Orangeries

A brief history

Orangeries became popular in the 17th century for growing exotic fruits and plants, with orange trees being the main intended plant for propagation — this is where the name orangery originated.

Following the introduction of orange and lime trees, more exotic plants were housed. Samples of these plants were brought back by the wealthy who could afford to travel and were able to pay to up keep these delicate plants in the cold English winters.

Orangeries soon became a status symbol among the wealthiest.

Today’s orangeries are elegant extensions with light flooding down from the roof and through tall glass windows to create a refined addition to any home.

Elegance & Comfort

A light and airy space
Imagine an elegant and comfortable room, a warm and bright space that is the envy of all. This is what an orangery will bring to your home. Relax in style on warm summer days and enjoy a feeling of comfort and warmth on long winter evenings.

Orangeries provide a unique multi-purpose living space for every home, from kitchen extension, living room, dining room or playroom. Our orangery uses the market leading Global roof with a well-engineered internal pelmet framework, which is then plastered, giving the roof a perimeter ceiling all the way round.
Within this perimeter roof you can choose to add down-lighters or audio speakers, giving you the opportunity to personalise your new room.

The gutter line of the roof of the orangery is hidden from view by a decorative cornice that rises above the flat section and this cornice conceals the orangery gutter for a more attractive external appearance. A fully glazed conservatory might not be to everyone’s taste, therefore the combination of traditionally built features and glazing of an orangery creates a more substantial and interesting effect.

Orangery Roof

A roof you can rely on
By choosing our orangery system you are buying a stylish enhancement and the UK’s No. 1 conservatory roofing system. Decorative gutter fascias provide external ‘cornice’ detailing, whilst internal pelmet pods create an easy and practical former for plastering, prior to the fitting of down-lighters or audio speakers. With a choice of raised line or ‘low line’ solutions for internal aesthetics and delivering all the benefits of a typical conservatory roof with added orangery style!

Our Orangeries have been passed by the Board of Agreement (BBA) to ensure that it can stand up to the most extreme weather conditions.

To suit every home style we offer orangery roofs in traditional wood-grain colour and painted effect foils in a wide range of colours to complement your home.

Expressing yourself with our range of colours isn’t limited to just one selection. You can specify White on the inside and your wood-grain colour of choice on the outside, so your new orangery will look great from every angle. All of our color options deliver the practical advantages of PVC-U – energy efficiency, security and low maintenance.

Glazing Options

Let the light in!

Your choice of roof is extremely important. There are many options available today including self cleaning and solar glass.
The information here will help you decide what is right for you.

Our range of Low E, self-cleaning and solar control glasses are the perfect choice for customers looking for the ultimate in glass solutions. A glass roof dramatically improves the vision area from within your new orangery, allows for more natural sunlight and instantly gives your new orangery that all important
wow factor.

Low E glass has a microscopic metal coating which reflects the heat back into the room. Double glazed units which incorporate this glass offer up to 33% better insulation than conventional insulating glass units, therefore keeping your home warmer and reducing your heating bills.

A revolutionary self-cleaning coating can be applied to glass as part of the manufacturing process, which means that it is fused to the surface of the glass and therefore lasts the lifetime of the pane. The coating uses the rain and natural light from the sun to efficiently combat the dirt and grime that accumulates on the outside of the window. By reducing the need for manual cleaning it provides the ideal solution for keeping those dangerous or hard to reach areas clean, leaving you more time to relax and enjoy your new orangery.

 

Self Cleaning Glass

How does it work? There are two processes.
Firstly, the special coating harnesses the natural daylight which triggers the breakdown of the dirt and grime on the outside of the glass and secondly, when the rainwater hits the glass, rather than forming droplets, it flattens and spreads out across the surface of the glass helping to wash away the dirt and grime. This sheeting effect also minimises spots and streaks by helping the glass to dry more quickly and evenly.

  • A permanent self-cleaning coating that lasts the lifetime of the window
  • Perfect for areas that are hard to clean
  • Glass stays cleaner for longer
  • Less dirt and grime adheres to the window, so any cleaning is quick and easy 
  • Reduced window cleaning bills
  • Less frequent use of cleaning materials, so kinder on the environment
  • Available in a range of tint colours.

Solar control glass can be used on our roofs to help prevent the build up of heat during the hot summer months. The coating on the glass helps reflect the heat from the sun back to the outside of the orangery giving you a more comfortable and usable living space. The glass is available in a range of tints which allows the glass to absorb more heat, whilst the coating reflects the heat back to the outside.

Finishing Touches

Finials and Crestings

  • Tinted to absorb the heat
  • Coated to reflect the heat back to the outside
  • Tint and coating together absorbs and reflects heat for maximum comfort
  • Eliminates the need for expensive window dressing
  • Reduced fading of carpets and furniture

One of the most visually striking aspects of the roof are the finials and crestings.

The interlocking PVC-U sections of the crestings incorporate an interlock that ensures once connected they remain in a perfect line.
There are decorative finial designs to suit every home and these are available in suited colours.