Made fashionable in the 17th century, orangeries, sunrooms, garden rooms and conservatories traditionally allowed the gentry to enjoy exotic or delicate flowers and fruit in their grounds that would otherwise not have survived in colder climates. Today their main function is, of course, to allow the appreciation of beautiful outdoor views without the need to suffer a cold or wet environment!
All of these structures feature mainly glass walls - the main difference between them is their different roof components. Oak orangeries tend to have a flat opaque roof, sometimes with a glass lantern in the centre, which can be vented. Oak sun rooms (also called garden rooms) tend to have a fully pitched tile or slate roof, like a small oak house. An oak conservatory, on the other hand, usually has a fully glazed oak frame roof and walls.
Oak garden rooms and orangeries can be more desirable than oak conservatories as they are much less susceptible to overheating during the summer or heat loss in the winter, as they have very well insulated roofs.
Whatever your preference, using our own encapsulated glazing system, which we have developed over our many years of experience, we can provide a complete jointing solution between the oak frame and the glazing. We are so confident with Oakmasters' Encapsulated Glazing System, that we provide a 12 year guarantee as standard.
We fuse modern design and technology with traditional master craftsmanship to produce imaginative and impressive oak buildings, individually crafted specifically to our customers’ specifications.
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View or download our latest e-brochure online here: Oak Conservatory / Sunroom, Orangery and Garden Room Brochure, or request a hard copy by post here.
Our oak frame houses and extensions always bear the hallmarks of our extremely high standards. We finish all our components with enormous care and attention to detail. In addition our building and design services are completely flexible. We offer: