Yearly Archives: 2011

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Apropos Orangery with Folding Sliding Doors
Christmas is almost here, and, as always, celebrations will be concentrated in dining rooms everywhere.

Apropos Orangery with Folding Sliding Doors

With families tucking into their Christmas dinners, dining rooms will be at the heart of the yuletide revelry on the best day of the year; with some families enjoying the added festive ambience that bespoke, glass and aluminium dining rooms by Apropos bring to their Christmas …

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Lean-to Kitchen Extension by Apropos
A bespoke, lean-to conservatory was the stunning centrepiece of a farmhouse renovation in Oxfordshire. The glass and aluminium lean-to conservatory was uniquely designed and created by Apropos to house a beautiful contemporary kitchen for the property.

Lean-to Kitchen Extension by Apropos

The lean-to conservatory replaced a piece of dead space to the side of the farmhouse, rejuvenating the gorgeous property as part of …

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Orangery Extension by Apropos Conservatories
Are you considering renovating or extending a period property? If so, orangeries are a sympathetic and stylish choice for any renovation project.

Orangery Extension by Apropos Conservatories

Orangeries are different to conservatories insofar as they have a much sturdier appearance, characterised by their recognisable brick or metal ‘pillar’ structures. Usually, orangeries have flat roofs which incorporate glazed areas, such as rooflights. The walls of …

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Orangery Extension by Apropos Conservatories

Today’s aluminium bespoke conservatories are a world away from the eighties uPVC stereotype.

Magnificent, modern day, aluminium, bespoke conservatories owe nothing to the shoddy, white, ‘off the shelf’, UPVC conservatories that dominated the 1980s conservatory market, and blighted properties across the country.

Thankfully, three decades on and consumer tastes and expectations have improved, meaning bespoke conservatories are more popular than ever. Fuelled by television programmes such as Grand Designs, more and more homeowners want their own piece of bespoke architecture. And, thanks to their increasing affordability, bespoke …

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Traditional Conservatory Extension by Apropos

Apropos’ aluminium conservatories have impressive green credentials compared to wooden and uPVC alternatives.

Traditional Conservatory Extension by Apropos

Homeowners considering new conservatories base their purchasing decision on financial and emotional considerations; usually involving factors such as value for money and design. Another popular consideration is the environment; and, whilst Apropos’ conservatories have always scored highly for their designs and value for money, their …

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folding sliding doors
Bi-folding doors have become hugely popular in recent years, and are opening up new lifestyle possibilities for homeowners all-year-round, not just during the summer.

folding sliding doors

Bi-folding doors – also known as folding sliding doors– have been catapulted into the public’s imagination thanks to the influence of popular home makeover, television programmes. Viewers have been presented with bi-folding doors’ ability to create new dimensions for home living when they open up a whole side …

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Apropos’ brand new polyester powder coating plant has been officially recognised by the world’s leading powder coating authority.

AkzoNobel, the multi-national company formed following the takeover of ICI, has awarded the plant Service First Applicator status – one of just forty such accreditations in the entire country.

“An efficient and effective powder coating operation has been established at Apropos and the commitment to achieving the highest quality standards is evident from the attitude of the staff…” – Akzo Nobel report

Following a recent assessment, the …

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Apropos recently featured in a Daily Mail article which highlighted the 450,000 job vacancies in the UK. The Mail argued that whilst unemployment may be on the rise there is still a high volume of great vacancies going unfilled, particularly in sales roles.

The article featured a case study of Apropos’ technical sales manager, Paul Schofield, as well as comment for director of operations, David Waxman.

“Talented sales personnel are like gold dust, and much of Apropos’ success in recent years has been …

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A pair of magnificent rooflights are the centrepiece of an award-winning project by Apropos.

The rooflights take centre stage in a Somerset orangery that reached the final of the 2010 LABC Building Excellence Awards. The rooflights– also known as skylights – prove that, with a little imagination and vision, amazing light can be created in period and historic properties.

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Apropos collaboration with Calderpeel takes centre stage for design show

 

An award-winning project by Apropos took centre stage at Grand Designs Live 2011.

The new-build project recently scooped the ‘Best Glasshouse’ prize at the 2011 International Design & Architecture Awards, and attracted lots of attention from visitors to the three-day showpiece event, held at Birmingham’s NEC.

The project saw Apropos design engineer, manufacture and install almost 30 …

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Bespoke glass and aluminium structure specialists win ‘Glasshouse’ gong

Apropos has won a major international design and architecture award.

The Ashton-under-Lyne company won the ‘Glasshouse’ category at the 2011 Design et al International Design & Architecture Awards, held last Friday (16th September) at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park, London.

The award relates to a private, new-build project in Cheshire, in which Apropos design engineered, manufactured and …

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Michael Barnes: Leader of The Conservatory Party.

National company goes local to design bespoke bi-folding door systems for Stamford Park regeneration centrepiece

Apropos is playing its part in the regeneration of a historic local park.

The company is designing, manufacturing and installing four sets of folding sliding doors for a new pavilion to be located in Stamford Park. The park, which straddles the Ashton-under-Lyne/Stalybridge border, dates from 1873 and is registered grade II on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.

Stamford Park is undergoing a major transformation …

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Apropos launches lifestyle and design blog

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Apropos has launched its own lifestyle and design blog – Architecture In Glass.

The blog has been launched to complement the company’s website, and provide a ‘behind the scenes’ view of the thoughts and design processes that has made Apropos the country’s leading glass and aluminium structure specialist.

The blog will include case studies, research and design debate, technical advice, and …

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New Build homes are a great excuse to inject some of your personality into their architecture.

Glazing work on new build project recognised in prestigious Design et al awards.

28th June 2011

Apropos has been shortlisted for a prestigious, international design and architecture award.

The company has been shortlisted in the ‘Glasshouse’ category of the International Design & Architecture Awards 2011, run each year by the highly influential design publication Design et al.

The short listing relates to a private new …

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The Civic Mayor of Tameside opens £15m-a-year plant at civic ceremony

31st May 2011

The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr. Susan Quinn, has officially opened Apropos’ new state-of-the-art polyester powder coating plant in Dukinfield.

The £15 million-a-year plant was opened at a special civic ceremony last Thursday, in front of an audience of civic dignitaries, business partners and Apropos staff members.

Guests were treated to a …

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Polyester Powder Coating

Innovation, higher quality, greater efficiency and more environmentally friendly processes will be by-products of new plant

9th May 2011

Apropos’ new polyester powder coating plant in Dukinfield is to be officially opened by the Civic Mayor of Tameside on the 26th May.

The Mayor will be joined by fellow civic dignitaries and other guests at the Park Road plant, to celebrate the latest innovative milestone in …

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The following article appeared in the Tameside Reporter, 24th March 2011:

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THE WORD apropos simply means ‘fitting’ and ‘to the purpose’.

A multi-million pound company, and one of the most creative in Tameside, continually strives to ‘purpose-fit’ for its customers.

Not only is Apropos Conservatories a grand example of a local firm performing well in tough financial times, it is one of the country’s leading suppliers …

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Leading glass and aluminium structure specialist Apropos Conservatories have launched their new brochure to coincide with the progression in creative for their print advertisements. The new brochure includes their latest case study photography displaying orangeries, kitchen extensions, windows, roof lights, doors and conservatories created from glass and aluminium.

The new brochure has a sleek feel to it and shows Apropos at their best. The brochure contains insightful information on Apropos …

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