Residing in leafy Hertfordshire you will find this stunning Traditional Oak Orangery extension.
Our clients needed additional space for an open plan dining room connecting both the kitchen and living room. The brief was ‘lots of natural light and bringing the garden into the home’. Our design team came up with a Traditional Flat Roof Oak Orangery design. The feature lantern would maximise natural light, making the space feel light and airy. This allows light into the existing home and by night it offers a stunning stargazing opportunity.
The new dining room provides the feeling of alfresco dining all year round, during spring, summer and late autumn months. In addition to the floor to ceiling glazing, the bi-fold and French doors can be opened out allowing air to flow naturally into the dining room.
When the weather turns cooler the underfloor heating provides a warm and cosy space to enjoy the view of the changing seasons from the Oak Orangery.
Unlike conservatories the insulated flat roof surrounding the lantern on our Traditional Oak Orangeries helps to moderate the temperature all year round.
A question we often get asked is “should I have a Traditional Oak Orangery or Tiled Oak Orangery“; both offer beautiful extension project options. In this case matching the roof tiles on a Tiled Oak Orangery project could have made the project look too heavy and cumbersome. The lead rolled roof offers a more subtle and fresh design solution and echoes the existing homes leaded dormer window and mimics the lines created by the horizontal weatherboarding. Opting for a leaded roof has allowed the warm honeyed oak to take precedence and provides a striking colour balance.
The angles featured on this home are a key part of the properties character and the Oak Orangery extension has continued with this theme and provided a natural styling for the outdoor garden area to follow, making the home both stylish, cohesive and practical.