5 Benefits Of Having An Orangery

Now that summer has arrived home extensions are hot property. Homeowners are in a rush to expand their living spaces and they’re not just opting for conservatories as orangeries are in equal demand.

Orangery in White UPVC

A little bit of background information about orangeries

Orangeries were traditionally a place for growing orange trees, but over the years became luxury living spaces for those who love the finer things in life.

They have a brickwork base, a feature that for some people helps them look like a more natural extension of a house than a conservatory. Further notable characteristics of a contemporary orangery design are its solid flat roof with a lantern roof and its rigid columns and pilasters.

Why should I consider buying one?

We’ve already mentioned one major benefit of owning an orangery – the way they blend in so beautifully when integrated into a home.

There are at least five other benefits of orangery ownership:

  1. It lets loads of natural light in

Orangeries have very slender frames meaning that you can incorporate plenty of glass into the design, particularly if you select a glass-to-floor orangery.

All this glass allows lots of natural light to flood the space and leaves it feeling amazingly spacious and inviting.

  1. It will improve the value of your home

There may eventually come a time when you want to sell up and move onto pastures new. An orangery installation can add around 7 per cent or more to the resale value of your home.

As well as its valuation increasing, the very fact you have an orangery will impress buyers and could prove a decisive factor in persuading people to put in an offer.

  1. It can be used in various ways

Homeowners utilise their orangery however best suits them. They’re typically used as any of the following:

  • Lounge
  • Dining area
  • Office
  • Playroom
  • Home gym

Once you have made a decision on how the orangery will function it can be accessorised and furnished accordingly.

  1. It can be adapted to incorporate other features

Home and garden will feel much closer together once an orangery has been added onto your property. Even more so when you include bi-folding doors, French doors or patio doors in the design.

Each of these door solutions will supply you with a beautiful opening into the outdoors.

  1. It can usually be fitted without planning permission

Most orangeries are categorised as being a “permitted development” and subsequently don’t require planning permission.

This will be the case if it meets the following criteria:

·         The orangery must not exceed or cover in excess of 50% of the size of the house

·         Should not exceed 4 metres in height

·         Should not include any Verandas, Balconies or Elevated Platforms

·         Should not be more than half the width of the house

·         Should not have eaves higher than 3 metres if within 2 metres of a structure boundary

Hazlemere is home to a host of orangeries

We supply and fit a wide range of UPVC and aluminium orangeries in a number of different styles. Some of them are on display at our High Wycombe showroom, so why not take up the opportunity to explore them.





Our showrooms are our shop windows and we have invested heavily to create extensive displays that best showcase our large range of windows, doors and living spaces. You will receive a warm welcome, plus a proper coffee, and the choice to browse at your leisure without interruption.


Want to speak with an Advisor? Give us a call on 08000 825 825

Our friendly team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.

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