An orangery is an exciting and stylish way to add much-needed space, light and value to your home.
Traditionally, orangeries were a luxury addition to large houses, used to grow expensive and rare plants all year round. Today, an orangery is an attractive option for any householder.
Many people who require extra space for daily living, work, family or hobbies consider investing in an orangery rather than a traditional home extension, loft conversion or moving house. The cost of an orangery compares favourably to an extension or loft conversion and the installation will be completed more quickly and with less disruption than with these traditional home improvement projects. Moving house is costly and can be stressful and even when you have moved, the new property is unlikely to fit your needs completely, An orangery is the ideal solution to provide the extra space you need, tailored to your exact requirements.
Quite apart from the value to you of extra space to use on a daily basis, an orangery is likely to increase the value of your home and its attractiveness to purchasers. On average, an orangery adds 7 per cent to a property’s value.
Orangeries usually include a substantial brick base, solid supporting pillars and plenty of glass to let light flood into your home. The large amount of glass makes the most of the views of your garden from inside the house and gives a stylish feel to the orangery. The feeling of a connection between indoors and outdoors is enhanced by options such as our multi-slide doors which enable you to open one wall of your orangery to enjoy a seamless flow between house and garden.
Various roof options are available, from traditional lantern roofs to more modern styles. This flexibility in design means that you can choose an orangery to complement your home and either blend in seamlessly or provide a statement feature.
The extra floor area added by an orangery can be used for any number of uses. It can provide a stylish dining space, a home gym, light and airy living space, a playroom or an office to work from home. An orangery can be a defined room or dividing walls can be removed to make a larger open-plan space. As orangeries are so light, you may even want to use it to bring some of your garden indoors – they make a fantastic space for growing otherwise tender plants such as orange and lemon trees so that you can enjoy the benefits of nature all year round.
Many conservatories and orangeries will fall under what is known as permitted development, meaning that provided certain rules are followed, no planning permission is needed. This helps make the process of adding an orangery to your home faster and more cost-effective than other home improvements such as extensions which may need planning permission.
Orangeries are ideal for use all year round. Underfloor heating can be used to keep them comfortably warm during the colder months and our cooling options help keep the orangery cool in the summer heat.