At Monmouthshire Conservatory Company, we are experienced orangery and conservatory designers and installers. When designing orangeries or conservatories for our customers, we often get asked the following question: “What is the difference between an orangery and conservatory?”. For this blog post, we have listed three of the main differences between an orangery and conservatory.

1. Construction

Both conservatories and orangeries appear very similarly in the sense they are both extensions of a property. Glass is the main focus of the two, however there is a key difference when constructing the two. An orangery tends to feature more brickwork, as opposed to a conservatory which is primarily made of glass, with an addition of other materials such as uPVC.

2. Temperature

With a slight difference in the build of an orangery and conservatory, this also affects the temperature of both. Both orangeries and conservatories tend to be cooler in the winter, however orangeries have more solid walls, meaning they are able to absorb more heat than a conservatory.

3. Operation

Both orangeries and conservatories are beneficial to different types of people.

Do you want a building that keeps with the style of your home? Do you want a room with a more controlled temperature? The orangery is ideal for you. However, if you want a space to enjoy sunny days without having to step outside, a structure with a different style to the rest of your home and a structure where you can benefit from the fluctuations in temperature – the conservatory is for you.

If you’re considering getting a conservatory or orangery for your home, please get in touch with a member of our team at Monmouthshire Conservatory Company today. Call us on 01989 730551 or fill out our online contact form.