Orangeries now account for one in four conservatories sold by Conservatory Outlet. That is the figure reported by Britain’s fastest growing independent conservatory and window dealer network as total conservatory sales average more than 40 a week.
The Wakefield-based company, which also produces 900 window frames a week in its factory, says that Orangeries are driving sales at an extraordinary rate. “Our belief is that British homeowners became bored with the traditional styles of conservatory,” says Matthew Glover, Conservatory Outlet’s managing director. “The Orangery offers something different, more akin to a full extension perhaps than a conservatory, and that appeals to homeowners. New construction techniques have also brought the cost down for homeowners that want the look but not the full cost of traditional construction methods and all of this has combined to drive sales up across all of our dealers.”
With annual sales of around 2000 conservatories with forecasts across the Conservatory Outlet dealer network of more than £38 million for the current year, the company’s dealers are all reporting significant year-on-year increases, some as high as 50% ahead of the corresponding period in 2009.
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