As their name implies, orangeries were originally used for the cultivation of exotic fruits, like oranges and lemons. Today, they have evolved into a modern structure that offers you the feel of an extension but with the light of a conservatory.
Classic orangeries were separate from the main building and usually built from glass, stone and iron, but the term has become far broader more recently. They’re now primarily built from brick/stone and uPVC, with high efficiency glass allowing the light in but also keeping it comfortably cool inside.
The modern orangery is now a living space, or sunroom, that can be used all year round. Here, at Eliments, we have a range of orangeries specially designed to fit in with both your home and your budget…
The Pavilion Orangery
This orangery has plastered walls inside, with optional down lights around the ceiling, but still keeps the traditional appearance from the outside. This makes an aesthetically pleasing addition to most properties.
The Pavilion orangery can be constructed in either an Edwardian or Victorian shape.
The Knavesmire Orangery
The Knavemire is for those who want the outside to look as grand as the inside. It has the same attributes as the Pavilion, but with the extra feature of a stylish grand guttering system on the outside, to make the whole look distinctly different from a traditional conservatory.
The Knavesmire orangery can also be constructed in either an Edwardian or Victorian style.
The Melrose Orangery
This orangery uses a steel portal frame to bear the weight of the roof, thus allowing smaller brick pillars and larger windows. Also, the roof sits on top of the walls, allowing for a smaller plastered ceiling and a larger roof. Therefore, more natural light enters the orangery, especially with smaller constructions.
The Melrose also benefits from a decorative GRP cornice fascia around the perimeter of the roof, giving the orangery a truly grand feel.
The Melrose orangery is only available in the Edwardian shape.
The Ebor Orangery
This style of orangery is for the most part a masonry-built building, where the brickwork goes past the roof, giving it the appearance of a brick extension. However, hidden inside the roof construction is a large glass area to let the light flood in.
The Ebor can be built with a wide choice of different coping stones for around the top of the external brick work. Different styles of brick patterns can also be built in, and around, the construction to make it suit any type of home.
The Ebor orangery is restricted to the Edwardian shape.