We get asked this question a lot, quite understandably, and in all honesty, there isn’t that much of a difference between the three and you can have any form of living space you like. As you probably know, a conservatory largely consists of glass – glass roof, glass walls. But many modern conservatories have a tiled roof and dwarf walls which enhance thermal comfort inside this classic style of home extension. You can also request solar control glazing for a conservatory to further weatherproof the room and prevent it from ever overheating or getting too cold.
As for an orangery, that typically has brick or aluminium pillars, great for privacy purposes and warmth, and that also gives it a luxurious feel. A further trademark feature of an orangery is a pelmet around the roof of the building, which also aids with thermal comfort. In terms of its roof, you will find that orangeries have varied roof coverings, such as a glass lantern, solid tiled roof, or something in between the two.