Orangeries have been available on the market for well over a year now, but we have seen very little in the way of demand for this new luxury item.

No doubt that it is an excellent new collection to the home improvements market, and a definite step up from conservatories on the evolutionary ladder. But I think it arrived at completely the wrong time. Unfortunately, the deepest recession in 70 years made more of an impact than the availability of orangeries did. The nation suddenly stopped spending money, on everything, so a brand new orangery was never going to be on their list of things to buy.

But now with a recovery (albeit a slow and nervous steady one) on it’s way, consumers might start thinking more adventurously, bringing orangeries back into the game! And if so, bi-folding door sales will go up with it.