Alex Reay and Cheryl Robson, New Forest, Hampshire

“We were blown away when we first saw the Solardome® glasshouse. The possibility of having our own mini Eden project in the garden was very exciting.”

Alex Reay and Cheryl Robson’s project to transform their burnt out 17th century cottage into a beautifully modern New Forest home was followed by the popular property programme, Grand Designs. At the end of their long journey to modernise the cottage they chose a Solardome® glasshouse to complete their vision.

When Alex and Cheryl discovered Solardome Industries’ range of domes at the Grand Designs Live exhibition in London, they immediately knew that the structure would add the perfect finishing touch to their ambitious project.

Their desire for an outdoor space that would give them a multitude of uses all year round, unlike a traditional conservatory or glasshouse, led them to opt for a 4.52m (15ft) diameter SOLARDOME® Haven.

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“Our dome enables us to have one structure which we can use as a greenhouse, outdoor room and yoga retreat all year round”, enthuses Cheryl. “We are really excited about being able to use it to grow citrus fruits, a banana tree and some exotic plants – it’s like having our very own Eden project.”

Alex continues “What attracted us to the Solardome® glasshouse was its beauty. It fits perfectly with our landscaped gardens with the raised green oak organic vegetable beds, the polytunnel, giant teepee, duck house and pig pen.”


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