The term “orangery” relates to a small section that is built onto a property, and wealthy Europeans preferred to have partially glazed extension, in which they could keep their tropical plants during the winter. Orangeries have grown in popularity since the arrival of double glazing, and this type of structure allows you to enjoy the harsh UK winters, while opening up the garden during the summer.
Making Best Use of Glass
The arrival of double glazing allowed builders to create living areas that are primarily glazed, and with very effective insulation, heat loss is minimal. If you would like to explore the many possibilities that an orangery can offer, talk to an expert building company in Basingstoke that specialises in orangeries.
The design is a key aspect of the project, and the specialist builder who spend time to make sure that the design is to your liking. The design would cover aspects such as:
- Windows and openings
- Glass colour and pattern
Roofing would typically be either asphalt or matching tiles to the property, whichever you prefer, and with the blueprints approved by the client, work can begin.
By including two sets of bi-folding doors that can be opened up to give unrestricted access, the summer days can really be enjoyed to the full. You might prefer sliding doors, which don’t take up much space, and they allow access to both the home and the garden.
Building an orangery provides a lot of natural light, and it is the ideal space for year round rest and relaxation.