The million dollar question! The truth is, the lines have become blurred in recent years and quite simply, your living space can be whatever you want it to be. Traditionally, you would consider a conservatory to be mainly glass – glass roof, glass walls, and afford a stunning view of your garden and the sky. These days however, you can also have a tiled roof conservatory for added warmth and comfort, and dwarf walls for added insulation. There are also a huge variety of options for solar control glazing to ensure your room doesn’t get too hot or cold through the seasons.
An orangery generally incorporates brick or aluminium pillars for a little extra privacy and warmth -lending itself to a more luxurious feel. Orangeries also tend to feature a pelmet around the roof of the structure which again adds a little more thermal insulation to your room. Anything goes when it comes to roof style! Opt for a glass lantern, solid tiled roof or anything in between!