superbly located beach on The South Coast. The supporting steel structure was specifically designed to provide appropriate strength and stability in this exposed location.  In addition, the position of various steel members needed to be such that large glazed panels and

Creating all year living spaces

Our customers had moved from an older character property on the New Forest borders to a very attractive modern bungalow beside a delightful river.  Their desire was to construct a conservatory as they would very much miss that which was in their previous home.   However, the challenge for all concerned was to construct and

A conservatory to use all year round

BROADBENT – STURMINSTER NEWTON The existing PVCu Conservatory had been constructed with a basic roof design which has suffered by leaks and draughts.  This conservatory roof was not expected to further withstand the passage of time but the side elevations were in good order. The glazing was not Heat Reflective or incorporating Thermal Efficiency during

An elevated new home

A new property constructed in an attractive South Coast seaside town.   As this new home was close to the sea, the principal elevation facing south, a choice of High Specification substantial Architectural Aluminium with its protective Powder Coat Paint. The finish chosen provided substantial protection against the elements to which it will be exposed.

Building a Tiled Extension and Glazed Conservatory

A combined Tiled Extension plus Glazed Conservatory was discussed and designed in close liaison with our customers. The tiled area to form a craft room with the added bonus of extending into the garden, whilst enjoying various hobbies. On appropriate occasions, the tiled extension could be quickly converted to a dining area, whilst again enjoying being

Modern Conservation Structures

A very special structure with a unique story from its initial conception.   We were approached by our customer, who lived on the Isle of Wight, with many challenges.  Having been highly recommended by his architect’s colleague, who we dealt with on the mainland, our company was very much preferred to develop the project, as

Rebuilding a Timber Conservatory

Rebuilding a Timber Conservatory | We were presented with the challenge of changing a conventional Edwardian Hardwood Conservatory into an Orangery design. The substantial timber side frames were sufficiently strong to withstand the additional weight and re-designed upper structure. The new design also provided an opportunity to introduce for the introduction of the latest Heat

A fully insulated warm roof

PERRETT – NEW FOREST The original structure was built by ourselves in high specification Architectural Aluminium some 20 years ago. Although structurally sound and very well used within the property, the new owners desired a fully tiled insulated warm roof. Drawings were prepared and it was important that the proposed new tiles would run into

Traditional character property extension

This traditional character property offered many challenges. It was necessary to satisfy the local Planning Authorities and Conservation Officer in relation to Conservation Area Requirements and not least of all, our customer’s ultimate wishes. As often happens with older properties, individual wishes for all concerned may vary and therefore it be-falls ourselves, as the construction

Conservatory and Brick Extension

The conservatory element of this adventurous building project was very much of an individual design and specifically chosen to compliment the host property. This splendid home, has a very individual characteristic interior, which substantially is in harmony with the original barn that has been converted over a number of years.

Garden Sunroom for Julias House Charity

After several years of searching a number of locations which did not materialise, this ideal property at its location became available to Dorset Children’s Hospice. Extensive interior renovations and changes, including construction of a garden sunroom, were carried out to specifically accommodate the dear children and their families.

Glazed Extension to a Historic Building

This splendid historic building in Swanage, Dorset, was until not many years ago a nunnery. My two children’s’ school “Christ The King” used to visit once a year and after enjoying a Punch & Judy Show on the Swanage beach, followed by tea and games in the nunnery gardens. The other day we uncovered some

Two-storey Hardwood Conservatory Construction

This two storey hardwood conservatory construction project, albeit with no upper floor, was very much designed to complement the superbly designed property.

Curved Sunroom Overlooking Poole Harbour

This curved sunroom project was especially challenging in many respects. We were invited to construct on an older property overlooking the upper reaches of Poole Harbour where many of the original properties had been extensively modernised.

Orangery in Dorset

We were asked to remove a basic Lean-to Conservatory from this character Dorset property which was set into a beautiful garden. Our customer’s desire was for this to become an Orangery with a Glazed orangery lantern and generally speaking a much more attractive design, more in character with the main building.

Replacement Windows and Doors

This modern terraced property in a delightful area a little outside of Poole when purchased by a new resident required upgrading.  Albeit there were PVCu Windows, these were not of the highest specification and the general design with regards to openings were not originally best designed.  All of the windows and doors have now been

Extension in Dorset

This project was constructed onto an older style property nestling within one of South Dorset’s attractive villages not far from Lulworth and Durdle Door.  The desire was to not only extend the very small kitchen into the superb garden but provide a family dining area. The Tiled Roof was constructed as our customers wishes were

Garage Conversion

This was another property where we had previously constructed a glazed Sun Room and our further involvement and expertise was desired.  This project required many considerations and challenges.  Not least of all, diplomatic involvement with the neighbour was essential.  There were two adjoining garages and desired by our customers for theirs to be turned into

Architectural Aluminium Framework

Our customers had moved from an older character property on the New Forest borders to a very attractive modern bungalow beside a delightful river.  Their desire was to construct a conservatory as they would very much miss that which was on their previous home.  However, the challenge for all concerned was to construct and design

Tiled Roof in Dorset

This property is in an extremely attractive location, high above a picturesque Dorset village.  There are splendid views over the surrounding countryside and down into the local village cricket pitch. There were challenges including a raised floor, so that without lowering the garden hedges, good views could be maintained over the Dorset countryside.  Originally built

Orangery in Poole

This older Poole property whilst full of character, had been added to with a rather inappropriate PVCu Lean To Conservatory. A number of different designs were discussed with our clients and their architect, albeit most importantly one which would be in harmony with the property’s historic features. It was also important that dimensions were chosen,

Stained Glass Window

This stained glass window is in a Victorian Bournemouth property substantially over a hundred years old. The extremely attractive and delicate single glass units were carefully removed and restored by a long established traditional company who have specialised skills with stained glass. The next step was for the stained glass panes to be professionally put

Aluminium Glazed Extension

This Architectural Aluminium Glazed Extension was not designed to provide a separate Garden Sun Room. The desire was to provide a Glazed Extension to the property, allowing significant natural light into an existing very large kitchen and dining area. If you have a large family or regularly entertain, this would be an attractive design to

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