Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, sun room and orangery experts. And we help home owners and property developers create stunning home additions that will meet their requirements. But what about orangeries for Victorian properties? What are the design considerations, and advantages? Well, this is our guide to everything you should know about orangery design for Victorian properties.

What are the considerations when designing an orangery for a Victorian property?

If your property or home is a Victorian, period property, designing the orangery in the perfect way is an important part of the planning process that can have a big visual impact on the finished project. The considerations for this, to achieve the perfect style, include:

  • Orangery frame material choices
  • Design and decorative features
  • Colour choices

What are the different options for Victorian orangery frame materials?

For an orangery designed to compliment a Victorian property, and fit in with the overall design style, choosing the right material for the orangery frame is an essential consideration. While most modern orangeries are created using aluminium frames for the lightweight, low maintenance benefits, a shiny silver aluminium frame will look out of place on a Victorian property. Instead, you might be considering a timber frame and additional brickwork, or a cast metal frame, with cast metal details and cresting. However, this will mean that more upkeep and maintenance is necessary, to keep your orangery in good condition. As a simple solution, you could consider an aluminium frame, as long as this is painted and created in a way that reflects the period character.

What are the different options for Victorian orangery decorative features?

The Victorian period, in terms of architectural design was the height of elaborate detail and complex decorative features. For your new orangery to fit with the time period and look like a permanent extension to your home, you should consider arched glass panels, deep eaves that are ornately carved and corbels, as well as elaborate metal cresting on the roof of the orangery. A gable fronted orangery can give the perfect shape to a Victorian orangery too.

What are the different colour options for a Victorian orangery?

There are a number of different colour options for the frame of your Victorian orangery. These are typically achieved with rust proof paint, and they include:

  • Cream- this will always be better than the bright white of PVC conservatories.
  • Olive- this is a popular Victorian colour that was often used for external pieces of architectural design.

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

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