Add value and the WOW factor to your home with an Orangery

Sometimes known as an orangery conservatory, orangeries date back to 17th Century Italy. Built in renaissance gardens and used to grow orange and other citrus fruit trees within them, they were a symbol of wealth and prestige.

Orangeries have retained their prestige and are now seen as a luxurious and contemporary alternative to a home extension or a conservatory. Orangery design brings together wood, brick and glass, and will certainly add the WOW factor to your home.

With a wide range of designs available, whether you are looking for to extend or re-site your kitchen, add a dining area, a living space, a playroom or an office… there is an orangery design to suit all homes.

And, with a choice of orangery roof, you can personalise the design even further. Solid roofs with or without glass lanterns are available allowing you to control the heat, whilst still enjoying natural light pouring in.


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Orangeries from Total Trades

Total Trades are a family business in Scunthorpe and covering Scunthorpe and Doncaster areas. We have been building home extensions for over 20 years. In more recent times our Conservatory Roof Replacement service has become increasingly popular as homeowners realise that they can create a room which is usable all year round.

And with that change in knowledge, we are being asked to design and build more and more orangeries as an alternative to the standard UPVC conservatory.

An orangery makes a contemporary, yet somehow traditional statement. It adds a ‘certain something’ to a property which a conservatory can’t. It has an x-factor!

Orangeries come in all shapes and sizes, in all combinations of wood, brick and glass… with solid roofs or roofs with glass roof lanterns… they are personal to you and your home.


Why use Total Trades for your Orangery

We care. It really is that simple. We care about you and your home. We work with you to ensure that you have no hidden surprises. From setting the budget, to project management, we are completely transparent and always contactable.

We understand how choosing a builder can be a daunting task. Our reputation goes before us, with a huge proportion of our work coming through satisfied customers telling their family and friends. Our customer reviews on the various online platforms confirm that.

We treat your home as though it were our own.

If you would like to begin a conversation about orangeries, or to make an appointment to visit our showroom, simply complete the form below and we will be in touch.


What is an orangery?

An orangery is a type of property extension, consisting of both brick and glass. Typically, an orangery has less than 50% glass in its overall structure. They are a great way to extend your home while connecting it to the outdoors, which is why they are so popular amongst home (and business) owners.

What is the difference between a conservatory and orangery?

You often hear people referring to orangeries as conservatories, when they are in fact different by definition. The main differences are:
• Material – A conservatory is made of mostly glass, whereas an orangery extension is typically made from over 50% brick, with the remainder being glass.
• Roof – As a general rule, an extension with over 75% glass on the roof is a conservatory. Orangeries tend to have a roof where the outside it made from brick, and just a small section in the middle is made from glass, known as a roof lantern.

Do I need planning permission for an orangery?

This isn’t a simple yes or no answer – whether or not you need planning permission depends on the size and height of the extension and also where it is going to be situated on your home (normally people choose to have extensions at the rear or their property, but some choose to have them at the side).

How much does an orangery cost?

The price of an orangery will vary greatly depending on a number of factors – mainly the size, shape and materials. The average cost of an orangery in the UK stands at around £18,000 – £20,000, with a guide cost upwards of £2,000 per m2. To discuss your budget and options with one of our team, get in touch with us on 0333 5771139, or use our online Quote Calculator for an instant quote.

How much value does an orangery add?

Adding an extension of any sort will add value to your home, creating that extra living space which is sought after in the property market. It isn’t possible to say by exactly how much adding an orangery will increase the value of your home, as each individual project is different, however increase of 5 – 10% is common, with some even adding as much as 15% value.

What is an orangery used for?

Many people like the idea of adding extra space and value to their home, but aren’t sure exactly what to use the extra space for. Most commonly, orangeries are used for an additional lounge or dining area. However, you can be creative with the way you use your extra space – turning it into an office, playroom, extra bedroom or even a cinema room – the possibilities are endless!

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