An Orangery is very similar to a Conservatory. Orangeries originated in Greece to preserve young Orange trees through the cooler months. Just like the Italians with the Conservatories, the Greeks began using them for outside living in the colder months. They then later decided to attach them to their homes for easy access.
An Orangery is slightly different to a Conservatory. It tends to predominantly have a flat roof with a large Sky Light or Roof Lantern which is then fixed to brick walls. These walls then contain a high percentage of windows rather than being complete glass walls.
Orangeries tend to be better insulated making them usable all year round. We have noticed a vast increase in the number of orangeries being added to people’s homes. Outside living has become normal and families are adapting their homes to suit. Orangeries have been extremely popular, especially when combined with products such as bi-fold doors or Sliding doors.