Orangeries

Contemporary Orangeries from The Kent Conservatory Company

The Kent Conservatory Company is a family business which prides itself on good service, quality, innovation and value for money. Although renown for our hardwood conservatories we have from an early stage been one of the leading companies to introduce Contemporary Orangeries as an addition to our widely known traditional Orangeries.

Our in house design team have years of experience detailing structural steel work and this knowledge has helped us produce Contemporary  Orangeries with steel lantern supports that ensure solid construction and the ability to manufacture difficult shapes and sizes.

We provide a truly comprehensive yet flexible service from concept to completion, dealing with all aspects of design and Local Authority approvals. We specialise in listed building and conservation work although we are equally capable of producing the latest products at the cutting edge of modern technology as shown by our recent design and build of an ultra modern `Grand Design` dwelling where extensive areas of glass are a feature of the property.

Again it is our ability to freely work with structural steel that allows our Contemporary Orangeries to have maximum glass areas.

To compliment our range of bespoke Contemporary Orangeries  and extensions we have developed a range of standard modular Orangeries known as ‘The Aspect Range’ which provide all the qualities of a bespoke Contemporary Orangeries  but at a lower attractive price.

The joinery elements of our complete range of Orangeries are manufactured in hardwood traceable to a sustainable source . Customers can choose from a very wide range of colours , joinery styles and glass specifications.

Subject to fair use and regular maintenance our Contemporary Orangeries can have warranties extending extend up to 15 years on certain elements of the product .

THE ORANGERY

Window and Door Frames

The hand-built custom-designed frames are traditionally styled to elegant proportions from Brazilian Red Cedar ,Merranti , Sapele or a similar hardwood from a sustainable source and manufactured using traditional joinery methods . The style of joinery can be from our standard range or to your own design. Heights and widths will be tailored to give the best possible match to existing house windows and doors .

Roof Lantern

The glazed roof lantern can be fabricated from a powder coated aluminium patent glazing system or hardwood rafters with an external powder coated aluminium capping system .The exterior of either roof is designed to be virtually maintenance free and will normally only require periodic cleaning.

Roof, door and window glazing

For standard use our Orangeries are glazed throughout with 24 mm double glazed units using toughened glass . Where a property is Listed we can provide alternative units which would normally meet Local Authority requirements .

We are able to offer the full range of Pilkington and Saint-Gobain glass products which offer properties such as improved insulation , reduced UV transmission and self cleaning . Our expertise will help you choose the best product for your project .

Ventilation

We can supply manual or automatic opening roof vents together with a wide range of sensors and programmers .

Flat Roof

The Orangery roof will incorporate eco trusses or steel members which will form a substantial support for the Roof Lantern . The flat roof area around the lantern can be covered with a range of long life single membranes or traditional lead sheet with authentic rolls .
Internally there are a range of finishes available for the ceiling and lantern opening .

Furniture and fittings

Our doors will normally be fitted with espagnolette shoot bolts giving maximum security against forced entry together with cabin hooks and slide bolts .
Opening sashes will normally be fitted with casement stays and fasteners.

There is a choice of materials including brass and stainless steel .

Rainwater goods

Ogee PVC guttering and round down pipes are fitted as standard with powder coated cast aluminium being a popular option . Gutters are hidden as an integral part of the roof when the building is finished with our Classic ornate moulded facia .

Decoration

The Orangery frames will be painted with 2 coats of high quality Sikkens paint prior to leaving our works with a third coat being applied on site to give a quality finish .This system requires a minimum of maintenance and being microporous allows the timber to breath .

A full range of carefully selected colours are available .

Guarantee

Our Orangeries carry a comprehensive guarantee ranging from 5 to 15 years depending on the product . Full details are available on request.

THE BASE

The base foundation will be excavated by hand or small machine 450mm (18") wide and to a maximum depth of 1000mm (39"). The trench will then be almost filled with solid concrete to provide a substantial foundation.

The dwarf wall will be raised off the concrete foundation comprising an outer skin of faced brickwork, 75/100mm wide cavity, and an inner 100mm plastered block work skin .
Variations including reclaimed bricks , render or ragstone are also available .

The floor area will be formed from hard-core blinded with sand and topped with approximately 100mm (4") of solid concrete followed by a screed finish suitable for most types of floor finish, including ceramic tiles, quarry tiles, carpet, etc.

Structurally our bases are always built to Building Regulation standards which would be equally suitable for a full extension as we believe a sound base ensures no future movement in the upper structure .

We are continually improving the design and performance of our products . We therefore reserve the right to vary specifications without notice .