Do you know the 5 differences between an orangery and a conservatory?

There are many ways to add more space to your home. To help you find which extension is best for you, here is our list of the key differences between an orangery and a conservatory.

You will need building regulation sign off for an orangery

As an orangery is built mostly out of brick you will need to get building regulations sign off before you can start building your orangery. The Ken Rhodes Group provides a full building regulation service and can make the application process quick and easy. They can ensure all the necessary paperwork is in place before you begin construction.

Your orangery is fitted with a solid, flat roof

One of the noticeable differences between an orangery and conservatory is the roof. Orangeries are fitted with a solid flat roof that helps the room retain heat and improves your home’s energy efficiency. A glass lantern, installed in the centre of the roof, allows in plenty of natural light.

Do I need planning permission for any extension, even a small one?

You don’t always need to get planning permission to start building. If your conservatory is less than three metres away from the original outer wall of
your home then you don’t have to get any permission to extend. However these lengths can change depending on if you live in a semi-detached,
terraced or detached home, so it’s always worth double-checking with an expert first.

A better everyday, functional space for your home

Sitting half-way between a conservatory and a single-storey extension, orangeries tend to make a better home extension option if you want a functional, practical space you can use every day. Its solid structure means there are more options for how you can fit and arrange furniture like kitchen cupboards or a TV. Many people use their orangery extensions as kitchens or to create an open plan living space.

Design a cover to hide your guttering

Unlike conservatories that are fitted with standard guttering, your orangery can be finished with cornice guttering. This is a decorative cover that gives the outside of your home a neat, luxurious finish.

Modern Design Options

There are many ways you can customise your orangery. For a more contemporary look, you could install a bi-fold door, fit full-length windows and choose from different finishes for the outside. You can design your orangery to match the rest of your home. Choose between a white, wood or dual colour finish for your UPVC or aluminium frame. The Ken Rhodes Group can create a computer-generated design of your proposed plans to experiment with different designs before making your final decision.

Make the most of your home improvements

When it comes to home improvements we have the expertise and experience to help you find the best product. Speak with a member of our team today to find out how you can create a bespoke extension to suit your family’s needs. Visit our Upminster showroom to explore a range of orangeries and home improvement products or book a consultation with one of our team to discuss your options.

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