Steps to saving on your Orangery or Conservatory cost

Before you embark on buying a new Orangery, there are a couple of things you should think about doing as a little bit of pre-planning.

These simple things may end up saving you money (or heartache) in both the long and short term, because building a new Orangery is going to cost a few thousand pounds.

What does an Orangery look like?

Orangery or Conservatory

Firstly, orangeries and conservatories have a lot in common, in that they are both great ways to extend the family home.  But with an orangery, you have a more substantial building than you get with a mainly glass conservatory.

An orangery will feature a lot of solid walling, columns and pillars, which is why they very often need planning permission because they are less than 70% clear or translucent buildings.

Fancy roofing is also a design feature with a lantern glazed section built into the centre of a flat roof. Around the edges of the flat roof are detailed cornices and hidden gutters. (useful info here: How Much to Put a Tiled Roof on a Conservatory?).

If you want to know more about the orangery design, there is plenty of useful information at

A Few Things to think about:

  • Do you need planning permission (will the installer handle this?)
  • find a certified installer (trade associations like GGF / FENSA /CERTASS / DGCOS)
  • get at least 4 or 5 quotes from different companies
  • make sure you have a deposit guarantee, labour warranties and guarantees that cover materials used
  • get everything in writing – including time scales and ‘what happens if……’

And then take your time to come to a final decision based on all the things you consider important, don’t’ be rushed because you think the price will change (go up).

Simple Guide to Blinds & Interiors

If you are looking for affordable conservatories blinds, there are several options for you to choose from.

Choosing the right style for your conservatory is very important here, and you can make use of these blinds to enhance the appearance of your conservatory.

One of the most popular blinds would be Roman blinds. They are made of fabric, and they can be used to accommodate almost any design. However, they can get dirty very easily.

Another popular choice would be pleated blinds. They come in a fan shape, and this can be used to add elegance to your conservatory.

At the same time, it is also effectively in regulating the temperature. If you wish to get additional information, please check out this website for more help –

Building an Orangery or Conservatory