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Orangeries are arguably one of the 21st Centuries most fashionable and sought after items. Orangeries have been the object of inspiration to create designs that maximise light and open space on properties both large and small - traditional or contemporary.
Orangeries often feature an open plan design, usually extending from a kitchen with the removal of the old exterior wall(s) to form a spacious family kitchen and dining room for relaxing or entertaining with the "wow" factor.
Orangeries are more structural in design than conservatories. The roof is designed with a lantern or two set within a flat roof. This design creates a heavy, bold feature around the eaves of the building both inside and out.
Internally, Orangeries typically have spot lights set within the underside of the flat roof, and architrave details in the upstand. Externally, the deep eaves line is embellished with additional cornices and architrave detail or stone work.
Unlike conservatories, nearly all Orangeries require building regulations approval. This is a separate process from your planning application. Building Regulations for Orangeries cover the same issues as building a new house.
Over the last few years, Orangeries have grown in popularity once again, with their structural design, heavy eaves details, pilasters and columns they are often used in place of traditional extensions.
Orangeries have all the benefits of architectural glazing and the light this introduces to a building, whilst also maintaining the warmth and structural feel of a permanent room.
If you are contemplating extending your kitchen to create a large social or entertaining space, Orangeries are certainly an idea for you to consider.