Enjoy a Beautiful Orangery in Cornwall
Enjoy your living space more with a gorgeous orangery extension in Cornwall. Orangeries are grand structures built to add character to your home.
A new orangery can be a dream living space you can enjoy all year round thanks to its sturdy structure, extra light, and heating possibilities.
We can build your new extension in a traditional style with brick walls and double-glazed windows. You could choose a new orangery design that features a flat roof, french doors, and brilliant glass roof lantern to maximise the light.
What Is the Difference Between a Conservatory and an Orangery?
The difference is the structure of the walls and roof. An orangery has brick or solid walls and a flat roof. A conservatory has glass walls and an angled roof. Many people build orangeries with a roof lantern, which is a sloped glass section in the roof to let in more light.
Conservatories are glass structures. Glass covers over 50% of the wall and the roof contains over 75% glass. Originally, these differences helped orangeries house fruit trees while conservatories nurtured other shrubs and plants. Today, they are mainly stylistic choices.
Here are a few other differences:
Are Orangeries Warmer Than Conservatories?
Orangeries are often warmer than conservatories because we build them with less glass, more solid structure, and with their own heat source. They are a perfect place to relax all year round because of its comfortable temperatures.
Orangeries contain less than 75% glass in their roofs and less than 50% glass in their walls. The remaining brick or solid structure retains heat better than glass. Using less glass means orangeries don’t overheat as much in the summer.
Design Your Dream Orangery Extension With Us
We build Orangeries in Cornwall using Durabase, Leka, or traditional build methods coupled with Ultraframe roofs. These flexible building methods provide you with many options to make your orangery extension into the perfect living space for your home.
A traditional, brick-built orangery with a flat roof, raised roof lantern, and double glazing adds elegance and substance to your home. The improved insulation from the brick walls keeps the room at a comfortable temperature all year round.
A modern orangery extension with bi-fold doors and double-glazing forms a magnificent combination of traditional elegance and contemporary styling. Natural light floods the space, the bi-fold doors connect to the garden, and your room becomes a bridge between the indoor and outdoor spaces of your home.
Do You Need Planning Permission for an Orangery?
You can usually build an orangery without planning permission because the government considers them to be a ‘permitted development.’ Orangeries and extensions receive the same planning classification.
However, an orangery must still pass building regulations. A larger structure may also require planning permission if its size is too large compared to the house and garden.
For a more detailed explanation, please refer to our planning permission guide. We’ve done our research and tried to answer as many questions as possible for you.
What Is the Average Cost for an Orangery?
The average cost for an orangery is £2050 per square metre. This means a 4m x 3m orangery extension costs about £24,600. This includes design, supply, building, and fitting.
Prices go up or down according to the size and materials used. uPVC is a popular choice for orangery extensions and costs less than other materials. A hybrid timber and aluminium frame offers a long life span and even better insulation, but costs more.
Find Your Perfect Orangery Design
Orangery with Traditional Solid Walls and Roof
This example, from Sherborne Castle, is almost certainly too big to fit in your garden! However, the style might be perfect for your home.
Traditional orangeries featured solid brick or stone walls, a solid roof, and large windows on the south-facing side. Large windows let lots of natural light into the space while the thick walls retained heat effectively.
If you’re considering a new orangery, then this style would be perfect for an extension to a brick home or as a garden room. It’s very substantial, so it will add value to your home. It is also energy efficient, so it will not cost a fortune to keep it warm and cosy.
Orangery with Sloping Roof
A new orangery with a sloping glass roof is a fantastic fit for homes around Cornwall. We are blessed with lots of sunshine, so the extra natural light coming in from the roof will help the room feel spacious and warm.
The walls of this orangery range use brick as the primary material, but we can install other, more modern, types of walls as well.
The advantage of this design is the extra space inside the orangery underneath the glazed roof. Different roof styles are available, and each of them adds head height for a feeling of spaciousness.
These kinds of orangeries are most common as extensions. A patio door leads out into the garden while a solid door connects the home to the orangery.
Orangery with Flat Roof and a Roof Lantern
A brilliant orangery style for home extensions is an orangery with a flat roof and a roof lantern. Roof lanterns are raised windows, usually in the shape of a pyramid, that over a part of the orangery’s roof. These let in extra light without taking over the roof.
A lantern roof orangery would be a great design for an extension below windows on the 1st and 2nd floors. The lower flat roof won’t block the view from upstairs rooms. The lantern roof sections add extra natural light and help the extension feel much bigger than it is.
Orangery Ideas for Your Living Space
There are even more orangery designs you can choose from. The only limit is your imagination. We’ve got a few more ideas to tell you about: