Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, sun room and orangery experts. We install a range of high quality, professional sun room and orangery options. And this is our guide to everything you should know about installing an orangery in a listed property.

Is it possible to add an orangery to a listed building? 

It is often thought that making changes to any listed building is not permitted. However this is not always the case. An orangery can be added to a listed building but only if certain requirements are met and only with permission. In fact, you will need to gain listed building consent to make changes to the property.

What are the requirements for adding an orangery to a listed building?

To make sure that your orangey planning application will be accepted your plans will need to meet a number of requirements, including:

  • The orangery should not detract from the original building or the grounds. The glass extension to the property cannot overshadow the original property.
  • Be sympathetic to the original building structure. This can mean using similar architectural styles as well as building materials that blend into the original property.
  • Use materials that are relevant to the time period, which means no UPVC orangery designs.

Even with all of this in place, your local planning association may make an objection to your plans and you will have to find a compromise to go ahead with construction. That’s why it can be so beneficial to work with a company like us here at Inspired Spaces, where we will take care of all of your orangery design and planning requirements.

Why should you consider installing an orangery on your listed building?

There are a number of reasons why you should consider installing an orangery on a listed building. These include:

  • Add usable space- an orangery can be a great way to add a whole new room to your home. Whether this acts as an extension to an existing space, or serves as an individual room itself, the extra space can be very beneficial.
  • Adding a home extension that fits with the property design- exterior orangery design can be suitable for a variety of properties from a range of time periods so choosing something to fit your listed building shouldn’t be too challenging. From timber to brick orangeries there are a wide range of choices available.
  • Increasing natural light- adding an orangery to your property can be a great way to increase the natural light in your home which allows the space to feel lighter, brighter and more spacious.

For more information or for professional advice about your new orangery design or installation get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.

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