Inside of Orangeries

Deciding between whether to have an orangery or extension built so you can have extra living space can be a difficult decision. Brinard Joinery specialises in timber orangeries and conservatories that give you the choice of somewhere to relax, entertain or potentially extend your living room or kitchen. 

For our latest blog, we are going to answer all of your burning questions to do with 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.

Brinard Joinery are the number 1 choice for bespoke joinery in Derbyshire and our orangeries are an excellent example of our expert craftsmanship and incredibly functional products. As such, we think we know a thing or two about the differences between orangeries and extensions.

Orangeries and Extensions, What is the Difference?

An orangery is a cross between a traditional extension and a 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. While these are the general differences between orangeries and single-storey extensions, there are many other intricacies when it comes to extensions for your property. We cover some of them in the rest of this blog.

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 extension, it is important to decide how you will use this extra space.

As we have previously mentioned, orangeries can be attached to a kitchen, living room as well as a dining room, playroom or even a music room or home office. Having a well-designed orangery could help improve your lifestyle because of the aforementioned increase in curb appeal as well as the fact that you and your family will have more living space. In addition, you can help to mould what may appeal to prospective buyers in the future.

Are Orangeries More Aesthetically Pleasing?

The beauty of orangeries is you can have them designed to suit your existing property. This gives you the power to select the size, shape and roof style that complements your home’s interior and exterior appearance. Customisation and tailoring a design to meet your own needs is one of the fundamental practises of bespoke joinery – this is one of the many reasons orangeries are amongst the most popular pieces of bespoke joinery we sell. 

However, a traditionally ‘solid’ extension will usually come with a flat roof or tiled roof that will never hold the same appeal and can not be as easily customised.

Our customers who have chosen an orangery in the past, have stated that they chose it because they 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,’ this is providing you will 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, so it is often recommended to submit 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. We supply high-quality bespoke joinery in Derbyshire and our range of products is extensive and all-encompassing. Call us today on 07791248007,  or email us