Dating back to the 17th Century, the Orangery is the forerunner to the conservatory. The original Orangery or ,'Orangerie', design had large windows and doors within a stone building that provided protection to valuable and exotic plants and fruits (such as Oranges) during the winter months. The Orangery was often referred to as the 'hothouse' and has always been recognised as a sign of prestige and wealth. That's just as true today, with the added benefits of today's technologically advanced structural capabilities and specialist glass.
The Orangery was generally a much more luxurious extension of the normal range and season of woody plants, extending the protection which had long been afforded by the warmth offered from a masonry garden fruit wall. A century after the popularity of the Orange, Lemon and Lime trees had been established, other varieties of tender plants and more exotic plants also came to be housed in the Orangery, which often gained a stove for the upkeep of these delicate plants in the cold winters of northern Europe. As more imported citrus fruit, including pineapples and other tender fruit became generally available and much cheaper, Orangeries were used more for tender ornamental plants and gradually became a room of retreat for peaceful relaxation. If you are interested in finding out more about What is an Orangery you may want to read our Blogs. Conservatory or Orangery?
Over the last decade we’ve seen a significant growth in the popularity of the Orangery with their unique characteristics offering a well insulated, stylish, bright and light alternative to a standard house extension or Conservatory. Room Outside have been true pioneers with the development of Orangeries having been supplying tailor-made luxury Orangery structures long before they became mainstream.
The current trend for larger kitchens with a dining or informal living area has had a big impact on the way a Glass Room extension, Orangery or Conservatory is linked to the home. If the new space is to accommodate a kitchen or open-plan living area, then access provided by a single door will probably be inadequate. Opening up the back of the house into the new extension requires substantial structural alterations, which, although perfectly feasible, will mean planning regulations will most likely apply, and certainly Building Regulations too.
Hardwood - Aluminium - PVCu
Each of our Orangeries are individually designed and manufactured to your own personal specification and are available in Hardwood, Aluminium or PVCu. As a truly bespoke Company we can also create a design using a combination of our products. With over 40 year’s experience, our design expertise, unique system and construction knowledge means we can create an area of any shape, colour or size to expand your living space and enhance the value of your home.
Generally defined as having flat roof areas with one or more inset lanterns, Orangeries provide fabulous living spaces that will add light and life to any home. Add this with the highly effective insulating qualities and our exclusive ‘New Generation Glass’ and we can ensure top performance in energy efficiency and comfort; light and airy in the summer whilst being cosy and inviting in the winter, providing you with a truly all-year-round Room Outside to pass on to future generations.
New Generation Glass
This is what really makes us stand out from the crowd! If your'e going to build a room made predominantly from glass, you want the glass to be the very best. With our highly effective insulating qualities, and our exclusive ‘New Generation Glass’ even a bright, sunny south-facing site or a chilly northern aspect can be transformed to ensure top performance in energy efficiency and comfort, providing you with a room that you can truly enjoy all year round. Room Outside are pioneers of this solar glass technology, having first introduced it to the UK back in 1999.
Safe in our hands
The design possibilities are endless, building your Orangery glass room extension is in safe hands with Room Outside where we have been building Orangery structures long before they became so popular, and with Room Outside you can blend a number of our products to achieve a truly bespoke exclusive design.
Speak to our designers and be confident that whatever your vision, we have the experience and products to achieve it. Together we can add value to your property and bring light and warmth in which to relax, entertain or work.
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Watch our time-line video on You Tube showing a recent Room Outside Timber Orangery under Construction in West Wittering.