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Tips, Advice and Musings from Bergson & Eaton

With 46 years of experience in building beautiful solutions for our customers' homes, we thought it was time to share.

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3 Tips on going green with your house

With global warming, species extinction and deforestation high on the agenda, it’s now more urgent than ever that we all try to ensure that our homes are as ecologically friendly and sustainable as possible. While action at national and international level is essential, as individuals we can also ...

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The Rise of Wood-Alternative Windows and Doors

There’s no denying that wood doors and windows bring an authentic warmth and charm to your home and they are one of the most favoured options for properties with traditional architecture. However, they are also the most costly. Whether you’re replacing the existing windows and doors in your house ...

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Broken Door - Repair or Replace?

Entrance doors have to withstand a lot: they are not only in constant use as we go in and out, but they also have to protect us from unwanted intruders. So how do you decide when it’s better to repair a broken door or whether it’s time to replace it? Both front and back doors can become damaged by ...

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Door security - all you need to know

Your front door is not only the first thing visitors see when they arrive at your home, but it’s also your protection from unwelcome intruders, keeping you safe and secure. More than 70% of burglars gain access through the front door so when choosing the type of lock for your door, it’s important ...

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What are the material options for my new windows?

If you’re considering installing new windows, you’re probably thinking about the style of window or the best type of glass to choose. However, the material used to construct the window frames is equally important, both for their performance and the way they look. Until the introduction of metal ...

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The Difference Between Bi-fold, Patio or French Doors

With the vagaries of the UK climate to contend with, it’s natural to want to make the most of the fine weather we do get. One of the most popular ways to bring the outside in and flood your home with sunlight is by opening it up with large glazed doors. When considering exterior sliding doors in ...

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Window Security: All you Need To Know

As well as enhancing the appearance of your property, your windows are also there to protect you so choosing the right locks is paramount. More than half of all burglaries start with a burglar gaining access to the property from an inadequate window lock so when thinking about the safety and ...

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How can I choose the right style of windows and doors for my house?

Whether you're carrying out a renovation project, installing a conservatory or orangery, or are building a new property to your own design, choosing the right style of windows and doors has an enormous impact on both the appearance of your home and on the way,  you live in it. With the development ...

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How Bifold Doors Can Open Up Your House to The Garden

Bring the outside in with contemporary bifold doors; they fold back like a concertina to create a seamless transition between the garden and your interior space.

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What to expect from the conservatory building process

Installing a bespoke conservatory or orangery is an exciting project but can also seem something of a challenge. This can be a stressful time, but our unique service means that we take care of everything from start to finish, so all you have to do is sit back and relax while we do all the hard ...

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How to choose the right conservatory company

Installing a conservatory or orangery to your home can be one of the best moves you ever make. A bespoke conservatory not only creates a light-filled extension to your living space that you can enjoy all year round, but it can also give your property a completely new look - and even increase its ...

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6 ways to use a conservatory

Adding a conservatory to your home is a great way to meet your need for more space without the expense and stress of a conventional extension. With the latest insulated roofs and high tech glass, modern conservatories are comfortable places to relax in all year round. But what else can you use your ...

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Different options for conservatory heating

When you’ve spent a lot of time, money and effort adding a stylish new conservatory or orangery to your home, you deserve to be able to use it all year round. In the past, many conservatories have proved difficult to heat and were therefore often underused during the colder months. However, the ...

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Is a glass conservatory roof or a lightweight tiled roof the best choice?

Whether you’re planning a new conservatory as a beautiful, light-filled extension to your home or thinking of upgrading your existing conservatory with a new thermally efficient roof, the first decision you will be making is the choice of material. Today’s conservatory roofs are a far cry from the ...

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How to keep your conservatory and orangery in great condition

Enjoy bright mornings, sunny afternoons and relaxing candlelit evenings in your new conservatory when you follow our insider tips on keeping it in tip-top condition. 

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Conservatory Planning permission: is it necessary?

It may be a surprise to learn that when you are planning to enhance your house with a stylish new conservatory or orangery, the decision is not entirely up to you. You’ll often need to get planning approval from the local authority and failing to run these checks could be a costly mistake. Applying ...

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Commonly Asked Questions About Building A Conservatory Or Orangery

Conservatories and orangeries have increased in popularity over recent years.   With the increase in housing prices nationwide, more and more homeowners are looking to extend their current home rather than upsize to a new home.  

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How long will the delivery and installation of a new conservatory or orangery take

Planning a new conservatory or orangery is a very exciting project but it can also mean a considerable amount of upheaval in both your house and your garden, with builders, decorators and other tradesmen requiring access to your property for a period probably lasting several days or even weeks. ...

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A guide to planning and building regulations in South Oxfordshire

Property owners in South Oxfordshire who are thinking about having building work carried out at their home, such as the construction of an extension, orangery or conservatory, have plenty to consider. As well as considering their budget, how they plan to use the space and the choice of a design ...

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6 Reasons Why You Need an Orangery

Due to the high costs of relocating to a new home, homeowners who need more space often choose to extend rather than move. The original orangeries were built in the 17th century by wealthy aristocrats to allow citrus fruits to be grown in the cool climates of Northern Europe: today, an orangery is ...

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Conservatory and Orangery Style 2019

What makes the perfect conservatory or orangery? Is it the use of premium quality materials, the creation of an elegant space filled with natural light or the individual way you design the interior? One of today’s key trends is to express your personal sense of style, designing your conservatory ...

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What's the difference between uPVC and Aluminium Conservatories?

When you're planning a new conservatory or orangery you will be faced with several decisions, with one of the most important being: what material should I choose? For several decades uPVC has been a very popular choice for conservatories, however aluminium also offers many of its own advantages and ...

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Conservatory Roof – which materials are best?

A key aspect to any conservatory is the roof. Whether you've opted for the contemporary elegance of a simple lean-to glass conservatory or the classic style of Victorian and Edwardian orangeries and garden rooms, the type of roof you choose can make all the difference. Our guide explains the pros ...

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To move or improve?

Home owners often reach a stage where they need more space and start to consider moving house. However, with the property market showing signs of slowing down, improving the size and making more use of our current homes through extensions or conversions are becoming more appealing. In some cases, ...

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Will adding a conservatory or orangery increase your house value

Creating more space by adding a conservatory or orangery to your home is one of the top home improvements made by UK homeowners, offering the potential to create a contemporary, light-filled and versatile space that can be used in an infinite number of ways. Whether you need room for entertaining, ...

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6 Reasons for a conservatory

If you are thinking about extending your home it is important to consider the benefits of doing so, we offer 6 reasons why building a conservatory or orangery could  be a very worthwhile investment:

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Download The Guide To Building your Conservatory Or Orangery

Building a conservatory or orangery can add the finishing touch to your property. Therefore, choosing the right design for your home is just as important as choosing the right comapny to build and design your bespoke conservatory or orangery.

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Hottest home improvements that add value to your home

When deciding to upgrade, many homeowners choose to move to a new house but with the expense and stress of moving home, increasing numbers are opting to improve and renovate their existing properties. However, home improvements can be costly and not all of them will increase the value of your home. ...

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Bring light into your home

The number one 'must-have' feature that people look for when buying a family home are rooms that are flooded with natural light; sun rays shining through your windows not only bring essential Vitamin D, they also instantly lift your spirits. Natural light also creates a more spacious feeling and a ...

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Do I have room for an Orangery or Conservatory on my home?

As we say farewell to the lovely summer weather and start to spend more time indoors, many of us will be thinking about ways to make our homes feel bigger and brighter. A high-quality, well-designed conservatory will enhance the appearance and value of your home: however, it’s worth taking time at ...

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Bergson and Eaton: All you need to know

Transform your home with a bespoke conservatory or orangery from Bergson & Eaton. We design and install high-quality conservatories to suit the style of your house, whether traditional or contemporary.

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Conservatory styles: Choosing a Conservatory or Orangery

Let the sunshine in: make the most of natural light by adding a conservatory or orangery to your home. A conservatory is a practical and elegant way to extend your living space without the need for planning permission: at Bergson & Eaton, we offer a range of high-quality, bespoke designs to suit ...

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9 Tips for Bringing the Outside In

Many interior designers draw inspiration from nature and there are many ways of subtly bringing the outside world into your home to create a tranquil, harmonious atmosphere. Read on to discover our designers’ top tips:

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Conservatories and Orangeries - Our Installation Process

Will I Need Planning Permission?  Deciding and choosing to embark on a new home installation can be a daunting and stressful experience. It can be difficult and confusing to know exactly where to look and where the process starts - something we, at Bergson and Eaton, know all too well. 

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Orangery or Conservatory: What's the difference?

At this time of year we get tend to see more and more people thinking about extending their home. The question is, which way to go? Via the Orangery route or via the way of a Conservatory. Decisions, decisions...

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Double Or Triple Glazing - Which Is The Best Fit For Your Home?

Noise pollution protection, heat retention and added home security, these are few of the benefits you get from fitting either double or triple glazed windows in your property but which is the best fit for you? In this article we will break down the different factors to take into consideration when ...

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Add Value To Your Home - Top tips for 2018

How To Add Value To Your Home with A Orangery Or Conservatory.

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Which Style Of Window Is Right For Your Home?

When you're looking to find the right style of windows for your home, it can sometimes put you in a bit of a spin.

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The Best Conservatory, Window & Door Showroom in Aylesbury?

At Bergson & Eaton we are very proud of our showroom here in Aylesbury.

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Replacement Roof - Does My Conservatory Need One? - Answered

There is a new buzz product in our industry that has been gaining more and more recognition with each passing day. It's safe to say that, for us, it has now reached fever pitch!

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Add value to your home with a conservatory or orangery

Around this time of year, weather permitting, you'll likely find yourself yearning to bask in the rays of the summer sun, who doesn't? Especially when the sun tends to be covered by clouds the vast majority of the time!

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Conservatory insulation: Too Hot in Summer? Too Cold In Winter?

This scenario is may be too common to you. The sun is beating down and you'd like to relax in the comfort of your conservatory but the temperature inside it is heading towards 40+ degrees.

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