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What Makes an Orangery an Orangery?

14/06/2018An orangery we built in the past.

Orangeries have been popular since they first arrived on the estates of wealthy aristocrats in the 17th century. While these part brick/part glass buildings were originally created to house plants, they are now extremely popular for extending living areas. Although they are very popular and have been for hundreds of years, many people are still not clear exactly what makes an orangery an orangery. Here are some of the defining features of an orangery. 

What Makes an Orangery?

Unlike conservatories which have brick foundations, but are then predominately made from uPVC and glass, orangeries have brick pillars, large glazed windows and a lantern roof, which creates a parapet inside the roof of the orangery. The large windows and doors bring the light of the garden into the orangery - making them ideal for growing plants or relaxing with a book. The parapet like roof  adds yet more light and gives orangeries their unique look.

Orangeries are almost a hybrid between a solid brick extension and a conservatory and in recent years they have become much more popular among homeowners. They provide you all the benefits of solid extensions - often without the need for planning permission.

What Are the Benefits of Orangeries?

Orangeries provide many different benefits to homeowners and their properties, here are some of the main benefits:

Extra space – One of the main benefits of orangeries is the added space they afford your home. Due to their design, they can be used for a wide variety of different purposes and are suitable for use all year round. 

Added value – Orangeries  add value to houses. The attractive architectural addition and the extra space provided will benefit you should you decide to sell your home in the future.

Versatile space – Its solid structure and open design makes an orangery the perfect space for a wide variety of different uses. Whether you need a space for the kids to play in, a space for working from home or even a space for working out in privacy, an orangery can provide all three in one room.

Our Orangeries 

We have been installing orangeries throughout the county for over a decade. We have a wide variety of different design options available, giving you full control over the design of your orangery. Our expert team have more than enough experience to create the perfect orangery for your home, blending it with the existing brickwork of your home to make it fit seamlessly. If you want more information on our products or want to see working examples of them you can visit our showrooms in either Wymondham and Diss.

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