The Glass Designers

Bartholomew create unique structures in hardwood and glass.

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Light and space can be brought into a building in any number of ways and, with experience gained over 25 years, we have developed the versatile systems and expertise to handle everything be it a small lantern light in a city apartment, a comfortable kitchen conservatory for a country cottage or a spectacular architectural structure for a multinational company. Our clients include individual home-owners, architects, building contractors and developers, and we welcome the opportunity to work in commercial as well as domestic environments.

Unlike many other modern conservatories, every Bartholomew construction is bespoke. We do not make ready-made buildings; we design each structure to meet the specific needs of each client and their unique situation and we can create a design to suit your budget.

Every project that goes through our workshop is given the same individual care and attention to detail and we will liaise closely with you at every stage. One major advantage of our operation is that we control every aspect of the production process. Having our own highly experienced team we can guarantee that our structures are built to the highest standards of craftsmanship and design. More importantly, since we control scheduling of the work, it also means we can agree the timing of installations and deliver according to your needs. From our initial design visit, we will endeavor to have our proposal sent out to the client within a week.

This website will show the tremendous variety of function and visual style that we can achieve using hardwood and glass, reinventing the modern conservatory.


Quality Control Statement

All conservatories manufactured by Bartholomew are made from hardwood. We only use high quality timbers selected specifically to utilise the particular strengths dependent on the end use.

Our timber suppliers all believe in environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. This assurance is provided through certification systems such as that of the FSC, which identifies timber sourced from responsibly managed forests and is independently certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council A.C., and Verified Progress, which is independently guaranteed through certification to BM Trada’s ‘Forest Products’ chain of custody standard. Oversight of this progressive improvement in forest management is achieved through credible certification support programmes operated by WWF, Tropical Forest Trust, and SGS.

Utile is traditionally known as one of the best Class 1 Hardwoods. Bartholomew specify Utile due to it’s high durability, broadly interlocked grain, and better machining quality.  Poplar (Tulipwood) is specified for it’s linear stability, straight grain and excellent finishing qualities. European kiln dried oaks and other timbers such as Iroko, are used when specified. Composite boards are used for insulated panelling and wide joint-less window boards and seats. All joinery is guaranteed for 10 years against faults in the materials and the manufacturing processes.