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The Changing Face of the Conservatory

Orangeries hertfordshireHere at Admiral, we have been designing conservatories for over twenty years. Lately, we have noticed a major switch in the type of conservatory that is being asked for by homeowners.

Twenty years ago, prospective clients really had no idea of their options on conservatory design. The only style available was a lean-to garden room with either a thin polycarbonate roof or standard sealed unit glazing.

Once the public became interested en-mass however, new systems companies such as Ultraframe designed a range of more interesting roof designs such as Victorian and Edwardian pitched roofs as well as a hipped roof to create a P Shaped Conservatory. This was followed by ' B shaped'....'L Shaped'.... even 'T shaped' conservatory buildings.

These conservatory designs have been popular for over fifteen years but lately the shine appears to be wearing off......... At Admiral, we probably receive more conservatory enquiries than any other home improvement company in East Anglia. This enables us to spot a trend when we see one.

The new fashion for conservatories and garden rooms is two fold.

Lantern roof orangery CambridgeFirstly clients are requesting a solid or part solid conservatory roof.

This can be accommodated by designing an Orangery Roof or by constructing a traditional tiled roof conservatory, with or without Velux style roof windows.

An Orangery is in effect a flat roof with a glazed lantern built on to it. This gives a solid plinth around the perimeter and a flat ceiling for spotlights around the edge of the Orangery. The glass lantern provides the natural light from above as well as giving a view of the sky. We recommend the use of self cleaning glass in the lanterns as well as Rubberbond lifetime covering for the flat roof.

The windows and doors can be specified in PVC, Aluminium or Timber and another trend appears to be for a contemporary style Orangery with Bi Folding Doors giving maximum opening to the garden.

The Admiral Orangery Solution is unique, technically excellent and great to look at or look through...into the garden.

Costs are similar to a high specification conservatory and the required building regulations are carried out on your behalf by Admiral Homespace. To obtain price information complete our online Orangery E Quote.

We are able to provide design advice and even free drawings for your Orangery ideas and our Orangery Brochure can be downloaded here.