Ultraframe Network Partner: SEHBAC / Fineline
Mr & Mrs Forrester wanted to extend out from their kitchen and dining room to create a large lounge in which they could relax and entertain. Central to their vision was a space that allowed light to flood in and not make the adjoining rooms too dark. It had to fit in with the look and style of the existing property from the outside, and provide a comfortable room that was light, bright and suitable for year-round living on the inside.
The couple found their local Ultraframe installer SEHBAC at their local garden centre and began to discuss their ideas. They explained that they had originally wanted an orangery but felt the cost may prove too prohibitive. The team at SEHBAC designed them a stunning hybrid orangery featuring the Ultraframe Classic Roof. With the combination of glazing and solid areas, the space is warm and comfortable all year round and provides the perfect blend of modern and traditional styling. The Classic Roof is the original and most versatile conservatory roof on the market, and is just as suited to beautiful orangery extensions such as this one as it is to more traditionally styled conservatories.
A key feature in achieving the decorative look that Mr & Mrs Forrester desired was the addition of an Ultraframe Cornice to the exterior. This clever enhancement hides the guttering on the roof and adds an ornate look to the structure. At the rear of the room where a bar area was to be housed, the clients felt that some level of cover or shade would be ideal, and so an internal pelmet was added to the design at 900mm wide on three elevations, plus an extra-deep 1200mm pelmet for the bar area of the room. The pelmet not only gives a more substantial room-like look to the interior, but also enhances the warmth of the room and provides the ideal place to house lighting or speakers.
The choice of glazing for such a large structure was crucial, in order to create a room that was a comfortable temperature all year round and so high-performance Conservaglass glazing was used in combination with roof vents, for extra ventilation on very warm days. Georgian bars in the windows and French Doors ensure a perfect match with the other windows in the home.
Commenting about their elegant new living space, Mr Forrester said: “We have always wanted a large lounge and when my wife suggested we extend the kitchen another six foot out under our storm porch, it was clear it would cost a small fortune as they were all supporting outside walls. So, we thought why not just extend it all the way out and put another room on, and finally get that large lounge, with a dining table in there, a baby grand piano, and a bar. The quality of the build was very good, and the fitter from SEHBAC remarked that it was built so well, and everything fitted to the last mm - it was perfect. We weren’t just looking for extra space, we were looking for a different space, and it has absolutely met all our expectations. We also wanted a space that would look and feel like a true extension and a natural part of the home, and it was definitely worth it.”
There were several challenges to overcome on the project, including supporting the box gutter with supports that could not be seen and removing a wall between the kitchen and dining room but the highly experienced team at SEHBAC worked through each challenge to create the beautiful new room that the Forrester’s enjoy today.