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Orangery Style Conservatories – A New Design
Orangery Style Conservatories are a new design of conservatory which has recently entered the market – a design which maintains the ease of construction of a standard uPVC conservatory but which attempts to replicate some of the traditional features of a Victorian or Edwardian Orangery.
Orangery Style Conservatories are based on the Edwardian conservatory design and two particular products which fall into this category are the Capella® Orangery by K2™ and Synseal’s™ Global Summer®. Both of these products are designed to enhance the appearance of a standard Edwardian style conservatory without adding much in the way of complexity of build or overall cost. Orangery Style Conservatories include the Capella® Orangery by K2™ and Synseal’s™ Global Summer®, both of which have a deep aluminium gutter and fascia cladding system which conceals the ends of the glazing bars and an internal Orangery style soffit or pelmet.
Orangery Style Conservatories provide the appearance of a traditionally built Orangery without the need for expensive parapet walls, flat roof sections and complex lantern roof structures. Decorative corner post and window mullion covers are also available which add to the Orangery style of this type of conservatory.
The addition of an internal soffit or pelmet gives a more authentic Orangery look whilst providing an opportunity to incorporate down lighters or speakers with hidden wiring into the shelf-like structure. Two internal height options are available and in some cases a retro-fit option is also available.
There are a number of conservatory roof companies which manufacture well engineered and well-designed conservatory roofs but at Just a Quote we tend to work with just a handful of them. We can go into much more detail during a survey but you can guarantee that all of the companies we deal with will have taken into consideration that in the United Kingdom most Orangery Style Conservatories, during their first ten years will have had to cope with almost 30 feet of rainwater, 200 days of snow, and 3,650 days of temperatures ranging from 10º or 15º below freezing to, well at least sometimes, a hotter than average 35º.
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A surveyor can help you to decide not only on the style of conservatory or Orangery which is right for you and your home, but will also help with the types of window and door, the levels of ventilation and insulation required, conservatory glazing and will offer other advice from planning permission to pricing. Most of the installation companies we deal with even produce scale CAD drawings and a superimposed image of Orangery Style Conservatories onto a photograph of your home.
Surveyors will advise on the use of casement windows, tilt and turn windows or sliding sash windows combined with single or double doors, sliding patio doors or bi-fold doors. Additional ventilation can be provided by either manually or electrically operated roof vents or proprietary ventilation systems which some manufacturers have designed into their roofs in the ridge and in the eaves beam.
Conservatory designers also take into account the aspect of Orangery Style Conservatories, as a north facing conservatory may need more insulation whereas a south facing conservatory will probably need more ventilation. Additional protection from the conservatory overheating can be designed in, by recommending heat reflective polycarbonate or anti-sun glass in the roof. The intention is to ensure that all conservatories and orangeries are designed to be usable throughout the whole of the year.
Finishing Touches to Orangery Style Conservatories
When considering a quote for Orangery Style conservatories, don’t forget the finishing touches such as electric sockets, lighting, furniture and conservatory blinds. You may even wish to install paving around the conservatory, such as pattern imprinted concrete, block paving or a resin and aggregate surface.