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Year in Review – Our Top blogs & case studies from 2022

Every year we look back on our most popular blogs to date...

This year you have devoured orangery-related content like no year before. Researching everything from how to extend a kitchen with an orangery, to research into orangery foundations. It’s been a year of learning. As we head into 2023 wiser, we look forward to starting new projects and photographing some existing.

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Our Top Blogs

1. HOW TO EXTEND A KITCHEN WITH AN ORANGERY

If you are considering a kitchen extension, a garden room or orangery can provide you with a light and bright space. Our guide will give you plenty of ideas and advice!

2. REPLACING AN OLD CONSERVATORY WITH AN ORANGERY OR GARDEN ROOM

Following the pandemic, we have seen an increase in people falling back in love with their homes and opting for a ‘improve, don’t move’ approach to investing in property. One of the improvements we get to be a part of is the conversion, replacement and installation of Orangeries and Conservatories.

3. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PRICE OF AN ORANGERY?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions, and perhaps the most difficult to answer as each project is completely bespoke and there are hundreds of factors that can impact price. So we caught up with Emma, your first port of call in the journey to building an orangery, to understand more about the average cost of an orangery and what can impact price.

4. WHAT IS A LOGGIA?

Often found attached to grand communal buildings in the Mediterranean, loggias can also be a stunning feature in residential properties, adding an element of theatre and grandeur to the exterior of your building. In this week’s blog post, we explain what a loggia is, where the concept comes from, and how it could transform your home…

Large white orangery in garden in the summer

5. DO ORANGERIES AND GARDEN ROOMS NEED FOUNDATIONS?

Just like any other building or structure, orangeries and garden rooms need foundations to keep them supported and distribute their weight evenly. There are a few types of foundations that can be considered, but it’s not easy to specify the most appropriate approach until the topsoil has been removed and the soil conditions can be assessed…

Our Top Case Studies

Orangery with black finish accentuates the clean lines of the building’s structure

1. STRIKING ORANGERY IN THE SUBURBS

This striking orangery extension sits comfortably at the rear of this detached home in the London suburbs, its sense of presence reinforced by its contrasting colour palette. Outside, the black finish accentuates the clean lines of the building’s structure as well as the finer details such as the curved glazing bars in the clerestory window.  Inside, however, the joinery is subtler and allows the character of the interior to shine through.

2. A BESPOKE ORANGERY WITH LUXURIOUS COCKTAIL BAR

A space to relax, entertain and celebrate everything in life. Our clients sought our help to design and build the perfect evening retreat. Having designed and manufactured another cosy orangery for this client – an open plan living and dining space with a fireplace – they sought our advice a second time to replace their existing conservatory with another beautifully crafted orangery.

3. AN ORANGERY ADDITION, BURSTING WITH NATURAL LIGHT, TRANSFORMS THIS YORKSHIRE HOME

Situated in the heart of Yorkshire and surrounded by magnificent towering trees and lush green lawns – Oak Tree House is a 19th Century residence. Natural Heritage listed, Grade II, for its historic interest. Having been built for an entirely different family dynamic, the flow, function and feel of the property were not ideal for modern-day living. This home was crying out for additional space. An extension that wouldn’t feel out of place beside the property, and would remain timeless as it ages amongst ancient trees.

4. STYLISH AND MODERN ORANGERY

This stunning orangery design fulfils the wish list of many of our customers providing generous dining, seating and transition zones within one magnificent space. Set within a broad perimeter ceiling, the sense of light, height and volume is enhanced by the centrally placed lantern.

Long shot of orangery extension and grounds on a frosty day

5. BLACK & OAK READING ROOM

This was commissioned as a project to replace the existing conservatory with a smaller orangery to complement the existing style of the house, enabling views to the side and rear of the south-west facing property to be fully enjoyed. The client specified the use of folding, stacking doors with French doors opening out to the rear of the house, incorporating two lantern roofs to maximise light and ventilation.

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