A Traditional Extension Style Design that Blends Seamlessly into your Property
What sets an orangery apart from a conservatory is that rather than glass, it is constructed mainly from brick or masonry which matches seamlessly with the architecture of your property. With floor-to ceiling windows and a lantern style roof, it gives a more permanent feel than a conservatory does.
Similar to a traditional house extension, the orangery creates a space in which you can entertain, relax, work or generally spend time in whilst able to feel as though it is a part of your outdoor space, watching your garden change through the seasons from the comfort of a warm and comfortable roof.
What is the History of the Orangery?
Originally a place for cultivating and growing citrus trees and plants, the orangery dates back to seventeenth century Britain where they were primarily found in properties owned by wealthy landowners. Becoming a symbol of wealth, in the nineteenth century they were prevalent in British architecture and were simply rooms that benefitted from increased natural light for the homeowners to enjoy.
Found in famous palaces and estates such as Kensington palace, the initial orangery design featured external stone and brick work with a plastered interior consisting of decorative detail. Nowadays, the orangery is an alternative to the conservatory, using less glass and being utilised in a number of ways. From extending a kitchen, adding extra room for dining or simply somewhere to relax, the orangery is still a popular and sought after home improvement solution.
Why Should I Invest in an Orangery?
Adding an orangery to your home enables you to make the most of your garden space, especially in the warmer months of the year. Offering a connection between the indoors and outside you can open the doors to experience increased ventilation and stunning views. In the colder months, your orangery works well to retain heat and keep a consistent and comfortable temperature in your home. This improves the thermal efficiency of your property and helps to reduce your energy costs.
Adding an orangery is also an environmentally friendly home improvement solution, as your reliance on the central heating and artificial lighting is reduces so is your carbon footprint.
Installing an orangery immediately grants you more living space, with the ability to open up an existing room and give your property a new lease of life. Available in a wide range of shapes and styles, you can create an orangery solution that perfectly complements your home and matches your personal taste.
An orangery offers a private space for you and the family to spend time in. With brick walls and masonry used to make it feel like it was always a part of your home it feels safe and secure. The glass roof is what makes it stand out from the other rooms in your property, giving you increased light and a depth that makes the room feel incredibly large.
Investing in an orangery can add value to your home, with the thermal efficiency, stunning aesthetic and extra space being extremely attractive to a potential buyer. With thicker foundations than a conservatory, an orangery features a brick base and offers a higher standard of durability and weather resistance.
No matter what amount of space you have available we can work with you to create an orangery solution that fits your home and creates a finished look that you’ll be satisfied with. You’ll enjoy all of the features and benefits that an orangery provides, with a simple and easy installation process with minimal disruption to your day to day life.
At The Cornwall Window Centre we can create an orangery that is completely bespoke to your home, offering a unique home improvement solution that you won’t find anywhere else. We only use the very best materials in all of our orangery designs, achieving long-lasting results and a beautiful space that you can enjoy for years to come.
You’ll be surprised at just how affordable an orangery is when you get a quote from The Cornwall Window Centre. We offer orangeries at competitive prices with the belief that all homeowners should be able to benefit from high quality solutions at budget-friendly prices.
If you’d like to discuss your orangery needs in more detail you can contact us via our contact page or simply give us a call on 01209 717151. We can talk you through our orangery range and discuss any questions or queries that you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.