What’s the difference between a conservatory and an orangery?

As a windows and doors company in Somerset, customers often ask us “What is the difference between a conservatory and an orangery?”. Both are an additional room on your home which brings you closer to your garden. Both are ideal locations to relax in. But here we discuss the subtle differences between the two to help you decide which is best suited for you.


 IMG_1210Conservatories in Somerset

The most distinguishing feature that defines a conservatory is the amount of glass used in the structure. A conservatory typically has 75% of the roof glazed and over 50% of the wall glazed.

As a conservatory has more surface area constructed from glass or UPVC, it will create a lighter and airier room to relax, in comparison to an orangery.  At Notaro Windows, we will work with you to create a beautiful and bespoke conservatory in Somerset.


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Orangeries are often considered to be an elegant solution to extending your home. In the era between the 17th and 19th century, orangeries were a fashionable status symbol for the wealthy to grow citrus fruits.

An orangery will usually have less than 75% of its roof glazed. The main structure of an orangery may be a combination of brick or stone bases, pillars and large glazed windows.

The look of an orangery exterior can be customised to match the rest of your house. You can create a consistent appearance by building your orangery in similar tones, colours and materials to the rest of your home.

This is a perfect solution if you wish to add an extension to a traditional style house but don’t want to compromise the conservative look with a conservatory. At Notaro Windows, we design and fit a wide range of orangeries in Somerset.


If you want to learn more about our conservatories, orangeries and porches in Somerset, call us today at Notaro Windows on 01278 662 298 or fill in our handy online contact form.