Our contemporary orangeries are completely bespoke and designed to our customer’s individual requirements, they are available in a range of materials Including PVC-u, aluminium or a composite of both. We use several construction methods ranging from proprietary roof systems to one-off designs and construction according to individual circumstances.
We provide the complete service from an initial consultation, to establish your requirements and perhaps set a budget, design which includes free computer generated illustrations and construction including full project management to ensure your peace of mind.
Each and every orangery, conservatory or extension we build is individually designed specifically for our client’s requirements. Whether it is to house a kitchen, dining room, study, play area or just a stunning room to relax in, you can rest assured the finished building will be fully insulated and useable in comfort throughout the entire year.
Our contemporary orangeries are often designed with large areas of glass such as bi-folding or sliding patio doors. Both options allow the light to flood the room and provide a large open expanse to ‘bring the outdoors in’ in summer months whilst offering a highly efficient barrier against the elements in the colder months.
Another feature of our contemporary orangeries is our super strong slimline lantern roofs with large and uninterrupted glazed areas, this allows the light to cascade into the room creating a wonderful ambience throughout the entire day. High performance double or triple glazed sealed units in the roof lanterns allow light in whilst protecting from glare and harmful UV rays, the glass is also designed to reflect radiated heat back into the building ensuring it is efficient and easy to heat through all seasons.
The windows and doors are made either from aluminium, PVC-u. Aluminium offers slimmer sight lines whilst PVC-u can sometimes be the material of choice to match existing frames in the house. We also offer a composite product which is aluminium outside and timber with several options of paint or stained finishes inside, this composite window and door system can be double or triple glazed to offer the highest levels of insulation and aesthetic appeal.
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.
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.
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.
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.