The modern orangery is an extension of your living space into your garden that is bathed in light
At Westbury, we are often asked ‘What is an orangery?’, so here is a brief overview.
Orangeries were once a symbol of prestige and wealth, built on to the residences of the very wealthy in a bid to protect their fruit trees during the colder months. The combination of timber, glass and masonry gives a sense of grandeur and the glazed lantern built into a flat roof is a real showpiece, providing unparalleled natural light and sky views.
Though their sense of luxury remains, the function of such spaces has changed considerably since the 17th century. Whilst some are still used for their original purpose, most residential orangeries are built to provide a fantastic setting for living or dining in.
A wooden orangery extension will be specifically designed to harmonise with your existing dwelling, picking up subtleties of the window design from the original building in order to produce a classic wooden orangery design that will not date.
There is no mistaking the quality of the bespoke orangeries designed by Westbury. Stylish and functional, the modern orangery makes a beautiful and versatile room. Giving shade in the summer and warmth in the winter, an orangery is an ‘all-year-round’ space that never fails to provide the ‘wow’ factor.
Careful choice of colour from Westbury’s own paint range is also essential for your timber orangery. Often a subtle two-tone scheme is used for the joinery and main structural framework which can add depth, dimension and an increased sense of opulence to the final building.
The beauty of choosing a classic timber orangery is that you can achieve depth and character in the joinery that simply cannot be replicated using other materials, combining timeless, heritage appeal with modern-day performance.
We understand the delicate combination of technical and aesthetic elements that make a home uniquely beautiful. When you buy a Westbury Garden Room, we ensure the right balance of proportion, space, light and colour to create the exclusive, luxury feel for which we are renowned; a room that feels truly special.
Our experienced designers of bespoke orangeries are able to offer advice and guide you through the decision-making process so that the result is a stunning and practical timber orangery that perfectly suits your requirements.