See your dream plans for a Conservatory or Orangery as a drawing first
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
In the case of a structure like a Conservatory or an Orangery a drawing of what it would look like and how it fits in with its surroundings is worth more than that. Nothing can help you visualise the final outcome better than a lifestyle drawing in front of your eyes. Such a drawing will ensure that both yours and the designer’s vision is on the same page.
Since a conservatory or an orangery is a major change to the look of your home, seeing how it looks and fits in is always better. This also helps prevent costly changes to the structure and surroundings later. Modifying a drawing is inexpensive and can be done quickly. So if you are planning for this kind of extension to your home, a personal, unbiased and experienced advisory service such as our design service is exactly what you need.
Timber Framed Conservatories Can Require More Maintenance
Whilst timber framed conservatories and orangeries do tend to look good they do require more maintenance than plastic or aluminium framed ones in the long run.
Here is an example of an old timber framed conservatory that has been rather neglected.
Conservatory Design Service Works Well Again
Using our conservatory design service to translate architect's plans to create a modern, larger and more practical solution a lifestyle 3D drawing was drawn up so the client was able to envisage how the end product would look. Alterations could then be agreed and the 3D drawing adjusted until everyone was happy.
Example of a bespoke orangery to extend the kitchen
Here is a fine example of what you can do to extend the living area of the house; extend the kitchen and provide much more space and light to the kitchen. Overall giving a much more living space and a much more pleasurable experience to anyone working in the kitchen or wanting to relax and communicate whilst others are cooking and preparing in the kitchen.
Find Amazing Garden Room Extension Ideas
Orangeries and conservatories make one of the best garden room extension ideas for your home. These are useful all year round; are cheaper compared to solid extensions and do not attract as many planning issues. If you have planned on getting a new conservatory or orangery extension we at Sussex Conservatories can help with all kinds of orangery and conservatory related ideas.
See Your Project as a Lifestyle 3D Drawing First
A picture is worth a thousand words and in the case of a structure like a conservatory or an orangery, a drawing of what it would look like and how it fits in with its surroundings is worth more than that. Nothing can help you visualise the final outcome better than a lifestyle drawing .... far more so than most architects' drawings and usually much cheaper. Such a drawing will ensure that both yours and the designer’s vision is on the same page.
uPVC Conservatory FAQs
We often get quite a few questions about uPVC as a material choice for building a conservatory. Here are a few of the most common qusetions. If you are planning to have a conservatory for your home, do get in touch with us for specific details.
Conservatory Consulting Services
Conservatory planning or refurbishment is no easy task and there are a number of details that go into the making of a successful conservatory project. From the concept to the initial sketches to design, building and installation, there is a lot of planning required and a lot that needs to be considered.
Buying a conservatory from a local supplier?
Which? guide says “One of the biggest decisions you'll face is whether to get your conservatory from a big national brand or a local firm or builder”
Orangery / Conservatory Ventilation, Heating and Cooling Systems
Conservatory / orangery ventilation is very important if you want to maintain a comfortable environment.
As heat rises, it is important to have some form of ceiling ventilation be they:
· Manual roof vents
· Electric roof vents
· Electric roof vents with climate control and rain sensor
Another successful conservatory repair job
Two days working on a timber conservatory restoring it to look good again and to stop leaks by replacing the rotten parts of the sill and door.
Here is a pic "before' showing the tired timber conservatory. The dark areas of the sill are rotten wood that was replaced.
Types of Conservatory / Orangery Ventilation, Heating and Cooling Systems
Conservatory / orangery ventilation is very important if you want to maintain a comfortable environment. In hot conditions as heat rises, it is important to have the option to get rid of any excess heat. One of the best ways of doing this is by using opening roof vents.
These can be either:
· Manual opening and closing Conservatory / Orangery roof vents
· Electric powered automatically controlled opening and closing Conservatory / Orangery roof vents. Ideally with rain sensor
Conservatory planning issues
Planning to get a new conservatory or orangery installed? Such an extension requires a substantial amount of investment and hence should be carefully planned. Without careful planning quite a few things that can go wrong. Here are some common pitfalls to look out for whilst planning that conservatory / orangery
Conservatory or Orangery Installation in West Sussex
Looking for a trusted company to install a Conservatory, Orangery or Veranda in Haslemere? Look no further than Sussex Conservatories to get this job done for you. At Sussex Conservatories we have access to a team of experts who will help you with your project right from the design concept to the final execution.
Bifolding Doors Add Feeling of Space To Your Conservatory Area
Bifolding doors are made of several leaves that fold back on themselves. These, due to their folding mechanism, open up an entire aperture. If you are planning to get a conservatory installed, you can always consider the bifolding door option. These suit almost all kinds of conservatories and come with quite a few benefits.
Why go for a local conservatory company
If you are planning to get a conservatory installed and you are based anywhere in Billingshurst, Bognor Regis, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Chichester, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Haselmere, Horsham, Hindhead, Lewis, Littllehampton, Midhurst, Petersfield, Petworth or Worthing areas then Sussex Conservatories is certainly a good place to go for a local conservatory company.
Quick Tips for Choosing Conservatory Material
As you plan your conservatory one of the prime considerations is the choice of materials. There are a number of material choices for each and every fixture of your conservatory. The choice of materials largely depends on the choice of your conservatory design. When it comes to the structure, there are different material choices depending on the design, aesthetics and budget.
Nationwide Professional Conservatory Cleaning & Repair Service
At Sussex Conservatories we offer professional conservatory cleaning/valet service. To remain in the best condition a conservatory requires a periodic professional clean up to make sure that it looks as good as new. A professional touch is important once in a while as there are quite a few difficult areas to reach such as the conservatory roof that can be taken care of very well by a cleaning company.
Conservatory to Orangery Conversion
Do you need an extra room in your home to use as a proper space like a lounge or a dining area? If you have a conservatory but need something more robust structure-wise that is suitable to 'live in' all year round then consider converting your conservatory into an orangery. An orangery offers a wondeerful room full of light without the intense heat or cold that a conservatory offers.
Upgrading your conservatory
In the 1970s conservatories were used as occasional garden rooms. When the weather was hot it was too hot in the conservatory and when the weather was cold it was too cold in the conservatory. Taking a harsh view one could surmise that they were not fit for purpose compared to todays expectations.
While it may be impractical to upgrade a 1970s aluminium conservatory.....
How a home benefits from a Conservatory, Orangery or Verandah
An extension, be it a conservatory, orangery or a veranda can often be an aesthetically appealing addition to a home and also add to its value at the same time. While an orangery is more close to a solid extension that will allow you to perfectly add space, a conservatory incorporates more of glass or polycarbonate paneling which can also be used for different purposes. A veranda on the other hand is a sheltered exterior space that will allow you to enjoy your garden no matter what the weather.
The Difference Between uPVC and Aluminium Conservatory Frames
Timber, uPVC and Aluminum are a common material choice for your conservatory. Cost-wise timber is on the higher side, and aluminium and uPVC are on the slightly lower side. We are often asked about a better choice amongst an aluminium and uPVC conservatory. Each comes with its own set of pros and cons. Here are a few points of differences between the two options:
Conservatory cleaning and maintenance service
With quite a few conservatory companies, once the project is seen through, that is the end of it. There is no routine maintenance and clean up service provided by many. At Sussex Conservatories, however, we make sure that we do so and don’t just leave you high and dry once your conservatory is built.
Replacement of Glass Conservatory Roof by Expert Conservatory Repair Services UK
Conservatory roofs are the ones that are hit the most by the elements and take the maximum brunt of the weather. The sun, rain, snowfall and the wind all affect the conservatory roofs the most. Besides these are the most difficult to clean and maintain on your own. Considering this it is but obvious that the conservatory roofs spoil quicker than the other parts of your conservatory and might need to be repaired and replaced.
Service, maintain and repair your Conservatories / Orangery
Conservatories / Orangeries need to be maintained properly on a regular basis in order to maintain their charm and appeal. An annual service package ensures a dedicated service schedule for repairs and maintenance of your conservatory / orangery.
Making the most of your space with a conservatory
Create extra space in your home that you can put to good use. A conservatory is a brilliant option to make the most of such available space. A conservatory is multi-purpose and efficient when it comes to functionality. It could be used for many uses including relaxation room, dining room, kitchen extension etc.
There is nothing better than a conservatory to connect your interiors to your garden. This becomes a place in your home that is flooded with natural light and gives a good view of your outdoors.
Restore your conservatory back to its former beauty and efficiently
Do you have a badly constructed conservatory or one with which you are facing a number of issues? Is it too hot in summer or very cold in winter? Is the design not something that you had previously envisioned?
A high ceiling in an orangery /conservatory has many benefits
Where possible, consider designing your new conservatory or oragangery or garden extension with a high ceiling. .... like the example of a 14 foot high ceiling that is shown here
Conservatory & Orangery Installation for your property
Planning to extend your home?
If it is more downstairs space you are after then Sussex Conservatories is undoubtedly the place to be. It is always our aim to provide you with the most pleasing extension option, be it an extension, a conservatory, orangery or a veranda.
What makes us different from the rest?
Find reliable suppliers of conservatories, verandas, garden rooms in Sussex, Surrey or nearby
Looking for a good supplier of Conservatories, Orangeries, Verandas or any kind of glass extensions for your home in Sussex, Surrey or nearby?
Sussex Conservatories is your one stop solution.
Simple tips to keep your glass veranda clean
Lack of maintenance can make your glass veranda lose its charm and effect due to the build-up of dirt and grime. Here are some simple tips to help keep your verandas clean and inviting:-
Conversion of a small extension into a large orangery
Whereas a conservatory is great for appreciating the light and sunshine it is not ideal as an extension as the conservatory can be subject to extreme temperatures. An orangery based extension provides almost a much light but a much more constant environmental temperature
Our Conservatory Cleaning / Valeting and Repair Service
A conservatory is a fabulous addition to a home. But if it is not maintained well can very easily lose its charm and start looking old, tired and unclean. Our valet service will ensure that your conservatory is cleaned inside and out. Our team of experts make use of specialized equipment designed especially for conservatories.
Our conservatory valet service usually involves the following things:
Conservatory service packages - Conservatory cleaning and repair
Regular conservatory cleaning and occasional repair is very important to maintain the look and feel of your conservatory. Ignored conservatories are a grounds for future problems. At Sussex Conservatories we offer annual conservatory valet service packages and / or conservatory repair In order to maintain your space and keep it looking as fresh as new. Availing our service package ensures not only cleanliness but also takes care of any minor issues that might be observed.
Design Advice Can Make The Difference To Your Orangery Project
When considering your orangery, profession project design advice from experienced dedicated orangery construction specialists is desirable
Consevatory and Orangery Designs in Horsham and West Sussex
Planning a conservatory or orangery?
Lack of proper planning and advice could lead to certain pitfalls that can be avoided. Careful planning is very important for you to avoid potential issues with your conservatory or orangery that could turn out to be costly or land up making your conservatory or orangery less than satisfactory for you.
What could possibly go wrong with a conservatory design?
The benefits of installing a Veranda in Lewes or other areas of Sussex
Installing a veranda in your home comes with a number of benefits.
A verandah is now regarded as a space outside that is attached to the house (usually at ground level) with a roof, usually of glass or similar and often with no sides or with glass sides that slide open and shut.
A verandah provides shelter, allowing you to spend time outdoors without worrying about the sun, rain or other weather elements.
Advice before you buy your conservatory
A conservatory provides you with a special place in your home. While it is a place for you to relax it is also a major change to the look of your home and a substantial investment too. Hence choosing a conservatory should be a well thought of decision and there are quite a few things that you should keep in mind before making your final decision.
Best Conservatory Doors and Conservatories Advice by us in Billingshurst
There are quite a few things that you should keep in mind when it comes to selecting your conservatory. One important element is the choice of doors which vary depending on the styles, materials used etc. Fitting in the wrong type of door for your conservatory will simply be a pain in the long run. There are factors such as space available for the door to open inward or outward without any hindrance, the type of door that will best suite the look of your conservatory, materials (timber, aluminium or uPVC) to be used depending on the weather where you stay or what matches your conservatory.
Conservatory Repairs in Sussex
Basic repairs and regular maintenance can go a long way to ensuring longevity of your conservatory.
It is always better to avert problems in the first place than later address them.
Conservatories can come with their own set of problems like damaged woodwork or metalwork, damages to the UPVC, aluminium or wood framework, water leakage problems, broken hinges, door locks etc. Although these are not grave problems these need to be addressed promptly so that there are no serious issues later on.
Orangery and extension suppliers in the Billingshurst, West Sussex area
Orangeries are more of a solid extension to the homes as compared to a conservatory. Typically with a lantern roof. These are best suited for structures that need light but not too much glass and make more of an extension rather than a glass conservatory.
These often look elegant and add better value to the property.
Project Pictures - Converting a conservatory into a large orangery
Diary of a conservatory conversion to orangery project in West Sussex started in May 2018
First picture shows the conservatory as it was…. A lovely hardwood conservatory constructed 17 years previous and still in wonderful condition. The plastic roof was holed when parts of a chimney breast fell onto it so was replaced with glass roof. Nothing wrong with te conservatory but just too small to meet changed requirements (bigger family)
Conservatory / orangery kitchen extension
A conservatory or orangery is a very charming inclusion in the home decor. It gives you added space in the home that can be converted into virtually any room as required.
Conservatories and orangeries Hants, Sussex & Surrey UK
Contemporary or traditional or bespoke designs combined with the modern technology means that the conservatories / orangeries of today make a very useful addition to a home which enhances your space by adding light, space, value and style to your home. Conservatories have evolved a great deal as compared to what they were in the earlier times. The designs are better, the materials like glazing and insulation are more efficient and the use of space is cleverer adding a lot of value to your space in turn. Orangeries have become increasingly popular and what the companies try to offer these days is a exactly what you want, be it a conservatory, oragnery or a mixture of them both. (Rather then you having to settle for an off the shelf design)
Top tips for hiring conservatory cleaning services
Your conservatory is your own special place and hence needs to be taken special care of. You cannot just hand over the cleaning and maintenance job to any company without a little background check. Here are our few tips to help you choose the right company for the job so that they take care of your conservatory like their own.
Conservatory cleaning service in Petworth, West Sussex
A onservatory needs regular cleaning and maintenance to make sure that it remains in the best of its form. While everything looks bright and sparkly in the beginning, continuous use and exposure to the elements can make it appear to be dull and jaded. Regular Internal cleaning at home is a simple task but to make sure that the glass and the roof remain clean you need professional help once in a while and if something needs repairing then you certainly need help whether you live in Petworth, West Sussex or elsewhere.
Choosing a Conservatory Online
In a nutshell .... you can't!
With everything getting done at a click of a button these days, you may think it natural to also buy a conservatory online.
However this is not the case as although you can get in an depth analysis of your conservatories online you still need the help of an expert.
Conservatory / Orangery Design Services To Enhance Your Home
The process of installing a conservatory / orangery starts with first considering what the purpose of your extra room is. It can be used for a variety of uses from your kitchen, living room to a space simply as dining and for entertaining your guests.
A conservatory / orangery is not about just selecting a particular style. A lot of time, skill and effort goes into getting a conservatory /orangery / extension etc installed and then designing it well to make sure that the space is just right and fits the purpose very well.
Importance of conservatory cleaning
Conservatories are exposed to the elements and all the environmental damage due to such exposure. Over the years dirt builds up on interior and exterior making your conservatory appear old and worn. Professional conservatory cleaning can help keep your conservatory in good condition no matter what the weather. Regular conservatory cleaning adds years to the life of your conservatory and reduces maintenance costs by avoiding the general wear and tear that is obvious with years of use.
Need of Conservatory maintenance services
It is important to take care of the general maintenance of your conservatories on a regular basis, periodic professional maintenance is a must for a thorough cleanup. Maintaining your Conservatory up to the mark is no easy task. Often you need to take care of minor repairs here and there apart from regular cleaning and maintenance.
Advantages of a glass roof for conservatories
A glass conservatory roof is considered to be the best choice rather than polycarbonate (Plastic) due to a number of reasons. Here are a few reasons can consider:
Top tips for choosing conservatory companies in Billingshurst, West Sussex and UK
Having a conservatory installed changes the look of your home completely. It is also quite a substantial investment. For getting your conservatory installed, choosing the right company is of utmost importance so as to ensure that you get your money’s worth. Here is a quick guide to help you with choosing a conservatory company:
Things to consider when buying a Conservatory
A reasonable alternative to a home extension is a conservatory. Conservatories are the best options if you are facing a space constraint. These are considerably lighter on your pockets too. A conservatory provides you with an additional space in your home which you can enjoy all year round. Although the costs involved are lesser as compared to a full extension, conservatories are still a substantial investment and need to be given a good thought to before choosing your option. There are quite a few things that you need to think about before choosing your option as conservatories these days make an integral part of your home and should complement your home.