Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire
The client wanted to enjoy his spacious and well maintained garden
An orangery which extended past the corner of the house was proposed. This would provide an outlook towards the pond at the front.
The choice of colour was discussed, the upshot was that client planned to change the colour of the house windows to match the orangery
One side of the new orangery would have to connect to an existing bay window and link into a tiled roof.
Internal windows are generally best avoided, but in this case there was no other option.
The foundation were excavated, reasonably solid chalk was found not much more than a metre down.
The foundations concreted and the brickwork set out
The dwarf walls are complete and the hardwood framework erected
The steel/timber/glulam roof structure starts taking shape. Glulam beams form the lantern trim and above bifold support.
The timber joists are spaced to suit the pattern of recessed lighting in the lantern perimeter ceiling
The hardwood lantern is fitted, the roof glazed and insulated and the first fix electrics complete. Plaster-boarding of the ceiling has started.
The external fascia is cut into the existing tiled roof. Hidden lead soakers are used between the tiles to weather the junction. External lighting is prepared prior to rendering.
External Tyrollean rendering complete.
Colour-coded aluminium rainwater downpipes fitted and patio works commenced.
The slope of the site becomes more apparent when the patio is set out.
The floor is tiles and the new plaster painted. The exiting internal window and patio doors are painted to match the orangery
The garden finished and in full bloom
The bi-folding doors open out onto a level patio
A cosy yet bright and spacious room