These buildings are never easy to ultimately design, as there are numerous opportunities with regards to the feature, lantern, materials to be used and as they are not the most economical of structures to build, how to get the very best value for money.
My website goes some way towards putting forward all the principal questions but ultimately it results in my sitting down with the customer to produce an overall package which fully pleases them and not least of all to do so at the best possible price.
As with all building projects, there are ways in which savings can be made but also corners cut and I like to feel that my business has been established on the former.
PVCu will always be the most economical option but generally not chosen for an Orangery, although we do offer a very good system which is lead free and a full Marine Guarantee.
TIMBER is the preferred option for Orangeries but necessarily has to be at a relatively higher price but if quality timber and joinery is used, then there is no reason why this material will not substantially withstand the passage of time. All our timbers are factory treated before leaving the workshop.
ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM is generally rated far superior to even the more substantial PVCu’s but as the cost is often close to the Hardwood, timber usually wins.