If we had a pound for every time someone asks this! We never tire of telling our customers though that there isn’t too much of a difference between the three options and that their living space can be whatever they want it to be. In days gone by, a conservatory would predominantly be made up of glass – glass roof, glass walls – but then along came the tiled roof conservatory, a real game-changer. Nowadays, you can also rely on solar control glazing, used to prevent conservatories from overheating and feeling too cold.
As for an orangery, it will normally have brick or aluminium pillars, affording you privacy, warmth, and a luxurious ambience. Most orangeries also have an internal pelmet running around the perimeter of the ceiling, guaranteeing you a superb amount of thermal insulation. For the roof covering you can have a glass lantern, solid tiled roof, or something that’s a cross between the two.