Orangery Extension, Bracknell

Location: Bracknell

We designed and installed this impressive orangery extension into a traditional detached property in Warfield, a beautiful village near Bracknell, Berkshire.

The owners loved the features of their traditional home and conservatory but wanted a more modern extension to give them the combination of traditional and contemporary living space. They had started planning the kitchen extension for their home in Bracknell during the Christmas holidays. They wanted the combination of bricks and glass, so they had contacted local builders as well as several conservatory companies.

The owners were looking to transform their Bracknell property, by replacing their existing traditional conservatory with a contemporary light-filled single-storey extension that the family could enjoy. The existing kitchen was dark and compact, so they wanted to add an element of glass to allow more light into the extension to increase the size of their kitchen and create an open plan kitchen and living space to the rear of their Bracknell home.

The owners visited our Bracknell showroom, to see the Orangery we have on display and to discuss their vision and options. One of our designers spent time explaining all the various double glazed windows, doors and roof lanterns that would be suitable for their Orangery extension. We also recommended a team of home improvement contractors that we co-ordinate and work with for Orangery extensions

The owners were pleased with the technical product information and the recommended double glazing solution. After receiving a free no-obligation quote, they confirmed that the quotation was within their budget and they wanted Thames Valley Windows to design and build the Orangery kitchen extension in their Bracknell home.

Our designer created a visualisation of the orangery extension and brickwork structure based upon what the extension would look like after installation and construction.

Thames Valley Windows co-ordinated the project with a local builder, electrician, plumber and local council planning officers, to ensure that the project ran to timescale, providing a stress-free and effortless experience for our clients

Bracknell Forest planning officers gave full planning permission. Our and Thames Valley Windows have an established long-standing relationship with the local authority planning departments that allows our design consultants to obtain the planning required.

The Orangery extension is designed with a combination of solid walls in half bond brickwork and white double glazed uPVC windows, four-panel Solarlux SL60E aluminium bi-folding door finished in RAL7016 Anthracite grey. The walls were built using matching bricks as the property, and the new uPVC white windows were also the same window style to ensure the Orangery extension blends seamlessly to the existing property.

The focal point is the Ultraframe roof lantern that is glazed in modern self-cleaning solar control glass that is thermally efficient. This specialist glass coating ensures a controlled temperature all year round and moderates the glare of the sun in summer months. The roof lantern is finished with matching RAL7016 on the exterior and white in the inside with a contemporary cornice finish.

Our installation team arrived at the property on a sunny day in May. They worked quickly and professionally to ensure the new uPVC windows, aluminium bi-folding door and glazed roof lantern was installed within five days, ready for when the builders returned. Once the interior work of plastering, electrics and heated wooden flooring were completed, the final touches were the walls and ceiling being painted to a pristine finish throughout.

The result is an inspirational orangery with a bright, airy feel throughout that opens up the ground floor. With a relaxing open plan style of living and dining area, allowing the family to enjoy dining and entertaining with family and friends.

The roof lantern allows natural light to flood into the Orangery, while the aluminium bi-folding doors add another modern feature and feel to the room and offer views down the long garden. The aluminium bifold doors open onto a decking area so when fully open to allow a seamless transition to the garden.

Our clients could not have been happier with their customer experience from Thames Valley Windows from their initial design consultation to working hard to ensure the project was completed on time.

When the photographer returned to the property to take photos, our client was still waiting for a new decking area to be completed so to be flush with the new extension.

Thames Valley Windows can help you to plan your design project, get in touch with us to book a design consultation, or download our Living Spaces brochures, for inspiration and home improvement ideas.

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You may also be interested in reading the following blog; ‘What is the Difference Between a Conservatory and an Orangery?‘

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