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An Orangery, the ultimate addition to your home in Cornwall and Devon

By Lorrbrit  |  Posted: June 13, 2012

  • Orangery, Orangeries, Bude Windows, Devon

  • Night time view of an orangery, relax in an orangery

  • Outside view of a recent Orangery Installation, Widemouth Bay, Bude, Cornwall

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The orangery preceded the conservatory and dates back mainly to the17th Century in Northern Europe and was adopted in England mainly by stately homes and were originally designed to protect valuable fruits i.e oranges and limes during the cold winter months and latterly in the 18th Century exotic plants. Orangeries were often South facing to take advantage of the sun. Today orangeries are proving even more popular in Devon and Cornwall because of the extra sunshine we allegedly have here in the South West.

Early orangeries had large windows and doors within a stone building and were often a stand alone feature.

Today, orangeries retain a unique character that sets them apart from other conservatories, but the distinction between them has evolved over the years and now orangeries are generally defined as the new generation conservatory, providing a traditional or contemporary addition to your home.

Orangeries allow you to create a warm and inviting environment for your home, it will become a focal point for social occasions, somewhere in which you will be pleased to entertain guests, somewhere your family can relax in total comfort, regardless of the weather outside!

Rather than being a detached building, an orangery is a modern way to extend your home as they still create a relaxing and entertaining space that is often modern, unique and a feature room in any property. An orangery, with its greater mass of columns, pilasters and classic details creates a striking visual impact and contributes to the overall appeal of your home with a robust and permanent presence.

An orangery is often a more practical solution, than a conservatory, for people who wish to extend their home and use the extra space all year round or open to the existing house. The brick or stone will provide better insulation during the colder months whilst the large percentage of glazing still provides a light and airy space.

Orangeries also feel more part of your existing build due to the use of walls and glazing providing all the best features of a conservatory and a traditional brick extension combined. This is especially important in Devon and Cornwall because of the unique nature of its buildings, be it the granite walls of Devon and Cornwall or the natural stone of Cornwall. 

The fundamental difference between an orangery and a conservatory is its structure, a conservatory is generally regarded as a temporary non integral part of the property, whereas an orangery becomes an integral part of your home.

At Bude Windows & Conservatories Ltd in Cornwall we also use the top of the range Celsius Elite roof glass. With its blue tint and premium abilities, Celsius Elite is the ultimate performance glazing.

Celsius Elite is the first performance glass on the market to achieve a U-value of 0.9

Glass that can help to keep homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter, whilst offering other benefits such as minimal maintenance, ease of cleaning and much more besides.

Impressive modern technological features combined with a subtle blue tint in the glass helps ensure that unwanted glare is kept to a minimum allowing for all year round enjoyment of your orangery. Other features mean heat from inside the home is reflected back into the property, whilst excessive solar heat is deflected away. Celsius is one of the few glazings on the market to offer this unique combination of heat reflection and thermal insulation.

Heat Reflection: 78%

Celsius Elite reflects approximately 3 times more solar energy than standard glass.

U-value: 0.9

U-value measures internal heat loss, the lower the number, the greater the insulation.

UV Protection: 94%

Reduces the effect of harmful UV rays allowing greater protection of your furniture and fabrics.

Easy Clean

The Easy Clean coating reduces the requirement of manual cleaning, as it enables water to run off the glass taking most dirt and grime with it.

Visible Light Transmission: 34%

Celsius Elite softens the impact of natural light through the roof of your conservatory, for increased comfort.

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  • Lorrbrit  |  June 14 2012, 8:41AM

    Can I firstly point out that actually Cornwall is in England for those who were unsure. The information that orangeries came to England was sourced from the internet presumably as a fact, I am sorry once again if I have offended our Scottish and Welsh society but I cannot change history. This Advertorial was posted under the advertising section of this site and rather than run a basic advert that is the norm I try and make my posts more interesting. Bude Windows & Conservatories Ltd pay £12000.00 per year to use this site to promote our goods and services and fully intend to carry on doing so. Businesses especially nowawdays survive by hard work, good products and obviously a need to let people know exactly what we can provide. We employ several local people and feel that a lot of faceless people are just using this site to cause problems for the actual workers of this society. I did read the advertorial several times before sending and even now cannot see how it can possibly be offensive? Thank you Charlespk and Big_Ger for speaking sense. It is a shame that this site does seem to encourage a lot of negativity from faceless people and hope that people will see beyond the trouble makers.

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  • Big_Ger  |  June 14 2012, 8:28AM

    There's a rather lovely Orangery in the old Imperial hotel in Exeter, which is now a Wetherspoons inn. I was treated to lunch there a little while back by a client. Good food and great ales.

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  • williaia2  |  June 13 2012, 11:25PM

    So initially wasn't adopted in Wales, Scotland or Cornwall. The English could afford them I suppose.

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  • Big_Ger  |  June 13 2012, 8:32PM

    Dear god, envy is never a pretty sight is it.

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  • Charlespk  |  June 13 2012, 6:52PM

    The History of The Orangery. http://tinyurl.com/ceocfzf (open in a new window)

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  • Charlespk  |  June 13 2012, 6:44PM

    Don't talk rubbish. . This site is not a charity or a social service for the unemployed. . It's the advertising that pays for it. . A lot of Intelligent people do use this Bude Windows & Conservatories Ltd. . Just ignore those comments.

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  • chuckjaeger  |  June 13 2012, 6:26PM

    Agreed, go away. Does your company more harm than good.

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  • Lorrbrit  |  June 13 2012, 6:01PM

    This was added under Advertorial - sorry if it offends - but this is part of what the site is about

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  • Morenwyn  |  June 13 2012, 4:31PM

    Why is this news?

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  • Restart  |  June 13 2012, 1:58PM

    Go away.

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