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Kent & Sussex's Traditional Orangeries

With over 30 years experience in building traditional conservatories across Kent & Sussex, we'll make home improvement and enjoyable experience.

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Traditional Styling, Modern Engineering

The classic brick-built pillars and walls of traditional orangeries offer both practical and stylish benefits. Not only will the elegance of a traditional orangery instantly add to the appearance of your home, but its design and use of strong materials helps to eliminate outside noise; creating an incredible space in which you can easily escape from everything. Incredibly versatile in design, cheap traditional orangeries can be perfectly matched to suit any style of home. An orangery is incredibly versatile; providing you with almost endless possibilities regarding how you use it. Simply tell us some of the many things you wish to use it for and we will ensure you have everything you need, such as Wi-Fi and extra plug sockets.

 

The freedom to get what you want

We understand that a traditional orangery is a big decision and that there are many different factors that must be taken into account. That is why our experienced team of designers and consultants will work with you every step of the way to ensure you get the perfect traditional orangery for your home and budget. Such choice includes the option of doors, which provide even more functionality and possibilities. From French to patio and bi-folding doors, doors can provide you with the perfect gateway into your garden and increase the many different ways in which you can use your orangery.


Frame options to meet your home’s character…

Every home is different. Every homeowner is different. That is why we provide as many options for your new orangery as possible. The size, shape and styling of a frame has an important effect on the finished look of an orangery, but also can effect durability, thermal efficiencies and maintenance. You’ll be glad to hear that all 3 of our frame options tackle all of these factors.

UPVC

An orangery with UPVC frames is the natural choice for many people for its low maintenance and thermal efficiencies. UPVC is often perceived as not being quite as aesthetically pleasing as other options, but with latest technologies, a wide range of colour options, and the range of woodgrain effects that can be applied, UPVC orangeries have never looked so good!

Aluminium

Aluminium has incredible lasting robustness and sleek sightlines, which means  it is perfect for a substantial expanse of glass. Orangeries made from aluminium are gaining in popularity due to how modern it looks and feels. The slimmer profile frames, in comparison to UPVC, mean that more natural light enters the orangery and there is more sky to look at!

Heritage

On the lookout for the highest quality conservatory frame? You need to check out our Heritage range, a contemporary take on 19th Century flush timber window frames. The Heritage frame is fantastic in terms of thermal insulation but it can be boosted further with the inclusion of 44mm triple glazed glass, saving you even more money on your energy bills in the long run. They’re incredibly durable too.  To the touch, they feel just like timber, and it’s needless to say that they look just like the real thing and much of the credit for that has to be put down to the woodgrain effect applied to the frame. As an added bonus, you won’t even have to look after them as they are completely maintenance-free and if requested we can even apply different finishes on the exterior and interior of the frame so that they perfect match up to your home in every way, shape and form. And don’t be fooled into thinking that these windows are purely designed for the period home. They will look just as good incorporated into a new-build.

From the orangery to your garden….

The type of door you choose for your orangery can make a massive difference, which is why it is important to understand all the options available to you. This isn’t just a decision about bifold, patio or french, but also about style, colour and configuration.

Bi-folding Doors

Why not go for the truly spectacular and leave your neighbours green with envy by installing a set of Bi-Folding doors; one of the newest door innovations. Whether closed or opened, they will give your property that all-important contemporary feel. Most doors are restricted in so far as how they can be opened, but there’s no such issue with Bi-Folding doors as they can be folded right back to create a full opening passage.

Patio Doors

You’ll never have used your garden so much after having a set of Patio doors installed. They’re such a luxury to have anytime you need to go and take in the washing or lie on a sunbed whilst catching a few rays as they offer a quick and efficient escape route from the home. Even just being sat next to some Patio doors is an enjoyable experience. All it takes is a simple slide motion to operate them, as they work on a set of stainless steel runners, which you can and will do time and time again.

French Doors

French doors really can give your home that added touch of class. They look amazing on the eye and the way they enhance the link between home and garden gives you an opportunity to experience a continental style of living that very few other door options can match. It’s also worth noting that their installation will help transfer a greater amount of natural light in your home, making it feel far more spacious and inviting than prior to their installation. You could even use them as a way of linking your home to a home extension or a home extension to your garden, they’re that versatile.

Lots of different roof options…

 

Classic Roof

Most people opt for glass roofs on their conservatory, though PVC or solid roofs are also options. If glass is the choice then a Classic Roof is an attractive option for most homeowners  because it looks great, but is also able to facilitate a large expanse of glass. The style is minimalist which makes it ideal for application on all types of orangeries, no matter what their size or shape, or however bespoke the design may be. The classic roof is highly durable and will be a long lasting feature of your home.

Cornice Roof

The external cornice is an additional option for a a Classic Roof which can add larges  amounts of authentic charm. Cornices have an ability to complement the brickwork present in the orangery design where it almost appears to merge the two things together. The cornice can be finished in a number of eye-catching colours to give your orangery further character.

Lantern Roof

Lantern Roof, also know as Atrium Roofs are the truly traditional look for an orangery and date back to the 17th Century.  Advances in roofing technology means that the lantern roof looks similar to how it did back in those days, but in terms of performance, it works far more effectively. Applied to the top of an orangery it really is the perfect fit and enables any occupants to enjoy the most spectacular views of the world above their eyes.

Colour Finishes…

With our authentic colour finishes, our fabulous range of colours will fully complement and truly enhance orangeries. County offer a great range of colour options for orangeries from whitegrain and classic cream, to green, grey, light oak and black. You would be amazed how adding a bit of colour helps your new orangery to create the ultimate style statement.  Whilst brilliant white has the smooth finish of gloss painted wood, more and more people are choosing the coloured look. The coloured frames have a natural woodgrain texture that looks and feels like traditional stained timber. In fact, it is only by touch you can tell these are actually high security, virtually maintenance free UPVC.

UPVC Colours

In addition to our coloured woodgrain range, we can create or match any colour you like for your County conservatory. The colour coating used is a specially developed paint that is sprayed on and bonds perfectly to the UPVC giving a smooth satin finish that forms an extra protective coating that never needs re-painting.

Aluminium Colours

The rich texture and colour you find on our Aluminium is attainable thanks to the 11-stage powder-coating process undertaken on every aluminium-based item. Those who prefer a woodgrain effect can have their wish granted too as we can perform a treatment called sublimation which allows us to produce Walnut, Oak and Rosewood finishes that look exactly like timber.

Heritage Colours

Timber has a quality all of its own and it’s a look that any homeowners aspire to have present at their property. Well now they can courtesy of our Heritage range which perfectly mimics the 19th Century traditional timber window and comes in a selection of colours from the period including Clotted Cream, Cotswold Biscuit and Painswick. For a colour outside the box check out Corse Lawn and Eclectic Grey or for full authenticity try English, Irish and Silvered Oak.

The Orangery Company for the People of Kent & Sussex

When extending your home in Kent or Sussex with an orangery you need to locate a home improvement company offering plenty of choice so that you get a design that ticks every box. At County, we have orangeries available in a variety of different sizes, shapes and styles; there really is something for everyone. The installation of a orangery will give your home a whole new lease of life so why bother moving? Just get improving.

From the first point of contact, right up until the fitting of the product, County can guarantee you service of the very highest order.

Energy Efficiency

Rising energy bills have fast become a key concern for millions of homeowners. The orangeries and windows within them installed at a property have an essential part to play in keeping fuel costs down.  If you install an orangery that  doesn’t have the energy efficient qualities as one from County, then the living area won’t be as enjoyable throughout the year and your energy bills will be higher.  Any of our designs can be built with energy rated windows  and such is our enthusiasm for giving people exactly what they want. Whether you want a ‘C’ rated version, or the ‘A++’ rated variety, leave it with us.

Security

At County, we’re all about peace of mind which is why we only work with orangeries, windows and doors that are manufactured using the latest technology and techniques. Our products are beautiful to look at with exceptional performance across the board, excellent reliability and above all first rate security for your personal safety. You can rest at ease that you, your family and possessions are safe.

Noise Reduction

Further to security and energy efficiency, we understand that a major factor when considering a new orangery, is the ability to reduce unwanted noise form the outside world from entering your home and disturbing your enjoyment. This is particularly prevalent in built up areas or nearer busy roads, but an important consideration for most new orangery builds. All our products are designed and built with this in mind and our experts always know to consider this when guiding you about your options for your new orangery.

In some circumstances orangeries may be subject to planning permission & building regulations…

County will take care of all necessary Planning Permission & Building Regulations for the installation of your Orangery with your local authority – however here is a summary of the basic facts.

Under the present legislation, if certain criteria are met you will not require planning permission in Kent & Sussex for Orangeries, unless you are adding an orangery to a house that has already been extended. In addition, developers sometimes place further restrictions so it is worth checking if your house is a ‘new build’.

In order to remain exempt from planning permission, Orangeries must adhere to the following principles:

  • At least half of the new walls and three quarters of the roof is either glazed or translucent material.
  • They are built at ground level and are less than 30 square metres in floor area.
  • The orangery is separated from the house by external quality door(s).
  • Glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable building regulations requirements.

From 1st October 2008 new rules for conservatories and extensions took affect which replaced the old rules and affect conservatories as follows:

  • No extension forward of the principal elevation or side elevation fronting a highway. This means that any conservatory on the front or side of a house that will be closer to a public highway than the original house will need planning permission. A highway is any public right of way including footpaths.
  • Maximum depth of a single-storey rear extension of three metres for an attached house and four metres for a detached house. The width of a conservatory running along the back length of a house is not constrained at all unless it projects beyond the house which is constrained by rule 3. A house is only detached if there is no solid structure connecting it to a neighbour. A “link” house is therefore not detached nor would be two houses with a common garage. The rules on what counts as being detached have not changed from the previous ones.
  • Side extensions to be single storey with maximum height of four metres and width no more than half that of the original house.
  • Maximum eaves height of an extension within two metres of the boundary of three metres from the lowest point on the ground.
  • No balconies or raised platforms.
  • On designated land no permitted development for rear extensions of more than one storey; no cladding of the exterior; no side extensions.
  • No more than half the area of land around the “original house” would be covered by additions or other buildings.
  • Maximum height of a single-storey rear extension of four metres.

While permitted development rights now allow for the construction of many Orangeries without planning permission you may have to limit their size and material construction if you want to avoid building regulations. If an orangery you are building does not meet any of the above four rules then it will have to adhere to building regulations in full.

Things to consider for your perfect orangery…

Location

This may already be clear in your mind, but does need significant consideration. and is one of the most important factors before anything else goes ahead. Conservatories facing in a northern and easterly direction will attract the greatest amount of sunlight early in the day and cool as the day progresses, whilst a conservatory facing south or west will be at its brightest and warmest late in the day.

Function

Have a think about the purpose of your conservatory as this will determine the size and shape. If the main objective is for an extra living area then a rectangular design is usually the best option. What furniture do you want to be including in the conservatory and where should the doors be to accommodate that required functionality? Where are you likely to need  Wi-Fi, plug sockets, spotlights etc. All these things should be considered before your project gets off the ground.

Accessories

What extra additions are you going to need in your conservatory. This could include internal and external lighting, ceiling fans, heaters or other finishing touches. If you’d like to know all the available options, then please don’t hesitate to contact one of our expert advisors for some extra insight.

Guarantee

There’s no question that a contemporary conservatory should offer enduring reliability but sometimes small remedial adjustments need to be made after the installation process to secure its lifespan. The guarantee provided with the product should cover such work so that you don’t have to unnecessarily invest further cash. Cast a detailed eye over the guarantee before making any financial commitment.


See some of our traditional orangery projects

Take a look through the Traditional Orangery projects we’ve completed for some of our previous happy customers, or visit our projects page for a broader look of other types of projects

Stone Orangery with Georgian Windows

A spacious orangery with UPVC white Georgian windows to add a sense of elegance. It also features French doors and a lantern roof which creates further...

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Edwardian Orangery with Cornice

This Edwardian Orangery with a cornice also features French doors and a lantern roof, which offered an abundance of space to the customer. The white UPVC...

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Contemporary Gable Front Orangery

This Gable Front Orangery is T-shaped to create an abundance of space. Its UPVC and white exterior blended perfectly with the customerÕs home and the bifold...

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Traditional Lantern Roof Orangery

A large traditional orangery with white casement windows and french doors. New windows throughout the house, a composite front door and white roofline....

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Double Lantern Roof Orangery

A unique double-lantern roof traditional orangery with white UPVC trims and casement windows. 2 sets of Bi-Fold doors give a traditional orangery a more modern feel...

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Why Choose us?

 

As the leading supplier of traditional orangeries in Kent and Sussex, we understand how important it is to reduce how much traditional orangeries cost. This is why we strive to offer the lowest traditional orangeries prices whilst never compromising on quality or materials.

All of our orangeries are exclusively manufactured by our local Conservatory Outlet fabricator in Yorkshire. Featuring cutting-edge technology and materials, our orangeries are virtually maintenance-free; requiring nothing more than a quick wipe with a cloth to look brand new again.