Posted by Linda in Customers, Design

When Griffin Glasshouses first started talking to a Cheshire estate owner about replacing the historic glasshouses in a walled garden, little did they realise that almost fifteen years later the 123sq. m finished job would be one of the larger and technically challenging domestic structures they have built and erected in their 50-year history. The glasshouse […]

Posted by Linda in Design, News

Almost since they were *first introduced in the 1800s, the framework of glasshouses has been painted white – but no longer. The UK’s leading producer of bespoke glasshouses has been trawling through its records to monitor changes in consumer taste for their preferred colours. “White remained popular until around 2004 and then customers began demanding […]

Posted by Linda in Design, Tips

An elegant feature in its own right, a glasshouse or orangery can undoubtably increase your garden’s potential by opening new growing opportunities, but thorough planning is essential. To choose the right glasshouse for your individual requirements and use it effectively, Linda Lane, manging director of Griffin Glasshouses, recommends that you consider the following points before […]

Posted by Linda in Design, News, Victorian

Sales of bespoke structures from Griffin Glasshouses in its 50th year have been at record levels and the key driver has been continued consumer demand for the Victorian style which has led to a new development for 2016. The key reminders of this historic period are highly decorative spandrels, steep pitches to roofs, narrow glass […]

Posted by Linda in Design, News, RHS Hampton Court, Victorian

This year, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Griffin Glasshouses has launched a range of glasshouse work benches with a Victorian-styled theme. It is part of the company’s drive to generate maximum authenticity but without the high levels of maintenance associated with historic structures of this type. Visitors to the Hampton Court Flower Show […]

Posted by Paul in Design, News, RHS Chelsea

A new design initiative by the UK’s leading bespoke glasshouse manufacturer that was launched at the Chelsea Flower Show cuts the cost of greenhouses by several thousand pounds. Griffin Glasshouses has redesigned some of its structures so that insulated aluminium panels reach down to floor level, removing the need to have brick footings. “Brickwork can […]

Posted by Paul in Design, News

Almost all Griffin Glasshouses can now be fitted with ‘fold away’ benches to give more growing space during the season. The company’s patented folding staging design provides ideal accommodation for seed boxes and pot plants but, when the growing season arrives, can be simply folded down to reveal the growing area. “It is a very […]

Posted by Linda in Design, News, Victorian

British glasshouse enthusiasts are driving a revival of interest in Victorian design and architecture according to the UK’s leading bespoke producer. The family run Griffin Glasshouses of Ropley near Winchester in Hampshire has identified a clear trend over the past five years and now, the majority of their made-to-measure designs reflect the specialist features that […]