Bespoke Orangery Extensions
UK, Ireland, Europe & North America
Originally a decadent display of status and prestige, orangeries were used by wealthy households as a space to protect exotic plants - especially citrus trees - from the cold British weather. Their classical architecture, dominated by a column structure and extravagant amounts of glazing, still appeals to homeowners today who are looking to add both space and light to their property.
In an orangery, hardwood timber, glass, stone, and masonry are combined to create an impressive structure that will complement almost any property from a townhouse to country dwelling.
Whether the property is Georgian, Edwardian, Victorian, something older, or more modern, Hampton Conservatory’s bespoke orangeries and orangery extensions typically incorporate architectural features, materials and colours from the existing property. However, orangeries can also be consciously designed as a unique structure with independent architectural features in contrast to a building’s existing look and feel.
Common features of an orangery or orangery extension
An orangery generally combines solid and glazed wall sections and the design often incorporates vertical pilasters supporting a well-proportioned entablature - a horizontal structure that lies above the vertical pillars. Above this, a glazed roof lantern is built into a flat roof which adds both height and space and allows natural light to flood the room below.
Whilst their design may be classical, our orangeries use the finest materials & components, along with cutting-edge technology and building techniques to ensure these extensions are not only aesthetically pleasing but perform to the very highest of standards.
Uses of orangeries
While some homeowners still use their extension to house a prized plant collection or to protect specific flora from frost, most orangeries are now used as extra living space, either as a standalone room or to create a larger open plan area. They are mostly used as a kitchen-diner, additional sitting room, or party space but the light and proximity to nature also make them suitable for other purposes such as a yoga studio or a space for creative endeavors.
A bespoke orangery for your home
Whatever orangery design you decide upon, you can be confident that by working with our expert designers, we will create a space that complements your home, improves the occupant’s lifestyle, and will stand the test of time, adding value to your home both now and in the future.
At Hampton Conservatories we understand what is required to create a truly special room.
Hampton’s Award Winning Quality
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We spend so much time in our kitchens, whether it is for cooking, eating or entertaining loved ones. If you need additional space in your kitchen area, then a kitchen orangery is the perfect option for you.
Orangeries For Listed Buildings
Listed buildings are often beautiful pieces of architecture full of historical importance. To live in one can be a thing of great pride, but they do come with certain restrictions. If you are thinking about extending your listed home with a bespoke wooden orangery, we have over 35 years of experience working with these special properties.
Orangeries with Stone & Masonry
If you are planning on extending your home with an orangery that features a mixture of hardwoods, along with stone and masonry, there are a number of factors you need to consider. Our experts can help you with this process.
Jersey Garden Orangery
These owners decided on a light-filled orangery to create an additional living space which opens out into the garden
Light & Airy Kitchen Orangery in Sussex
Georgian Grey Orangery creates a kitchen extension for this beautiful architecturally structured home
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.