Ultraframe orangeries come in a range of traditional and contemporary designs to suit your home. With each of our orangeries, you will find impressively high ceilings to maximise space, thick pillars that provide both grandeur and privacy.
Cutting-edge thermal technology in your roof will reward you with all-year-round comfort. So, whether you opt for our traditional or modern orangeries, your brand-new room will stand out for all the right reasons.
Orangeries have their modern roots in 17th century Holland. The concept, though, may be much older. There are records of buildings similar to orangeries in 14th-century France, and the Romans had built glorified greenhouses many years before that.
The word 'orangery' comes from the 16th century. Initially, these orangeries (as the collection of trees was known) stayed in the gardens. But, with the introduction of plant pots, they were brought indoors.
A three-tier flat cornice in anthracite grey adds contemporary style to any of our orangeries, while adding shape to the roofline and hiding the gutters.
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This structural goalpost is designed to eliminate deflection on large spans of bi-folding or sliding doors and is completely hidden for simple sightlines. Spans up to 6 metres.
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High-performance glass and a fully thermally broken structure give Ultrasky exceptional thermal performance.
Available in any colour and uPVC or Aluminium, there are very few bars, and no bulky radius ends - resulting in a minimalist design.
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Double glazed aluminium bi-fold doors in anthracite grey.
Five times more thermally efficient than a brick column, these large grey columns in a plain finish are available in any colour to match or contrast with your property. Also available in a fluted finish for a more period style.
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Build a stand-out orangery extension that’s packed full of features designed to make your room cosy and stylish.
Your new orangery will include:
Your new space can be built to conform to different styles, so you’ll be able to ensure our orangeries meet your design specification.
Choose from the following roof options:
Your modern orangery roof will be fitted with high-performance glass that will limit solar ray penetration during summer but stop warm air escaping when its needed at all other times.
The technology used in your roof will create a space that is efficient at retaining heat, resulting in a lower U-Value and lower running costs.
Your new installation will – depending on your chosen specification – reward you with the following:
Tailor the look of your new construction to suit your tastes and the architectural style of your home by choosing from the following upgrade options:
Ultraframe roofs are meticulously designed and tested to ensure lasting quality. A 10-year manufacturer warranty will come with your purchase for your peace of mind. Ask your installer for further details.
French doors open out on to the garden to bring the outside inside.
Ultraframe orangeries include a range of features designed to enhance your living experience and improve performance.
Your new installation will include:
You’ll be able to choose your preferred design, resulting in a tailored construction that is appropriate to your requirements.
Our range of orangeries can be built as follows:
We use high-performance glass in our roof systems, so that our customers can relax in comfort in a space that’s the perfect temperature all year.
Our orangeries are designed to meet – and wherever possible – exceed thermal recommendations.
Your installation will produce an energy efficient rating of:
Improve the already-superb performance of your new room by choosing from a range of exciting enhancements.
Your new orangery could include:
We strive to meet the highest standards with our market-leading orangeries. A 10-year manufacturer guarantee is included to cover you in the event of something unexpected happening. Ask your Ultra Installer for further details.
Every product we offer is unique, and our Lantern orangeries are no exception to that rule. Yours will be packed with lots of exciting features that will enhance your experience.
Your new room will include:
In this instance, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of square/rectangular lantern with a flat roof.
Enjoy a warm and comfortable room, thanks to the market-leading glass used in all of our systems. The glazing in your roof will limit solar entry and stop warm air from escaping, making our orangeries extremely heat efficient.
Depending on the options you choose for your new installation, the thermal performance of your new room could vary.
You should be able to achieve:
Customise the appearance of any orangery by choosing one of the following colours:
Our structural goal post arrangement works closely with the roof beam in the Ultrasky to take pressure off your frames and doors. This technology is hidden within the roof system to ensure the wonderful sightlines of communicated by your Ultrasky roof aren’t diminished, while at the same time maximising light penetration.
The structural goal post is light in weight, easy to install and can be concealed within brick piers or Ultraframe super-insulated columns. If you want to include wide-spanning bi-fold or sliding patio doors, our technology will let you do so – because the structural goal post allows for widths of up to 6.5m.
Add super-insulated columns to communicate a sense of grandeur and style. Our columns are aluminium cladded and flat or fluted. Small columns sit at the corner sections of the structure; the larger ones work best when used inline.
The Ultraframe roof sits on the columns and is insulated using enriched expanded polystyrene and styropor carbon, delivering U-values as low as 0.16 (the thermal performance of our columns is five times higher than that of a brick pier of equivalent size).
A decorative cornice will enhance the look of your new room by hiding your guttering and delivering improved external sightlines.
Our cornice can be fitted in one of three flat tier formats. They look modern, sit at 90° angles, and can be used on large, normal or small builds. We also offer a curved cornice that is compatible with all orangery styles.
Ultrasky’s revolutionary roofing system puts warmth and light at the heart of your orangery design. Guaranteed for ten years, the market’s strongest glazed roof is designed to flood your new room with light. This way, you'll be able to enjoy a bright and spacious feel, no matter what time of the year it is.
The strong thermally insulated ridge at the centre of every Ultrasky design reduces the need for multiple bars to maximise the amount of glass, creating the perfect living space whether you’re entertaining, relaxing with your family, or having a cosy night in.
Similarly to our conservatories, the careful selection of high-performance glazing ensures that your orangery is a versatile living space, which can be used all year round and can be combined with further finishing touches, such as underfloor heating to create extra luxuriant comfort for your living space.
Ultra Installers, who specify and select Ultraframe's roof systems, can design and install orangeries of the highest standards and take care of any 'red tape' in the form of planning permission or building regulations that may be required.
To ensure you get a stress-free, smooth and efficient orangeries installation, all of our Ultra Installers are tested and assessed before they are approved. This means that you won’t have to settle for anything less than the highest standards of professionalism, reliability, efficiency and promptness across the board.
Find your nearest Approved Ultra Installer by using our search tool. You'll be able to enhance your home with a standard of orangery that excels in all areas of performance and design. We invest heavily in the research and development of our products to ensure we only offer you the very best that the industry has to offer. Install excellence in your home, with ease.
We'll put you in touch with your nearest Approved Ultra Installer, who has been tested and assessed for their competency.
We'll put you in touch with your nearest Approved UltraInstaller, who has been tested and assessed for their competency.
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The cost of an orangery depends on many factors including the ground you are building on, the area you live in, and the spec you choose. To get an idea of how much an orangery costs on your home, contact your local Ultraframe installer.
It is difficult to say whether an orangery is more expensive than a conservatory as there are many options for both an orangery and a conservatory. For instance you may choose an orangery with a small lantern roof, or a conservatory with a solid tiled roof and the price could be very similar. High orangery prices would depend on the type of flat roof, the number and size of the lanterns and the amount of building work needed. High conservatory prices would depend on the amount of building work needed, whether the roof is glazed or solid/tiled and the spec of any glazing.
An orangery has a solid flat roof with one or more glazed lantern roofs. Orangeries often feature brick columns although it is the combination of the flat roof and lanterns that is the defining factor.
An orangery will not always require planning permission - it may be exempt under Permitted Development rules. To find out if this would apply for adding an orangery to your home, speak to the planning officer in the building control department of your local council.
In years gone by, orangeries did used to be warmer than conservatories. However, with the latest conservatory roof technology, this is no longer the case and a conservatory can be every bit as warm as an orangery.
Whether an orangery is cheaper than an extension is dependent on many options - there are many options for both an orangery and an extension. Factors that would influence whether an orangery is cheaper than an extension include the base work needed, the builders/installers who carry out the work and the specification of the orangery and extension products used.
Yes an orangery will add value to your home as it will not only add valuable extra living space, but an orangery is also a highly desirable home improvement. The amount of value it will add to your home will depend on a large number of factors such as the area you live in, your existing home, and the style and specification of orangery.
The biggest factor in determining how long an orangery will take to build is the base work. The time to create an orangery base can vary dependent on the ground conditions and whether piled foundations are needed. Once the base is completed, an orangery should be able to be built within just a couple of weeks.
How long an orangery will last depends on many factors such as the quality of the installation and the products used. If your builder or installer is using quality orangery products such as those form Ultraframe, there is no reason why your orangery shouldn't last for many years.
Your local Ultraframe installer can build an orangery for you. To find your nearest Ultraframe orangery builder click here.
Yes an orangery can have bi-fold doors. In fact, orangeries with bi-fold doors have become very popular over recent years and are a great option for a modern orangery.
There are many orangery options which can be added to an orangery design so that it suits a modern home. These include flat cornices or parapet features externally to give strong, clean lines, as well as bi-fold doors. The colour of an orangery roof can also have a great bearing on whether it suits a modern home - anthracite grey is very popular right now for windows, doors and conservatory roofs and would be the perfect colour choice for a modern orangery.
An orangery roof is a flat roof which has one or more lantern roof windows to bring light into the room below.