Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, orangery and sunroom experts. We install a range of high quality, professional orangery options. And this is our guide to everything you should know about gable fronted orangery.
What is a gable fronted orangery?
A gable fronted orangery is a particular design style of orangery that involves a high sloping roof that reaches together at a centre point. While this style of structure is often used for conservatories and sunrooms, it can be a very effective option for orangeries too.
What are the advantages of a gable fronted orangery?
There are a number of advantages to choosing a gable fronted orangery. These advantages and benefits include:
- Dramatic visual style– a gable fronted orangery can be a dramatic and stylish addition to your property, including both new build and period properties. The high slope draws the eye, and the front panels of glass can even be decorative, or designed in a style of your choosing, to really add character and personality to this structural glass home extension.
- High sloping roof- the gable fronted orangery design has a high sloping roof, usually created from glass rather than other orangery options that tend to have a flat roof. This allows more natural light into the property and allows the space to really glow. You can even opt to have these roof glass panels capable of opening, to help air out the space too.
- Practical space- a gable fronted orangery can add practical and usable space to your home that can be used for a number of different purposes, including a home office or study, a living space or even a dining area. Because gable fronted orangeries need to be square or rectangular, the shape is often the most practical for regular use.
What are the considerations for installing gable fronted orangeries?
However, there are a number of considerations that will need to be taken into account for this design. These considerations include:
- The shape of the orangery- gable fronted orangeries will need to be square or rectangle in shape. But even so, if you need a very sizable orangery, a rectangle that is too wide will not be suitable for a gable fronted orangery.
- The type of glass- it is always best to choose thermally efficient glass for any orangery, but as a gable fronted orangery will have more glass used in the roof panels, this is even more important than ever. Thermally efficient glass can prevent warm air from leaving the orangery in winter, and can keep the orangery cool in the summer, preventing it from becoming too hot and unusable.
For more information or for a professional orangery installation designed to meet any requirements of specifications you might have, get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.