What is an Orangery Roof
The orangery roof design originated in the 17th century and mainly used to protect citrus trees during winter. Nowadays, orangeries are still used for such purpose, but many homes adapt the design for an expansion. The design makes the home elegant and spacious.
Orangeries are often compared to conservatories that uses stone or brick base rather than the whole structure being composed of a single material. Both can be used for the same purpose, but their architecture and construction are distinct from each other.
In general, conservatories are composed of UPVC materials that are guaranteed to last for many years and are durable against the weather elements. Meanwhile, an orange roof is often made from a mixture of brick and stone base, added with a wooden structure with glass mounted panels. There is also a roof lantern to provide proper lighting.
The primary difference between orangeries and conservatories is that with the latter, the roof is attached directly to, and starts an upward slope from the side frame. In an orangery roof, the roof is flat with a separate lantern roof in the middle.
However, orangeries are more energy-efficient because they allow more light to come into the interior space. They also work like a greenhouse in the sense that they can help warm up the room during cold winter months.
With the suitable design, orangeries can look like it is a special part of your home. You can choose a tailored fit design to make it unique and perfect for your interiors. With the latest design techniques, you can ask your contractor to change the shape and size, types of frames, and colour of the roof.