Modern building and insulating materials are a "game changer" when it comes to constructing a solid replacement roof over your existing conservatory.
Due to the technological advancement in producing lightweight components it is now possible to improve your old inefficient conservatory roof, with it's noisy polycarbonate roof sheets, that makes your conservatory too hot in the summer, and too cold in the winter!
Good news for those wishing to extend their home with a larger conservatory or orangery! Temporary rules, permitting larger single-storey rear extensions without a full planning application, are being made permanent. Additions to terraced and semi-detached homes can project up to 6 metres from the house, while owners of detached houses will be able to add structures that project up to 8 metres. The council will inform neighbours, who will still be able to raise objections, an
Beautiful blue skies today! It’s that time of year, and we’re seeing lots of lovely new orders coming in for conservatories and orangery extensions. Our Chilton show-site is positively buzzing with new enquiries. If you’d like your new conservatory to be ready for summer, then now would be a very good time to get things rolling. At the time of writing, provided you order within the next week or so, then we’ll be able to begin construction work in mid May. Call Admiral Windows
– Oh dear. These people don’t look very happy. I wonder what they’ve been arguing about? Ah – it would appear that he wants a loft conversion. Whereas she would rather spend their money on a new orangery extension. Let’s examine each option: Loft conversion Pros: You’ll have a new room (albeit a small one, and it’s at the top of a narrow dark staircase at the top of the house, and it’s a funny shape and you keep banging your head). Yay! The odd little room at top of the house
From a simple window or door installation to the construction of a new conservatory or orangery, you cannot choose better than Admiral Windows as a trusted Oxfordshire company. To begin 2019, here’s a roundup of the best Admiral Windows installation pictures from 2018. We’ve chosen the following pictures to show the quality of our products and workmanship (and, of course, where the photos came out particularly well). Our resident blogsmith Adrian has added brief notes below e
We all change our minds occasionally. Once their new orangery had been built, our customer in this example decided that they would prefer mahogany foiled fascias rather than the white fascias that they had originally specified. We returned to the orangery in Stanford in the Vale and fitted the new mahogany foiled fascias shown, and at a reduced price. Earlier, during the building of the orangery, our installation team noticed that the bi-folding doors that our customer had sp
As promised in a previous blog-post, here are some pictures of the completed extension in Didcot that was built by Admiral Windows of Oxford. Because the doors between the house and the new orangery were to be removed, all works were carried out under a formal building notice, with the council’s building inspectors approving each step. Foundations: the clay soil was dug to a depth of 5 feet. Roof: Eurocell Lusso orangery roof, fitted with Pilkington Activ Blue glazing. Lusso
Here, we revisit the orangery in Stanford-in-the-Vale to show exterior photos of its Eurocell Skypod lantern in-situ. The Skypod lantern unit is glazed with self-cleaning Pilkington Activ Blue glass, and is mounted with an up-stand onto a bespoke roof that was constructed by Admiral Windows Oxford. These pictures show what a tidy installation has been achieved. Incidentally – we are currently seeing a significant upturn in demand for Admiral conservatories and orangeries, me
This fine orangery was constructed for a Stanford-in-the-Vale householder by Admiral Windows Oxford. The orangery has a Eurocell Skypod glazed lantern that is set into a bespoke roof. Glulam beams provide high-strength structural support, and the roof features concealed guttering behind its smart fascia. Windows including fixed full-height panels are Duraflex double-glazed units, in mahogany over white. These look great with the self-coloured K-Rend render finish to the outsi
These photos show how the build project progressed toward the completed orangery. We will visit the house again in a couple of weeks once our customer has finished decorating, and will then add the final pics of this splendid home extension. Stuart fixes the roof beams in place. Watch your balance there! A timber sub-structure supports the internal pelmet. The completed Lusso roof, with its highline gutter. Now that the extension is glazed and watertight, the old external do