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Conservatories and Orangeries – What is the Difference?

July 1, 2021 3:50 pm

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Gone are the days when a conservatory was a draughty and cold room in the winter months, the modern conservatory is a thing of beauty. There are fantastic ways of heating the room up now, such as this electric underfloor heating Gloucestershire company Parsons Flooring can install for you, and there are also a wide range of different conservatory styles that are available – to suit every home and every budget.

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One type that is becoming increasingly popular in recent years is the orangery. These are stunning designs that fit perfectly in the modern home. So, what is the difference between a traditional conservatory and an orangery?

 

It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between these two structures, as there are so many more varieties of conservatory now, unlike years ago when the difference was much more obvious. A traditional orangery years ago would have been a huge building attached to a grand home that was used to grow orange trees.

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Today however, this is not the case. The basic difference between the two is that a conservatory will consist of much more glass than an orangery, which will be more predominantly made of brick, and the roof will also be more substantial.

 

A typical conservatory will have a roof that is entirely made of glass, but an orangery roof will only be part glass – perhaps a lantern in the centre. So, the room is still bright and light, but feels more like a typical room rather than a conservatory.

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