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Modern v Traditional Conservatories And Orangeries

If you’ve outgrown your current home, moving isn’t the only option you have.

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It could be far easier to create more living space with a conservatory or orangery than having to pack up and move.

Not only can you avoid the hassle of moving, but investing in a quality extension could also add value to your home, making it a great investment for the future.

But, what’s the difference between a conservatory and orangery, and how do you know which style will suit your home best? 

Orangery vs Conservatory

Today, the differences between a conservatory and an orangery are less apparent and so it can sometimes be hard to tell them apart. 

Ultimately, it all depends on the amount of glass. An orangery extension often includes large volumes of brickwork and tends to have more solidity in the roof. 

On the other hand, a conservatory has glazing that covers a wider surface area, allowing more natural light into your home and offering an unrestricted view of the outdoors. 

Another distinctive way of telling the two apart is the shape. Quite often, orangeries are limited to rectangular builds, whereas conservatories can come in P and T-shaped designs to perfectly fit your available space. 

The versatile designs of both means that you can have complete control over the look of your bespoke conservatory or orangery to ensure that the finished installation is exactly how you pictured it to be. 

Modern or Traditional?

The style you choose will most likely be dependent on your home’s existing features, so you can expand on them to create a seamless connection. You’ll also have to consider the coloured finish, roof style and other components, like windows and doors, to achieve your ideal design. 

All of this can be quite overwhelming for homeowners looking to increase their living space. 


If you’re still unsure whether a conservatory or orangery would best suit your home, view our projects gallery to get inspired or visit your local showroom and a member of our team will happily provide you with impartial advice and guidance. 


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