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Hampshire's leading manufacturer, supplier and installer of contemporary orangeries. Discover more below.

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Classic styling & modern engineering

Contemporary orangeries combine the strength and structure of a solid brick frame with the benefits of large glass panes. Most simply described as a room with a glazed, often lantern-styled roof, a contemporary orangery is incredibly versatile and flexible. From a kitchen extension, dining room, or airy living room, to a relaxing study, or unique room to entertain in, a contemporary orangery allows you the freedom to decide how you use it again and again. The glazed roof of an orangery creates a welcoming, natural-lit room that feels more open and spacious than a traditional conservatory thanks to the added height its roof creates.

 

Contemporary orangeries you can use all year round

Your unique lifestyle, family requirements, and the styling of your home all affect what kind of contemporary orangery is best for you. Whilst offering contemporary orangeries in a fantastic range of styles, shapes, and sizes, we also strive to provide cheap contemporary orangeries to homeowners in the Hampshire area. Featuring the very latest energy efficient materials, your contemporary orangery will prevent heat from entering in the summer and escaping in the winter; allowing you to enjoy your fantastic new living space all year round regardless of what the weather is doing outside.

 

 


UPVC, Aluminium or Heritage – the choice is yours…

UPVC

Choosing UPVC is the easy choice for many homeowners and their orangery due to it being affordable, low maintenance and long lasting.  UPVC frames are also thermal efficient and provide a good level of noise reduction. The negative for many people is that UPVC orangeries often don’t provide the aesthetically pleasing addition that people are looking for, however recent developments in the industry such as woodgrain finishes, mean that homeowner can get the best of both worlds with their new orangery .

Aluminium

There are few limits to the designs that can be created with an aluminium orangery, so the most orangery ideas for a breathtaking conservatory can usually become a reality. Powder coated aluminium is unlikely to ever fade, plus can come in almost ny colour. Aluminium is, in our view, the ultimate building material – lightweight and yet strong and incredibly durable – so creating your orangery from aluminium is an investment that will last for many years to come, plus aluminium is also an ideal building material if your orangery is going to be particularly large or exposed to severe weather conditions. Aluminium’s properties enable it to be extruded with fine detail, so traditional features can be built into the design of any aluminium orangery .

Heritage

Mechanically jointed timber-effect Heritage windows feature a flush fitting sash which replicates, to almost exact detail, the appearance of 19th century windows and when used in the construction of an orangery the result is nothing short of stunning. The design of the window frame and sash is complemented by traditional hardware such as butt hinges, peg stays and monkey tail handles.

Opening up your new orangery…

Every home is different. Every homeowner is different. This is why we offer so many options to our customers and this includes the types of doors.  Orangery doors can come in the form or Patio Doors, French Doors or Bi-Folding Doors. All 3 come in various styles, colours and finishes, but also with their own features and benefits which are outlined below.

Bi-fold Doors

Why settle for the ordinary when you can have the extraordinary in the form of a set of Bi-folding doors from Wessex Window Systems. Built using the very latest technology, Bi-folding doors operate on a concertina system which will allow you to fully open up the rear of your property out into your garden in Hampshire, Southampton, Winchester or Portsmouth. Get a free quote for the latest bi-folding doors or visit our showroom in Winchester

Patio Doors

If you would like to increase the amount of natural light that enters your orangery, whilst minimising the space taken up by the doors, then Patio doors might be the best option for you and your home. The great expanse of glass used within the construction of a set of patio doors helps to create excellent views out on the exterior of your property in Hampshire. Practical and versatile with stunning classical appearance, they have been the customer’s choice for decades.

French Doors

Investing in a set of French Doors from Wessex Window Systems is a great way for homeowners within Hampshire to bridge the gap between the interior of their properties and their gardens. Double opening French doors turn a simple doorway into a grand entrance and the expanse of double glazed or triple glazed glass allows a huge amount of light into your Hampshire home helping to create a feeling of spaciousness, even when closed.

A quality orangery requires a quality roof…

Any conservatory roof should be glazed appropriately to ensure a comfortable living environment all year round. Conservatory roofs can be fitted with a variety of technically advanced glazing materials, each with specific light and heat control benefits, affected by factors such as geographical location, cost, energy conservation and aspect.

Classic Roof

The minimalist style of a classic roof provides the biggest glass area as possible, which in turn lets in a very large amount of light. The simplicity of its design means that the roof can be applied to orangeries of any shape and size. It has been tried and tested on orangeries thousands of times. The Classic Roof can be glazed with polycarbonate though the vast majority of people investing in an orangery opt for a glass roof.

Cornice Roof

This style is an addition to a classic roof with use of an external cornice which is solely about appearance and charm. The cornice is the perfect finishing touch to an orangery, merging the brickwork walls with the glazed roof and creating what many feel is a more ‘complete’ building and giving a more traditional look and feel. Of course, the cornice is available in a range of colours to match the orangery roof itself.

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Lantern Roof

Also known as Atrium Roofs, Lantern Roofs are a clear evolution and descendent of the buildings first created centuries ago, giving any Orangery a much more traditional look. But while their appearance may have changed gradually, the technology and innovation that goes into their production has advanced rapidly and, in that sense, they are barely recognisable from their predecessors. The roof itself sits atop of the building and does not quite span to outer perimeters of the orangery, therefore providing unique views and snapshots of the skies above.

Every colour under the Sun…

Although white has been the accepted colour choice for orangeries for a long time, Wessex has many more options than that in both the UPVC and Aluminium ranges.

The aluminium range now comes in 21 stylish colours, whilst with UPVC, woodgrain finishes are becoming more and more popular and come in 9 different colour options.

Hampshire’s finest orangeries and most welcoming service

There is no better way of extending your existing Hampshire home than with a Wessex orangery. Those who view your home will see it from a totally new perspective, whilst you will benefit from the most luxurious living.

We understand that because a conservatory makes such a difference to your home, it is important to get it right. Our culture of customer satisfaction means that customers take priority in the whole process; from initial discussion to final installation and fitting out. We will design the perfect conservatory for you and your home

Energy Efficiency

An important consideration when deciding to improve your home with a new orangery is around the product’s energy efficiency. Poor quality products and shoddy workmanship can mean that valuable heat is lost. During the winter, this  could make your orangery a less enjoyable place to be, as well as bringing up your heating bills. All Energy Rated products From Wessex Window Systems are ‘A’ Rated. By installing our energy rated windows as part of your conservatory, your home home will be more environmentally friendly and a more affordable place to live.

Security

When considering the functionality of your new orangery, security is obviously an important factor. We understand this consideration which is why we have invested heavily in developing the latest technology and manufacturing market leading products. This means that customers of Wessex Windows can purchase their orangery with confidence that the investment made will keep unwanted visitors out and their family safe.

Noise Reduction

When adding a orangery to a property, consideration has to be made for how well it keeps noise form the outside world out. For countryside properties, this may be less of an issue, however in built up areas, the sounds of busy life want to be kept out, and we have developed top quality products to achieve this.  Whatever your needs and preferences, we have the right product for you and your property.

Planning Permission & Building Regulations for Orangeries

Wessex Window Systems will take care of all necessary Planning Permission & Building Regulations for the installation of your Orangery with your local authority – however here is a summary of the basic facts.

Under the present legislation, if certain criteria are met you will not require planning permission in Hampshire including Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester for Orangeries, unless you are adding a conservatory to a house that has already been extended. In addition, developers sometimes place further restrictions so it is worth checking if your house is a ‘new build’.

In order to remain exempt from planning permission, Orangeries must adhere to the following principles:

  • At least half of the new walls and three quarters of the roof is either glazed or translucent material.
  • They are built at ground level and are less than 30 square metres in floor area.
  • The orangery is separated from the house by external quality door(s).
  • Glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable building regulations requirements.

From 1st October 2008 new rules for conservatories and extensions took affect which replaced the old rules and affect conservatories as follows:

  • No extension forward of the principal elevation or side elevation fronting a highway. This means that any conservatory on the front or side of a house that will be closer to a public highway than the original house will need planning permission. A highway is any public right of way including footpaths.
  • Maximum depth of a single-storey rear extension of three metres for an attached house and four metres for a detached house. The width of a conservatory running along the back length of a house is not constrained at all unless it projects beyond the house which is constrained by rule 3. A house is only detached if there is no solid structure connecting it to a neighbour. A “link” house is therefore not detached nor would be two houses with a common garage. The rules on what counts as being detached have not changed from the previous ones.
  • Side extensions to be single storey with maximum height of four metres and width no more than half that of the original house.
  • Maximum eaves height of an extension within two metres of the boundary of three metres from the lowest point on the ground.
  • No balconies or raised platforms.
  • On designated land no permitted development for rear extensions of more than one storey; no cladding of the exterior; no side extensions.
  • No more than half the area of land around the “original house” would be covered by additions or other buildings.
  • Maximum height of a single-storey rear extension of four metres.

Our Seamless Service…

It may seem like a daunting task to have your new conservatory installed, but not when you can count on the proven track record of Wessex Window Systems, based on over 30 years of experience throughout Hampshire. We design and install conservatories to the very highest of standards – ensuring you get the very best in product, service and customer support every time.

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Design

Think about the orangery design you would like for your home, then discuss your ideas with us. Bring some rough measurements or maybe a photograph of your home and garden to our Winchester Showroom in Kings Worthy, Hampshire. We will then draw up the plans on our computer, showing you how it will look from every angle – as part of our free design and quotation service.

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Survey

One of our expert surveyors will then visit your home to take detailed measurements and confirm the position of the french doors, patio door or bi-folding doors and opening windows to your orangery. If you do need planning permission, we can sort it out with the local authority in Hampshire.

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Installation

Unlike many other companies, Wessex Window Systems will handle everything, from digging the foundations, forming the base and building the dwarf wall, to erecting the frames, roof and fitting the glass. We precisely schedule each step so you know exactly who is arriving and when. Adding an orangery is far less disruptive than a typical home extension, meaning the job can be done quickly and efficiently,

Finishing

We will plaster the internal walls, lay the floor and install the electric sockets and lighting if requested. If you have ordered a ceiling fan, we can fit it. We even clean up afterwards. When all the jobs are done, we may ask you to fill in a questionnaire, just to make sure you’re totally happy.


See some of our Contemporary Orangerie projects

Take a look through the Contemporary Orangerie projects we’ve completed for some of our previous happy customers, or visit our projects page for a broader look of other types of projects

Large Orangery with Bifold Doors

A super modern orangery adds a sleek style to this large property. Aluminium windows, 2 sets of aluminium bifold doors and a very long lantern roof...

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Full Height Solid Roof Conservatory

The glass to floor feature of this large conservatory could also be though of as an extension or garden room. A red tile roof and along...

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Bespoke Solid Roof Orangery

A bespoke contemporary solid grey roof orangery complete with Bi-Fold doors. The doors allow natural light to enter the room giving it a homely feel inside....

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Modern Solid Roof Orangery

The dark grey finish on this contemporary solid roof orangery gives off a very modern feel. This option involves bi-folding doors and wall to ceiling windows...

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Extension with Aluminium Bifold Doors

This unique extension with windows and bifold doors made from grey aluminium brilliantly complements this family home. The roof windows and fully expanding doors let in...

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Why Choose us?

 

As the leading supplier of contemporary orangeries in Hampshire we understand how important it is to reduce how much contemporary orangeries cost. This is why here at Wessex Home Improvements we strive to offer the lowest contemporary orangeries prices whilst never compromising on quality or materials.

To ensure you get the exact contemporary orangery you want, we offer great choice across every aspect of design; allowing you to create a truly bespoke orangery for your home and needs. This includes roof designs such as cornice and lantern, as well as a range of stunning colours, including grey, black, and Chartwell Green; all of which undergo an extensive 11-stage powder coating process that ensures the colour will never fade, discolour, or need repainting.