These days, it is possible for people to obtain quite a wide range of extensions on their property. However, while this is great for homeowners, some may be left wondering which one is best for them.
Garden extensions are excellent for adding extra space, especially for relaxing in on sunny days, but there are three distinct types to choose from. Looking at the information below should help you to choose the right one to suit your needs:
Orangeries under the spotlight
Orangeries were initially fashionable among affluent society in Europe during the seventeenth century. They were extensions that permitted citrus trees to grow in inclement weather. However, the shelters for trees soon evolved into something of a status symbol that allowed for lounging about in the sun, especially in more recent times. A glass ceiling is a common component, with an orangery built in such a way that it seems separate from the interior of its adjoining building.
Conservatories seem to have stemmed from orangeries, but in their development differences emerged between the extension types. This structure is designed in such a manner that there is not such a break in the aesthetics between it and the house, while the average conservatory also needs less brickwork than a normal orangery. However, both types of extension are usually fitted with high-quality materials to help regulate the temperature.
Relaxing garden rooms
A garden room has a roof that is constructed from a solid material, with the whole structure usually taking longer to build than a conservatory. This is despite the fact that planning permission is not normally required for such an extension to be created. Garden rooms do not always let in quite as much light as orangeries, but they are still appreciated by many people due to their mostly glass sides.