What is a Garden Room?

When looking at a home extension, there are many different options out there, and a recent question we have been asked is, “what is a garden room?” With this question in mind, we realised many of our customers are unsure which glazed extension would suit their properties best.

We have collected commonly asked glazed extension questions and endeavoured to give you the most relevant answers.

What is a garden room?

Typically, all conservatories, orangeries, sunrooms, and pool houses are classed as garden rooms. To be specific, a garden room is defined as a semi-glazed extension with a tiled roof. A garden room extension typically features high rooflines with visually pleasing glazed aspects, creating a spectacular feature. Large glass panes fill the room with natural light emphasising the vaulted ceiling, increasing the sense of space.

Garage Conversion Interior

What is the difference between a conservatory, orangery, and a garden room?

The main differences between a conservatory, orangery and garden room are their construction. Depending on how much glazing is used in the roof shows which type of glazed extension you choose.

A conservatory normally has a fully glazed roof, is versatile in design and structure and offers unique styles to suit any home. A conservatory commonly has an uncomplicated and straightforward construction, meaning they are easily adaptable.

Orangeries, however, are more of a traditional home extension. They feature more brickwork than an average conservatory and blend seamlessly into a property, being subtle and chic. A nice way to think of an orangery is an extension with a suggestion of a conservatory. It offers brickwork with large glass windows and partially glazed roofs, offering a ceiling lantern look.

Garden rooms are a stand-alone extension featuring a tiled roof with high pitched ceilings with more glazing than a bog-standard extension.


What are the benefits of glazed extensions?

Whether you are looking for a conservatory, orangery, or garden room, the most significant advantages to this style of construction are the added space, an influx of stunning natural light, and they add a real wow factor to your home

You can add a new living room, a kitchen, dining room, or even convert a garage into a beautiful new space.

Large Livin Room orangery

What are the uses of a glazed extension?

Glazed extensions of any design add light, space, and regularly offer open plan living areas. A glazed extension can enrich your home. Conservatories, orangeries, and garden rooms can be used for several purposes.

Many of our clients have created stunning kitchens, games rooms, additional living rooms, dining rooms, and office spaces, making their homes work for them.

A popular choice for our customers is to feature open plan designs and is easily achievable with all our glazed extensions no matter the style you choose. Our high-quality, thermally efficient, glassed rooms avoid the well-known problem of being too hot in summer and too cold in winter, so having an open plan glazed extension is practical and achievable. We can bring your glazed extension dreams to life.

Livin Room orangery with stunning decor- glass extension

Modern glazed extensions

The beauty of glazed extensions is their versatility. A modern glazed extension offers a beautiful, well-built room, oozing with style and sophistication. These extensions are affordable yet are high quality and look expensive.

You can choose a contemporary modern style for newly built properties, or if you have a renovation and have a property full of character, traditional styles are equally stunning. Style is all about personal preference, and we know we have what you are looking for. We pride ourselves on high quality and style variety, giving you bespoke style choices.

Orangery with glazed roof

Can I replace my conservatory roof to make it an orangery or glazed extension?

The answer is yes! It is possible to transform an existing conservatory into an orangery or extension, and we at Oakley have the expertise to help you.

If you want to enhance your existing conservatory with a high-performance roof to create a whole new extension, you can choose a range of solid roofs, from tiled to glass roofs. No matter what roof design you choose, you will benefit from all-year-round comfort whilst adding value to your home.

For a truly bespoke design, giving a touch of elegance, adding a lantern roof gives the orangery look and an impressive floor to high ceilings ratio—a spectacular feature to any property. Lantern roofs increase the room’s height, flooding your home with natural light and creating a stunning focal point. You can transform your previous conservatory into something extraordinary.

All roofing options are constructed from industry-leading materials, are long-lasting and will genuinely stand the test of time. You can enjoy your investment for many years to come.

P-shaped conservatory with Livin roof

Bespoke conservatories, orangeries, and glazed extensions in South England

Improve your home with a new elegant, glazed extension. As specialists in glazed installations, our friendly and knowledgeable team understand how to match your ideas with our home improvement solutions. We offer an abundance of styles and designs that will compliment your property and enhance your home to its full potential.

We are here to help, and we are proud of our customer service reputation. We have a comprehensive portfolio of satisfied customers across the South of England. Contact us today and book an appointment or visit our showrooms in Bristol and Newbury and see what we can do for you.

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