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Orangeries In South Wales- Garden Rooms That Add A Touch Of Glamour

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Orangeries In South Wales-Why Are They Suddenly So Popular?

Life is getting busier! With so many of us struggling to balance working,childcare and a social life… it comes as no surprise that many of us are looking to create our own space- hence the sudden popularity of orangeries in South Wales.


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Example of an orangery in Bridgend built by Derwood Homes

Orangeries are fast become the preferred method of up-sizing a property.

So what is an orangery?

An orangery is a ground floor extension that is usually added to the rear of the building. Built using around 50% bricks and 50% windows, and often resembling a glass extension.

Orangeries differ from conservatories in many aspects including their looks, roofing and the material used to build them.


Orangeries and conservatories not only add that much needed space, they also add significant financial value to your home, and so if you decide to sell up, your property will be more appealing to prospective buyers than it was before.

Orangeries In South Wales- 3 Points To Consider Before Going Ahead

So what do you need to consider before deciding on having an orangery in South Wales?

Careful planning and budgeting

Two key orangery features that tend to appeal to many people are roof canopies and bi-fold or large French doors. These two features alone can add to the cost of building an orangery in South Wales or,indeed, anywhere else for that matter. So with this in mind, budgeting is a must when considering having an orangery installed. Be very thorough with figures and triple check what you can afford. Be frugal but responsible and don’t become too ambitious – consult your professional team who can advise on what will be suitable for your house along with helping you  set a realistic budget.

Time frame

Building an orangery will take longer to complete compared to other extensions such as conservatories and garage conversions. This is due to the nature of the work – you will, in effect, be extending an existing room or creating a brand new one, so this will be a reasonably major project in terms of time and money. With this in mind, it’s best to schedule a time that fits in well with your day to day life – so don’t schedule a time when you’ll be off on holiday!

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Example of orangery built by Derwood homes

What style would suit your home?

 Orangeries can be designed and tailor made to cater for your own personal requirements and most reputable builders will be able offer to build a bespoke orangery for you to take into account your preferences.

If you have a new build and are looking to build an orangery, then you would probably be looking at a contemporary and practical design with lots of light.  Whereas if you have an older home then you would need to add some more traditional character to your property with ornate details and bespoke windows.

Orangeries In South Wales- Did You Know We Offer Free Quotes?

Here at Derwood homes we specialise not only in building orangeries in South Wales, but also in designing bespoke orangeries for our clients.

Over the last few years ,as demand for orangeries in South Wales has grown, we have designed and built many orangeries in South Wales including orangeries in Cardiff,the Vale of Glamorgan, Porthcawl, Bridgend and Penarth…to name but a few.

Check out what some of our customers have said about us.

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One of the questions that I get asked most frequently is;

“How much does an orangery cost?

This is a very tricky one to answer as all orangeries in South Wales differ in price…depending on the size, materials used etc,etc,

However as a rough estimate;

An approximate guide to orangery prices are as follows;

To convert an existing 6m x 4m conservatory into an orangery will cost anything from £12k upwards if the existing conservatory can actually be used.

 To install a brand new 6m x 4m orangery will cost anything from £25k upwards depending on the chosen materials and design.

The good news is that if you’re thinking of having an orangery in South Wales, we at Derwood Homes provide FREE quotations in order that we can provide you with a more accurate quote.

But wait….there’s more…

We  also offer free consultation and design services and  can provide  you with architectural and engineering services too, allowing you to be able to  sit back and have as little stress as possible, to ensure that the construction of your orangery in South Wales is as stress free as possible.

Building orangeries in South Wales is one of our specialities.

To arrange your FREE quotation for an orangery in South Wales click here .