Back to case studies Case study Two Green Oak 'Victorian Orangery'


Tonbridge, Kent




Mid 2012


Golden Mean Designs



Main contractor

Creasey Conservation

Framing time

6 weeks

Site time

1 week

Frame cost*


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  • We were commissioned to design and build a Victorian style ‘Orangery’ to serve as a conservatory come dining room.
  • The existing property is a grade II listed Tudor building with plenty of character and history.

The brief:

To build a frame that would provide a light and grand room that captured the stunning established gardens. We had to work around the enormous Ginkgo tree (under the protection of a TPO, as it is believed to be the largest Ginkgo in the country!) adjacent to the building, thus all ground works had to be designed to have as little impact on the tree as possible.

The frame:

The direct glazing is made up of 6mm toughened glass (low e) units with a 12mm cavity. The glazing is fitted onto the frame using a system that we have developed over many years and has been proven to work. In essence the system relies on cleverly profiled soul plates and quarter sawn air-dried oak cover strips.

*Frame cost as of 2012

"I am very happy with your extraordinary creation, thank you!"
Laura & Casper, Private Client, Kent

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