Conservatories Online Announces its Conservatory Of The Year Award for 2005

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The world’s leading conservatory web site,, has bestowed its annual honours on the most impressive conservatory installations to appear on the site during 2005.

The world’s leading conservatory web site has bestowed its annual honours on the most impressive conservatory installations to appear on the site during 2005. The 2005 Awards is the third to be held and was created to recognise and reward innovative and stylish conservatory design, and exceptional quality in manufacture and installation.

The Overall Winner is an installation by Heritage Conservatories Ltd (, which was chosen by the judging panel for the “highly individualistic, imaginative and innovative approach”, taken by its designers in providing a stylish conservatory for a country house. Manufactured in hardwood and finished in cream to match the house, the conservatory features a ‘cathedral’ vaulted roof on its two aspects that considerably increase the feeling of space within. Motorised roof vents are installed to provide ventilation, and concertina-style folding/sliding doors allow the structure to be fully opened on to the garden during warmer weather.

In addition to the company’s attention to aesthetics, Heritage also had to pay special attention to damp proofing and drainage as the conservatory and patio are sunk below the main garden.

The ConservatoriesOnline Special Design Award has been bestowed upon Richmond Oak Conservatories ( for what the judges called “an innovative and highly successful practical solution that manages also to provide stylish and highly attractive additional space.”

The owner of the property wanted to join the main house with additional living space in an adjacent building. Richmond provided the solution with the creation of a cloister-style connection between the two properties, with a corridor attached to each building and a highly attractive hexagonal conservatory in between. Richmond constructed the structure in seasoned oak oiled to accentuate the natural grain, using traditional joinery methods, with this adding considerably to the charm of the installation.

The final category in the Awards for 2005 is the Editor’s Choice. This installation designed, manufactured and installed by national home improvement giant Zenith Staybrite Conservatories ( succeeded, remarked the judges, in proving that “stylish, thoughtful and innovative conservatories are not the exclusive domain of the smaller craft companies.”

The T-shaped conservatory is installed using a rear box gutter and features a glass roof, mahogany-style woodgrain frames, and brickwork closely matched to that of the host property. The result, added the judges, is “a cohesive and highly attractive conservatory that has been carefully thought out, and expertly installed.”

Barry Dunlop, Managing Director of eBuilders Ltd the company behind, says that the Conservatory Design Awards provide a very real service for visitors to the site: “Our Awards provide people with a showcase and benchmark for what they may realistically expect when choosing a new conservatory, in respect of the quality of design, manufacture and installation, but also for the features and details that can make the difference between a successful and unsatisfactory installation.” and its related portfolio of web sites is the world’s leading source of design and technical advice for millions of homeowners seeking to add a conservatory to their home. It regularly features in the top 10 of the leading search engines and consistently proves itself as the most powerful online provider of referrals and leads for its advertisers and partners, providing them with more than 100,000 leads during 2005.

For more information on eBuilders Ltd/ please contact Barry Dunlop on 01903 856679 - International: +44 1903 856679.

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