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A frequent enquiry we receive at Glass Houses is; “what is the difference between an orangery and a conservatory and which should I choose for my house?

Well, firstly you need to decide what you want to get out of your extension. Here is a brief insight as to how the traditional conservatory and orangery came about, the purpose of materials that are available and the development of the structure to help you decide which is suitable for your home.

Cold feet from freezing floors, the bane of early mornings! It draws the heat out of your body faster than the milk isle in Waitrose, causes one to play hopscotch from rug to rug and, worst of all, makes a room feel unwelcoming, even if the radiator is glowing! It is especially pronounced in the Winter, but even in Summer a flagstone floor can send a chill running up your spine.