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How Are Conservatory and Orangery Roofs Different?

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Orangeries are in vogue. Whilst conservatories remain the core of our business, we are fielding more enquiries about orangeries than we ever have in nearly 15 years of trading. We thought we’d take a look at some of the ways that an orangery is different from a conservatory in an occasional series of blog posts – starting at the top this week with roofs.

Conservatory Roofs

Conservatory roofs are constructed from high performance glass panels to maximise the light entering the room. Modern solar control glass lets in light but keeps out the heat. We even have a low-maintenance self-cleaning option that utilises rain and natural light to eliminate grime from the exterior of the glass!

Conservatory roof

Orangery Roofs

Orangery roofs have a distinctive lantern-shape rising out of a flat roof construction. The substantial brick columns that form the walls of the orangery can easily support the weight. Larger orangeries might have two such lantern constructions. Thinking about how sunlight will play through the lantern will give you ideas for interior design – such as where to situate a kitchen island or a sofa.

If you would like to know more about the roofs (or any other part) of our conservatories and orangeries, please don’t hesitate to contact our showroom on 01953 600505. Alternatively, you can email us on

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