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Get the Orangery Look with Just Roof Lanterns

Annabel Fenwick | 21st March 2016

The demand for an orangery has become acute in the last few years as people look to increase the footprint of their property and create an all-round year living space. Homeowners are often incorporating kitchens into these orangeries or utilising the orangery as an extra family room. At the beginning of the year, The Telegraph newspaper published an article in its Property section stating that the majority of the top ten viewed properties had orangeries. It’s clear that an orangery makes a great long term investment. In the meantime, an orangery is a room all the family can enjoy.

Principal elevation of an orangery

The Look!

The orangery roof

The roof lantern

Sliding folding doors

Sliding Folding Doors

The masonry corners

The masonry pillars

The orangery inside

Inside the Orangery

Orangery fascia

The Orangery Fascia

Essential ingredients

Here we give you the key ingredients to create a beautiful orangery look without the vast expense of a fully framed timber structure. It essentially boils down to a single storey masonry extension whereby the roof lantern is incorporated into a flat roof and joinery is fitted into apertures along the orangery elevation(s). This can come in the form of French doors and matching sidelights or perhaps the more contemporary sliding folding doors.

Finally, a decorative fascia (with guttering) can be applied to the perimeter edge of the orangery extension. This not only hides the junction between the flat roof and masonry elevations but also adds to the overall elegance of the structure; giving it a gravitas that truly reflects the essence of an orangery.

Just Roof Lanterns can supply all of these elements to perfectly combine with your roof lantern. We would be happy to give budget prices but in order to give you a full quotation, please send us your architectural drawings. If you are looking for an architect, a good starting point would be RIBA, The Royal Institute of British Architects and with respect to a builder, FMB, The Federation of Master Builders.