When Doncaster-based Paul Jackson Conservatories asked K2 fabricator Four Seasons Conservatories what orangery solutions they had to offer that would allow Paul to present his potential customer with something innovative, the timing could not have been more perfect.
It just so happened that two new upgrade options had been recently introduced to the K2 Capella orangery: an internal full-height plasterboard soffit, for that true orangery look; and the already highly popular aluminium fascia and optional decorative pilasters which had been adapted from the best-selling Global Summer to fit onto the K2 hybrid orangery system.
Paul Jackson, who in his 25th year of fitting has seen many installations, comments: “The external finish, particularly the pilasters, gives their new room a really striking appearance. On the inside the integrated GRP pilasters are finished with an internal pod system to create a fantastic column between the windows. These blend in perfectly with the selected 300mm plasterboard soffit which runs all the way round the perimeter and offers an overall feel of sturdiness.”
“Our customers were over the moon with the end result,” continues Paul. “They had looked into fully structural orangeries and had gone to some of the big national installers. But their prices were not within budget and they could not offer an alternative product.”
The installed Capella measures 6 metres by 4 metres and features a brick dwarf wall designed to seamlessly match the Georgian style property.
Following on from this positive response Phil Foulger at Four Seasons is now actively promoting the K2 Capella as an alternative to a standard conservatory or a fully structural orangery. He comments: “The Capella’s modular options are unique on the market; we will be focusing our sales effort on the plasterboard soffit option as its appearance is the closest to that of a structural orangery.”
The Capella can be specified with a range of other options including an integral aluminium gutter and an internal PVC-U shelf-like soffit, available in either 170mm or 300mm depth. The plasterboard soffit is available in a choice of 300mm or 600mm depth, to match the designed look of prestigious structural orangeries.