The majority of our conservatories and orangeries are constructed from a range of hardwood. We do our best to ensure we only use hardwood from certified renewable resources. If your property already has wood framed windows, a hardwood conservatory or orangery is going to be the likeliest material to compliment and indeed enhance the existing architecture.
When timber isn't an essential pre-requisite we find more and more clients are leaning towards aluminium. 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. And being available in a rainbow of colours aluminium certainly lends itself to contemporary, innovative and minimalist design.
Many, new homes irrespective of price, are being constructed with PVC windows and doors and it seems sensible to offer a high quality orangery product with which to match existing materials. There is however a vast and confusing range of PVC products available in the market at price points that bear more relation to the ability of the salesman than the quality of the product. Our PVC orangeries while generally less expensive that hardwood or aluminium, are unashamedly exceptional in quality.
Our conservatories are constructed from hardwood only; for PVC or aluminium conservatories please contact our specialist division at www.outsideinterests.co.uk
By combining Pilkington Activ™ the world’s first self-cleaning, solar control glass with Pilkington K Glass™ the ultimate in glazed thermal insulation, we can ensure you have all year round comfort and you will not need to be clambering onto the roof to clear detritus from birds or trees.
Pilkington Activ™ Blue or Neutral uses daylight to break down organic dirt, such as bird droppings, which washes away when it rains leaving the glass clean with reduced streaks, giving a clear clean view (during prolonged dry periods you can just spray the roof with a hose to wash away the dirt). ‘Blue’ or ‘Neutral’ are solar control additives that help reduce the build up of heat within the conservatory or orangery.
Pilkington K Glass™ is a low emissivity (Low E) glass which forms the inner pane of a double glazed unit and greatly reduces the amount of heat that escapes through your windows.
As effective as high performance glass is, it is important to combine its use with appropriate heating and ventilation.