The million-pound question!
As technology, manufacturing expertise and design has evolved over the years, the lines between these three types of living space have blurred. Quite simply, your living space can be whatever you want it to be!
Traditionally, a conservatory would be something that’s mainly glass; a room with both glass walls and a glass roof that provides stunning views of your garden and sky. However, these days you can get a conservatory with a tiled roof or one with dwarf walls.
A feature of an orangery is its pillars. These and the surrounding brickwork give the room a more luxurious feel and add extra privacy to the space. Orangeries also tend to have a pelmet around the roof which helps with insulation. When it comes to the roof, anything goes!
Conversely, extensions are normally designed to replicate the style and feel of your existing property. Much incorporate solid brickwork and a solid tiled roof. Though these days, the roof can be hybrid in nature and feature full-length glass panels, a lantern or Velux windows.
The choice is yours!