5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In An Orangery

Home extensions remain very much sought after as local householders largely continue to preference improving over moving. Climbing that next step up the housing ladder is difficult and in many cases, people simply have no interest in relocating, causing them to turn their attention towards options like the orangery.

Orangeries were traditionally used for growing orangery trees, which explains where the name comes from, but people loved them so much that their purpose quickly began to change and they became popular extended living spaces.

A brickwork base forms the basis of an orangery and it also features elegant columns and pilasters, covered by a Lantern Roof. Spotlights can be housed within the internal pelmet for a means of illumination at night and the interior is immaculately plastered.

There are at least five selling points in favour of the orangery

  1. The most elegant of extensions

Few living spaces in the world can compare to the interior of an orangery as it’s a supremely elegant setting. You will get such a warm and fuzzy feeling in your stomach whenever you get chance to utilise its surrounds as it’s so lavish and luxurious inside.

  1. Create a more sellable home

You will be firmly on the front foot when selling your home when it has an orangery ready-fitted as buyers love them. Extensive research has also shown that the resale of a property typically rises when it boasts an orangery, sometimes by as much as 20%.

  1. A multi-use location

It’s entirely your decision in terms of how you utilise an orangery and the design can be adapted to accommodate your chosen living requirements. Orangeries can act as any of the following settings:

  • Lounge
  • Dining area
  • Office
  • Playroom
  • Home gym
  1. Flexible design

As well as dictating how you use the orangery, you can also have the design tailor-made and include additional extras such as bi-folding doors, French doors and patio doors. Integration of any of these door solutions will give you a neat passage into the garden.

  1. Planning permission may not be required

Some orangeries already enjoy “Permitted Development Rights” and in this instance they do not need planning permission before being constructed.

To be a “Permitted Development” it must comply with these guidelines:

  • The orangery must not exceed or cover in excess of 50% of the size of the house
  • Should not exceed 4 metres in height
  • Should not include any Verandas, Balconies or Elevated Platforms
  • Should not be more than half the width of the house
  • Should not have eaves higher than 3 metres if within 2 metres of a structure boundary

Orion is an orangery expert

We’re frequently supplying and fitting orangeries throughout Yorkshire, so there’s a good chance you might have seen one of our UPVC, aluminium or Heritage framed orangeries somewhere close by. Be our newest orangery buyer and organise an appointment today.



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