Which is more suitable? Orangery or a Conservatory?
Homeowners always ask the question which one of these two is the most popular extension. It is very difficult to say which one is better. However, we can advise customers on both orangeries and conservatories. This will help homeowners decide on which one they would like.
Also, know as orangeries they have been around since the early 15th century. They were most commonly used for growing oranges hence the name. They where also a sign of wealth for the rich. During the 15th century orangeries where not only used for growing oranges but also other types of fruit trees. However, as technology started to advance they began to use these as an extension of living space.
Some homeowners now consider the orangery to be more in tune with there current property in looks, rather than a traditional conservatory. Because of the brickwork needed for the orangery walls and pillars.
- Different styles and designs to blend with your property.
- A wide selection of roofing systems.
- High thermal efficiency
- Low maintenance.
During the 17th Century, conservatories started to make an appearance. Doing so promoted a demand for conservatories all across Europe and the United Kingdom.
At the time they were very similar to glass houses. Due to conservatories helping grow vegetation they become very popular fast.
Jump to the 1970’s, conservatories now had insulated glazing which really made them more popular throughout the UK. Furthermore, this led to different conservatory styles being made such as Victorian and Edwardian styles.
- Mostly made of glass allowing plenty of light.
- Can help increase the value of your property.
- Cheaper than an orangery.
- Bespoke designs.
For more information on conservatories and orangeries call us today on 0800 854 803