A family owned and run business, Vale have been designing and building conservatories and orangeries for over 35 years and have gained an enviable reputation for our attention to detail in each and every one of our structures.
We believe the best way of achieving total control over the quality of every product, process and procedure is to carry it all out ‘in-house’, which we do in our purpose built factory shown above. Here we make anything from the tiniest detail to match your house, to our own glass units. We invest heavily in research and technology and couple this with a dedicated team of designers, craftsmen and operational teams - each an expert in their own field.
Attention To Detail
We are passionate about design and are committed to traditional methods of construction, whilst working with advances in technology and materials. We aim to develop each and every one of our buildings to include the correct level of detail and aesthetic appreciation both internally and externally.
We remain true to the genius of the Georgian and Victorian periods – emulating detail, proportion and visual correctness, balancing relationships between columns and entablature and keeping glazing styles as delicate as possible. Our method of producing a true inset box gutter is labour intensive, but is architecturally correct.
Pioneered 35 years ago our signature roof system, completely unique to Vale, combines timber with metal. With our strong engineering background, we are able to achieve greater strengths and spans, incorporating double glazed units between fine glazing rafters. The advantages of a technically advanced roof are achieved whilst recreating the slender appearance of the single glazed conservatories of the past, without compromising on traditional detail.
To ensure that each part of the build fits perfectly and that the project runs smoothly on site, all our conservatories are preerected in our workshops considering every aesthetic detail.
Whether you are still deciding who you would like to build your new room, or your conservatory is currently being built by us, please come and visit us. Meet the teams in the various stages of construction and behind the scenes, and see exactly what goes into our buildings – we are confident you will be impressed.
Each and every one of our conservatories and orangeries is unique, designed to fulfil your requirement for living, whilst providing a design brief that will compliment your home. It’s a fine balance in designing a structure appropriate in terms of style and size, yet at the same time taking on board your personal preferences and ideas. The designers understand what an important decision this project will be and know from experience that your new room will become the focal point for you and your family all year round.
All our designers have been working with us for many years, each having a wealth of knowledge of all periods of architecture, some with specialist knowledge having collaborated with architectural societies on sensitive projects, and others working with architectural styles overseas. Working closely with our technical team, each designer understands the complexities of our builds and will consider this in the early stages of design. Thinking ahead on where the room is to be positioned, how a room will be used and layout of furniture, will help you gain the very most out of your new room.
Whether working alone, or appointing an architect to oversee your design and build, we can be incredibly flexible in the ways we work with you. Do call us to discuss how best to proceed with your project.
Steering your way through the forms and submissions for obtaining Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent can be quite daunting, and the changing requirements from one local authority to the next, can further complicate the process.
We have a dedicated department here that have been working on behalf of our clients for over 20 years. Having come across almost every local authority across the UK and every sensitive situation, there isn’t much that we haven’t experienced or had to work our way through.
Many of our projects will also require SAP calcs, Structural calcs, and frequently Building Control approval if the overall scheme requires it. We take all this in our stride and aim to make the whole process as seamless as possible.
Vale are proud to have been selected to produce a unique conservatory collection for the National Trust and we are honoured to work in association with an organisation architecturally in tune with our own interests and standards.
The collection is now over 10 years old and includes glazed structures derived from working closely with the National Trust historic building advisor and careful study of the Georgian, Elizabethan and Victorian periods. They incorporate configurations and design options that cater for many styles of building both old and new. Vale makes a contribution to the National Trust for every National Trust conservatory sold.
Our established Interiors department have worked closely with our clients over 20 years to provide furniture, flooring, lighting, heating and finishing touches required to complete a new garden room. The fast changing pace of interior design means there is always something new when offering the latest ideas in fabric and furniture design alongside practical and stylish solutions of some of our more traditional pieces.
Within our showrooms here at Vale we have an excellent collection of furniture sourced from visits to shows in Paris and Milan, exquisite floors from around the world and unique pieces made within Vale and by local craftsmen. Visitors are always welcome whatever phase their project is at – we can even help develop your ideas for other rooms in your home if required.
Architectural Bronze Limited is partner company to Vale Garden Houses and specialises in hand crafting bronze windows, doors, screens and secondary glazing. Bronze is a unique and beautiful material, recognised for its value and suitability to architectural applications. Choosing bronze in your build is a true investment.
Architectural Bronze work closely with Vale on many projects for our clients, providing casements for our conservatories and orangeries, and alongside Vale within many areas of the home. The various systems offered make Architectural Bronze adaptable for historical and renovation projects as well as new builds and contemporary schemes. Timber frames and glazing can also be provided through our joint collaboration.