Renovations of period and listed properties should always be carefully considered, but orangeries provide a sympathetic way of bringing new life to older homes.
Orangeries are characterised by their sturdier appearances, which makes them distinctive from conservatories. Orangeries have a recognisable ‘pillar’ structure, usually made from brick or metal, which commonly combine with a flat roof. The orangery roof usually incorporates a glazed area, such as a rooflight, and in recent years the apertures between the pillars have increasingly incorporated folding sliding doors.
With their sturdier appearances, orangeries can be designed to match or merge with their parent properties. This makes orangeries perfect for period or listed properties, where they can be tailored uniquely to blend effortlessly with each individual property.
Externally, orangeries have a more traditional style which helps them blend with the parent property to such an extent that in some instances orangeries appear to have always been part of their respective properties. However, this traditional style belies an extremely high-tech, internal construction that incorporates cutting-edge glass design and super efficient energy and thermal ratings.
Modern-day orangeries come with magnificent folding sliding doors, which allow the property and the garden to flow into each other when the doors are fully open; and provide exquisite, unimpeded views from orangeries when the weather is unfavourable. Orangeries also include stunning rooflights, which act as internal, architectural centrepieces for the orangeries, whilst allowing light to flood into the property bringing brightness into the orangeries and their period properties.
Internally, orangeries create a wonderful flow between the old and the new. Homeowners and their guests can step from original properties into orangeries without noticing – all thanks to orangeries’ sturdy structures.
Orangeries also allow homeowners to bring modern styles to period properties, without compromising the traditional features and styles of them. Modern kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms or home ‘hubs’ can be housed in orangeries, subtly adding progressive designs to complement the older styles housed in the original parts of their homes.
As a result, orangeries are more popular than ever as a way of bringing a modern style to traditional properties, whilst respecting their historical integrity.
For more information about the beautiful orangeries designed and created by Apropos and request a brochure please visit www.apropos-tectonic.com or telephone 0800 328 0033.