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ORANGERIES FAQ's 

Frequently Asked Questions for People Looking to Have a New Orangerie Fitted to their home 
 
An orangerie is a type of home extension that features a combination of brick pillars and large windows, typically with a lantern roof. Unlike traditional conservatories, which are primarily made of glass, orangeries have a more substantial construction with a blend of glass and solid materials. This provides better insulation and a more permanent feel. 
 
Orangeries are designed with modern materials that offer excellent insulation. The brickwork and high-performance glazing help retain heat during the winter and keep the space cool in the summer. This can reduce your overall energy consumption and lower utility bills. 
 
Yes, orangeries are built with security in mind. They typically feature reinforced frames, secure locking systems, and toughened or laminated glass. These elements make it difficult for intruders to break in, enhancing the overall security of your property. 
 
Adding an Orangerie can significantly increase the value of your property. It provides additional living space that can be used year-round, making your home more attractive to potential buyers. The aesthetic appeal and functional benefits can lead to a higher property valuation. 
 
Orangeries are stylish and elegant, often enhancing the overall appearance of a home. The combination of brick and glass creates a sophisticated look that can complement both traditional and modern architecture. This enhancement in curb appeal can make a strong first impression on visitors and potential buyers. 
 
Insulation and Comfort: Orangeries offer better insulation due to their solid construction, making them comfortable to use throughout the year. 
Aesthetic Appeal: The design of an orangerie can blend seamlessly with the existing architecture, providing a more integrated and stylish extension. 
Versatility: Orangeries can be used for various purposes, such as dining rooms, living areas, or home offices, offering more versatility than a traditional conservatory. 
Property Value: The more substantial construction and enhanced aesthetic appeal of an orangerie can add more value to your property compared to a conservatory. 
 
The installation time for an orangerie can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. On average, it takes about 8-12 weeks from the initial design phase to completion. This includes planning, construction, and finishing touches. 
 
In many cases, orangeries fall under permitted development rights and do not require planning permission. However, there are specific conditions and limits, such as size restrictions and proximity to boundaries, that must be met. It's best to consult with your local planning authority or your installation company to ensure compliance with regulations. 
 
Absolutely! Orangeries can be tailored to suit your specific needs and preferences. You can choose from a variety of materials, colours, glazing options, and architectural details to create a unique space that complements your home and lifestyle. 
 
Maintenance for an orangerie is relatively straightforward. Regular cleaning of the glass and frames, checking seals and locks, and inspecting for any signs of wear or damage will keep your orangerie in good condition. Periodic professional inspections can also help ensure longevity and performance. 
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ADDRESS: SOFTVIEW CONSERVATORIES WINDOWS AND DOORS LTD, 97 GOSBECKS ROAD, COLCHESTER, ESSEX, C02 9JT. TELEPHONE: 01206 710773 REGISTERED IN: UK. REGISTERED NUMBER: 3270969. VAT number 688385567. Registered in England. REGISTERED OFFICE ADDRESS: Office 9 Park Lane Colchester CO4 5WR. AUTHORISED AND REGULATED BY THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY. SOFTVIEW CONSERVATORIES, WINDOWS & DOORS LTD, 97 GOSBECKS ROAD, COLCHESTER, ESSEX, CO2 9JT, 03270969, ACTS AS A CREDIT BROKER AND NOT THE LENDER. Credit is subject to status and affordability. Terms & Conditions Apply. Softview Conservatories Windows & Doors Limited available: 719085 97 Gosbecks Road, Colchester Essex, CO2 9JT trading as Softview Conservatories, Windows & Doors Ltd is a credit broker, not the lender and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit is provided by Aluminium Personal Finance, a trading style of Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC. Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 
 
ADDRESS: SOFTVIEW CONSERVATORIES WINDOWS AND DOORS LTD, 97 GOSBECKS ROAD, COLCHESTER, ESSEX, C02 9JT. TELEPHONE: 01206 710773 REGISTERED IN: UK. REGISTERED NUMBER: 3270969. VAT number 688385567. Registered in England. REGISTERED OFFICE ADDRESS: Office 9 Park Lane Colchester CO4 5WR. AUTHORISED AND REGULATED BY THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY. SOFTVIEW CONSERVATORIES, WINDOWS & DOORS LTD, 97 GOSBECKS ROAD, COLCHESTER, ESSEX, CO2 9JT, 03270969, ACTS AS A CREDIT BROKER AND NOT THE LENDER. Credit is subject to status and affordability. Terms & Conditions Apply. Softview Conservatories Windows & Doors Limited available: 719085 97 Gosbecks Road, Colchester Essex, CO2 9JT trading as Softview Conservatories, Windows & Doors Ltd is a credit broker, not the lender and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit is provided by Novuna Personal Finance, a trading style of Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC. Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 
 
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