Will I need planning permission for an orangery?
Orangeries and conservatories do sometimes need planning permission. In a lot of instances, an orangery can be added to a home under permitted development rights.
If you are considering a new addition to your home, EYG will take the stress and hassle out of the process by securing planning permission on your behalf, if required. This will be done before confirming any final orangery costs or starting the build.
By doing this we can make sure it is a fuss-free process for you - and you can be safe in the knowledge that the building work meets all of the necessary planning guidelines.
Click here to learn more about the planning permission process.
What is the design and build process?
At EYG, we like to treat the design and build process a bit differently. Unlike some orangery companies, we carry out all of the manufacturing and installation work ourselves - thanks to our expert team of fully-qualified tradesmen, who boast qualifications that are recognised by the major UK trade associations.
To start with, we will send one of our design specialists to your property to give you a free no-obligation quote based on your exact requirements. If you are happy with the price, a detailed site survey will then be carried out to check on drain levels and the impact of any proposed new roof heights.
If the ridge height (top point) of your orangery roof is less than the eaves on your property's roof, planning permission may not be needed.
If planning is required, we would only come and take accurate fabrication measurements when all of the necessary paperwork is in place.
After a second survey, our fully-qualified fitters will erect your orangery and ensure it is made weatherproof, before adding an insulated floor covering to the interior.
Will all the relevant regulations be adhered to?
When it comes to making your orangery, every manufacturing stage is quality controlled in accordance with BS5750. Toughened safety glass is used in accordance with BS6206 class A and all our orangeries now have A-rated glass fitted as standard.
Any trench footings which need to be dug always go down to a minimum depth of 650mm, before a full damp proof course membrane - which carries a 10-year warranty - is put into the base.
Because all our orangery fitters are highly skilled - not to mention the fully-trained builders, plasterers, and heating experts among our team - you can be confident you're getting the highest-quality addition to your home.
What materials can an orangery be made from?
At EYG, we are experts at designing, manufacturing and installing orangeries. We take care of the entire build process, from start to finish, so you can trust that our made-to-measure orangeries are of the highest quality. Available in UPVC, aluminium or timber, you can choose the one which best suits your home's style.
What finishing touches can I choose?
Adding glass panels with elegant bevelled glass shapes and striking colours can help to ensure your orangery makes the greatest impact possible. With their marbled effect and subtle textured or frosted effects, our fantastic exclusive range includes bevel designs or you can opt for a combination of lead and film. You can even add subtle lighting within the roof's perimeter for a soft ambient light that will turn your orangery into a fantastic space at night.
What ventilation options are there?
Orangeries with additional ventilation usually provide their users with increased enjoyment and comfort levels. We offer a selection of mechanical and electrically-operated roof vents in a range of sizes. They are all designed to be easy to use and energy efficient.