What Makes A Conservatory Different From An Orangery And Vice-Versa?
Home living is a far more pleasant experience when you have plenty of room to play with, rather than your home feeling cramped and short on space.
Keen to have more space? You could look to extend the building, if you have the capacity to, with perhaps either a conservatory or orangery.
Balhousie supplies various styles of each of these products, so you won’t have any problem finding a solution that fits in with your home setting and personal taste.
But how are you meant to choose between the two options?
It’s a difficult one, but a bit easier if you know more information about conservatories and orangeries.
To identify a conservatory from an orangery, look to see if it has a sloped or angled roof and is predominantly glazed. If these features are visible, it is definitely a conservatory.
Other common characteristics found in a conservatory are a glass or polycarbonate roofing system and the presence of either a dwarf or single solid wall. Most contemporary conservatories have a solid roof covering, which you can identify by its very lifelike tiles and slates.
In general, a conservatory has a lower price tag than an orangery and that’s down to the smaller volume of brickwork used and the less intricate roof.
You may be surprised when we tell you that the orangery has actually been around for longer than the conservatory, originally developed back in the 17th Century by Italian architects and designers. One of its most prominent features is a central roof lantern, containing less than 75% of glass.
Orangeries tend to be square or rectangular-shaped and have various columns, which are elegantly crafted. They also incorporate pilasters and a shallow pitched roof, and typically include a perimeter ceiling, into which downlighters and spotlights are fixed to provide a source of light.
Because an orangery is largely a brick-built building, many are of the opinion that it makes for a more natural-looking extension of a house than you get with a conservatory.
In our Perth showroom, you can see a number of conservatory and orangery styles on display, which will help you decide which of the two you prefer.
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