Cold Conservatory

A cold conservatory is a thing of the past

Brrr… we’re back to colder weather conditions. Glazed extensions are often believed to be unsuitable when the mercury drops: stereotypically too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. However, due to years of technological advancements, these concerns are a thing of the past for bespoke conservatory and orangery owners as there are a variety of methods available …

Conservatory Planning Permission

Does a conservatory need planning permission?

Before getting carried away designing your dream extension, the most pragmatic first step is to assess whether you require planning permission. Admittedly, planning permission isn’t the most exciting part of designing an orangery or conservatory, but arguably it is the most important. This is especially true for properties in Conservation Areas or listed properties. Thankfully, at Hampton Conservatories our expert …

Most commonly asked questions about conservatories

Designing a bespoke conservatory for your property is incredibly exciting but if you’ve only just decided to add this type of glazed extension to your home, then you’ll undoubtedly have a number of questions. You’re in good company! Here we’ve selected some of the most commonly-asked questions to help you get a better understanding of what’s involved. 1. Why is …

What is an orangery?

A bespoke orangery is a serious investment for any homeowner and so it’s not surprising that anyone who is currently planning a glazed extension has a number of pressing concerns. Here we look to answer the most commonly-asked questions about orangery extensions that our designers receive time and time again.  The most frequent question that we’re asked is “What is …

How to plan the perfect lighting for a conservatory

Due to the vast amount of glazing involved in the structure, designing the perfect lighting scheme for a conservatory is crucial. Throughout the summer the room will be a bright and light space, weather permitting, however, getting the lighting right makes it a space that can be used at any time of day, all year round. Conservatories are the sweet …

Five key considerations when designing a kitchen extension

As conservatory and orangery experts, we’re often asked to design a room that can accommodate a kitchen. Here we address some of the key issues that property owners should consider when adding a new orangery or conservatory for this purpose. Creating a space for the whole family When designing any room in the home, it’s important to think about the …

Christmas decorations for conservatories

The extra space and light afforded by an orangery, conservatory or glazed extension really comes into its own when entertaining family and friends over the Christmas period. However, all the glazing can make decorating the room for the festive season a little trickier than other areas of the home. Here are some of our favourite Christmas decoration ideas for conservatories …

Timber Frame Orangeries

In the 17th to the 19th centuries orangeries were symbols of prestige and wealth. Fine structures with a distinguished classical architectural form that stood in the grounds of fashionable and period residences that would have been used for over wintering citrus trees. Today, the definition of a timber orangery is now also used to describe a glazed building which by its …

Hampton Windows Awarded LPS1175

In today’s world your home security is something you definitely don’t want to overlook. With burglary and home invasions on the increase in many parts of the UK, you can never be too safe when it comes to choosing new Bespoke Timber Security windows. So, it is welcome news that a specialist wooden window manufacturer has designed a range of …