Dating back to the 17th century in renaissance gardens in Italy, Orangeries were once a symbol of wealth and affluence. As the name suggests, they were used to grow orange and other citrus trees by allowing sunlight to enter through the glass exterior. Today, modern Orangeries are often used to extend the home, much like conservatories but with different structures and variations in architectural features.
Here at Orangeries UK, we design & manufacture bespoke Orangery extensions to fit your specifications. We combine luxurious designs with premium quality materials in order to always deliver the finest, highest quality products.
Our most popular orangeries are made from the following materials:
Our design range caters to all your design needs whether you are looking for a contemporary finish or have a period home we have the conservatory design that’s the right fit for you.
The demand for bespoke Orangeries in the UK has increased for a variety of reasons. Due to the Covid pandemic, families are enjoying more time at home and want to get the most out of their properties. For example, if you work from home you may want a room in the house where you can enjoy more natural sunlight. An orangery will fill your home with light and enhance your living space – whether it’s a living room orangery, kitchen orangery or dining room orangery – it is sure to add that extra ‘wow’ factor to your home.
Many property owners prefer the premium look and feel of hardwood over conventional UPVC. Thanks to advancements in Wood treatment hardwood orangeries are now more durable than ever, requiring little maintenance and lasting just as long as UPVC.
Orangeries UK can help with all aspects of Orangery design. We’re happy to help you design a completely bespoke Orangery based on your size and style preferences.
The manufacturing process will turn a drawing into a kit that will be delivered, ready for installation. Your Orangery will be constructed through a combination of modern CNC machining and manual craftsmanship. Once the manufacturing stage is complete, your product will be treated with primer, stains and paint, depending on the design.
Our installation team will help with everything, from an initial ground survey to setting up the foundation, to erecting the Orangery. Installation processes will vary depending on the Orangery and the property and our team will guide you through this process.
Features will depend on the specific configuration of your design. Some of the general features include:
Below are just some of the colour options we offer, we offer a complete range of colours including a colour matching service.
Orangeries UK offer a wide range of Orangery styles, shapes and configurations. Because we manufacture all our Orangeries from scratch, every aspect is customisable from the frame size, to its orientation, shape and style. Below are some of the most popular configurations and styles.
The cost of an orangery will depend on the size, orangery style and decorative features of the orangery, among other factors. In 2022, here’s how much you can expect to pay.
As of 2021, the average price of a supply-only Orangery in the UK now stands at around £19,000 (this average covers uPVC and Wood) although wood is generally more expensive with average prices from £20,000 onwards.
Full build orangeries are more expensive as the price is inclusive of all work and labour costs.
The amount an orangery cost will be is entirely dependent on the size, configuration and style. The prices in this article are indicative of an average orangery.
Use our orangery cost calculator to see how much your dream orangery could cost.
Before installing a Conservatory or Orangery you must find out whether you require planning permission.
Building a Conservatory or Orangery is a great way to increase your property’s size, value and appeal. But, before you take a step towards extending your property, you need to find out whether or not you need planning permission. While at Orangeries UK we do provide full assistance with planning permission throughout the project, we’d like to make all potential customers aware of the rules and regulations.
UK law requires you to get planning permission to enable you to build on or modify, the use of land or buildings. That said, this rule doesn’t always apply to conservatories, which are regarded as within your ‘permitted development right’.
In a nutshell, you don’t have to obtain permission if your conservatory is single-storey and if it meets the following additional requirements:
You may also need to establish whether or not your house is a ‘new build’. Developers occasionally place limitations on them.
Contact us and find out more about planning and permission.
Our conservatories and orangeries are designed and built to the highest standards. We source and use the best materials in the industry that is why our conservatories and orangeries are superior when it comes to energy efficiency and thermal performance. If conservatories and orangeries are not installed properly and the materials are inferior then with time your home will not retain heat but lose heat, resulting in higher energy bills. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you invest in high-quality instalments and the best quality materials. At Orangeries UK we guarantee that we get the job done properly ensuring the best energy efficiency in the business.
When it comes to adding value to a property, home extensions are one of the smartest ways you can achieve this. By creating more space by building an extension – an orangery or a conservatory, you can instantly see an uplift in value.
But an extension can be a costly outlay initially. However, with the help of our handy cost calculator tool, you can estimate the cost of installing your dream extension before you contact us and commit to anything.
It’s important to plan what purpose your orangery will serve. Consider what the space will be used for. For example, is it going to be a modern orangery, a traditional style or a period piece? Is it going to be a dining area, kitchen orangery or living room orangery? And what type of bifold doors will you need?
Learn more about designing your orangery.
As well as the added benefit of extra living space associated with having a glass orangery or conservatory extension, orangeries and conservatories can add value to your property when you come to put it on the market. This means that an orangery or conservatory is generally a good financial investment since, potentially, it can help you earn more money for your property.
A stunning orangery or conservatory can provide extra space, more natural light and, perhaps even, a more open plan feel. An orangey or conservatory can help to create a more calming, spacious room that allows plenty of natural light to flood in.
It is often said that natural light helps to reduce stress levels and enhance productivity, therefore an orangery or conservatory can be a great place to concentrate in, perhaps for your own studies or relaxation, as well as providing the perfect place for your children to do their homework.
This is an interesting comment as the amount of energy you save depends on the heating system you use in your home, your ventilation system and how much you use the light switches!
That said, orangeries and conservatories do allow more natural light into the home which ultimately requires you to use less artificial light and, as a result, you save on the electricity bills!
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