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Seven Benefits Of Having An Orangery 

Posted on September 2, 2019

Contemporary orangery extension built by Chatsworth Windows

If you’re thinking of enhancing the look and value of your home, now is the perfect time to invest in a new orangery. Orangeries are a popular home improvement project because they are an affordable way to extend your property. They are much more substantial than a conservatory extension and they’re designed to seamlessly blend in with the existing property. Here we have listed seven key benefits of installing an orangery.  

Create an additional room with bright and airy feel 

An orangery is a cost-effective solution to adding needed extra living space, and it’s a lot cheaper compared to loft extensions and traditional brick extensions. What’s more, orangeries combine all the practicalities of an extension, such as added privacy and superb insulation, with the light and airy feel of a conservatory. Traditionally built with a brick wall base, an orangery feels far more integrated to your house than a typical conservatory. 

A contemporary year-round living space 

Orangeries can create fully functional room for all seasons. In summer you can enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of your orangery with modern glazing technology allowing to reduce the glare of natural light. This means it will never get too hot during extended periods of sunlight, making it perfect for south-facing orangeries. These extensions can also be cosy in the winter months, retaining all warmth in. 

 Total design flexibility 

Orangeries allow for total design flexibility, allowing you to create a unique living space. Choose a style of brick similar to the bricks used to build your house and frames with coloured finish that complements your property. 

An orangery can create a seamless connection between your home and your garden with the integration of an appropriate form of door solution. As an example, French doors are well suited to traditional orangeries and contemporary bi-Fold doors are a great option for modern orangeries. 

 Boost the value of your property 

If you ever think of selling your property, an orangery extension can increase the resale value of your home with at least 7%. As well as its valuation increasing, prospective buyers find orangeries an attractive feature when looking for a new home. 

Incredibly versatile space 

Orangeries are incredible versatile space that can be used for almost any purpose. You can use them as:

  • Living room 
  • Dining area 
  • Office 
  • Playroom 
  • Home gym 

 Low maintenance 

Made from robust materials like timber, uPVC and aluminium, modern orangery design does not require too much looking after. If you go for a self-cleaning glass option, your orangery will be virtually maintenancefree. 

 No planning permission needed 

Most orangeries are now categorised as a “permitted development”. Therefore, they don’t typically require planning permission if they meet the following criteria: 

  •  The orangery must not exceed or cover more than 50% of the size of the house and should not be more than half the width of the house 
  • The orangery should not exceed 4 metres in height. Also, it shouldn’t have eaves higher than 3 metres if within 2 metres of a structure boundary 
  •  Should not include any verandas, balconies or elevated platforms 

In need of additional living space? Contact our friendly team at Chatsworth Windows today and request your free orangery quote.

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