Summer Garden Buildings - In The News
1993: An article in the Cambridge Evening News is reproduced below. It was published shortly before our new Cambridge Show Centre opened. The article includes details of the trademark bungalow at the heart of every Summer show centre, partly for use as a sales office but also as a truly realistic setting for display conservatories: "... by the time it opens to the public gaze, on March 1, it will be the most added-to building in Mid-Anglia. It will be the host to no fewer than seven types of conservatory ..."
1996: The picture below shows Summer Garden Buildings receiving the ultimate acclaim at the 1996 Glassex Conservatory Competition awards ceremony. In previous years entry was restricted to customers of the sponsor, a conservatory roof supplier. As a rival manufacturer ourselves we were not allowed to enter but in 1996 these restrictions were relaxed. Following our success the normal restrictions returned in 1997.
A letter is reproduced below which confirms our success at the 1996 Glassex Conservatory Competition.
Transcript of letter
Conservatory Competition Awards, Glassex 1996
I hope you enjoyed the presentation of your winners Belfry vouchers at Glassex. Ultraframe were very pleased to host this succesful competition once again.
Please find enclosed the final part of your prizes - cheques for the salesmen / surveyors involved in the project. Please pass on my congratulations to your staff and I hope they will find the time to enter again later this year.
Also enclosed is a photograph of you or your representative receiving the "handshake" from myself, plus a group winners photo. All five glass and glazing magazines have been circulated with a two page spread on the winners, and this should generate additional spin-off PR.
If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
ULTRAFRAME MARKETING MANAGER
1996: The Cambridge Evening News launched a free conservatory competition with a £5,000 Summer Conservatory as the prize for the winner. The competition ran for several weeks before the lucky winner was announced. The images reproduced below show some of the coverage.
2006: An article in the Eastern Daily Press is reproduced below. The article includes an example price from the time for a Summer log cabin: "... most have the option of covered verandah which, decked out with baskets and containers, can look delightful. A typical 5.1m by 3.9m (17x13ft) cabin costs around £2,645, available from www.summergardenbuildings.co.uk ..."
2008: An article in the Sunday Times is reproduced below. The article includes an example price from the time for a Summer garden office: "If you've run out of space inside, how about a good-quality home office or hobby room in the garden. Modern "sheds" are smart and fantastically useful - and, in most cases, do not require planning permission. Fully insulated models start at £4,500 from Summer Garden Buildings (0800 977 7828, www.summergardenbuildings.co.uk) ... Modern garden sheds, right, make ideal home offices and can cost under £5,000 ... "
2014: An article in the Norwich Resident magazine is reproduced below. The article highlights a Summer gazebo, summerhouse or log cabin as a way to enjoy your garden: "...Enjoy glorious summer days from the comfort of a gazebo, summerhouse or log cabin. There's a range of metal and woden gazebos in various sizes shapes and styles to browse at Norfolk firm Summer Garden Buildings, plus summerhouses, greenhouses, garden sheds, beach huts and log cabins too. Installation and base laying available. Call into the show centre at Liberator House, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Norwich. Summer Garden Buildings, www.summergardenbuildings.co.uk ..."