Deciding between whether to have an orangery or extension built for extra living space can be a difficult decision.
Brinard Joinery specialises in timber orangeries and conservatories that give the choice of somewhere to relax, entertain or potentially extending your living room or kitchen.
For our latest blog, we are going to answer those burning questions when deciding between an orangery and a home extension.
There are a number of important factors to consider before making your choice, but luckily, we have put together a quick guide to help you every step of the way.
An orangery is a cross between a traditional extension and conservatory. Orangeries are typically designed to feature a raised glass roof structure which will flood your living space with natural light. A single-storey extension, on the other hand, requires the right choice of interior light as they can sometimes become dark and uninspiring.
What Will Your Extension Be Used For?
Extending the back of your property is an easy way to add value to your home and create more living space. Before you decide the style of your orangery it is important to decide how you will you use this extra space.
As we have previously mentioned, orangeries can be used for a kitchen, living room plus a dining room, playroom or even a music room or home office. Having a well-designed orangery could help improve your lifestyle plus you can decide what may appeal to prospective buyers in the future.
Are Orangeries More Aesthetically Pleasing?
The beauty of orangeries is you can have them bespoke designed to suit your existing property which allows you to select the size, shape and roof style that complements your home’s interior and exterior appearance.
A traditionally ‘solid’ extension will usually come with a flat roof or tiled roof that will never hold the same appeal.
Our customers who have chosen an orangery in the past, have stated that they chose it because the love how the glazed roof provides a stunning focal point to their home.
The Differences in Planning Permission
Before you decide between an orangery and an extension, you will need to think about how it will link to your existing property.
Here is the difference between planning permissions for an extension and orangery.
Orangeries can be added to your home without planning permission because it is classed as a ‘permitted development’ plus you will need to abide by specific conditions to meet the standards of this law. Extensions are not covered by ‘permitted development’ laws and you will need to abide by the right regulations with it often recommended submitting a planning application first.
Talk to Brinard Joinery about Transforming your Home
If you are considering adding an orangery or conservatory to your home, get in touch with Brinard Joinery today for a competitive quote.