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Conservatory or Orangery - Which Extension Will Be Best For You?


Deciding on the right kind of living space for you and your home is a big decision.

Modern Orangery With French Doors

Luckily, TradeMark is on hand with many options to transform your home just how you imagined it. We can also guide you through what makes the most sense for you. 

When choosing between a conservatory and orangery, you should decide on the function of your room. Take time to picture how you see yourself using your brand new living space. 

Will it be a place for relaxation, a home office or somewhere to entertain? There are countless options to consider.

But first of all, it’s important to understand the difference between the two. In fact, one of the most common questions we get from our customers is what is the difference between conservatories and orangeries, so they can make a well-informed decision. 

The truth is, the difference isn’t black and white anymore. Your living space can be a combination of anything you want it to be. 

Traditionally, orangeries consist of more solid brickwork and pillars. Whereas a classic conservatory has more glass, including a glass roof. 

The lines have been blurred in more recent years as many customers are opting for conservatories with a tiled roof so they can really make use of a conservatory living space year-round.

But if you are most concerned about using your living space throughout the seasons, regardless of the temperature outside, you might want to consider an orangery. 

While all our living spaces are designed to be used throughout the year, if you are particularly keen to feel the warmth, an orangery is more insulated due to the higher volume of bricks used.

The brickwork also adds to a heightened sense of privacy and there is often a pelmet around the roof, which adds to the energy efficiency of the living space. 

However, as conservatories are predominantly glass, they are a great room for a stunning view of your garden and the outside world. Perfect for switching off, a conservatory can create the peaceful space you always wanted.

The relaxation that floor to ceiling length glass windows and doors brings simply cannot be beaten. Due to the high volume of glass, natural light will flood into your conservatory, providing you with a sun-filled space.

Conservatories are more typically considered an added feature of your home. They should complement the look of your home but would not be an exact copy.

However, orangeries are designed to be a seamless extension of your home that blends in with your existing property.

Still unsure? Speak to a TradeMark advisor today or request our free living spaces brochure to look into your options in more detail here.


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