orangeries & conservatories
First, you may well be wondering, what is the difference between an orangery and a conservatory.
The broad answer is that there are no rules. Both tend to be used as an addition to existing homes and help merge the outdoors with new indoor space. The following summary may help make the distinction clearer.
Please feel free just to telephone and discuss the options with us. There are lots of choices and we want you to make the right ones.
The truth is that manufacturers often use the two terms inter-changeably. Tell us what you are looking for and we can help you find the perfect solution.
Conservatories tend to be a slightly lighter form of building. This is true both about the way they are constructed and the amount of glass that is used. Usually you will find that they let in more light than you will get from an orangery. You can think of them as being a good way of bringing the garden into the house. A conservatory may also be less demanding in the way of planning regulations. On the downside, it may be harder to heat or cool – although modern systems are now massively better than those on the market even 5 years ago.
That said, if you want a room you can use all year round, then talk to us about warm roofs. You’ll see a separate section on our website for more details.