Orangeries and conservatories work equally well in both traditional and contemporary settings.  The ultimate stylish alternative to a standard house extension.

A timber orangery or timber conservatory is now the preferred choice for many design conscious homeowners.  The perfect stylish alternative to the standard brick built house extension.

And at Wood & Wisom our bespoke design, manufacture and installation service delivers elegant wooden orangeries and conservatories to homes across the South East.

Built using solid oak or Accoya.  Incorporatiung bi-folding doors and lantern roofs. And tailored to the size and shape of your space.  The result is a light, warm, luxurious new living area in the heart of your home.

The ideal choice for heritage homes

If sympathetically designed, an orangery can be granted planning permission even in a conservation area. At Wood & Wisdom, this is something we have mastered.  Creating orangeries that are respectful of classic sight-lines, giving period authenticity to compliment buildings with traditional architecture.

What is an orangery?

In the 17th and 18th Century wealthy homeowners would install an orangery, a greenhouse like extension, to grow citrus trees and nurture shrubs and exotic plants.  It soon became something of a status symbol, and before long had evolved beyond it’s roots to become an inviting, light-filled space in which to spend time.

Today orangeries, and their modern cousin the conservatory, are still just as aspirational.  Providing a luxurious and elegant way to enjoy the garden 365 days a year.  And to extend your home, without the need for a brick built extension.

Orangery or conservatory?

Orangeries and conservatories are very similar.  But, before you decide what’s right for your home, talk to our experts and understand a little more about the key differences:

  • Conservatories are focused on viewing the garden.  Designed with maximum glazing and minimal brickwork.


  • Orangeries on the other hand are designed to be a light-filled, substantial extension.  Seamlessly integrated into the existing flow of your home.

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