We are part of a group that has been established longer than any other household name in the home improvement industry.
An Orangery is a more substantial structure that features an Atrium style roof and concealed lighting.
The objective is to turn the Orangery into a seamless extension to your home, rather than just providing an exterior space.
Whilst the traditional type of Conservatory needs to manage the challenge of being uncomfortably warm in summer, and too cold to use in winter, Orangeries give you much more control over heating and ventilation.
Orangeries became popular in the 17th Century and were built by the landed gentry as extensions to stately homes for the purpose of growing sweet oranges – hence the name.
Traditionally, Orangeries use brick and stone pillars between large windows to support the Atrium style roof.
This method is still an option but it’s more cost effective to make use of the modern advances in uPVC and Aluminium.
Thanks to the introduction of Load Bearing Corner Posts, its possible to create a beautiful Orangery with a traditional brick base at a lower cost using modern materials.
The greater amount of solid brickwork construction in our Orangeries will help your new room space stay cooler in the summer, especially if you have a south-facing garden that receives the sun all day.
In the winter, your Orangery will be easier to keep warm.
The partially glazed roof will still let in a large amount of additional light and this will radiate back into the adjoining part of the house.
In order to make choosing an Orangery a great success, we provide you with creative inspiration, a deep knowledge of construction requirements and associated regulations, uPVC systems from the worlds leading manufacturer, meticulous installation standards, and the peace of mind that only an accredited Home Improvement Protection member can provide.
If you’d like to learn more about the options between Conservatories and Orangeries, call Simon Pitcher, for friendly help and expert advice.