How long does it take to build an orangery?

Last Updated: 15 January 2024

Here at Reddish Joinery, we specialise in crafting bespoke orangeries that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home but also seamlessly blend functionality and style. Our average-sized 3×3 metre orangery, made from either premium uPVC or elegant timber, can be completed from footings to a plastered finish in just 2 and a half to 3 weeks.

Despite this efficient completion time, we prioritise minimising disruption to our customers’ daily lives, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process.

Our process for building our bespoke uPVC and timber orangeries:

Step 1: Laying the foundations

For the first part of our orangery building process, we lay the foundations. To do this we dig out footings that are around 600mm-1000mm deep, depending on the condition of the ground, which are then filled with concrete. We usually do this during our first day on site.

However, in very rare cases, the ground on new build properties is unsuitable for a concrete strip foundation. So, we use a piling company who arrive quickly to lay the foundations in an efficient manner. If a piling company is required, we will always advise this from the start and give our customers an indication of the incurred cost.


Step 2: Building the Walls and Laying the Floor

During the subsequent phase, we construct the walls and lay a concrete insulated subfloor. This stage takes up to the end of the first week, varying with the project’s size. Our attention to detail ensures that each element is crafted to perfection, adhering to both aesthetic and structural standards.

Step 3: Fitting the Frames and the Roof

In the second week, we focus on installing the frames and roof. This pivotal stage sees the orangery’s structure taking shape. Upon completion, we proceed to the interior, starting with plastering the walls.

timber orangery interior construction

Step 4: Working on the Orangery’s Interior

Whilst the plastering is underway, our certified electricians and plumbers install essential services like lighting and heating. We typically recommend professionals known for their quality work, but customers are free to choose their preferred service providers. Coordinating these efforts, we ensure minimal disruption and optimal workflow.

The plastering phase overlaps with the installation of utilities and generally concludes within 2-3 days post completion of other services. This leaves our customers with a stunning, versatile living space that harmoniously extends their home.

Ensuring Quality and Customer Satisfaction

Throughout the process, we maintain open communication with our customers, providing updates and addressing any concerns. Our team comprises skilled professionals dedicated to delivering top-notch craftsmanship and customer service.

For those interested in our tailor-made uPVC or timber orangeries, or seeking more information about our process, we invite you to contact us at 0161 969 7474 or reach out online. At Reddish Joinery, we are committed to transforming your vision into a beautiful reality.

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