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.
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Perhaps the most significant consideration when choosing to extend your home is the cost it will entail. There are many additional options, such as underfloor heating or specialist glazing which will add to the cost of the core options that involve the necessary terms of space and materials.
This article will explore the different price considerations in extending your home with an orangery.
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.
Orangeries have become increasingly popular, particularly with those who've enjoyed their conservatory but want more space and a more substantial build. This article will take a brief look at what makes them different from a conservatory and then explain a little of the history of orangery design.
Whether modernising your existing conservatory or designing a new build, if you want to achieve a more modern look then let's briefly explore the ways in which you can do this. We'll begin with the design for a new conservatory and then go on to have a look at how to create a more modern interior. If you already have a conservatory, then these ideas can also be applied to an older conservatory to make it more up to date.
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.
One of the most popular and enduring styles of conservatory design are those from the Victorian era. Their popularity is testament to how tradition celebrates a good idea. Conservatories are fundamentally about enjoying natural light and garden views, the Victorian style maximises both. It is justifiably a classic design, so let's take a brief look at the history and appeal of the Victorian conservatory.
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.
As conservatories have become more and more popular in the last forty years or so, uPVC was the most popular choice of material seeing as it offered both practical and cost benefits. Seems like a natural choice for many, but unfortunately as it's become so popular it now offers little in the way of individual character. So we've had a look at the benefits of choosing a hardwood timber conservatory, from the design and individual character to the environmental benefits.
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.
"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..."
- Buying a Conservatory in 5 Easy Steps
- Conservatories Vs Orangeries – Which Side are You On?
- How an Oak Orangery can Complement a Listed Building
- Get Inspired By Europe's Finest Orangeries and Conservatories
- Seven Signs You May Need an Orangery
- 5 Things You Have To Know Before Buying an Orangery: Prices, Style & More
- Orangery Designs of The Past and Present
- Adding a Stylish Touch to Your Modern Conservatory