Trends in Orangeries & Garden Rooms
27 July 2018
Whilst we are still in the ideal weather conditions for conducting photo shoots, it seems like a good time to reflect on previous years' photography to look for design trends and themes that might emerge.
Choice of paint colour is an obvious area to start with, as this is something that is unique to each and every design. We will return to that in a separate article in the coming weeks. For now, we will pick a key photo shoot from each of the past five years and show you how design tastes and styles have evolved.
Of course, working with a completely bespoke manufacturer like David Salisbury means no two projects are ever the same. However, each design has to end up being based on a particular type of structure, whether this be an orangery, conservatory or garden room.
There has, however, been one particular type of extension that has been predominant for some years now and that is the orangery.
The difference between this type of extension and the perhaps more well-known conservatory has been well-documented over the years, but we'll remind you in any case. The main technical difference relates to how the roof of each is constructed. A very simple rule of thumb is that a conservatory has a glazed roof, whereas an orangery tends to have a solid perimeter roof with roof lanterns to allow light in.
Our oak framed buildings have enjoyed consistent demand over the years, no doubt helped by the reputation of oak as an excellent building material that stands the test of time.
A variation on an orangery, a garden room like this project shown here in Bath, has also become more popular. Characterised by their solid roofs, this form of extension really lends itself to the style of indoor/outdoor living that is becoming more of a trend.
Over the past couple of years, we have also an increase in enquiries for bespoke swimming pool enclosures. Whilst this might have felt less necessary with the Summer weather we have been enjoying, the severity of the last Winter and the opportunity to enjoy the benefit all year round are perhaps helping to stimulate this trend.
So orangeries continue to lead the way, whether painted or in oak. Over the coming weeks, we will look at our colours and examine how choices of paint finish have changed over the past few years.