Many find that they cannot use their conservatory if the weather is too sunny, too hot or too cold or even when it is raining hard. This is a great shame as then one is not making the best and most use of the room. Luckily this situation can be remedied as it is due to poor insulation in the roof. (Where 80% of heat loss or gain occurs)Read More »
Once designed and built the interior of your orangery / garden room extension deserves a good deal of thought and consideration
Here is a review of some of the detail put into the interior of a large orangery
Here is part two of our tips on how to design and fit the interior of your orangery / sun room extension
Part one covered flooring, light fittings and folding doors
In part two we cover roof lights (ventilation), lighting lanterns, windows and door handles
Here is part three of our tips on how to design and fit the interior of your orangery / sun room extension
Part one covered flooring, light fittings and folding doors. Part two covered roof lights (ventilation), lighting lanterns, windows and door handles
In part three we cover converting a door to an internal window, finding space to house the underfloor heating equipment, choosing the right light switches and designing the new orangery / sun room / garden room extension with the right ceiling height
Orangeries make a great addition to larger structures which can act as an extension as compared to a conservatory. An orangery is a better substitute for a solid extension and looks very elegant. This makes a real feature on the property that provides a light and spacious area comfortable for use all year round. But an Orangery does not necessarily need to be big.Read More »
A sunroom is often considered as a conservatory with a solid tile or slate roof and ceiling. It is an extension with lots of windows that allows you to enjoy the sight of outdoors. A sunroom can be an attached or integrated extension. This makes a good option for those who need an extension to their home to create more space. It can be used at any time of the year comfortably.Read More »
Budget: It is the prime condition as everything falls into place once the budget is set and there is an idea about the costs involved.Read More »
Other factors such as Guarantees, hidden costs, discounts and Insurance also need to be studied well.
Although the differences between a Conservatory and an Orangery are not so apparent any more, there are things that do set them apart. With bespoke options of orangeries and conservatories being preferred these days, the differences have become quite subtle. This means that an orangery can look like a conservatory and the other way round. If you are planning an extension, you can have complete control over the look of your extension the way you want it.Read More »
The design brief was to design and draw out an oranmgery suitable for the clients requirements.
We then specified the job ready for the build stage
Orangeries provide a great garden room extension that can be used all year round. The best part about an orangery is that it can be used more like a solid extension as compared to a conservatory. It makes an elegant addition to the property and at the same time usually elevates its monetary value.
At Orangery Solutions, we have very versatile ideas for your Orangery, no matter how you plan to make use of it. Whether you are looking for a traditional or contemporary orangery design we can suggest some great design options. At Orangery Solutions UK, we help with the planning process of your Orangery right from the very beginning till the end. Here is how our design and planning works:
When it comes to a home extension many opt for a conservatory or an orangery.
For decades orangeries and conservatories were made in a set particular way. Whilst the conservatories came in certain traditional designs such as Georgian and Edwardian style, Gable style, Lean-to conservatories etc. they had limited variation to meet clients' demands.
A well built orangery that is well insulated and can be used all year round. At Orangery Solutions specify the use of cavity wall insulations that provides good insulation making your orangery useful all year round. You can have a look at our gallery to see an example of orangery wall insulation. All the 'solid' areas of the orangery are thoroughly insulated with good cavity wall insulation.Read More »
A roof lantern in architecture is an element that lets natural light into the space underneath. An orangery roof lantern is an integral part of the orangery design and gives it an elegant and unique appeal. Apart from being aesthetically appealing there are other reasons why this makes a great addition to your orangery and these reasons are listed here:Read More »
Getting an Orangery installed is a significant change to the look of your home and a huge investment. Hence everything has to be right in terms of the choice of orangery design. Visuals are very important so as to get a clear picture of how your orangery will look like. It has always been our ethos at Orangery Solutions, UK to offer the best in terms of designs and quality. Hence we try our best to give you a clear idea about the look and feel of the concept designs through plans and a lifestyle sketches showing the proposed orangery and how it fits into the look of your premises.Read More »
An orangery traditionally during the 17th to the 19th century was a room dedicated to protecting orange trees and other fruit trees during the winter. It served as a larger version of a greenhouse or conservatory. But, as is true for almost everything, an orangery has also evolved a great deal over the years in terms of the design and its useRead More »
Orangery / Conservatory drawings are very important as they give you a perfect visual representation of how your final structure will look. But in certain cases, these drawings might also be required for approvals from the authorities in case your conservatory falls under any regulations. At Orangery Solutions, we can provide such plans if necessary.Read More »
Conservatory or orangery drawings are very important as they give you a perfect visual representation of what your final structure will look like. In addition, in certain cases, these drawings might also be required for approvals from the authorities in case your proposed structure falls under any regulations. At Orangery Solutions, we can provide such plans if necessary.Read More »
An Orangery is one of the most valuable additions to a home. Somewhere in between a conservatory and a solid extension, an orangery gives you the best of both worlds. An Orangery is often an ideal option if you need some added living space in your home, be it living, dining or whatever. Orangeries, traditional or contemporary, give you all the advantages of a conservatory in that you get lots of light, often a great view of your garden and at the same time appear to be a more natural continuation of the design of your home. An orangery is a practical extension that is more practical and can be used all year round. While hiring a professional is the best course of action, it is always better to know the basics well. If you are planning an orangery extension in your home, here are a few tips to help you get it right:-Read More »
An orangery is often blessed with an abundance of natural light and has an airy and yet cozy appeal. Finding the right furniture and accessories that will create the perfect sunroom ambiance is very important. An orangery can be any room you wish for it to be, a cozy breakfast space or a casual space for family meals, or an amazingly comfy hangout space loaded with comfortable soft furnishings. It is so versatile that it can practically adapt to any room you want.Read More »
If your conservatory is outdated and you need a more solid extension, why not consider converting your conservatory into an orangery.
Your well-loved old or outdated conservatory can be converted into a cutting-edge orangery. This conversion will often be well worth your time and investment as it will give your home a facelift while adding extra space.
The position of your orangery / conservatory is an important consideration. Many factors come into play while designing your orangery / conservatory. Here we list just a few.Read More »
A picture is worth a thousand words ... And in case of a structure like a Conservatory or an Orangery, a drawing of what it would look like and how it fits in with its surroundings is worth more than that. Nothing can help you visualise the final outcome better than a lifestyle drawing in front of your eyes. Such a drawing will ensure that both yours and the designer’s vision is on the same page.Read More »
Ever thought of adding an orangery to a kitchen as a dining extension. Having an orangery will not only bring in an abundance of light and space but will also provide a large dining space enabling easy social distancing during meals and gives you a great view of your garden while you prepare or enjoy your meals. In addition a good kitchen adds considerable value to the property which is an added bonus for when you sell in the future.Read More »
Simple and elegant furnishings are ideal for populating your new orangery.
This set of French style chairs certainly add a touch of style to the orangery furnishings.
Orangeries are a very common home improvement solution as they give you an affordable way to expand your property. Orangeries provide a good deal of added space that can be used as lounge space, dining room, playroom, office or anything else. If you are however new to this concept and do not know where to begin Orangery Solutions, UK is the best place to be.
We successfully converted the rear of this 6 bedroom house in West Sussex.
The project was to provide an appropriate large kitchen / dining space commensurate with the size of the house that also gained visual and practical access to the lovely gardens.
Orangery and conservatories make one of the best garden room extension ideas for your home. These are useful all year round, are cheaper compared to solid extensions and do not require as many planning permits. If you have planned on getting a new conservatory or orangery extension Orangery Solutions, UK can be a great choice for you. At Orangery Solutions, we help our customers with all kinds of orangery and conservatory related ideas.Read More »
Getting a conservatory or orangery built is a long process that requires careful planning and research as there are a number of elements involved. If you are working on a tight budget, prioritising your requirements is very important. At Orangery Solutions we can guide you through the entire process so that you get exactly the kind of orangery or conservatory that you wanted and do not fall prey to substandard materials and wrong suggestions. Our experts take you through the entire process smoothly so that you get exactly what you needed.Read More »
An orangery is a useful and effective addition to a home. It is an extension that beautifully brings in your outdoors for you to enjoy. It is functional and charming and can be used as almost any room in the home. While a conservatory incorporates more glass in the structure, an orangery is closer to an extension with its perimeter flat roof and a central glazed lantern. It has more brickwork or stonework and less glazing comparatively, which makes it better insulated. More insulation means comfortable to use all year-round.Read More »
Here is a fine example of what you can do to extend the living area of the house; extend the kitchen and provide much more space and light in the kitchen. Overall giving a much more pleasurable experience to anyone working in the kitchen or wanting to relax and communicate whilst others are cooking and preparing in the kitchen.Read More »
The orangery is a new extension to the house providing a large casual living space for at least 8 people (The dining table can accommodate 12)
The main advantage of an orangery / conservatory is usually to gain extra living space
However with summer approaching it brings thoughts of enjoying the garden.
At Orangery Solutions we provide an unbiased advisory service to make sure that you get exactly the kind of conservatory/orangery/extension you envisioned and absolute value for your money. When it comes to any of these additions to your home, there are a number of factors that come into play.Read More »
Here is a useful (edited) article from the Planning portal covering the recent changes in planning application rules.
Councils throughout England have become overwhelmed by an influx of planning applications for home extensions including glass room extensions, Orangeries and Conservatories.
With the housing market in the doldrums and stamp duty causing home owners to think twice before moving, extending your home is an obvious answer and if done correctly you are also likely to recover the cost in terms of the value that you will add to the property.
Conservatory /orangery ventilation is very important if you want to maintain a comfortable environment. As heat rises, it is important to have some form of ventilation in the conservatory / orangery and one or more opening roof vents.Read More »
A conservatory has a number of long term as well as short term benefits.Read More »
Here are a few:-