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Getting Started

The process of getting your orangery or conservatory built usually starts with a telephone conversation in which you tell us what you are seeking to achieve. We will talk about design and material options and we will also try to give you some indication of likely cost. At the end of the conversation, if you wish, we will make an appointment for our designer to visit you at home to discuss the project in greater detail. There is no cost for this consultation.

Design

It sounds a bit of a cliché but every conservatory and orangery really is unique; designs may be similar in style but each client’s requirements and preferences are unique to them.

We will also discuss any statutory requirements such as Planning Consent, Building Regulations and any Conservation issues.

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Quotation

After the first visit we will prepare a design sketch based on our discussion; plus a detailed specification and quotation. This initial proposal will usually be delivered personally by the designer.

We recognise that the purchase of a new orangery or conservatory is a considerable investment and it is important to get the detail right. We fully expect to have several meetings with you before the final design and specification evolves.

Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas. 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.

Timber, Aluminium or PVC?

Timber

The majority of our conservatories and orangeries are constructed in timber (including, a range of hardwoods, Siberian Larch, oak or engineered timber). If your property already has wood framed windows, hardwood is going to be the likeliest material to complement the existing architecture.

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Aluminium

When timber isn’t a pre-requisite, aluminium is another popular choice.

Advanced thermal separation technology combined with the appropriate balance of heating and ventilation has done away with condensation running in free flow down aluminium frames. Being available in a rainbow of colours, aluminium certainly lends itself to contemporary, innovative and minimalist design.

PVC

More and more new homes, irrespective of price, are being constructed with PVC windows and it seems sensible to offer a quality orangery product to match.

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Conservatory and Orangery Glazing

(..no more boiling in summer and freezing in winter!)

By combining self-cleaning, solar control, with the most advanced low emissivity (‘Low E’)double glazed units, we can ensure you have all year round comfort whatever the weather.

As effective as high performance glass is, it is important to combine its use with appropriate heating and ventilation.

The all-in-one Package

Many of our clients prefer to have a package that means we take care of everything, including all associated building works, electrics, heating, flooring and all planning and building regulations applications.

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The major benefits:

It’s a one-stop-call, no need to contact plumbers, electricians or builders to make sure they will be on site, our Project Manager takes care of everything.

All works are covered under one comprehensive warranty. Any problems with any elements of your orangery or conservatory during or after completion of the installation, you just call us.

You have your own architect or builder?

We are also happy to work with your own architect or builder.

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Project Management

Once you have placed your order our Project Manager who will undertake a survey of the construction site.

If Planning or Building Regulations applications are required, we will produce the necessary drawings and submit the applications.

The task of the Project Manager is to coordinate the various tradespeople, to ensure the smooth running of the construction process.

The Project Manager will keep you informed of the schedule of works, advise you of any changes and minimise disturbance to your household life. You will have his office number, his mobile number and his email address.

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Warranty

All our works are covered by a 10 year, insurance underwritten warranty, including Deposit Protection Insurance. In the unlikely event we have a dispute we are unable to resolve between us, you have access to a FREE mediator, FREE independent inspector and a Free Industry Ombudsman

Unique 12 month Maintenance Check

12 months after completion of the installation, we will carry out a maintenance check on your new building. We will check all joints, all seals, all door and window handles and hinges. We will oil moving parts where required and we will repair or replace any faulty parts covered by our warranty. There is no additional charge for this service; it is all included in your quotation.

We will be very happy to quote to extend the service for a further period.

If you would like to talk to us about a specific project, or even have a chat about design or cost parameters, or for a brochure, please telephone us on 01243 933034 or Contact Us. Our consultation is free of charge and we can arrange a site visit also without charge.