Castle Conservatories are Surrey’s premier orangery company covering Sutton, Croydon, Kingston, Leatherhead, Wimbledon, Epsom and South London. Whether you are considering a new or a replacement orangery for your home, we have a design to suit your style and budget. No matter your reasons for investing in an orangery, we are sure to have a solution to suit your Surrey property, your taste and budget. Orangeries are a great way to extend your existing living space without the hassle of moving home. It is a more practical solution to adding living space to your home as they are usable all year round, even in the winter months. Brick and stone walls provide better insulation whilst additional glazing provides a light and airy space for modern, open plan living.
The largest difference between an orangery and a conservatory is the base and the roof. Orangeries tend to have a brick base with a flat perimeter roof which most commonly has a centralised roof lantern in the middle. Conservatories typically have a centralised roof pitch and a frame construction that goes from the ground to the pitched roof without a perimeter. Nowadays there isn’t as much difference between an orangery and conservatory in terms of construction as new and innovative technology has made the design of orangeries and conservatories a lot more flexible and versatile. The usual staple is that an orangery offers less glazing and more privacy than a conservatory whereas a conservatory is focused on maximising natural light and glazing panels. The orangery dates back to the 17th century where it was used as a place to shelter citrus trees throughout the cold season. Nowadays, they are used to extend the home and provide a bright and airy living space. Usually created with brick pillars to support the roof perimeter, orangeries provide an elegant and grand addition to any Surrey property. Offering increased natural light into the home, you can enjoy the view of your garden all year round from the comfort of your home.
Our process couldn’t be easier. At Castle Conservatories we offer a full service orangery build, from planning and construction through to the final and finishing touches. We draw on our wealth of experience and knowledge to provide the best orangeries in Surrey. If you have a sure idea of how you’d like your orangery to look and function, get in touch with us to discuss your ideas. If you’re not sure and you’d like to be inspired with examples, you can visit us to take a look at our orangeries in person. There are a range of styles and designs available for your orangery needs, to make sure you select an orangery that is suited to your Surrey property. Depending on how much space you have available and the purpose of your new orangery, we can advise and recommend on the best products and design.