by Elegance Home Improvements and designs
An orangery or orangerie was a room or a dedicated building on the grounds of fashionable residences from the 17th to the 19th centuries where orange and other fruit trees were protected during the winter, similar to a greenhouse or conservatory.
The main difference with a conservatory is in the construction of its roof – a conservatory will have more than 75 per cent of its roof glazed, while an orangery will have less than 75 per cent glazed. Domestic orangeries also typically feature a roof lantern. Improved design and insulation has also lead to an increasing number of orangeries that are not built facing south, instead using light maximising techniques to make the most of available natural sunlight.
by Elegance Home Improvements and designs
Whilst most people are familiar with Conservatories very few have actually heard of an Orangery.
An Orangery is a form of room which is often labeled as a “home extension” that can be used in the same way a Conservatory can. Orangeries offer home owners the chance to extend their living space in style whilst offering styling & design that is different from your typical conservatory.
If you are still stuck on choosing between an Orangery or a Conservatory why not give one of our specialists a call to discuss your requirements.
Elegance Home Improvements and Designs is a We Hire Limited Company based in Newport, South Wales.
Our offices are open to the public 9 – 5 Monday to Friday and 9 – 12 on a Saturday.
Enterprise House, Herbert Road, Newport NP19 7BH
Phone: 01633 746290
Conservatories and orangeries are generally permitted developments which do not require planning permission, providing they meet certain criteria.
The guidelines are as follows:
Please check with your local council if you have any concerns or questions in relation to planning permission.
Typical average-sized orangeries take between four and five weeks to build, including all snagging and finishing off. Large projects could last around six to eight weeks.
Construction work will usually begin with the base, and tends to involve builders being on site for about about a week or so. During this time they will clear the ground, dig the footings, lay the base layers and level the floor before building the walls. Normally the building work would then be left for a few days – ideally over a weekend – to settle.
During the next couple of weeks the frames will go up and be glazed, and any electrical work started. This is followed by plastering the walls, finishing off the electrical work and then adding the flooring. Depending on what type of floor you choose, as well as the time of year, it’s sometimes best to wait a few weeks to let the floor dry out thoroughly first.
Finally the roof and glazed lantern is added. Depending on the complexity of the design this can take up to two extra weeks to complete.
There is more work during the build process for our unique orangeries, so they are a little bit more expensive than a typical conservatory.
For example, there is more building work required, joinery for the internal lighting pelmet, lighting and plastering.
However, our orangeries are designed to be a far more cost effective solution than what many other double glazing companies supply.
We will introduce the team to you on the first day so you get to know and trust them so that you don’t need to be at home for the duration of the work.
If side access is good, disruption should be minimal. It helps if you have outside water and electrical facilities.
Be aware that your power supply may need to be switched off while the electrical work is done, and your garden may suffer some damage due to the number of people coming in and out.
Boards will be used in the garden and then taken up overnight to allow the grass to grow.
Top tip: Don’t panic when the base goes down and it looks small. It always looks smaller than you expect at this stage – it seems to grow in area as the frames go up!
Yes – Elegance Home Improvements can arrange a variety of affordable and convenient finance options to suit you and your budget – making your dream orangery more affordable.
Making an application is simple and we promise you a quick decision, normally within 24 hours.
Our Activ Blue glass roofs are solar controlled for maximum comfort in the summer and winter months. reducing solar heat entering the building, enhancing comfort and reducing the need for cooling the room.
The attractive blue tinted glass is perfect for roof glazing, enhancing the view from inside to outside with good light transmission and low exterior reflection, improving your orangeries aesthetics.
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