Conservatories and Orangeries
Brighten your home with our elegantly designed conservatories and orangeries.
What’s the difference between a conservatory and an orangery?
The easy answer to this is bricks. A conservatory is made of glass and PVC whereas an orangery is an amalgamation between glass and brickwork. Or half way between a conservatory and an extension. To get technical for a moment, an orangery will have a glass roof which covers less than 75 percent of the total roof area and glass walls covering less than half of the total wall space. Although our conservatories are designed with the environment in mind, orangeries are even more eco-friendly because of the addition of brick work which enables more insulation. For this reason they are best added to a room which is used a lot – like a kitchen, where light is especially welcome but it needs to be warm year round because it’s used everyday. They are often built for entertaining space due to their sumptuous feel.
A conservatory provides a peaceful, tranquil room in your home. But not only that. Built well, a conservatory can add value to your home without breaking the bank. Many conservatories don’t need planning permission so they are often a low hassle and low cost way of creating space in your home. Our conservatories are designed and built with environmental credentials in mind. Ensuring they retain warmth and don’t add to your fuel bills in the winter. And our tailor-made approach will ensure your conservatory blends into the feel of your home with the right proportions and design considerations.
To ensure his experience and knowledge are incorporated into the design of your extension for maximum energy efficiency. Add to that the experience of our Director, Vic Harrison, who set up ECMK, contracted to the National Energy Foundation, which developed the National Home Energy Rating system – the early energy efficiency software used by builders and local authorities throughout the UK. We think we are uniquely positioned to make sure your building work is energy efficient and fully compliant.
Whether or not you know what you want or need for your home, we are happy to pop over and have a cup of tea, chat ideas through and decide together how best to proceed.