The million dollar question! The truth is, the lines have become blurred in recent years and quite simply, your living space can be whatever you want it to be. Traditionally, you would consider a conservatory to be mainly glass – glass roof, glass walls, and afford a stunning view of your garden and the sky. These days however, you can also have a tiled roof conservatory for added warmth and comfort, and dwarf walls for added insulation. There are also a huge variety of options for solar control glazing to ensure your room doesn’t get too hot or cold through the seasons.
An orangery generally incorporates brick or aluminium pillars for a little extra privacy and warmth -lending itself to a more luxurious feel. Orangeries also tend to feature a pelmet around the roof of the structure which again adds a little more thermal insulation to your room. Anything goes when it comes to roof style! Opt for a glass lantern, solid tiled roof or anything in between!
Home extensions tend to be designed to look and feel more like a natural extension of your home. Many incorporate more of a solid feel with more brickwork – and often (but not always) will feature a solid tiled roof of some kind. These days though, roofs can be truly hybrid, incorporating full length glass panels and/or Velux windows for added light and ventilation. Generally, extensions are chosen for their year-round useability, keeping them comfortably warm whatever the weather outside.
But who needs labels anyway! Speak to a Pennine advisor and we’ll be only too happy to create something unique to you.