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The design of an orangery-type conservatory for the owners of this Edwardian country house near Holt, in Norfolk, presented its fair share of challenges. The house features the high ceilings typical of the period, with windows to match - in particular, a fine stone-built and pedimented two-storey bay. It was essential that the conservatory wall-frames recreate these proportions, which they do with doors and traditional counter-balanced box-sash windows that reach to 2800mm in height. However, with such generous wall-frames there is the potential for the glazed roof to become obstructive on the view from the first floor windows. Town & Country designer Brian Garner`s solution was to position a roof lantern centred on each wall-frame, but with generous areas of flat roof construction at each end, and narrowing across the front and back. It is, in every sense, an elegant solution, making the construction feel even more substantial, and even more a part of the original structure, while losing none of the light and spacious atmosphere that is typical of the orangery style. It has certainly become a much appreciated feature of the house, enjoyed in equal measure by the potted olive trees which thrive there, by the owners’ three children, and by the resident parrot, which is sometimes permitted to stretch its wings with a flight around the 30 foot long building.

Our price to further design, manufacture, deliver and install a similar conservatory today, is approximately 88,000.00 excluding Vat and associated preparatory and finishing building works.
Plan dimensions
4300mm (14ft: 2ins) by 9800mm (32ft: 2ins)
Planning status
Planning Permission was required:-
i.The property had already been extended using its permitted development capacity.
Building Regulations status if built under current regulations.
A similar conservatory would require BR approval:-
i. Its floor area exceeds the 30m square threshold for exemption.

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