Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, sun room and orangery experts. And we help home owners and property developers create stunning home additions that will meet their requirements. But what is a lean to orangery? And what are the advantages of installing this style of orangery for your property?

What is a lean to orangery?

A lean to orangery is a specific type of orangery. Instead of building an extension in a traditional way, the roof of this orangery is instead connected directly to the property, with just one downward sloping angle. As a result, the orangery looks like it is leaning against the building. Typically, other styles of orangery have flat roofs or even aluminium roof lanterns, gable fronts or other roof designs, instead of just one sloping surface. So what are the advantages to creating this style of orangery?

What are the advantages of a lean to orangery?

There are a number of advantages and benefits to choosing a lean to orangery. These include:

  • Being cost effective- for large rectangular orangery spaces, a lean to option can work out as less expensive than other options. This is because the roof does not require as much detail, and so uses less materials. A lean to orangery can also be quicker to build and install, reducing labour costs. However, the exact cost will also depend on the style and floor plan of the orangery, and your building on the whole. As a result, you will need to plan and design your new orangery with professional support, to find out the perfect option for your budget.
  • Plenty of floor space- the lean to orangery offers the same amount of floor space as other orangery options, even though it can be cheaper to install for some properties. This means that this space can be used effectively for a variety of purposes, including a dining space, kitchen extension, home office or living space. This maximizes the value you can add to your home, for potentially a lower initial cost and outlay.
  • Versatile design- the lean to orangery is a versatile style of orangery. This means that this design is suitable for a range of properties, in a variety of styles and designs, including both period properties and contemporary new build properties too. As a result, even if you change the outward style of your property over time, the lean to orangery will still be a stylish and attractive addition, increasing the curb appeal and wow factor of your property.
  • Easier to maintain- because the roof on a lean to orangery is a sloping style along one plane from top to bottom, this is much easier to keep clean and maintain than a flat roof. This is because the rainwater will often wash the debris away driving it down from the top of the roof, without allowing leaves and rubbish to become stuck to the roof. This can prevent ponding problems, and roofing problems. However, this does mean that you may need to wash the windows and structural glass more frequently, because of this dirt being washed down from the roof.

For more information or for professional advice about your new sun room or orangery, get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.

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