What is the difference between a Conservatory and an Orangery?
The largest difference between a conservatory and an orangery is the glazing to frame ratio. Conservatories have over 75% glazing whereas orangeries have less than 75%. Nowadays there isn’t as much difference between a conservatory and orangery in terms of construction as new and innovative technology has made the design of conservatories and orangeries 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. Traditional conservatories were typically made from polycarbonate or glass panels however over the years, conservatory design has become more advanced with increased thermal efficiency and a more robust, durable and quality design. Made using premium quality materials, our conservatories and orangeries feature stunning detail and high performance functionality. They are a delightful addition to any Surrey home looking for an airy spacious environment to spend time for all of the family.
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.
Classic conservatories are the ideal solution for more traditional and heritage homes throughout Surrey. Add elegance to your home with decorative detailing that provides a timeless aesthetic to your home. Although classic in design, this conservatory style is certainly not classic in its performance. Enhance the performance of your home in Surrey with modern benefits. We can custom design your new conservatory to suit the style of your home. Whether you live in a modern or traditional home, our classic conservatories can be the perfect solution to your home improvement needs.
Designer conservatories have been designed to increase the light and space in your home. Flood your home with an influx of natural light and help to create a welcoming new living space. Typically used for entertainment spaces but can be adapted to suit a multitude of purposes. This conservatory style is created with an insulated perimeter ceiling pelmet which helps to enhance the thermal efficiency of your home. The designer conservatory can be adapted to style and shape to hide any guttering and can even house lights and or speakers if you would like.
Performance conservatories offer the very latest in super insulated technologies to provide your home with the most thermally efficient conservatory style. With a decorate cornice that adds elegance and plastered columns to achieve a cosy feel, you can feel at home in your new performance conservatory. This conservatory style offers a modern aesthetic to your additional living space and compliments the interior and exterior of your home in Surrey. Offering clean sightlines and a square or rectangular structure to provide more space and light in your home.
Our lantern orangeries allow you to create an influx of natural light into your new room. Lantern orangeries are built with a lantern roof light which is sat onto a flat roof or deck of a property. The lantern adds a modern and cutting edge design to your orangery, which in turn, enhances the energy, security and weather performance of your new room.
Contemporary orangeries offer the maximum solution for light in your home. Create a solid, warm and cosy feel throughout your home even in the colder months in the year with our contemporary orangery. This orangery style contains an Ultrasky roof with super insulated columns and a hidden structural goalpost to provide a strong investment for your home in Surrey.
Our traditional orangeries combine a solid brick pillar, performance glass roof and a host of traditional finishings. The traditional charm of this orangery style allows a heritage and period look to the rest of your home.
Conservatory and Orangery Prices Surrey
If you are looking for a new conservatory or orangery to expand the living space in your home, Castle Conservatories can help. Start your free online quote today and take the first step to design your dream home in Surrey.
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