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The location of your new Orangery, is very important.
Look for things that may cause issues, like Flue’s, Drains, Man Holes, A-joining roofs. Is the ground even? need removing etc… Garages or Gateways with entrances that will be where the proposed Orangery will go, will they need moving etc..
The height of an Orangery is typically higher than a Conservatory, so attention needs to be made for existing widows for example.
Boundaries and existing walls are an important consideration. As many older external walls are single skin ( one layer of brick instead of the required 2 layers with insulation ). Existing walls from neighbours, you are best advised to not use these walls that are part of your neighbours property and you will need to build your own walls or get a Part Wall Agreement ( which will be at cost ).
Finally bear in mind that space for a skip may be required.
All of these and more will be discussed on any site inspection. Most things can be overcome, but its best to be aware when considering this type of Home Improvement.
Really spend some time thinking about the intended use and the Ambience you want to create in your new Orangery.
The size ( width ) of your Light Pelmet can make a difference to the look and feel of your Orangery. The down-lighters, How Many? Where ? On Dimmer switches ?
Natural Light is very important. Bear in mind that decisions on roofing in particular will effect the natural light in any room the conservatory is attached to.
Is heat retention important to you ? All new floors and walls will have insulation. However the type of glass in the windows and roof can make a considerable difference to your ongoing comfort.
Orangeries naturally create a Beautiful setting, but you will need to still pay attention to options for creating the right atmosphere to meet all your requirements.
The more time you think about these things, the better the end result and your enjoyment of the new addition to your home will be and cant be over stressed.
Our experienced consultants will take you through all of these and more to ensure you get the perfect end result.
Practicality is often overlooked. Again in line of considering what you want to use it for, really think about the layout of both intended furniture placement and access into / out of the house and outside. This is very important for your satisfaction on a daily basis of your new addition. A door in the wrong location can quickly become very frustrating and costly to change.
Windows, think about which way they open, their size. For example, If you want to create a larger look you might want to consider larger windows. Less interruption of the line of view, really gives a sense of larger space.
Doors are obviously an important consideration. Their size, location are obvious but also think about if you will need to carry anything in/out through them. Which way they open is important, not only for practicality but look as well.
There are many options that can be used like Patios, French Doors and Bi-folds. Each haver their benefits and disadvantages. The best type will depend on your overall usage, space and whether the ability to open up more of your Orangery to the garden is important to you.
Style is where Orangeries really become a thing of beauty and elegance. Designed to suit function and practicality with stunning looks, they really offer the best of all worlds – Creating a definite Quality Lifestyle.
Stunning inside and out, You simply cant go wrong with any style of Orangery. They are the ‘Wow’ Factor, bringing a smile every time you see it from inside or out. They offer a Lifestyle Choice where you can Individualise them in so many ways, both externally and internally.
Choose between Higher Brick work, Traditional Cornice or completely Modern in look. Coupled with Rooftop choices of either a Lantern or Parapet, which surprisingly can dramatically change the overall look, while still always looking amazing.
Ambience, is really important to consider when looking at internal style as it will have a massive effect on how you feel in your Orangery. All of the above will have a play in this. However Doors and Brick corner columns play an important role.
Brickwork Columns create a solid appearance while Aluminium Posts can be used to completely open up the Orangery alongside using Bi-fold doors and are a really stunning combination.
Our Consultant will be able to discuss these in depth to ensure you are happy for years to come.
You have Permitted Building Rights. These are primarily based on the distance away from the house you are trying to build. Though consideration needs to be given to whether viewable from the main road servicing your property.
3m for Terraced and Semi Detached Properties. Upto 4m for Detached Properties. You can double these allowances with Planning Permission but will require proper drawings to do this. Which we will be able help you with.
Some areas also have special rules in place known as article 4 areas. Conservation areas can also cause additional planning requirements the same as Listed building. These will all place further restrictions on what you can do on the look and the materials that can be used on any development.
We are experienced in taking you through all of these, when required.