Orangeries are a far more substantial form of home extension than a conservatory. They feature substantial brick frames with brick pillars at the corners and are usually joined to the existing property using a more substantial opening, in contrast to conservatories which often utilise an existing external door. Orangeries also generally use bifold doors to open out into the garden space, where conservatories tend to use patio or French doors. Orangeries also generally feature a roof which is flat at the edges and has a lantern window in the middle. Orangeries can create various internal spaces, but are often used as beautiful and useful settings for dining rooms or living areas.
Orangeries are usually more costly than equivalent conservatories, because of the increased labour involved in their construction, and the greater expense that is needed for the building materials they make use of. Additionally, they tend to require planning permission as they are thought of as an extension to the current home. Orangeries are both stylish and practical, and create spaces which feel natural and sympathetic to the existing interior space of the house. Orangeries are available with wooden, UPVC or aluminium window frames, and in a wide range of styles, for example in T-shape or atrium designs. The quality of the glazing for the roof and windows is vital, and choosing a style with solar UV protection will ensure that the temperature of your orangery remains consistent even through the warm summer.
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Rochester is a town and former city within the unitary authority of Medway in South East England. It’s at the lowest linking point of the River Medway about 30 miles (48 km) from London. The town was for a long time the favourite of Charles Dickens, who was living close by at Gads Hill Place, Higham, and who based lots of his works of fiction in the area.