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How good is modern glazing for conservatories?
14 December

How good is modern glazing for conservatories?

Way back when, people used to put single glazed greenhouses bought from a garden centre onto the back of their homes and occasionally use them to sit out in during the year, then some bright spark thought, wouldn’t it be a good idea to make…
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How much does an Orangery cost?
27 November

How much does an Orangery cost?

So, you are currently thinking about putting an Orangery on your home, and if you are anything like me you are searching the internet to try and find out how much one is going to cost you, to see if you can afford one or…
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Mission Statement
8 November

Mission Statement

Realistic as a company is a direct reflection of who I am as a person and it’s my mission to try and help you get to the information that will make your purchasing process less traumatic. When it comes to purchasing a product or service…
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Adding a roof lantern to your home improvement project
20 February

Adding a roof lantern to your home improvements project

Roof lanterns can be the perfect addition to a flat roof extension or orangery. Flood an otherwise gloomy room with natural light, creating a space that feels bright, open and airy. A roof lantern will also allow light to pour into any adjoining rooms, enhancing…
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What is the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?
19 January

What is the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?

There has been a lot confusion over the years regarding the difference between an orangery and a traditional conservatory.  There are three basic types of orangery; Traditional, Modern or an Orangery Type. Within these, you will find lots of options to personalise the room to…
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Small in size only!
15 November

Small in size only!

We are a small company, who think big.  This can sometimes make us appear bigger than we are. Running a small business with good people means that we all must wear several different hats and juggle multiple balls; it’s not perfect, but it is the…
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Being tolerant of tolerances
18 July

Being tolerant of tolerances

An extension like you is living and breathing and not perfect. I would like to make it clear that when you purchase a conservatory, orangery or glazed extension it is built to tolerances, it’s not ever going to be perfect. You could spend £5 million…
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Price Transparency
2 July

Price Transparency

How ironic is it, that the home improvements industry has a genuine lack of transparency, especially when it comes to providing upfront costs? Companies have for far too long been afraid to provide price lists or guides, but why when they have no qualms in…
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