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Conservatories vs. Orangeries

Now that the warm weather has rolled around and the sun has reappeared out from the shadows, it’s the best time to create the perfect place to live life to the full this summer.

To make the most of the glorious sunshine and warm weather, sunrooms make fabulous additions to the home.

You can choose from either conservatories or orangeries to create a light, bright and beautiful feature in your home for your family and friends to enjoy.

But what is the difference between a conservatory and an orangery, and which would be the best choice for you?


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Conservatories are almost fully glazed rooms, featuring a minimum of 75% of glass walls and a glass roof.

This allows the light to flood through at all angles, creating a truly illuminated living space.

Kit your conservatory out with a sofa or a few armchairs for a beautiful retreat to relax in.

Alternatively, conservatories work wonderfully as playrooms, giving children the feel of being outside, when they are really still inside where you can keep an eye on them.

The amount of glass featured in conservatories mean that you can appreciate your garden views and the stunning summer skies from the comfort of your home – away from flies and insects and preventing mucky shoes. It really is like being outdoors in your own private bubble.

Conservatories are available in a variety of styles to suit all property types, including the classic Gable-end, Edwardian and Victorian, Mediterranean inspired Lean-To, and spacious P & T Shapes. You can also choose a solid roof conservatory.

Each style has its own design, giving you flexibility when transforming your home.

Conservatories often look the most charming when finished with French doors that lead out onto the garden, adding to the chic and elegant style.


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Modern orangeries are often seen as an adaptation of traditional conservatories.

Featuring bricked walls and a Skypod, orangeries offer more privacy and appear as a seamless addition of the home, while still achieving a beautiful amount of light through the large windows, widespan doors and roof lantern.

The brick walls featured in orangeries offer extra comfort and a more homely feel and means that you’re less exposed to the outside world than you are in a conservatory.

Natural sunlight is taken advantage of through the Skypod roof lantern, which is installed on the roof of an orangery that allows the daylight to shine directly down through, giving your home your very own sun.

Skypods are available in several sizes, with the smallest at 750mm by 750mm to the largest at 2750mm by 7500mm.

Widespan doors create a wall of glass for orangeries. Either bifold doors or sliding doors can be installed on the external walls of orangeries, opening up the living space to the garden in phenomenal style.

This is ideal if you want to make the most of your garden. The widespan doors will effortlessly allow you to merge your indoors and outdoors, giving you easy access for al fresco dining, BBQs and family playtime, transforming your home to the go-to hotspot this summer.

Orangeries can be installed in a variety of sizes to suit your property, giving your home a modern extension that will bring your property into the 21st century.

You can see the differences between conservatories and orangeries at our showroom in Derby


Still wondering whether a conservatory or orangery would be the best feature for your home?

You can see full-sized, fully fitted and furnished conservatories and orangeries at the Trade Windows showroom in Derby.

You’ll be able to visualise which would suit your family’s needs, personal style and property best.

Our expert team are also on hand to chat you through the benefits and design features of both conservatories and orangeries.

Be sure to visit Trade Windows on London Road – we’re open 7 days a week.

You can book an appointment, ask a question, download our brochures or get a quote online too.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Instagram and Facebook pages for inspiration too.