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Orangeries In South Wales- Garden Rooms That Add A Touch Of Glamour

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Orangeries In South Wales-Why Are They Suddenly So Popular?

Life is getting busier! With so many of us struggling to balance working,childcare and a social life… it comes as no surprise that many of us are looking to create our own space- hence the sudden popularity of orangeries in South Wales.

 

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Example of an orangery in Bridgend built by Derwood Homes

Orangeries are fast become the preferred method of up-sizing a property.

So what is an orangery?

An orangery is a ground floor extension that is usually added to the rear of the building. Built using around 50% bricks and 50% windows, and often resembling a glass extension.

Orangeries differ from conservatories in many aspects including their looks, roofing and the material used to build them.

 

Orangeries and conservatories not only add that much needed space, they also add significant financial value to your home, and so if you decide to sell up, your property will be more appealing to prospective buyers than it was before.

Orangeries In South Wales- 3 Points To Consider Before Going Ahead

So what do you need to consider before deciding on having an orangery in South Wales?

Careful planning and budgeting

Two key orangery features that tend to appeal to many people are roof canopies and bi-fold or large French doors. These two features alone can add to the cost of building an orangery in South Wales or,indeed, anywhere else for that matter. So with this in mind, budgeting is a must when considering having an orangery installed. Be very thorough with figures and triple check what you can afford. Be frugal but responsible and don’t become too ambitious – consult your professional team who can advise on what will be suitable for your house along with helping you  set a realistic budget.

Time frame

Building an orangery will take longer to complete compared to other extensions such as conservatories and garage conversions. This is due to the nature of the work – you will, in effect, be extending an existing room or creating a brand new one, so this will be a reasonably major project in terms of time and money. With this in mind, it’s best to schedule a time that fits in well with your day to day life – so don’t schedule a time when you’ll be off on holiday!

orangeries in south wales are on the up

Example of orangery built by Derwood homes

What style would suit your home?

 Orangeries can be designed and tailor made to cater for your own personal requirements and most reputable builders will be able offer to build a bespoke orangery for you to take into account your preferences.

If you have a new build and are looking to build an orangery, then you would probably be looking at a contemporary and practical design with lots of light.  Whereas if you have an older home then you would need to add some more traditional character to your property with ornate details and bespoke windows.

Orangeries In South Wales- Did You Know We Offer Free Quotes?

Here at Derwood homes we specialise not only in building orangeries in South Wales, but also in designing bespoke orangeries for our clients.

Over the last few years ,as demand for orangeries in South Wales has grown, we have designed and built many orangeries in South Wales including orangeries in Cardiff,the Vale of Glamorgan, Porthcawl, Bridgend and Penarth…to name but a few.

Check out what some of our customers have said about us.

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One of the questions that I get asked most frequently is;

“How much does an orangery cost?

This is a very tricky one to answer as all orangeries in South Wales differ in price…depending on the size, materials used etc,etc,

However as a rough estimate;

An approximate guide to orangery prices are as follows;

To convert an existing 6m x 4m conservatory into an orangery will cost anything from £12k upwards if the existing conservatory can actually be used.

 To install a brand new 6m x 4m orangery will cost anything from £25k upwards depending on the chosen materials and design.

The good news is that if you’re thinking of having an orangery in South Wales, we at Derwood Homes provide FREE quotations in order that we can provide you with a more accurate quote.

But wait….there’s more…

We  also offer free consultation and design services and  can provide  you with architectural and engineering services too, allowing you to be able to  sit back and have as little stress as possible, to ensure that the construction of your orangery in South Wales is as stress free as possible.

Building orangeries in South Wales is one of our specialities.

To arrange your FREE quotation for an orangery in South Wales click here .

 

 

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How To Build An Orangery

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Why Build An Orangery?

Deciding to build an orangery is a fantastic step towards  achieving your dream home.

With house extensions rising in popuhow to build an orangery to create more living spacelarity due to it’s cost effective method of  up-sizing your property, orangeries and conservatories are quickly becoming one of the most sought after home conversions.

But how do you build an orangery?

An orangery is a ground floor extension that is usually added to the rear of the building. Built using around 50% bricks and 50% windows, and often resembling a glass extension.

Orangeries differ from conservatories in many aspects including their looks, roofing and the material used to build them.

Financially, extending your home by building an orangery makes sense as ,in the current climate, we all have the need for more space but with our pockets feeling significantly lighter, moving house to create more living space, can be only a dream to most.

Orangeries and conservatories not only add that much needed space, they also add significant financial value to your home, and so if you decide to sell up, your property will be more appealing to prospective buyers than it was before.

 Points To Consider When You Build An Orangery

Why build an orangery?

Choosing an orangery can open up your home to many new possibilities as there is so much potential for extensions like these.

As with all home improvements, there are a number of administrative and logistical duties for you to consider when you build an orangery as an extension to your home.

We always recommend that you start on your homework early as it usually saves a mighty headache and a whole lot of stress.

We’ve come up with these handy tips and pieces of advice for you to think about when considering to build an orangery:

  • What will I use my orangery for? – Orangeries are extremely versatile areas and there are countless possibilities as to how you can use this newly acquired space. Many people use their orangeries as dining rooms, play rooms or home offices looking out to their back garden along with many also using this as an opportunity to extend their kitchens and dining space. Orangeries are a clever and stylish way to change the shape of your property so take this into consideration when deciding on your orangery design.
  • What style would suit my home? – Orangeries can be designed and tailor made to cater for  your own personal requirements and most reputable builders will be able offer to build a bespoke orangery for you  to take into account your preferences.
  • If you have a new build and are looking to build an organery into your home, then you would probably be looking at a contemporary and practical design with lots of light.  Or if you have an older home then you would need to add some more traditional character to your property with ornate details and bespoke windows. The look of an orangery should be an organic flowing extension with similar – if not the same – brickwork and windows to your property’s.
  • Find the right people for the job – As orangeries are a specialised build, start researching experts in your area to build an orangery for you. Seek out the best architects, builders and engineers and compare quotes, services and time-frames. This is a vital part of the planning stage as you will be working very closely together and you will be relying on their expertise to make your project a success.
  • Budgeting – For a task this size, budgeting is a must as orangeries tend to be expensive. With this in mind, make sure you start to budget as soon as you decide on what you are looking for. Be very thorough with figures and triple check what you can afford. Be frugal but responsible and don’t become too ambitious – consult your professional team who can advise on what will be suitable for your house along with helping you  set a realistic budget.
  • Time frame – Building an orangery will take longer to complete compared to other extensions such as conservatories and garage conversions. This is due to the nature of the work – you wil, in effect, be extending an existing room or creating a brand new one, so this will be a reasonably major project in terms of time and money. With this in mind, it’s best to schedule a time that fits in well with your day to day life – so don’t schedule a time when you’ll be off on holiday!

How Much Does It Cost To Build An Orangery?

Orangery costs vary greatly depending on the size and materials used. In some instances existing conservatories can be converted into orangeries which is the cheaper option, but in the majority of cases most conservatories will need to be knocked down before building an orangery, due to the way that many conservatories are constructed.

How expensive are orangeries?

As an approximate guide orangery prices are as follows;

To convert an existing 6m x 4m conservatory into an orangery will cost anything from £12k upwards if the existing conservatory can actually  be used.

 To install a brand new 6m x 4m orangery will cost anything from £25k upwards depending on the chosen materials and design.

There are many factors to take into account when planning to build an orangery but as long as you do your homework and listen to the experts’ advice, then you’ll soon be enjoying the luxurious extra space that having an orangery provides!

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Click here for your FREE quote in South Wales

Derwood Homes

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Looking To Add An Orangery To Your Home ?

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

The Best Way To Add An Orangery To Your Home ?

If you’re thinking about increasing the living space to your property, one unique and modern way is to add an orangery to your home.

Here at Derwood Homes we specialize not only in building Orangeries but also designing them for our clients and if need be obtaining planning permission.

How to add an orangery to your homeThere are many types of Orangeries and designs to choose from but rather than have to stick to a specific design that some companies can only offer their customers we highly recommend allow a company to design an Orangery not only to compliment your home but to also compliment your budget.

That is just one reason why we have become one of the most popular Orangery Companies in South Wales.

How Much Does It Cost To Add An Orangery To Your Home ?

Well… if truth be known it can vary quite a bit. It really does depend on the size, the features and other internal works that are needed when you add an Orangery to your home.

Some companies for example forget to tell you about the extra work and costs that you should consider when building an Orangery such as taking down internal walls and installing steel beams, laying new flooring, adding extra lights and radiators or even installing paving stones around the outside of a new orangery. If you want to add an Orangery to your home be sure that whoever you choose to build your Orangery it is someone who will, from the outset make you aware of all of the works that are needed to complete the project.

 How To Add An Orangery To Your Home

Careful planning and budgeting is the key… Two key Orangery features that appeal to many people are the roof canopies and Bi-fold or large french doors that Orangeries tend to have as part of their design features.

how to add an orangery to your home These features alone add to the cost of building an orangery but nevertheless appointing a good company who can add an Orangery to your home for you should be able to advise you of the best options available from the outset to suit your needs and budget.

Over the last few years we have designed and built Orangeries all over South Wales including Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan, Porthcawl, Bridgend, The Valleys, Penarth, Barry, Port Talbot, Swansea and many more areas. But what is so exciting for us is the fact that everyone who has appointed us to design and build an Orangery has been over the moon with our quality of workmanship and customer service.

If you are seeking to add an Orangery to your home.. then feel free to contact us to arrange a free design, survey and quote for you.

 Yours Truly

Derwood Homes

 

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South Wales Leading Orangery Specialists

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Fancy Adding an Orangery To Your Home?

As one of South Wales Leading Orangery Specialists the demand for Orangeries is growing. Whether it’s because the sun is shining or because our reputation is growing, enquiries for Orangeries has rocketed.

Vale Orangeries Builders and Specialists

We’re not complaining by any means but the question we are generally being asked is what the benefits Orangeries are over having a traditional house extension or conservatory built.

Building An Orangery… Designed and Built With You In Mind

So far enquires for us to design and build orangeries appear to be more popular that ever, so if you are considering having a new Modern Orangery added to your home take a look at the our website to read the free advice we offer.

There you will see the benefits an Orangery can have and how to go about getting one built… Building an Orangery is easier than you think.

The Benefits of Building An Orangery

In a nutshell Orangeries can add extra living space to any home that in turn can be used all year round.

They tend to be more expensive to build due to the glass roof or glass roof canopy and is installed and some of the modern more unique feature they tend to incorporate to give that extra special look and feel.

Orangery, House Extension or Conservatory?

In my view…. forget installing a conservatory.. Adding a new house extension or building an Orangery to create that much needed extra living space for you and your family will add far more value, light and a WOW factor.

For Further Free Advice on How to add an Orangery to your home take a look at our website HERE

For Your Free Quote… CONTACT  US  TODAY  or call 0845 519 4707

Warm Regards
ROY DERRICK

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