Yearly Archives: 2019

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There is a case to be made that all architecture has an impact on human beings. However subtle that impact may be. Is architecture just about keeping us sheltered, or does it have a bigger part to play in all our lives?

Architecture as a social catalyst is a difficult theory to substantiate. Who could honestly argue that a building had changed the world? Perhaps the doings inside a building could make that claim…but not the building itself. However, that buildings can change lives, outlooks and communities, is a simpler …

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The Apropos Glass used to construct this pool house not only protects it from the British Weather but also adds a rather grandiose feeling to the whole area.
It’s said to be the hottest February on record, so we can’t help but look ahead to spring and summer. Of course. no summer would be complete without a splash in the pool! Even with hotter weather than ever though, UK meteorologists can’t promise clear skies all summer long. So, why not consider housing that glorious pool, in a gorgeous glass pool house?

A modern pool house can be used all-year, proving it’s worth far beyond spring and summer. When the weather warms up, bi-folding or sliding doors allow you …

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Powder coating is something that each and every one of our structures undergoes. It helps to protect their aluminium frameworks, gives a high maintenance finish and provides the colour of choice for each new structure. What is it powder coating though, and why do we choose to use it?

Powder coating is simply a way of applying paint – in the colour of your choice – to our bespoke aluminium frames. By using a six-step testing process, our in house powder coating plant can produce consistent, high-quality paint coverage across …

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Winter is often a time for introspection. There are two ‘Blue Mondays’ in January alone! That’s reason enough, we think, to consider all the good winter brings, in an attempt to channel some serious PMA. So this week we’ve been talking about our favourite parts of winter; weather and all!

Here’s what Apropos HQ came up with!

Raindrops on [glazed] rooftops – Recently, a Facebook comment alerted us to the fact that not everyone enjoys the sound of rain on a conservatory. For us, it’s one of life’s pleasures. While we …

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Meet Paul Schofield, one of our very own award winning designers as we #asktheexpert a few questions we often hear from those considering a bespoke apropos extension.

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Q: What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?

A: Clean, clear lines are popular, coupled with workable designs that accommodate everyday needs. Form and function can easily go hand-in-hand, so long as designers apply them in equal measure.

Q: What are …

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Considering a home improvement project for the New Year?
Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, to help get you started!

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What is the best material for my frameworks?

Aluminium is the best material for a bespoke conservatory. Of course, we would say that…but hear us out.

Aluminium is strong, maintenance free and lasts a lifetime. In comparison, timber frames can be high …

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As the new year opens, it’s the perfect chance to evaluate what we want from life and how we want to live. New beginnings bring endless possibility! Whilst it’s tempting to reflect on what not to do in the new year, it’s far nicer  to consider what you can change.

 

 

You see, the problem with New Year’s resolutions is that most of us opt to stop doing whatever it is that we secretly love doing. So, even if we do manage to stick with our self denial for a time, it’s not …

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