Orangeries & Conservatories
Hampshire - Surrey - West Sussex 

2 Barnham Road, Barnham,
Nr. Chichester
West Sussex; PO22 0ES
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Design & Build
(..or what we do and how we do it!)
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 

Help us to help you!

During the current crisis, we are very happy if you want to email us photos of your property.
We can discuss your project on the 'phone and in most cases we can produce a design and costing based on our discussion and your photos.

Start the conversation through Contact Us (see above)
or telephone us on 01243 933034 


It sounds a bit of a clichÚ but every conservatory and orangery really is unique; designs 

may be similar in style but each clientĺs requirements and preferences are unique to them.
We will also discuss any statutory requirements such as Planning Consent, Building 

Regulations and any Conservation issues.


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.

Timber, Aluminium or PVC?

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.


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.


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.

Conservatory and Orangery Glazing
( 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 

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.

The major benefits: 

Itĺs 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.

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.


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.

Contact Us

If you have an orangery or conservatory project you would like to discuss with us, please 

use the Contact Us button on the menu bar above, or telephone us on 01243 933034.
Our consultation is free of charge and we can arrange a site visit, also without 


 (..or Things you Might Want to Ask)

Q. What's the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?

A. The main difference between and orangery and a conservatory is the roof. A conservatory has a fully glazed roof; an orangery has a glazed section, often referred to as a lantern, set within a flat roof. The insulated flat roof of and orangery, combined with appropriate heating and ventilation ensures all year round comfort, no matter what the weather or outside temperature 

Q. Do I need to find a builder?

A. Integral in our Complete Package offering is that we will undertake all building works 

associated with the construction of your orangery or conservatory.
Unless we are using an existing base, all orangery or conservatory extensions will require 

some site  clearance, maybe removal of an existing building; all conservatories and 

orangeries will require foundations, drainage, base, walls, plastering, electrics, plumbing, 

heating etc, They may also require a knock-through, creating a new aperture to the 

house or widening an existing opening. These are all what we would term as associated 

building works.
Depending on circumstances we may also undertake a small element of  landscaping or 

laying of a patio.

QI have a builder that is already doing other work on the house, can we use 

him for the building works?

A. Absolutely; we are really happy to work with your own preferred builder.
Having said that, we would prefer to be responsible for the whole of the roof structure, 

because if there are any problems post construction, even minor ones, they are usually 

associated with the roof and the last thing you want is two contractors arguing over 

whose fault/responsibility it is. And most importantly anything we build is covered by 

our 10 year warranty..

Q. What about heating, electrics, flooring etc?

A. As part of our all inclusive package we can do as much or as little ancillary work as 

you like (see The Complete Package above).
Our certified electricians can take care of all lighting and power points and install electric 

underfloor heating if that is your choice.
Our registered plumbers can terminate existing radiators, install new radiators or wet 

underfloor heating and carry out any plumbing works associated with the construction of 

the orangery or conservatory.
We have a wide range specialist flooring for conservatories and orangeries,  including 

ceramic tiles, laminated or engineered timber flooring which we can supply and install as 

part of the project.

Q. Do I need an architect?

A. Not necessarilyas part of our proposal we will present you with a design sketch for 

your orangery or conservatory, plus a detailed specification, free of charge. Also if you 

require some minor building works we may also sketch them in and include them in the 

specification, also free of charge. Once you have accepted our proposal, our own 

architects will prepare drawings for Planning and Building Regulations and we will also 

prepare a set of working drawings for you, all of which will be included in the contract 


Q. I am having some other work done and have already engaged an architect, 

can you work with him/her?

A. Definitely; we often find that architects will suggest you ask a specialist to supply you 

with design drawings for the orangery/conservatory which they can incorporate into their 

overall scheme. Or we can price an orangery or conservatory that has been entirely 

designed and specified by an architect.

Q. Do I need Planning Permission or Building Regulations?

A. There are so may variables governing whether or not Planning Consent is required for 

your Orangery or Conservatory it is best not to make any assumptions. If you are unsure, 

ask us and we will advise you,. or you should contact your local Planning Office.
As a general rule if your orangery or conservatory is more than 30sq m in size, or is not 

thermally separated from the main house (i.e. if there is a permanent opening) or is more 

than 50% solid (brick) construction it will require Building Regulations. As with 

Planning Consent we will be able to advise you whether or not Building Regulations are 

required. In any event if you accept our proposal we will obtain all the necessary 

consents on your behalf ľ something less for you to worry about!


Q. Donĺt conservatories get really hot in the summer and freezing in the winter?

A. Modern glazing technology has consigned to history the notion that conservatories 

freeze at night and boil in direct sunlight.
By combining self-cleaning, solar control glass with 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. (see Materials)

To view images of orangeries and conservatories click the Gallery button on the menu bar above


To talk to us or to arrange a free consultation with one of our designers, telephone 01243 933034  or
 click ĹContact Usĺ on the menu bar above and fill in the enquiry form