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Old Edwardian conservatory replaced with stunning orangery with solid roof in Nottingham

A retired couple are thrilled after they upgraded their 30-year-old conservatory with a stylish orangery complete with solid tiled roof.

Alan Atkin from Bingham, in Nottingham, opted to demolish his old hardwood conservatory which had a draughty polycarbonate roof.

Why did they choose an orangery?

We had been looking at changing the conservatory for a while, and during the Covid lockdowns we managed to save quite a bit of money from not going on holidays.

“We chose the orangery with a solid roof and we also put a long window in the roof which has been brilliant.”

The couple chose smart glass, which retains the warmth in winter and keeps the room temperature cool in the warmer summer months.

“It has been great, we have a heater in that but barely use it, we open the door to let the warmth from the central heating in, and that’s enough,” said Alan.

What did we do?

The couple chose to extend their existing base by squaring off the edges, and extending it to an impressive 4 metres by 2.5 metres, giving them plenty of space for their comfortable garden room furniture.

The couple are now looking forward to a summer spent in their orangery, and said the fitters who constructed it did a great job.

Alan said: “The chaps who came were very good, and the plastering was great, I had no problems at all. We are looking forward to using it this summer and enjoying our garden views.”


What  did they think of the work?

He said it had been a significant improvement from their former conservatory, which was installed three decades ago and sported an old-stye polycarbonate roof, which are not as energy-efficient as a solid tiled roof.

“It’s so much better, it’s exactly what we wanted.

“We are both retired and it will be lovely to sit in it and admire our garden when we are less active than we are now,” Alan added.

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