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Orangeries: A brief history

Orangeries: A brief history

Today, we’re hearing more and more about ‘orangeries’ – brickwork structures with larger windows plus a flat roof with a glass lantern – and there’s no doubt that in a few short years they have become the extension that everyone wants. But what is an orangery, and where did they begin? It isn’t a great ... Read more

Case Study: Customer delighted with all-year-round orangery

Case Study: Customer delighted with all-year-round orangery

When Devon homeowner Brian Jane contacted Renaissance Conservatories in 2022, he was keen to replace and extend his existing conservatory, which had become tired. He wasn’t quite sure what he wanted; however, he was certain that he needed something that would work all-year-round. Living in the pretty coastal village of Bishopsteignton, south Devon, Mr Jane ... Read more

Do I need building regs to change the roof on my conservatory?

Do I need building regs to change the roof on my conservatory?

The economic challenges of the last few years have encouraged homeowners who may have otherwise considered moving to stay put, and instead carry out less costly home improvements that will add value to their property.  Certainly, more people than ever before are either having new conservatories built or are modernising existing ones. All well and ... Read more

A Guide to Installing a Beautiful Conservatory in South Devon

A Guide to Installing a Beautiful Conservatory in South Devon

At Renaissance Conservatories, our extensive experience has enabled us to install thousands of conservatories in beautiful South Devon. We understand that the abundance of conservatory options available can be overwhelming, but you can rely on us to help simplify the process. With our helpful guide on installing a new conservatory in South Devon, you will ... Read more

5 BENEFITS OF A REPLACEMENT CONSERVATORY ROOF

5 BENEFITS OF A REPLACEMENT CONSERVATORY ROOF

Is your conservatory left standing empty most of the year, as it’s too cold in winter and boiling hot in summer? Perhaps you’re suffering from condensation or even a leak? It’s often the case that conservatories end up being ignored and the space is wasted due to a lack of modern design or decent insulation. ... Read more

Modern conservatory roof ideas for 2023/24

Modern conservatory roof ideas for 2023/24

If windows are the eyes to the home, then equally important to a conservatory’s makeup and general vibe is the roof. After all, it’s the element than most influences the extended living space’s overall appearance, also playing a crucial role in keeping the environment warm seeing as heat rises upwards. That’s why next year is ... Read more

How can I make my conservatory more secure?

How can I make my conservatory more secure?

Conservatories are a smart way to extend your living space in South Devon homes, and with good reason. A conservatory is a perfect way to enjoy uninterrupted views of your garden. It can be used as a space to do almost anything you want with it, such as extra living space, a playroom, dining room, ... Read more

Can a conservatory be refurbished?

Can a conservatory be refurbished?

If your conservatory has seen better days, don’t despair. With a bit of TLC, you can refurbish your existing conservatory and make it look and feel as good as new without needing to start from scratch. Thanks to Renaissance Conservatories, updating your existing conservatory couldn’t be easier. What are the benefits of having a conservatory ... Read more

4 small lean to conservatory ideas for modern homes in Devon

4 small lean to conservatory ideas for modern homes in Devon

One of the simplest extension styles available, lean to conservatories make the most of small amounts of space. They are ideal for properties that lack a big space for an extension, such as terraced houses. The low pitch roof is able to be accommodated easier in such homes. Lean to conservatories are often compared to ... Read more

How can I make my conservatory more energy efficient?

How can I make my conservatory more energy efficient?

Whether you are trying to warm up during the colder winter months or cool down in the summer, making your conservatory more energy efficient can be an easy way to improve usability. Fortunately, there are many ways to do this. Conservatories have not always been as energy efficient as some other home improvement products. However, ... Read more

Will new climate rules stop homeowners from building conservatories?

Will new climate rules stop homeowners from building conservatories?

What are the new climate rules? The shift towards slowing the acceleration of climate change has now moved in the direction of potentially impacting the future of building conservatories. With conservatories proving to be a popular home improvement for homes in Britain for many decades, the new rules could see numbers dwindle in the future. ... Read more

What is the best colour glass for a conservatory roof?

What is the best colour glass for a conservatory roof?

The use of glass in conservatories has become considerably more popular as homeowners look for a solution to help enjoy their conservatories year-round. Previously, many such extensions were installed with polycarbonate roofs. This option did not provide the needed benefits that were sought when it came to building extra living space for usage throughout the ... Read more