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How to Build an Orangery

  • You should first establish if your Orangery will require planning consent, you may be in a Conservation Area, it may fall foul of the extent to which you are able to enlarge your property or it may be bigger than the permitted size that is allowed within the rules. The web site: planningportal.gov.uk has a comprehensive guide to a permitted development.
  • You may also need building regulation approval, your local authority will be able to give you advice on this.
  • Seek out a surveyor or architect who will not only carry out the design process but should also be able to assist with the planning and building regulations. They will be able to draw up the orangery to include your desired features to the size and shape that you require.
  • Your designer will also provide a specification and drawings not only to the local authority should it be required but also for the builder (who they may be able to recommend). They will specify the foundations, walls, exterior wall finishes, flat roof details, structural considerations, interior services, heating, lighting and even decorative finishes.
  • It is a good idea as the design process proceeds to consider the range of products offered by Viva (vivafolio.com ). There is an extensive choice of sliding door configurations, any number of styles of window and a range of standard or bespoke skylights, consideration at the design stage may well save you money, time and trouble later, we will be happy to advise.
  • Find a good reliable and recommended builder and since the construction should only take a few weeks order your Viva products and arrange for us to carry out your fitting.
  • Decorate and furnish you new Orangery.
  • The orangery will compliment your home adding space, value and lifestyle improvements. It is of traditional construction so does not overheat or freeze like a conservatory yet has wide access to your garden and is lightened and brightened by the skylight. We are sure you will enjoy your new addition.