Why Are Orangeries Fashionable

It is easy to see that orangeries are ever increasing in popularity and high in the home design fashion stakes. 

Traditionally, orangeries were significantly more expensive than the conservatory due to the traditional building methods of using stone or timber for the frames.

However, now with the introduction of stylish uPVC, the orangery, although generally still more expensive than the conservatory, is a highly competitively priced and elegant addition to your home, typically not too much more expensive than a conservatory.

A modern orangery still maintains its timber or stone columns and frameworks along with the more cost effective addition of uPVC frames.

Furthermore, an orangery is a more solid and permanent extension to your home. In general terms, an orangery can be seen as a cross between a traditional brick extension and a conservatory.

This brings about the benefits of connecting your home with your garden, adding natural light and useful spacing solutions along with the permanency and continuation of a traditional stone home extension.

Steeped in history and with many of the most lavish homes and palaces throughout the country boasting an orangery, it is understandable why more and more people are looking to add an orangery to their home.

Orangeries offer many different styling options, traditional and elaborate orangeries reminiscent of times gone by work perfectly on period homes or those looking to make a grand statement.

Equally, bespoke orangeries can be designed with a modern and contemporary flair, with clean lines and simple panelling for a more up to date version of the classic style.

The orangery offers quintessential timeless style with all of the options of added mod cons, such as under floor heating and self cleaning glass. An orangery is typically larger than a conservatory so the space can be utilised in many useful and effective ways.

Many people use the added space for dining rooms, kitchens and living spaces. An orangery does not necessarily have to be an extension on a property but also onto various spaces that are already in use, as a perfect way to add light to any space. The possibilities really are endless.

Given the lasting nature of an orangery, they typically require planning permission. Most conservatories or smaller orangeries do not require planning permission, however for larger builds planning permission is often the case.

Of course, it is hard to establish what is ‘small' as far as conservatories and orangeries are concerned however fortunately clear guidelines were published in 2008, cogently outlining in which builds will and which builds will not require planning permission.

Ensure that you plan your orangery well in advance and always use professional orangeries manufacturers to build and project plan your new orangery.