The big question!
These days, the lines that separate these different types of new living spaces are blurred.
Traditionally, conservatories are predominantly glass structures. The combination of a glass roof and glass walls create a perfect place for you to relax and enjoy the stunning views of your garden and the sky. These days, you can opt for a tiled roof conservatory and even add is some dwarf walls to insulate the space.
Similar to a conservatory, an orangery is more defined by its pillars and use of either brick or aluminium. These columns add a little extra privacy and warmth to your living space. An orangery normally features a pelmet around the roof. This also adds a little extra insulation and prevent convection currents. As for the roof? Anything goes. You could opt for a glass lantern, a solid roof or anything in between – the choice is yours!
A sunroom is a hybrid between a conservatory and a full extension. It’s airy and has large glass windows and panels to allow plenty of natural sunlight in. It also has a solid tiled roof for privacy and heat retention.
Extensions are exactly that: a natural-looking and feeling extension of your existing property. Many incorporate solid brickwork and often feature a solid tiled roof of some kind. These days though, you can effectively design a hybrid roof by including full-length glass panels and/or Velux windows.
But who needs labels? Your new living space is yours! Speak to an advisor to discuss the best solution to your needs.