Orangeries and Garden Rooms – How Are They Different To A Conservatory?
All you need to know about how to plan and design the perfect orangery for your home
Planning And Building Regulations For Orangery And Garden Room Structures To Existing Homes
Depending on whether the garden room is attached or detached can have a big impact on the regulatory aspects.
Planning. For attached orangeries and garden rooms, to existing homes, it is suggested that in most cases planning authorities will apply their local policies whether that be for single storey rear extensions or any specific conservatory policy. It may also be possible to create an orangery through permitted development legislation.
Planning: for detached garden room, permitted development would potentially allow substantial structures to be created, however there are restrictions on several factors including external heights, position relative to boundaries as well as the percentage of residential curtilage built on.
Hunter Architects & Planners expert involvement with Orangery and Garden Room projects
Flooded with light with excellent proportions and views over your garden adding a garden room could be a fantastic addition to your home.Orangeries and Garden Rooms, whether attached to or detached from your home, can have a range of styles with limited structure, contemporary or traditional details and materials including oak frame. Hunter Architects have been involved with numerous orangeries and garden rooms whether these have been added as part of a wider programme of extension and remodelling of existing homes or within bespoke new build homes. The examples on this page, as well as within our project gallery show a wide range of solutions. The following case studies illustrate two very different scenarios.
This project sought to replace an existing conservatory which, like many, had little use due to it being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. This conservatory effectively cut the house off from the garden. As part of the redevelopment of the property a new garden room structure was added, which was integral to the main family room. The rear garden wrapped around the property and substantial corner doors were added to maximise panoramic views. The garden room was designed so that there were no structural elements to the corner to ensure no break within the views when the doors were open.
Contemporary Garden Room with stunning views over open farmland. Originally conceived as a detached structure and then later, via a glazed link, added to the main house as part of a wider remodelling project a contemporary garden room sits adjacent to a more traditional victorian dwelling. Large corner doors and windows provide access and links to the garden and terrace. An overhanging roof provides shelter to allow the space to be used throughout the year.
Please note that the above comments are given as a simplistic over view of orangeries and garden rooms and should not be treated as specific advice.
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