An Orangery or a Conservatory? What makes the best home addition?


An Orangery or a Conservatory? What makes the best home addition?

What’s best an Orangery or a Conservatory?

The timber Orangery is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to a traditional conservatory and as a home extension, the combination of a substantial structure together with the luxury of outdoor living often makes the ideal blend. The wooden Orangeries that wiggs build for our clients are a great way of bringing huge amounts of natural light through into a house, via a roof lantern and look equally well in both traditional and contemporary residences.

Originally designed to allow people in climates similar to the UK to grow citrus trees and although an orangery is technically a form of conservatory, an Orangery tends to be built with of more substantial construction and includes a semi-solid roof, usually with a large roof light to let the sunshine in. Now the most popular reasons to add an Orangery to a property is to extend the kitchen and dining area to make for a more lavish, light-filled, living space. The kitchen of a home is usually one of the more used areas of the property for family and friends to gather.

The bespoke Orangeries that Wiggs construct for our clients are built with a combination of brickwork and wooden sections, usually with full height pillars which create a feeling of luxury and blend better with a property. This makes them far more appealing that a traditional conservatory, which are often still seen more as a garden room due to the large amount of glass, (and in may cases UPVC) that they use.

Building a bespoke wooden orangery is like any form of house extension, and it’s important that you pick the right company to do the job. With over 18 years of experience in building and improving homes, the team at Wiggs have a trusted reputation for creating exemplary living spaces for our clients


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