1st April 2021Conservatory vs Extension: Which Comes Out on Top?
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Both orangeries and conservatories can provide a modern looking extension to any property, offering more space and a connection from your home to your garden. They both have their benefits, but many people don’t fully understand the differences between the two – which is why we have created this guide to help you out. So, what’s the difference between an orangery and a conservatory; and which is best for your property – an orangery or conservatory?
The main defining feature of a conservatory is the fact that it has an all glass roof and a high percentage of glass around the structure’s sides. Typically, an extension with at least 75% of the roof being glass, as well as glass covering at least 50% of the overall wall area, is classed as a conservatory.
Unlike conservatories, orangeries are typically constructed from less than 50% glass, with the main percentage of the overall structure being constructed from brick corner pillars. The glass roof features a solid roof round the edge, with just a small section of glass (known as a roof lantern) in the centre. The large windows allow for light penetration, but the overall solid structure much closely resembles a traditional home extension. In case you are unsure whether to opt for an orangery or conservatory, below are the main benefits of an orangery for comparison.
Think you could benefit from an orangery or conservatory? If you are interested in adding a contemporary orangery or conservatory to your property, and would like us to provide you with a quote from several companies so you can compare your options, fill out our online quotation form and let us do the rest!