FAQs

 

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GENERAL
Are your designs bespoke?
Yes, all of our designs are bespoke to match our clients own individual requirements. We offer a free no-obligation design consultation, which allows you to discuss your project requirements with an experienced designer. We then provide you with an accurate quote and sketched design for the proposed project that suits your needs.
Do you cover my area?
Yes, Julius Bahn are nationwide, covering the whole of the United Kingdom.
Does Julius Bahn handle planning permission?
Yes, our internal planning department will handle any applications as necessary. If you need any help or guidance we are always happy to help and you can contact us to speak with one of our experts.
What is an Oak Orangery?
The design of an Oak Framed Orangery would typically incorporate a flat roof and a lantern providing the perfect balance between sunlight and shade (see Traditional Orangeries for examples). Oak Orangeries originated in the 17th century on exclusive residences as a symbol of wealth. Its purpose was to provide a mild climate for the cultivation of delicate fruit such as oranges.
What is the difference between an Oak Orangery, a Oak Conservatory and an Oak Garden Room?
The Oak Orangery simply introduces a flat roof design to enable extensions to sit below first floor windows. The design also incorporates a central feature lantern that allows natural light to flow into the room from above, whilst allowing for a partially insulated roof. We offer two different styles of Orangeries – a Traditional Orangery or a Tiled Orangery.  The latter allowing for a higher and tiled roof line.Oak Garden Rooms have a pitched, fully insulated tilted roof which allows for the perfect living environment that can be enjoyed all year round. It is also insulated from the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer. Garden Rooms also allow for striking Oak design features such as a Gable End, Exposed Rafters and Feature Trusses. Oak Conservatories traditionally feature a pitched roof with full glazing, offering unobstructed panoramic views of the outdoors; but limited space for insulation.
How do you heat an Oak Orangery or Oak Garden Room?
A question we rarely get asked at Julius Bahn as our insulated roofs provide great heat retention. If needed, something as simple as underfloor heating can add some extra warmth when needed.
How much does a Julius Bahn Oak Orangery cost?
Our Oak Framed Buildings are designed to last a lifetime; whilst it may save you tens of thousands of pounds if you choose a cheap conservatory, it will likely need replacing in five years or so, depending on the materials used. Our Oak Framed Buildings are all bespoke designed and built according to each client’s requirements. We recommend that you speak with a member of the team to discuss your ideas, which allows us to help provide a more accurate individual quote for a building that will suit your requirements.
MATERIALS
Why Oak over other available materials?
Oak is a robust material and many of the traditional techniques developed thousands of years ago. Things such as mortise and tenon joints secured with Seasoned Oak pegs are still used today due to the durability and longevity. An Oak Framed Building is built to last and will not require replacing within your lifetime. That is the beauty of choosing Oak. Our Oak is sustainably sourced and all our processes are as eco-friendly as possible. The subtle and natural appearance of an Oak Frame blends timelessly with almost every style of property, not only adding value but enhancing your lifestyle.
What type of Oak do you use for your projects?
Projects containing fixed glazing are created using Seasoned Oak from our own drying yards, ensuring the highest quality beams are chosen for each project. We only use Green Oak for projects which do not contain glazing e.g. Oak Garages, as the moisture levels in the wood is much higher in Green Oak. This means whilst the frame settles and strengthens after installation, there could be more movement from Green Oak than expected with Seasoned Oak. This could have an impact on any glazing elements, so just to be sure we always use Seasoned Oak where fixed glazing occurs in the design. All our joinery is made with kiln dried Oak to reduce the level of expected movement further.
Does the Oak require any treatment?
All natural materials will need an element of protection externally. Oak simply needs to be kept waterproof by applying an oil based solution. This prevents any significant movement and keeps the building watertight. We recommend following the guidelines of your chosen protection manufacturer, which usually suggest application every 6-12 months as necessary. There are two aesthetic options of protection that is of each individual’s personal choice, to maintain the natural honey colour choose a solution containing UV filters and to allow the Oak to silver down/ turn grey choose a solution without UV filters. Both options will still provide adequate waterproofing protection.
SHOW HOUSE
Do you have show houses we can visit?
Yes, we have several show sites based across the country that are available to visit by appointment only. Each show site features a range of our products allowing you to see our work in the flesh. If you’re interested in viewing one of our show sites, please contact us to book an appointment.
WARRANTIES
What is your product warranty?
You can view our product warranty here.
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