It’s understandable that a common question is “How is an orangery roof different from a conservatory roof?”, which is why we’d like to shine a light on the matter to get rid of any confusion. Simply put, an orangery roof has less glazing than its conservatory counterpart.
Further to this, and in fear of stating the obvious, an orangery roof has been designed to fit the frame of an orangery and not a conservatory. This means that the orangery roof fits seamlessly with a higher brick to glass ratio, which other roof designs may not be able to offer.
This being said, an orangery roof can be fitted in a range of styles. This includes tiled, glazed, and lantern designs. Each one of these options will offer you their own unique benefits, which is something we will address in this article.
It’s important to note that every roof can be bespoke-made, with your installer of choice offering you the freedom to bring something personal to your home. You’ll be able to choose shape, style, colour, size, and the interior design too.
At a glance, an orangery roof can cost anything between £2,380 – £18,730. With this in mind, the final roof price that you end up with is going to be heavily dependent on a wide range of factors, including both material and size. Your installer of choice will be able to offer you a price that is based on your specifications and tailored to your best interest.
The fantastic thing about modern orangery roofs is their versatility when it comes to their customisation and installation, which enables you to get an orangery roof design that perfectly suits both your tastes and your budget: enabling you to enhance your home with the best of both worlds to bring lasting quality and satisfaction.
No matter what you opt for, finding an orangery roof to suit your home has never been easier.
Further to this, getting the right orangery roof to suit what you can afford isn’t something that should cause undue stress. This is because even the most ‘basic’ orangery roof design still upholds modern standards of performance, design, appearance, functionality, and durability: making your living space a comfortable place to be all throughout the year.
Whether you’re looking for a tiled orangery roof, a glass orangery roof, or a lantern orangery roof, you’ll be able to benefit from a fantastic budget to quality ratio. To help you with this, we can put you in touch with three local, trusted installers that will be able to offer you a price based on your specifications.
Our orangery roof cost calculator will give you an instant quote based on the requirements you input, helping you get a guideline price for your orangery roof project. The company you select will be in charge of keeping your project in budget and keeping you in the loop every step of the way.
Find out more about the average cost of an orangery roof, what the advantages of adding one to your home are and how to get started with useful pricing tables and guidelines from Conservatory Online Prices.
An industry-leading orangery roof will bring a wide range of features and benefits for you to enjoy, ultimately making your living space the ideal place to relax no matter what the weather has in mind. Due to the quality of the installers that we’ll put you in touch with, you can rest assured that the orangery roof you invest in will uphold the highest standards. Also, depending on the design, you’ll be able to enjoy unique benefits too.
One of the most important aspects of a high quality orangery roof is its ability to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Luckily, this is something that modern designs are able to achieve. This is made possible by innovative techniques that work to trap in your central heating during those colder months, while utilising intelligent glazing to keep the warm from the sun out of your property during the warm weather. In turn, this means that you could save money on your heating costs too!
Alongside this, orangery roofs are designed to be as weatherproof as possible: comprising seals that keep draughts and water ingress out of your property. Not only does this ensure a greater degree of comfort, it also means that the longevity of both your orangery roof and your orangery are maintained. This is because water ingress can lead to damp and mould build up, which in turn work to compromise the structural integrity of your build.
An orangery roof is also an exceptional way to let large amounts of natural light into your home without having to worry about letting the elements in. This means that you’ll be able to bring a bright and spacious feel to your home! Also, the interior of your orangery roof can be designed to create a beautiful and authentic ‘room-like’ feel to make it a seamless addition. This can be further complemented with lighting and speaker options too.
An orangery roof is available in three different variants, tiled, glass, and lantern. Whether you’re looking for something modern, or you want to invest in a more traditional orangery roof design, your nearest installer will be able to offer you the ideal option. This means that you never have to worry about missing out on exceptional quality.
The tiled orangery roof is the ideal way for capturing a traditional roof style without having to miss out on modern innovations. Available with a choice of tile types, shapes, and colours, and incredibly lightweight by design, this orangery roof brings a harmony between customisation and functionality. The inherent versatility of this design also makes it the ideal option to function as a replacement orangery roof.
Tiled Orangery Roof Prices
A glass orangery roof enables you to let a generous amount of natural light into your property, while still benefitting from unrivalled standards of thermal efficiency and weatherproofing. Available with a range of glass styles, as well as external decorative options, the glass orangery roof is a sleek and stylish addition to any orangery design. You can even invest in intelligent self-cleaning glass so you can enjoy the ‘as new look’ without having to lift a finger.
Glass Orangery Roof Prices
A lantern orangery roof simply oozes modern sophistication, which is why they are the ideal complement to new build properties. They have the unique ability to create a focal point in your living space, focusing natural light in a more concentrated area to a desired effect. This means that they are the ideal option for placing over a kitchen island or dining table, creating the perfect space for you and your family to gather.
Lantern Orangery Roof Prices
There are several stages involved in the orangery design process, which are usually as follows:
Quotation – The initial phase comprises us providing you with some guideline prices, along with the offer to put you in touch with three of our accredited installers. Once you’re happy with the given quotation, simply reach out to your chosen installer to get the ball rolling.
Design Process – Once contact has been made, your installer will use the provided information to create a technical orangery roof drawing. From here, you’ll be able to preview what your roof will look like before it is materialised.
Technical Survey – When you’ve decided on your ideal orangery roof, a fully-qualified surveyor will visit your property to take the required measurements. This information will then be passed on to your installer to ensure they are able to offer you the ideal fit.
Plans – No orangery roof installation is complete without the planning phase, which are drawn up using the specifications detailed by the surveyor. From here, build of your orangery roof will be able to commence!
Fitting – Once the plans have been finalised, your installer has the green light to bring your dream roof to life. You can rest assured that the installer we put you in touch with will always work to the highest standards of professionalism and reliability.
Completion – It’s all done! After a smooth installation process, now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy all the benefits that your new orangery will bring. Alongside this, don’t forget to pick up your guarantee from your installer for your peace of mind.
Finding an installer for your orangery roof can be a stressful process, especially when we’re all familiar with the classic ‘cowboy installer’ horror stories. To remedy this, the majority of installers are no registered with an accreditation or are involved in a certified scheme. All you have to do is look out for these accreditations on their website.
However, it’s also important to note that we’ve done the hard work for you. Our wide network of trusted, local, and accredited installers have been tested and vetted for their competency and professionalism. This means that you won’t have to worry about an inferior orangery roof installation compromising the comfort of your home.
The Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS)
A mentioned before, many installers are now involved in a professional scheme to put homeowner minds at ease: one of which is The Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS). This scheme has been put in place as a consumer protection organisation, heling to mediate in the event that you have a dispute with one of their accredited members. To date, it is the only organisation of its type operating within the double glazing industry. Further to this, it is incredibly hard for an orangery roof installer to become a member of the DGCOS. This is because they need to pass a twelve-step accreditation process.
In the event of you paying a deposit to a DGCOS registered installer, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that your money is protected. This means that in the unlikely event that your orangery installer goes out of business before completing the work, you won’t find yourself out of pocket.
The DGCOS does not charge homeowners in the event that mediation is necessary. It promises to:
Help fully resolve any issues free of charge;
Provide inspections (also at no cost) to help with product or installation issues (although this is not guaranteed and is at their discretion);
Help homeowners to resolve any disputes without any need for them to incur legal costs;
Provide access to a fund that can be used for compensation, thereby ensuring homeowners aren’t left worse off.
Orangery roof installers must also prove their competence over time. That is to say, they are rigorously re-assessed to prove they are just as competent and reliable as when they first joined the DGCOS.
Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme
FENSA was established as what’s referred to as a Competent Person Scheme (or CPS). It is a governing body that is responsible for regulating double glazing companies. Much like the DGCOS process, installers have to apply for FENSA in order to show that they fully comply with current building regulations. By investing in an orangery roof through a FENSA approved installer, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to enjoy exceptional standards.
If you want to check whether an orangery roof installer is a member, you can use FENSA’s online search tool to find them: by name, location or their FENSA company number. This database enables you to check up on your chosen installer in the comfort of your own home, so you can make sure you are making the right choice.
We know that the orangery roof installers we put you in touch with have been accredited to ensure they reach leading standards. However, we can’t say for sure which exact accreditations each one of our installers have. With this in mind, we recommend that you run a check yourself by visiting their website or by getting in touch with them to see what they can offer you.
Much like most things in life, an orangery roof price is going to be dependent on a factor of thing. Although orangery roof prices will differ across materials, sizes, styles, and any accessories, a good rule of thumb to work to is that you could be paying anything from £2,380 – £18,730. The best way to find out what sort of price you can expect to be paying is to get in touch with your chosen local installer with your specifications to see what they offer. Also, you may be able to bag yourself a seasonal deal to make things cheaper!
This one is mainly down to personal taste, but there are a few important things that you can keep in mind to ensure you get an orangery roof that is right for you. You should consider the size that you have, the shape of your orangery, how you are looking to use your living space (business or leisure?), as well as the aesthetic and style of your current property. If you design your orangery roof to work in harmony with these factors, you’ll be just fine. Again, your installer of choice will be able to offer you guidance along the way.
Although all of the orangery roofs on offer can be tailored to suit a wide range of properties, each of the styles will complement a certain type of home. For example, a tiled orangery roof will be more suited to a traditional home, while a glass orangery roof or lantern roof will be more suited to a new build property. However, your nearest installer isn’t there to limit you on your options. If you have a new build and want to bring a classic look to it through a tiled orangery roof, there is no reason for you to miss out on the quality on offer!
A glass orangery roof relies heavily on the type of glass it has installed, and if you have poor performing glass fitted it’s really going to have a detrimental effect on how well your orangery roof performs. This being said, there are different types of glass for you to choose from. This includes thermal glass, as well as self-cleaning glass. We know that you want to fit an orangery roof that maximises performance without minimal input from you, which is why the intelligent of modern glazing is must have when you’re looking to bring an orangery roof to your home.