Heritage Orangeries were invited to provide a design for an expansive kitchen area to cater for the demands of a growing family. The existing kitchen/diner was not the most useful shape as it was currently laid out so it was decided to take out the corner of the building. This was designed, costed, passed by Building Regulations and completed, all in house by Heritage Orangeries, to our clients complete satisfaction.
When it was decided to open the kitchen into a new leisure area over looking the lake Heritage was the obvious choice having already completed three projects at the property over previous years.
Although a commercial project this Heritage Orangery was built using all the same techniques we have developed over the years on our domestic projects, all of which have had to comply with building regulations.
A lot of people come to Heritage Conservatories because they like the idea of having a Conservatory, although a more substantial approach is often more suitable. On this project the customers wanted the light bright feel of a Conservatory but with a ‘proper room feel’.
For this project we needed to produce a design that enabled the main kitchen area to be accessible from the converted outbuilding.
The decision was to create an Orangery using reclaimed bricks and our special handmade Hardwood sliding sash windows .
A challenging project on a modern Potten home with a thin long kitchen. The brief was to enlarge this into an attractive family living area/kitchen extension using a Heritage Orangery.
Regulatory:- Planning yes (garage within 5 meters of main building using up permitted development rights), Building regulations yes (open plan kitchen) .
On this listed building It was decided the least impact and most use would be achieved by removing the external pantry and using the rear of the property as a kitchen/living area. The task was to overcome the physical hurdles of the site while creating a building of a sympathetic and substantial appearance.
This was achieved by building a hardwood Orangery using chorded sliding sash windows from our conservation range. Small reclaimed bricks were used to replicate the side walls appearance and reclaimed coping stones were used to match the existing patio wall top.
A classic Heritage Orangery using a ‘Warboys white’ bricks which perfectly matched this old Vicarage. The use of an ornamental brick parapet added to the distinctive appearance of this attractive building, with Victorian style cast aluminium hoppers to catch the rain from the lantern decks adding the final touch.
For this historic country house we had to not only satisfy Building control and the Planning Department, but also obtain listed building approval and approval from English Heritage. After much deliberation and negotiation we arrived at this stunning solution. A completely Hardwood Orangery was produced using our hand made sliding sash Georgian windows.
A courtyard flanked by a kitchen in need of renovation to the left and an odd room not used to the right. The task, to infill the courtyard and link the 2 existing rooms into one large living area.
The final result, one large cheerful kitchen/family area made from three original separate areas.
Regulatory:- Planning yes (permitted allowance already used), Building regulations yes (open plan kitchen)