Mr & Mrs Forrester had wanted to extend their home to create a large, light filled lounge based on an orangery design but when they spoke to Ultraframe installer SEHBAC they saw they could achieve their aim more economically with a hybrid orangery based on an Ultraframe Classic roof.
A key feature in achieving the decorative look that they wanted was the addition of an Ultraframe Cornice to the exterior. This enhancement hides the guttering on the roof and adds an ornate look to the structure. At the rear of the room where a bar area was to be housed, the clients felt that some level of cover or shade would be ideal, and so an internal pelmet was added to the design at 900mm wide on three elevations, plus an extra-deep 1200mm pelmet for the bar area of the room. The pelmet not only gives a more substantial room-like look to the interior, but also enhances the warmth of the room.
The choice of glazing for such a large structure was crucial to create a room that was a comfortable temperature all year round so Conservaglass glazing was used in combination with roof vents for extra ventilation. Georgian bars in the windows and French Doors ensure a match with the other windows in the home.
Mr Forrester said: “We have always wanted a large lounge and when my wife suggested we extend the kitchen another six foot out under our storm porch, it was clear it would cost a small fortune as they were all supporting outside walls.
So, we thought why not just extend it all the way out and put another room on, and finally get that large lounge, with a dining table in there, a baby grand piano, and a bar. The quality of the build was very good, and the fitter from SEHBAC remarked that it was built so well, and everything fitted to the last mm – it was perfect. We weren’t just looking for extra space, we were looking for a different space, and it has absolutely met all our expectations. We also wanted a space that would look and feel like a true extension and a natural part of the home, and it was definitely worth it.”