UPVC Orangeries

UPVC Orangeries offer a flexible living space that makes a beautiful addition to your home. Highly versatile, they can be used for a kitchen, playroom, living room or simply an area to enjoy your garden in all weathers.

What is an orangery?

An orangery comes somewhere between a single-story extension and a conservatory. Its brick walls can be customised to suit almost any style and provide a luxurious look that is light, airy and cost effective.

Traditionally orangeries and conservatories were very different in design, but these days the differences are far less obvious. An orangery features a more solid roof and makes the use of a lantern or flat roof, or an internal pelmet around the edge of the ceiling. An orangery is also built with less glass in the walls and usually brick pillars constructed with brick or super insulated aluminum. There is, however, the option for full length glass walls in a modern orangery, thereby further narrowing the difference between an orangery and a conservatory.

Orangery style to suit you

Orangeries are bespoke structures and can fit almost any property. We can help you design a space that is unique and perfectly suited to your needs. Every part of the orangery will be built to your specifications.

We manage the whole process for you

Here at Carlton, we will guide your through the whole process:

Initial Ideas and Survey – Have a think about the type of orangery you would like and when we visit your property, we can discuss these ideas with you. We’ll take full measurements and produce an initial design and quotation. This is free of charge with no obligation.

Detailed Design – Once you have agreed to go ahead, we will produce a final design, which confirms the position of all elements such as doors and windows and also the finishes that you have chosen.

Planning Permission – Not all orangeries require planning permission, but we will carry out all necessary planning checks and applications and also ensure that the orangery complies with Building Regulations.

Installation – We will oversee all aspects of the installation, including digging foundations, forming the base and building walls, installing the windows and roof, plastering, electrics, heating and floor screed. Every stage is scheduled so you know what to expect and when. Our staff aim to keep timescales and disruption to an absolute minimum, so that you can enjoy your new orangery as soon as possible.

Finishing – Your new orangery will be left clean and tidy, with plastered walls and screeded floors, ready for the finish of your choice. We will also install electric sockets and a ceiling fan (if ordered), heating and lighting. If you would like flooring and decorations to be carried out, we can arrange this for you with trusted independent contractors.

Why choose Carlton for your orangery?

We have over 30 years’ experience in the window industry and provide quality products and services. Our business is family run, offering a personal yet professional service. We always aim to give you a product that not only suits your budget, but also lives up to our high-quality standards. All installations are guaranteed for 10 years.

The benefits of our orangeries include:

Built to last – Carlton orangeries are built on foundations that comply with Building Regulations and are a minimum depth of 1000mm. We also ensure the walls, supports and beams are structurally sound and built to last.

Customised for you – Whether you prefer a traditional or modern orangery look, we can customise your orangery to suit. We have a wide range of glass types, window styles and door handles available. We can also hide outside gutters and inside wiring to provide a seamless look.

Peace of mind security – Your orangery will come with multi-point locking systems, key locking handles and hook bolts as standard, making the room as secure as possible. All sealed units are fitted with laminated glass as standard but can be upgraded to safety glass if required.

Orangery FAQs

Do I need planning permission for an orangery?

Similar to conservatories, orangeries are usually classed as permitted developments and do not need planning permissions. There are some exceptions however, therefore we would recommend that you check with your local authority. We can carry out these checks on your behalf.

Is an orangery designed for use all year round?

Absolutely! This is one of the main benefits of an orangery. Having brick walls and a solid perimeter keeps more heat in during the winter, making it more energy efficient. During the summer, the reduced amount of sunlight due to less glass coverage means that the room will remain cooler.

Can I put a kitchen in an orangery?

Orangeries are completely flexible and ideal for several uses, including a kitchen. An orangery is a natural extension to your home and takes advantage of natural light flooding through the windows and roof. It is unlikely that you will need planning permission for this, but it is advisable to check with your local authority before construction.

Do orangeries need foundations?

Orangeries must conform to the same standards as extensions in order to be approved by building control. Therefore, foundations must have a minimum depth of 1 metre, but if the ground is unstable, they may need to be deeper.

How much does an orangery cost? UPVC Orangery prices 2020

On a like for like basis, an orangery is more expensive than a conservatory to install, but they are still an affordable way of adding extra space to your home. The average orangery costs £18,000, based on a budget of £2,000 per sqm, but they can be both cheaper and more expensive depending on the size, style and any features you might add.

Before deciding which style is for you, it’s best to list a number of ‘must haves’, as you may be able to leave some of these to add a later date in order to save money. Also, remember that an orangery design that is not in keeping with the appearance of your property may have an adverse effect on its market value. We help to guide your design to be one that blends seamlessly into your existing home.

There are also a number of other factors that will affect the cost of your orangery:

Size – goes without saying, but the bigger the space, the bigger the cost!

Design – there are different processes associated with either a contemporary or traditional design.

Window frames – the design chosen may affect the price.

Walls – As a general rule, the more glazing you have, the lower the cost. The location of your orangery will dictate the type and height of walls required.

Roof and roof vents – The type of roof you choose will impact the overall cost and depending on the location, your orangery may require more or less roof vents to keep it cool.

Floor insulation – Additional insulation will improve the thermal efficiency of the orangery, but it will incur an additional cost.

Foundations – Depending on the land, we may need to dig deeper foundations to keep your orangery stable for years to come.

Basic interior essentials – Basic heating, plumbing and electrics will be factored into the initial quotation, but any additional options will increase the cost.

Garden – Remember that you may need to allow for the garden to be made good around the new orangery.

Extra details – Make sure you factor in all the little details that you might want for your new orangery. There are certain things that cannot easily be changed after installation, for example bi-fold doors, window openings, light fittings, external UPVC orangery fascia to hide the guttering and so forth.

We’re here to help with this process, so talk to us about your dream orangery and we will tell you what’s possible!