What’s the difference between a conservatory and an orangery?

Traditionally a conservatory has a glass structure and a pitched glazed roof, and an orangery is a brick structure that features large windows and a lantern. However, the styles have blended over the years and it can be hard to identify what type of extension you want. Due to innovations within the glazing industry, conservatories can now have tiled roofs and roof lanterns, and orangeries can be designed to feature more glazing. Our team of friendly glazing professionals can guide you through the design process to ensure you get the extension you dream of!

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Tiled Roof Conservatory

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The Nottingham Window Company have over 20 years worth of industry knowledge and experience. This extensive experience allows us to provide our wonderful customers with invaluable advice and guidance on their glazed extension projects. We have carefully collated this knowledge into informative content that our customers can discover from the comfort of their own homes. If you’re still looking for more information remember you can contact us and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

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