Orangery Kitchen, Detached House in Conservation Area, Holyport

Location: Holyport

The homeowner of this beautiful detached house wanted to extend the existing kitchen by creating an Orangery kitchen extension. The detached property is situated in a picturesque location, within a Heritage Conservation area in Holyport, Berkshire.

The homeowners contacted us after the planning permission had already been obtained and were awaiting Building Regulations approval.

Our recommended builder has been designing and building home extensions in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey for many years and undertook all of the necessary building work including new openings in the house that were carried out to Structural Engineer’s calculations and a ‘T’ beam, all groundworks, brickwork, plastering, electrics etc.

Holyport is famously known as home to the prestigious Smith’s Stables, wherein their younger years two young princesses Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret would ride horses.

The homeowners visited our Bracknell showroom to view the Orangery on display. We also arranged an appointment to a bespoke Orangery Kitchen we had designed and installed at an existing Thames Valley Window customer’s home.

Our designer worked in close collaboration with the Holyport homeowners and builder to design an Orangery Kitchen with an architectural glazing solution that met the project vision and brief performance and satisfied the local conservation officers.

After discussing plans and options, our Holyport clients were looking for modern living and improved energy efficiency, so settled on an Orangery kitchen designed with Evolution Flush windows and Storm French doors and an aluminium roof lantern from Atlas. We also replaced sliding doors in the living room with Evolution Storm French doors and glass side panels.

Evolution uPVC Flush windows are designed to replicate traditional timber windows and are a preferred choice with homeowners in conservation areas as local planning authorities approve them.

In keeping with the house’s internal layout, the homeowners wanted to retain a high ceiling throughout. The builder removed part of the rear wall to create a large opening into the new orangery kitchen and give the homeowner a spacious, open-plan kitchen/dining room and living area, with French doors opening onto the extensive gardens.

Our designer spent time on the overall structure, ensuring that the living space’s layout, including the ceiling height and window and door positions, worked perfectly with their plans for the Orangery kitchen.

Designed to be in-keeping the Orangery kitchen has ensured a seamless transition with the detached property, the result is a natural addition. The rich terracotta render is a stunning contrast to the white timber alternative windows, which blend perfectly with its surroundings.

The Evolution double glazed windows and Storm French doors are finished with a white woodgrain finish inside and outside. The transom windows add character, charm and ventilation to the modern extension design.

The French doors with sidelights open the home to a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living.

Evolution Flush windows are A+ rated for improved energy efficiency; to help reduce heating bills. The windows can feature period detailing including butt hinges, timber look joints and traditional Georgian bars.

The pitched roof lantern adds a stunning architectural feature to the room and has been finished in Anthracite grey (RAL7016) on the exterior and white inside. It adds a sense of height to the room and fills the living space with natural light from above.

The active neutral roof glazing has been enhanced, with glare reduction, solar heat reflective, innovative self-cleaning coating for minimal maintenance, and a 1.0 U-Value for extra thermal efficiency.

To allow fresh air into Orangery kitchen, without opening the patio doors or windows the roof lantern has been designed with two electronic motorised roof vents.

Inside the new open plan living space has been finished to a very high standard with a beautiful modern kitchen.

Holyport homeowners are delighted with their new stylish Orangery Kitchen, the before image is shown in the gallery and they advised: “that the Orangery had completely altered the habitable living area and ‘was the best decision we had ever made’.

“Throughout the build, there had been over 20 different tradespeople who were involved in the different construction elements, and everyone acted in a completely professional manner. Overall they were completely delighted with the work and would recommend Thames Valley Windows to friends and relations.”

“An informal modern breakfast bar linking the orangery kitchen to the house, mealtimes are much more social occasions. The final results exceeded their expectations.”

More than 10,00 Conservation areas are protected by law in the UK as they are essential either of environmental or architectural interest.

Thames Valley Windows has over 35 years of experience in designing and installing bespoke Conservatories and Orangeries. Their vision, creative flair and architectural design skills can create your dream Orangery. Whether it be cutting edge Contemporary design with bi folding doors or Classic Traditional with solid walls we can help with your bespoke kitchen conservatory. Please call us on 0800 161 698 for a free quote or contact us online.

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