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The Top 5 Alternative Uses For An Orangery

Here at Auburn Hill we are well aware of the variety of different uses people have for their orangeries. Naturally, with all our designs being bespoke, we’re the first people to truly say that no two orangeries are alike. Not only is this down to the design of the extension itself, but also the array of uses they have.

Many choose to keep the orangery as a lounge area, but there are so many other uses to think about. Here are our top 5 alternatives:


Buying a Conservatory in 5 Easy Steps

Unlike many all-brick extensions, investing in a conservatory can be relatively easy. Conservatory design has become so flexible that there is always the option to have a more individualised 'bespoke' design. This article will take a brief look at how the process of buying a conservatory can be easily understood in five straightforward steps.


Must Have Items For Your Conservatory

With the new year approaching, we often start thinking about adding new possible furniture additions around the home. Of course the Boxing Day and New Year sales offer the perfect opportunity to find some real bargains.
Your conservatory is one of the ideal rooms for some fresh decoration. Read on to find out about Auburn Hill's 10 must-have bits of furniture for your conservatory.


Conservatories Vs Orangeries – Which Side are You On?

If you are planning to extend your home, then one of the first thoughts is whether to choose an extension made of conventional brickwork, or to go for an option that would offer more natural light. A brickwork extension will most likely darken the space, so for this reason most people ultimately go for a conservatory or an orangery, which provides more natural light. Yet this still leaves a puzzling choice, particularly as the distinction between the two isn’t so clear to most people. So let’s take a brief look at these two great extensions, explaining the differences and hopefully offering a little help with your decision.


Thinking Ahead: The Best Time To Buy a New Orangery

As the year comes to and end we often look forwards toward the next 12 months to plan what our next ventures may be.

For some, these plans might involve a long trip away somewhere, or perhaps a new job is on the horizon. For others, there could be a much needed home extension project due to start. If this latter scenario is the case for you, be sure to read on…


Seven Signs You May Need an Orangery

Orangeries reach back to the 17th century, yet they also represent a thoroughly modern trend. But how do you know if they’re right for you and your home? We’re going to take a look at the most common signs that an orangery could help improve your home and lifestyle.



Enjoying The Outside From Inside Your Orangery

One of the advantages of an orangery is that you can enjoy the outside from the comfort of being indoors. An orangery brings you into the garden by extending your home with a space full of natural light.

This article offers a few suggestions on how an orangery does more than simply extend your interior space.


How an Oak Orangery can Complement a Listed Building

Purchasing a listed building is an investment not only in the property itself but also in the heritage of our country. Such a decision reflects the owner's commitment to this heritage, so when it comes to extending the property, it’s crucial to give it a lot of thought and consideration. Listed buildings are rightly protected with stronger regulations when it comes to building alterations, which can make the design and planning stage a little more complex than a modern home. So, let’s take a brief look at what is involved in the process and explore the benefits of extending a listed building with a hardwood orangery made of oak



5 Reasons your Home Deserves a Bespoke Conservatory

Conservatories have long enjoyed popularity across the European continent. Even now, in 21st century Britain they continue to offer homes a space full of natural light in which to dine or simply find some peace and quiet.
Here we suggest five reasons why a tailor-made conservatory may be the right choice for your home.


Get Inspired By Europe's Finest Orangeries and Conservatories

When looking to extend your home with orangeries and conservatories, it can be helpful to first gather a little inspiration for the design you hope to create.

The finest examples from across Europe may be somewhat outside the budget that most of us have, but they are certainly useful for helping generate some ideas to spark some creative thinking.
Here are several of the most stunning orangeries from both across the continent and at home in Britain.


Orangeries by Auburn Hill across the UK

Auburn Hill specialise in the design & build of luxury orangeries and conservatories across the UK. Our team of architects are RIBA certified, giving our customers the peace of mind they need when it comes to the smooth running of projects.

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"We are delighted with our conservatory and would particularly like to praise the workmen in all departments, who have been exemplary. Not only have their skill and craftsmanship been first-class but also their avoidance of intrusion and their sensitivity to disturbance..."

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