5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In An Orangery

The rising cost of buying a new home and relocating is forcing many homeowners to take an alternative course of action – extending their existing residence.

A conservatory is a very obvious form of home extension for those wanting to increase the size of their living space, but there’s also the option of adding a luxurious orangery to your abode.

Tell me more about the orangery…

Well, originally this predominantly brick-built building would be utilised for growing orange trees which is where its name emanates from, but nowadays the orangery offers a sophisticated living area.

The brickwork base of the orangery is one element of the structure that helps it to naturally complement a home, as do the rigid columns and pilasters.

So that the orangery can be used in full light after daylight hours, spotlights can be inserted into the plastered perimeter ceiling.

Why would I want one?

If we haven’t sold it enough for you yet then the five major benefits of orangery ownership may convince you to part with your hard-earned cash to purchase this most elegant of extensions:

  1. Expect a unique atmosphere and extraordinary views

You will feel a sense of excitement each and every time you step into an orangery as the internal surroundings are nothing short of spectacular. The views offered by the orangery are no less remarkable as you can expect to get a beautiful perspective of your garden.

  1. It will add value to your home

Many property experts estimate that an orangery installation can increase the valuation of a home by around 7%. Having an orangery may also put you in a better position for selling as buyers are often attracted to properties with a ready-built orangery included.

  1. You can use it however best suits

A lot of people use their orangery as a place for the utmost in relaxation, but there are other possibilities in terms of how the space is utilised. Have it suitably furnished and accessorised so that you can use it as any of the following:

  • Lounge
  • Dining area
  • Office
  • Playroom
  • Home gym
  1. A door can be included to improve garden accessibility

Your home will be brought much closer to the garden following an orangery installation. So that you can easily exchange spending time inside your orangery for your garden, and vice-versa, you can have patio doors, French doors, or bi-folding doors incorporated into the design. Bi-folds are best if you want the biggest opening.

  1. Planning permission isn’t usually needed

A large number of orangeries have “permitted development” status which means that you don’t need to apply for planning permission before the installation goes ahead. This will eliminate any fitting delay.

To be a “permitted development” the orangery must meet the following criteria:

  • 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 full of orangeries

We have a very extensive selection of orangeries at Orion Windows, so finding something you like shouldn’t be difficult. By any of them and we guarantee you that it will be money well spent.



We invite you to join us at our showroom in York, to browse our many products in person and speak with our team of advisors and designers about your next home improvement project.


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Our friendly team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.

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