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3rd April 2019

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Location: Durham
System: Classic
Ultraframe Network Partner: Durham Design - Conservatory Installer County Durham


Mr & Mrs Pratt live in the market town of Yarm and had an old lean-to style conservatory on their home. The conservatory needed a new roof and the couple were keen to update it into a larger-sized orangery which was open-plan into their home.

Having seen another orangery installed by Durham Design, the Pratt’s knew that this style of extension was the one for them and they worked closely with the company to find the exact specification that was right for them.

Explaining more, Mr Pratt said: “Our old conservatory was tired and needed updating into something more modern. We loved the orangery style extensions that Durham Design had previously installed, so we got in touch with them to see about transforming our own conservatory. We wanted our new conservatory to be more like an extension and so Durham Design recommended building brick pillars and posts. We also loved the look of the Ultraframe internal pelmet and the external cornice and these products, coupled with the brick pillars, gave us a beautiful orangery which we are extremely proud of.”

Classic Orangery


There are many options and choices when choosing an Ultraframe conservatory/orangery and Durham Design explained all of these to the Pratt family to enable them to make their decision. They settled on a beautiful orangery featuring a glazed Classic roof to allow for maximum light into the living space below. The Classic roof is the original conservatory roofing system and the most widely used in the UK, with over 2 million Classic roofs installed to date across the UK. While it can be configured into any style or shape and many people think of a glazed conservatory roofing system as solely being used to create the typical Victorian and Georgian styles etc, this project is a perfect example of how the Classic roof can also be used to stunning effect on contemporary orangery extensions.

Explaining about how the new orangery has changed the way they live, Mr Pratt continued: “We really love our new orangery - it has made a huge difference to our home which has now become a real social hub with friends and family. Being open plan to the rest of the house and creating a large extra living area is fantastic, plus the extra light from the glass panels in the roof is wonderful. Plus, thanks to the great insulation our winter heating costs are low, in fact, the underfloor heating that we added is hardly used.”

Classic Orangery Interior


The Pratt family are clearly extremely happy with their beautiful new living space but they were equally thrilled to have found an Ultraframe Ultra Installer to carry out the work for them – offering them complete peace of mind throughout the build process. Mr Pratt told us: “Kevin and Jill at Durham Design were fantastic. They explained the many options for our project clearly and helped us decide on a fantastic design which has transformed our home and the way we live in it. Their customer service and high-quality work were excellent – a great job.”

Classic Orangery Mahogany

Classic Orangery


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