Originally designed in the 17th and 18th century as a temporary structure to house citrus fruits in the winter, orangeries soon became a symbol of wealth and were a popular addition to grand homes in the Georgian period. Traditionally, the design was characterised by large windows and a combination of brick and stonewalls with either a flat roof or multiple roof lanterns. Today, unlike conservatories, a modern orangery is built with glass walls and has side elevations partly constructed with hard wood (engineered timber), Oak or stone.

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Benefits of an Orangery


The inclusion of brick pillars means that an orangery can offer more privacy than a conservatory and they can be much easier to heat in the winter. The combination of brick and glass also helps to match the existing character of any home.

Multi-Purpose Living

As orangeries tend to be constructed using brick, they look and act like an extension of your home and provide a multi-purpose living space that can be used as anything from a kitchen and dining room, to a living area. An orangery is a practical choice when looking to add style, space and functionality to a home. When coupled with bi-fold doors, orangeries can also help to increase the amount of natural light into your home, whilst offering an outlook onto your garden.

Design & Style

Orangeries can be designed in a variety of shapes from Victorian, Georgian, Lean-to and Gable. To further enhance your orangery, the addition of downlights and speakers built into the roof offer the opportunity to create a truly bespoke living space, and decorative gutter fascia’s can also be included to provide external details.

Consumer Benefits

When you enter into a contract with a member of DGCOS to install glazing products at your home in England, Scotland, Wales or the Isle of Wight, you should receive the following.

  • Consumer advice line 
    We are on hand to answer any questions you may have once you have entered into a contract with a scheme member.
  • Deposit and stage-payment protection insurance
    This covers up to 25% of the contract value (maximum limit of £5,000) for 120 days, once your installation is registered with us.
  • Insurance-backed guarantee (IBG)
    An IBG provides protection if your installer ceases (stops) trading and cannot honour the terms of their written guarantee. You will receive an IBG once the member has added in a date on our system to show when they completed your installation.
  • Alternative dispute resolution 
    Our expert mediators are always on hand to help resolve any disputes you may have with one of our members.
  • Access to an ombudsman 
    You will have free access to an ombudsman if we cannot settle your complaint.

Please read the consumer advice section to understand the protection you may receive and the obligations you have. Click here to visit the consumer advice section.

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