This bespoke orangery has created the ideal link between this Tudor style property in Berkshire and the stunning surrounding gardens.
Expertly designed by Eddie Spillane, one of David Salisbury’s most experienced designers, this project was typical of the many benefits that an orangery or garden room can bring to a new home extension.
Extending off from the existing kitchen, a spacious, luxury living room has been created, adding natural light into this period home.
Orangery Design Brief
The existing house featured a patio from where the owners enjoyed sitting and enjoying the views of their garden, when the weather allowed.
Although a perimeter hedge offered some protection from the elements, it obscured some of the views.
The new orangery was designed to ensure this space can be enjoyed all year round, whilst the removal of the hedges enhanced these views of these amazing grounds. The ‘before and after’ photos shown below perhaps best illustrate this transformation.
Measuring approximately 7.1m by 6.4 m, this generously proportioned orangery provided space within each of the three elevations for three sets of French doors, which can be easily opened to provide convenient access to the patio and garden.
Cruciform bar fenestration on the windows and doors offers a nice design detail, whilst retaining a degree of simplicity.
For the painted timber joinery, the subtle off white shade of Eagle Sight was chosen from our own unique colour palette, which continues to feature in our Top 10 colours for orangeries.
In order to provide a lovely uniform temperature during the colder months, wet underfloor heating was specified, which also avoids the need for cumbersome radiators.
Finally, immediately outside the orangery, curved steps and a new path helps to soften the impact of the raised patio area.
The new orangery has created space for a collection of contemporary furniture, including a pair of sofas and a small table and chairs to enjoy breakfast or an informal meal.
With the daffodils in full bloom, we could not have chosen a more picturesque day to photograph this bespoke orangery.
Whatever the weather brings, a David Salisbury orangery is designed to be enjoyed all year round – to become the favourite room at home.
Sales Designer , David Salisbury Eddie Spillane
Eddie originally worked for one of David Salisbury’s trade customers, then moved over to David Salisbury in 2006. He works closely with many local developers and builders, priding himself on looking at the overall picture. This means that many of his projects also include structural works which benefit not only the conservatory or orangery but can transform the rest of his client’s home.
Eddie is passionate about his projects and his clients knowing that when finished, these stunning buildings become the hub of the house.