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Usually attached to the main building and built mainly using hardwood pilasters, brick piers, stone or rendered blocks, incorporating beautiful glass roofing and a deep solid fascia, orangeries provide the perfect compromise between conservatories and traditional extensions. Good design is a blend of traditional style with the all the advantages offered by modern materials and quality workmanship.
With Altus Services, a bespoke orangery really could be the perfect way to add an extra dimension in a stylish and practical manner. Furthermore, you won’t be limited to just one style.
Historically an orangery or sunroom was a place for the cultivation of oranges and lemons and other exotic plants. Today orangeries retain a unique, elegant character that sets them apart from conservatories, providing a contemporary or traditional addition to any home.
There is a general consensus of agreement that the difference between an orangery and a conservatory is that the latter has a greater area of glass. Orangeries can often form a more integral part of the house, giving the appearance of an extension, and they will usually have a flat-roofed perimeter with a central lantern-style glazed roof.
However with an endless range of styles, materials and configurations to choose from, many designs can often be a fusion of the two.
Rather than being a detached building, an orangery is a modern way to extend a home or living space.
Well planned and designed, a bespoke orangery will considerably enhance the family home and have a positive effect on the value of any property.
Previously orangeries were thought of as only being available to the more wealthy end of the market, however Altus Services are proud to offer an affordable range of designs to make your orangery dream a reality!
Altus can produce orangeries in any style you choose. Our design team have the expertise and resources to provide a full and comprehensive service, from initial design to manufacture.
With ever-increasing heating costs, customers concerned about the insulation value of a conservatory, or with a north-facing plot receiving little direct sunlight, may wish to consider an orangery.
The brick or stone of an orangery will provide even better insulation during the colder months, whilst the large glazed areas still provide a light and airy space.