Fixtures & Fittings

Fixtures and fittings are normally internal adornments to the horticultural structures and include items such as ventilation systems, staging, blinds, etc. This is probably the area where the client and if appropriate their (head) gardener, have the greatest influence and where specific customer requirements could more easily be accommodated. In many instances fixtures and fittings were looked on as optional extras; however, dependent upon the use to which the particular structure was being used, there were standard items, whose only considerations were often the size, shape, number, material and on occasions price.

The greatest flexibility and therefore customer influence was in the fitting out of conservatories, which were often used for entertainment and therefore aesthetics was at times of paramount importance.