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Orangeries & Extensions

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Orangery Design and Installation in Cardiff and South Wales

YOUR HOME IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT
 

Since 2000 we have and designed and constructed Conservatories and Orangeries in various shapes, sizes and colours. We offer many different designs and use several different methods and products so as to make the most of just about any site.

To meet with our customers’ desire to have extensions which they can use all year round whilst utilising natural light, we have to comply with current Building Regulations requirements for high insulation values that are not readily achievable with a standard conservatory. The clear answer is an orangery, providing a space that is usable all year round with the option of extending your kitchen, lounge or dining area etc.

Property maintenance can be carried out far more easily above, around and to an Orangery than a conservatory which would normally require purpose built scaffolding to enable access to the awkward areas.

Each of our Orangeries and Conservatories are bespoke and are completed to a very high standard.

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Why choose an orangery? Here are the benefits:

Orangeries

  • – High insulation flat roof areas. These can be accessed for maintenance and make a huge difference to the thermal values.
  • – Solid walls (usually), either masonry or timber depending on specification, with high insulation.
  • – Permanent structure. Designed to last as long as the rest of the house, won’t need to be replaced.
  • – Building regulations compliant. Options available to open up to rest of house, either partially or completely.

 

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Conservatories

  • – Fully glazed roof (usually, plastic also widely available as a cheaper alternative). Allows in more light but can be difficult to access for maintenance and cleaning and is less thermally efficient. Options are available for pitched solid roofs with higher insulation values but less light penetration.
  • – Temporary structure. A modern conservatory is designed to last between 20 and 25 years, after which it requires replacement.
  • – Not building control compliant. An external quality door is required between a conservatory and the main building in order to meet legal requirements.
  • – Greenhouse effect. The high glass area means that conservatories can’t effectively store ambient heat but trap infrared heat, meaning they are close to outside temperature in the winter and in excess of external temperature in the summer and are therefore often unusable for much of every year.
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Mock orangeries (also known as orangery effect, fake orangeries, skyrooms, garden rooms or mislabelled as real orangeries)

  • – Fully glazed roof. Allows in more light but can be difficult to access for maintenance and is less thermally efficient.
  • – Boxing around ring beam. Creates ceiling area for electric lights and possibly a small amount of insulation.
  • – Solid walls (usually), either masonry or timber depending on specification, with high insulation.
  • – Not building control compliant. An external quality door is required between a conservatory (or mock orangery) and the main building in order to meet legal requirements.
  • – Greenhouse effect. The relatively high glass area means that these can’t store as much ambient heat but trap more infrared heat than a genuine orangery, meaning they can be close to outside temperature in the winter and in excess of external temperature in the summer and are therefore often unusable for much of every year.
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Have a look at our new roof glazing system

Available in many different shapes and sizes, using glass structural beams to minimise visual obstruction

Click the link below to see some examples


HG Flat Roofglass


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We’re here to help and advise you on the right Orangery, Frames and Guttering for your home. We’re just on the other end of the telephone or you can use this form to contact us.


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P: 029 2052 1675 / 01446 781230


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