Charles Christianson Orangeries
With the uncertainty of the current housing market and homeowners increasingly adding space to their existing properties in favour of moving, The Orangery has never been so popular.
An Orangery is such an attractive proposition because like a traditional brick built extension the temperature is easy to control in Summer and Winter because of the ‘warm roof’ technology surrounding the Roof Lantern and yet increases the light coming into the house through the lantern roof, bringing the outdoors in. It’s a great compromise between a Conservatory and a traditional extension.
Thought to have originated in Italy, traditional Orangeries were constructed by British Aristocrats in the UK in the 17th century to grow orange and lemon trees in the Winter months.
What is the difference between an Orangery & a Conservatory?
An Orangery is normally constructed from bricks and mortar and sometimes featuring full height brick pillars, a dwarf wall, glazed from the top of the wall to the ceiling and featuring a glazed Roof Lantern.
In contrast a conservatory is made almost entirely of glass and is seen as more of a garden room making it separate to the rest of the house.
An orangery can add a real ‘wow’ factor to your home. It’s a fabulous way to add more family space to your house and open up the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Many people choose to knock through connecting walls increasing the open-plan family space too.
Interested in a Bespoke Orangery?
The key to creating a successful orangery with beautiful proportions and fine detailing is to find a designer who both understands and appreciates traditional period detailing and the requirements of modern construction.
Here at Charles Christianson we believe that we can provide exactly the right combination of understanding, experience and research to meet your design needs and guide you using tried and tested solutions.
Contact us today to have a preliminary chat about your prospective project and make an appointment to discuss it in detail. We have several completed projects for you to view too if you’re looking for inspiration, or simply want to see our work and talk to our customers.