Your Premier Orangery Supplier & Installer
Your dream orangery can become a reality with Test Valley Windows. All our orangeries are bespoke so by using our free, no obligation, quotation service we can design to your requirements. We can carry out all the works from start to finish including planning, building regulations (structural and SAP calculations) and the complete construction.
With our bespoke Orangery design service, the choice is endless. We have however three main styles that can all be adapted and combined, to your requirements. This will include size, door type and design, window design, glass design, frame and roof colour and numerous other choices that our designers can guide you through. Our three main styles are;
An orangeries light, airy and bright interior will add a new dimension to your home and provide a living space link between your home and garden. The traditional orangery features a flat roof around the perimeter with a glass roof on top. This style is what some call an atrium roof. Choose from a masonry parapet wall or a fascia version; both feature a flat roof around the perimeter.
Our Liv in Room Orangery has the style of an orangery without the flat roof around the perimeter. As with an orangery, a ceiling is created around the perimeter creating the best of both worlds and with the light and sky of a conservatory and walls and ceiling of an extension. LivinRoom design is part conservatory and part orangery and will make a stunning addition to any home.
Loggia is the addition of super insulated columns. At your disposal is an exceptional range of design options, each giving you the ability to stamp your personality on every aspect. Design options include wide or narrow columns (finished to your choice of colour) sitting on or off plinths, topped with the Classic Cornice outside, internally insulated with a LivinRoom perimeter ceiling.
Loggia Column Corner
The Loggia column can be powder coated to any RAL colour and has many size options. You can add matching plinths, feature grooves and the Livin Room cornice around the outer perimeter to the top of the columns and frames.
Loggia Column Construction
Columns are constructed using timber so narrower columns can be created than you could with bricks or blocks. Packed with high performing insulation helps contributes to building an energy efficient extension and can consequently cost less to heat than a tiled roof extension!
The column and the perimeter ceiling are boarded and plastered. Led Spot lights can be installed to your requirements. We can also add a changeable colour up lighting strip, around the perimeter, to create mood lighting to add that extra ambience.
On the traditional orangery, the glass roof is installed on top of the flat roof. As the glass roof is not sat directly above the frames, columns and brickwork additional structural beams have to be installed around the perimeter. The flat roof is insulated increasing the thermal gain and reducing solar gain.
The LivinRoom perimeter ceiling is suspended from the roofing system, so there is no flat roof. The size can be adjusted to your requirements. The weight of the roof is directly on top of the columns, so there is usually no requirement for additional structural beams and is, therefore, a more viable option.
Our minimalistic corner heaters can be neatly tucked away using the corner of the column freeing up the wall and floor space for pictures and furniture. They are, safe to touch, very efficient with a 500-watt output, available in enamel white or textured black and controllable with a wireless timer. Click to View Brochure>
Converting an Existing Conservatory to A Livin Room Orangery
Old conservatories are not efficient rooms and therefor often become cold in the winter and hot in the summer. With the modern advancements in the thermal insulation of frames, energy efficient glass with vastly improved heat reflection and retention properties, and improved thermal properties of wall insulation, there is no reason why your old conservatory cannot become a room you use all year round. Upgrading to a new conservatory will help, considerably, with all year round comfort. Customers can go to the next step and add brick piers or Loggia columns, combined with the LivinRoom roof and you will truly have an exceptional light extension. The benefit is that as long as the original base has been constructed to a high standard, the base work can be retained. The photos below demonstrate just a few of the possible options.
LivinRoom Conversion 1
LivinRoom Conversion 2
LivinRoom Conversion 3
Existing Internal Finish
Conversion 1 Internal Finish
Conversion 2 Internal Finish
Conversion 3 Internal Finish
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Side Frame Glass (As Seen on TV)
Over a quarter of all domestic heat loss escapes through windows and doors and with spiralling energy bills this can add up to a lot of wasted money. The single most important factor, relating to the energy efficiency of a window, is the glass.
By combining SGG PLANITHERM TOTAL+ with other specialist glass products available, a multitude of high performance, multi-functional double glazing solutions can be achieved.
Solar Control Glazing
The SGG COOL-LITE family presents an extensive range of solar control solutions, designed to reduce solar heat gain, thereby reducing reliance on ventilation and air conditioning systems.
SGG BIOCLEAN can be combined with SGG PLANITHERM TOTAL+ to add effective self-cleaning properties to a double glazed unit. This product combination offers a significantly more neutral and less reflective solution compared to equivalent products currently available on the market.
SGG STADIP SILENCE is an acoustic PVB laminated glass, which noticeably reduces noise while also offering the same safety and security characteristics as laminated glass.
Increasing Solar Gain to Increase Energy Rating
Window Energy Ratings Combining SGG PLANITHERM TOTAL+ with SGG DIAMANT low-iron glass in the outer pane can improve the energy index of a given window by further increasing solar gain.
Triple Glazing is an excellent option for conservatories because the extra pane of glass reduces solar gain and increases the thermal efficiency. The inner panes are constructed using two panes of Planitherm Total+and the outer is the glass of your choice, tinted, self-cleaning, clear etc. We always toughen the centre pane to reduce the risk of stress fractures which is more common in triple glazing.
To enhance the thermal efficiency and life of our windows we fit our double glazed units with low conductivity Super Spacer. This replaces the traditional metal bar and helps prevent or eliminate condensation round the edge of the sealed unit.The spacer is manufactured from a high-quality silicon that increases the seal’s durability, is resistant to ozone, UV light and oxidation. All this increases the life expectancy of the sealed unit.A high desiccant content absorbs any moisture that is in the environment during manufacture improving the clarity of the unit.
Test Valley windows install orangeries throughout Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex, Wiltshire, Berkshire including Andover, Winchester, Basingstoke, West London, Southampton, New Forest, Romsey, etc.