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Cooling your orangery this summer
Now things are heating up as we reach the end of May, we’re getting close to the height of summer when it’s hot, hot, hot!..
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Posted: July 2017


Energy-saving orangery design plans
While many people are attracted to the idea of having an orangery or conservatory extension on their home for added space and to increase their property’s value..
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Posted: April 2017


Opt for an Orangery from Orangeries UK this Easter
If you’ve been thinking about investing in an orangery for a while now, then why not make this Easter the time to go for it and have your own luxury orangery installed in your home?
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Posted: March 2017



Why Spring is a great time to invest in an orangery or conservatory
There are so many reasons why Spring is an excellent time to invest in an orangery or conservatory. Take a look at just some of them below.
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Posted: February 2017


Merry Christmas from Orangeries UK
It's December and Christmas is on the horizon. Therefore, we want to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year here at Orangeries UK!
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Posted: December 2016


Should you choose a house with an orangery or conservatory?
When it comes to purchasing a new property, an orangery or conservatory may not be at the top of your list. After all, you can have an extension when the time is right.
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Posted: December 2016


Invest in an Orangery for your home this Christmas
If you take an interest in property and home improvement, you’ll know, for sure, that investing in an orangery for your property can vastly increase its value and improve both the interior and exterior of your home.
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Posted: December 2016


Keeping Plants in your Orangery
Orangeries were originally used for growing plants and citrus fruits thus the name "orangery". Learn more about keeping plants within your orangery.
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Posted: September 2016


How can an orangery improve your home?
Are you thinking of investing in an orangery for your home?
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Posted: August 2016


Deciding on the positioning of your new conservatory or orangery
The position of your new conservatory or orangery can have a great effect on the atmosphere it creates in your home.
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Posted: July 2016


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Decorating the Interior of Your Conservatory or Orangery
Similarly to the design considerations required for the structure of your conservatory or orangery, the interior decoration of your orangery or conservatory also needs careful planning.
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Posted: May 2016


Get ready for summer 2016 with a wooden orangery from Orangeries UK
Although the weather outside might not seem quite so set for summer, there is no better way to start preparing for the summer season than with a brand new orangery from Orangeries UK.
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Posted: April 2016


Why Choose Oak
Oak is a premium, luxury hardwood with fantastic properties including a beautiful aesthetic appearance and durability. The main reason people choose timber over oak is price, but why should you consider oak otherwise?
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Posted: March 2016


Family Room Conservatory
At Orangeries UK, our orangeries and conservatories can be built as either an adult or family room. Family conservatories are becoming popular additions to both modern and traditional properties.
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Posted: March 2016


Home Office Conservatory
In a world where many people opt to work from home, due to family commitments or the increase of online working, home office conservatories are becoming a more popular choice.
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Posted: March 2016


The Advantages of Purchasing an Orangery from Orangeries UK
Want reasons why you should consider us for your Orangery or Conservatory purchase? Here are just a handful from product quality to material quality.
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Posted: March 2016


Spend Easter In Your Own Luxury Orangery
Have you decided not to go on holiday this Easter? Perhaps you have decided to do lots of outdoor adventures with the children, right on your doorstep, instead of jetting off this year?
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Posted: March 2016


Entertaining Room Conservatory
Use your conservatory as an entertainment room, some ideas for creating a place of comfort from a cinema style theme to a room for relaxation.
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Posted: December 2015


Lounge Conservatory
Some people decide that their lounge conservatory will be a kids-free zone in the house, while others like the space to be a family room where everyone can play games, have a chat and generally spend time together.......
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Posted: November 2015


Kitchen Conservatories
A kitchen conservatory is, ultimately, a conservatory extension that is primarily used as a kitchen. Of course, a kitchen conservatory can be designed any way you like. Although, many people choose to extend their kitchen with a conservatory......
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Posted: October 2015


House Extension Ideas and Examples
Many people are looking to improve their homes with an extension of some kind in order to add space, value and, of course, a luxury element to their property......
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Posted: October 2015


The Advantages of a Home Extension
At Orangeries UK, we offer a number of different home extensions. Whether you opt for a conservatory, orangery or garden room, you’ll be sure to get a high-quality home extension that will undoubtedly refresh and enhance your property.......
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Posted: October 2015


Features of a Modern Conservatory
Many people are looking for a modern conservatory extension as an addition to their home. As well as adding extra space, a modern conservatory provides the ultimate in luxurious living......
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Posted: October 2015


What to Consider When Designing Your Orangery or Conservatory
An orangery or conservatory makes for a lovely place to relax in your home, adding luxury appeal and extra space to both contemporary and traditional properties. ....
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Posted: September 2015


The History of Orangeries
Orangeries date back to seventeenth century Britain, when they were primarily used by wealthy landowners to house orange and other citrus trees in the winter to protect them from weathering elements.
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Posted: September 2015


Choosing the Flooring for your Orangery
When you are having an orangery or conservatory built, in the first stages, you are probably more focused on its structure and position, rather than the interior design. When it comes to the final stages though, you’re probably fed up of the building work and simply want it finished.
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Posted: September 2015


10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Orangeries UK
Okay, so we’re going for the hard sell, but that’s mainly because we’re confident in our ability to provide high-quality, superior orangeries and conservatories. Here’s why....
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Posted: September 2015


What not to keep in Your Conservatory
At Orangeries UK, our conservatories offer excellent thermal efficiency. That said, conservatories are made of glass and therefore, although there are ways in which you can keep your conservatory cool in warmer months and warmer in winter months.....
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Posted: September 2015


Should You Have an Orangery as a Kitchen or Lounge Extension?
Many people feel that having an orangery extension added to their home adds a touch of luxury, as well as extra space to the property....
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Posted: September 2015


The Benefits of a Pub Conservatory
A public house can be a great place to socialise with families and friends, hold informal business meetings and purchase an affordable meal. Pubs also serve host to a variety of special events and occasions.....
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Posted: September 2015


The Largest Orangery in Europe
The Orangery at Versailles is undoubtedly one of Europe's largest orangeries. It was designed by French architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart for 3000 orange trees at Versaille that were owned by Louis XIV. Louis XIV was known as Louis the Great....
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Posted: September 2015


3 Reasons for Choosing an Orangery or Conservatory
Here are 3 reasons why you may want to consider an Orangery or Conservatory extension for your home.
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Posted: July 1st 2015


Advantages and Disadvantages of Pine Conservatories
If you are wondering which material to choose for your Conservatory then it is good to know the advantages and disadvantages. Here we look at Pine based conservatories.
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Posted: July 1st 2015


Tips for cooling your Orangery
Orangeries act like Greenhouses, trapping heat which can cause temperatures to rise beyond a comfortable level. Here we look at options for cooling an Orangery / Conservatory in hot weather.
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Posted: June 30th 2015


Ideas on how to use your Garden Room
Garden rooms are of growing popularity thanks to their versatile use, from external living space to personal gyms, from garden offices to extended storage. Here are some ideas on how you could use a garden room.
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Posted: June 29th 2015


How to heat your Orangery
Here we take a look at some of the most popular methods for heating an Orangery from electric heaters to underfloor heating. Towards the cooler month's an Orangery can remain a tranquil place providing the temperature is maintained.
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Posted: June 24th 2015


Do you need planning permission for a Conservatory
Under new regulations that came into effect from 1 October 2008 adding a conservatory to your home is considered to be permitted development. The Planning Portal is an online resource for planning and building regulations. It is a great first port of call when considering building work in England and Wales.
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Posted: June 21st 2015


Famous Orangeries in Britain
Orangeries have been regarded as special and fashionable architectural structures since they were designed in the 18th century.
Perhaps you’ve had an orangery extension to your home, or are looking to invest in an orangery or conservatory. For inspiration (and a bit of fun!), let’s take a look at three of Britain’s famous orangeries.

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Posted: June 17th 2015


Choosing a Period Conservatory
When it comes to choosing a period conservatory, many of us know that we would like a classic conservatory with an elegant appearance, but aren’t always sure about the differences between the types of period conservatories available.
Here’s a rough guide about the differences between Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian period conservatories

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Posted: June 13th 2015


Choosing between an Orangery or a Conservatory
Are you considering extending your home? would you like more living space? in such a situation most people opt for a UPVC conservatory, some opt for a wood conservatory. But which would you choose?.
A conservatory and orangery work in the same way (as additional space for a home) however both have different style aspects. A conservatory uses a pitched roof whilst an orangery will generally have a flat roof with a central roof lantern.

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Posted: May 11th 2015


Choosing Wood VS UPVC? Which would you choose?
When choosing a Conservatory or Orangery, there are things to consider, but, what are the main differences between the 2 materials?. This article looks at the key differences between the materials used to manufacture a bespoke structure like an Orangery or Conservatory.
Both Wood and UPVC have pros and cons, but in general, which materials is going to be right for your choice? There are many variables to consider from price to maintenance routines. Aside from cost and maintenance, the other key thing is how each material looks, especially when it's being installed on a property which may have a theme / features which wood or UPVC have to fit in with / complement.

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Posted: November 21st 2014


The Timber Roof Lantern Manufacturing Process
A video of a roof lantern component being made



Ever wondered how a timber roof lantern is made? Well, it's a straight forward process when you have the right equipment and craftsmen. At the Country Hardwood joinery, we manufacture everything from Orangeries to Roof Lanterns, Bifold Doors to Hardwood Windows. Our machinery requires trained experts to program using advanced 3D modelling. Each piece of wood is cut using precision CNC machining techniques.

Posted: October 30th 2014


Practical Ideas for Home Extensions

If you extended your home, what would you use the extension for? what would you choose? an Orangery or Conservatory? how would you use the extra living space? Learn more about our recommended ideas for home extensions.

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Posted: October 24th 2014


The history of Orangery Structures

Orangeries are a wood and brick structure which was first created in the 17th century as a way of growing fruit, vegetables and flowers inside by encompassing a conservatory like structure with a roof lantern, allowing for maximum light and heat to enter, making growing conditions perfect all year round.

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Posted: September 11th 2014


The Importance of Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is an important consideration for any external structure on a property / home. Making sure that your property retains heat is important, not only for wellbeing but also because of the rising cost of gas and electricity. What kind of things impact on a structures energy efficiency?


A Behind the scences view of Orangeries UK

Unlike many conservatory and orangery suppliers around the UK we actually manufacture all of our products in house. We manufacture and supply making us a specialist company in the field of home improvements and renovation. So who are we? well in this post we provide a sneak peak with a behind the scenes blog post.