- Orangarie External - Nearing Completion
- Internal View - Moving In
- Quality Work by Skilled Craftsmen
Here are some internal and external pictures on completion of a beautiful orangery extension built in Ripon, North Yorkshire in 2001.
Eight Things to Know about Orangeries
- The forerunner to the conservatory is the Orangery and in the UK dates back to the 17th Century.
- They were stone built with large sash windows and a type of roof known as a lantern roof (an example of which you can see in our pictures).
- The distinction between an orangery and a conservatory has changed over the years and today orangeries are generally defined as having one or more lantern roofs.
- Such lantern roofs are roofs built within a flat roof perimeter, supported on beams and is set within a somewhat heavier framework than the conservatory.
- An Orangery provides a more substantial extension than a conservatory, it is suitable for certain types of listed buildings and, if it is sympathetically designed, can be granted planning permission even in a conservation area.
- Orangeries were originally designed to protect valuable and exotic plants and fruits during winter.
- The Orangery is growing in popularity and is fast becoming the preferred option for modern glazed extensions.
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