Harry & Audrey Calvert, Limavardy
“In a place where the climate is often unsettled, our Solardome® glasshouse gives us a little warm bubble that enables us to enjoy being outside even on overcast days, away from distractions. It’s changed the way we live in summer.”
When considering an outdoor room, Mr and Mrs Calvert dismissed a traditional conservatory because the north facing back of their house meant that it would receive little sun. In fact, the traditionally cloudy and cool climate of the market town of Limavardy in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, presented the Calverts with few opportunities to spend much time enjoying their garden.
Their quest for an outdoor environment that met all their criteria led them to Solardome Industries, and after visiting a Solardome® glasshouse at a domestic setting nearby they placed an order for a brown SOLARDOME® Haven (4.5m).
Audrey Calvert comments: “Visiting another customer with a Solardome® glasshouse was a crucial part of the decision making process for us. You really have to get inside one to experience how warm, calm and inviting they are and then imagine all the possible uses in your own garden.”
She continues: “Our Solardome® glasshouse is a free-standing, statement-making concept that has been enjoyed and admired by all; through chatty morning coffees, long lazy lunches, afternoon snoozes and BBQs in the sun and rain. Once darkness descends, the reflections on the glass panes made by candles and fairy lights are amazing and we have spent many midnight sessions putting the world to rights. Home to a thriving fig tree, it has withstood storms and frost and sheltered young ravers and old sun seekers alike. Over winter, it provides protection for our plants and come St Patrick’s Day it’s refurbished and relaunched for the new season. It’s changed the way we live from early spring right through to late autumn.”