Orangeries & Conservatories
Orangeries can trace their beginnings in Europe around the 16th Century, where folks really enjoyed collections of citrus fruit plants & trees; however, today they are all about individual and unique living spaces.
Many orangery conservatories heavily feature use of brickwork, pillars and ‘atrium style roof sections and many times are more of a full home extension than a simple sun room. Each orangery conservatory is unique in terms of size shape & look with nothing ‘off the shelf’ about the way they are designed & built to customer requirements.
It is in part due to the size and complexity of modern orangeries as home extensions, that means they do require more pre-planning than a typical conservatory, and in many instances for medium to large or some grander contemporary orangeries you will need to be prepared for longer installation times and probably require some sort of planning permission prior to construction.
Having said that, the finished room will certainly be well worth that extra effort that went into it.
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Orangery Home Extensions
If you are looking for a cost effective & very energy efficient way to extend your home then Orangeries can be the perfect solution. Offering bespoke designs the amount choice for the way your new room will look is limited only by your imagination – and probably your budget.
Using top quality materials, orangeries are built to order and use an array of materials. Use of wood is a favorite and with alternatives such as the African hardwood Idigbo, Oak, Sapele or even engineered wood there are many choices in the marketplace.
As a widely used material for conservatories, uPVC offers a versatility and price advantage, as well as being known for its’ long lifespan and low maintenance requirements. You can also find coloured uPVC which has a “built-in” woodgrain that faithfully recreates the appearance of timber. It does not fade, crack or distort making it a real contender.
Irrespective of your material choice, each room is built to meet the demands of energy efficiency and home security. Making your room warm in winter, cool in summer and safe all year round.
What do Orangeries Cost?
As a bespoke item, they are not cheap and because they are designed & built to a clients’ personal needs Orangery Prices vary enormously. We have, however, collated some typical fully fitted Orangery Costs to give you some initial guidance here or for conservatories, go here.
Professional conservatory installers will be able to offer a fully project managed service which includes all aspect of planning permission and building regulations, however, it is going to be worth your while to have at least 4 or 5 different quotations for the cost of design & construction and also make sure that the company that you are dealing with is properly certified by an recognised UK trade association with an excellent track record of doing this kind of work.
All installer that we connect you with will be professionally certified by GGF, FENSA or CERTASS and be able to prove their track record of satisfied customers.
Given the nature of the design & construction of some orangeries, you should be aware that it can take longer to complete the project, possibly requiring planning and building regulation considerations and certainly requiring a more “hands on” approach.
Your orangery, depending on the size, could require planning permission & need to meet building regulations even though most conservatories come under a ‘permitted development’ category. It’s always advisable to check with your local planning authority:
You can find out more on planning permissions from the UK Planning portal link shown here;