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  1. Barnsley Loyal

    Barnsley Loyal Well-Known Member

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    Anyone had one installed

    Just been given a quote from Yorkshire conservatories

    Are they any good for use all year round

    Also has anyone used the above company and got any good/bad feedback for me
     
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    Probably works out cheaper just to buy them from Tesco
     
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    Barnsley Loyal Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha

    At £13700 you might be right lol
     
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    Wow for the conservatory roofs? How bigs your conservatory! You should shop around. I can give you a recommend if needed
     
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    Better off whacking on an extension. Tore down our conservatory and built an extension. Got way too hot in summer and was a bitch to heat in winter.

    You aren’t far off a single storey extension if they’re charging you £14k! Single storey extension is about £25-30 using £1,500/Sqm. and usually adds the same or more to your house. Unlike a conservatory.

    Clever use of velux type windows and bifolds it is far better than an orangerie
     
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    Yep just had ours done by PLC.
    Turned a conservatory that was unusable in high summer and winter into a great room we now use as a lounge.
     
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    I dont think you would get a proper orangery for £13,700

    An Orangery is basically an extension but with a glass "lantern" in the roof. Usually they have a few more windows than an ordinary extension though

    I think for £14K you are probably getting a conservatory.

    We did an "orangery" extension to our kitchen a couple of years ago, its a proper knock through and added an extra 6mx5m to the kitchen, Its a proper extension with brick walls quite a few windows and french doors onto the garden there is no door to the existing kitchen its just made one big L shaped room. It does have a conservatory style roof - it looks like an orangery but isnt - that would have cost an extra 12k. The only real difference I could see was you can't walk on my roof where you would be able to on a proper Orangery. The room is brilliant though - we use it all year round - the reflective glass is actually quite good in Summer though it does get a bit warm if the outside is approaching 30C. It doesnt get hotter than the rooms upstairs in our house though. We installed underfloor heating and in the winter it is fine even when the outside temperature is below zero

    We are really happy with it, and pretty much live in it all year round much more use than a conservatory but it is really an extension with a glass roof. I would recommend the company I used but I doubt they would travel to Yorkshire as they are a local company based in Hook - about 10 miles from Farnham.
     
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    Join the centenary society instead ......
     
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    Satsumas, that is where it's at. Keep with the "plan".
     
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    My brother has one but eventually he had to change the roof to plastic tiles,he loves it now spends all their time in it now.
     
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    It’s not a massive area

    It’s 3m x 3.9m

    It’s top spec we have gone for with a sky pod roof

    Been given 3 quotes now and all about same price
     
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    Too much money you lad
     
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    Not sure about that mate lol

    Glad you replied would you sort the plumbing side for me , that’s he only thing the company doesn’t carry put

    I would be happy with a electric heater but wife wants radiator in
     
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    Of course pal, just DM me
     
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    We’ve got a splendid orangery at our weekend retreat in Newton Abbot. It was a bespoke build by a craftsman from Hearst Castle in Hastings.

    It really is a wonderful place for just relaxing, conversing and reclining. We have grown organic apples and have a selection of deraniums in there. It is a tremendous space and I couldn’t recommend anyone getting one highly enough - it’s a crying shame that most homes don’t have one.

    George Spicer
     
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    Is it south facing George?
     
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    South West Mr Peachy. Really works well for exquisite radishes that we grow in it.

    George Spicer
     
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    I do adore organically grown root crops.
     
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