What is the difference between an Orangery and a Conservatory?
Many customers ask this question when deciding on the best option for their home.
The truth is that an orangery and a conservatory are both great additions to any home.
An Orangery or a Conservatory will add value to your property and bring extra living space. However, there are distinct differences, and it’s important that, as a homeowner, you know the difference between a conservatory and an orangery to help you make the right decision for your needs.
A brick base and large windows typically characterise an orangery. On the other hand, a conservatory is usually made entirely of glass. Orangeries are often used as dining areas or kitchen extensions, while conservatories are more commonly used as garden rooms.
Below we have outlined the main differences between conservatories and Orangeries to help you decide on the best option for your needs. Of course, our team of experts is on hand to help you guide you through the choices.
What is an Orangery
An orangery is a type of building that was first used in the late 17th century to protect orange trees and other fruit trees from harsh weather. However, the function of an orangery has since changed, and it is now often used to create extra living space.
Unlike a conservatory, an orangery is typically closer in resemblance to a traditional extension, with a higher percentage of brickwork and a flat roof. Usually, a roof lantern or skylight is inserted into the flat roof, allowing light to flood the room below.
The interior is temperature-controlled and highly insulated, providing comfortable living space all year round. Adding French, Patio, or Bi-folding doors within the design can create the ultimate wow factor with a seamless transition to your exterior space.
An orangery is a modern, cost-effective way to add an extension to your home and will undoubtedly add value to your property.
What is a Conservatory
A conservatory is a glass-enclosed room that is attached to the main house. Conservatories are available in various styles to complement your property, including Edwardian, Victorian, Gable End, and Lean to Conservatories.
One of the main characteristics of a conservatory is the high percentage of glass. Although this provides fantastic views over your outside area, this feature can cause issues with temperature control.
For this reason, more and more homeowners are choosing a conservatory with a solid roof or Warmroof as they are also known. Including a solid roof in your conservatory’s design allows interior temperatures to be controlled. In addition, your conservatory will feel more like a home extension.
We’re here to help
Whatever you decide is best for you and your home, the team at Orchard Home Improvements is here to help guide you through.
We will advise you of all the options and provide a free no, obligation quotation. So, take the first step to your new Orangery or Conservatory and contact us today to arrange a home survey.
Call our team on 01780 753343 or click the contact us button below.