Orangery FAQs

When you need to bridge the gap between a basic conservatory and a full-extension, a luxurious orangery provides the perfect alternative to flood your home with glorious natural light alongside substantial solid brickwork designed to match the rest of the building.

With large home improvements like orangeries, it’s only natural to feel a bit overwhelmed or have lots of questions. But not to worry! We’ve compiled this comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about orangeries to make your life easier.

What is the difference between an orangery and conservatory?

As mentioned above, the main difference between an orangery and a conservatory lies in the brickwork. Standard conservatories typically have a brick base, whereas orangeries use more brickwork and have larger windows. Another noticeable difference with these fashionable glazed structures is conservatory roofs are pitched, whereas classic orangeries feature a flat roof with a stunning roof lantern in the centre.

Read more: Conservatories vs Orangeries: which is better for extending my home?

Green orangery with French doors

What is the average cost of an orangery?

Other than providing additional space and light, an orangery is a great return on investment too – adding up to 15% value in some cases. Each orangery we design is absolutely bespoke to the customer, which is why you won’t find any orangery prices on our website. When pricing-up your new orangery, there are a variety of elements to consider that will affect the final cost of your orangery.

  • The style of orangery you have chosen
  • The size of your new orangery
  • The material of your orangery
  • The type of orangery roof you have chosen
  • What type of windows and doors are installed.

Read more: What does a conservatory or orangery cost?

upvc orangery

Is an orangery cheaper than an extension?

Generally, yes, orangeries are more cost-effective than single-storey extensions. This is because orangery materials are often less expensive per square metre and are quicker and less complicated to build than an extension.

Read more: The top benefits of a uPVC or timber orangery

What is the best material for an orangery?

Here at Reddish Joinery, we install beautiful fully custom-made timber orangeries and practical uPVC orangeries available in a limitless range of colour options. No matter which material suits, you’re guaranteed to receive exceptional thermal efficiency, security, and aesthetics. Compare the benefits below with this handy quick reference comparison table:

Accoya (timber) uPVC
Able to last for 80+ years & come with a 50-year warranty Lasts between 25-30 years
Requires much less maintenance than traditional timber Virtually maintenance-free
Double glazed Double glazed
Naturally thermally insulating Feature ultra-efficient low-e glass
Classic and contemporary colours available Huge selection of colours including timber effect
Colour matching available Colour matching available
Rot, warp & UV resistant design Durable weather protection
Incredibly sustainable Environmentally responsible

Read more: The top benefits of a uPVC and timber orangeries

Accoya wood timber orangery interior

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