What is an Orangery?

How do Orangeries differ from Conservatories?


The design of a traditional orangery differs somewhat from that of the popular conservatory, in both construction and purpose.


The main difference in the structure of an orangery is the roof, which incorporates a glazed lantern, meaning that the pitch of the roof tends to be lower, usually with an angle of less than 25 degrees, instead of the 30+ degrees of a conservatory.


As only a small part of an orangery roof is glazed, as opposed to the entire area of a conservatory roof, the interior of an orangery has a softer, comfortable feel. A wide, hidden box-gutter is fitted to the perimeter of the lantern, enabling water to drain into traditional hoppers and downpipes via a chute system.


Another major difference in the design is the sidewall, with orangeries offering a more substantial structure compared to the typical conservatory. An entablature (deep-moulded fascia) surrounds the perimeter of the doors and windows and has a wide lead cap, the surface of which drains into the box-gutter.


Classic orangeries have traditional colonnades - columns flanking the windows and doors below the entablature, consisting of period bases and detailing, and contain similar internal period features. It is these features that define an orangery.


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Horsford's bespoke orangery designs incorporate all the classic architectural elements, including roof lantern, glazing, colonnades and carefully planned proportions, to create a traditional, stylish structure to complement your existing building.


However you plan to use your orangery, it will make a welcome addition to your home, adding both stylish living space and value to your property.





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