Firstly, what is an orangery?
An orangery is a home extension with a glass roof typically covering less than 75% of the overall roof area. As well as, glass walls covering less than 50% of the total wall area.
Will you need planning permission?
For planning permission purposes, an orangery is considered as a singles storey extension and are subject to the same regulations. You won’t need planning permission for an orangery if you build within permitted development rights.
- It must be under 4m in height and the eaves should be less than 3m high if they are within 2m of a structure boundary
- It should not include any balconies, decks or verandas
How much does it to build an orangery?
Building an orangery is usually a lot cheaper than building a single storey extension. They are a popular option for people who prefer modern open plan living. They are one of the most affordable ways to create a multi-functional space. The average cost of an orangery costs upwards of £18,000. However, they can be cheaper depending on the size, style, and features you want.
Are they cold in the winter?
As the structure is mainly made up of glass, they tend to be cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer. If you are debating between a conservatory or an orangery it is good to know, orangeries have more solid wall and roofing compared to a conservatory. They do retain more heat than a conservatory.
Why they are a great addition –
Orangeries add amazing depth to your living space, and they can be extremely versatile. They fill the space with light and have great views of the outside. The open space makes it a perfect area for a dining room or living room to entertain friends and family.