The word ‘orangerie’ dates from the 17th century, when special rooms were built onto grand houses for growing fruit such as oranges. Today, an orangerie is a more enclosed style of conservatory, with a partial solid ceiling while still retaining a glazed roof.
An orangerie is the perfect balance between an extended room and a conservatory.
It gives you the feeling of a more enclosed space but the glazed roof gives you much more natural light.
The epitome of modern living, an orangerie allows you to effortlessly incorporate contemporary design features such as speakers and down-lighters.
Just like our conservatories, Lorimer orangeries by CR Smith are bespoke and designed and built to your exact specification, right down to the last detail. That’s why it’s essential our consultants work with you, so we can create the ultimate extended living space for your home and lifestyle.
Along the way we’ll take care of all flooring, electrics, heating and ventilation, and handle any local authority permissions you might need. We’ll even decorate – so all you have to do is enjoy it.
See and explore your new conservatory before we build it. We’ll create a fully immersive, 3D digital model, using the photographs we take when we visit to survey your home. Choose finishes and details and we’ll add them to the model. To get an idea of how it works, explore the examples here.
Our Climate Control system allows you to regulate the temperature in your conservatory. It will heat or cool, dehumidify and purify the air at the touch of a button or set timer. We believe it is the perfect way to control the climate in your conservatory and get the most out of it all year round.
Every CR Smith conservatory includes a Smartglass roof, in a choice of four colours. It features a clever self-cleaning surface outside, and a special coating on the inside, which retains heat, reduces glare and blocks out 90% of UV light.
With CR Smith, you can choose from a wide range of tiled and timber floors for your conservatory, orangerie or sunroom. The main distinction is between timber and tiles, but there’s plenty of choice with each.
We offer both laminate and engineered timber floors. Laminate is practical, easy to clean and affordable, while engineered hardwood floors add a touch more luxury. Made from 18mm-thick cross-ply timber with a beautiful solid hardwood skin, engineered floors can have a hand distressed, lacquered or oiled finish.
Your conservatory will be finished with beautiful sills and skirtings in your choice of Royal Oak, Natural Ash, American Cherry or Far Eastern hardwood. All timber will be hand-finished in wax, varnish or can be painted white, and we’ll paint the walls too.
We can show you examples of your chosen conservatory – as well as samples of floor tiles or
timber finishes – but now there’s a better way to get a real feel for the project before it’s built. We’ll create a fully immersive, 3D digital model using the photographs we take when we visit to survey your home. Choose finishes and details and we’ll add them to the model.
What’s the difference between a conservatory and an orangerie?
As a general rule, a conservatory is a more traditional glazed extension including a glass roof and windows. The Lorimer range offers an unrivalled range of period and contemporary styles, giving your home a fresh new look.
Consisting of a partial solid ceiling but still retaining a glazed roof, an orangerie is a modern alternative where you can enjoy the more enclosed feeling of a room while still flooding the room with natural light.
Why should I choose a Lorimer orangerie.
All Lorimer orangeries are designed to complement the widest range of architectural styles and engineered to exacting standards in our new multi-million pound manufacturing complex. And CR Smith customer service is like no other, guiding you through the process to ensure you feel great about your choice for decades to come.
Which is more suited to my home?
Whether you choose a Lorimer conservatory, sunroom or orangerie is down to personal taste and requirements. Whereas a conservatory will offer you amazing amounts of light and connection with your garden, you may feel you also want the enhanced privacy that comes with an orangerie. We want you to feel good about your choice and the way your home feels, so our expert consultants will advise and help you make the decision that’s right for you.
Will an Orangerie look good on my home?
All Lorimer conservatories, sunlounges and orangeries are expertly designed to complement the widest range of architectural styles. So when you choose a Lorimer orangerie you can be certain that the end result will not only look stunning, it will look and feel a natural part of your home.
Is an Orangerie more expensive than a conservatory?
Not necessarily. The price of both orangeries and conservatories vary depending on the size and specifications of your chosen design. The most important thing is to get that right first then we’ll work with you to give you the best price. To find out about price ranges, get in touch. We’ll supply you with a FREE quote and 3D designs, allowing you to figure out the cost with no commitment.
Do I need planning permission for an orangerie?
Every installation and build is different. The requirement for planning permission is based on your type of property and the size of orangerie you want to build. The regulations are different again should you live in a listed building or conservation area.
Our design team would be able to give you specific information based on your individual specification.
With our new Virtual Reality design tool, you can see your new conservatory before we build it. From a simple photograph we’ll bring your dream to life in a fully immersive, 3D digital model you can walk through and round. Have a look at the demonstration video and you’ll see how your new orangerie or conservatory will look and feel.
It’s time to bring your ideas for a unique extended living space to life.
Just a few details is all it takes and we’ll arrange your home consultation.
The design team will work it’s magic and produce a beautifully rendered 360°, 3D virtual reality design.
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