Orangery Design & Roof Lanterns
Orangery design involves knowledge of oak strength, specialist glazing, roof lanterns, structural requirements, flat roofs, building construction work & aesthetics. Our design consultants will help you with these issues. Oak has great strength and this allows the construction of wide span Orangeries without the need for internal pillars or supports. The type of glass used is important, as not only will it make your orangery usable all year around, the thermal efficiency will affect your heating bills. For details of our design checklist click here
Our designers are able to produce for you Free 3D visual models to help you make decisions about the best design to suit your property and requirements. A service you could pay several thousand Pounds to an architect for and still not get the experience we are able to provide. A typical orangery has several hundred unique components and the same software that produces the visualisations is able to calculate the cost of the work accurately. You are not relying on complicated calculations and possible errors, if done by hand on a calculator.
Whilst, conservatories are almost all glass and Orangeries do have glazed sides, they usually also have more substantial frames, posts and brickwork. Orangeries have a flat roof at the perimeter with one or more roof lanterns that allow the room to bathe in natural light. Internally, the ceiling can incorporate low-voltage down-lighters to create a different atmosphere when lit up during the evening. The material, size and design of the roof lantern will very much determine the ambiance created within the orangery. It’s when you compare the elegant appearance of the natural oak rafters on the inside of a Richmond Oak oak lantern with the more clinical look of white painted timber that you will appreciate why 90% of our orangeries are manufactured in oak.
More Orangery Design information is available at our Orangery & Consevatory Advice Site.