North Willingham Double Orangery

We worked on this project from concept to completion. Our clients were looking for a unique extension to the back of their house and give their 1970s bungalow an elegant uplift.

The design of two oak orangeries was developed to allow for a large kitchen and dining room extension on one side, and the smaller one used to extend the living area and flooding the space with light. This split design offered the benefit of completing the extension in phases, minimising disruption significantly in comparison to a full masonry alternative.

Basing the design around two orangeries has brought an abundance of light to the downstairs of the house, offering a comfortable and bright living space, whilst also immersing the space within the garden. The build technique includes direct glazing, allowing movement in the green oak frames as they age without any detriment to the longevity of the glazing and ensuring they remain water tight.

The linking pergola between the two orangeries offers a shady and sheltered spot in the heat of summer, as well as some light internal shading.

We have incorporated velux windows into the roof, offering the benefit of additional natural light as well as natural ventilation for optimal air movement during the hottest days. Coupled with a cosy wood burner, this design has allowed a beautiful extension oozing character for all year living.

Key features of this build include;
– 2 oak framed orangeries constructed traditionally with mortice and tenoned joints.
– 1 King post truss with curves struts
– Oak Pergola
– Direct glazing