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5 Benefits Of Having An Orangery

Improving is still taking preference over moving for many Scottish homeowners, resulting in a considerable amount of interest in our luxurious home extensions. They don’t come more luxurious than a UPVC, aluminium or timber orangery.

For those who don’t know what an orangery is…

The traditional orangery was used for growing orange trees, hence the name, but nowadays they’re most commonly utilised as extended living spaces.

It has a brickwork base which helps it blend in very naturally with properties, more so than a conservatory in many people’s minds. The modern orangery also consists of rigid columns and pilasters and it typically includes a roof lantern.

In some orangery roofing systems there is the option of installing spotlights for any artificial light needed at night-time and you can also fully plaster its interior.

Why would you want an orangery?

If we haven’t managed to sell it to you already, perhaps it will help if we inform you of 5 major benefits of owning an orangery:

  1. It offers you a sophisticated new lifestyle

You will get a real buzz from using your orangery as and when you get the opportunity. It will become the go-to room in the house whenever you feel like experiencing a home setting like nothing else. The atmosphere and views offered are truly spectacular.

  1. It will make your home more valuable and sellable

Put yourself in the position of a potential homebuyer. The likelihood is that you would be more attracted to a property that has a stylish orangery than one that doesn’t of a similar value. It could prove integral when you’re looking to secure a sale and research has shown that an orangery installation can add an average of 7% to a property’s value.

  1. It is a multi-purpose venue

You can dictate to your orangery supplier how you intend to use your proposed orangery design and it can be accessorised and furnished accordingly. It can act as any of the following:

  • Lounge
  • Dining area
  • Office
  • Playroom
  • Home gym
  1. It can be fitted with a fabulous door

Connecting your orangery and garden is achievable via bi-folding doors, French doors or patio doors. Bi-folding doors give you the biggest possible opening and occupy very little space when fully folded open.

  1. It generally doesn’t require planning permission

You won’t have to worry about acquiring planning permission if the orangery you intend on having installed is classed as a “permitted development”.

Orangeries are a “permitted development” when they meet the following 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

Mitchell Glass provides the most professional orangery installation service

We would be delighted to create a UPVC, aluminium or timber orangery for you that will transform your home into something incredibly special and gives you all the above benefits and more.


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