3D Modelling by John Paul Designs

Through 3D Rendering of your building against a classic or modern Orangerie design, can demonstrate the potential of such an extension prior to your financial commitment.

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An Orangery or Orangerie was a room or a dedicated building on the grounds of fashionable residences from the 17th to the 19th centuries where orange and other fruit trees were protected during the winter, as a very large form of greenhouse or conservatory

The orangery provided a luxurious extension of the normal range and season of woody plants, extending the protection which had long been afforded by the warmth offered from a masonry fruite wall a century after the use for orange and lime trees had been established, other varieties of tender plants, shrubs, and exotic plants also came to be housed in the orangery, which often gained a stove for the upkeep of these delicate plants in the cold winters of northern Europe. As imported citrus fruits, pineapples, and other tender fruit became generally available and much cheaper, orangeries were used more for tender ornamental plants.

The orangery originated from the renaissance gardens of Italy when glass-making technology enabled sufficient expanses of clear glass to be produced. In the north.the Dutch led the way in developing expanses of window glass in orangeries, although the engravings illustrating dutch manuals showed solid roofs, whether beamed or vaulted and in providing stove heat rather than open fires; this soon created a situation where orangeries became symbols of status among the wealthy. The glazed roof, which afforded sunlight to plants that were not dormant, was a development of the early 19th century. The orangery at Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire, which had been provided with a slate roof as originally built about 1702, was given a glazed one about a hundred years later.

That is the history -the present-day use couldn’t be more different; it has rapidly become the favourite extension- not only is it the most flexible but it adds more value to the property than any of the other options.

Its use is rarely about keeping plants; mainly it performs as a really livable room to the existing property. For a designer, it is the most flexible building that can not only produce an open and light area but also can be designed to house any type of living space you desire -plus a mixture of uses -kitchen, lounge, study, utility room or just a simple sunroom.

The range of the roof options enables you to decide how much light you want to allow into the new area and the balance of the roof can be insulated to retain maximum heat during the cold weather.

The option on the design of the orangery means that you can achieve a contemporary look or one that blends in with your existing structure.

The unlimited use of door options gives a choice of a completely open structure during the summer months or a more conventional look for the room it is designed for –it has become the most popular way to extend your living space.

When it comes to looking for ideas for an orangerie in the UK, we offer great advice and designs that include bespoke, edwardian, victorian, brick built, hardwood, modern UPVC, double and triple glazing. Whether your requirements are for a small or large orangerie we can clearly demonstrate through 3D graphics how such an Orangerie extension would look against your home.

Orangerie Costs can vary dependend on a number of factors, size, materials, build time and so on. We can advise on all of these factors and recommend styles and best practices subject to your approval.

Home Improvements such as an orangerie extension can add value to your home.

Orangerie Styles

  • Edwardian
  • Victorian
  • Hardwood
  • Brick Built
  • Modern UPVC
  • Double/Triple Glazed