Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

The client wanted to enjoy his spacious and well maintained garden

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

An orangery which extended past the corner of the house was proposed. This would provide an outlook towards the pond at the front.

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

 

The choice of colour was discussed, the upshot was that client planned to change the colour of the house windows to match the orangery

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

One side of the new orangery would have to connect to an existing bay window and link into a tiled roof.

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

Internal windows are generally best avoided, but in this case there was no other option.

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

The foundation were excavated, reasonably solid chalk was found not much more than a metre down.

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

 

 

The foundations concreted and the brickwork set out

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

 

The dwarf walls are complete and the hardwood framework erected

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

 

The steel/timber/glulam roof structure starts taking shape. Glulam beams form the lantern trim and above bifold support.

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

 

The timber joists are spaced to suit the pattern of recessed lighting in the lantern perimeter ceiling

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

The hardwood lantern is fitted, the roof glazed and insulated and the first fix electrics complete. Plaster-boarding of the ceiling has started.

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

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.

 

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

External Tyrollean rendering complete.

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

 

Colour-coded aluminium rainwater downpipes fitted and patio works commenced.

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

The slope of the site becomes more apparent when the patio is set out.

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

 

The floor is tiles and the new plaster painted. The exiting internal window and patio doors are painted to match the orangery

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

 

The garden finished and in full bloom

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

 

The bi-folding doors open out onto a level patio

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire

 

 

 

A cosy yet bright and spacious room

Hardwood Orangery in Hertfordshire