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Orangeries & Extensions

BRINGING A LITTLE LUXURY TO YOUR HOME

Work with our team to create a stunning new space.

Orangery Design and Installation in Cardiff and South Wales

YOUR HOME IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT
 

Since 1991 we have created and designed Conservatories and Orangeries in various shapes, sizes and colours. More recently we have been one of the first companies to design and install orangeries using steel frames and concrete construction.

To meet with our customers’ desire to have an extension utilising natural light, which they can use all year round, we have to comply with current Building Regulations requiring high insulation values that are not readily achievable with a standard conservatory. Thus providing a room that is usable all year round and extending your kitchen, lounge or dining area etc. into your new orangery.

Future regular property maintenance can be carried out far more easily above and around an Orangery than a completely glazed Conservatory which would require purpose built scaffolding to enable access to those 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 walked on 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. Should 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). Allows in more light but can be difficult to access for maintainance and less thermally inefficient. 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 store ambient heat but traps infrared heat, meaning they are close to outside temperature in the winter and far in excess of external temperature in the summer and therefore largely unusable for much of every year.

Mock orangeries (also known as orangery effect, fake orangeries, skyrooms or mislabelled as real orangeries)

  • – Fully glazed roof. Allows in more light but can be difficult to access for maintainance and is thermally inefficient.
  • – 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 store ambient heat but traps infrared heat, meaning they are close to outside temperature in the winter and far in excess of external temperature in the summer and therefore largely unusable for much of every year.
  • – Boxing around ring beam. Creates ceiling area for electric lights and a small amount of insulation.

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


E: mail@cardifforangeries.co.uk
P: 029 2052 1675 / 01446 781230


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