Contemporary or Traditional Orangery?

8th April 2019

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Contemporary Orangery Takes the Winning Vote

The results are in from an online poll by conservatory and extension specialist, Ultraframe, about whether homeowners prefer a traditional or modern orangery – with a resounding 74% choosing the modern style.

The contemporary orangery which took the vast majority of the votes was created using the Ultraframe Ultrasky roofing system, along with Super Insulated Columns and the flat Cornice to stunning effect. The orangery has been installed onto a beautiful detached home which is rendered in white and the anthracite grey structure provides a dramatic contrast against the large family home. Anthracite grey has continued to grow in popularity in recent years and is often the colour of choice for homeowners aiming to create a contemporary look with their conservatory, orangery or extension. All Ultraframe roofs are available in this popular shade of grey (amongst others) or can be coloured to your exact requirements, matching any RAL colour, if you wish.

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Ultraframe Marketing Director, Alex Hewitt, said: “While there is certainly still a place for traditional orangeries, the modern orangery is suited to many more homes and fits perfectly with the strong, clean lines that are so popular in current home trends. The modern orangery image shown in our poll was a stunning example of what can be achieved with our Ultrasky roof.”

Not only does the Ultraframe Ultrasky roof create beautiful orangeries, but it’s also the strongest glazed roof on the market and can be fitted twice as fast as a traditional orangery roof – typically saving two days on site versus a traditional build. This means less mess at your home and a faster route to you sitting in your beautiful new conservatory or orangery.

The Ultrasky system also boasts 25% fewer bars than any other comparable system, meaning there is less profile (roof bars) and more glass to ensure maximum light in the room below. For many people, adding a conservatory or extension is not just about adding space, but also about bringing light into your home, and Ultrasky is the perfect system to do this. While it is not only more pleasant to sit in a light-filled room, there are many mental and physical health benefits to bringing more light into your home. Research has proven that natural light helps people be more productive, happier, healthier and calmer. Natural light has also proven to regulate some disorders including SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and exposure to sunlight is the primary method in which people receive a sufficient amount of vitamin D.

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There is not doubt that the stunning contemporary orangery which won the poll is flooded with natural light due to the minimal design of the roof glazing bars but the sleek design of the roof belies its astounding strength – Ultrasky is the strongest glazed roof on the market, capable of spans up to 8m wide.

Not only this, but Ultrasky is also thermally broken inside and out for unrivalled thermal performance. This means that there are pockets of air throughout the structure of the roof to provide insulation against the elements.

Alex concluded: “The results of this poll reinforce why the Ultrasky roof is a fantastic choice a contemporary orangery. It has been used in this installation to create an absolutelt stunning living space which we are sure will bring a huge amount of enjoyment to its owners. Of course, if you live in a traditional property that demands a more traditional style of orangery, Ultraframe has the orangery roofing systems for the job, but it seems that the contemporary style of orangery is definitely the preferred choice of the majority of homeowners in the UK. With its fantastic thermal, time-saving and strength benefits, Ultrasky is the ultimate choice for contemporary orangeries.”

To find out more about adding a contemporary orangery to your home, why not take a look at the case studies section of our website or browse our gallery where you will find many internal and external images of modern orangeries to provide you with inspiration for your own orangery home improvement project.

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