New conservatories / orangeries - design and build
Whether you want a new conservatory, a new orangery or a mixture, contact us so we can help you with your project in the following areas West Sussex and East Hampshire (East Hants). The success of the end result is very much in the detail of design, of looks, performance and matching of your initial requirements of use. We do not underestimate the time needed to get it right and are very happy to spend necessary time to ensure your satisfaction striving for environmentally friendly solutions where possible.
We also offer a unique personalised design drawing service where we produce an agreed personalised drawing of the proposed conservatory / orangery so you can visualise how the project will blend into the look of the existing building and landscaping. It brings the project to life!
CONSERVATORIES - Many of the older homes and even conservatories were built with no regard for enjoying the look of the garden from the house. The advent of modern conservatories / orangeries / bespoke solutions can now provide a virtual living room with wonderful views of the garden which transforms the internal living space of the house giving so much pleasure and versatility.
Designs and materials - "In the old days" one had to choose your conservatory shape from a list of classic designs like Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian conservatories. As now the trick is to ensure the design partners the house as seamlessly as possible and produces the effect that is desired, in most cases a bespoke conservatory is the answer, where one is designed to meet your specific shape, size and requirements. The range of conservatory building materials varies. Roofs are often from the lighter weighted, cheaper but not as nice looking polycarbonate (plastic) or the heavier, more transparent and nicer looking glass. The frame is usually made from uPVC, aluminium or wood and the base wall often from brick or similar and tries to match the look of the property.
ORANGERIES - Orangeries are very popular for larger structures that need light but not too much glass and can be used more as an extension than a conservatory. They are a wonderful way of having an extension that looks very elegant and is a real feature on the property. We have no standard designs so each is individually tailored to maximise the effect and value on the property.
BESPOKE SOLUTIONS - Many now opt for a taylor made solution that encompasses the suitable design features and elements of conservatories, orangeries and or extensions.
Construction - Construction materials for frames vary between PVCu (poly vinyl chloride unplastised), aluminium (thermally broken), brick and timber (softwood or hard wood). Each have their own characteristics which should be considered on each project. We strive for environmentally friendly solutions. PVCu offering the cheapest option, aluminium offering strength and durability, bricks often blend well with the existing property whilst timber (hardwood) conservatories give a more natural and traditional look but require more maintenance. Glass or non glass roof depending on accepted rain noise level and views through roof.
As Sussex Conservatories work with local trusted builders who are not manufacturers of the frames or the glazing units so they are not restricted on what they can offer. Hence the whole supply market can we researched for the most appropriate materials for any one project. These requirements include frame colour, security, ventilation, sun screening, thermal performance, self cleaning, optical features, opening window functions etc. The performance of products each year is improving so it is vital to be in a position to access the best solutions.
Other design considerations - All the other decisions around foundations, base, landscaping, walls, plastering, tiling, heating, lighting, electric roof windows and so on will be discussed and decided upon also in the light of current regulations for these services.
Planning - We will advise re any relevant planning rules and neighbour consent schemes and can provide application services if required.
Contact us so we can help with your conservatory / orangery / bespoke dreams.