21 July 2023

House Extension, Orangery or Conservatory — What’s Right for You?

House Extension, Orangery or Conservatory — What’s Right for You?

House Extension, Orangery or Conservatory — What’s Right for You?

There are many ways you can expand your home and create more space for your family and belongings. Three popular home renovations used to create a more spacious living environment include conservatories, orangeries and home extensions. While these three structures have several features in common, they also have many differences. The best home improvement for one property won’t necessarily be the best solution for another, and that’s where this guide can help. Keep reading to learn the difference between conservatoires, orangeries and home extensions and discover which is the right choice for your property.

Space Enhancing House Extensions

A house extension is a structure designed to seamlessly connect to your property and blend in with the existing architecture. Depending on your needs, your house extension can be tailor made to the perfect size. Homeowners can use their new space for a variety of reasons – it could be needed due to your expanding family, or perhaps you require more space to create an office for remote working.

House extensions are completely customisable and are made to match the exact specifications and configurations of each homeowner. This design freedom means you can choose which doors, windows and roofing system you would like installed.

house extension benefits

Extensions are predominantly made of brick and will only require planning permission if they surpass a certain size or are installed in certain locations on your property. At Exclusive Glazing, we install high quality tailor made extensions and will advise you on the best size and location.

If you want to create a truly unique space and increase the size of your property, a house extension could be the best option to suit your requirements.

Light & Spacious Conservatories

Conservatories are a popular way to create extra space in your property. Original conservatory designs date back hundreds of years, but manufacturing methods have advanced significantly over the past few centuries. If you are looking to create a space full of natural light, Exclusive Glazing’s contemporary conservatories are a great option.

Conservatories are available in a range of styles and sizes. Modern conservatories offer significantly improved thermal performance when compared to glass structures from the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian periods. With high spec double glazed panels installed as part of the market-leading Ultraframe conservatories we install, homeowners can relax in comfort every day of the year. Unlike older profiles, the energy efficient conservatories we install won’t overheat in the summer or become too cold in the winter.

double glazed conservatory benefits

If you are aiming for maximum natural light, a conservatory with a GlassRoof installation is the best way to achieve this. However, conservatories don’t blend as seamlessly with your home’s existing architecture and some homeowners aren’t fond of this ‘bolted on’ appearance. That being said, with an Exclusive Glazing conservatory installation, you can boost the value of your home and have a versatile space that can be enjoyed in comfort throughout every season.

Versatile Orangeries

Are you finding it difficult to choose between a conservatory or home extension? If so, let us tell you a little more about our premium orangeries. Conservatories are made from a glass structure, extensions have a mostly brick design, and orangeries are the perfect blend of the two! An orangery can be tailor made to match your requirements but this type of extension is built with both bricks and glazing in the structure.

Orangeries are a great option for homeowners wanting more privacy than a conservatory can offer without the need for as much building work as a brick extension. It is possible to blend an orangery in with the existing brickwork of your property. You can also choose how many glass panels you want when you discuss your design ideas with our expert team. An Exclusive Glazing orangery is a secure space that can be used for a variety of purposes. Due to the added privacy, homeowners can use their orangery as a relaxing reading area or the family dining room.

double glazed orangery benefits

Due to the bricks in the structure and the increased strength this provides, orangeries can be fitted with aluminium bifold or sliding doors. Orangeries often have a wider door span than conservatories and this means homeowners can get more creative with the doors they choose for their design. Like the other extensions we’ve discussed, our orangeries are available with various colour frames, roofs and hardware options to choose from.

Expand Your Home with Exclusive Glazing

At Exclusive Glazing, we have over 40 years of home improvement experience and work hard to maintain our reputation as a trustworthy and top quality installation business. The orangeries, conservatories and home extensions we install are all made from high grade materials and are built to last several years. However you choose to expand your property, when you choose Exclusive Glazing, you are guaranteed enhanced security, durability and energy efficiency. If you would like to discuss a home improvements project with our expert team, don’t hesitate to get in touch. To start the process of expanding your home today, fill in our online contact form or call us on 0800 999 5200.

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