Should I have a conservatory or free-standing greenhouse?

A free-standing greenhouse speaks for itself. You install it in a sunny spot in your garden and walk out there if you want to garden or relax. But have you thought about having a conservatory or orangery attached to your house? To make the choice easier, here is a list of advantages of the attached options for you.

With an extension in the form of a conservatory, veranda or orangery, you create an extra living space full of natural light. You step into it and you have a beautiful view of your garden. And it will be nice and warm in your conservatory or veranda. Daylight coming through the glass raises the temperature quickly so that you can enjoy an outdoor feeling in a warm spot, both in autumn and early spring.

And a glazed extension even helps you regulate your interior temperature – during warm days, the warmth builds up and remains in a conservatory or veranda. When it's cold outside but the sun shines through the glass, you can open the connecting doors and let this heat warm up the house. Besides energy efficiency, an extension is also practical for plant care, because you can easily keep an eye on them and integrate utilities such as water, electricity and heating.

Adding a conservatory to your home

A conservatory is a bit like a small glass cottage. When you build a conservatory onto the house, you actually have an extra room. Your conservatory gives you a space to enjoy plenty of light and a pleasant temperature, which ensures that your plants do well, while you can also make the most of the daylight on cooler days. So, you can still enjoy the sensation of sitting outdoors or do a little gardening in late autumn or early spring in absolute comfort. You can choose a special conservatory, veranda or orangery, but in principle all our greenhouses are suitable for building onto a house.

Adding a veranda to your home

A Euro-Serre veranda is an aluminium construction that is specially designed for attaching to a house. Euro-Serre Verandas comprise a polycarbonate roof and glass walls, a combination that ensures a good temperature. This allows you to enjoy a warm spot in your lounge chair even on sunny winter days! The glazed walls give you a sensation of actually being in your garden, but without the discomfort of being exposed to the elements.

Building an Orangery – an original orangery is actually detached from the house. In the 17th century, orangeries were used to show off exotic trees and plants. These beautifully decorated glass buildings were set in the middle of the garden, so that everyone could see them well. Today, an orangery - like a conservatory or veranda - is regularly built against the house too. No need to hide it away in the garden, because our orangeries are great to look at. The difference between a conservatory and an orangery is that the latter is mainly used to relax, allow frost-sensitive plants to overwinter or to give garden parties. An orangery is larger and often higher than a conservatory. The appearance is also different. Orangeries often have a colour finish and roof ridge decoration, making them more luxurious than a hobby greenhouse. 

Mar 25, 2021