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IGLU Contemporary design

IGL    Conservatories & Orangeries



Your brand new bespoke Conservatory or Orangery must harmonise with the existing structure of your home, and be as individual as your lifestyle.

We therefore give you more choice while also making the design process as simple as possible.

This website guides you through every option. Initially you may like to browse the Gallery to see ideas, or discover the different Conservatory styles and Conservatory materials available.

Design choices can range from contemporary conservatories to traditional conservatories to contemporary buildings.

While the materials range from structurally insulated panels(SIPS), masonry, aluminium and PVC. Our bespoke package even includes flooring, as well as entrance doors & "A" rated casement windows.

At any point you can contact us and our free design service will help you with all the details.

For more information call or                                        simply go to our contact page.


Designing the right kind of conservatory or orangery can be difficult – it has to match the existing architecture and scale of your house, suit your lifestyle, integrate with your garden and fit with your budget. Because we give you a greater range of options than other companies, you'll have more freedom to customise a solution that's right for you.

This section outlines the different structural possibilities and helps you visualise how they look. Having said this, it cannot hope to show you everything we have built over the years. So if you don’t see what you want, don’t worry –  for more information go to our contact page.

Orangeries became popular in the 17th century for growing exotic plants and fruits that were native to warmer climes. Today’s orangeries are elegant extensions with light flooding down from the lantern roof and through tall windows. Whereas conservatories have walls entirely of glass, an orangery will have side elevations partly constructed from brick, stone or structurally insulated panels(SIPS)

Whatever the style or choice of materials, an orangery is a much coveted addition to any home. To see examples of what we have created visit the Gallery. We’d be happy to discuss your requirements and give you the benefit of our architectural design service.




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Introduction to the Contemporary Conservatory


The evolution of the conservatory is tied to the introduction of new building materials and advances in the manufacture of glass to ever-larger sizes, the introduction of double-glazing, heat reflective glass and other innovations.


But over and above all this has been the influence of architects and designers who, having understood how to use new materials, design breathtaking public buildings to enhance gardens and the buildings they are often attached too. It is these conservatories that have captured the public’s imagination and with it created a demand for smaller conservatories for home use using similar designs.


Contemporary Conservatories can take design cues from Georgian Conservatories, Victorian Conservatories or from modern buildings and architecture.


Contemporary Conservatories for Period Properties


Understanding the History of the Conservatory can be important when working on a conservatory design for a property where Planning Permission may be needed and a non-traditional conservatory is required. Planning Departments often start off by insisting that the design for a conservatory should imitate that of a particular period, but a sensitive approach using modern materials within a structure that has a period feel, can sometimes be acceptable.


Contemporary Conservatories for Modern Properties


A modern property may often appear to have a simple design, but this is often achieved by marrying quality materials and unfussy detailing so that the final design appears natural within its environment. We work to create a harmonious conservatory within this framework so that it complements both the property and the garden.


Some clients seek an all-glass conservatory or glass structure and these can look stunning but must be designed in such a way so as to meet with building control requirements,

even if the latest solar glass is incorporated into their structure we normally have to incorporate highly thermally efficient building materials that increase the overall build cost.


A conservatory that cannot be used year-round becomes a liability, but a compromise to include some solid insulation against cold weather and summer sun can enable you to own a conservatory you can enjoy year-round. What’s more, it’s important to remember that an all-glass conservatory can be unsatisfactory if it is overlooked by another property, in public view near a road or is planned as a kitchen conservatory, in which last case, ventilation will need to be thoroughly planned to prevent condensation problems.


If you are planning a south-facing conservatory facing onto a garden, patio or deck, you can incorporate fully opening sliding or folding doors into the design that will give your conservatory a wonderful feeling of space in the summer months and make it easier to keep cool. This is very different to the traditional conservatory single, double-door or French door solution and gives the conservatory a modern and contemporary look.


The Contemporary Conservatory & Orangery


Orangeries are becoming increasingly popular as a solution to extend a property where lots of natural light is required and we find that many clients looking for a Contemporary, Modern or non-traditional Conservatory would really rather have an Orangery.


We are always happy to advise on Contemporary Conservatory design, so please contact us if you have any questions or wish to meet one of our architectural designers.

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