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Astronomical Observatories

Our Observatories are each individually designed by Neil Phillipson for their individual owner, then lovingly crafted in our workshop before being installed in their chosen location.

The story of our observatories started in 2010, when Neil (then the owner of a telescope shop) was approached by a customer in Edinburgh to recommend a good-quality, roll-off-roof observatory for the new equipment he was to purchase.  At the time, Neil found there simply wasn’t a supplier that provided custom-designed observatories, nor was there anything on the market that met his customer’s needs.  Neil set about designing what would become our first observatory, and it was built by our joiners at Home Farm in Abinger Hammer, Surrey.

This successful design – beloved by its owner – became the catalyst for future models and Neil has completed many observatories for customers with a wide variety of requirements. Over the years, our design has evolved, but our attention to detail, high-quality finish and above all our focus on our customers’ individual needs has remained constant.

Below you will see a selection of our finished observatories.

To discuss your requirements, contact us on 01483 901185 or use our Contact Page.


  • by Vincent

    I have just looked at the observatory and I have to say you and your colleagues have done a really great job. All looks very good indeed and I am looking forward to setting things up at the weekend.

  • by Anne

    “Alan and I are quite delighted with the hutch. And that’s not easy to achieve. So you and Jeremy and John should take credit for a job very well done.”

  • by Hemant

    “Thank you for completeing the project in time, and so very well.  You have a great team with all three pleasant youngsters. Many thanks for sorting out my various queries and requirements.  I feel very tired now after all your hard work!”

  • by Rob

    I’ve said this before, but I’ll say again, that we are very, very pleased with the observatory.  I hope you and Jeremy are as proud of the structure as I am of being the owner. Jean is ecstatic about it too.

  • by Martin

    Thanks for a great build. I’ve spent the afternoon cramming the quattro into the obsy. It all fits quite snugly, really pleased. Thanks to both you & Jeremy for your hard work. It looks great, the finishing touches are excellent.