Yearly Archives: 2019

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At Apropos we take pride in what we do.  So we can understand the lure of home improvement and the satisfaction that can come with creating something new. For more than fifty years we’ve worked to fashion the very best in form and function. Beautifully bespoke, precision engineered, glass buildings that deliver on every level.

We’re experts at what we do. We’ve been doing it for decades, so we know exactly what we’re doing. When it comes to designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke conservatories or extensions, we’re your guys. It …

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The Office of National Statistics has stated that the number of self-employed people in the UK is at its highest since records began. With more than 15% of workers finding new ways to earn a living, you’ll now find people hard at work…at home.

All told, the number of those working from home is around 4.2 million people. That’s an awful lot of productivity boosting space to find!

Working from home comes with plenty of benefits. Your hours are more flexible, your days more your own and you’ll cut down …

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Swimming pools aren’t a common feature of residential properties here in the UK. Whilst many of may not have the space, we certainly don’t have the weather! Even in summer time swimming outdoors can be a chilly affair, and who knows when rain will fall. It’s hardly surprising that so few of us boast our own personal pools.

At Apropos though, we have the perfect solution! A bespoke glass and aluminium pool house that allows you shelter from the elements, without taking nature out of the equation.

We’ve been designing architecture in glass of the highest quality and standards for decades now. With award winning designs that stand the test of time, add value, space and light to your home. All helping to bring your property firmly into the future.

Glazing though, is a constantly evolving industry, which is why we’re always on the lookout for ways to keep our offerings fresh and our sight-lines small. Our Apropos system currently offers some of the slimmest sight-lines on the market. Along with the highest thermal efficiency ratings and …

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Spring is here and with it comes the conservatory season! Finally you get a chance to enjoy the extra space in your home, blur boundaries between inside and out and fling open those sliding doors. Of course, everyone knows that conservatories are just for summer…but is that really the case?

Contemporary glass extension

Our structures, are far more than just conservatories. They’ve started quite the debate on Facebook, in fact. Glass extension or conservatory? Either …

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Temperatures have been steadily rising and there’s no denying that summer is well and truly on its way. Spring has sprung, so if you’re looking to spend summer in your Apropos glass extension, orangery or conservatory now’s the time to start planning.

If you’ve already got one, here are a few ways to make it, and the rest of your home, ship shape for the season!

While most of us …

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Conservatory design has come a long way in recent years. Particularly in the affordability of bespoke, made to order, conservatory options.

When you can have a unique conservatory designed to match your exact requirements, why would anyone settle for anything less?

Why Choose a Bespoke Conservatory?

Bespoke conservatories are conceived of and created just for you; adding space, value and some serious kerb appeal to your property. Whatever you need from your home improvement project, a bespoke conservatory can provide it.

Whereas off the peg designs come as they are, …

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It’s said that ‘people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’.  These days though, it would take a pretty large stone to do any more damage than scratch the glazing. Thanks to the tough and durable qualities of the glass used in all of Apropos’ contemporary glass extensions.

Our bespoke glass extensions are of the highest quality; built to survive the rigours of modern, family life and the extremes of British weather. We adhere, and often exceed, to tough British standards; achieving some of the best energy and efficiency …

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Spring is here at last. Bringing new beginnings and fresh starts.  As new life appears all around in nature, thoughts turn to new projects. So, as Easter approaches it’s full speed ahead for DIY, gardening, self and home improvement.

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If home improvement is on your agenda for spring you have a pretty exciting time ahead. Planning, problem solving, designing, constructing, primping and preening.

Building work of any kind has …

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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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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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