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Creative View are a family business with over 30 Years experience providing home improvements to discerning clients throughout Essex and Suffolk.

We have many hundreds of extremely happy customers for whom we have installed Conservatories in Essex, Orangeries in Colchester, Double Glazing in Clacton and Solid Conservatory Roof replacement throughout Essex.

We also specialise in Driveways and Landscaping throughout Essex and Suffolk as well as Patios, Artificial Grass, Fencing and Wall Building. We have a full array of tradesmen including ground workers, bricklayers, plasterers, electricians and plumbers. We offer a full ‘turnkey price’ for projects of any size from installing a single window to building complete extensions, orangeries or conservatories.

An Orangery You Can Use All Year Around

Many people are put off by the idea of building orangeries because they worry about whether it’s worth it. When you research, you’ll find various articles claiming these rooms are unusable through winter and even Autumn when the weather around Colchester & Clacton starts to take a turn for the worse.

This isn’t the case when you invest in the traditional orangeries that we can design and build for you. We will make sure that your orangery does stay warm and cosy through the winter months and it could be the perfect room for watching the snow fall outside across your sleeping garden. How do we make sure that our orangeries stays warmer than the rest?

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The Best Materials

Of course, it’s not just about the design, and we know this. That’s why we make sure that we use the best, high-quality materials to build your conservatory with the right glazing for windows and doors to keep that warm air trapped inside and the chill-out. We can build your Orangeries using products such as Eurocell windows. Known to provide over A+ levels of efficiency, these windows are a great green choice and the perfect way to make sure that your orangery isn’t just a room for summer. The right materials are particularly important for the roof. We provide a building design that includes thermally broken double glazing, with interior and exterior layers divided by a thermally insulating material.

Quality Building Work

We make sure that our orangeries are built to the highest possible standard and make insulation a number one priority. It’s quite common for a large percentage of the exterior of an orangery to be glass. But that doesn’t mean it has to let the cold air blow through. Indeed, with the right building work and the perfect design that we can conceive and create for you, your garden room can stay warm all throughout the year. Our design and building team are experts in the field with years of experience creating home extensions that will be great for use all year around.

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Why Your Home Needs An Orangery

Are you wondering whether your home needs an orangery? You might be surprised by the benefits that the traditional orangeries we build provide. With stunning designs and stand out features, you can be sure this is going to be a valued, wonderful addition to any home in Colchester & Clacton.


Many of our clients are often delighted to see how much literal value an orangery adds to their home. Orangeries have a rich history and to this day are still attached to ideas of grandeur and prestige, ensuring they are a sought after feature for any homebuyer. When you do come to sell your home, you’ll be staggered to discover that your orangery has added up to 20% onto the original value of the property! Of course, this can only be guaranteed if you invest in the superior building work that we provide. Get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to explain why our building work on orangeries is a cut above the rest and how we can guarantee a massive boost in the value of your home.


Perhaps you have been put off building a brand new orangery for your home because of the cost involved. Orangeries can be an expensive addition to any home, and while they are typically cheaper than most extensions, they can still be just outside your price range.

At Creative View Clacton, we aim to make sure any homeowner can afford this fantastic addition to their home. We can do this by offering an efficient service that cuts the costs of building work while maintaining the level of quality our clients desire. We can even build and design an orangery to match or fit your budget. Make sure you get in touch with us today to find out more about this possibility and discover that your dream orangery can be more affordable than you think.


If you’re looking for a way to bring new life and excitement to your garden, this could be it. An orangery can provide a wonderful space through spring and summer where you can sit with the doors wide open. With the patio doors or bifold doors that we provide you can gain a picturesque panoramic view.

It’s not just for the first half of the year either. Even as the temperature drops, this can offer a way to enjoy your garden all year around. With doors shut, you can gaze through insulated glass and continue to enjoy the beauty of your home exterior.


What type of style to you want for your orangery? We can provide various options from vintage wonders to a modern, contemporary masterpiece. We are happy to work and expand any ideas that you perhaps already have and make sure that your orangery is everything you hoped it would be.

After we have brought your vision to life, you’ll then be able to furnish it and ensure it is a comfortable, stylish new part of your home. There are plenty of different ways to use your brand new orangery from an indoor garden to a brand new dining area with a skylight that is sure to impress guests! An orangery can even be used as an extension for your kitchen where you’ll have a place to prepare wonderful meals and share dinner together as a family. It can be relaxing, vibrant, colourful, cosy, creative or a blend of all of these possibilities. Tell us what you need, and we will help you build your ultimate garden room.


Orangeries FAQ

Do you need planning permission and/or building regulations for an orangery?

There is no easy answer to this question but there are set rules and regulations which you can see on the government Planning Portal but these are open to interpretation. We will be pleased to visit you to provide an initial consultation absolutely free of charge and advise on planning and building regulations as well as all aspects of your proposed orangery including design, materials, heating, electrics etc.

What does it mean if you need planning permission and/or building regulations?

No need to worry, we can take care of this for you as we have our own retained architect and structural engineer. We will undertake all of the necessary administration including form filling, providing site maps and drawings, structural calculations, heat loss (SAP) calculations etc and submit them to the local authority on your behalf. Find out more about planning permission for your new outbuilding and what you need to do when it comes to building it.

How does planning permission work?

An orangery is effectively classed as a single storey extension and the same criteria will be applied when deciding if planning permission is required. The government have however introduced a scheme called ‘Neighbour Consultation Scheme’ which allows single storey extensions of a larger size than previously allowed by consultation with your neighbours and a shortened version of the normal planning process, you can read about this scheme if you visit the government Planning Portal . This scheme only applies to larger single-storey rear extensions which are permitted until 30 May 2019. This means that extensions of between four and eight metres for detached houses and between three and six metres for all other houses, must go through this process.

What is an extension including orangeries?

An extension or addition to your house is considered to be permitted development, which doesn’t require an application for planning permission, provided certain limits and conditions are met. Area Permitted Extensions (including previous extensions) and other buildings must not exceed 50% of the total area of land around the original house. Sheds and other outbuildings must be included when calculating the above 50% limit. (The term ‘original house’ means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.

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