LEISTON CONSERVATORIES & ORANGERY

Leiston Abbey Suffolk
Leiston Abbey

We design and install our award-winning traditional and modern conservatories throughout Suffolk and are happy to visit Leiston to discuss your requirements whether you are looking for a conservatory or orangery.

All our conservatories are bespoke made in our workshops by craftsmen using traditional skills. We marry their skills with modern fitments and double-glazing to ensure excellent insulation and a draught-free environment so that you can enjoy your conservatory not just in the summer, but through the winter as well.

Whether you are looking for a conservatory for a period or contemporary home, we believe that we can design a conservatory that will complement your property and become an important focal point for your family and visitors.

ABOUT LEISTON

Leiston Railway Station Suffolk
Leiston Railway Station

Leiston thrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a manufacturing town dominated by Richard Garrett & Sons, owners of the Leiston Works. The firm made steam tractors, much in demand from farmers throughout East Anglia, and a huge variety of cast and machined metal products, including munitions during both World Wars.

During World War II, Leiston airbase a mile northwest of the town, sent fighter squadrons of the American 357th Fighter Group to fight the Luftwaffe and the famous American test pilot and fighter ace, General Chuck Yeager the first person to brea the sound barrier was stationed here.

Leiston Abbey lies northwest of the current town and its picturesque ruins are a popular tourist destination. Since the 1960’s Leiston became famous outside the UK as the home of Summerhill School, founded by A.S. Neill in the 1920s. It was the first major “free school” in that the pupils were not required to attend classes and discipline was managed by student self-government meetings.

Leiston High Street serves as the business and market hub of the surrounding agricultural district, and as an entry for tourists visiting the nearby towns of Aldeburgh, Snape and Thorpness.

Sizewell Nuclear Plant Leiston Suffolk
Sizewell Nuclear Plant

The nuclear power stations at Sizewell are nearby and the long shingle beach attracts many tourists. The hamlet has a terrace of coastguard cottages and a coastguard lookout, erected by to repel smugglers in 1831.

The population of Leiston is 5,357 living in 2,283 properties. The average 4-bed detached home is valued at £250,000.

To find out more about our Conservatories and Orangeries, or to make an appointment to meet one of our conservatory designers, Contact Us now.

Telephone 08456 442257Contact Us at Oak Conservatories
Richmond Oak company address