The big question and one with so many answers! It can be confusing and to be honest, the lines between these three types of living spaces have blurred in recent years.
Traditionally, a conservatory relates to a structure that is predominantly made of glass. We’re talking glass roof and glass walls. With all this glazing, you get a fantastic, unobstructed view of your garden and the outside world. These days though, a conservatory can come with dwarf walls and you can even get a conservatory with a tiled roof.
An orangery generally has feature pillars, which add a little extra warm and privacy. They also tend to have a pelmet around the roof of the structure which, again, helps insulate the roof. And in terms of a roof, anything goes!
Whilst conservatories and orangeries have a distinct look that stand out for your property, the opposite is true for a home extension. These living spaces are designed to replicate your home to feel like a natural extension. Many are predominantly brock and have a tiled roof. These days though, roofs can be truly hybrid, incorporating full length glass panels and/or Velux windows for added light and ventilation.
But who needs labels anyway! Speak with a member of our team and we’ll create something unique for you.