Allerton Windows

Conservatory or Orangery?

By Liam Patton on 19th November 2019 (updated: 5th January 2022) in News

Elegant Orangery Interior

Working throughout the North West including Liverpool and the Wirral, Allerton Windows specialise in the construction of orangeries and conservatories.

Our extensive collection offers you a huge variety of orangeries, conservatories and sunrooms in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes, perfect for enhancing your home and lifestyle.

What’s The Difference Between a Conservatory or an Orangery?

There isn’t always a huge difference between orangeries and conservatories, although they have some different characteristics. Both emerged at similar times in the 16th century and both were used to keep oranges and other fruit trees alive throughout the British winter.

In England, a structure is classed as a conservatory if at least 50% of its walls are glazed, as well as 75% of the ceiling, although it is often a higher percentage than that. The glass either spans the entirety of the walls or a small dwarf wall of around two feet is built to support the windows. Orangeries tend to have a higher proportion of brickwork and can appear more like a natural house extension than a separate room.

Classic Wood Effect Orangery


Double Hipped Conservatory


Our Orangeries and Conservatories

All of the glass we use is from Celsius, which is among the highest quality glass available and absolutely perfect for conservatories and orangeries. We have three different options to choose from depending on the location and usage of the structure, all of which have a minimum of 58% heat reflection and as little as 38% visible light transmission. Thanks to the construction of these argon-filled windows you can both reflect external heat and insulate interior warmth.

Rainfall and traffic noise are massively reduced when compared with polycarbonate, and Celsius’ Easy Clean technology reduces the need for time-consuming manual cleaning by enabling rainwater to bead and run off the glass, taking dirt with it.

Our conservatories and orangeries are also made with Liniar systems, which are all completely lead-free, multi-chambered PVCu profile designs which go well beyond the British Standards for weather performance. Choose from dozens of effects, styles and door options with noiseless glide and an effortless opening mechanism.

For your security, Liniar’s patented ModLok system in conjunction with Yale helps to keep your extension safe; meanwhile, our ten-year guarantee against fading, cracking and warping means that you’ll never need to treat or paint your conservatory or orangery again!

For an effortless and effective addition to your home, contact Allerton Windows, or browse through our other services.