Posted by: cristal09 | December 24, 2012

To have a large Christmas tree

By having a conservatory gives the home owner room to have a taller Christmas tree.

Posted by: cristal09 | November 29, 2009

Conservatories offer natural light all year round.

Many people at this time of the year suffer from SAD which stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Not many people like the winter but for SAD sufferers this time of the year is very difficult to cope with.  Colder days, darker nights, lack of sunlight all contribute to the disorder.

The best treatment for people suffering from SAD is light therapy.   Now you can buy certain products that give off a light but noting can really substitute natural sun light.  So what can you do?  Well those that can afford can head of abroad and have a holiday but if you can’t leave home why not consider a conservatory?

A conservatory is made mainly from glass which means it lets in plenty of light.  Even on a dull winter day you will find a conservatory the brightest room in your house.  Those suffering from SAD may notice a difference if they use their conservatory more at this time of the year.

So if you suffer from SAD you should make a conservatory an essential addition to your home.

Posted by: cristal09 | October 27, 2009

Estate agents SOLD OUT of quality properties

The latest figures out for house price growth are giving increasing credibility to those who feel we have hit the bottom of the market.

With increasing interest from both private buyers who can meet the stricter lending criteria and property investors calling the bottom of the market it is simply back to supply and demand. There are simply just not enough quality properties available for the increasing demand. The London market often thought to act as an indicator of national trends has been the best market for property sellers.  Some data suggests that the property market is currently as vibrant as the heady days of 2007.

Posted by: cristal09 | September 16, 2009

Beat the Housing Market with an Orangery or Conservatory

If you have outgrown your home the first thing you would do it put your house on the market and start looking for a more suitable home.  A couple of years ago that wouldn’t have been a problem and it would have been the most obvious thing to do.  However since the current state of the housing market is still not looking good you might have to think of other ways of created the much needed space that your family needs.

You could look at having a loft converted but this is still quite costly possibly up to £30,000.  But there are other options which you might not had thought about.  What about a conservatory?  Conservatories come in many different shapes and designs or you could go for a full bespoke model.

You can get a traditional Victorian or Edwardian style conservatory or you could go for more less conventional shapes such as a P or T shaped conservatory.

The P shape conservatory is great for creating two living areas such as a dining room as well as a living room .  This shape conservatory is possible by blending two styles into one, the Victorian and the Tradional conservatory.  It is an ideal for creating maxium living space while maintaining a sense of proportion with your house.

The T shape conservatory is great if you like things looking symmetrical. The T shaped conservatory is a relatively large design so it is best suited on larger properties.   Properties with large gardens can benefit from having a T shaped conservatory because the bottom section of the T which extends away from the house will take up a quite a lot of the existing garden area.

With all these types of conservatories you can always choose to have a dwarf wall at the base or a complete full height glass model.  The choice is yours. Like all other types of conservatory you can choose between UPVC or Timber and you can have either  Glass or polycarbonate.  Fans,  heating and ventilation are all optional extras available.  But wait there is more.  Have you thought about an Orangery?

Many people think conservatories are a thing of the past. Because even if you spend top money on a top of the range conservatory you will still be getting a non-integral part to your property which is why many people are opting for an Orangery. 

So what’s the difference between an Orangery and a conventional conservatory?  Well an Orangery is a more formal type of conservatory. The main difference between an Orangery and a conservatory is its structure. Generally a conservatory is regarded as a temporary non-integral part of the building whereas an Orangery is a strong structure built with columns and pilasters which has a permanent presence. There is also much less glass used in an Orangery making it more in keeping with your home.  Orangeries have classical details and create a striking visual impact which is much more architecturally pleasing than a conservatory.  Obviously they are a little bit more expensive than conservatories but the money is well worth it and you will also add a lot more value to your home than you would with having a conservatory. An  Orangery allows you to expand the useable living space available in your home whilst giving it a contemporary and luxurious feel.

Orangeries create wonderful family rooms, kitchen or dining rooms.  Infact an Orangery can be turned into any room creating a really plush extension which will add much needed space and improve the overall appeal of your home as well as significantly adding value.

So if you have outgrown your home but can’t afford to move.  Why not consider a conservatory or orangery and add value to your home as well as much need space.

Posted by: cristal09 | September 16, 2009

T-shape Conservatories

If your like to have things looking symmetrical you might like to look at the T-shape conservatories.

The T shaped conservatory is a relatively large design so it is best suited on larger properties.   Properties with large gardens can benefit from having a T shaped conservatory because the bottom section of the T which extends away from the house will take up a quite a lot of the existing garden area.

 

Posted by: cristal09 | September 16, 2009

P Shape Conservatory

The P shape conservatory is great for creating two living areas such as a dining room as well as a living room   The P shape conservatory makes this possible by blending two styles into one, the Victorian and the Tradional conservatory.

This type of conservatory is ideal for creating maxium living space while maintaining a sense of proportion with your house.

You can choose to have a dwarf wall at the base or a complete full height glass model.  The choice is yours. 

Like all other types of conservatory you can choose between UPVC or Timber and you can have either  Glass or polycarbonate.  Fans,  heating and ventilation are all optional extras available.

 

 

Posted by: cristal09 | August 27, 2009

Add value to your home with an Orangery.

Have you outgrown your house? Are you thinking of having a conservatory added to your home?  Well stop, have a think, you might be making a very big mistake and one you might regret for a very long time.

Conservatories are a thing of the past, everyone and their neighbour one.  They are so last year and can look so dated.  They look great when first built but after 6 months or so the UPVC starts to taint and bits fall off. Even if you spend top money on a top of the range conservatory you will still be getting a non-integral part to your property.  The way forward and the only option you should be thinking about is an Orangery. 

So what’s the difference?  An Orangery is a more formal type of conservatory. The main difference between an Orangery and a conservatory is its structure. Generally a conservatory is regarded as a temporary non-integral part of the building whereas an Orangery is a strong structure built with columns and pilasters which has a permanent presence. There is also much less glass used in an Orangery.  With its classical details, an Orangery creates a striking visual impact which is much more architecturally pleasing than a conservatory.  They are a little bit more expensive than conservatories but the money is well worth it and you will also add a lot more value to your home than you would with having a conservatory. A  Orangery allows you to expand the useable living space available in your home whilst giving it a contemporary and luxurious feel.

Orangeries date back to the 18th century when they were the height of popularity, however they were mainly used cultivate plants like oranges and lemons, hence the name Orangeries.  These days they create wonderful family rooms, kitchen or dining rooms.  Infact an Orangery can be turned into any room creating a really plush extension which will improve the overall appeal of your home as well as significantly adding value.

Because Orangeries use a lot more bricks and timber with less glass you get a building with a much greater sense of privacy.  This is an important factor if the property is overlooked by neighbours or passing pedestrians.  Also orangeries match the character of many properties much more suitably than a conservatory. Elegance and style come as standard with Orangeries so much more so than with a plain old conservatory.

So before you go looking for a conservatory company, which won’t be hard incidentally as most towns have plenty of them, do a little research on the internet about having an Orangery.  Put the words “Orangery” into Google images and then do the same for “conservatories”.  You will be able to see the visual difference and decide if a conservatory is really what you want.  I would put money on it that you would prefer an Orangery.

Posted by: cristal09 | July 17, 2009

Why is an Orangery called an Orangery?

Historically the orangery was first introduced ot Northern Europe in the 1700’s.  They didn’t become very popular untill the 1800’s. They get their name from the surrounding gardens which would have had orange trees growing.  Evenutally the term orangeries because used to describe the Orangery building itself.

Check out our Orangery Portfolio.

Posted by: cristal09 | July 9, 2009

Cristal Clear opportunity for UK house builders

The words ‘recession’ and ‘credit crunch’ may strike fear into some companies in the construction industry but Sash customer Cristal Clear Conservatories are being increasingly recognised by leading house builders as a valuable asset in selling homes! In fact, a recent George Wimpey residential development in Basingstoke has incorporated the company’s conservatories into several of its show-homes on site … and interest is soaring!

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Posted by: cristal09 | July 9, 2009

A national company with very local roots.

Cristal Clear is one of the few specialist companies in the UK to offer a complete turnkey service for the conservatory & Orangery market in Retail, New Build, and commercial.  Cristal Clear oversees the full installation package from design concepts, full planning, fabrication, installation, electrics and handover giving the customer the benefit of a seamless approach and complete peace of mind.

Our work is covered by our insurance backed 10 year guarantee.

One of Cristal Clear’s specialities is to have the timber frames fully sprayed in any of the heritage colours; this gives a truly superior finish.  Ideally suiting most properties with stunning effect.

Operated from Bomere Heath, Cristal Clear‘s managing Director Christine Jones has a very different approach to this specialist market place.

‘It is our policy that all our customers are treated with individual care and attention and are fully informed at various key stages throughout the process.   They can speak with a human being and not machines or call centres! We specialise in only Orangeries or Conservatories and all their related trades. We are unique in that we have many female staff from the project management and office administration to Joanne one of our fully trained Installers. Joanne was the first woman installer to gain her NVQ’s in this trade across the whole country. Her attention to detail is perfect for the high controls and perfection that Cristal Clear demands.

Christine see’s all customers herself again giving individual attention to detail and over 26 years of experience in this specialist market.

Manufactured in Timber or Pvcu the whole contract is managed keeping customers fully informed at all stages.  A full colour brochure is available and more information can be found on our web site.

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