Monday, 5 August 2013

Industry News Bulletin

Industry News Bulletin

These are articles that Apollo Conservatories have collected over that past month

Old cottage gets gleaming glass addition with garden view

If you're looking for a little "wow" with your architecture, look no further - the Taringa House designed by Australian firm Loucas Zahos Architects created a contemporary addition that transforms this humble, existing cottage with a modern glass volume open to nature. The house sits on a steep slope of an inner west suburb of Brisbane, with its original structure fronting the street and the modern glazed addition cascading down the hillside and toward a creek at the rear of the property. The house is a lesson in opposites: historic and contemporary, front and back, public and private, visitor and family. Here's the tour. -  

Sustainable house with three wings that engage the landscape

Maybe it's the sweeping silhouette, or its connection to the environment, or maybe it's those eco elements that you can't see outright that make the Piermont House such a draw. Located in Ballarat, Australia, this house designed by Australian firm Rachcoff Vella Architecture was two years in the making - one year to design it, and one more to build it. But it was certainly worth the wait. Behind its curved exterior walls, cozy interiors and sustainable features are equally alluring for architecture and nature lovers alike. Check it out! -

Why not make a splash?
The swimming pool is perhaps the most aspirational of home accessories. It speaks not only of physical fitness, but of fun, relaxation and, if the weather obliges, decadence. But that’s the snag; the Great British weather. When the sun is shining we have best climate in the world, when it’s not, well, you probably won’t want to be pool-side which is exactly where an Apropos Pool House can come into play. - 

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Friday, 22 March 2013

A Brief History on Conservatories and Orangeries

The landscape surrounding your home provides the all important context to your Apollo Conservatory. You may have extensive views that you want to capture, a well tended garden to admire throughout the seasons, or a contemporary town courtyard space.

Whilst our customers have varying plans for how they will use the room we create for them, most of them seek to bring the outside in. Our main aim is to design a hardwood conservatory or orangery for you which will provide a delightful transition between the garden and your home.

Our customers often ask us what the difference is between an orangery and a hardwood conservatory, this distinct line has become rather blurred over time. Both have a link with horticulture and this has played a significant role in their development.

In the 17th century orangeries became popular as they were used to protect citrus and other rare or fragile plants during the winter. They were usually constructed using stone or brick featuring pillars and large windows they often occupied a stand alone position. They were seen as a symbol of prestige and wealth.

Conservatories can be traced to the early nineteenth century when they were used as large green houses, over time their use has evolved and they became more popular as recreational areas. At Apollo we offer hardwood and bespoke conservatories to your specification. 

The most distinctive characteristic of an orangery is the flat roof with a lantern roof, this is teamed with large columns making it feel permanent and solid almost like part of the original house. In contrast to this a conservatory has a glass roof creating a feeling of light and airiness that allows clear sky views.

At Apollo Conservatories we pride ourselves in creating beautiful hardwood and bespoke orangeries and conservatories that compliment your home. We have an in house designer who creates detailed plans so you get a clear idea of what the finished addition to your home will look like. 

For further information or a no obligation quote please do not hesitate in contacting us on 01503 230660, you can visit our website or for recent projects completed please like us on Facebook by searching for Apollo Conservatories.

Monday, 25 February 2013


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Monday, 19 November 2012

Apollo Conservatories - About Us

Here at Apollo Conservatories we pride ourselves on our ability to win projects based on our knowledge, expertise and helpfulness and our ability to fully interpret our clients brief, rather than any high pressure sales techniques. Building a good relationship with our clients is of paramount importance to us.

We serve Devon and Cornwall from our address in Polbathic, with its close proximity to the A38 between Saltash and Liskeard. We have special knowledge of the requirements of Local Planners and Conservation Officers and pride ourselves on obtaining Planning and Listed Building consents in the vast majority of cases. 

Our design team has won a number of national awards for Conservatories, along with window and door designs of the highest order and performance standards.