This page is specifically addressed to Architects, Developers or Builders who have been commissioned to design or construct an orangery or conservatory for clients.
If you have already prepared a design and specification for your orangery or conservatory and you are now looking for quotations for your client, you need merely send us copies of scaled drawings along with any specification notes and we will prepare a detailed quotation for you. If we require any supplemental information (such as photos of the property) we will ask you.
On the other hand if you prefer for us to undertake the design and specification we can do that. We can take a brief directly from you, or we can visit the site, meet the client and prepare a design proposal and quotation. We will keep you in the discussion loop and run any proposal by you before presentation to the client. In most cases there is no charge for this service to you or the client.
We can also prepare a digital image of the proposed structure (the quality of the image is so good you would think the orangery or conservatory had already been built!).
Supply and Fit
We can work on the basis of ‘Supply and Fit’ of the orangery or conservatory, whereby we design and build the superstructure on a base and walls prepared by others. In this case we would undertake the entire superstructure including, in the case of an orangery, the flat roof. That way the client has the benefit and peace of mind of a 10 year warranty which covers the entire orangery structure; any post installation problems such as roof leaks, they need only call us.
The Supply and Fit service includes a base plan and structural calculations for the orangery or conservatory, plus working drawings for the superstructure (manufacture will only commence once working drawings have been signed off).
We can if required, particularly where we are being appointed by a small builder, undertake Planning and Building Regulations applications
All inclusive Design & Build package
Planning & Listed Building Applications & Building Regulations
Once appointed we will supply you with drawings and specifications, including structural calculations necessary for you to complete any required for Planning and Listed Building applications and Building Regulations. In the case of a Listed Application, or where required we will also provide you with material samples and section drawings of joinery.
Our experienced Designers and Consultants will guide you through the minefield of regulatory mores and exceptions associated with ownership of a Listed Building or living within a Conservation area.
Free Advice on Design and Budget
We strongly recommend, unless you have a high level of expertise and product knowledge in specifying orangeries or conservatories, you do not submit Planning or Building Regulations applications before at least consulting potential suppliers regarding Design and Budget. The last thing you or your client want is to find out that you have obtained consent for a structure that is fundamentally flawed in design or is way beyond the client’s budget.