Glazed Extensions For Commercial Venues
For The UK, Ireland, Europe & North America
With well over 30 years’ experience, Hampton Conservatories has both the capability and the expertise to undertake large, commercial-scale projects because whatever your business or organisation, additional space is always a bonus. Not only that but these versatile extensions provide style and value to the premises as well!
We have installed many timber and glass structures for the business and hospitality sectors, globally. These projects include bespoke hardwood conservatories and orangeries as well as botanical, spa and pool enclosures. Our scope ranges from wedding venues, restaurants & bars, hotels, heritage buildings, government buildings and educational facilities including the renowned Harvard University Faculty Club. We work directly with the client, or appointed architect to ensure that our design fits seamlessly with your plans.
Bespoke Commercial Conservatories
Over the years, many businesses in the hospitality sector have chosen a bespoke Hampton Conservatories glazed structure as an elegant addition to bars, restaurants and wedding venues. These have been installed on the ground, upper floors and even roof-tops, and are often complemented by matching roof lanterns, windows and doors. We have also created elegant reception and dining extensions, stylish wedding venues and unique covered smoking areas for our clients.
Outstanding examples of commercial conservatories that we have designed and installed in challenging locations include the River Room Conservatory in Galgorm Resort and Spa, which was elevated to the first floor level overlooking a picturesque weir; and the terrace restaurant at Graham’s Port Lodge in Portugal, which was built underneath an enormous run of mature grape vines.
Our commercial conservatory or orangery projects take account of the location and country in which they are set, to ensure that they not only add square footage but also create a fabulous atmosphere.
During daylight hours, the bright and airy ambiance resulting from an abundance of glass is sure to gain client satisfaction. Skylight ceilings allow the afternoon sun to bathe a room in golden sunlight, while even the night sky, or city lights, can provide a dramatic backdrop during the hours of darkness.
In any location, an expanse of glass allows breath-taking views of landscapes, seascapes or cityscapes, creating a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor ambiance.
Conservatory or Orangery?
So what is the best fit for your business, a conservatory or an orangery?
Structurally the most notable difference is the composition of the roof. Conservatories are designed with at least 75% of the roof created from glass, however, it’s common for the roof to be engineered almost entirely of glass. The light and bright atmosphere of a conservatory allows the user to feel at one with the outdoors and is best if the property has wide panoramas to enjoy.
Orangeries differ in that the roof is commonly solid with glass lanterns positioned to let light in. An orangery tends to lend itself to a cosier atmosphere within and is better for shielding the user from very bright sunshine as the entablature (the horizontal beams that run around the top) can be adjusted to suit the purpose and location of the extension.
Either can be a beneficial addition to a commercial property, so the decision is based on which will suit the property and your needs more appropriately. If you’re not sure, our experts are on hand to guide you through the process. As all of our glazed extensions are bespoke, it may be that the end result is more of a hybrid.
Managing Your Project
The experience and expertise, honed by Hampton Conservatories’ staff over the past 30 years, is reassurance that your conservatory project will be in good hands.
We take pride in delivering top-quality, luxurious structures that will blend harmoniously with their host building. Because our products are bespoke, we can vary the design and detailing to perfectly blend with buildings of every period, whether traditional or contemporary.
If you prefer, your glazed extension can be in complete juxtaposition to the existing building: structurally and architecturally, we know what works and what doesn’t and will help you decide what’s best. Whatever the desired style or end use, our commercial conservatories and orangeries are both highly functional and visually stunning.
The Full Process
During the design stages, we will always keep your end user in mind, working hand in hand with you to ensure that all of your business needs and personal requirements are met.
We can also take care of Planning Approvals and liaise with Listed Building and Conservation Officers, in order to ensure that our plans comply with the appropriate legislation. If necessary we can apply for Building Control Approval, on your behalf, and obtain final Local Authority Certification.
At every stage of the project we endeavour to minimise the disruption that such an undertaking might cause. This is achieved through our use of meticulous project scheduling procedures combined with specialised and experienced fitting teams. Although all installations are carried out by our dedicated staff, we are happy to liaise with your architect, builder or main contractor on any associated building work from conception right through to completion.
Hampton’s Award Winning Quality
There are many reasons to choose Hampton Conservatories. Here are just a few...
Bars & Restaurant
Conservatories and orangeries have become increasingly popular additions to bars and restaurants. At Hampton Conservatories we have created glass extensions for a wide range...
Hampton Conservatories have completed numerous projects for prestigious hotels and guesthouses all across the globe. These include bespoke atmospheric designs for restaurants...
Hampton Conservatories has been commissioned to design and manufacture various complex botanical structures. We also have vast experience in carefully replicating listed glasshouses...
Trusted Build Quality
“Working with Hampton Conservatories has been fantastic from start to finish. They have guided us through the complete process and we’re delighted now with our beautiful orangery. It looks as good as the day it was finished.”
– Mr Smith, London –
Award Winning Quality
With over 61,000 online votes cast by members of the public, Hampton Conservatories beat off very stiff competition from some exceptional international projects to be crowned winner in the Architectural Glasshouse category.