The orangery preceded the conservatory and dates back mainly to the 17th Century and were originally designed to protect valuable fruits i.e oranges and limes during the cold winter months and latterly in the 18th Century exotic plants.
Early orangeries had large windows and doors within a stone building.
Today, orangeries retain a unique character that sets them apart from other conservatories, but the distinction between them has evolved over the years and now orangery’s are generally defined as the new generation conservatory, providing a traditional or contemporary addition to your home in Cornwall and Devon.
Orangeries allow you to create a warm and inviting environment for your home, it will become a focal point for social occasions, somewhere in which you will be pleased to entertain guests, somewhere your family can relax in total comfort, regardless of the weather outside!
Rather than being a detached building, an orangery is a modern way to extend your home in Cornwall and Devon as they still create a relaxing and entertaining space that is often modern, unique and a feature room in any property. An orangery, with its greater mass of columns, pilasters and classic details creates a striking visual impact and contributes to the overall appeal of your home with a robust and permanent presence.
An orangery is often a more practical solution, than a conservatory, for people who wish to extend their home and use the extra space all year round or open to the existing house. The brick or stone will provide better insulation during the colder months whilst the large percentage of glazing still provides a light and airy space.
Orangeries also feel more part of your existing build due to the use of walls and glazing providing all the best features of a conservatory and a traditional brick extension combined.
The fundamental difference between an Orangery and a Conservatory is its structure, a conservatory is generally regarded as a temporary non-integral part of the property.- whereas an orangery becomes an integral part of your home.
At Bude Windows & Conservatories Ltd we a use the same profile for our frames and roof to ensure a perfect match.
We use the Zoom Conservatory Roof by Synseal to incorporate the 'Relax 365', glass and as the name suggests this solar glass allows use of your Orangery or Conservatory all year round. We use the Platinum glass which is the most efficient which comes in Aqua, Blue and Neutral. The glass is self cleaning, Argon filled, has warm edge spacer bar, heat retention 1.0, glare reduction of 42% and reduction in heat transmission of 70%. This allows for a more comfortable and peaceful environment, also ensuring you are cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
The glass extension is a very modern concept. Looking for that designer magazine feel to your home with an extended kitchen opening into your garden area? This is the solution, the glass is floor to ceiling giving a modern edge and coupled with a Bi-Folding door the inner living area is easily extended to the outdoors. Team the modern design with colour for a chic alternative to the conservatory.