Difference Between A Conservatory & Orangery


What are the differences between a conservatory and an orangery? Knowing them could help you work out which space is best for your home. If you want a bit more space, or you want to get closer to nature, then both of these builds are ideal. However, the differences they have can make a big impact on how these spaces perform for your home.

So, should you invest in a conservatory or an orangery? With Select, you can invest in both. Our conservatories and orangeries are high-quality spaces, using the latest materials and tech to expand your home in style. You’ll be able to get a conservatory with stunning double glazing that keeps you warm, and an orangery with robust brickwork to keep you secure.

What Can You Use A Conservatory and Orangery For?

A conservatory uses glazing in over 75% of its design and usually comes with durable uPVC frames, making it affordable. However, an orangery uses less glass, using solid materials instead such as brickwork. As a result, it’s a more expensive design to fit, but you can use it more flexibly.

And, with either of these builds, you can customise them to suit your home. You could turn your space into a home office, lounge or reading room with ease, thanks to our range of unique glazing, doors and roofing. That way, the difference between a conservatory or an orangery is nothing in terms of quality.

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Conservatory & Orangery Design

The first difference between a conservatory and an orangery many will notice is a visual one. That’s because one of these spaces uses more glass than the other. In a conservatory, you’ll get double glazing in 75% or more of the design. That means you’ll let natural light pour into your new space, ensuring great views.

However, an orangery makes more use of solid materials, such as brickwork, in its design. Because of this, you’ll get better insulation, but you’ll still have plenty of glass to give you a balance of light and warmth. And, for either space, you can customise them to benefit from more robust materials. For example, we offer solid and tiled roofs for both builds.

An orangery is also ideal because you will take advantage of more privacy over time. This is thanks to extra brickwork which blocks out loud noises. Perfect if you live in an area such as a loud neighbourhood or a busy motorway.

Because of their design, you could use an orangery for more purposes. The solid walls give you better insulation, meaning you can create a home office or reading room that’s comfortable and cosy. Additionally, you’ll be able to stay warmer without the use of your central heating. That way, you can save more money on your energy bills than you would in a conservatory.

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Conservatory & Orangery Costs

On the other hand, another difference between a conservatory and an orangery is their cost. Because of this, it’s important to balance out what you’ll pay now and what you’ll save later. As a conservatory uses more glass, and cost-effective uPVC frames as standard, they usually cost a lot less than an orangery to install.

An orangery, though, saves more on its energy bills over time, meaning you could pay the cost of your investment back more quickly. As a result, the build that’s right for your home could depend on how much money you have to spend initially. Conservatories are perfect for tighter budgets, while an orangery is more than worth the higher price tag.

Another thing that’ll determine the cost. A larger conservatory or orangery will add to the price, as well as unique doors and roofing. However, no matter how much space you have, save money with Select. We’re a trusted local installer in Yorkshire, so you will get expert knowledge and experience.

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Conservatory & Orangery Installation

Nobody wants to turn their home into a building site. Because of this, it’s important to know how long both of these builds take to install. The difference between the installation time of a conservatory and an orangery, though, can be quite crucial. In comparison, a conservatory takes between 3-4 weeks.

An orangery takes longer to install by a few weeks, because of the sophisticated design. Orangery design, though, is a traditional classic, and the more solid materials make the extra time more than worth it. Working with a local installer gives you unbeatable lead times and a fantastic service.

That’s where Select Products come in. We are a trusted, local installer with over 20 years of experience, we can complete your installation quickly and to your schedule. We install conservatories and orangeries carefully and professionally. We’ll ensure we don’t leave any waste once we’re done either, resulting in a hassle free installation.

Conservatory & Orangery Prices

When you are ready to design your conservatory and orangery, contact Select today. With many years of experience, we are on hand to assist you.

You can use our online quoting engine today to get a free, personalised quote for a unique conservatory or orangery in minutes.

Fill out our online contact form to ask our team anything. Alternatively, call them directly on 0113 257 8933 today. We look forward to working with you on your new installation.

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