Conservatories VS Orangeries

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“What’s the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?”

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“What’s the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?” Well if only we had a penny for every time we got asked this question! We’re to help you decide which one you want to suit your home and needs best!

So the first thing you need to know is that both are a mix of bricked and glazed areas and both have glass roofs. However, the main difference is that an Orangery often has a solid brick exterior and a solid roof perimeter with a glass centre. And the glass centre is often called a lantern, an apt name for a space that lights up the whole room!

A Conservatory is often all glass, including the roof area, perfect for adding light to your home and extension. A conservatory is excellent for outside views too, offering uninterrupted, panoramic views of your garden. 

While many think it is the amount of brickwork that is the difference between the two, the main difference is the perimeter of the roof. The more you know! Both designs can have as much or as little glass and brickwork as you want, to suit your style and needs. 

Some prefer a more traditional style which includes more brickwork on the exterior. In contrast, others want to open up a room entirely and have an all-glass exterior to maximise light. This is often best with double glazing, to maintain energy efficiency and insulation and can be adapted with a variety of doors, windows and fixed panelling.

At A&D Joinery, we can help you decide on your design, catering to your home requirements and use of the room. 

If you’re interested in discussing a conservatory or orangery for your home, give us a call on 01942 814501 to talk to one of our team!

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