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What is the Difference Between an Orangery and a Conservatory?

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What is the Difference Between an Orangery and a Conservatory?

This is a question we commonly get asked here at Shaws Bespoke Joinery so we thought we’d go into a bit of detail by explaining exactly what the difference is between a conservatory and an orangery so you can make an informed decision as to which structure you’d like adding to your property. Whilst you may not initially think there are many differences, you may be surprised to learn there are a few significant features that distinguish a conservatory from its orangery counterparts as you will discover from reading on;

Increased Brickwork

One of the most noticeable differences between a conservatory and an orangery is the increased brickwork visible on an orangery. Whilst a conservatory is renowned for its large amounts of glass, an orangery is often looked on as more of a half conservatory, half extension to a property.

More Construction Work

Due to the increased amount of brickwork, more construction work is required, which has been known to make an orangery a more expensive option. However the end result, in terms of detail and robust construction far outweighs a conservatory alternative.

Improved Privacy

A glass structure doesn’t provide the levels of privacy that some homeowners may be looking for, which makes an orangery the ideal alternative. Whilst you still benefit from natural light through the many windows, the increased amount of brickwork lends itself perfectly to improved levels of privacy.

More Practical

Those with an orangery often see them as more practical additions to a home as their structure enables them to be used for a new kitchen or dining area whilst a conservatory is often only used as a place to relax when the weather improves.

Increased Efficiency

Whilst a conservatory is by no means inefficient, the structure of an orangery is regarded as being a more energy efficiency option. The brickwork helps to keep heat within your home which in turn can reduce the amount you are spending on energy bills.

Hopefully this post has answered the main question and you now know what the difference between an orangery and a conservatory is. If you would like to know more about the hardwood, luxury orangeries we at Shaws Bespoke Joinery can build for you in the Coventry area, contact us today on 0247 644 7644.