What are the differences between a conservatory and an orangery?
|Structure||Glass structure with a low brick base||Brick structure with large windows|
|Roof types||A conservatory is made from at least 75% glass, and the walls must be at least 50% glass.
|Traditionally, an orangery has a flat solid roof at the edges with a central glass roof lantern and less than 75% glass.
|Longevity||The average life expectancy of a conservatory is approximately 10 years. However, with the use of high-quality materials and modern installation methods such as ours, you can expect your conservatory to last around 25 years!||The average life expectancy of an orangery depends on several different factors such as maintenance, and material. However, the typical lifespan for a uPVC orangery is 20 years, and a timber orangery is 60 years.|
|Energy-efficiency||The naturally insulating uPVC frames and high-quality glazing ensure that your new modern conservatory will have no problem staying warm.
We also provide the option of low-e glass. This type of glass was created to minimise the amount of ultraviolet light that comes through your glass without minimising the amount of light that enters your home.
|The combination of insulated brickwork and our high-quality glazing ensures that an orangery from Sherborne Windows easily surpasses industry standards for thermal performance.|
|Shape||Rectangle, P or T shaped||Square or rectangle shape|
|Colour||Available in over 150+ RAL colours||Available in over 150+ RAL colours|
|Property suitability||Available in three styles: Victorian, Edwardian, Lean-to, and Gable conservatories, a conservatory from Sherborne Windows will suit any type of home. If you have space in your garden, you might even combine two styles together.
|An orangery is best suited for a period or historical home. This is because the construction can be colour matched to the colour of the bricks or tiles on your home, enhancing the look of your home.
Fundamentally, neither an orangery nor a conservatory is superior to the other. Each product offers a multitude of individual benefits specific to that product, so the decision is purely down to personal preference and your home’s aesthetics. For example, if you have a bungalow then you could perhaps opt for a pitched lean-to conservatory, or an orangery is perfect for creating a beautiful kitchen extensions that will give your home the ‘wow-factor’. The options are limitless.
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Whether you prefer a more traditional gleaming glass conservatory, or the charm of an orangery, glazed extensions from Sherborne are the ideal way to enhance your home. Make an enquiry or give our team of experts a call on 01252 370917 – we are confident that we can help.
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