The Benefits of Hardwood Orangeries

orangeriesToday, many homeowners face a common dilemma: they want some extra space in their homes, but want to avoid the expense and stress of moving house, or they love their current home too much to leave.

If you’re facing this dilemma, you’ll be pleased to know there are a number of options available to you, including adding a hardwood orangery to your home. In addition to adding a ‘wow’ factor, hardwood orangeries offer the following benefits.


Hardwood is without doubt the best material to use for an orangery, whether it’s a traditional construction or a modern one. Orangeries date back to Victorian times when hardwood was the material of choice, so it gives the structure a more traditional feel. They especially suit period properties, adding to the character of the building, but they also suit many modern homes too. Because wood is a natural material, they give a more natural look and blend in with your garden.


Hardwood is a flexible material to use for your orangery, as there are a wide range of paints, varnishes and stains available to choose between. They require little maintenance or upkeep to look after, but they do offer homeowners the chance to give them a fresh lease of life as the wood can be sanded down and repainted or varnished if you want to change their appearance.

orangeriesEnvironmentally Friendly Material

A renewable and eco-friendly resource, hardwood is the most environmentally friendly material you can choose for your orangery. In addition, hardwood is very thermally efficient, which helps to heat the orangery during the colder months. A hardwood orangery will therefore require less heating than other types of orangeries and, if your structure faces south, it may provide heat for much of your property.

Ample Light & More Privacy

Because orangeries have a more solid structure than conservatories, you benefit from more privacy from any nosy neighbours. However, the roof lanterns mean your room will also benefit from more natural light.

Increase Your Property Value

Adding a hardwood orangery to your property will increase its value by as much as 10 – 20 percent. Not only will you benefit from a higher price if you do ever decide to sell your property, your home will be a more desirable choice to potential buyers because of its stylish, elegant orangery.

If you’re considering adding a hardwood orangery to your home and would like to discuss the benefits in more detail or would like to obtain a quote, contact Renaissance Orangeries today and speak with one of our experienced team.

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