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One of the main things we pride ourselves on here at Apropos, is our ability to innovate; bringing time honoured engineering skills to bear on future technologies and spotting a good thing when we see it.

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Our bespoke nature means we’re always challenged to think of new ways to engineer our structures and find solutions to problems we may not have encountered before.

All of this on the …

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We’ve just finished working on some updates to the blog section of our site and plan to continue making some ongoing improvements – to ensure our blog remains the best place to get all the info you need for inspiration and insights into the world of architecture in glass.

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We value all of your feedback very highly and hope you’ll get in touch with us to let us know what you’d like to hear more about. …

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There’s no telling where inspiration will strike you, but with the new Apropos Responsive Website you can be sure that we’ll be ready whenever – and wherever – you are.

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We’ve all been there; searching for information and struggling to navigate around a full-sized webpage on a dinky mobile phone or tablet screen. You start your search believing it’s all perfectly doable, but several accidental clicks later frustration escalates to boiling point, and those cheerful plans are abandoned in a fit …

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Atelier: Reborn

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glass aterlier garden studioAtelier, n. A workshop; an artist’s or sculptor’s studio.

The Oxford English Dictionary is a wonderful thing, unbeatable when it comes to provenance and pronunciation. It must be hard though, to keep all those definitions up to date. ‘Atelier’ may have had humble origins, but these days ‘workshop’ doesn’t quite cut it.

Bright, stylish, customisable and infinitely useful, the Atelier Garden Room has been among the most successful of the Apropos product …

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Putting your personal stamp on a property is something which comes naturally to us all, we discussed it on the blog last week in How To Make A Space Your Own, but what happens when you purchase a property whose personality is far grander than your own?

Famous comedian Michael McIntyre – despite having one of the biggest personalities in showbiz – ran into exactly this problem when seeking to extend his lavish Edwardian home. The property in question is located in London and is reputed to be completely mortgage …

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The problem with the house is a problem of the epoch. The equilibrium of society today depends upon it. Architecture has for its first duty… that of bringing about a revision of values, a revision of the constituent elements of the house.
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier)

When Jeanneret wrote the above words he had in mind the creation of ‘the mass production spirit.’ He was writing in the inter-war period when optimism was high, mass-production technology was revolutionary, and speed and efficiency were gaining popularity over craftsmanship and …

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It could be blue sky days all round for you this Spring with an Apropos installation.
How do you get through the gloomier months of the year? At Apropos, we like to plan ahead.

When the sky is rendered in fifty shades of grey, we think of the golden light of spring time. When it’s cold and wet, we look forward to the warmer days to come. When sunlight seems to grace us for a few short hours a day, we think of the lengthening days after December’s winter solstice. We can’t change the weather, so we all find our own ways to deal with it.

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2013 was a great year for Apropos in many ways, not least because we extended our social media presence and it has proven to be a fabulous way to get to know you all a little better.

Some of you have been very kind indeed, while others haven’t been shy in letting us know that you can’t please all of the people all of the time! Whether positive or negative however, we’ve been really thrilled to receive your feedback and we’d like it to keep on …

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Apropos: Northern Design Awards Finalist
We’re a little bit happy this week, here at Apropos HQ – we’ve just discovered that we’re finalists in the Best New Build Home Under £500,000 category of the Northern Design Awards!

Although it’s not the winning but the taking part that matters, as good old Mum always says, we can’t help but be thrilled to have made it this far into the proceedings. Our gorgeous little nominee, The Finch Project, has really done us proud and we can’t wait for the ceremony on Friday 22nd November to …

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What could you do with a little extra sheltered garden space?

If this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show has shown us anything it’s that outdoor living is very much de rigueur.

From rustic roundhouses and Japanese garden rooms, to astonishingly striking viewing platforms which double as works of art, the message is clear; the great outdoors is the place to be.

While not all of us …

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But here at Apropos we like to do things a little differently.

Keeping up with the Joneses has almost become a national sport for us Brits recently, but honestly, who wants to just keep up, when with an Apropos glass and aluminium structure you can go one better?

Even in this time of economic strife us Brits are not averse to a bit of neighbourly one-upmanship and in a recent survey conducted by Anglian Home Improvements, 31% of British homeowners admitted to doing up their dwelling just to have the best house on the street, while 16.5% confessed to copycat renovations. That …

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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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