Orangeries grew in popularity in the 17th century – fast forward to today and they can enhance any home with an elegant, classic look and provide a versatile new living space.
Don’t compromise – choose style and functionality
Similar to a conservatory, orangeries are glazed extensions that create a new living space to enjoy all year round and whatever the weather. What sets them apart from a conservatory, however, is the incorporation of solid wall sections, usually a lantern style roof and an elegant vaulted or suspended ceiling. By boasting a mixture of glazing and solid walls, an orangery will feel far more connected to your home.
This means that an orangery can feel far more homely than a conservatory – it is private and light during the day, cosy at night, and creates a seamless extension for your existing property. So many families want to enhance their home with new space. An orangery makes it possible and doesn’t compromise on aesthetics in the process.
Not only do you gain more privacy from neighbours, but an orangery can be used to entertain guests at any time of day or evening thanks to its thermal performance. Efficient glazing lets in as much natural light as possible during the day, and still retains heat when the temperature drops, especially when combined with a well-insulated uPVC, aluminium or timber frame.
Gone are the worries that you won’t have enough space for your growing family, or for when friends visit – an orangery provides a space that can be used in any weather, at any time and for any occasion – it’s entirely up to you how you utilise it!