What you will need to build your own Orangery

An orangery is a popular way to both improve the value of your home and your own quality of life. With the wealth of information available online many are choosing to be increasingly involved in the construction of their own orangery.

Step 1: Get Planning Permission if Needed

Planning permission can be the first hurdle that you fall over if you don’t get it right. The first step is to work out if you need it or not. If your orangery is single story and complies with the UK’s specific regulations you will not need planning permission.

Step 2: Plan the Schematics of the Orangery

After you’ve sorted out if you need planning permission or not the next step is to start planning the designs for your orangery. With this you will need to take into consideration, energy ratings, materials needed and register for building regulation approval.

Step 3: Lay the Foundations

The next step is to lay the foundations of your orangery. This is a little more complicated than it would be on a conservatory as you have to lay similar foundations that you would for your actual home. For this step, you will need to get professional help to make sure you are starting the build safely.

Step 4: Brickwork

After the foundations have been laid, you and your team will then proceed to lay the bricks for your orangery. Finding expert tradesman to complete the build will ensure you are left with a good addition to your home.

You have two options with your brickwork; you can either go for a complementary colour to your existing house or you can go for an exact match shade. We recommend the latter option as it often leads to the best results.

Step 5: Roof

After the walls have been constructed you will start to get a good visual representation of what your orangery is going to look like. The next step is to start working on the upper wall and roof of the orangery. This process is crucial to ensuring your orangery is waterproof.

Step 6: Glazing

The final step is to make sure the doors and windows of your orangery are properly installed with the correct double glazing. This will help add to the energy efficiency of your orangery and make sure it stands the test of time.

Find Expert Help if you Are Unsure of the Details

Whilst building your own orangery can be a rewarding experience it is always best to get expert help if you are unsure on any of the details make sure you get in contact with an expert orangery supplier. 

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