Orangeries & Lean-to Orangery Extensions
The design roots of Orangeries trace their beginnings to European aristocrats from the 1500’s Century, who enjoyed collection of citrus fruit plants.
Easily recognisable by the “domed” central glazed roof section, Orangeries are usually more substantial rooms with wide use of pillars and solid wall sections mixed with glazed panels. Even though they do maintain the ability to be well lit & spacious.
This conservatory is an excellent alternative to building a typical house extension and each one is built to the needs of the client making it truly individual in its appearance.
As a more of an extension type building it means that there is going to be more work involved than with the standard conservatory made from UPVC or Timber, and that could lead to you requiring planning permission in order to construct it – check with you local authority before commencing work.
If you choose a good design and have it built well, a new Orangery has been known to add up to 10% to the value of a property – which can also be useful as a price guide to know if you are going to get value for money.
You can find out more on planning permissions here.
- Hardwoods – Oak, Sapele, Idigbo, Iroko
- Enginered Woods – such as Accoya®
- UPVC – Coloured or Wood-grain
- Aluminium – up to 150 RAL powder coat colours
Efficiency & Security
Doors & Window sections should be fitted with multi-pint locks and with a large amount of glass double glazed units should be fitted as a minimum standard.
Glazing thermal efficiency can be improved by the use of gas filled sealed units, triple glazing & low-e glass.
If you are fitting sliding doors, then they should be fitting wit Anti-lift tracks
Locks should be high quality, drill, snap & bumping resistant
Glazing & Energy saving
- Double or triple glazed
- Low-emmisivity glass
- Gas filled double glazed units – Up to 21 mm gap
- Coloured or tinted.
- Over 12 UPVC colours
- 150 + RAL Powder Coat Aluminum colours
- Multi-point locks for windows & doors
- Internally beaded glazed sections
- Toughened or Laminated Glazing