Orangeries became popular in the 17th century for growing exotic fruits and plants, with orange trees being the main intended plant for propagation- this is where the name orangery originated. Following the induction of orange and lime trees, more exotic plants were housed. Samples of these plants were brought back by the wealthy who could afford to travel and were able to pay for the upkeep of these delicate plants in the cold English winters. Orangeries soon became a status symbol amongst the wealthiest.
Today's Orangeries are elegant extensions with light flooding down from the roof and through tall glass windows to create a refined addition to any home.
Orangeries provide a unique multi-purpose living space for every home, from kitchen extensions, living rooms, dining rooms or play rooms.
The choice of roof on an Orangery is extremely important; there are many options available today including self-cleaning glass.
Glass roofs dramatically improves the vision area from within an Orangery and allows for more natural sunlight, and instantly gives an Orangery that all important wow factor.
Low E glass has a microscopic metal coating which reflects the heat back into the room, double glazed units which incorporate this glass offer 33% better than conventional insulating glass units, therefore keeping your home warmer and reducing .
Self-Cleaning Glass is a revolutionary self-cleaning coating which can be applied to glass as part of the manufacturing process, which means that it is fused to the surface of the glass and therefore lasts the lifetime of the pane. The coating uses the rain and natural light from the sun to efficiently combat the dirt and grime that accumulates on the outside of the window. By reducing the need for manual cleaning it provides the ideal solution for keeping those dangerous or hard to reach areas clean, leaving you more time to relax and enjoy the Orangery.