The two most popular types of home extension are the orangery and conservatory and you need to be completely certain which one most appeals to your heart as buying either will be a big financial commitment.
If you could do with a well-rounded understanding of both extensions to help you make the right choice, here’s a mini-guide to them…
You will know that you are looking at an orangery and not a conservatory because of the brickwork used in its design (from the base upwards) and its other hallmarks; prolonged panes of glass and Lantern roof system.
The bricks used to build an orangery can be carefully chosen to match the style of brick used to build your house as then when the orangery is integrated into your house it will look like a natural extension of it, rather than an obvious add-on.
You won’t get as much light entering into an orangery as you would inside a conservatory, but you might not consider that a bad thing if you value your privacy. It really does have an ambience of its own and the ball is entirely in your court so far as how you want to use the space as everything is possible.
Glass is the predominant ingredient in the majority of conservatory designs and you’ll love it if you want almost full transparency so that you can really take in the views of the garden while relaxing inside.
Originally, a conservatory would be place where plants and herbs would be grown, but thanks to the wonders of modern glazing technology and use of thermally efficient materials like UPVC and aluminium, they’re now luxury all-year-round living spaces.
Several conservatory styles have been developed (you can find a wide example of them here) so you shouldn’t have any issue trying to find a style that fits in with the aesthetics and age of your home. In most instances, bungalow owners can even own a conservatory as the compact lean-to design was conceived for these kinds of properties.
Canvass the opinions of our consultants at Hazlemere if you’re struggling to conclude whether an orangery or conservatory will be your best choice as you don’t want to get such an important decision wrong. Book a 1 hour appointment and let’s talk things through.
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