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Three Ways to Enhance Your Garden

This summer, why not become inspired to make the most out of your garden by adding useful buildings to the area? From compact sheds, to spacious conservatories, your garden has the potential to become much more than a patch of green grass.


Since they first became fashionable in late-Victorian times, conservatories have remained popular with home-owners. They are an ideal way of creating added living-space without the hassle of having to move house. Planning permission is not usually required, and if it is well-made by a reputable company such as Norton Leisure Buildings, a conservatory will normally add considerable value to a property.

Conservatories can really help you to gain an enhanced enjoyment of your garden as they let in so much sunlight and warmth, whilst providing shelter from the elements. There is something particularly snug about enjoying a cup of tea at breakfast, on a rainy spring morning, and watching sparrows fluff their feathers in the bird bath. We have over 25 years’ experience at building world-class conservatories and are the leaders in the Oxfordshire garden-building arena.


Greenhouses similarly provide protection from the elements, although for plants rather than humans. Greenhouses enable you to garden all year round instead of for just a short season of the year. They provide protection for plants and seedlings from frost and harsh winds and are a gardener’s best friend. Here at Norton Leisure Buildings we are experts at providing customers with the right greenhouse for their garden, and have a wide choice of highly attractive designs.


Garden sheds are the ideal place to store all your garden tools, such as rakes, spades, trowels, and potting compost. If you have children, a shed can also be used as a playhouse. Sheds are also handy places to keep bulky and unattractive items, such as lawnmowers and gardening tools. Some people use sheds as a handy spot for a bit of quiet time, or as a place where small pets can live. Many a rabbit or guinea -pig has lived a happy life in a garden shed! Here at Norton Leisure Buildings we have some very attractive garden sheds, large and small. We can cater for every budget, scale and requirement, and also offer a free no-obligation quotation.

Why not contact us for a free brochure? Learn how you can maximize the use of your outdoor space, with their extensive range of beautiful garden buildings. No wonder Norton Leisure Buildings we are known as Oxfordshire’s leading and largest outdoor building suppliers.

How to Utilise Your Conservatory

Conservatories can be found in homes up and down the country. The have always been popular, yet they are now even more popular due to the increasing number of benefits they offer. However, what many people struggle with is how to utilise their conservatory, but there are a whole range of ideas that will help you to get the most out of your extra space. Here at Norton Leisure Buildings, we have compiled a list of ideas to get you started.

Have Meals with Friends & Family

One thing that a lot of people struggle with is fitting all of their friends and family into one room in order to enjoy a family meal. However, what many people don’t think about is the extra space that they can get from their conservatory. The first thing that you should do is to purchase additional tables and chairs, which will then ensure that everyone can sit and enjoy a meal together.

Enjoy Wet Days

Most of us love to get outside and enjoy some fresh air, but unfortunately, if the weather is wet, it can be difficult to do this. Within your conservatory, you are able to create the illusion of being outside if you develop your conservatory into a bright, airy space that makes it seem like you are outside but avoid getting wet!

Allow More Light into Your Home

By having certain types of windows installed in your conservatory, you can allow a significant amount of light into your home, creating a much lighter and airier atmosphere. This can effectively create the illusion of their being more space than there actually is, whilst making the conservatory an ideal reading room due to all the natural light on offer.

There are so many benefits that come with having a conservatory installed in your home so if you would like to find out more about what is involved in their construction, feel free to get in touch with us here at Norton Leisure Buildings today.

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