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Essential Questions Answered about Orangeries

01 Apr 2020

Orangeries are one of our most popular products here at C&W Direct, but if you have never considered this sort of extension for your home it is only natural to have some questions.

This is why we have put together this guide of questions we get asked a lot with the answers, for our latest blog.

Is an orangery more expensive than a conservatory?

It is hard to say whether an orangery will cost more than a conservatory as there are a variety of options for both an orangery and a conservatory. For example, you may choose an orangery with a small lantern roof, or a conservatory with a solid tiled roof and prices could be similar.
The price of orangeries could be higher depending on the type of flat roof, the number and size of lanterns and the amount of building work required. Alternatively, higher-priced conservatories are determined by the amount of building work needed, the spec of any glazing and if the roof is glazed or solid/tiled.

Do I need planning permission for an orangery?

Orangeries will not always require planning permission as they could be exempt under Permitted Development rules. To find out if this applies to install an orangery on your home, we recommend speaking to the planning officer in the building control department at your local council.

Are Orangeries warmer than Conservatories?

Orangeries in years gone by were considered warmer than conservatories, but with the latest conservatory roof technology, this is no longer the case. Conservatories are now every bit as warm as an orangery.

How Long Does an Orangery take to Construct?

The base work is the biggest factor in determining how long an orangery will take to build. The time it will take to create an orangery base depends on the ground conditions and whether piled foundations are required. When the base is complete your orangery should be built within a couple of weeks.

How Long do Orangeries Last?

The longevity of an orangery depends on factors such as the quality of installation and the products that are used. A trusted installer (such as C&W Direct) only works with the best products and well-known brands like Ultraframe which means there is no reason your orangery won’t last for years.

Can My Orangery have Bi-Fold Doors?

Yes, an orangery can have bi-fold doors and they have become very popular with our customers in recent years plus they will instantly modernise its look.

Do Orangeries Suit a Modern Home?

With a wealth of design options available, an orangery will definitely add significant value to your home. Features such as flat cornices or parapets externally provide strong, clean lines plus bi-fold doors. The colour of your orangery roof gives a greater bearing on whether it will suit a modern home. Anthracite grey is very popular right now for windows, doors and conservatory roofs.

What Roof Does an Orangery Have?

An orangery has a flat roof which has one or more lantern roof windows that will flood the room below with natural light.

Choose C&W Direct for Orangeries

C&W Direct offers four different types of orangery for customers in Stafford and Lichfield; traditional, LivinRoom, LivinRoof and Loggia designs.
If you would like to know more about any of these designs, please get in touch today.

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