What's the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?

Here at Warm Roof Conservatory Specialists, we offer both orangeries and conservatories but we often get asked what really is the difference between them both.

Typically, orangeries are known to be bigger and grander, and were known as orangeries in days gone by because homeowners used to grow orange trees in their prestigious homes. The firm pillars formed shelter for the oranges whilst the expanse of glass all around allowed the suns rays in to help the oranges to grow and ripen.

The True Difference Between an Orangery and Conservatory

Today the difference between an orangery and a conservatory is a hard to differentiate. The true definition states that an orangery glass roof typically covers less than 75% of the overall roof area whilst a conservatory covers at least 75% of the overall roof area. A bit of a fine line!

Also, orangeries can be defined as bridging the gap between a conservatory and a full single-storey extension. They can incorporate the styles of the Edwardian and the Victorian range.

Orangeries also can have brick pillars or insulated aluminium columns within the wall structure adding an element of grandeur and making it feel more of a proper extension. But on the other hand, orangeries can also be designed with full glass from ground level right to the top of the structure. So, you can see this fine line makes it hard to differentiate between the both options.

Orangery Roofs

Both conservatories and orangery roofs can be made from glass or polycarbonate panels or solid tiled structures. The idea on both is that they bring the outside into your home and nowadays, most styles of conservatories can look just as grand as an orangery. There are so many design options on both, including colours, glass types and decorative cornices So, it would not really matter what you classify it as.

We can advise on your Orangery/Conservatory

Here at Warm Roof Conservatory Specialists, we offer both options at highly cost-effective prices. We can offer bricked columns and walls, glazed panels, glazed or solid roofs (more luxurious), pelmets and cornices and even a roof lantern – whatever takes your fancy ranging from traditional Orangeries to Lantern Orangeries.

Feel free to give us a call to discuss your requirements and we can come out to your and discuss all your options. Both Conservatories and Orangeries are available for installation throughout the year. So why not let us at Warm Roof Conservatory Specialists design the perfect option for you. Contact us today using our contact form or phone us on 01246 558695.

Conservatories are Adding Value To Customers Homes

Is it time to move or improve? a constant question asked by home owners, need extra living space yet you love the area you are living in, then a new Conservatory or Replacement Conservatory roof may be the answer you are looking for.

The modern home owner is often looking for living solutions that respond to multiple issues, including extra storage, workspace, hobby space and relaxing, a new conservatory or replacement conservatory roof can deliver. If you are thinking about an extension or changing the way you use your home then call Warm Roof Conservatory Specialists for a hassle free, discussion.

We will happily give you a 3D design of your new conservatory, a fully inclusive price to install and provide all of the necessary building controls along with our comprehensive insurance backed warranty.