What is a conservatory and is it worth opting for?


Conservatories have recently become increasingly popular after a gap of many years. Investing in a conservatory at home does not have to be very expensive, however, you need to bet on the right building materials and also choose high-quality window and door systems. All of this translates into the comfort of the space.

Despite its name, a conservatory can be a great place to relax at virtually any time of the year. You can grow exotic plants in it, which of course require their own microclimate. It is also a place to simply relax – at practically any time. Here are the most important advantages of having a conservatory at home.

What is a conservatory?

A winter garden, or in other words an orangery, is a glazed room where you can place plants that will flourish all year round. It is a glass structure that rests on profiles made of steel, aluminium, PVC or wood. Winter gardens were very popular among the elite of the late 19th and early 20th century – when exotic getaways became popular among the rich. A conservatory in the home was therefore a way for them to showcase exotic plants from faraway lands. Such large glazed areas were therefore popular in palaces and manor houses, but they also appeared in parks and botanical gardens.

Today, everyone can afford a conservatory at home. It is a great solution not only for gardening enthusiasts, but the glazed terrace is also a perfect place to relax – both on cold autumn and winter evenings, as well as in the spring sunshine and on a hot summer day. The enclosed space means that you don’t have to worry about intrusive insects, as well as outside noises and penetrating low temperatures. Nowadays, the conservatory is a solution that is very often used in catering and hotel establishments – providing a great place, for example, to eat in natural surroundings while remaining in comfortable thermal conditions at all times.

Technically, there are two basic types of conservatory:

  • warm conservatory – these can be used, for example, as a leisure area or additional living room and can be used to enjoy the proximity of nature, even during the coldest months of the year;
  • cold winter garden – this is a solution that is less common, as the low temperatures do not encourage people to spend time there;

Winter garden – what are the advantages of large glazing in the home?

The winter garden – glazed terrace is a solution that has a number of advantages. Among the advantages of building a conservatory next to a house, restaurant, hotel or other commercial building are:

  • total absence of intrusive insects;
  • great addition to the garden space and enhancement of the architecture of the building;
  • enabling you to relax and unwind whatever the weather, all year round;
  • a garden with a winter garden.
  • winter garden – a glazed terrace gives a significant extension to the living area, and in the case of commercial developments, to the hotel or restaurant area;
  • they are a great addition to the building architecture.
  • improves the thermal balance of the building;
  • a specific microclimate is created in the orangery;
  • winter garden offers the possibility of growing exotic plants there;
  • stabilisation of indoor air humidity;

Winter garden – how to plan the construction, what to pay attention to?

When planning the construction of a conservatory next to the house, it is necessary to think about its internal design, decoration, lighting, but very important are also issues related to efficient ventilation, as well as the selection of appropriate materials. It is worth betting on high-quality window and door systems, which will provide adequate thermal insulation. A conservatory must also be made according to the design – so it is worth betting on one that is aesthetically pleasing, matches the architecture of the building and enables maintenance of all thermal insulation parameters. If you follow these rules, a conservatory in your house, restaurant, hotel, etc. will turn out to be a very good solution.

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