Creating a new living space has always been a popular choice for homeowners to extend their home and potentially add value to their property. A conservatory is the most well-known option when considering this sort of venture however recently orangeries have become more in demand.
If you are unsure what the difference is and which would be best for your property, hopefully the following information will help to make the decision a bit easier.
A conservatory is traditionally a more versatile structure than an orangery, with the shape, style and design suited to the house. A conservatory is generally made of around 80% glass and construction is normally simple and straightforward - this makes them easily adapted for their intended purpose. It also normally allows a better view of the garden or outside areas depending on where the conservatory is situated.
With advancements in technology the opportunities are practically endless and every Salisbury Glass conservatory comes complete with a CAD design and is structurally tested for snow and wind loadings to your individual address. Take a look at our gallery for inspiration. (link to conservatories gallery)
An orangery is often seen as more of a permanent feature to a property as it features more brickwork – however large windows and a glass roof are generally still the main features. An orangery is often considered part extension and part conservatory, combining all the features of a conservatory with a conventional brick extension.
With the added brickwork, orangeries tend to provide more privacy than conservatories and can be used as more of a luxury area or double as a dining room for example.
Salisbury Glass can design your orangery in keeping with your existing property or provide a more contemporary extension to something older. Bespoke orangeries are constructed with the latest modern materials to provide you with a warm secure room that you can enjoy for many years to come.