Orangery Extensions

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.
  • We build ’em

Orangery External Picture 1 Orangery External Picture 2 Orangery External Picture 3 Orangery External Picture 4 Stonework by Craftsmen Orangery Internal Picture 1 Orangery Internal Picture 2

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