With the trend for people improving not moving, more properties are undertaking full makeovers including extensions.
A stylish way to extend, and one that is fast replacing the garden room or conservatory, is to add an orangery to a property to create a light filled room with an interesting story.
Garden room specialist Westbury Conservatories has seen a dramatic increase of requests over the last year from clients looking for a romantic, nostalgic solution to their expanding family needs.
Typically classical in style, these rooms usually combine masonry, timber and glass and though traditionally used for storing delicate citrus plants, their use is now far more fluid. Family rooms, dining areas, kitchens and offices all work well in this space.
It seems orangeries are gaining in popularity, as they are not only beautiful but practical too:
- With limited glazing to the roof an orangery is less prone to temperature fluctuations typical of a conservatory.
- Westbury’s orangeries are also roofed with a single-ply polymeric membrane, which creates a lifelong leak-proof seamless finish and also works to insulate the room.
- Recent changes to planning laws also mean that an original rear wall can be extended up to 4 metres deep before planning permission is required, making an orangery an ideal next step to adding space to a property.
Westbury’s design team works with the client to create an extension that is sympathetic to the existing property. This is then handcrafted by Westbury’s in-house joinery department based in Essex.
Clients then either choose to use their own builder to create the foundations and basework, or Westbury’s building team can undertake this as part of the overall orangery installation.
Westbury’s orangeries are great value too, starting at £40,000 for all design, building works and finishing.
Visit the Westbury website to view the stunning choice of orangery designs.
Tel: 01371 876576