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, an orangery is a glazed extension which can be enjoyed all year round.
Where these differ from the traditional conservatory design, however, is the incorporation of solid wall sections, lantern-style roofing, and elegant vaulted or suspended ceilings.
The increased heat retention, solidity, and the opportunity to decorate the walls as per usual, all make the orangery closer to an additional room than a conservatory – but this is not to say it does not connect the home with the outside, much as a conservatory does.The large lantern style roofs and glazed wall sections let in good amounts of light, and provide lovely views the surrounding greenery and sky – day or night.
Orangeries are also commonly fitted with large sliders or bifolds, which aid ventilation and help promote a fresh and natural atmosphere. 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 privacy from neighbours, an orangery can be used to entertain guests at any time of day thanks to its thermal performance. Efficient glazing lets in as much natural light as possible, 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 pleasant in any weather, at any time, and for any occasion.