The classic style of the orangery originated in the 17th century when they were first used by the nobility to cultivate citrus fruit and other exotic plants. In the 18th century they became fashionable with wealthy homeowners as a pleasing setting for summer entertaining.
For many, an orangery bridges a gap – it is more formal and room-like than a conservatory and offers far more light and wow factor than an ordinary brick-built extension.
Arena are finding that more and more people are considering an Orangery as a popular way of adding light and space to a home. The essence of an orangery is that whilst offering exceptional light they are a more substantial building than a traditional conservatory, combining masonry with glass to give and outstanding finished living space.